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The Four-Needle method works best when backed with the original set of diagnostics that help you to hone in on the channels that are most deficient or excess. And this is where the perspectives found in the Saam method are extremely helpful.
Saam acupuncture uses a blend of the fives phases and six qi to assess imbalances. These imbalances are treated with four needles to powerfully tonify an organ or meridian by using Five Phase correspondences to promote the Generative cycle, and at the same time adding in the Controlling cycle to further boost the qi an organ or meridian. These treatments are not harmonizing, but when correctly employed they can restore balance to the overall system.
Read Toby's article on The Classical Roots and Application of the Sa'am Acupuncture Tradition1.5 hrs - 3.5 hrs
About the system, roots in the Yi Jing, Nei Jing, Five Phase and Six Conformation correspondences, organ excess presentations3.5 hrs - 5.5 hrs
Organ excess presentations, considering excess and deficiency, correcting mistreatment, treatment strategies, clinical practicalities, needling considerations5.5 hrs - 7.5 hrs
Why to only tonify in the beginning, four needle method, other needling considerations, the influence of needle gauge, using complexion to judge the correctness of treatment, correcting mistreatment, use of the back shu points to aid in diagnosis7.5 hrs - 9 hrs
Recommendations for integrating into your practice, questions from day one, instructor clinical case studies and discussion9 hrs - 10.5 hrs
Student case studies and discussion10.5 hrs - 12 hrs
Further case studies and discussion12 hrs - 13 hrs
Final questions, comments and closing
Acupuncture of Wandering Monks: Introduction to Saam Acupuncture
About 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 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. 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 20 years of clinical experience with the Saam tradition.
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