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Dr. Sonia F. Tan, BA, BA(H), DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, is an educator, author, health practitioner and consultant. A second-generation Chinese metaphysician, she has been helping guide people on their pathway to balance in the Chinese Medicine and metaphysical world since 2006. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Dr. Sonia Tan obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tan. His most advanced level courses after all Balance Method levels, were first completed by a group of 16 senior students. Sonia was among those 16. With the blessings of fellow senior students to pass on the Balance Method legacy, Dr. Sonia Tan developed and created the very first Balance Method/System Acupuncture Certificate program at an accredited public post-secondary institution–Langara College –launched in 2018. Dr. Sonia Tan is the author of The Foundations of Balance Acupuncture: A Clinical Reference Manual.
In 2010, Sonia was honoured to be named and be a part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medical Teams. Dr. Sonia Tan has been teaching and keynote speaking since 2013. Sonia began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. Sonia has also completed many adjunct and advanced therapy courses, such as Sound Healing, TCM Clinical Aromatherapy & Essential Oils, Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan’s Balance Method (one of few Certified Gold-Level practitioners), and Dr. Jeffrey Yuen & Dr. Yvonne Farrell’s Eight Extraordinary Vessels approach, that she continually uses in her practice. She is a direct and senior student of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan.
In addition, following in her grandfather’s footsteps, the Tan lineage, and the classical umbrella of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Sonia Tan completed apprenticeships in Chinese Metaphysics in the areas of Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui under various teachers, and has been certified since 2011. She is a certified Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui practitioner under Master Marlyna Los, and a certified Ba Zi Chinese Astrology practitioner and direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan. Sonia is also an ongoing student of a variety of Martial Arts since 1995, and is grateful to her Shifu the late Dale Johns for her foundation, and to Shifu Matthew Dyck for continued guidance.
Dr. Sonia Tan is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys educating and inspiring others!