6, 3 hour classes and handouts
This course provides information on the Saam Korean monastic acupuncture tradition from a theoretical, historical, and practical perspective. Special attention is given to this system’s implementation into a successful TEAM clinical practice.
- Critically evaluate the Chinese classical text source material of the Saam tradition
- Identify key differences and advantages of the Saam system vs other TEAM strategies
- Combine yin/yang, five phase, and six conformation theories into a clinical framework
- Understand how to apply the Saam tradition to varied clinical presentations
- Effectively implement the Saam tradition into your clinical practice
|White Pine Circle Member
|Inner Circle Member
18 CEUs (pending) NCCAOM Provider # 278
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 18 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.