A logical visual model that explains and makes accessible meridian interactions in acupuncture

Say goodbye to memorizing point locations, functions and indications and say hello to understanding why points are where they are and their actions on the human body.

Unified Acupuncture Theory Foundations Course bares new understanding to Zang Fu theory and point indications and moves meridian theory beyond empirical observation.

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Sa’am 4 needle acupuncture using abdominal palpation diagnostics

Treat many internal patterns with confidence in the positive results of your treatments

With just 4 needles and instant feedback on treatment efficacy, you and the patient elevate the treatment process to a collaborative experience. You verify your diagnosis instantly, and the patient feels involved and assured of the targeted outcome.

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Treating the affection distally and with excellent efficiency.

Using the entry and exit points of the 12 major meridians to treat thoracic affections and  facial or head affections.

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The course dismantles the meridian system into its various components and explains the logic behind meridian location and its associated function.  Using Yin/Yang Theory and 5 element classification the placement, association and movement of the meridians becomes self-evident.

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Origins – The Legacy of Dr. Tan

Balance method acupuncture was first brought to the west by the late Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan in the 80s. Dr. Tan spanned the globe sharing his deep understanding of the meridian system and its interactions with thousands of students across 4 continents. His contribution to the acupuncture world cannot be underestimated.

There is no such thing as an empirical point

Every action, indication and function of a point can be explained and understood with clear logic.  Knowing why a point works increases the efficacy and use of said point.  It also allows for an intelligent combination of points to be chosen to get the best clinical results.

Unified Acupuncture Theory

Disparate theories of chinese medicine are unified to create efficient treatment protocols for clinical practice. This unifying theory opens up to a coherency often lacking in both academic and practical settings