Balance Method

Balance Method Acupuncture is an advanced system of Acupuncture that is over 2500 years old.  Its foundations are based upon the philosophies of the Ba Gua, an eastern philosophy based upon mathematics; and the I Ching, one of the oldest books in the world that utilizes the Ba Gua philosophy.  The concepts introduced by the I Ching & Ba Gua philosophy allow mathematical systems to be fully integrated into our view of reality.  Balance Method Acupuncture is also known as, I Ching Acupuncture, Distal Acupuncture, & Dr. Tan Style Acupuncture.

One of Mark’s teachers, Dr. Richard Tan, introduced him to a system of acupuncture called Balance Method Acupuncture in 1997.  A former Aerospace Engineer and trained in Martial Arts as a child, Dr. Tan truly embodies the "old school" combining with the "new school".  Using his traditional knowledge handed down to him by his teachers as a kid; learning martial arts, the classics, and chinese medicine from his father and other teachers; he coupled this with his college engineering background, creating a system of acupuncture that is truly genius.  This system of acupuncture is the most effective system of acupuncture for treating pain. Balance Method Acupuncture works immediately.

What makes Balance Method Acupuncture unique is that it provides the following:

  A sense of Balance in your life.

  85% success rate through a series of treatments.

  Individual specific attention to your problem.

  Needling done on Arms, Legs, & Head.

  Patient remains fully clothed.

  Faster overall recovery times.

  Pain relief within seconds of needle insertion.

Much gratitude goes out to my teacher, Dr. Richard Tan, a Master, Teacher, and Practitioner in this ancient style; and his many students throughout the world for carrying on this powerful art.  Dr. Tan is known for his expertise in Acupuncture, Qi Gong, Feng Shui, & Ba Zi.

The Balance Method is a specialized discipline within Oriental medicine. It was created by Dr. Richard Tan. Dr. Tan openly teaches his Balance Method techniques to practitioners who are willing to learn and use his various techniques to facilitate rapid healing. Dr. Tan also maintains an up-to-date list of practitioners who are certified in the Balance Method. Mark Tryling has been on this list since 2003. Currently, he is the only practitioner of Oriental medicine in North Texas on this list. Balance Method practitioners make up only about ten percent of all acupuncturists or doctors of Oriental medicine. Most balance method practitioners focus only on acupuncture strategies. Mark Tryling has developed specific Balance Method treatment strategies that incorporate both acupuncture and herbal methods and bases his treatment strategies on his revolutionary pulse diagnosis system, The Pulse Matrix.

How Does Balance Method Strategies Work?

Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the bio-chemical model of Western medicine. Consequently, this energetic model relies on a check and balance system to keep the body in optimum health. Each one of the body’s organs and corresponding channel or meridian is connected to others via a complex network of inter-relationships. Utilizing the knowledge of these relationships, your practitioner of Oriental medicine is able to achieve stronger, more effective treatments using either acupuncture, herbal medicine or both.

What conditions can be treated with the Balance Method?

The Balance Method incorporates advanced techniques not normally acquired in colleges of Oriental medicine. Most conditions are well suited for being treated with the Balance Method. Certified Balance Method practitioners have a diverse set of acupuncture and herbal protocols at their disposal, allowing them to be very effective and efficient with patient care. These protocols go much farther beyond those acquired in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) training.

How is Balance Method different from TCM?

Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Even though both Balance Method and TCM use the same acupuncture points and herbal medicines, the way each system uses the points and herbs is quite different. The goal of Balance Method is to achieve a healthy mental, physical and emotional state in the most rapid possible manner. Balance Method happens to achieve this healthy state more quickly. As in any form of healing, the patient's attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome of a course of treatment. Patients are encouraged to actively participate in their healing process.

Although Oriental medicine can treat most conditions, there are circumstances that can be dealt with more effectively by Western medicine. In such cases, your acupuncturist will recommend you contact a Western medical doctor. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine should be seen as complementary to Western medicine.

What Can Balance Method Treat?

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine's ability to treat over 43 common disorder including:

Ear, Nose, & Throat Disorders

Toothaches, pain after tooth extraction, gingivitis, acute or chronic earaches, acute sinusitis, acute  rhinitis, hay fever, runny nose, and acute tonsillitis.

Respiratory Disorders

Colds and influenza, acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma (in children and adults when  uncomplicated), acute and chronic laryngitis.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Spasm of the throat and diaphragm, hiccup, gastroptosis, acute or chronic gastritis, sour stomach or heartburn chronic duodenal ulcers, acute or chronic colitis, acute and chronic diarrhea, acute bacillary dysentery, nausea and vomiting, constipation, and ileocecal valve problems.

Eye Disorders

Acute conjunctivitis, central retinitis, nearsightedness (in children), and cataracts without complications.

Neurological & Muscular Disorders

Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis (within the first 3-6 months), post-stroke numbness and paralysis, peripheral neuritis, neurological bladder dysfunction, bed-wetting, intercostal neuralgia, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, clenched jaws and TMJ.

Gynecological Disorders

Painful periods, PMS, infertility, menopausal complaints, excessive uterine bleeding, amenorrhea,  morning sickness, delayed labor, prolonged labor, painful labor, mastitis, acute and chronic vaginitis, uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breasts.

Stress Disorders

Insomnia, anxiety, palpitations, and hypertension.

The above are only the disorders either identified by the WHO or considerable Chinese research treated by acupuncture. Oriental medicine, including internal and external herbal medicine, remedial massage therapy, and Oriental dietary therapy treat these conditions and many more. In addition, Oriental medicine not only seeks to treat disease but to improve health and vitality. It boosts the immune system, increases energy, helps preserve youth, and promotes longevity.

Oriental Medicine is a complex form of medicine that has been practiced in several countries around the world for thousands of years. As a result, there are many valid schools of thought and traditions within the profession. In order to obtain the best health care, you should seek a practitioner who has been comprehensively trained in all facets of Oriental Medicine.

Over 40 states have passed statutes or regulations setting standards for the practice of acupuncture by professional acupuncturists. If you live in a regulated state, you should seek a Licensed, Registered or Certified Acupuncturist. If you live in an unregulated jurisdiction, it would be best to locate an individual licensed in another state or certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

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