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 has been passed down through a lineage of monk/practitioners. It not only uses “wu xing” elemental qi transfer, but additionally blends it together with the the six conformations, yin/yang organ resonance, the yi jing, and constitutional body types.

A powerfully integrative method

The Korean Saam acupuncture tradition has been passed down through a lineage of monk practitioners. Basic Saam principles are easily grasped with an established foundation in Chinese medicine. Five Phase Qi transfer is blended together with the Six Conformations, Yin Yang organ resonance, the Yi Jing, and constitutional body types. 

Use the patient's own proper physiology to bring about transformative healing.  With an emphasis on diagnostic skills, you will gain helpful clinical insights into your patient’s condition. Gain skill in using the dynamics of the four-needle technique and the elemental transport points to create safe and effective treatments. Learn to diagnose and treat through model case studies and live presentations of student cases.

In this class you will learn
  • The classical foundations of Saam acupuncture
  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings from the Yi Jing, Su Wen, Five Phase and Six Conformation perspectives
  • Learn and apply the diagnostic parameters of the Saam system
  • Understand the clinical application of the counterbalanced organ pairs
  • Recognize mistreatment and reverse it
  • In depth evaluation and discussion of authentic clinical cases 

A unique opportunity to study and learn

Join Us in Irvington, NY

Introductory Class
April 18-19 8:30 – 5:00

The Aligned Center
Irvington, NY

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Small Group Clinic Observation and Case Discussion

One day of observation, treatment and clinical case discussion with Toby Daly. This intimate one day opportunity to shadow Toby in the clinic will help to bring life and spirit to the theoretical study and case presentations from the two day weekend class.

This is a unique opportunity to see how the principles of Saam Acupuncture unfold in the clinical encounter, and to take your learning from theory to practice.

Location: Irvington, NY
Date: April 20, 2020
Limited to 8 participants
Course fee $350

This isn't a microsystem— it's the macro system

Your Instructor For This Class

I began studying Chinese medicine in 1997 with Sunim Doam, a Korean monk trained in the Saam tradition. In 2002, I earned a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine upon completion of training at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and Chengdu University in China.

During my four years of training in San Francisco, I interned with Dr. Angela Wu who taught me how to apply the lofty theories I was studying in school into the pragmatic setting of a busy clinic.

In 2013, I developed the Chinese Nutritional Strategies app to provide digital access to the wealth of Chinese dietary wisdom. In 2016, proving once again that some people never learn, I completed a PhD in Classical Chinese Medicine under the guidance of 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffery Yuen.

My current focus is on sharing my 20 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.

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