Monthly Drop-in Acupressure for LIttle Kids
Drop in for a monthly shonishin wellness treatment for your little kids. Here is why you should bring your kids. As much as you ask your kids to cover their mouth when they cough or blow their nose into a tissues, kids bring germs home for the whole family, that can’t be controlled. Monthly acupressure and shonishin treatments strengthen your kid’s immune system. For you that means colds and flus are not as frequent, don’t last as long and don’t knock your kid down as hard. What’s not to like? Needles? Nope, shonishin (show-knee-shin) is a non-needle technique that involves gently brushing and tapping the skin of arms, legs, back and belly. Most little ones relax into the treatment or play with toys while its happening - no need to stay still! Make a morning of being downtown and head to Madison Children’s Museum or the Farmer’s Market after your treatment. These treatments are intended to be preventative, so you child doesn’t need to be struggling with anything in order to benefit. If your child has a tendency to get colds easily, often has ear infections or coughs, trouble pooping, tummy-aches, easily emotional or angry, rashes, then I would highly recommend treatment at least monthly.
Here are the details:
- First Saturday of the month (2019: April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7)
- Most suited for kids 5 and under
- $25 first kid / $15 additional siblings
- Coffee provided for parents by Cafe Domestique (gotta take care of the adults too in order to really take care of the little ones!)
- 9:00-11:30am - Stop in before you head to the Children’s Museum or Farmer’s Market
- Drop in only 214 N. Hamilton St, suite 100
- Treatments take up to 10 minutes
- Have you child wear loose fitting clothing or be comfortable taking their shirt off
Acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective way to address your child’s health concerns. It stimulates several processes that activate the body’s own innate healing potential. Acupuncture is compatible with other systems of health care and kids love it! Once they know the routine, the children start to climb on the treatment table as soon as they walk into the treatment room.
We use the term “taps” for children instead of needle. This more accurately describes the process of needles being painlessly tapped in and immediately removed. For older kids and teens, the taps may be left in for a few minutes. Usually nothing is felt at all. If there is any discomfort, it is often described as a mosquito bite.
For those not ready for taps, there are several other equally effective non-needle techniques. In addition to taps, other tools include Shonishin – a Japanese modality of brushing and tapping the acupoints, Tuina acupressure massage, herbal tinctures and dietary modifications.
No matter the technique, pediatric acupuncture treatments are brief and gentle, lasting for only a few minutes. Kids don’t need to sit or lay still, they can play with toys during the session.
pediatric Acupuncture can help with:
· Digestion: colic, tummy aches, diarrhea, constipation, food sensitivities
· Respiration: asthma, bronchitis, sinus infections, rhinitis, allergies
· Immunity: colds and flus, ear infections, recurrent infections
· Sleep: sleep problems, nightmares, bedwetting
· Musculoskeletal: sprains, strains, bruises, growing pains
· Mood: ADD/ADHD, anxiety
· Skin: eczema, itching, rashes
Wanting even more information? Or have questions that weren’t answered? Please reach out! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call me: 608-205-8596.