Acupuncture Canada


Balance System of Acupuncture

Balance System of Acupuncture with Dr. Sonia Tan

A Special Seminar

Acupuncture Canada, in partnership with Mai Medical Supplies, is presenting a special seminar with Dr. Sonia Tan, September 7-8, 2019, in Toronto. This two-day course teaches the theories, principles and applications of the Balance System of Acupuncture.

The Balance System of Acupuncture expands on The Channel Theory, exploring practices to effectively deliver more immediate, lasting treatment results. This course provides the basic foundations of five main (six in total) systems of the Balance Method/System. The systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians.

You Will Learn:

  • the history of the Balance Method/System
  • the basis of each of the five main systems, and
  • the logical processes for determining the meridians to acupuncture, including an easy-to-use format to outline the treatment plan.

Participants will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice and develop effective treatments. A detailed explanation of the Mirroring and Imaging Formats will also be explained to assist participants in effective point selection. Dr. Tan will show how to use distal points in order to avoid aggravating the area of discomfort.

Numerous cases will be discussed with the application of each of the five main Systems for each disorder. Finally, hands-on demonstrations will allow attendees to see the Balance Method in a practical format of real treatments. The focus will be on the treatment of pain and tightness, including all types of musculoskeletal pain and injuries, chronic pain, as well as tingling, burning and numbing due to a variety of causes.

About Our Speaker:

Based on a long lineage of ancient, authentic teachings, Dr. Sonia Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, is a Certified Gold Level practitioner of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan and the Balance Method of Acupuncture. She is the Founder and Clinic Director of Red Tree Wellness, Inc. and teaches at Langara College in Vancouver.

Sonia Tan began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. After her degree, Sonia worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant & Clinical Trial Coordinator at a sports medicine clinic. She went on to graduate from the five-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. As part of the program, Sonia interned at a hospital in China. She obtained her clinical research doctorate from Yo San University of TCM in Los Angeles and was the recipient of the DAOM Distinction Award. Her research was on “A novel approach to treating Allergic Rhinitis and its efficacy results.”

Course Fee:

This special two-day seminar runs September 7-8 in Toronto.

The course will be held at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine, 112 Merton St – 3rd Floor, Toronto.

Acupuncture Canada members pay $499.00 (with early bird pricing of $449.00 available until June 15, 2019). Non-members pay $599.00. Acupuncture Canada members can use the coupon code: AC2019BM when registering.

Register through Mai Medical Supplies.

History of the Balance System of Acupuncture:

First discovered as “The Balance Method” in ancient, classic Chinese medicine texts, Dr. Chao Chen published these historic Channel Theory based practices in 1970 and at the same time began to teach these methods to a professional audience. The Balance Method was further refined by Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan, OMD, Lac, who recognized this practice as a more in-depth and refined way to utilize Channel Theory with efficient results. Through Dr. Tehfu Tan, and senior student colleagues like Dr. Sonia Tan, this method has become increasingly popularized, with its teachings expanding to a broader global audience.

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