Reversing the Perils of Perimenopause with Balance Method Acupuncture

Eileen Yue-Ling Han, PhD, LAc.
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Terasen Theatre


More and more women are approaching perimenopause and menopause at an earlier age. The hormone imbalances and physical and emotional changes resulting from this unexpected development often take women by surprise. As a result, when they experience hot flashes/night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, mood swings, and even rash personality shifts, they lose their ability to function normally in daily life. Most importantly, these women often feel helpless and are unaware of a medication-free way to feel better. This seminar will introduce participants to an effective approach to balancing hormones, resolving patient symptoms, and getting patients back to feeling like themselves via Balance Method acupuncture.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce participants to the need for understanding how to recognize the symptoms of and treat perimenopause 
  • Explain the philosophy and practical applications of the Balance Method in the treatment of hormone imbalances characteristic of perimenopause
  • Discuss how to use the 12 Meridians acupuncture approach to diagnose and treat perimenopause-related hormone imbalances
  • Provide insight on the use of supportive Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional approaches to get patients back on track as soon as possible
  • Demonstrate needling techniques and channels to treat women’s hormone-based concerns
Eileen Yue-Ling Han, PhD, LAc.
San Diego, CA

Dr. Eileen Yue-Ling Han, PhD, LAc is a board-certified acupuncturist with a lifetime of extensive training and practice in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Born and raised in Taiwan, the heart of TCM, Dr. Eileen benefited early on from a working education with the best practitioners. During 15 years of immersion in her family’s acupuncture needle and TCM supplies business, Dr. Eileen also received invaluable practical experience that served as the foundation for her work today.

In 1999, Dr. Eileen began her medical studies and an apprenticeship with Dr. Richard Tan, the internationally renowned author and leader of the unique Balance Method. As a student, she honed her focus in internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, traumatology, and external medicine. During this time, she also received essential training in Western medicine and practice management. Now a renowned practitioner of the Balance Method, Dr. Eileen delivers reliable and effective treatment for patients with a broad range of healthcare concerns. 

Dr. Eileen holds a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the University of East/West Medicine in Sunnyvale, CA. She has also completed a PhD in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from American Liberty University in Newport Beach, CA. She supplements her formal and practical education with continuing studies in herbology and Chinese face reading to bring a truly holistic approach to treating patients.



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