Shonishin is a Japanese treatment modality created for infants and children. Shonishin is non-invasive (no needles) and treatment includes using a variety of gentle tools to stimulate acupuncture points.

Stimulating the selected acupuncture points influences the body to express any pathogens (virus, bacteria, etc.), therefore rebalancing the body and strengthening the immune system to promote healing. I generally utilizes a combination of Shonishin, Chinese herbal medicine and dietary therapy.

Shonishin is ideal for infants and children with reoccurring or chronic illness and is especially effective in rebalancing the body after antibiotic, steroid or pharmaceutical treatment. Common conditions effectively treated include:

  • Respiratory Conditions:
    • cough
    • common cold
    • sore throat
    • ear infections
    • tonsillitis
    • asthma
    • allergies
  • Skin:
    • eczema
    • acne
    • rashes
  • Weak Immune System
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Digestive Disorders:
    •  diarrhea
    •  constipation
    •  nausea
    •  low appetite
    •  abdominal pain
  • Emotional:
    •  insomnia
    • hyperactivity
    •  attention deficit disorder
    •  colic