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Pediatric Acupuncture

Using a style of Pediatric Acupuncture called Shonishin - Shoni meaning Child or Young, and Shin meaning Needle - I am able to treat Babies, Children & Adolescents for a variety of ailments. Small Japanese Tools (instruments) are used on the skin to assist Youngsters from a few months old into their teenage years.

Trained in Boston by Master Kuwahara Sensei, L.Ac., renowned for his Pediatric Techniques, I treat the following common complaints:

  • Stomach & GI complaints, including Food sensitivities
  • Difficulty sleeping/other Sleep concerns, dreams, etc.
  • Respiratory conditions: Asthma, Coughing, Colds & Flus
  • Learning &  Focusing: Autism & ADHD
  • Emotions & Bonding: Colic in Babies, Anxiety & Fear
  • Behavioral: Hyperactivity as well as Lack of Energy
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Weight Management: Failure to Thrive in Babies as well as Obesity
  • Physical Injuries from Accidents, Sports or Dance

The Tools that I use are gently rubbed on the Energetic pathways (used in Adult treatments as well) but children do not feel the sensation of a needle point - because no needles are used. These Non-Insertive techniques using specific Tools are as simple as rubbing & tapping. Movement of energy and blood flow are comfortable for children and Parents are at ease with these gentle techniques.

Acupuncture for Babies, Children & Teens is effective, gentle & balancing. Both Children & their Parents feel good about coming for a Natural Way to be Healthy.


The Acupuncture Center of Rochester

Fertility, Family & Pediatrics

          The Laurelton Building

500 Helendale Road, Rochester, NY 14609      

Suite 130

Text/Call: 585-551-0176