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Join Thomas Wernicke, a leading practitioner and international teacher of Shonishin, on Friday 1st April for an exciting opportunity to find out more about this effective and specialised form of Japanese acupuncture for babies and children.

Shonishin, or paediatric acupuncture, has been successfully practiced in Japan for over 250 years and is also called ‘acupuncture without needles’. Instead of acupuncture needles, Shonishin works with a specially designed rounded tip instrument, using gentle stroking and tapping techniques along meridian pathways and on acupuncture points.

Thomas Wernicke’s authoritative book is one of the first resources in English on Shonishin and with its safe, quick and effective treatments, Shonishin is increasingly catching the attention of therapists world-wide. Covering history, theory and clinical practice, Wernicke will explore how Shonishin is used with young children, from babies and toddlers to school-age children, to treat a range of behavioural issues and physical conditions such as KISS syndrome, sleep-disturbances, allergies and asthma. He will expand on how the techniques can be adapted for use with adults and older people to provide an alternative, non-invasive treatment.

The talk will be of value to therapists interested in learning more about this type treatment, including practitioners of Chinese and Japanese medicine, traditional acupuncture and shiatsu, craniosacral and occupational therapists, and physiotherapists who have knowledge and experience of working with classical meridians.

Tickets cost £5 and are redeemable against purchases of the book signed by the author on the day (usual price: £24.99). Please call 0207 388 6704 to book your place.

Author Thomas Wernicke is a GP, acupuncturist and homeopath. He is a leading practitioner and international teacher of Shonishin, having trained extensively with Sensei Masanori Tanioka in Japan. He runs professional training courses in Shonishin in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Australia and Japan, drawing on his extensive practice. He is a member and official advisor to the Japanese Scientific Society of Paediatric Acupuncture (Osaka) and President of the International Society of Traditional Japanese Medicine (IGTJM).

We are delighted to announce that Shonishin Professional Training will begin in the UK in 2016, starting with the three day course Shonishin 1 from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October held at AcuMedic. More information about the course will be given at the talk.