Thursday, July 11

Advanced Saam Acupuncture: Combining Saam strategies “freestyle” & tailoring point combinations to constitution • Andreas Brüch

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Learn how to combine several Saam point combinations in one treatment.
  • Understand how to reduce the number of needles used when several strategies are applied simultaneously.
  • Understand the basics of the Triple-Five Element characteristics of the Shu-Transport points.
  • Know how to adjust Saam point prescriptions to better fit the patient's constitutional characteristics or their pathologies.
  • Understand which point prescriptions should be handled with special care.

Saturday, July 13

Saam Acupuncture’s “Organ Centered Consciousness” • Evan Mahoney

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Learn to treat PTSD utilizing the Kidney / San Jiao channels, utilizing expelling Wind Energetic Function of the San Jiao
  • Recognize similarities of Dr. John Sarno’s ‘Unconscious Rage’ with that of Saam Acupuncture’s Gall Bladder channel ‘Revolutionary Rage’'
  • Develop the ability to identify the Three Levels of Human Needs and their associated Organ Channel

Tuesday, July 16

Saam Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture: History, Theory & Techniques • Hon K. Lee

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Learn how to use a special needling method unique to Saam acupuncture.
  • Understand the 6 Qi and 5 Element Physical Building Analogy
  • Know what the three levels of human needs, and their clinical applications.

Thursday, July 18

The Saam Acupuncture Tradition: The Twelve Watersheds • Toby Daly

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Review key concepts in Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu Chapter 12
  • Discern ecosystem qualities and how to recognize them in our patients
  • Improve clinical observation skills
  • Integrating these concepts into your clinical practice

Saturday, July 20

Saam and The Varieties of Korean Acupuncture • Peter Eckman

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Explore what is the essence of Saam acupuncture and what is a later addition.
  • Investigate other styles of acupuncture incorporate the 4-needle technique
  • Discuss the difference between acupuncture styles that are based on Constitution and those based on Condition

Tuesday, July 23

The History and Development of Saam Acupuncture • Philip Suger

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Learn about the foundational texts of Saam acupuncture.
  • Explore the development of Saam acupuncture and how it has changed over the centuries.
  • Consider the future prospects of Saam acupuncture and future opportunities for research

Thursday, July 25

Open the Portals! – Bearing Witness to What Presents. • Sharon Sherman

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Apply Saam theory in a more animated environment
  • Expand practitioner focus
  • See and hear diagnostic criteria that informs Saam diagnosis
  • Increase practitioner confidence in Saam diagnosis

Saturday, July 27

Saam and Jing Fang: Beyond Herbalized Acupuncture • Phil Settels

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Explore the relationship of diagnosis from the Formula Presentation (Fang Zheng) style of Jing Fang and from the Saam Acupuncture tradition taught by Toby Daly
  •  Relate the specific characteristics of the organ excess patterns to herbs and formulas
  • Integrate classical formulas into the practice of Saam Acupuncture

Tuesday, July 30

Stepping into Saam - How to Navigate Treatments when “Saam doesn’t work” • George Mandler

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Clarify differentiation of Saam channel pairs to help improve diagnosis
  • Review ‘edge’ case studies to help improve Saam clinical skill
  • Discuss how to evaluate the potential effectiveness of a Saam treatment after needling
  • Gain confidence to not abandon Saam for other treatments

Thursday, August 1

Cultural, Classical, and Clinical Contexts for Saam Acupuncture • Joshua Park

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Explore common features of Korean Medicine, how the emphasis of Korean Medicine can differ from Chinese Medicine, and Saam Acupuncture fits into the broader landscape of Korean Medicine.
  • Investigate Kim Hong Kyung’s theory of the Three Levels of Human Needs, and how to approach psycho-emotional diseases with Saam Acupuncture.
  • Discover how the theories of Saam Acupuncture are rooted in the Neijing and other classical texts of East Asian Medicine
  • Discuss how to apply Saam Acupuncture to commonly encountered conditions in the North American clinic.

Saturday, August 3

Intelligence and Infrastructure: Saam and The Border • Daniel Shulman

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Appreciate the journey into Saam acupuncture as a potent experience of and opportunity for clinical development
  • Clarify the risks / dangers of and opportunities for synthesis and innovation in engagement with Saam acupuncture.
  • Understand the process of shifting from sign and symptom didactics to connecting with archetypal essence in clinic.
  • Better understand the two major streams of lineage in present-day Saam transmission in the West.
  • Deepen our understanding of borders, boundaries and space through the Saam lens and in particular the Jue Yin Shao Yang pairs and the Tai Yang system.

Tuesday, August 6

Classical Perspectives on Supplementing, Draining and Flavors in Relation to Saam Acupuncture • Sharon Weizenbaum

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Look into what the classics say about supplementing and draining/shunting
  • Gain perspective on using the six channels in regard to acupuncture
  • Investigate the meaning of the five phases in regard to acupuncture
  • Deepen your understanding of the relationship between the five flavors and the five phase points of Saam

Thursday, August 8

Saam Acupuncture Unveiled: Literature Review and Its Clinical Application in Korea • Sanghoon Lee

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Ground students in the tenets of the historical 43 chapters of the original Saam text.
  • Introduce a three dimensional (three pronged) approach to diagnosis within Saam acupuncture.
  • Understand the proper use of point prescriptions for excess and deficiency diagnoses.
  • The proper administration of advanced/modified point prescriptions to address more challenging patient presentations.
  • Review of published cases from Korean journals allowing students to understand the rationale behind the chosen treatment strategy.

Saturday, August 10

Saam and its Clinical Place within the Wu Yun Liu Qi Cosmology • David Toone

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Understand the Saam acupuncture method within the cosmology of  Wu Yun Liu Qi.
  • Investigate Su Wen Chapter 74 as  the basis for Saam
  • Understanding the classical basis for the Saam organ pairs based on the Six Qi
  • Considering Saam as the middle way between the five phases and organ pathology

Tuesday, August 13

Mind Acupuncture: Immediate Relief of Negative Emotions and Thoughts • Jung Hwan Lee

In This Presentation We Will:

  • Lay the foundation for understanding the three fundamentals of mind acupuncture
  • Learn Basic Circulation Acupuncture & Saam Acupuncture
  • Gain skill in applying qi-transformation & metaphor methods
  • Develop the ability to eliminate of negative emotions
  • Gain skill in the enhancement of positive emotions