What is acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is the most traditional and common alternative health treatment in the world. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine. – TCM.

Originating in China during the Shang Dynasty between 1100 and 1600 BC, acupuncture has only gained popularity in the Western world since 1971.

Acupuncture provides natural results for a wide range of health problems that today cannot be solved by Western medicine. It is a scientific system of healing that restores and maintains the mind and body.

Acupuncture is a true physical medicine based on real anatomy. It balances the functioning of the body’s systems by improving the flow of oxygen, blood, nutrients and fluids in the body, strengthening the health of blood vessels and organs, and influencing and manipulating the nervous system to create homeostasis, balance and pain relief in the body.

Body Acupuncture

This is the most common acupuncture treatment. It involves the insertion and manipulation of very fine needles at known and proven acupuncture points, usually to a depth of about 3 to 5 millimeters. Each point has a different therapeutic effect; the points are located from head to toe.

Traditional Chinese Medicine – TCM

TCM is one of the oldest healing methods; in fact, it is 3,500 years older than Western medicine (1847). TCM is a collection of various methods, theories and practices of ancient Chinese wisdom. It is based on the “law of nature” and is designed to help people achieve and maintain health.

Effective for problems of:

respiratory, urology, burn-out, headaches and migraine, hay fever, dermatology, gastrointestinal complaints, menstrual complaints, menopause, overweight, pain, rheumatism, RSI, joints, backpain included, sleep, fertility, inconvenience during pregnancy, pediatrics, sports result and injuries, cancer treatment support.

In my practice:

For fast and optimal results, I combine acupuncture with lifestyle advice. Treating inflammation during an inflammatory lifestyle does not help. In addition, I use my knowledge of PNI-E (PsychoNeuroImmunology and Endocrinology). I treat both acute and chronic conditions.

Dr. TAN’s balancing method

In my practice, I practice the “Core acupuncture Dr. Tan” method. This method is simple and its application relieves pain with instant results. Carried out with anti-inflammatory dietary advice, you will be restored in no time. 

Dr. TAN, a Taiwanese with a career in the United States, has synthesized principles of traditional Chinese medicine into a logical and relatively simple method.

He was able to test his treatments for more than 30 years in clinics and dedicated the second part of his life to transmitting his method through training seminars on the five continents. His aim was to make acupuncture accessible to as many people as possible and to enable acupuncturists to achieve good results quickly.

The treatment starts with a diagnosis of the meridians. The patient indicates the precise location of his or her pain. Once the point or area of pain is identified, I will test different tender points corresponding to different possibilities of treatment strategy. I choose the best strategy and the treatment with the minimum of needles is carried out.

In summary, Dr. TAN also presents his method as “Acupuncture 1, 2, 3” corresponding to 3 basic steps to treat a pain:

  1. Locate the pain, discomfort, etc. = identify the diseased/damaging meridian
  2. Determine the best strategy = identify the balancing meridian
  3. Puncturing the points = identifying the sensitive or balancing points

This approach, based on ancient writings, is innovative because the consistent approach works with very quick results.

The painful area is never punctured. Thus it can be relieved to restore thoroughly.

Diagnostic means such as the pulse or the tongue can be used to affirm the choice of strategy.

The success of Dr. TAN’s method can also be applied to multiple pains or emotional or seasonal problems. The 1-2-3 approach remains the same but the choice of points is more complex.

Frequency of treatment

The treatment is started intensively, 2 to 3 sessions per week, for 1 to 4 weeks depending on the results. The idea is that the pain does not return between 2 sessions. As soon as it gets better, the sessions are spaced out for the stabilisation phase at a rate of 1 to 2 sessions per month for 2 to 3 months.


I have excellent collaborations with doctors, specialists, osteopaths and physiotherapists.

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