Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1,2,3 and Introduction to Global Balance
Dr. Richard Tan

Seminar Information

Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

14 CEUs Available (California CEU also available!)

Sheraton Columbia
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

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Global BalanceDr. Tan is famous for his demonstrations which show and prove acupuncture treatments can get instant results seconds after insertion of the needles. Participants will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice and develop effective treatments. Discussions and hands-on demonstrations will allow attendees to see the Balance Method in a practical format.

Day one includes the basic training on the Five Systems of the Balance Method. The Five Systems are based on Ba Gua relationships, as well as the Chinese Clock. Both new students, as well as experienced practitioners of the Balance Method will benefit from this course. Cases are resolved in 3 easy steps: First, the meridian is identified which is the cause of the pain or disorder. Second, the meridians are chosen which will balance the affected meridian(s). Third, the points are chosen along the meridians which will be needled. Numerous cases will be discussed with the application of each of the Five Systems for each disorder.

On the second day, the treatment of internal disorders will be discussed. Dr. Tan will introduce the ideas of “Dynamic” and “Static” Balance. Dynamic balance includes how to construct a Yin/Yang Taiji image in your treatments. Static Balance includes a higher-level application of the Six Systems that Dr. Tan uses as the foundation of his treatments. Many case studies will be discussed to assist students in understanding the material.

Day 1: • Introduction to the Balance Method • Systems 1-5 • Mirroring and Imaging Format • 1-3 steps of Acupuncture • Musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain and the five systems

Day 2: • Introduction to Global Balance • Treating Internal diseases • Dynamic balance and the Yin/Yang Taiji image in treatment • Static Balance using the 6 systems • Constructing a Treatment

Dr Richard TanDr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan began his studies in Chinese Medicine as a small child living in Taiwan. He apprenticed with numerous masters and studied herbal medicine, five elements, zang-fu energetics and channel theory. As a young man he took his training to the army hospital where he treated hundreds of patients in conjunction with their western medical treatment.

After moving to the US, he became very interested in combining his traditional medical studies with the logical part of his brain. He began to piece together all the historical knowledge he had been taught and read about in the classics. Dr. Tan is adamant that the classical texts state that the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments should be seen immediately, just as the shadow appears instantly when a pole is placed under the sun. After decades of private practice and group teaching, Dr. Tan is now renowned for sharing his knowledge of the Balance Method to thousands of practitioners worldwide.

Dr. Tan inspires and delights with his teachings. He has a large following of practitioners who are devoted to the Balance Method and attend multiple seminars each year. No two classes are ever the same as Dr. Tan encourages questions and always does class demonstrations to prove the instant effectiveness of his methods. His dynamic teaching style is captivating! More information about Dr. Tan, including his list of publications, is available at


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