2 Hour Class
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Since the introduction of Buddhism to China in the Han dynasty, many Chinese medical clinicians have relied on Buddhist precepts as a framework for their professional ethics. This workshop will explore those precepts and their impacts on individuals as well as a society as a whole. We will then focus on the benefits the precepts provide for both the clinician as well as the patient. We will learn the critical role self-cultivation practices play in maintaining the precepts. Finally, we will investigate how these timeless guidelines can be specifically applied in the modern clinic.
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|Inner Circle Member
2 Ethics CEUs (pending) NCCAOM Provider # 278
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 2 hours of continuing education
This course is non-refundable.
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 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. His current focus is on sharing his 20 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition. In 2021, he developed the Chinese Medical Characters app to enable direct access to foundational Chinese medical terms and concepts.