Shonishin is a form of pediatric acupuncture, however no needles are used and there is no penetration of the the skin, Shonishin literally translates as sho "little", ni "children", and shin "needle". Dr. McCormick combines the use of low level laser with Shonishin for a modern, gentle and highly effective style of approach to this pediatric therapy.
Shonishin has its roots back to 17th century in Japan and (even hundreds of years prior in China), this specialized non-needle "acupuncture technique" was developed specifically for infants and children up to the age of seven. Shonishin offers an alternative to pharmaceuticals in the treatment of childhood health problems especially when combined with a pediatric Chinese herbal formulas. There are a wide variety of conditions that are helped from behavioral and emotional to physical concerns. Shonishin successfully addresses infants and children suffering from: colic, indigestion, GERD, constipation, and diarrhea. It has even shown some success in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), allergies, asthma, eczema, hives, bedwetting, and stuttering.