Live Discussion • saam acupuncture
Observation in the Saam Tradition
A presentation and discussion of observation skills to assess treatment effectiveness
January 24, 2021
In this live video discussion Toby Daly discusses the critical observations skills required to assess how a treatment is unfolding in realtime. This discussion will include pictures and images to illustrate key concepts.
Learning Goals and Objectives
- Critically evaluate the role of observation in the Saam acupuncture tradition
- Identify key aspects of clinical observation
- Understand how to incorporate your observations into a diagnostic pattern
- Learn how to enhance your observation skill set
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.