On demand - Saam Acupuncture

Intro to Saam, Acupuncture of Wandering Monks

Medicine From the Heart 
The Korean Saam acupuncture tradition has been passed down through a lineage of monk practitioners. Basic Saam principles are easily grasped with an established foundation in Chinese medicine. Five Phase Qi transfer is blended together with the Six Conformations, Yin Yang organ resonance, the Yi Jing, and constitutional body types. 

Use the patient's own proper physiology to bring about transformative healing. With an emphasis on diagnostic skills, you will gain helpful clinical insights into your patient’s condition.

Gain skill in using the dynamics of the four-needle technique and the elemental transport points to create safe and effective treatments. Learn to diagnose and treat through model case studies and live presentations of student cases.
(number of) NCCAOM PDA
Goals and Objectives
  • The classical foundations of Saam acupuncture
  • Connections with the Yi Jing
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Evaluating physical, mental, and emotional signs and symptoms
  • Point selection and methods
  • How Saam is similar and different from other acupuncture methods
  • The importance of correct diagnosis and reversing faulty treatment
  • Case studies
  • Integrating into your current practice 

Course Requirements
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Professional Development Activity (PDA) points are awarded for active learning that is earned in an in-person or e-learning environment. 

Registrants must complete all modules in the course, including a mandatory worksheet, and pass the end of course assessment. Passing is 70%.
Meet Your instructor

Toby Daly, L.Ac, PhD

I began studying Chinese medicine in 1997 with Sunim Doam a Korean monk trained in the Saam tradition. I earned a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002 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. She also taught me how to eat an entire cheesecake in one sitting! 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.

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