Qiological Live • Saam Acupuncture Tradition
Herbal Analogs for the 12 Primary Channels, Part Two

Formulating a diagnosis in the Saam system requires meticulous observation, a thorough medical interview, and a careful synthesis of these findings. These painstaking efforts allow practitioners to safely apply the potent four-point combinations of the tradition.

The heavy lifting required for a correct diagnosis can not only inform our point selection but can also guide our herbal strategies. Herbal formulas matched to Saam system characteristics are ideal for patients who are unable to visit the clinic or patients who have especially recalcitrant diseases that respond slowly to acupuncture alone.

In this Qiological Live seminar we will discuss single medicinals and formulas that complement the qualities of the twelve primary channels.

In this real time event we will discuss
  • Herbal analogs for supplementing the twelve primary channels
  • Often overlooked aspects of the Shennong Bencao Jing and how these aspects can be incorporated into our herbal analog framework
  • Formula and single medicinal analogs based on theoretical considerations and more than two decades of clinical work

You’ll have lifetime access to the recording of this Qiological Live seminar

Event fee $35, length 90 minutes

“To relieve the suffering of one’s time, there is no greater path than medicine.
Within it, nothing is more effective than the prescription of herbal medicine.”

Taiping Huimin Heji Jufang 1107 (Fruehauf)

Your Instructor For This Class

Toby began studying Chinese medicine in 1997 with a Korean monk trained in the Saam tradition. He earned his 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 his four years of training in San Francisco, he interned with the prominent acupuncturist Dr. Angela Wu and learned to apply the lofty theories he was studying in school into the pragmatic setting of a busy clinic. In 2013, he developed the Chinese Nutritional Strategies app to provide digital access to the wealth of Chinese dietary wisdom. 

In 2016, he completed a PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine under the guidance of 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffery Yuen. In 2021, he developed the Chinese Medical Characters app to enable direct access to foundational Chinese medical terms and concepts. 

For the past three  years he’s been teaching the Saam method as it was taught to him by his teacher.