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This course provides the basic foundations of five main systems of the Balance Method/System. The systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians. Student will learn the history of the Balance Method/System, the basis of each of the Five Systems, and the logical processes for determining the meridians to acupuncture, including an easy-to-use format to outline the treatment plan. Learn how to apply the quick, efficient results effectively! Particular attention will be paid to musculo-skeletal conditions in this introductory level.

Pre-requisite: A license to practice Acupuncture legally within your jurisdiction, with a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture training.

This course has an optional add-on:

"Competency Equivalency Exam for Balance System Acupuncure: Level 1" (qualifies for Tan Academy of Balance Certificate stream entry).

This exam is for those who desire confidence on their competency and applictaion of the Balance System, and have an interest in feedback and / or entering the certification stream with the Tan Academy of Balance Inc. Qualifications to taking this exam include students who have either already taken BSA: Level 1 online with Net of Knowledge, in person with Dr. Sonia F Tan, or with another accredited instructor.

After the exam is purchased you will find it in your Net of Knowledge account. Once completed it will be graded personally by Sonia Tan and you will receive feedback from her. You will have two attempts to pass the exam; if you fail both, you can purchase the exam again for more attempts.

Learn, grow and gain confidence with feedback and application of your knowledge!

Price: $156.00
CEUs/PDAs: 4 Approved: California, Standard Certificate, Florida, IVAS, NCCAOM
Length: 4 Hrs
Course Type: Studio Recording
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • Understand the development of the six systems/strategies.
  • Be able to identify the name and numbers of the six systems/strategies and describe how each balances a meridian.
  • Learn how to apply a mirror and imaging concept to choose the acupuncture points on the body, and locate specific acupuncture points within the Balance Method/System.
  • Be able to follow the steps used in the Balance Method/System to diagnose and treat health conditions.
  • Be able to diagnose which meridians are sick and apply a treatment plan.


0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction to the Balance System of Acupuncture, its origins and lineage.

15 min - 45 minLecture theory of System I: Ming.

45 min - 1.25 hrsHolography – The Mirror and Imaging format. The 5 Step approach.

1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrsSystem 1 protocol.

1.5 hrs - 2 hrsLecture of theory of System II: Bie-Jing and System II protocol.

2 hrs - 2.5 hrsLecture of theory of System III: Biao-Li and System III protocol.

2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrsDiscussion of cases of chronic pain disorders and the use of the Balance Systems.

2.75 hrs - 3 hrsReview of Systems I to III.

3 hrs - 3.25 hrsLecture of theory of System IV: Opposite Clock and System IV protocol.

3.25 hrs - 3.5 hrsLecture of theory of System V: Neighbour Clock and VI: He. Systems I to V review.

3.5 hrs - 3.75 hrsDiscussion of cases of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders and the 6 Systems.

3.75 hrs - 4 hrsThe 5 step approach and 6 systems review.



Dr. Sonia F Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, licensed since 2006, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. She is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan. Read More »


Sonia Tan's description and explanation of the Balance system is super easy to understand and follow. Leela K.Australia

Sonia teaches in a way that is very easy to understand the material. The introduction relating to the I Ching was very helpful in understanding the basics of the Balance Method. I really enjoyed this course.Deenna H.Canada

This was a very easy to follow and understand course. Getting me back in touch with my TCM roots and theory. Brandon B.United States of America

This course is excellently taught. When you finish the course you will be able to start practicing the material immediately......not be wading through notes, trying to figure out how to proceed.Mary D.Canada

This course has fired me up to integrate balance method into my practice, I believe it is invaluable for treating pain (I'm looking forward to level 2 to see it;s wider applications). Sonia is an amazing teacher, made the course enjoyable, motivating and engaging. Thanks. Sarah C.United Kingdom

This course was great. There were many concepts I was struggling to understand from my own previous personal effort to understand the balance system. The course clarified these concepts for me. The explanation of the systems and how they were derived helped deeper understanding of the rationale. Thanks for teaching the course this way!Nurudeen A.Canada

I found Sonia very engaging thorough. I would like to attend her coursesMihi L.Australia

Sonia introduces important systems of acupuncture, based on balancing meridian channels. The methods taught will greatly benefit your practice.Gavin L.Canada

I highly recommend this course. Dr. Sonia Tan clearly presents the material, class content is well organized, with visuals and demonstrations. I immediately started using the methods taught in this class in my practice and have gotten positive results.Angela T.United States of America


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Unlimited Access & CEUSYou will have unlimited access to this course for as long as it is on Net of Knowledge, so that you can keep reviewing and learning from it over the years. CEU requirements must be completed within 1 year from the purchase. During this time, you must view the training and complete any required documents to get your certificate. You must also print and save your certificate for your own records.

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