What You Get
Approved: Florida (4), IVAS (4), NCCAOM (4), Standard Certificate (4) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 4 Hours
Course TYPE Studio Recording
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
This course provides the basic foundations of five main systems of the Balance Method/System. The systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians. Student will learn the history of the Balance Method/System, the basis of each of the Five Systems, and the logical processes for determining the meridians to acupuncture, including an easy-to-use format to outline the treatment plan. Learn how to apply the quick, efficient results effectively! Particular attention will be paid to musculo-skeletal conditions in this introductory level.

Pre-requisite: A license to practice Acupuncture legally within your jurisdiction, with a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture training.
  • Understand the development of the six systems/strategies.
  • Be able to identify the name and numbers of the six systems/strategies and describe how each balances a meridian.
  • Learn how to apply a mirror and imaging concept to choose the acupuncture points on the body, and locate specific acupuncture points within the Balance Method/System.
  • Be able to follow the steps used in the Balance Method/System to diagnose and treat health conditions.
  • Be able to diagnose which meridians are sick and apply a treatment plan.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction to the Balance System of Acupuncture, its origins and lineage.

    15 min - 45 min

    Lecture theory of System I: Ming.

    45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Holography – The Mirror and Imaging format. The 5 Step approach.

    1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    System 1 protocol.

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    Lecture of theory of System II: Bie-Jing and System II protocol.

    2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Lecture of theory of System III: Biao-Li and System III protocol.

    2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrs

    Discussion of cases of chronic pain disorders and the use of the Balance Systems.

    2.75 hrs - 3 hrs

    Review of Systems I to III.

    3 hrs - 3.25 hrs

    Lecture of theory of System IV: Opposite Clock and System IV protocol.

    3.25 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Lecture of theory of System V: Neighbour Clock and VI: He. Systems I to V review.

    3.5 hrs - 3.75 hrs

    Discussion of cases of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders and the 6 Systems.

    3.75 hrs - 4 hrs

    The 5 step approach and 6 systems review.

    What People Are Saying

    Sonia Tan's description and explanation of the Balance system is super easy to understand and follow.

    Leela K.- Australia

    Sonia teaches in a way that is very easy to understand the material. The introduction relating to the I Ching was very helpful in understanding the basics of the Balance Method. I really enjoyed this course.

    Deenna H.- Canada

    This was a very easy to follow and understand course. Getting me back in touch with my TCM roots and theory.

    Brandon B.- United States of America

    This course is excellently taught. When you finish the course you will be able to start practicing the material immediately......not be wading through notes, trying to figure out how to proceed.

    Mary D.- Canada

    Dr. Sonia F. Tan does an incredible job explaining the Balance Method from the ancient classics and refined by Dr. Richard Tehfu and many others. The course has visual aids and examples overall great information for treating patients.

    Yesenia F.- United States of America

    I highly recommend this course for anyone who practices acupuncture. just from taking level 1 i was able to implement some of the theory into my practice with great results.

    jelena n.- United States of America

    I usually do not like online course but this course was short and the teaching method was simple. I loved it.

    yoko m.- United States of America

    Excellent and inspiring! Love Dr. Sonia Tan's eloquence to make the lessons accessible, enthusiasm, as well as her skillful demonstrations to prove the Balance System strategies efficacy.

    Van Troi P.- United States of America

    This course has fired me up to integrate balance method into my practice, I believe it is invaluable for treating pain (I'm looking forward to level 2 to see it;s wider applications). Sonia is an amazing teacher, made the course enjoyable, motivating and engaging. Thanks.

    Sarah C.- United Kingdom

    Your will never understand the scope of the balance method clearly until you take this course.

    Joel W.- Canada

    I graduated knowing little about the balance method, now thanks to this course it makes sense, and i can start another journey in my TCM career - applying the balance method

    David A.- Australia

    Finally someone explained the Balance Method in an understandable and approachable manner. Thank you! Kim N. USA

    Kimberly N.- United States of America

    Name: BALOGUN JEPHTHAH OLORUNOSEBI Country: Nigeria I have gained valuable knowledge by studying the balance method of acupuncture with my tutor being Dr. Sonia Tan. You really imparted me by the simplified delivery of the topic. I will forever be grateful to you for the exceptional delivery. Thank you

    JEPHTHAH B.- Nigeria

    Anyone who has not experienced instant clinical results owes it to himself/herself and their patients to take this course

    Robert G.- United States of America

    Davia F this course is very interesting with a very dynamic instructor

    DAVIA F.- Canada

    Excellent introduction to balance system. I have treated three patients so far and each had incredibly fast and complete pain relief!

    Sanjiv L.- United States of America

    Excellent presentation of the Balance Method! The use of diagrams and history of how each of the four systems are derived is empowering for understanding point choice for treatment

    Aaron A.- United States of America

    This is really a course that is definitely an addition to developing your skills.

    Angelique O.- Netherlands

    This course was great. There were many concepts I was struggling to understand from my own previous personal effort to understand the balance system. The course clarified these concepts for me. The explanation of the systems and how they were derived helped deeper understanding of the rationale. Thanks for teaching the course this way!

    Nurudeen A.- Canada

    Great refresher and practical application of balance method

    Julie H.- United States of America

    I found Sonia very engaging thorough. I would like to attend her courses

    Mihi L.- Australia

    Brilhante, conciso e esclarecedor. Carla D., Portugal

    Carla D.- Portugal

    I graduated knowing little about the balance method, now thanks to this course it makes sense, and i can start another journey in my TCM career - applying the balance method

    David A.- Australia

    I am new to the Balance Method and used to think it was a complicated system to follow. However, Sonia Tan had made it simple and clear. I was able to apply what I learnt immediately in clinic with instant results. Highly recommend the course to others.

    Duyen C.- Canada

    This is a must for anyone treating pain. The concepts are easy to understand and easy to apply right away in clinic.

    Nathalie F.- United States of America

    I really enjoyed these videos. Very clear and easy to follow the whole way through.

    Serena M.- United States of America

    I graduated knowing little about the balance method, now thanks to this course it makes sense, and i can start another journey in my TCM career - applying the balance method

    David A.- Australia

    This is a great course for an introduction or refresher of the Balance Method taught by a well-spoken teacher.

    Sarah N.- Australia

    I graduated knowing little about the balance method, now thanks to this course it makes sense, and i can start another journey in my TCM career - applying the balance method

    David A.- Australia

    Sonia introduces important systems of acupuncture, based on balancing meridian channels. The methods taught will greatly benefit your practice.

    Gavin L.- Canada

    I highly recommend this course. Dr. Sonia Tan clearly presents the material, class content is well organized, with visuals and demonstrations. I immediately started using the methods taught in this class in my practice and have gotten positive results.

    Angela T.- United States of America

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    About Sonia Tan

    Dr. Sonia F. Tan, BA, BA(H), DTCM Dip, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, has been helping guide people on their pathway to health in the TCM world since 2006. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Dr. Sonia Tan obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tan. His most advanced level courses after all Balance Method levels, were first completed by a group of 16 senior students. Sonia was among those 16. With the blessings of fellow senior students to pass on the Balance Method legacy, Dr. Sonia Tan developed and created the very first Balance Method/System Acupuncture Certificate program at an accredited public post-secondary institution–Langara College –launched in 2018. In 2010, Sonia was honoured to be named and be a part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medical Teams. Dr. Sonia Tan has been teaching and keynote speaking since 2013. Sonia 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. Sonia has also completed many adjunct and advanced therapy courses, such as Sound Healing, TCM Clinical Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, and Drs. Jeffrey Yuen and Yvonne Farrell’s Eight Extraordinary Vessels approach, that she continually uses in her practice. She is a direct and senior student of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan. In addition, following in her grandfather’s footsteps and the classical umbrella of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Sonia F. Tan has completed apprenticeships in Chinese Metaphysics in the areas of Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui. She completed these certifications under various teachers in 2011. She is a direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan and certified in Ba Zi Chinese Astrology. She has also trained with, and is a certified Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology practitioner since 2011 under Master Marlyna Los. As a student of a variety of martial arts since 1995, Dr. Sonia F. Tan is grateful to her Shifu the late Dale Johns, for her foundation, and to Shifu Matthew Dyck for continuing to guide her along this path. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Sonia is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys educating and inspiring others!

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