Dr. Tan's Core Essentials

This course explores fundamental training on the Five Systems of the Balance Method, which are based on Ba Gua relationships and the Chinese Clock.  Developed by the late Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, this methodology focuses on logical needling of balancing meridians to heal body ailments. Upon completion of this coursework, participants will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice to develop effective treatments. Note that this program is recommended for both beginning and returning advanced practitioners, as cumulative theoretical learning and needling practice is absolutely necessary for continued elevation of clinical practice.

 

The 3-day seminar includes:

  • Discussion of Mirroring and Imaging Formats for optimal point selection
  • Live demonstration of distal point techniques (to avoid aggravation of treatment site pain) and hands-on practical applications
  • Examination of actual case studies from the presenter and participants, including complicated scenarios involving musculoskeletal pain in numerous body areas
  • A focus on the treatment of pain (eg, musculoskeletal pain and injuries; chronic pain; tingling, burning, and numbness due to a variety of causes)
  • An emphasis on the use of the least number of needles to achieve great results
  • Integration of foundational methods in a practical format for better assimilation of the material
  • Introduction to and history of the Balance Method
  • Use of holographic images and Mirroring and Imaging Formats
  • Detailed explanations and discussion of Systems One and Two
  • Demonstrations and case study explorations
  • Detailed explanations and discussion of Systems Three, Four, and Five
  • Clarification on when to use each of the Five Systems
  • Interplay and integration of the Systems
  • Demonstrations and case study explorations
  • Review of key concepts from Days 1 and 2
  • How to approach pain disorders when a patient walks into your clinic
  • Case studies and demonstrations
    • Shoulder pain, back/spine treatments, Bells palsy, shingles, nerve pain
    • Unexplained pain disorders and disorders involving multiple regions
  • Choosing minimal needles and distal treatments: demonstrations and case studies from the group
  • Practical concerns, including speaking with patients, handling complications, determining required number of treatments, and red flags in medical assessments
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