Paediatric Acupuncture 2017-04-14T18:53:39+00:00

Paediatric Japanese Acupuncture (Shonishin)

Paediatric Japanese Acupuncture also known as Shonishin, is a form of East Asian medicine which has been helping children feel better for thousands of years. As a health care alternative for children, Shonishin is effective both as preventative care and in treating acute and chronic conditions. It is safe, drug-free, holistic and curative.

Shonishin addresses the need for safe, specialized, non-insertion acupuncture therapy techniques for infants and children. Shonishin involves delicate massage applied to acupuncture channel lines using specialised Japanese paediatric tools designed to stimulate acupuncture points, bring qi to the surface and move it along the channels. Shonishin treatment can be performed in 10 to 20 minutes depending on the age of the child and severity of the illness. Even the most reticent and guarded child will find Shonishin a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

 Reflux (baby) & Mastitus

The arrival of my baby girl was so precious. However it turned into a nightmare once she was diagnosed with Reflux. She was most unsettled, cried a lot and was obviously distressed. After weeks of persevering with prescription medicine, she was treated by Nina. It was wonderful to see her have a decent feed and sleep. After only 4 treatments, my little girl is a different baby and so much happier. The difference is astounding. Nina also helped me overcome Mastitis. After the arrival of my baby, I was having bouts of Mastitis every 2 to 3 weeks. Antibiotics were not helping, and were affecting my health. During my most recent attack of Mastitis, I visited Nina and within hours the pain and tenderness had subsided. I continued the treatments and a few weeks on, there has been NO Mastitis and no engorgement or other mastitis triggers.  


Shonishin is an effective treatment for a range of common paediatric conditions including:

Respiratory Disorders

  • Flu and colds
  • Cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma

Digestive disorders

  • Stomach aches
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Teething
  • Nutritional impairment

Sleep disorders

  • Insomnia
  • Bedwetting
  • Sleepwalking
  • Lethargy

Constitution problems

  • Hyperactivity
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning disabilities, including ADHD
  • Headaches Insomnia
  • Failure to thrive

Other benefits
Following Shonishin treatment, it is quite common for the child to show marked improvement in other aspects of their daily lives. It has been noted that a child’s spirit, happiness, energy, and vitality blossom. In this way, Shonishin or Japanese Paediatric Acupuncture can be beneficial for easing children though the many changes they have to go through in their lives.