shonishin (shō·nē·shēn),

n pediatric acupuncture techniques such as tapping, scraping, or rubbing with rounded or blunt instruments rather than needles. “Children's needle” was developed in Japan in the mid-1700s in the Osaka region and remains popular today. See also acupuncture.
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College of Acupuncture, Norway) explains the use of shonishin, a non-insertion acupuncture technique used with infants and children.