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Shonishin is a method of pediatric massage using tools to rhythmically scrape and tap the meridians and points on the body. If the child is comfortable with the use of needles, treatments can involve insertions of very thin-gauged needles. The method was developed in Japan, but is based on Chinese medicine.
Shonishin can be performed as maintenance on well children; when the body experiences illness or disharmony, treatments can happen more frequently, even daily. Many childhood illnesses can be addressed using Shonishin, such as frequent colds, fevers, ear infections, asthma, ADD, ADHD, and any pain or dysfunction in the body. Shonishin increases blood flow, helps with stagnation, and boosts the immune system while also calming the spirit.