The Pulse of Balance – July 2023 Newsflash

Written by: Sonia Tan

July 16, 2023

This is your monthly pipeline newsflash!

Exciting updates on learning opportunities and ways to connect with us this month and next!




  • Upcoming LIVE IN-PERSON Balance System Acupuncture (BSA) seminars:


        • BSA Foundations Levels 1+2 in-person only, Vancouver, BC
        • *(DATE CHANGED: Dec 1-3/23)*
        • BSA Levels 2.5-4 in Sydney, Australia - Sept 22-24/23.
  • Invitation to our new Tan Balance Hub!
        • Download our Tan Balance Hub mobile app!

See you online, in-person, or in the Tan Balance Hub,

We hope to see you soon! 

Alex & Tan Shifu and the Tan Academy of Balance Team


Live & In-Person Balance Acupuncture Seminars

Announcing NEW DATES for 2023 & 2024 live + in-person seminars for
 Balance System Acupuncture Foundations Levels 1 + 2!

NEW Dates and Locations:
December 1-3, 2023, in-person only in Vancouver, Canada
May/June 2024 (Location TBD)


This is a LIVE IN-PERSON ONLY three day course with a practical component. Gain hands-on practice with Dr. Tan and her teaching assistant(s). This course provides knowledge and skills of the basic Foundations of Balance System Acupuncture (BSA), Level 1: Single System Balance and Level 2: Multiple/Global System Balance.


In Part One, learn Balance System Level 1: Single Systems and the basic structures of the five main systems of Balance System Acupuncture, an evolution of the Balance Method. The systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing channels. Students will learn the history of the Balance Method/System, the basis of each of the Five Systems, and the logical processes for determining the channels to acupuncture, including an easy-to-use format to outline the treatment plan. A detailed explanation of the Holography (Mirroring and Imaging) Formats will also be explained to assist participants in effective point selection. Dr. Tan will show how to use distal points in order to avoid aggravating the area of discomfort and will include demonstrations and hands-on practice. Particular attention will be paid to musculo-skeletal conditions in this introductory level.


Part Two expands on the basic principles taught in the Single Systems: Balance System Acupuncture Level I. Part two will discuss treatment of functional and internal disorders and how to treat them with multiple systems of  Balance System Acupuncture. Students will expand on the knowledge from Level I (part 1), extending their clinical reach from musculoskeletal (MSK), orthopaedics and pain, to treating internal medicine disorders, including the discussion of complicated cases that include both MSK pain and functional internal disorders. The Holography (mirror and imaging format) will be further discussed and how it is used in clinical practice to treat internal issues and body pain. Advanced treatments will be discussed for use in clinic such as an Eight-Channel combo for women’s health and a Nine-Channel combo for digestive disorders. A Four-Channel combo will also be discussed as a treatment strategy to treat bronchial disorders, cardiology symptoms, digestive disorders and urogenital diseases. Practitioners will understand how to approach complicated cases involving multiple channels in clinical practice, have hands-on practice with newly introduced acupoints and techniques, and have feedback from the teaching team.


Prerequisite: A licence to practise Acupuncture*

*Any health care practitioner who is legally able to practise Acupuncture in their jurisdiction, with a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and foundational training. Acupuncture students that have completed Year 2/knowledge of all channel flow and acupoint location and needling.


Register now!

Early Bird rate of $650 + tax ends October 31, 2023.
Regular rate is $850 + tax for the 3 day seminar.

Optional certification test February 11, 2024, to qualify for as a Certified in BSA Foundations, the Certificate stream, and entry into the BSA Certificate program in the fall of 2024.


Steps to Register


Our new registration system now streamlines the process for students to see and register for all available TAB courses, make deposits, early-bird, and pay-as-you-go payments directly, and see course outlines and schedules all from our central!



  • Click Here to Register for a TAB Student Account. 
  • You can then access the TAB Student Access page and see all available Courses in the TAB Store.
  • Select and register for Balance System Acupuncture Foundations (Levels 1+2): Single + Multiple Systems - Live & In Person.


Questions? Email us at

Live + In-Person BSA Refinement + Advanced Seminar in Sydney, Australia

Balance System Acupuncture Levels 2.5RP, 3 and 4, September 22-24, 2023 in Sydney, Australia.

Hosted and provided by Chinese Medicine Education

  • Level 2.5RP - Refinement and Practical
  • Level 3 - Channel Conversion
  • Level 4 - The Twelve Meridian/Magical System

This is an intensive and accelerated 3-day course that will elevate your overall understanding and practice of Balance Method Acupuncture, an evolutionary and systemic technique focused on getting further results to the next level. 

This course consists of:

  • 1 day of Level 2.5 Refinement and Practical (Refine, Refresh and Practice)
  • 2 days of deeper advanced theory of the Balance Acupuncture in Level 3 (Channel Conversion) and Level 4 (12 Magic).

Participants will be able to apply the concepts immediately in practice and develop effective treatments. Balance System Acupuncture, as taught by Dr. Sonia F. Tan, is based on the culmination of her education, research and experience with various teachers including the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan, Dr. Yvonne Farrell and Dr. Jeffrey Yuen.

Students who have previously taken Level 1 and Level 2 or equivalent courses are welcome to attend this course after completing the outlined prerequisites.

Click here for more info at Chinese Medicine Education!

Join our *New* Tan Balance Hub + Download the New App!

Enjoy a *NEW MEMBERS* discount until August 2023!

Become one of the First 50 Founding members!

Current members have already received their invitation, and now we are excited to openly invite you to join as a member in Phase 2 of our new and improved HUB now called the Tan Balance Hub!

The Tan Balance Hub is a spot where Balance & Channel Theory Acupuncturists, Classical Chinese medicine practitioners and Chinese metaphysicians alike can connect with like-minded people all using the same language and receive further support.

Our new platform has enhanced navigation, messaging, member chats, and directory searches, as well as a member only resource access such as our Learning Lab videos, direct messaging, practice listing and more!

This new premium platform will also be able to host our Learning Labs and live stream Events in the future. If you miss a Learning Lab recording, it will be available right on the Hub. The new platform is browser and mobile friendly (woo hoo!), has an Apple and Android app available now! and is built to our specifications for our needs! 

Special Features of the Tan Balance Hub

Our free area gives you access to our Academic Calendar, Webinar links, Program Information, Events and other resources.

Our members only area (requiring completion of Tan Academy of Balance/Sonia F. Tan BSA Levels 1+ 2) gives you access to:

  • Learning Lab videos (*CEUs issued only by live attendance).
  • Tips and teachings from the TAs.
  • Ask case or general questions.
  • List your practice on our Find A Practitioner webpage.
  • Receive special discounts for all TAB events and seminars.
  • Network with Balance Acupuncturists & like-minded practitioners.
  • Receive direct support.
  • A private community, with no algorithms or noise.
  • Connect directly with Dr. Sonia F. Tan and her TAB Teaching team.
  • Sub-groups of Cohorts & special interest e.g. Eight Extra Vessels & Channels, OBGYN, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui. 
  • And more!


This is where you come in!

As a new member, we are providing you with a discounted first year to the members-only premium area, 
if you migrate by August 31, 2023!

The first 50 members will receive a "Founding 50 Member" badge!

Follow the 5 step process below:



5 Steps to Sign Up & Join the
Tan Balance Hub
(For NEW members):

1) Complete Foundations of Balance Acupuncture Level 1 & Level 2 Systems courses found at Net of Knowledge.

2) Send your proof of completions of Levels 1 & 2 to hello(at)

3) Sign up here to create an account on the Tan Balance Hub hosted by Disciple.

4) Look to the upper right corner of the free section’s home page for the Member’s Area with a lock. Click here, and then use the coupon below to gain 50% off your first year to access the members-only area.

Coupon Code:
(50% off for first year; $8.99 annually thereafter - Coupon valid until August 31, 2023)

NOTE: Coupons can only be used on the web-version sign up
, not on the Apple or Android app. 

Sign up to register on the web first for the coupon code to work, then when in, download the app and use the same sign in credentials


5) Post to the Members Wall Activity Feed and introduce yourself! Don’t forget to change your username to your First name as you would like it to appear on the account!


OTHER NOTES: After you have paid, give our administrator a few days to approve your Membership and add your personal badges to your profile. Once completed, you will see Members side and the Activity Feed, and be able to direct message fellow members! 



Prerequisite Courses Levels 1 & 2:
Net of Knowledge Webinars

Create an account & follow the steps to membership:
Sign up for the Hub!

Once you have signed up with the browser login,

Download the Tan Balance Hub app for iOs and Android!

iOs App     Android App

Be a part of like-minded people that speak the same language! The members-only area has a low annual fee of $8.99 USD. Remember to use the special 50% off for your first year coupon at registration before August 31, 2023!

Follow the 5-step instructions above to join!

Continued Learning Resources

Recorded Webinars


Available at

Net of Knowledge: Dr. Sonia F. Tan

Available at


BSA levels 1, 2, 3 & 4

Astrology & Feng Shui introductions and prerequisites

Course-only & CE Options Available

Dr. Sonia Tan wrote this book with the intention that it be a reference textbook to Levels 1+2: Single + Multiple Balance. It is an essential clinical reference.

The International French Version of The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture is Now Available!


Find a Practitioner!

Want to refer a patient?
Find Trained or Certified practitioners in your area.

Join the Tan Balance Hub!

Direct communication with Shifu Tan & the Teaching Assistants Community and support of like-minded practitioners.

~ Inspiring Confidence ~ Creating Balance ~ Motivating Evolution ~

Sonia Tan
Author: Sonia Tan

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