Acupuncture for Kids and Baby (Shoni-hari)
Are you parent who thinks, "Acupuncture for kids? no way! scary! painful!"?
When people hear the word acupuncture, they tend to think of big painful needle pierecing through skin. Well, it is not true for japanese style acupuncture in general, let alone Shoni-hari or "acupuncture for children". Shoni-hari or Shonishin roots back to 17th century Osaka in Japan (and ultimately to ancient China), this specialized acupuncture technique was developed specifically for infants and children. Instead of using inserted needle, Practitioners usually use various tools to stimulate skin surface gently, and stimulate sensing receptors on skin and by more complicated biochemical and energetic reaction stimulaye human brain and the organs of the body's immune system recieve this signal and maintain homeostasis. This mechanism explains how Skin, Brain, and Sense of Well Being are connected.
Shonishin/Shoni-hari offers a viable alternative to pharmaceuticals in the treatment of childhood health problems--everything from behavioral and emotional to many physical conditions. It has been used with some success in treating infants and children afflicted with a wide variety of conditions, including colic, indigestion, GERD, constipation, and diarrhea. It has even shown some success in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), "kanmushi", allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, bedwetting, and stuttering. Children as young as one month old have been effectively treated.
Dr. Yudhi Gejali mainly use Daishi-Ryu Shonihari techniques in his clincial practice for treating children. It produces more "feel good" sensation in children and usually they will feel more relax and calm after the treatment.
"If kids smile more, the Mom will smile more. And the Father will also smile more."