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Health Discovery Acupuncture 
4741 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

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Red Tree Wellness Inc. 
Red Tree Wellness Inc. 

Multiple Systems: Balance System of Acupuncture Level 2 

Course Description:

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*

*Any health care practitioner who is legally able to practice Acupuncture in their jurisdiction, with a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and foundational training.


Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

A student who successfully completes this course will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Contextualize the Balance Method/System within the history of the acupuncture field.
  • Outline the development of the six systems/strategies.
  • Identify the name and numbers of the six systems/strategies and describe how each balances a meridian.
  • Apply a mirror and imaging concept to choose the acupuncture points on the body.
  • Locate specific acupuncture points within the Balance Method/System.
  • Outline and follow the steps used in the Balance Method/System to diagnose and treat health conditions.
  • Diagnose which meridians are sick and apply a treatment plan.


Dr. Sonia F. Tan, has been helping guide people on their pathway to health in the TCM world since 2006.  She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 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 Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Sonia is also a Certified Gold Level practitioner of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan and the Balance Method of Acupuncture. She developed the first Certificate program in Balance Method / System Acupuncture at an accredited post-secondary institution - Langara College. She was honoured to be named and be a part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medical Teams. Dr. Sonia Tan has been teaching and keynote speaking at various conferences, institutions, and seminars since 2013. Sonia began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. While Dr. Tan enjoys variety and a general practice, her areas of passion and focus are in Immunology, Sport Medicine and Migraines & Headaches. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Sonia is a second generation Chinese metaphysician, is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys educating and inspiring about all things Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine!


Regular Registration:

Level 1 - Single Systems (aka Acupuncture 123), 2 days, 14 CEU hours, $500 + GST. 

Early Bird: 

Level 1 - Single Systems (aka Acupuncture 123), 2 days, 14 CEU hours, $460 + GST. 


Space is limited! Register early to reserve your spot!

Registration is at 8:30am. Class time begins 9:00 am, ends at 5:30pm.

Courses offered qualify and meet the requirements for CTCMA CEU’s and CNPBC Category ‘C’ CEUs. Red Tree Wellness Inc. is also a California Acupuncture Board Continuing Education Provider, CEP number: 1234 and NCCAOM PDA Provider number 168958. California Acupuncture Board Category 1 approved (14CEUs). NCCAOM approved (14 CEUs).

If registration is full, please email clinic@redtreewellness.ca with your contact information and license number. You will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if a spot opens up.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $75 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course, and after the course begins.