Saam Acupuncture Tradition
Focus on Gynecology

This 90 minute Qiological live discussion will begin with an overview of the Saam acupuncture tradition’s individual primary channel qualities and how they relate specifically to gynecological applications. We will look at strategies for pairing channels together if complex clinical presentations require a bilateral approach.

We will then move from theory to focus on the magic and messiness of our clinical work. Case studies illustrating menstrual pain, infertility, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, migraines status post menopause, and a newly diagnosed case of cervical cancer with metastases, will demonstrate theory applied to real life gynecological cases.

In this Qiological Live discussion, we will:
  • Develop a strategy for treating gynecological conditions using the Saam acupuncture tradition
  • Utilize fundamental diagnostic frameworks and apply them to gynecological conditions
  • Identify and utilize key symptoms for a proper diagnosis
  • Implement our new understanding into our clinical work

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

Event fee $35, length 90 minutes

Sunday April 2, 2023

9am Pacific • 10am Mountain • 11am Central • 12 noon Eastern


“The reason why women have separate methods is that they are different because of pregnancy, childbirth, and flooding damage. Therefore, women’s diseases are ten times more difficult to treat than men’s.” Sun Simiao (Wilms 2019)

Your Instructor For This Class

Toby began studying Chinese medicine in 1997 with Sunim Doam, 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 four years he’s been teaching the Saam method as it was taught to him by his teacher.