The Centre for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is specialised in paediatric treatments for babies and children. Our drug-free, safe treatments promote overall health, wellbeing and vitality, boost immunity, reduce the incidence and severity of a range of health issues, and support development through childhood and beyond.


Children’s bodies are developing more quickly than at any other stage in their lives. Their organ systems are very sensitive, their immunity is still developing, and their digestive systems are weak, leaving them prone to various illnesses.


Using holistic traditional Chinese medicine, balance can be restored and a child’s capacity to heal quickly and effectively can be enhanced, leading to a quick recovery.


We use a gentle and effective non-needle method similar to acupressure for children, called Shonishin. Shonishin uses specialised tools and techniques that stimulate acupoints and meridians


using rubbing, tapping and pressing methods on the surface of the body. No needles are used and children generally find the treatment very relaxing and fun, as no pain or discomfort is felt.


Shonishin is used to treat children of all ages from newborns to toddlers and up, and they often experience an improvement after just a few 20 minute sessions. It can also benefit healthy children by promoting overall health and preventing disease. We can teach parents some basic techniques so you can continue treatments at home.


In many cases, children’s conditions can be most effectively treated with a combination of Shonishin, Chinese herbs and dietary modifications.


We can assist with treatment for a wide variety of health issues including:



• Allergies

• Anxiety

• Asthma

• Bed wetting

• Coughs and colds

• Colic

• Constipation

• Diarrhea

• Ear infections/Earaches

• Flu symptoms

• Headaches

• Nausea

• Reflux

• Stomach aches

• Teething

• Pre and post immunisation support


Children’s Health