Written by an internationally known expert on Shonishin, Japanese Paediatric Acupuncture introduces and teaches this Japanese approach to treatment of babies and children with modified acupuncture methods. In his book, Stephen Birch focuses on the most important feature in the treatment of children and babies: patient-comfort. The non-inserted treatment methods, like pressing, rubbing, and tapping, are neither painful nor scary to children, thus making treatment more effective. After an introduction to the history of Shonishin, readers find concise information on treatment principles and tools of treatment, the root treatment approaches and techniques, as well as symptomatic treatment approaches and techniques. The largest section is clinically based with numerous case histories on various indications, showing a range of treatment ideas, methods, and results with the techniques described in the book. The material presented is easy to learn, supported by various illustrations, facilitating rapid decision making when facing the child in the clinic. The author also describes how a simplified home treatment can be administered by the parent(s) to speed up the treatment process and help manage the child’s problems. The accompanying DVD summarizes lectures and demonstrates the use of instruments. In form of a practical workshop, it gives a number of clinical examples of treatment which will help the readers learn the techniques and practice their skills. Stephen Birch is an internationally known and famous Shonishin specialist. He is head of a Japanese Acupuncture Clinic in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Associate Professor at the Oslo University College of Acupuncture, Norway.
Hardcover, 408 Pages., 65 illustrations
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