(needle-free pediatric acupuncture) with Eva
Private appointment, 15 minutes $45
Tracing its roots back to 17th century Osaka, this specialized technique was developed specifically for infants and children up to the age of seven. It has been used with some success in treating a wide variety of conditions, including colic, indigestion, GERD, constipation, diarrhea, ADHD, allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, bedwetting, and stuttering.
Shoshinin's gentle, non-invasive treatment techniques involve non-inserted tools rhythmically stroked or tapped upon the skin to produce a variety of gentle stimulation sensations. Sometimes a press sphere--a tiny round ball--is taped in place and left for a few hours to stimulate an acupuncture point.
A child's treatments will usually be short in duration, generally taking only one to five minutes, with older children usually requiring longer treatments. The technique is most effective when given several times per week until the symptoms are alleviated, at which point I can teach parents to perform the procedures at home (a silver teaspoon makes an ideal home-based Shonishin tool) allowing you to perform daily treatments between visits. Regardless of your child's medical condition, Shonishin should only be administered after you have consulted your medical doctor.