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Shonishin - japanische Kinderakupunktur - die Wurzelbehandlung

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Samstag, 23.05.2020
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In the field of Japanese acupuncture there are highly specialised treatment approaches for the treatment of babies and children. Principal among these is the system of ‘Shonishin’, which uses simple tapping and stroking techniques for a general ‘non-pattern’ based treatment appropriate for almost all children and paediatric conditions. In addition to this, practitioners often want to modify the treatment methods they use on adults so that they can be used on children. This workshop will cover the modification of the traditional acupuncture system ‘Keiraku Chiryo’ or Meridian Therapy and explain how to use it on babies, toddlers, young children and older children. The basic approach is easy to apply regardless of your background as an acupuncturist.

Keiraku Chiryo is a traditional acupuncture system that developed in the 1920s and 1930s in Japan. Today it represents the more commonly found ‘traditional’ acupuncture approach in Japan. Over the last sixty years different ways of applying this treatment approach have evolved so that there are different forms of Meridian Therapy, but there are a number of core ideas, methods and patterns of diagnosis and treatment that are common across these variations. The workshop will first explain the core theories, diagnostic methods and patterns and treatments of those patterns. It will then explain how the system is modified on babies, toddlers and small children and then on older children. On younger children needles are not inserted for this treatment. On older children it is also not usually necessary to insert needles for effective treatment, but sometimes it is necessary to insert needles, the variations in treatment techniques will be taught both by demonstration and practice. This flexibility of treatment approach is important since children do not generally like to be needled and often become upset or scared by the needling. Using this treatment approach, it is easy to by-pass this fearfulness and apply comfortable and effective treatments. When you treat children using the Shonishin and Meridian Therapy approaches it is often surprising to see the rapid effects on the patient.

The lecturer outlined the use of Meridian Therapy in paediatrics in his book ‘Shonishin.’ This workshop will cover this in much more details, with practice and feedback to the techniques. Participants will practice the diagnosis and treatment with needles of the core root treatment and will practice the non-inserted needle technique used for smaller children and babies.

Stephen Birch is a well-known practitioner and instructor of Japanese acupuncture. He practices in Holland and teaches around Europe. He is author/co-author of a number of books including ’Chasing the Dragon’s Tail’,’ Japanese Acupuncture’, ‘Understanding Acupuncture’ and ‘Hara Diagnosis’. He is the author of the specialised paediatric acupuncture book ‘Shonishin – Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture’ (Thieme Medical Publishers, 2nd edition, 2016). He is also co-editor with Rodriguez and Cabrer Mir of a 2014 edited book on qi and the jingmai ‘Restoring order in health and Chinese medicine: Studies of the development and use of qi and the channels.’ Dr Birch has also practiced acupuncture for 38 years, is a researcher and well-known instructor of acupuncture, especially Japanese acupuncture approaches and techniques.

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