Dr. Brandon Yuenger

As someone educated by the western medical system where evidence is king, this was some very strong evidence!  A year or two later I found myself in a course learning to perform dry needling.  The initial exposure to the needling is to take a half inch needle and put it in your forearm.  After I did this, I started feeling those old dizzy feelings come back.  Shit!  I fought through it until the next exposure which was a one inch needle to the thigh.  I decided to lay down for this one and when I relaxed I felt the waves of dizzying anxiety turn to pleasure and even laughter!  I finally realized that those old feelings weren't something that was wrong with me, it was something that was very right!  That day I knew the connection of mind, body and spirit.  Unification of these elements is the secret we often miss when pursuing health or at least avoiding disease.  This is my focus.

 

I began teaching mindfulness and utilizing subtle energy work as a part of my physical therapy practice and noticed not only changes in peoples pain but also anxiety, depression, digestive issues, and general improvements in well being.  I paid attention to the patterns that seemed to be recurrent with my patients and learned through them a method to make permanent change in a wide variety of areas that can be tricky to negotiate on our own.  I have learned that all things are connected.  It is through that connection that healing occurs.  I am willing to share if you are willing to step forward.

In 2012 I didn't know what I was going to do next.  As I approached the end of Physical Therapy school I started seeing spots of light in my vision and feeling waves of dizziness and tingling that really scared me.  I thought something was really wrong with my body.  I was admitted to the hospital for 3 days and left with no answers. I was told that it was anxiety, adrenal insufficiency, food allergies, vertigo, etc.  But nothing I tried as treatment really helped.  Until I began paying attention to my emotions.  After doing extensive counseling and healing work surrounding abuses in my childhood I started feeling better.  Phew!  I stopped thinking about that time and developed the structural component of my practice.  

Manual therapies for neural tissues and neuromuscular reflexes and neurologically based movement re-education made for a surprisingly successful treatment for many with complicated, chronic pain and dizziness as well our generic aches and pains and athletic injuries.  I felt passion for helping those who our medical system couldn't but something was missing.  Most of the people I treated felt great but some of the people would experience the "rebound" (pain coming back at you hard like a bungee cord) phenomena.  This was an issue that needed addressing.  I had been exposed to the non-structural modalities of treatment through meditation in PT school and was practicing sporadically until I had a chance encounter with a woman that would change my practice and life.  She taught me a breathing technique that helped me connect to myself and then to others energetically.  Once I started doing that breathing while working with patients, the "rebound" skidded to a halt.  I was blown away.