Dr. Tan method is a type of acupuncture based on meridian or channel style acupuncture. The treatement is for any type of condition using minimal needles. The pain treatments are unique because the actual needling is not done where the pain is. It is done at another location on the body that reflects the area of the pain.
Why is that important? Well, if you are in pain, the last thing you want is someone treating the area of pain by aggravating it with some kind of stimulus. The treatments are very effective for any kind of pain. The difference between this method and regular acupuncture is treating from a different location than the site of pain and you may come in for treatment 2-3 times per week for 6-8 weeks, then re-evaluation is necessary to determine if you should continue treatments, reduce frequency, or be discharged due to no pain anymore.
These treatments are must less intense and generally get the same or better results than traditional acupuncture treatments.
The cost per treatment is less than a regular treatment because of the frequency. It depends on the treatment plan you pick. The high frequency of treatments generally speeds up the healing so you get well sooner.