Learning the basics of promoting or controlling the flow of qi through the Five Phases is an elemental part of every acupuncturist's training. We learn how the antique points can be used to nudge a response or invite a different kind of resonance into a patient's life.

The Korean Saam acupuncture tradition began with the penetrating insight into acupuncture by the hermit monk Saam. This tradition has been passed down through a lineage of monastic practitioners, as well as in secular and academic traditions.

Today the Saam tradition pulls from numerous influences and while popular and commonly used in Korea, it is only recently finding its way into mainstream acupuncture practice in the West.


What is a Chautauqua?


In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries summer gatherings called Chautauquas were a way for people to gather together with the intention to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the heart and mind.

The devotion of the presenters coupled with the enthusiasm of the audience heightened the exploration to bring forth the best in human values and the enrichment of life. Here at Qiological, we don’t simply wax nostalgic, instead we seek to invoke the spirit of this enlightening and inspiring tradition.

So we bring you— The Saam Chautauqua.

July 11 – August 29, 2024

9am Pacific • 10am Mountain • 11am Central • 12PM Eastern
5PM Greenwich • 6PM Central Europe • 1am Next Day Seoul

Find your local time


Two-hour live presentations run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

The discussion forum is open until August 29th

The recordings are available until October 10, 2024


Qiological is delighted to offer you this unique summertime experience.

Join us for our virtual big tent revival focused on ALL THINGS Saam! We hearken back to a pre-pandemic era when you’d go to a workshop and enjoy not only the subject matter but the lively schmoozing amongst colleagues.

It helped ground the material and bring it alive— right?

That is exactly what we are aiming for.

“When you’ve got a Chautauqua in your head, it’s extremely hard not to inflict it on innocent people.”
― Robert M. Pirsig

In this series you will have an opportunity to
  • Learn from multiple Saam acupuncture streams and perspectives, including thought leaders in Saam that are newer to English speaking audiences
  • Engage in detailed and clinically relevant discussion with presenters and other participants
  • Up your Saam skills with more advanced topics and strategies
  • Partake in the dedicated and monitored forums for post presentation discussions, your difficult cases, and expert guidance
  • Find camaraderie and mentors in your journey if you've just started your Saam studies
  • Participate in the merriment of virtual “happy hours” and other special live online events to geek out with your fellow Saam'sters
  • Send your inner child to tax-deductible summer camp and get NCCAOM PDA's

Qiological Inaugural Chautauqua

Featured Talks and Speakers


The Saam Chautauqua strives to be an unparalleled shindig for the curious and inquisitive. We dig this impressive 15 speaker lineup, and think you will too. Diverse voices, topics and points of view are bound to inspire and ignite your next stage of growth. Won’t you join us?


Andreas Brüch
Heilpraktiker, Ph.D

The Advanced Saam acupuncture: Combining Saam strategies “freestyle” & tailoring point combinations to constitution


Toby Daly, Ph.D, L.Ac

The Saam Acupuncture Tradition:The Twelve Watersheds


Peter Eckman, M.D., Ph.D

Saam and The Varieties of Korean Acupuncture

Hon Lee, DAOM, L.Ac

Saam Acupuncture, Korean Acupuncture: History, Theory & Techniques



Sanghoon Lee, M.D., Ph.D

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

Evan Mahoney, DAOM

Saam Acupuncture's “Organ Centered Consciousness”


George Mandler, L.Ac

Stepping into Saam – How to Navigate Treatments when “Saam doesn’t work”


Joshua Park, DSOM, L.Ac

Cultural, Classical, and Clinical Contexts for Saam Acupuncture

Daniel Schulman, L.Ac

Intelligence and Infrastructure:
Saam and the Border

Phil Settels, DAOM, L.Ac

Saam and Jing Fang:
Beyond Herbalized Acupuncture

Sharon Sherman, L.Ac

Open the Portals
Bearing Witness to What Presents

Phillip Suger, Ph.D, L.Ac

The History and Development of Saam Acupuncture

David Toone, L.Ac

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


Sharon Weizenbaum, L.Ac

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

Jung Hwan Lee, Ph.D

Mind Acupuncture an Expansion of Saam Acupuncture for Relief of Negative Emotions and Thoughts

Chautauqua Pricing


Extended Access Options

** Must attend live presentation in its entirety to receive Live PDA credit.

All On-Demand work must be completed by Oct 10, 2024,
which entails watching the recorded presentation and passing a 10 question quiz.



Our first 35 registered participants will get a free commemorative hat. It’s really cool!


We set off on this journey in








Information without engagement is noise.

With focused attention, it has the possibility of becoming knowledge.

When knowledge is honed through experience and discussion with others, then it has the capacity to transform your work and capability.

Listen into this Tea Time Talk hosted by Sabine Wilms for a discussion of Saam acupuncture, and our engaged, interactive Chautauqua method for engaging multi-directional conversations

Continuing Education Credit and Cancelation Policy

30 NCCAOM Live or On-Demand PDA’s are offered

 Registrations canceled before June 30th are refunded at 80% of the sale price.
Those canceled before July 8th are refunded at 60%. No refunds after that.

Live-streamed presentations must be attended in its entirety PDA's to be awarded.
All On-Demand work must be completed by Oct 10, 2024,

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke