5, 2 Hour Classes
August 17 – September 14
Thursdays from 11am – 1pm EST (and available as recordings w/lifelong access)

10 credits NCCAOM (Pending for Course, Provider #287)
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 1 hours of continuing education

All 12 Saam channel qualities are needed for life. No wonder patients are complex! This course explores presentations that appear when the elemental physical properties of multiple channel excesses are combined. Familiarizing ourselves with the relationships between the Saam 12 channels will help us tease out the individual channel qualities more clearly. This simplifies diagnosis.

Video cases will be woven into the discussions to show examples of combinations. Videos are a great practice tool for Saam observation. These video cases have been reviewed by Toby Daly.

Course Objectives

  • Exploring the possibilities of how Saam qualities present when multiple channel excesses are involved.
  • Comparing and contrasting the qualities of each Saam channel with the other 11 primary channels.
  • Considering how the qualities of one channel excess can modify or influence other channel presentations.
  • Reviewing the primary qualities of the Saam channels.
  • Practicing Saam observation by evaluating video subjects.

Prerequisite: Completion of Saam Acupuncture Level 1 with Toby Daly.

General Public / WPC Members


Inner Circle


Saam Mentorship Members


Refund Policy:

Refunds of 75% will be granted up to the first day of class.  No refunds will be granted after that.


Kristin Wisgirda MTOM, L.Ac.

Kristin is Toby Daly’s teaching assistant for Saam Acupuncture. She was the original moderator for the Saam forum on for 2 years where she helped guide many students through cases and the basics of Saam practice. She has attended or watched 6+ Saam intro courses and all of the other Saam educational offerings. She observed Toby in action in several clinical experiences and has had private mentorship from him.

She graduated from PCOM San Diego in 1999 and has been practicing in southeastern Massachusetts since. Before Saam, She practiced in the traditions of Kiiko Matsumoto, Wang Ju-Yi, and also received sports medicine acupuncture certification with Matt Callison.

Kristin has been studying with Sharon Weizenbaum for as long as she has been practicing. Currently, she is taking the GMP for the third time. Sharon’s method of seeing elemental/physical physiology and pathology informs Kristin’s understanding and practice of Saam. She is interested in continuing to explore the overlaps, while noting where Sharon’s method and Saam seeing differ in terms or orientation.