MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
GUY POLAK &
The Tan Center was established in Israel as the first official center in the world for treatments, research, development and teachings of the Balance Method devised by Dr. Richard Tan. The Center was established by Adi Fromm and Guy Polak with the inspiration and encouragement of Dr. Tan.The Center was created to meet the need of practitioners to have an official and professional base and as a model for future official and professional centers in other countries. Our joint vision with Dr. Tan is to create a model of responsible teaching, backed with many years of clinical experience along with the collection and presentation of verified data. We are particularly focused on setting a high standard for professionalism while offering a unique teaching experience, building curriculums and educating the younger generation of practitioners. Our vast clinical experience in the field of treatments and teaching of Chinese Medicine in the hospital extends over fifteen years. We have treated patients in the outpatient and hospital wards; Orthopedics, Gastro, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Urology, Physiology, Gynecology, Maternity as well as in own private clinics. We regularly teach at Chinese Medicine schools in Israel. This experience has given us tried and proven clinical experience of thousands of patients, and the teaching of hundreds of students in their different education levels. We have built a large and professional team that practices the Balance Method and does hundreds of treatments and data collection on a weekly basis. This is what has gained us Dr. Tan’s support and trust. Our professional world view requires us to address the past, present and future of Chinese Medicine. To make sure to connect the world of Acupuncture in general and the Balance Method in particular to the great Meridian Theory. To understand the present position of the practitioners and to provide them with practical tools and professional advice to treat in the here and now; to connect the world of Acupuncture to the world of medicinal Chinese herbs and continue to learn and develop the Balance Method system in a professional and responsible way that characterizes our whole career. The Tan Center continues to commit to practice, teach and develop Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and to preserve the spirit of our guide and teacher. We hope that we can make our teacher proud of us and give even just a little of the inspiration and smile that Dr. Tan has given the world. With love, Adi Fromm and Guy Polak
World leader for Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine and a World-Renowned Lecturer
Director of Alternative Medicine, Pain unit. University Hospital Assuta Ashdod.
Co-Founder of the ITC- Israeli Tan Center
Guy is the Former Chairman of the Israeli Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine (2013-2018). Guy was the Head of Chinese Medicine at the Integrated Medical Services (Shir”m) of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, the first department of Complementary Medicine founded in an Israeli hospital. He is an official representative of Dr. Tan in Israel and is certified by Dr. Richard Tan in the Balance Method and a bearer of his Gold Certificate.
An expert in Chinese medicine treatments for orthopedics, pain diseases and Internal Medicine, Guy directs and leads the process of integration of Chinese Medicine at The Integrated Medical Services Ward of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, setting precedents and creating new standards in the field.
Guy lectures and advises post graduate TCM students as part of their continuing education and directs internship students and therapists in their clinical practice at The Integrated Medical Services (Shir”m) of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. Together with Adi Fromm, Guy runs the orthopedic and pain internship program for post graduate students. Guy teaches Dr. Tan’s Balance Method in Israel, Poland and Denmark and is a regular lecturer at international conferences. Along with his work in the hospital, Guy has two private clinics in Rishon Le zion Medical Center, Panda clinic Rechovot
Guy graduated in 2006 from the Medicine College of Tel Aviv, completed his internship at the Zhejiang Hospital, Hangzh, China in 2007 and Advance Studies of Dr. Tan’s Balance Method in Berlin, Germany in 2011. Guy is the coauthor of a study on the effects of acupuncture on the treatment of acute back and neck pain in the Emergency Room at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. He also directs retrospective studies and researches within the orthopedic department, with an emphasis on the effects of Balance Method acupuncture on orthopedic patients during hospitalization.
Academic Director of the Largest Chinese Medicine School in Israel, a Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and a World-Renowned Lecturer
Adi is the Director of the School of Chinese Medicine at Reidman College, Israel’s largest school of Chinese Medicine. He is responsible for all academic and pedagogical aspects of the four-year College of Chinese Medicine program.
Co-Founder of the ITC- Israli Tan Center Privet
Adi Fromm was the Director of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (Shira”m), the first Department of Complementary Medicine founded in a hospital in Israel. Adi is responsible for all activities of the department, including conducting research, teaching and performing Alternative and Chinese Medicine treatments.
Under his leadership, he succeeded in reaching a breakthrough in terms of cooperation between the medical establishment and complementary medicine, especially Chinese medicine, which led to the creation of the Integrative Medicine department. Adi is the first Chinese medicine practitioner who ever used acupuncture and herbal medicine inside an hospital ward. His pioneering work has become a model for integrating Chinese medicine in modern hospitals.
Adi is an official representative of Dr. Tan in Israel and is certified by Dr. Richard Tan in the Balance Method and bearer of his Gold Certificate. Adi is an expert in Chinese medicine treatments for orthopedics, pain and internal medicine, especially in Dr. Tan Balance Method. His vast experience led him to establish unique specialization courses in these areas. He teaches Dr. Tan’s Balance Method in Israel, Poland and Denmark and is a regular lecturer at international conferences.
Along with his work in the hospital and the college, Adi has two private clinics in Tel Aviv and Rishon LeZion and is the former Chairman of the Israeli Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Adi graduated in 2002 and completed his internship at the Zhejiang Hospital, Hangzh, China. He has been practicing the meridian theory and Dr. Tan’s Balance Method ever since. Adi completed his Advance Studies of Dr. Tan’s Balance Method in Taipei (Taiwan), Berlin (Germany) and Israel with Dr. Tan himself.