Dr. Sonia F. Tan, BA, BA(H), DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, is an educator, author, health practitioner and consultant. A second-generation Chinese metaphysician, she has been helping guide people in the Chinese Medicine and metaphysical world since 2006. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Dr. Sonia Tan obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of TCM program from the International College of TCM Vancouver.
Dr. Sonia F. Tan is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tan. His most advanced level courses after all Balance Method levels, were first completed by a group of 16 senior students. Sonia was among those 16. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is a Master and award-winning teacher of Balance System Acupuncture. With the blessings of fellow senior students to pass on the Balance Method legacy, Dr. Sonia Tan developed and created the very first Balance Method/System Acupuncture Certificate program at an accredited public post-secondary institution–Langara College–launched in 2018. She continues this Balance System Acupuncture evolution legacy and certification through the founding of her private school, the Tan Academy of Balance Inc, which is dedicated to education in the San Cai areas of Chinese Metaphysics. Dr. Sonia Tan is the author of The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture: A Clinical Reference Manual.
In 2010, Sonia was honoured to be named as a part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medical Teams. Dr. Sonia F. Tan has been teaching and keynote speaking since 2013. Sonia began her career in health with a BA in Honors Kinesiology (Athletic Injuries) from Western University, Canada. She continually studies with John Mini, LAc and various lineages in advanced Chinese herbal medicine strategies. Sonia has also completed many other adjunct and advanced therapy courses, such as Sound Healing, Clinical Aromatherapy & Essential Oils, and Dr. Jeffrey Yuen & Dr. Yvonne Farrell’s Eight Extraordinary Vessels approach, that she continually uses in her practice.
In addition, following in her grandfather’s footsteps, the Tan lineage, and the classical umbrella of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Sonia Tan completed apprenticeships in Chinese Metaphysics in the areas of Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui under various teachers. She is a certified since 2011 as a Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui practitioner under Master Marlyna Los, and a certified Ba Zi Chinese Astrology practitioner and direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan. Sonia is also an ongoing student of a variety of external and internal Martial Arts since 1995, and is grateful to her late Johns Shifu, Dyck Laoshi and Piche Laoshi.