Acupuncture and moxibustion therapies can be very effective in the treatment of children’s diseases, and in Japan many children come to the acupuncture clinic. The main techniques are performed using needles specifically developed for the treatment of children. These are non-insertive techniques such as pointing, rubbing, tapping and scratching. Therefore, children can enjoy the treatment without being afraid.
Class teaches participants how to perform acupuncture on children, using needles specifically developed for the treatment of children, and using non-Insertive techniques such as Taishin, Zanshin, Enshin are three of the ancient nine needles described in the Ling Shu and they regulate the Ki and blood without being inserted. Those are often used on adult and children alike. They’re various needles and uses will cover. Students will learn Japanese meridian therapy for children focusing on the pulse diagnosis approaches developed by experienced practitioners Japan.
Shonihari: in Portland OR
Traditional Japanese Medicine Seminars of Portland
Daishi style ShonihariAn Introduction to Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture
Junko Shudo, LAc. Japan
October 14-15 2017
Meridian Therapy with Shonihari
T. Koei Kuwahara, LAc
December 2-3 2017
75 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209
$395 (Professionals) $285 (Students) 13 NCCAOM
Expand your practice; offer treatment options for children
Daishi Shoni Hari is the most popular shonishin style in Japan; like all shonishin styles it is a gentle and effective treatment that requires no needle insertion. These completely pleasant treatments are easily provided to kids of all ages (newborns – 12yrs); they enjoy them so much…and they work so well! Kuwahara Sensei has been practicing for 40+ years He is one of only two people allowed by Tanioka Masanori Sensei, who holds this family lineage of Daishi Hari, to teach this style of treatment in the West. This is his first visit to Portland and is an opportunity to study with a genuine master. This
At the completion of this seminar you will learn: • How to recognize and treat the most common pediatric complaints • Unique diagnostic techniques with special emphasis on the refinement of your palpation & touch • How to adjust the simple, yet challenging, techniques of daishi shonihari to account for the age and level of health of the patient • How to give a whole-body shonishin treatment for all ages
Seminar at a Glance Shoni-Hari (sho=small, ni=child, Hari=Classical acupuncture) is a unique and specialized pediatric style of acupuncture that became renowned in the 1700s in the Osaka region of Japan. It is a safe and gentle treatment using special pediatric needles lightly stroked on acupuncture points and meridians; needles are not inserted into the skin. This event will teach you unique techniques for treating the most common conditions within the pediatric population. No experience needed; yet perfect for those looking to deepen their knowledge. This program will provide ample time to explore not only how to work with children, but how to utilize non-insertive acupuncture tools, e.g. Enshin & Teishin. Several treatment protocols will be covered with ample time for practice.
Junko Shuto LAc. is the daughter of Masanori Tanioka-sensei. Health concerns make it impossible for Tanioka-sensei to travel from Japan, so he is sending his daughter in the full knowledge that her decades of clinical and teaching experience equip her well to represent the family lineage (established in 1888). Shuto-sensei began her studies at an early age under the watch of her father and later graduated from Osaka Acupuncture College in 1997 (now Morinomiya Medical School). She is Vice President of the Society of Taishi Shoni-Hari. She has been an acupuncturist on-site at kindergartens and has provided home-visiting Acupuncture care for children of all ages. She is regarded as a master in the field and excited to be coming to Portland.
Takayuki Koei Kuwahara, LAc has been practicing Acupuncture and Ki therapy for forty years in Boston and Japan, employing both Japanese styles classical Acupuncture and Medical Ki therapy. After graduating from Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 1979, he went on to complete an intensive five-year apprenticeship with Fukushima Kodo, renowned master and developer of the Toyo Hari system of acupuncture. Having taught for the Toyo Hari Association for 15 years, Mr. Kuwahara now teaches his own unique style of acupuncture that draws from the various systems practiced by his teachers: Sensei Masamichi Shimada (Kototama) Tetsuo Shiomi, Masakazu Ikeda, Denmei Shudo (Meridian therapy), Kunsei Kudo (Bloodletting), Masato Nakagawa (Shinkiko/ Ki-therapy), Masanori Tanioka (Pediatrics). Since visiting to New England School Acupuncture as a guest instructor in 1991, he has continued teaching several courses and advanced training seminars worldwide. He is the editor of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture –Fundamentals and Clinical Guide of Meridian Therapy, and of numerous acupuncture articles. He has practiced Aikido and Iaido for 45 years. He lives in Watertown, MA USA and maintains a private practice.
Set up treatment room for Shonihari, cautions and contraindications
¨ Practice root with Teishin and local treatment with Taishi-hari, Jaku-san, and or other tools
¨ Demo. tx.
Week 11 (9) 3/31
Brief information of other approaches (tools and techniques) that are press spheres, warming moxa, direct/indirect moxa, press tacks, intradermal, bloodletting, cupping and “home treatment”
¨ Practice root and local treatment with Taishi-hari, Jaku-san, Teishin and or other tools
¨ Demo. tx.
Week 12 (10) 4/7
Treatment of common pathologies: “Kanmushi (Irritable Bug Syndrome)”and ADHD.
¨ Practice whole Shonihari
¨ Demo. tx.
Week 13 (11) 4/14
Treatment of common pathologies: Asthma, Foods allergies, Ear infections, indigestion, vomiting, colic and dyspepsia, diarrhea, constipation, nasal catarrh, chronic rhinitis, tonsillitis, mumps, stuttering, Bedwetting, Weakened immune system, Weak constitution and "failure to thrive" syndrome, eczema; urticarial.
¨ Practice whole Shonihari
¨ Demo. tx.
Week 14 (12) 4/21
★ Practical Test:
¨ Show your whole Shonihari tx. on your classmate to assistant teacher.
¨ It’s dx. and tx. should be done within 10 minutes.
★ Short essay; (It is 3 pages of essay printed in 10- point type.
¨ Also It has to be in on 24th of April with email to email@example.com.)
¨ Theme of short essay “The most important things for success practice on Shonihari”
Whole Shoni-Hari Practice
Tanioka sensei in NESA
Topics:Shonihari experience (Lecturer gives treatment to student) How to hold a Shonihari needle and how to use? Tapping the needle headReview, two-person and three–person training, and tapping a needle head Treat each other with Shonihari needle Advanced Shonihari, the “Jakusan” How to guide a parent? Essence and Hari practicePulse and Hara Dx. and super light palpation to find treatment area and points.