Sean Quigley R.Ac
Sean uses classical techniques and traditional diagnosis
Sean believes in evidence-based protocols and advancements in acupuncture research and techniques
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)
Yinstill practitioner and associate
“If you are in chronic or acute pain, or seek support for reproductive health, pregnancy or stress related conditions, I have the experience, skills and education to help. I believe that traditional and modern medicine should complement each other to best serve the patient.”
Welcome to Kingston Acupuncture Clinic with Sean Quigley, Registered Acupuncturist. Located five minutes from downtown Kingston, in the Woolen Mill Building.
His mission is to help accomplish your health goals in a drug-free, painless, compassionate, and efficient way.
“I aim to educate people in a safe environment while offering them comprehensive care. I understand that many people have anxiety about acupuncture, so I have created a comfortable environment and am happy to answer any questions or concerns. By combining modern and traditional techniques, I give my patients the best acupuncture care in the Kingston area.”
A a registered acupuncturist in Ontario, Sean graduated from the respected International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. He has mentored with masters of acupuncture and completed postgraduate studies in reproductive health and pain management. He has additional degrees from the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia in anthropology and education.
Sean is incredibly passionate about the power of acupuncture to get people healthy and keep them healthy, and with regular treatment he has seen incredible results and successes.
When not in the clinic Sean loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, gardening, playing music or immersing himself in nature and exploring all the amazing things that Kingston and the Thousand Islands have to offer.
Hello, my experiences with acupuncture and Chinese medicine started many years ago. Living in Taiwan for 7 years established my connection to this tradition as I embraced the culture of exercise and health, mainly with my experience and training in KungFu, TaiChi and the practice of QiGong, China’s ancient art of standing meditation, breathing and stretching. Practising helped to change my health for the better, as well as nurture an interest and studies around acupuncture and other ways of being healthy.
I had the opportunity to meet many incredible practitioners of not only martial arts, but also masters of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to see how it is used to support good health and integrate with the hospitals and community healthcare.
Returning to Canada I continued to seek out alternative therapies for chronic shoulder/back pain I was experiencing due to an old injury - a dislocation of the AC joint in my shoulder. I found that regular acupuncture treatments with electroacupuncture, combined with cupping therapy worked wonders, greatly reducing my pain and improving range of motion - serious long term effects. At this time I committed myself to becoming an expert in acupuncture and working towards sharing these treatments with others.
My story continues with how I got started with acupuncture and pregnancy / fertility. My oldest daughter is 8 years old - she was born just after I started my training for acupuncture. At around 36 weeks pregnant my wife was in a yoga class doing downward dog, and she swears that's the moment baby flipped to breech! We went to an acupuncturist and learned a technique to support better positioning for the baby - it didn't work for us (we were a little too far towards term, 34 weeks is better timing for this to work) Even though this technique wasn't successful for us, I was amazed at the movement and energy it gave to the baby and uterus. My wife said that it was like the baby was trying to flip inside her, but wasn't able. Luckily my daughter was turned manually by a MD at 38-39 weeks, and we were able to have a (relatively) normal labour.
For our second child, I was able to give my wife acupuncture/acupressure for many weeks leading up to labour, and she had a VBAC birth with no medication during labour - as well, she was able to sleep better and get relief from pelvic pain and other physical discomforts she was experiencing before birth. I was simply amazed!
When I was finally licensed, I worked in a clinic in Vancouver for several years that focused on pregnancy and fertility support for men and women. I love my work and feel very lucky to be able to work with this community.