Daniel D. Yen 嚴典良, Doctor of Chiropractic 脊骨神經科醫生,
Dry Needle Therapy 乾針療法
Dry Needle Therapy 乾針療法
About Dr. Yen
The journey to natural healing
Dr. Daniel D. Yen is a 2005 graduate from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA. He is licensed to perform chiropractic in both California and Nevada, and is currently designated as a treating chiropractic physician and impairment rater by the State of Nevada, Division of Industrial Relations, Workers' Compensation Section. Dr. Yen's approach to chiropractic involves seeing the person as a whole, and to remove any nerve interference by correcting all subluxations (joint fixation) in the spine through chiropractic adjustments or different grades of joint mobilization technique. Dr. Yen has also learned various forms of soft tissue manipulation and manual therapy methods such as Trigenics, myofasical release, Active Release, Gua Sua, Graston Technique, Logan basic, SOT blocking, trigger point therapy, Tok Sen (Thai Hammer Massage), and dry needling therapy. In addition, Dr. Yen has an understanding of energy and emotion based relaxation techniques such as Craniosacral therapy, transcendental meditation, hypnosis, Emotional freedom technique EFT or tapping, acupressure, and use of OM frequency tuning forks.
As a native of Los Angeles, CA, and before his arrival to Las Vegas, Dr. Yen spent two years in India as the only full-time practicing chiropractor in the country from 2006-2007, working with a team of physical therapists. Upon his return to the US, he began working in non-profit organization assisting adults with developmental disabilities by serving as a residential counselor (DSP) and job coach. During that time, Dr. Yen would also treat personal injury patients as a chiropractor in San Gabriel, CA. On his weekends, he provided sports physicals to Pop Warner youth by working as an independently contracted chiropractor for ALL PRO Health Center, based out of Arcadia, CA.
Dr. Yen is a sports fan of the Lakers and Clippers, Dodgers, LA Kings and Vegas Golden Knights. He enjoys movies, music, and television shows from the 80's, listening to R&B or modern jazz music, traveling, camping, grilling, watching cook shows and K-pop entertainment, lifting weights at the gym, taking short hikes, taking neighbor walks, reading, meditating, being around family and friends, and playing with a cat. Some of Dr. Yen's hobbies include building websites, writing, creating instructional materials to assist others, taking photos and uploading them onto social media for documentary purposes, and finding more ways to recycle or repurpose things.
Why Chiropractic? Back in 1999, Dr. Yen's first chiropractor in San Francisco, Dr. Kevin Hwang, had helped him when he was having constant daily headaches and pain in between his shoulder blades. At that time Dr. Yen was an Audio Visual technician. He then gradually became interested in understanding how one chiropractic adjustment could help him return to work without using any medication, and Dr. Yen would eventually decide to change his career by becoming a chiropractor himself. After his graduation from Life Chiropractic College West, he spent two years in the New Delhi area of India promoting the chiropractic profession for the Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors (IACD), and teaching others about how fixation found within the spinal joints could cause many different nerve based symptoms to surface and manifest.
Upon his return to the US, Dr. Yen initially took employment with a non-profit organization in Pasadena, CA called Villa Esperanza Services for five years. Dr. Yen's sister herself is a special education teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. His older brother who is on the Autism Spectrum, enjoys working in the public library system and retail, helping to keep things organized.
Family background: Dr. Yen's parents were originally from the Guangdong Province in southern China. His father was from Kaiping 开平市 (Hoiping) and had immigrated to the U.S. in 1951. His mother was from Taishan 台山市 (Toisan). She had a father that was half Chinese and half Caucasian of British Canadian descent. She would later move to Hong Kong on her own before coming to the U.S. around 1967. The family language that was spoken at home was Siyi 四邑方言 (Sze Yup), which is similar to Cantonese. Dr. Yen also had a great grandfather who came to the U.S. in the early 1890s, living in places like Ohio and Arizona before settling in Pasadena, California, and a grandfather who had arrived in Angels Island in 1930. His father would later come to America in 1951 and attended John Muir High School in Pasadena, CA. As the Yen family had settled down in Pasadena, they became followers and believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Yen himself was a prior attendee of First Chinese Baptist Church in Chinatown, Los Angeles during his youth, and was later baptized in First Baptist Church of Temple City in 2008.
The patients who regularly see Dr. Yen have come from neighborhoods and landmarks all over the Las Vegas Valley: North Las Vegas, Decatur Blvd, Montecito, Centennial, Sun City Aliante, Summerlin, Boca Park, Henderson, South Point, and Nellis Air Force Base. Places even as far as Mt. Charleston, Pahrump, Mesquite, and Cedar City (Utah). Local residential zip codes served have included 89030, 89031, 89032, 89081, 89084, 89107, 89108, 89110, 89115, 89119, 89128, 89129, 89130, and 89131 to list a few.
Dr. Yen hopes to continue to build more relationships with the local community and to share that Chiropractic care can do amazing things.
Some common questions that Dr. Yen has been asked by members of the Ichthus Injury Network:
Q: Why did I go to Las Vegas?
1st A: Better opportunity for growth, learning, expansion. I was an associate in LA, but I didn't learn anything new. Las Vegas had more options for better jobs at the time. And when I decided to start my own business, it was more affordable. It provided room for expansion as the city was growing with new potential clientele.
2nd A: Familiarity - My dad and brother both lived and worked in Las Vegas from 1993-2005. My later dad retired to look after my grandfather. Him and my brother both eventually returned to California.
Q: Why were my dad and brother both in Las Vegas?
A: Primarily for work, my brother was now an adult with special needs, and my parents wanted to start a restaurant business to help him.
Q: Why would someone from Las Vegas join a California based network?
A: For further learning and networking opportunities. I am still California licensed to practice chiropractic. Everyone from my immediate family has never left the State of California and don't have any plans to. The Ichthus Injury Network offered a new perspective on how to manage PI which was refreshing. A chance to learn from and connect with other providers or other businesses.
Q: What would I like to continue to work on?
1st A: Maintaining stronger long-term relationships with the people I know.
2nd A: Acquiring new hobbies and interests, and other things to be passionate about that may not always be work related.