Who is Si Yuan?
Honoring their Master’s wishes, 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.
Delphine Armand, LAc, DVM
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 Chengpo Wang, LAc, DACM
Paul Wang first met his primary acupuncture Shifu (Master) in 2003 while completing graduate studies in Chinese medicine. Paul was so immediately and deeply affected by a resonance with the teachings that he instinctively bowed and asked to become his disciple on the spot. In response, the amused lecturer smiled and wittily replied, “Perhaps after a Ba Zi reading.” The rest is history.
Over many years, Paul and his Shifu developed a close spiritual relationship as Master and Apprentice. Aside from a dedication to innovating acupuncture, the pair also shared an intellectual curiosity and systematic creativity — as well as a passion for good food and fine wine.
For more than a decade, Paul Wang honed 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 Shifu’s Ba Zi course.
Prior to initiating professional 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 has over two decades of experience in various teaching capacities. As an avid martial artist, qi cultivator, and long-term meditator, he integrates these lineages into a full expression of Chinese medicine.