After 15+ years of struggling with an undiagnosed Tick Borne Illness, nine West Blot tests, and finally getting a positive Lyme test result.. [I was] suffering with severe symptoms ranging from fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, frontal lobe and cardiac involvement… I read everything I could get my hands on about Lyme disease and then tried to treat my symptoms with natural medicine…with minimal results. I finally made my way to Jade Mountain Wellness where Brendan Kelly worked with me and through acupuncture and Chinese herbs, over a short amount of time, he landed on the formula and acupuncture treatments that truly made a difference in how I felt… This regiment truly gave me my life back! I couldn’t be more grateful for Jade Mountain Wellness' support through my struggle. I highly recommend Jade Mountain Wellness for any health issue or for maintaining your health.”
I came to Brendan at Jade Mountain Wellness after being assaulted while at work. I sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI developed double vision due to blows to the head and neck along with neck and shoulder pain and PTSD. Brendan listened with compassion and assured me that all of these things could be helped if not erased with time and treatment. This has proven to be a most wonderful truth in my life. Brendan worked with me and my body to heal and relieve pain and trauma through acupuncture and occasional cupping therapy. He formulated special herbs to help with sleep and anxiety and had many recommendations for eating to help heal my body and mind. After each treatment I could feel my body responding with a lessening of pain, anxiety and hurt. I could feel my energy returning and my headaches lessening. Over time… I have come off my medication and am on my way to full recovery. I tell everyone about them and their wonderful healing approach… Coming to Jade Mountain Wellness has been the best thing I could have done to facilitate my recovery.
“I’ve been to many, many acupuncturists and herbalist over the decade and a half and I’ve never received any treatment even close to the treatments that Brendan provides. There is so much that sets Jade Mountain Wellness apart from other practitioners that I’ve been to. The acupuncture is better, the herbs are better, but its really the deep concern, care, and education that they provide, coupled with such technical skill, that makes me their number one fan. If you already love Chinese medicine, go see Brendan. If you’re a non-believer, then you most definitely should go see Brendan.
I’ve used Chinese Medicine as my primary form of preventative medical care for the past 25 years. Over this time, including working with practitioners in Taiwan and China, I found Brendan Kelly to be the most astute and sensitive Chinese physician that I’ve worked with. His understanding of theory and ability to teach others led me to invite him a number of times to my graduate classes. Vermont is indeed fortunate to have such a skilled practitioner and teacher as Brendan.
Dr. John Christopher, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling Psychology, Montana State University
My wife and I are ecstatic to recommend Brendan at Jade Mt Wellness. We have seen dramatic improvements with our young daughter thanks to Brendan. He patiently listened and was able to take random, disparate pieces of information about our daughter and piece them together to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. He knew things about her (based on the diagnosis) that he would never have been able to know otherwise. With Brendan’s help, our daughter has been emotionally and physically healthier and a much happier little girl. We are so thankful!
Ryan & Sara Farrell,
When I first walked into Brendan Kelly’s practice I had no idea how much my life was going to change for the better. I had worked with other acupuncturists before and I never really felt that much different or any better. It became quickly apparent to me that Brendan was not like any other acupuncturist that I had seen previously.
Immediately, I began to feel much better. As the heat excess that had been destroying my physical and mental health began to subside I began to feel so much better! Brendan’s guidance and expertise regarding my nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle combined with acupuncture have proven to be absolutely invaluable. Eighteen months later, I am a totally different person. I am much closer to the person I have always wanted to be.
I no longer take anti-anxiety medication, my relationship with my wife is the best it has ever been, I sleep better, I have become more patient, and even my business has benefited. There is not one single aspect of my life that has not improved in the last 18 months. Thank you, Brendan!
Postural Alignment Specialist and Fitness Instructor
Owner, Fluid Motion
Brendan’s classical techniques were more than a career saver for me. He mentored and opened new doors for me. I am a massage therapist and owner of a spa. One morning both my hands gave out, and after trying western techniques, Classical Chinese Medicine not only got me back to work but also had an effect far greater than I originally thought possible. It changed the way I operated my business, and through education and Brendan’s very simple Zen-like teaching during our sessions he has show me how to study and apply Chinese medical theory. I incorporate it everyday into my life and services. Four years later I am still consistently studying and expanding my practice, and I continue to use acupuncture for preventative healthcare.
Owner OZssage Massage and Spa, massage therapist, teacher
Big Sky, MT
When I started seeing Brendan for acupuncture, I was so burned out from graduate school that I could not envision how I could work a full-time job again. The treatments, supplemented by customized herbal formulations, revived me so that after 5 months, I took on a more-than-full-time job as a university professor. Continuing to see Brendan allowed me to keep up with the brisk pace of work and to deal with its emotional challenges. Something I appreciated greatly was the counseling aspect Brendan brings to his practice. Each session started with a question about how I was doing and not only did he listen, he used it to create an effective treatment, and helped me gain a new perspective on situations. I miss Brendan in MT but am happy you have the chance to experience this wonderful healer.
Dr. Mary Leonard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Department of Education
Montana State University
For five years I have been a regular client of Jade Mountain Wellness and sought the knowledge, wisdom and guidance of Brendan. His phenomenal counsel has helped empower me and propel my health to the greatest level I have experienced in my life. His individualized approach and friendly professional manner makes visiting his practice always a heart-warming experience. I can say with confidence since beginning my journey to better health by learning simple, effective and proven remedies for preventing disease I have not been seriously ill or even affected by common seasonal sicknesses. For that, I am eternally grateful.
When Brendan Kelly had his acupuncture practice in Putney, Vermont I was privileged to be a client of his. Having been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome I found myself with much inflammation in my system, particularly my hands. Sjogren’s is a drying out of the mucous membranes in the body and I was having trouble with dry eyes and dry throat. The acupuncture treatments Brendan provided me were of enormous help with the inflammation and the dryness. Needless to say these two conditions contributed to a certain level of depression and I found acupuncture to also address that situation. I highly recommend Brendan. He is a gifted and sensitive practitioner of the art of acupuncture. If you are challenged with Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and the depression that goes with those illnesses Brendan is your man.
Compassionate, comprehensive and collaborative are three words to describe working with Jade Mountain Wellness. Brendan has so much experience to draw from and demonstrate an ability to work with other providers including western medicine. The combination of herbs and acupuncture has really made a difference for me.
Registered Nurse, Shiatsu practitioner,
What makes Brendan’s work especially transformative is that he listens deeply to his patients. You know when you land in his office you will be heard and thus well cared for. Vermont is lucky to now have Brendan Kelly.
Dr. Deidre Combs, PhD
Adjunct professor at Montana State University and author
Owner of Combs and Associates
Brendan Kelly has always been very attentive, kind and compassionate when treating me for the past three years. He took time to see me as a whole person and to evaluate my physical, spiritual and mental well being when seeing him for treatment. It was very supportive, informative and comfortable for me to work with Brendan. Also, I feel that Five Element acupuncture and medicine was the perfect path for me while trying to achieve better balance and health. I am very sad that he no longer practices in Montana and that Vermont is so far away. I hope folks in Burlington soon recognize what a treasure has come their way.