I came to think of pediatric acupuncture as an oxymoron when I was a student at Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the 90's. We had a special clinic for children and I heard an occasional yip or scream when I passed the treatment room. I decided to forgo that specialty and concentrated on adult treatments. A few years after graduating from the program, I continued to train in Japanese classical acupuncture and was introduced to shoni-shin which is Japanese pediatric acupuncture (sho / little; ni / children; shin / needle).