Course type

In-person / Live Streaming


Eileen Yue-Ling Han, Christian Saint-Pierre, Josh Herr




Asia / New York, NY / Charlotte, NC / Montréal, Canada


USA, Canada, and General Live-Streaming: 3 Days / 21 Hours

Asia: 2 Days / 14 Hours

CEU Certificates

21 CEUs

Asia: No CEUs

Upcoming Classes

San Diego, CA – Oct 1 – 3, 2020

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Module 1 — 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


Detailed Program

Day 1:
  • 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

Day 2:

  • 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

Day 3:

  • 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

Are there any pre-requisites for this class?

There are no pre-requisites for Module 1.

How will the classes be transmitted?

All classes will be live-streamed via the Zoom app. The link to join the class will be sent a few days before the class.


Will there any video recordings offered after the live-streaming?

At this time, no video recordings will be offered after the class.


What time do classes start and finish?

Classes start at 9 am and finish at 5 pm (PST / UTC -7).

Here are a few different timezone references:

• US Eastern Time: 12:00 pm — 9:30 pm

• London: 5:00 pm — 1:30 am (+1)

• Europe: 6:00 pm — 2:30 am (+1)

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Joshua Herr, MS, Dipl Ac & CH (NCCAOM), LAc (Charlotte Class)

Josh Herr is an instructor for the Academy of Acupuncture and an eternally dedicated pupil of the late Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan. After graduating in 2000 from Bastyr University with an MA in Acupuncture and a Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate, he discovered the therapeutic value of the Balance Method and began studying with Dr. Tan in 2006.

Since then, he has been committed to the application of the Balance Method in both his practice and his continuing education. As a lecturer for the Academy of Acupuncture, he seeks to reinforce the importance of the Balance Method as a critical tool for diagnosis and treatment.

Currently the Clinic Director of the Chinese Acupuncture & Herbology Clinic in Asheville, NC, Josh seeks to round out his acupuncture treatments with herbal formulations, for a comprehensive approach to treating the whole patient.

Christian Saint-Pierre, RAc. (Montréal Class)

Christian Saint-Pierre, R.Ac is the owner and chief acupuncturist at Access Acupuncture in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the developer of Bazi Balance Acupuncture. While studying acupuncture, Bazi, Feng Shui, and Qi Gong with the late Dr. Richard Tan, Christian began to develop and integrate classical and cutting-edge concepts into his practice, including chrono-acupuncture and Shen therapy.

He has continued his deep interest and development of these areas, offering a truly holistic and well-rounded treatment approach to his patients. Christian received his certification from the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences in Nelson, British Columbia.

Eileen Yue-Ling Han, PhD, LAc. 

An exclusive, lifelong disciple of her Shifu (master) Dr. Richard Tan, Eileen Han is passionately dedicated to continuing the practice, inspiration, and influence of the Balance Method, his extremely effective, world-renowned acupuncture methodology.

In 1999, Eileen began her medical studies and an apprenticeship in Dr. Tan’s San Diego, California clinic. As his student, she honed her implementation of the Balance Method, eventually becoming one of the top 5% of leading practitioners of the methodology worldwide. Over the past 15+ years, Eileen has continually honed her skill into a healing art, bringing relief and wellness to countless, thankful patients through her clinic practice.

Eileen holds a PhD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University in Newport Beach, CA and a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the University of East/West Medicine in Sunnyvale, California. She supplements her formal and practical education with continuing studies in Ba Zi and Chinese face reading.

Chartlotte, NC

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Airport
2400 Cascade Pointe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208, United States

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5222 Balboa Ave Suite 73, San Diego, CA 92117.


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