The Japanese society of pediatric acupuncture is committed for the further development of Shonihari with its continuous study and promotion on Shonihari, means of we are aimed to contribute for the health promotion of all children. In order to reach to our above-mentioned goal, the following activities and business are conducted.
(1) Activities and Business related to research on pediatric acupuncture
(2) Publishing of journals for academic society and of other related publications
(3) Collaboration and exchange with related organizations and institutions domestic and abroad
(4) Activities and business incidental to or related to the above-listed (1)(2)(3)
The Japanese society of pediatric acupuncture were established in April 2007 aiming to contribute to child’s health promotion through the treatment of Shonihari, and researching and promoting Shonihari.
Since then, we hold the academic meeting in various places in Japan, interacting with overseas practitioners, and striving to promote Shonihari.
In this opportunity, we applied for a general incorporated association, aiming to carry out activities with a high public interest and to promote Shonihari to the public extensively, and it was approved on August 9, 2010.
We will make further efforts to activities for the health promotion of all children by Shonihari treatment.
Shonihari (Pediatric acupuncture, also known as Shonishin in Japan) was developed as a form of acupuncture specifically for children and actively practiced from the latter part of the Edo Period. It became established in a unique way over time as a specialized acupuncture technique in Japan.
Shonihari’s main distinguishing feature is that instead of inserting needles, needle-like tools are used with rubbing the surface of the skin or gently tapping and repeated contact on the skin.*
Adapted to symptoms of the individual child, the areas (meridian or acupuncture points) where effect expected are treated. This acupuncture technique using very light stimulation is comforting for infants and children so that some children fall asleep during the treatment.
The duration of one treatment is very short as two-to-five minutes, but it relaxes the child and improves symptoms of autonomic nerves, night-time crying, Kan-mushi (tantrums and squealing), constipation, indigestion, and nocturnal enuresis.
In recent years, treatments are also applied for school refusal and developmental disorders.
Mainly, the age range for Shonihari is from infancy to elementary school age (from 0 to about 12).
Recently this technique is practicing not only to children but also to older children (junior high school and high school students), adults with symptoms of autonomic nerves, aging adults with dementia – thus its potential of Shonihari’s effective come to draw attention.
Regarding the mechanism of “Shonihari”, currently the research is underway about the effect of stimulation on the skin enhancing the release of neurochemicals and balancing the autonomic nervous system is underway.
*Generally for children, above-mentioned technique of pediatric acupuncture is mainly applied, but in some cases, normal acupuncture (inserting needles) or moxibustion may also add to be applied adapted to the symptoms and diseases.
Notice of the 15th Academic Meeting
“Focusing on pediatric acupuncture in Japanese traditional medicine.”This event is finished.
The 9th Special Workshop / Seminar to improve the expertise④
“Differentiation of pediatric Common Disease, -Not to miss any warning signs (red flag)-” This event is finished.
Deadline for Application: June 13 (Sunday), 2021
Secretariat of The Japanese Society of Pediatric Acupuncture
Notice of the 14th Academic Meeting
“The application of Shonihari to the adult.” This event is finished.
Deadline for Application: 0ctober 24 (Saturday), 2020
Secretariat of The Japanese society of Pediatric Acupuncture
Certified Pediatric Acupuncturist
What is a Certified pediatric acupuncturist?
One of the objectives of the academic society is developing acupuncturists capable of the high skills for Shonihari so that more children would be able to receive the benefit of the highest standard treatment equally by Shonihari which promotes healthy development.
A member who has high standard skills of pediatric acupuncture with satisfying certain conditions, thus who is constantly studying and striving to promote, we qualify as Certified pediatric acupuncturist.
List of Certified Pediatric Acupuncturists
(as of November 2019) Link
The Japanese society of pediatrics acupuncture offers three kinds of memberships as follows.
(1) Regular member
Companies or individuals who agree with our objectives and have joined the membership.
(2) Student member
Students of the Acupuncturist training facility who agree with our objectives and have joined the membership.
(3) Supporting member
A person who has joined to support the business and activities of this corporation.
Admission fee/Annual fee
(1) Regular member:
Admission fee 2,000 yen
Annual membership fee 5,000 yen / per year
(2) Student member:
Admission fee 2,000 yen
Annual membership fee 2,000 yen/ per year
(3) Supporting member:
Admission fee 0 yen
Annual membership fee 10,000 yen / per year
Bank name: Japan Post BankAccount number:00920-9-270329Name of payee:日本小児はり学会（The Japanese Society of Pediatric Acupuncture）Admission fee/Annual fee: Please make remittance of the admission fee and the annual membership fee to the above Japan Post Bank account.
Transfer（１）Regular member Admission fee 2,000 yen Annual membership fee 5,000 yen / per year（２）Student member Admission fee 2,000 yenAnnual membership fee 2,000 yen / per year（３）Supporting member Admission fee 0 yenAnnual membership fee 10,000 yen / per year
Your enrollment will be completed upon confirming your payment and approval of your qualification.
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(Leaflet about Pediatric Acupuncture)
This is an enlightening leaflet for pediatric acupuncture. With this leaflet, the mechanism, effects, and conditions treated for pediatric acupuncture are summarized and made easy to understand. Please make use of it to promote pediatric acupuncture at events and your clinics.
Price of Japanese leaflet for Members : 50 copies 1,250yen
Price of Japanese leaflet for Non-member : 50 copies 2,500yen
Price of English leaflet for Members : 50 copies 2,500yen
Price of English leaflet for Non-member : 50 copies 5,000yen
Journals : Price for everyone: 2,000 yen per copy (excluding postage)
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