Sean M. LaFlamme, Acupuncture and Qigong

Acupuncture consists of stimulating with precision certain special points on the body known to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. Points are selected and stimulated in combination to insure equilibrium among the major systems of the body.  Points are mostly stimulated by the insertion of thin needles on the body’s surface, placed strategically to influence physiological functioAcupuncture is an alternative and holistic medicinen.

The principal goal of acupuncture is to help your body achieve optimal health. Treatment does not merely suppress symptoms, but seeks to rebalance the functions of the body as a whole. In other words, acupuncture assists the body in the natural process of healing. In acupuncture, as in all branches of Chinese Medicine, emphasis is placed on achieving vibrant good health and well being.

A typical visit to an acupuncturist, like Sean Laflamme, consists of several important steps:

   1. an in depth evaluation of your state of health;
   2. the development of a treatment plan tailored to your needs;
   3. the proper selection of point combinations; and
   4. the stimulation of these points in a calm and peaceful environment.



Qigong (chi kung) is an integral part of the Chinese healing arts. It is a mind-body practice that integrates postures, movement, breathing techniques and focused intention. The term may translated as Energy Cultivation.

Qigong is the oldest of the Traditional Chinese Therapeutic arts, focusing on providing you with a means to actively participate in the optimization of your own health. It is an exercise practice for your mental and physical well-being.

Holistic. As an observer you may see people practicing fluid, sequential movements in a quiescent state, but as a practitioner, you learn to do much more. You discover the benefitqigong on Taishan Mountain at sunrise, Chine 2007s of improving energy circulation throughout your muscles and joints, internal organs, spinal column as well as the brain - thus improving your overall state of health and vitality, while reinforcing your mind-body connection.

Positive effects one experiences with regular qigong practice:

    * improved circulation;
    * stronger yet flexible joints and muscles;
    * increased digestive function;
    * better posture, stronger back and spine;
    * heightened concentration and focus;
    * and much more.


From a Western medical standpoint, regular qigong training improves the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, thus increasing proper tissue nourishment, immune response and the body's natural ability to detoxify. The combined breathing and meditative aspects also promote the parasympathetic nervous system, which fosters healing as well as a balanced emotional stat