ASSOCIATION for PROFESSIONAL ACUPUNCTURE in PA
is proud to present:
Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1, 2, 3
Introduction to Global Balance
October 5-6, 2013
9:00 am-5:00 pm both days
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Description of the Seminar:
Day one provides the basic training on the Five Systems of the Balance Method. The systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians. The systems contain logical processes for determination of the meridians to needle and an easy-to-use dynamic format to outline the treatment. Participants will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice and develop effective treatments. The Five Systems are based on Ba Gua relationships, as well as the Chinese Clock. Discussions and hands-on demonstrations will allow attendees to see the Balance Method in a practical format. This course is great for both new students, as well as experienced practitioners, of the Balance Method. It differs from previous Balance Method courses due to its emphasis on case studies and practical application.
In day two, Dr. Tan will discuss the treatment of internal disorders. He will introduce the ideas of “Dynamic” and “Static” Balance. Dynamic balance includes how to construct a Yin/Yang Taiji image in your treatments. Static Balance includes a higher-level application of the Six Systems that Dr. Tan uses as the foundation of his treatments. Participants who attend this class will expand on the knowledge from the intro class, while providing a firm foundation for the even more advanced classes such as “Meridian Conversion Therapy”, Seasonal Balance, etc. Dr. Tan feels that this “mid-level”class is important for the full absorption of these advanced courses. Many case studies will be discussed to assist students in understanding the material.
Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan
Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan began his studies in Chinese Medicine as a small child living in Taiwan. He apprenticed with numerous masters and studied herbal medicine, five elements, zang-fu energetics and channel theory. As a young man he took his training to the army hospital where he treated hundreds of patients in conjunction with their western medical treatment. He then chose to obtain a degree in industrial engineering which appealed to the scientific part of his mind. Later he moved to the United States to pursue doctorate studies in systems engineering. Around this time he began to piece together all the historical knowledge he had been taught and read about in the classics. He organized it all into a group of six systems which he used in clinical practice for a number of years. The Balance Method was born!
Dr. Tan is adamant that the classical texts state that the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments should be seen immediately, just as the shadow appears instantly when a pole is placed under the sun. After decades of private practice and group teaching, Dr. Tan is now renowned for sharing his knowledge of the Balance Method to thousands of practitioners worldwide. Dr. Tan encourages his students to attend his basic classes more than once because he offers new clinical pearls in each class. No two classes are ever the same as Dr. Tan encourages questions and always does class demonstrations to prove the instant effectiveness of his methods.
Dr. Tan is currently the author of five books printed in multiple languages: Twelve and Twelve in Acupuncture, Twenty-Four More in Acupuncture, Shower of Jewels, Dr. Tan’s Strategy of Twelve Magical Points and Acupuncture 1,2,3. He has plans for a future book entitled Acupuncture 1,2,3 for Internal Disorders.
14 NCCAOM PDAs (pending)
$395 for APA Members after 9/5/13
$370 for APA Student Member after 9/5/13
$425 for MAS, ASNY, NJAAOM after 9/5/13*
$455 for Non-members after 9/5/13
*Need proof of current membership
DAY ONE ONLY
DAY TWO ONLY
The Sonesta Hotel has set aside a block of rooms for the attendees of this seminar at a special rate of $169 a night for a double room. All reservations are made by the individual calling the hotel at 617-806-4653 and requesting the Association for Professional Acupuncture group rate, or by going online to the website, www.sonesta.com and entering the block code: CLIN10042013.