There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
— Nelson Mandela
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Neonatal & Pediatric Health

Tuina · Food Therapy · ShoniSHin · acupuncture

Children of all ages greatly benefit from gentle, natural therapies like tuina, which is Traditional Chinese Medicine’s bodywork and translates to “pushing and grasping.” Shonishin originates from Japan and is a needle-free, noninvasive technique that creates similar effects as acupuncture and tuina. In newborn infants and toddlers, touch therapy may be able to help with healthy weight gain, relieve symptoms like discomfort from gas, colic, constipation, and congestion. Tuina can help promote growth and enhance immune system function, while assisting with proper neurological and cardiovascular development. No matter the age of your child, creating a daily routine of healthy and appropriate touch can provide a special time of communication that fosters love, compassion, and respect, on top of physical benefits that last a lifetime. Read below to find more issues that these powerful, yet mellow, pediatric therapies can help relieve.

  • Gastrointestinal upset
    • Colic, gas
    • Diarrhea, constipation
    • Indigestion, GERD
  • Dermatological
    • Eczema
    • Diaper rashes
    • Baby acne
    • Hives
  • Immune system enhancement
    • Cold, flu
    • Thrush (candida)
    • Hand-foot-mouth disease
    • Jaundice
    • Ear infections
  • Musculoskeletal development
    • Growing pains
  • Bed wetting
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Teething
  • Respiratory
    • Asthma
    • Allergies
  • Tips for bonding, soothing a crying baby, and reading baby’s cues