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1 Developed by Dr. Richard Tan San Diego, CA Acupuncture 1, 2, 3Developed by Dr. Richard TanSan Diego, CA
2 Dr. Richard Tan, O.M.D., L.Ac. Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 3 other books by Dr. Tan
3 Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Simple and effective method for treating all types of painPatients can often be treated sitting in chair without undressingPain improvement is immediateTreatment time minutesUse one to 12 needles (varies)No electricity or MoxaMay need to repeat treatments at various intervals
4 Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 1. Identify the affected “sick” meridian(s) 2. Determine the balancingor “treating” meridian(s)3. Chose the acupoints to useAssess desired responseIf no improvement, reassessLeave needles for min.
5 Remember 3 Principal Meridian Sub-circuits! Dr. Tan’s balancing meridians: first method: (opposite side)LR-MH; TH-GB; KI-HT; SI-BL; SP-LU; LI-ST
6 Remember 3 Principal Meridian Sub-circuits! Dr. Tan’s balancing meridians: third method: (opposite side)TH-MH; GB-LR; SI-HT; BL-KI; LI-LU; ST-SP
7 Treating left hip pain Dr. Tan’s method Needle in SJ 14 1. Identify “sick” meridian:Left hip Gall Bladder (GB 30)2. Determine treating orbalancing meridian (s):Right arm San Jiao3. Determine the acupoint(s)Using the “mirror format”Palpate for “ashi” (tender) pointsRight arm SJ 14 was chosen
8 Treating left hip pain Dr. Tan’s method Needle in SJ 14 Left hip pain was 8/10Needle was left for min.No electricity or moxaPatient was able to continue to work at her deskAfter treatment, hip pain was essentially gone. Patient was very happy. But pain gradually returned after 24 hours.
9 Treating left hip pain Dr. Tan’s method Needle in SJ 14 The same procedure was repeated several times over the course of a month with similar benefits.Unfortunately, MRI showed severe OA and AVN and patient is scheduled to have elective surgery
10 Using Dr. Tan’s method for LBP 70 year old man with osteoarthritis and controlled DM II and remote B/L THR’sc/o one month hx LBP,3/10 at rest, 8/10 severity with activityNo radiation or paresthesiasLocalizes pain around left L4 to S2 level
11 Using Dr. Tan’s method for LBP Video of Tan's balance method of acupuncture for LBP.pptx
12 Tan’s method for LBP 1. Determine the affected median: This case: left lower back “bladder meridian” at L4-S22. Find the balancing meridians:a. Small intestine meridian (synergistic meridian)b. Lung meridianc. Kidney meridian (coupled meridian)Determine the acupoints using the mirror method or the imaging method.a. SI 3-7b. LU 6-10c. KI 2 – 9(palpate for “ashi” points)
13 Using Dr. Tan’s method for LBP Video of Tan's balance method of acupuncture for LBP.pptx
14 Fred’s LBP treatment Daily 60 min treatment x 3 days Declined treatment after thatLBP continued to improve and he was able to exercise on the treadmill and be free of disabling back pain
15 Tan’s method for elbow pain: lateral epicondylitis 1. Determine the “sick” meridian:for lateral epicondylitis: Large Intestine (LI 11)2. Find the balancing “treating” meridians:A. Stomach meridian (on the opposite leg)B. orC. Lung meridian (opposite arm)3. Determine the acupoints using the mirror methodA. ST 35 (opposite leg)C. Lu 5 (opposite arm)(palpate for “ashi” points, which are likely more therapeutic)Leave needles in for minutes, no electricity or Moxa.May repeat daily or as needed.
16 Tan’s method for knee pain: patellofemoral syndrome 1. Determine the “sick” meridian(s):Stomach meridian (St 35)Find the balancing “treating” meridians:Large intestine meridian (arm, opposite side of the body)orSpleen meridian (opposite leg)Determine the acupoints using the mirror format:a. LI 11 (opposite side)b. orc. SP 9 (opposite side)(palpate for “ashi” points, which are likely more therapeutic)Leave needles in for minutes, no electricity or Moxa.May repeat daily or as needed.* LI 11 is effective for treating knee pain of various etiologies. (use arm on opposite side of body from painful knee.)
17 Patient live demonstrations 1. Locate the pain and determine the “sick” meridian(s)2. Determine the balancing or“treating” meridian(s)3. Using the mirroring format or the imaging format, determine the acupointsuse “ashi” pointsPain should improve immediately.
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