Advanced Style of Acupuncture

It is a common misconception that acupuncture should be given to the affected area of a patient’s disease. This concept of “local” treatment is actually less effective and misses the magic of acupuncture theory.  The body possesses a complex system of connections, primarily made of nerves and blood vessels.  Acupuncture uses its meridian system to describe the functional organization of these connections to help relieve pain and improve bodily functions.  As Dr. Richard Tan, creator of the Balance Method, famously tells his students, “the switch is not on the light,” meaning that the local area is not the ideal location for treatment.

The Balance Method uses powerful “distal” acupuncture points on the arms and legs to treat all aspects of the body.  So if you come to our clinic complaining about knee pain, the one place we won’t put a needle is in your injured knee.  By choosing non local acupuncture points, we can have the patient move the affected area during treatment to observe the clinical effects.  Balance Method Acupuncture is unique in its ability to obtain instantaneous results for pain. After insertion of the needles, most patients can immediately feel a decrease in pain level and improved range of motion.