On-demand Course • saam acupuncture
Tracking Clinical Reality
Treatment is rarely as simple as coming up with a diagnosis and then applying the proper treatment. In theory it works that way, but the reality of humans and nature is much more complex. And so we need a way to attend to our experience and the results of our treatments because reality shows us where we were wrong.
In this conversation we discuss using the methods and perspectives of Saam acupuncture to hone our diagnosis and use targeted treatments to test our clinical thinking.
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.