Single Systems: Balance System Acupuncture - Level 1

Balancing one channel at a time.

by Sonia Tan
Art. N°: C-ST001

Approved by: Standard Certificate, IVAS, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Studio Recording

Course Length: 4 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime


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.

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Course Objectives

  • 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.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction to the Balance System of Acupuncture, its origins and lineage.

15 min - 45 minLecture theory of System I: Ming.

45 min - 1.25 hrsHolography – The Mirror and Imaging format. The 5 Step approach.

1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrsSystem 1 protocol.

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsLecture of theory of System II: Bie-Jing and System II protocol.

2 hrs - 2.5 hrsLecture of theory of System III: Biao-Li and System III protocol.

2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrsDiscussion of cases of chronic pain disorders and the use of the Balance Systems.

2.75 hrs - 3 hrsReview of Systems I to III.

3 hrs - 3.25 hrsLecture of theory of System IV: Opposite Clock and System IV protocol.

3.25 hrs - 3.5 hrsLecture of theory of System V: Neighbour Clock and VI: He. Systems I to V review.

3.5 hrs - 3.75 hrsDiscussion of cases of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders and the 6 Systems.

3.75 hrs - 4 hrsThe 5 step approach and 6 systems review.


Dr. Sonia F Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, licensed since 2006, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. She is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan.
Course Length 4h
Course Language English
Course Type Studio Recording
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