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 clinical cases.


  • Intro to Saam, Acupuncture of Wandering Monks  (Live or On Demand)
  • Advanced Case Studies

Point combinations are only as potent as your understanding of the underlying dynamic

Goals & Objectives
  • Evaluate and explore the use of deconstructing point combinations in the Saam tradition
  • Identify advantageous clinical situations for modifying point combinations
  • Identify advantageous clinical situations for using Ren and Du Mai points
  • Critically evaluate case studies presented by the instructor
  • Understand fundamental Saam tradition principles through student presented case studies
  • More efficiently implement Saam tradition in your clinical practice

Align With the Power of Nature

Meet Your Instructor

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 sharing my 20 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.

‘To ask a question sincerely, you must give up all expectation of what the answer may be.’

Stephen Bachelor