5 Classes / 15 Hours

In this class we will move beyond the standard four-point combinations and begin to explore the use of deconstructed point combinations in the Saam tradition. We will identify clinical situations for modifying point combinations to match patient presentations more exactly. We will then explore the strategies the Saam tradition employs for points along the Ren and Du Mai trajectories.

Throughout the class students will be asked to critically evaluate case studies presented by the instructor that highlight these new concepts. In addition, fundamental Saam tradition principles will be more clearly demonstrated through student presented case studies.

The overall goal for this class is to implement these deeper aspects of the Saam tradition more efficiently into your clinical practice.

*Introduction to Saam Acupuncture and Bilateral Combinations and Draining Strategies are required before enrolling in this class.

General Public


Inner Circle Member


This course is non-refundable

(pending)This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 679, for 15 hours of continuing education.

NCCAOM Provider #278 15 CEUs Application Pending

 Sharon Weizenbaum, #679, (413) 549-4021 


Toby Daly PhD, LAc

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.