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                            Dr. Tan’s Balance Method
Slide Number 3
Strategy of Using balance method
Balance Method Treatment Guidline
Five systems of Balance method
Slide Number 7
System #1: The Anatomical Image system
Slide Number 9
System #2: The "Bie Jing" or Branching Channel system
System #3: The Interior/Exterior Relationship
System #4: The Chinese Clock -- Opposites
System #5: Chinese Clock -- The Neighbor System
Slide Number 14
Mirroring Format
Slide Number 16
Imaging Format
Slide Number 18
Document Text Contents
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Dr. Tan’s Balance Method

Yuxing Liu

Academy of Oriental Medicine at

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• Balance method is a series of acupuncture

systems rooted in the concept of healing the
body by balancing meridians

• It was developed by Dr. Richard The-Tan

• Based on TCM theory (Meridian theory)
• Neijing----Contralateral Needling (Juci)

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System #1, the Chinese Anatomical Image system
(Chinese meridian Name-sharing)

1) Diagnose the channel or channels involved and identify by
energetic category.( hand or foot, Shaoyang, Taiyang,
Shaoyin, etc.).
2) Locate the area(s) along the affected channel(s) where the
pain or blockages seem to be.
3) Choose the appropriate diagonal channel ( i.e. L. hand
Shaoyang to treat R. foot Shaoyang, etc.)
4) Using the "anatomical image" principle, find ahshi points
on the diagonal channel that correspond with the area of pain

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System #2: The "Bie Jing" or Branching Channel

Features of the Bie Jing system :
1) Uses Yang channels to treat Yin channels (and vice-versa).
2) Uses Hand channels to treat Foot channels.
3) If the condition treated is one-sided, Bie Jing treats the selected point on the
side that elicits the most Ahshi sensitivity upon palpation.

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Imaging Format

• The imaging Format is a method of point selection
which images the sick area of the body onto a
different area of the body.

• The corresponding area on the needled meridian
often reflects tenderness, weakness or tightness
from the affected meridian of the head, trunk or

• The limbs can balance the head, and trunk, vice

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Needled Area Sick

Reverse Image

Finger/Toe Testicles & anus Top of head

Hand/Foot Genitals, coccyx, sacrum Head & base of skull

Wrist/Ankle Bladder area/lumbo- Sacral

Neck and neck joint

Forearm/lower leg Lower abdomen, and lower

upper abdomen,rib cage
Chest, mid-upper back

Elbow/Knee Umbilicus level/L-2 Umbilicus level/L-2
Upper arm/upper

Upper abdomen,rib cage,
Chest, mid-upper back

Lower abdomen, and lower

Shoulder/hip joint Neck, jaw, base of skull Genitals, coccyx, sacrum
Top of shoulder/top of

Top of head Testicles & anus

Image of LIMBS to head and Trunk

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