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Seamus Kennedy,      


  • Acupuncture &                    Chinese Medicine

  • Clinical Massage Therapy

  • Meditation &       Mindfulness  Instruction

"It's far more important to know what person the disease has, than what disease the person has."


~ Hippocrates

Seamus is a skilled natural medicine clinician. His primary aims are to:

  • make you feel better, physically-mentally-emotionally

  • treat the root cause of your pain or illness

  • empower you to make effective choices to assist your recovery

  • inspire insight into your natural healing capacity and spiritual depth


Seamus is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist.   As owner-founder and guiding influence of Live Well Upstate, Seamus is committed to providing you with simply the very best drug-free care available.  Using the scientific healing arts of acupuncture, personalized herbal prescriptions, clinical massage therapy, nutrition and mindfulness therapy, in addition to several other modalities such as cupping and moxibustion, Seamus partners with his patients and clients on the road to well-being and recovery.

Seamus studied for six years in Portland, Oregon, at the National University of Natural Medicine, the oldest naturopathic medical school in the United States.  Seamus had access to the best training of Classical Chinese medicine in the country.  Working under Dr. Youping Qin as a close student, teaching assistant, and clinical intern, Seamus trained heavily in sports and trauma medicine from a Chinese perspective.  A committed meditator for over 30 years, Seamus brings a relaxed, compassionate approach to his clinical work.  In addition, Seamus has worked alongside chiropractors, nurses, medical doctors and naturopaths to provide optimal natural medical care. 

From sports injuries to infertility, digestive complaints to the common cold, everyday stress to cancer recovery, Seamus uses the gifts of his teachers and experiences to get at the root of the problem, treat the acute situation and keep an eye to your long-term care, and allow you to feel a whole lot better in the meantime!  In both assessment and treatment, Seamus never forgets the guiding phrase of Live Well: “The patient is the healer, we assist that healing”.  Together, we can assist and guide that process to swift and satisfying completion.


Please join Seamus in the clinic for expert natural medical care, and upstairs for regular classes in  meditation.  He loves meeting new people!

Seamus is a native Upstate New Yorker, Elmiran and Southside High School graduate.  After many years away, exploring the world and being humbled by the depth and breadth of human experience, he has been guided back home.  He is proud to be part of the Elmira Renaissance, and is enjoying participating in the new sense of community and stewardship in our great little city!

Conditions Seamus treats

  • back pain & injury

  • sports injury & pain

  • depression, anxiety, PTSD

  • digestive & elimination issues

  • stress syndromes & fatigue

  • asthma, allergies & sinuses

  • support during cancer care

  • headaches & migraines

  • common cold & flu

  • arthritis pain

  • insomnia 

  • fertility issues

  • Lyme support


        This list is not exhaustive.

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