Pediatric Treatments & Shonishin

Clear Stream is proud to provide both Traditional Chinese Medicine Pediatric treatments and Japanese Shonishin Pediatric needle free treatments. Traditional Chinese Medicine Pediatric treatments use small and usually pain free needles as well as a variety of other tools to treat children from newborns and on up. Both TCM Pediatric and Shonishin are wonderful and gentle systems for nurturing emotional well-being, strengthening the immune system, and treating disease patterns. 

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What is Shonishin?

Shonishin is the ancient Japanese treatment that serves as an alternative to acupuncture that does not involve needles that puncture the skin. Instead, Shonishin employes gentle instruments to stroke, rub, tap, and press the skin to give different kinds of gentle stimulation.

Who can benefit from Shonishin?

Traditionally, Shonishin is targeted to children but is also effective for those afraid of needles, the elderly, and those with a weakened health suffering from:

  • Colic
  • Eczema and skin disorders
  • Low or weak Immunity
  • Digestive Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Emotional imbalances
  • Low energy
  • Respiratory problems, childhood asthma, upper respiratory infection
  • Pain and injuries
  • Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD), Hyperactivity, Learning difficulties
  • Colds, Flu, runny nose, cough
  • Fevers
  • Ear Infections
  • Allergies and food sensitivities

Shonishin and pediatric herbal medicine have given Spencer the opportunity to bring his practice of medicine in line with his lifelong love of working with children. With over 15 years of working with kids as a preschool teacher, in youth crisis shelters, therapeutic clinics, as a traveling circus performer, and as a mentor and nanny, Spencer has had myriad opportunities to work with kids of all ages as they go through difficult physical, mental and emotional transitions.

Throughout Spencer's practice of medicine he has found acupuncture and herbal medicine to be a great tool for helping young patients with physical, emotional and developmental hurdles. With the added benefit of this incredible system of needle-free pediatric treatments I am now able to offer an even greater level of care and support with natural pediatric healthcare.

 Phone: (978)494-4864                E-mail:              501(c)(3) EIN 45-4338056                     © Spencer Ames 2014