Many people know the very basic idea of acupuncture, the insertion of needles into the body to relieve pain and stress. Originating from China, it started as a small practice and in the past 2,000 years has exploded to every corner of the globe. As widespread as it is, not everyone knows the complex web of schools and various practices behind the art of Acupuncture. Although they all have the same goal, their delivery can vary from one to the other. The practice we are going to explore today is known as the Dr. Tan Balance Method.


The Dr. Tan Balance Method was developed around two central ideas, balance and immediate relief. Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan grew up in Taiwan, where from a young age he begun learning the ideas and philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As he grew, he expanded his knowledge of the subject by reading about ancient Chinese medicine. When he came to America, he noticed that some of the acupuncture practices did not give immediate relief, like it did in Taiwan and the texts he read. This lead to the Dr. Tan Balance Method being created.

His technique is based on the idea of balancing meridians. By balancing the meridian where the pain or injury occurs with another healthy meridian, the pain can many times be immediately relieved. This has a few benefits to it compared to your typical acupuncture sessions.

No Needling in Pain Areas: Because it deals with balancing meridians, needling takes place in a different area than where the pain is centered. For those with muscles that can be painful to touch this is very beneficial.

Immediate Relief: Unless a pain is excessive or chronic, the patient will typically begin to feel relief immediately. The entire method has been developed around this principle result.

Variety for Treatments: The Dr. Tan Balance Method can help with a variety of different pains and conditions. These include internal medicine, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and more.

Much like the basic practice of Acupuncture, the Dr. Tan Balance Method has swept across the nation. Dr. Tan performs seminars and classes across the country. Dr. Beth is one of the fortunate acupuncturist to have learned this method and add it into her work. Inquire with Dr. Beth today about her use of the Dr. Tan Balance Method and how it could benefit you.