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. 

Qiological offers the Saam method to you from a lineage of wandering monks. This stream of acupuncture came from the meditative attainment of a Buddhist monk 400 years ago in Korea. Wandering monks aren’t doctors but their mission is to help alleviate suffering with whatever means they have. Learn more about improving therapeutic outcomes for those in your care with the Saam method.

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 in this macro system.


Goals & Objectives
  • 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

Pay attention to 10,000 things. Remember, the gross thing is most apparent.

Two Day Livestream
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12

10:30am – 7:30pm

Central Time


Bonus Day
Monday, July 13
Case Studies & Practical Applications

10:30am – 7:30pm

Central Time

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

Meet Your Instructor

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 sharing my 20 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.

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