Dr. Tan’s Balance Method of acupuncture is a revolutionary treatment for pain and chronic illness. The focus of the treatment is to get a reduction of pain in a matter of minutes. His method of acupuncture boasts an 85% effectiveness rate and can use fewer needles than Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM), which is often times considered more comfortable for the patient.
With Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, needles are placed at specific points some distance from your pain or dysfunction. This draws the pain-causing blockage away from the site of pain and frees the flow of energy. It is very common from this method to see that discomfort is relieved, symptoms reduce and freedom of movement is restored during your first treatment. Dr. Tan explains this is similar to turning on a ceiling light by flipping a switch on the wall. The switch is located away from the light bulb. The light receives electrical energy once the switch turns on the flow. Using the same principle, we can employ acupuncture points on your arms and legs to relieve low back pain.
By treating areas that are opposite and distant to the site of dysfunction, you effectively change how energy moves in the area of pain or illness. This is different from TCM, which may treat the location of the pain as well as some distal points..
The Dr. Tan Balance Method of Acupuncture is very effective for restoring equilibrium in people with chronic conditions and internal illness such as digestive disturbance, insomnia, menstrual issues including PMS, headaches, joint pain and arthritis, auto-immune diseases, depression and more. For these conditions, Dr. Tan’s acupuncture theory dives deeper into ancient Chinese teachings, using what he calls the ‘12 Magic Points’. In this system, all 12 major meridians are balanced with one needle placed in each of them. This effectively treats the entire body with the minimum number of needles. Dr. Tan developed his 12 Magic Points and Acupuncture Balance Methods based on his life-long study of ancient principles encompassed by the I Ching (The Book of Changes) and the Ba Gua (eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology). These texts describe relationships between the natural world and our human bodies. He described a system of dynamic balance of opposites and the continuous change that exists in the world and our bodies. Dr. Tan ingeniously utilized these concepts using acupuncture to re-balance the human body so that it functions harmoniously and experiences changes gracefully.