Programs

Programs

These courses may be taken for professional interest and also as entry requirement into the Balance System of Acupuncture Certificate Program (BSAP).

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

Must have a license to legally practice acupuncture in their field and have a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine training.  Equivalency options are available. Please email soniatan@langara.ca to inquire about equivalency options and to provide a copy of your license to practice.

Prerequisites and equivalency exams available in Feb to May. Certificate program intake begins in May. Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada (online options are available)


Levels 1 & 2 provide practitioners with the knowledge and confidence to apply these skills immediately in their practice. Successful completion of these courses provide entry into the Balance System of Acupuncture certificate program.

Practitioners such as Registered Acupuncturists, MD’s, ND’s and others that have taken the basic foundations, can elevate and deepen their practice and improved their clinical outcomes.The Balance System of Acunpuncture Certificate program's prerequisite courses, provide practitioners with the confidence through didactic and clinical hours, as well as competency testing. This foundation may be applied immediately into practice and provide them with the groundwork, understanding, and real-life examples as they work towards a certificate in this field.

Certificate Prerequisites:

Single Systems: Balance System of Acupuncture 1

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.

Multiple Systems: Balance System of Acupuncture 2

This class will discuss treatment of functional and internal disorders and how to treat them with multiple systems of the Balance System of Acupuncture. Students will expand on the knowledge from Module I, to include treating internal medicine disorders, including the discussion of complicated cases that include both MSK pain and functional internal disorders. The mirror and imaging format will be further discussed as well as advanced treatments such an Eight‐ Meridian and Four‐Meridian combos.

If you have a license to practice acupuncture, you may apply for these courses by calling 604.323.5322. Once registered you may apply for the certificate program beginning in April.

Equivalency Options are available

Follow these steps to inquire if you are eligible to write the equivalency test:

  1. To have your academic qualification assessed*, apply by email to the instructor Dr. Sonia Tan, soniatan@langara.ca with proof of equivalent course completion. Copy kramsden@langara.ca on your email.

If approved, you will be contacted to register for the equivalency exam, or to determine a viable date for your exam. This may include the ability to take the test offsite, via an invigilation centre, depending on technical availability in your area. Outside testing centre fees may apply.

Note: A minimum of 2 weeks is required to arrange testing. 

Equivalency Exam Fees:

Option One: $175 per level (ie. Level 1: Single Systems or Level 2: Multiple Systems)

Option Two: $297.50 (if you write both levels on the same date)

* Core Foundations from Academy of Acupuncture and Si Yuan are examples of current acceptable equivalents

Practical Workshop Equivalency:

Follow this link for course details. Dates are shown below

Useful reference documents:

email soniatan@langara.ca to express interest in writing an equivalency exam

Instruction

These courses may be taken for professional interest and also as entry requirement into the Balance System of Acupuncture Certificate Program (BSAP).

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

Must have a license to legally practice acupuncture in their field and have a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine training.  Equivalency options are available. Please email soniatan@langara.ca to inquire about equivalency options and to provide a copy of your license to practice.

Prerequisites and equivalency exams available 

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada. Online options are available


Levels 1 & 2 provide practitioners with the knowledge and confidence to apply these skills immediately in their practice. Successful completion of these courses provide entry into the Balance System of Acupuncture certificate program.

Practitioners such as Registered Acupuncturists, MD’s, ND’s and others that have taken the basic foundations, can elevate and deepen their practice and improved their clinical outcomes.The Balance System of Acunpuncture Certificate program's prerequisite courses, provide practitioners with the confidence through didactic and clinical hours, as well as competency testing. This foundation may be applied immediately into practice and provide them with the groundwork, understanding, and real-life examples as they work towards a certificate in this field.

Certificate Prerequisites:

Single Systems: Balance System of Acupuncture 1

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.

Multiple Systems: Balance System of Acupuncture 2

This class will discuss treatment of functional and internal disorders and how to treat them with multiple systems of the Balance System of Acupuncture. Students will expand on the knowledge from Module I, to include treating internal medicine disorders, including the discussion of complicated cases that include both MSK pain and functional internal disorders. The mirror and imaging format will be further discussed as well as advanced treatments such an Eight‐ Meridian and Four‐Meridian combos.

If you have a license to practice acupuncture, you may apply for these courses by calling 604.323.5322. Once registered you may apply for the certificate program begi

Equivalency Options are available

  • Course descriptions and upcoming dates available in "Courses" tab on this website
  • Register and complete full payment prior to January 25, 2021 (for the full certificate program beinning April 2021: BSAP1103-1109) and receive a 5% discount. Email kramsden@langara.ca to inquire.

Registration 604.323.5322

Why take the program?

  • Deepen and elevate your practice while receiving validation for your training with a Certificate, and improve your confidence in the knowledge and application of the system.
  • Small class sizes = enhanced and more connected learning.
  • Learn from a direct disciple of Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan, who is both an experienced clinician and academic teacher – Dr. Sonia F. Tan.
  • Upon successful completion of the program receive a Certificate from a public post secondary institution, validating and acknowledging your knowledge and competency in this highly specialized area of Acupuncture!

Target Audience:

Great for Medical Doctors/GP’s, Naturopaths and Registered/Licensed Acupuncturists to learn across the globe! Entry into prerequisites: Must be able to legally practice acupuncture in their field and have a minimum 250 hours of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine training. Certificate program entry available for those with equivalent training.

See this website under "Frequently Asked Questions" for more information.

Useful reference documents: