On-demand Course • saam acupuncture
Focus as a Diagnostic
The coronavirus has generated a lot of concern. And for good reason as it's spread through the respiratory system, which means it is easily transmittable. Combine that with modern air travel and we have a potentially hot medical, economic and political situation.
While COVID-19 is not something we've seen before, Chinese medicine practitioners have through the ages faced epidemic illness that did not play by the usual rules of the day.
With that in mind, we bring you this discussion of how we might use Chinese medicine and Saam acupuncture in particular to treat the various presentations that might appear in those who have contracted this pathogen.
Meet Your instructor
Toby Daly, PhD, L.Ac
I began studying Chinese medicine in 1997 with Sunim Doam, a Korean monk trained in the Saam tradition. In 2002, I earned a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine upon completion of training at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and Chengdu University in China.
During my four years of training in San Francisco, I interned with Dr. Angela Wu who taught me how to apply the lofty theories I was studying in school into the pragmatic setting of a busy clinic.
In 2013, I developed the Chinese Nutritional Strategies app to provide digital access to the wealth of Chinese dietary wisdom. In 2016, proving once again that some people never learn, I completed a PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine under the guidance of 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffery Yuen.
My current focus is on sharing my 20 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.