An Introduction to the Saam Acupuncture Tradition


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In-Person Presymposium

March 7, 2024 – Toby Daly

CEUs: 7

Toby Daly
8:30 – 5:00
An Introduction to the Saam Acupuncture Tradition

An Introduction to the Saam Acupuncture Tradition

This one-day course provides a foundation for the Saam Korean monastic acupuncture tradition. This foundation allows the student to begin using this system in their clinic immediately after the completion of the course.
The course begins with an examination of the classical roots of the tradition, drawing from the Yi Jing, Huang Di Nei Jing, and Nan Jing texts. Theory and concepts from these classical texts will be assembled into a framework of Yin/Yang, Five Phase, and Six Conformation-based principles. These principles provide the diagnosis and treatment strategies of the tradition.
To move from theory to clinical application, in the afternoon students will work in groups to apply their newly acquired understanding of theory to case studies. Feedback provided by the instructor and discussion with colleagues will strengthen your grasp of theory and enhance your ability to apply the system in your own clinic.


Toby Daly

Toby Daly

Toby received his undergraduate degree in Food Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He 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.

His current focus is on sharing his 25 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.


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