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Shonishin Japanese Pediatrics Weekend Workshop

Venue: Australian Shiatsu College

Course duration: 2 Days

Cost: $595

Themes and Topics

This seminar is intended as an introduction to the 250-year-old methods of Shonishin.

Treatment of specific conditions such as hyperactivity, bedwetting, night terrors, weak constitutions, asthma, fever, immunization side-effects, ear infections, contusions, insect bites, eczema and neuromotor-related problems will be discussed and demonstrated.  

As the workshops will involve as much hands-on practice as possible, the participants are required to have the following supplies:

  • Gold grade moxa, incense sticks, lighter and moxa ring
  • Semi-pure grade moxa
  • Stainless steel press spheres
  • Shonishin tools that will be available for purchase at the seminar

There will also be a demonstration of many other non-insertion tools that are possible for more advanced treatment strategies.  


Shonishin or “Children Needle” Therapy is a unique Japanese form of pediatric acupuncture. It is applicable to children of all ages from newborns to toddlers and up. The approach primarily emphasizes non-inserted treatment methods to very delicate needle techniques.

The seminar will cover:

  • Shonishin Instruments
  • Japanese Pediatric Theory
  • Determining primary pattern
  • The General Whole Body Treatment
  • Hyodo’s needling protocol
  • Press Spheres
  • Japanese Moxabustion protocols of Irie and Shiroda
  • Dr Manaka’s treatment strategies
  • Home recommendations    

What You Can Expect To Learn

  • To be able to understand how Paediatric physiology is different from adults.
  • An introduction to Shonishin Principles and tools.
  • Shonishin precautions, contraindications and how to treat a variety of common childhood illnesses.

Learning Outcomes

  • You will considerably improve your diagnostic and assessment skills of children’s illnesses.
  • You will also develop a greater sense of qi sensitivity through applying new techniques with non-insertive painless tools.
  • You will learn a thorough East Asian Medical model that will allow you to give treatments beyond symptomatic relief.  


Full priceEarly Bird *
*must be paid in full by 2nd October 2022


12-13th November, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


$100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Refund policy

The deposit of $100 is non-refundable.

Balance refundable if cancellation is given 14 days before workshop commencement.


The Australian Shiatsu College, 103 Evans St, Brunswick VIC


Shiatsu practitioner, student or bodyworker

CPD&E points


Should you have any questions about this workshop please contact the college directly.

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