On-demand Course • saam acupuncture

A Saam Discussion of Liver Excess

Complimentary Course

Complimentary Course

In TCM the Liver is seen as an aggressive organ. It’s associated with anger and when people act out with frustration and aggression. It’s the Liver that gets blamed.

But consider that the Liver is a yin organ and full of blood, when you consider that it seems odd that it would be associated with the outward expression of anger.

In this conversation we look at the Liver from the Saam perspective and get a whole new way of thinking about this organ. And see why the expression of frustration and aggression has more to do with yang wood, not the yin wood.

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.

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