Pediatrics

Children as young as one month can be effectively treated using shonishin, a Japanese technique. Instead of inserting needles, practitioners of shonishin employ light tapping, brushing, or rubbing along entire channels or at specific acupuncture points. Because children are quite sensitive and have a lot of energy, shonishin can be very effective in balancing children and restoring their natural state of health without using needles. Shonishin can be generally be used on children up to age 7. After the age of 7-8, we find that using acupuncture needles are more effective.

Common childhood conditions that we treat include digestive disorders, asthma, bedwetting, constipation, diarrhea, eczema, insomnia, hyperactivity, emotional stress, headaches, teething and seasonal allergies.