Courses

Courses

BSA Level 1 & 2:  In 2022, only the equivalency exams and the required practical component are being offered at Langara College. Web-based options are available for the theoretical course work. View the Schedule for Level 1 & Level 2 Course options. 

Certificate Program: Classes are on-campus at 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. If travel is restricted, or the college is closed, online options may be available. Email soniatan@langara.ca if you have concerns regarding attendance based on the published schedule.  

Courses

In this advanced course, students will expand their knowledge on the applications of the Balance System of Acupuncture and discuss a variety of internal syndromes using Channel Conversion. This class will further explore the relationships of the channels to the Guas of the I-Ching and Multiple System balances. The history of Zang-Fu diagnosis used for herbal diagnosis and treatment will be discussed and instruction will be giving to teach students how to equate their Zang-Fu diagnosis with a Meridian diagnosis in order to devise effective acupuncture treatments. Finally, there will be discussion on cases of the practical application of Channel Conversion.

In The Twelve Meridian System discover an in-depth explanation of Dr. Richard Tehfu Tans Strategy of Twelve Meridian Points/System designed to treat the entire body by regulating all 12 meridians. This strategy was designed specifically for complicated pathological conditions by applying a unique combination of all twelve meridians, the Five Transporting Points, the Mirror/Imaging Format, Four Segment Timing, and the Yin/Yang Balancing Dynamic. Each of these concepts will be discussed in detail in order to provide a clear understanding of the methodology behind the strategy.

This course combines the theories behind two effective acupuncture systems: Five Phase Acupuncture and the Balance System. Attention is paid to which elements are associated with specific hexagrams of the I-Ching, and how to balance these hexagrams using the Balance System. Case studies will be discussed to help assist participants in a thorough understanding of this advanced system.

Students will expand their knowledge and application of the Balance System and discuss Seasonal and Four-Section timing. This is an advanced method of point selection based on the rhythms of nature and the five shu-transporting points. Instruction will focus on the connection between channels, acupoints points and the rhythms of our body and nature. Students will expand their understanding of the I-Ching and discuss how we can create a balance in the seasons by using the hexagram of the current season to balance the hexagram associated with an affected meridian in order to treat a variety of internal and external disorders. Particular attention will be paid to disorders that are caused or exacerbated by seasonal changes such as allergies, joint pain, muscle aches and certain types of depression.

This class will touch on all of Levels and methods of the Balance System of Acupuncture and what types of disorders are more suitable to certain methods. Many modern-day diseases often have overlapping patterns which include both physical and mental/Shen disorders, therefore many patients require a hybrid approach in which numerous strategies are combined in one treatment. Discussion will include how it is important to still keep focused in each treatment so the treatment goal can be reached, and specific tonification and sedation techniques to help guide your treatments, with many case discussions. Understand how to bring the advanced knowledge to a new level which will extend into clinical practice.

This class will touch on all of levels and methods of the Balance System of Acupuncture and review each strategy. Most importantly, students will review and refine their understanding of each module and use case studies to enhance their understanding. Discussion will include how to keep focused in each treatment so the treatment goal can be reached. There will be a focus on practical knowledge and many case studies will be discussed. Students will refine and understand how to bring the advanced knowledge to a new level of understanding that will extend into clinical practice. The course encourages students to bring cases and ask questions about their clinical cases and will include group work to devise treatments, which will be discussed together.

This exam will test the understanding of the previous seven modules of the Balanced System of Acupuncture program. Testing components will include a review of knowledge that was asked for in homework, quizzes, and presented in lectures. Emphasis in this exam will cover learning outcomes from Balanced System of Acupuncture Modules 7 & 8 where there was no additional examination at the time of the class.

Courses

Registration fee is $175/exam or $297.50 (15% discount) if writing both Level 1 & 2 exams on the same date.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50202 1 mng Su Mar 20, 2022 1000-1130 Online Fu-Mei Chou,
Sonia Tan
$175 Online
50203 1 mng Su Apr 24, 2022 1000-1130 Online Fu-Mei Chou,
Sonia Tan
$175 Online

Registration fee is $175/exam or $297.50 (15% discount) if writing both Level 1 & 2 exams on the same date.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50204 1 aft Su Mar 20, 2022 1200-1330 Online Fu-Mei Chou,
Sonia Tan
$175 Online
50205 1 aft Su Apr 24, 2022 1200-1330 Online Fu-Mei Chou,
Sonia Tan
$175 Online

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CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
50587 4 day Su Feb 27, 2022 0900-1600 Ross Durant Main Campus (Map)