History was made with the development of the first Certificate program of Balance System Acupuncture! Evolved and developed by Dr. Sonia F. Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP

The program takes the content of the Balance Method as taught by Dr. Richard Teh-fu Tan to Dr. Sonia F. Tan, and incorporates her experience as an academic teacher and clinician of the Balance Method. Evolved methods of teaching as well as hands-on domos, case work, feedback mechanisms, adjunct topics and multiple case studies are incorporated into the learning.

Guest speakers and teaching assistants are part of the faculty to enhance learning for the Grand Round weekends. Moreover, students will have increased confidence in their competency, with their learning applied in a testing environment. This program goes beyond a normal Continuing Education Unit, and further deepens your understanding and application, generating confidence!

This Certified program and mentorship is offered with hybrid learning delivery (both in-person and online) at our small private academy, based in Vancouver, Canada. The BSA Certificate program was originally and historically hosted at Langara College, and it was the first time Balance System Acupuncture was offered at a certified post-secondary institution. We are grateful for the collaboration and partnership that we had, and look forward to continuing to evolve within our own Tan Academy of Balance Inc.


Improve your clinical outcomes with higher efficiency and with more consistent, quicker results

Discover an effective, logical system for the application of acupuncture

Instructor, Dr. Sonia F. Tan. A well-practiced, experienced clinical professional whose training was received directly from Dr. Richard Teh-fu Tan.

Small class sizes to receive enhanced and personalized training

Weekend classes to support out-of-town and working professionals

Eligible for 95 CEUs with the CTCMA and CNPBC

Receive a Balance System of Acupuncture certificate from a recognized public post-secondary institution

Work with like-minded colleagues to grow your knowledge in this evolving practice

Improved knowledge and competency in a specialized area of acupuncture


"You can't stop the waves but you can learn how to surf"

John Kabat-Zinn

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