The text begins with an overview of the underlying principles of Shonishin and the special tools and needles used to gently press, tap, scratch, rub, and stroke the child's skin without penetrating it. The expert author then outlines root and symptomatic approaches and techniques, followed by detailed information on how to manage a wide range of specific problems and diseases. This form of treatment works wonders for example for common respiratory and digestive ailments, ear infections, allergies, and many more.
- One of the leading experts in Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture demonstrates how to do Shonishin and shows real treatments in form of a practical workshop online
- 48 cases from around the world cover which tools and methods work best for different patients, showing a range of treatment ideas, methods, and results available with the techniques described in the book
- 140 illustrations, photos, and diagrams complement the text throughout
This unique, user-friendly guide is a must-have for all acupuncturists - regardless of style of practice - students and teachers of acupuncture as well as pediatricians who also use acupuncture. The basic treatment has the added advantage of being easily taught to parents so that they can use it regularly at home, thus increasing frequency of treatment and allowing parents to participate actively in the treatment of their children.