As clinical director Sean assists men and women with fertility concerns, helps with chronic and acute pain and injury recovery, and supports stress reduction and mental health issues. Sean is Yinstill’s specialized men’s health and pain management practitioner. He graduated from the respected International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, and with postgraduate studies in reproductive medicine and fertility and additional degrees from the University of Toronto and UBC, Sean applies and combines the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with electroacupuncture (EA), trigger point injection therapy and cupping (myofascial decompression therapy). Sean also treats acute situations such as back, neck or shoulder pain, cold/flu symptoms, allergies, insomnia, headaches, and other conditions.
He works to understand individual needs in order to develop a treatment plan that is sustainable and will lead to improved health and well-being. In clinic, Sean uses acupuncture and related modalities, but also works with individuals to find the right balance of appropriate diet, supplements, fitness and mental health strategies. Acupuncture’s mechanisms positively affect your body’s own intuitive systems of regulation and healing, and with regular treatments and assistance in applying lifestyle changes you can get your body and mind to optimal health.
“I believe we should take a closer look a the smaller details of our health, growing an awareness and connection to our bodies, leading to sustainable change. Whether you want to improve your fertility, or are having back pain or insomnia, I have the skills, education and experience to help you feel better.”
– Classical techniques
– Versatile and Effective, Gentle and Relaxing
– Trigger Point and Muscle Release
– Electrical stimulation to acupuncture needles
– Improved efficacy for many conditions
– Increased stimulation and blood flow
– Ancient technique adopted by modern elite athletes
– Reduced pain and inflammation
– Myofascial release
Believing that traditional and modern medicine complement each other, Sean brings that holistic intention with him to Yinstill and his personal life. Coming from a long line of family doctors, health and patient care was always an important conversation growing up. When not in the clinic, Sean practices QiGong and Taichi, and loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters, playing music or immersed in nature exploring all the amazing things that Vancouver and the West Coast has to offer.
- Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine by Jane Lyttleton Dr. TCM
- Practical Skills for a Successful Fertility & Pregnancy Practice by Jani White R.Ac.
- Acupuncture Before Birth: To Induce or not to Induce, That is the Question by Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Lorne Brown, Claudia Citkovitz
- Emotional Impediments to Conception by Jani White R.Ac.
- From Transfer to First Heartbeat – Treatment Strategies by Laura Erlich and Yvonne Farrell R.Ac.
- The Y Factor: Acupuncture and Herbs to Improve Sperm Parameters by Sadhna Singh R.Ac.
- It’s all about the Blood by Sharon Weizenbaum Dr. TCM
- PCOS: The Role of Insulin Resistance and Inflammation by Debra Minjarez MD
- Going Beyond the Four Phase Treatments: Pearls from China by Mark Chern Dr. TCM
- Can Acupuncture and Herbs Impact the Epigenetic Programming of Sperm and Egg Cells? by Paul Magarelli MD
- Endometriosis and Chinese Medicine by Mike Berkely R.Ac.
- Fertility Past 40: Improve Conception Chances with Acupuncture, Herbs and Supplements by Sadhna Singh L.Ac.
- Why Should Men Take Vitamins When Dealing with Infertility? by Paul Turek MD
- Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Upper Extremity by Whitfield Reaves Dr. TCM
- Male Fertility – Timing is Everything by Randine Lewis L.Ac. PhD.
What does being a part of Yinstill mean to me…
“It gives me the chance to fulfill a promise I made to myself a long time ago – to live a life that involves giving, supporting and nourishing – so as to give back to the earth and leave it in a better way. It allows me to continually learn and improve myself not only as a practitioner but as a human – by being around excellent, experienced people and constantly being challenged both in and out of the clinic. It lets me to see forward to a future that is abundant and full of learning and joy. It allows for flexibility and a commitment to caring for both my professional life and my life as a father and partner. It is a place that found faith in a guy just out of school and committed to nurturing him as practitioner and a person – and for that I’ll always be grateful.”