Shonishin (Pediatric Acupuncture)
Acupuncture has been a successful treatment method for 5000 years. However, for babies and children, it is not possible to leave the needles in their place after penetrating the skin. Therefore, a specialised acupuncture method called Shonoshin was developed for this group of patients at the beginning of 1900s in Osaka, Japan, which is recently widely used in Europe and US.
Discarding the needle use unlike the general acupuncture application, along with its high efficiency, has made it grown in acceptance and many Shonishin centers have been opened in western countries.
Shonishin allows physicians to treat children of any age without fear and discomfort. In this method various tools are used instead of needles, with which the specialist strokes wide body surfaces with an intention of rubbing/applying pressure.
This method is successfully performed in infants with constant gas problems, and birebir for conditions that are hard to treat, including spasms tikler, resistant diarrhea, constipation, night peeing. In addition it is used for relief of agitated children, general anxiety. It recently has started to be used in Turkey and has been spreading rapidly.