Delphine Armand – President – Growing up in Niger and Chad, Delphine was exposed from a young age to different cultures and living conditions, setting the foundation for a life defined by intellectual curiosity and compassion. While completing a degree in veterinary medicine, Delphine was drawn towards the energetic healing approach offered by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her studies in this field eventually led her to cross paths with the acupuncture Master, Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, who would change her life.
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 Dr. Tan’s next Balance Method class. Delphine was fascinated by the logic and efficacy of the Balance Method and devoted herself to its practice and international growth. She worked hand in hand with her Shifu (master) for a decade, as a live translator at his seminars and French translator of two of his books.
Her Shifu was an important influence in her life, imparting not only his acupuncture techniques but also his philosophy and wisdom. In acknowledgement of her debt to her Shifu for the time and patience he dedicated to her personal growth, Delphine works to share with others what she was fortunate enough to learn.
Delphine believes that knowledge, like wealth, should never be accumulated but shared and passed on to others, in the same way as a river flows. This philosophy informs her teaching as a Balance Method instructor as well as her humanitarian work.
Delphine practises the Balance Method exclusively in her acupuncture clinic in the south of France. She continues to spread the teachings of her Master internationally as a Si Yuan Balance Method instructor.