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About us

About us

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.


About Shonihari

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.

History

2007
15-Apr
Initial Meeting for establishment (at Hyogo Shinkyu College)
2007
15-Apr
Kojiro Megumi became the first President of the society ~Aug. 2015
2007
3-Nov
1st Academic Meeting(at Hyogo Shigaku Hall)
2008
21-Sep
2nd Academic Meeting(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2009
4-Oct
3rd Academic Meeting(at National Institution for Youth Education)
2009
9-Aug
Registration with a general incorporated association
2009
3-Oct
4th Academic Meeting(at Kobe Women’s University, Education centre)
2011
April~
Donation for the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami damage that occurred on March 11.
Supporting volunteer activities of our member in the disaster area. Deliver contributions from Germany and the United States to “Sufferer Support team / Miyagi Acupuncture Volunteer “.
2011
23-Sep
5th Academic Meeting(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2011
29,30-Oct
Lecture presented at the 1st academic meeting of IGTJM【International Society of Traditional Japanese Medicine】 (in Germany, Hoechst Castle,Frankfurt)
2011
30-Sep
6th Academic Meeting(at Campus Plaza Kyoto)
2013
21-Apr
Ist Special Workshop「Theory and Practice of Pediatric Acupuncture」
(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2013
23-Sep
7th Academic Meeting(at Hyogo Prefecture Citizens’ Hall)
2014
12-Apr
2nd Special Workshop「Basics and practices of pediatric acupuncture treatment.」
(at Miyagino-Ku, Central Citizens’ Centre, Sendai)
2014
28-Sep
8th Academic Meeting(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2015
25-May
3rd Special Workshop「Pediatric acupuncture for children with developmental disabilities」
(Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2015
May
Contributed an article for NAJOM(North American Journal of Oriental Medicine)
2015
27-Sep
9th Academic Meeting(at Winc Aichi)
2015
1-Sep
Etsuko Inoue became the 2nd President of the society(~present)
2016
24-Sep
Commemorative ceremony were held for the 10th anniversary(at Himeji City Hall)
2016
Sep-24,25
10th Academic Meeting(at Himeji City Hall)
2016
Nov-5,6
WFAS Tokyo/Lecture presented at Tsukuba 2016(at Tsukuba International Congress Centre)
2016
Nov
Enlightening leaflet “Shonihari from 0-years old ” were compiled and distributed
2017
Mar
Contributed an article for NAJOM(North American Journal of Oriental Medicine))
Vol.24 No.69, March2017※joint authorship
2017
9-Apr
4th Special Workshop「To present case reports and case studies of pediatric acupuncture in academic meeting and academic journals」(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2017
9-Apr
1st qualification exam for Certified Pediatric Acupuncturist
(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2017
4-Jun
5th Special Workshop「Pediatric acupuncture for dementia」
(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2017
4-Jun
Signed an academic agreement with IGTJM (International Society of Traditional
Japanese Medicine)(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2017
1-Oct
11th Academic Meeting(at Morinomiya College of Medical Arts and Sciences)
2018
8-Apr
6th Special Workshop「Treatment of atopic dermatitis」(at Hyogo Shinkyu College )
2018
6-Sep
6th BIONAT2018、Lecture presented at 2nd Congress of the Cuban Society of Bioenergetic and Naturalist Medicine-BIONAT (Cuba・Havana International Convention Center)
2018
30-Sep
12th Academic Meeting(at National Olympics Memorial Youth Center)Canceled due to typhoon No. 21 
2018
Nov-24,25
Lecture presented at 46th academic meeting for the Japan Traditional Acupuncture and
Moxibustion (TJAM) Society (in Ritsumeikan Ibaraki future plaza)
2019
Mar-22,23
Paticipation for International Congress of TCM 2019 ”TCM meets TJM”
(in Germany・Mannheim, Congress Center)
2019
7-Apr
6th Special Workshop「Understanding developmental disorders and responding with Pediatric acupuncture」(at Hyogo Shinkyu College )
2019
27-Oct
13th Academic Meeting(at Hyogo Prefecture Citizens’ Hall)
2020
30-May
Homepage renewal
2020
21-Jun
6th Special Workshop「Applying Shonihari for Night-time crying, 83 actual practical cases」
(Web distribution)

Board Members

President
(Representative Director)
Etsuko Inoue
Vice President
(Director)
Yoshiaki Kida
Director
Masanori Tanioka
Director
(Academic)
Shin Suzuki
Director
Kenji Tsukamoto
Director
(Secretary General)
Teppei Sato
Director
Junko Shuto
Director
Rie(Nishihara)Kuwahara
Auditor
Seiji Tagashira
Auditor
Eiji Kurokawa
Executive Adviser
Naomichi Shimizu
Executive Adviser
Munehisa Tamada
Executive Adviser
Kojiro Megumi
Consultant
Thomas Wernicke
Consultant
Koei Kuwahara
Consultant
Mitsuko Sato
Consultant
Toku Takahashi
Academic meetings/Workshop
Notice of the 14th Academic Meeting

Notice of the 14th Academic Meeting

“The application of Shonihari to the adult.”

Date
November 1, 2020 (Sunday) 09:30-17:00
Place
Morinomiya College of Medical arts and Sciences / Annex Building 4F
(Due to the spread of the Covid-19, depending on the circumstance of pandemic, the academic meeting might be distributed via Zoom web system.)
Program
(Lecturer)
Special Lecture
Ohhaku Minatani, Haruo Yoshimura, et al
Educational oral session
General oral session
Case reports from members
Abstract Submission:Please Click here

Deadline for Abstruct Submission: August 31 (Monday), 2020
Hands-on experience
Experiencing various Shonihari by lecturers and Certified pediatric acupuncturists
Participation fee
Members 6,000yen
Students 4,000yen
Non-members 9,000yen
(1,000 yen will be discounted when applied by Oct. 1)
form
Application form:Please Click here
QR
(Application form)

Workshop

Deadline for Application: 0ctober 24 (Saturday), 2020
Secretariat of The Japanese society of Pediatric Acupuncture

E-mail
nihon@shonihari.jp
FAX
078-221-1589

How to apply: Click here

Seminar to improve the expertise

The 8th Special Workshop / Seminar to improve the expertise ③

“Applying Shonihari for Night-time crying, -83 actual practical cases-
It has finished.

Date
June 21, 2020 (Sunday) 13:30-17:00
Place
Web distribution via Zoom Meeting
Program
(Lecturer)
Mari Nakamura (Acupuncturist, Director, Mari Shinkyu-in)
Ryoko Takahashi (Acupuncturist, Mari Shinkyu-in)
Shunji Sakaguchi (Professor, Kansai University of health sciences)
Contents
From clinical practice to the evidence for Pediatric Acupuncture will be presented, and experienced instructors will be all gathering.
Multifaceted presentation will be given on the tips for the treatment with night-time crying obtained from many case studies.
We expect the participants to acquire the skills responding to “Night-time crying” with confidence.
Participation fee
Members: 3,000yen
Students: 500yen
Non-members: 4,000yen

Inquiry
Secretariat of The Japanese society of Pediatric Acupuncture
E-mail
nihon@shonihari.jp
FAX
078-221-1589

Certified Pediatric Acupuncturist

What is 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 highest standard treatment equally by Shonihari which promotes the 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

Member Ship

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 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

Membership application Procedure
  • STEP1Application form

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    PDF file

    Please send membership application form by E-mail



  • STEP2 Admission fee
    annual fee
    transfer bank details

    Bank name:Japan Post Bank
    Account number:00920-9-270329
    Name 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.

    Admission fee

    Transfer
    (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

  • STEP3Admission approval

    Your enrollment will be completed upon confirming your payment and approval of your qualification.

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Publications

Shonihari Leaflet
(Leaflet about Pediatric Acupuncture)
This is enlightening leaflet for pediatric acupuncture. With this leaflet, the mechanism, effects, and conditions treated for pediatric acupuncture are summarized and made it 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

Journal

Journals : Price for everyone: 2,000 yen per copy (excluding postage)

Year volume Table of Cotents Availability
2008 1 PDF
2009 2 PDF
2010 3 PDF
2011 4 PDF
2013 5.6 Combined Volume PDF
2014 7 PDF
2015 8 PDF
2016 9 PDF ×
2017 10 PDF ×
2018 11 PDF
2019 12 PDF

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Abstract

Abstracts(Academic Meetings):Price for everyone:1,000 yen per copy (excluding postage)

Academic Meeting Place Program Availability
1st(2007) Kobe PDF
2nd(2008) Osaka PDF ×
3rd(2009) Tokyo PDF
4th(2010) Kobe PDF
5th(2011) Osaka PDF ×
6th(2012) Kyoto PDF
7th(2013) Kobe PDF
8th(2014) Osaka PDF
9th(2015) Nagoya PDF
10th(2016) Himeji PDF
11th(2017) Osaka PDF
12th(2018) Tokyo PDF
13th(2019) Kobe PDF

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