Who is Si Yuan?
Honoring their Master’s wishes, Eileen Han, Delphine Armand, and Paul Wang comprise Si Yuan, the acupuncturists who will indefinitely continue to treat and teach, cultivating the pearl of their Mentor’s practice. Si Yuan 思源 means “thinking of the source” and acknowledges Si Yuan Team’s Master as the essential basis for every clinical strategy, treatment, and success. In deepest appreciation to their Teacher, Si Yuan humbly shares his wisdom with everlasting love, honor, and gratitude.
Eileen Han, L.Ac.
In the acupuncture community, the story of Eileen and her Shifu (Master) is memorable. While a sales representative for her family’s acupuncture supplies business, Eileen met him at his first expo in 1997. Despite peddling acupuncture resources, Eileen was a complete nonbeliever in the power of acupuncture. She had no interest in becoming an acupuncturist until she met this very unique professor.
As Eileen was listening to his insightful lecture at this fateful first conference, something clicked in her mind. In the following years, Eileen continued to attend the trade shows and sought out her favorite Teacher at these meetings.
Over the years, Eileen continued to benefit from his inspiration and influence of Dr. Tan. Even after Eileen was a qualified and effective acupuncturist, he encouraged her to seek out accredited schooling and licensure, a move that more fully developed her skill into a healing art.
In 1999, Eileen began her medical studies and an apprenticeship in her Professor’s San Diego, California clinic. As his student, she honed her implementation of the Balance Method, eventually becoming one of the top 5% of leading practitioners of the methodology worldwide.
Eileen holds a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the University of East/West Medicine in Sunnyvale, California. She supplements her formal and practical education with continuing studies in Ba Zi and Chinese face reading.
Delphine Armand, L.Ac., D.V.M.
Delphine Armand’s introduction and immersion in the Balance Method is proof that life can change in the blink of an eye. She first met her Shifu (Master) while interning and working on her dissertation in Germany. Astonished by his charismatic and fun personality, and intrigued by the strange broken and unbroken lines he had drawn on her notebook, she decided to invest her entire savings to attend his next scheduled class.
Delphine was immediately fascinated by the logic and effectiveness of the Balance Method and completely devoted herself to its practice and subsequent international growth.
Delphine shared with her Shifu a unique connection of “work hard, play hard”. She closely assisted him in countless classes in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia and has performed live translations of all of his classes into French, as well as coordinated the French translation of his books. Most recently, Delphine advanced her study of Ba Zi assisting her Professor in the preparation of his client’s charts.
Starting in 2008, she exclusively practiced his Balance Method in her clinic in France. During this time, he visited her busy practice and oversaw the treatment of her patients. Likewise, Delphine interned in her Master’s San Diego, California clinic on numerous occasions.
Delphine Armand holds degrees in both Veterinary Medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Paul Wang, L.Ac.
Paul Wang first met his Shifu (Master) in 2003 while completing graduate studies in Chinese Medicine. Paul was so immediately and deeply affected that he instinctively bowed and asked to become his disciple on the spot. In response, this surprising lecturer smiled and wittily replied, “Perhaps after a Ba Zi reading.” The rest is history.
Over the years, Paul and his Professor developed a close relationship as master and apprentice. Aside from a dedication to acupuncture, the pair also shared a passion for good food, fine wine and deep conversations.
For over a decade, Paul Wang cultivated his skills in the Balance Method as a California Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in a high-volume community acupuncture setting. He also completed training and certification in his Master’s Ba Zi course.
Prior to initiating practice, Paul was a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and an Undergraduate Research Apprentice in the Poly-PEDAL laboratory of Professor Robert J. Full. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Physiology and Biomechanics from the University of California at Berkeley. He also pursued minor studies in Classical Chinese and East Asian Philosophy, especially Daoism.
Paul is also an avid martial artist and meditator.