Balance Method Acupuncture – a Unique and Often Effective Method of Treatment. 

You may have come across the following interchangeable terms: Dr Tan Style Acupuncture, Distal Acupuncture, I Ching Acupuncture, and Balance Method Acupuncture. If you haven’t, this page contains all the important information you need to know regarding the treatment. So what does Balance Method Acupuncture mean, and what makes this acupuncture treatment so unique? 

Background Overview

Acupuncture PointsAs the name suggests, I Ching acupuncture refers to a 2500 year old advanced acupuncture technique based on Ba Gua (Mathematics-based Eastern philosophy) and one of the oldest books discovered, the I Ching. The name Dr Tan Style was adopted for the contribution of Dr Richard Tan. Dr Tan combined his knowledge of traditional martial arts and Chinese medicine practices with his technical and engineering knowledge acquired in college. Dr Tan readily shared his knowledge of Ba Zi, Feng Shui, Qi Gong, and acupuncture with interested Oriental medicine practitioners. Simply put, the late Dr Tan provided a different and unique take on classic acupuncture.

The Concept Behind Balance Method Strategies

Whereas Western medicine follows a biochemical model to diagnose and treat illnesses, Oriental medicine such as Balance Method acupuncture is based on the age-old energetic model. According to the energetic model, optimum health is achieved when the body is balanced. All energy (qi) meridians/channels and body organs are connected in a sophisticated network. Qualified practitioners utilise these inter-relationships to determine the root cause of a condition and apply appropriate techniques to help remedy the problem. This means that an imbalance in one region can manifest as pain in another area of the body.

Balance method acupuncture is mainly celebrated for its impressive competencies including:

  1. Rapid recovery and highly effective results.
  2. Needling is mainly performed along the legs, head, and arms thus eradicating the need for removing clothes.
  3. It’s individualised for each patient depending on the manifestation of the condition.
  4. Relief from pain is often experienced immediately after needling.
  5. The treatment addresses the root cause of a condition by focusing on the underlying imbalance in the patient’s body.
  6. Applicable to a variety of conditions and multiple diagnoses.
  7. A relatively gentle experience due to the general palpation needling technique.

Comparison with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Both Balance Method acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) use similar herbs and acupuncture points. However, the method of application is different. Contrary to the protocol-based approach of traditional techniques, Balance Method acupuncture employs a system-based approach. Both aim to facilitate a healthy emotional, physical, and mental state. Studies and personal testaments suggest that the Balance Method techniques achieve a healthy state faster and more effectively.

To complement Balance Method acupuncture, practitioners at Centre of Balance Hamilton recommend  lifestyle changes such as exercise, a healthy diet, and a positive attitude. Moreover, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are often used as complementary treatments to enhance the effectiveness of conventional medicine. Now that we have addressed the underlying principles of Balance Method acupuncture, the all-important question remains: Which conditions or disorders can be treated using this method?

Applicability of the Balance Method

Balance Method AcupunctureAcupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine may improve the vitality and health of patients by boosting their energy flow and improving their immune system. Treatment techniques available at Centre of Balance Hamilton include acupressure, acupuncture, heat pack therapy, moxibustion, and herbal remedies. These treatments have the potential to provide relief for conditions such as:

  • Stress disorders– hypertension, palpitations, anxiety, and insomnia.
  • Gynaecological disorders– Menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy complications, and reproductive system illnesses.
  • Muscular and neurological disorders– Rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, paralysis, headaches, neurological bladder dysfunction, sciatica, intercostal neuralgia etc.
  • Eye disorders– Cataracts, nearsightedness, central retinitis, and acute conjunctivitis.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders– Ileocecal valve complications, nausea, diarrhoea, ulcers, gastritis, gastroptosis, hiccups, and throat spasms.
  • Respiratory disorder– Laryngitis, asthma, bronchitis, influenza, tonsillitis, hay fever, acute rhinitis, sinusitis etc.

Balance Method acupuncture has a lot of potential for symptom and pain relief.  So, if you are suffering or you know someone who is suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above, it may be helpful to consider acupuncture. The journey to your general well being starts with scheduling an appointment.   Contact  Centre of Balance today for expert advice and treatment.

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