On-demand Course • saam acupuncture
Focus as a Diagnostic
focus as a diagnostic
We know better than to take one aspect of a patient, or one issue from their symphony of troubles that brings them to our office as the one deciding factor for a treatment. Our medicine and diagnosis is more nuanced than that.
Still, it is very helpful to take a particular issue, in this case focus. And see if it might help to point us in a certain direction for treatment.
Issues with focus can stem from a number of imbalances, listen in as we explore how a patient's focus or lack thereof can help us to hone in on which counterbalances need attention.
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.