Standard acupuncture is usually not recommended for children under 10 years old. Instead, a technique called Shonishen is used. This is a gentle, noninvasive manual technique using various tools to massage, lightly tap, scrape, or roll over the acupuncture points and channels. This procedure is extremely effective and causes no discomfort to the child.
For more information, please see ‘Children’s Health Issues‘, detailed under Commonly Treated Problems.