Balance Method Acupuncture


The Balance Method, developed by Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, is an acupuncture system renowned for its immediate results. Rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it incorporates the philosophical frameworks of the Ba Gua and the I Ching.

Dr. Tan’s “12 Magical Points” is a well-known protocol within the Balance Method, designed to achieve immediate and effective results in acupuncture. These points are selected based on the principles of balancing meridians and enhancing the body’s natural healing processes.

Key Principles of the Balance Method:

  • Immediate Results: A standout feature of the Balance Method is its ability to provide instant pain relief or therapeutic effects. This is achieved through the precise selection of point combinations that swiftly restore balance within the body’s energy system.
  • Systematic Approach: The Balance Method is structured and logical. It includes various systems and strategies for selecting the most effective points based on the patient’s specific condition.
  • Mirroring and Imaging: This method often employs mirroring and imaging techniques. Ailing meridians can be treated with balancing meridians at a distance, and points on one side of the body or one limb can be used to treat the opposite side or corresponding limb. This enhances the flexibility and effectiveness of treatments.

Dr. Tan’s dedication to teaching and refining this method has led to its widespread adoption. Today, acupuncturists around the world integrate the Balance Method into their practices, benefiting from its structured approach and proven efficacy.

While many practitioners teach and use the Balance Method, Dr. Tan specifically entrusted Dr. Eileen Yue-Ling Han with continuing his legacy as the method’s torchbearer after his passing in 2015.