Speakers

Dr. Harmen Mesker
A renowned expert on the history and language of the Yi, Dr. Harmen Mesker began his study of the Yijing, the Chinese Book of Changes, in 1982 at the age of 16. Harmen is a founding member of the Dutch Foundation for Yijing Studies and chief editor of the Dutch edition of Richard Wilhelm’s Yijing...
Eileen Yue-Ling Han, PhD., L.Ac.
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
Paul C. Wang, DACM, L.Ac.
Dr. Paul Wang, LAc is a practitioner of healing, martial, and energy arts with 20+ years of teaching in these fields. Paul’s primary medical influences are Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan (Balance Method Acupuncture, Bazi Birth Chart Analysis) and Dr. Wang Ju Yi (Channel Palpation and Physiology). He embraces and integrates their balancing of logical theory...
Anna Dolopo, LAc
Dr. Anna Dolopo, LAc is the owner of Elements in Harmony Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs, a private practice based in Laguna Hills, California specializing in Dr. Tan’s Balance Method since 2006. She began her journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Diego, California in 1999, volunteering in the care of the local homeless and HIV/AIDS...
Brad Whisnant, DAOM
Dr. Brad Whisnant, DAOM is the owner and founder of Pinpoint Clinics, PC based in St. Helens, Oregon. Since the founding of his clinic in 2007, Brad has successfully treated 100+ patients per week as a solo practitioner. He has published prolifically, focusing on the lifetime work of Dr. Tan, Master Tung, and distal acupuncture....
Antonio Alfaro, DVM, L.Ac.
Dr. Antonio Alfaro, LAc brings a unique perspective to our teaching faculty. Specializing in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in San Jose, Costa Rica, Antonio has attained multiple levels of accreditation in Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, studying with the Master since 2003. In addition to presenting countless national and international seminars, Antonio has relentlessly continued his...
Sonia Tan, L.Ac.
Dr. Sonia Tan, LAc is a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and a TCM practitioner/consultant/instructor. The founder and director of Red Tree Wellness, Inc., she also specializes in Chinese astrology (Ba Zi Four Pillars of Destiny) and Feng Shui and design. Sonia is a direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Dr....
Jim Westmoreland, L.Ac.
Dr. Jim Westmoreland, LAc has been a practitioner and teacher of Asian healing and martial arts for more than four decades. As a direct disciple of Dr. Tsoa Wang, he was classically trained in the Wang family systems until he met Dr. Tan in 2000. Now, after years of study with the late Dr. Tan,...
Gord Dewar, DAc
Dr. Gord Dewar, DAc is a registered acupuncturist specializing in vestibular physical rehabilitation at his clinic in Canada. After meeting and beginning training with Dr. Richard Tan in 1999, he has treated patients exclusively using the Balance Method. He attained Gold Level status  with Dr. Tan in 2010 and became a Master of Ba Zi...
John Mini, L.Ac.
Dr. John Mini, LAc is not only a nationally licensed and recognized practitioner in Marin County, California but an avid student of world cultures. From an early age, John was intrigued by the beliefs and sciences of indigenous cultures, which drew him to exploration of international societies to discover how best to help his patients....