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Acupuncture of Wandering Monks: Introduction & Practice of Sa'am Acupuncture (Day 1)

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.

Because Sa’am acupuncture uses the elemental transport points it can easily be practiced in any kind of clinical setting. The basic principles are not difficult to grasp if you already have a basic foundation in Chinese medicine. And you can quickly begin to integrate this method into your clinical work. At the same time, there is a depth to this method as it brings together the six confirmations and five phases in a way that can help to deepen your understand of complex illnesses.

In this class you will learn

  • The classical foundations of Sa’am acupuncture

  • Connections with the Yi Jing

  • Diagnosis and treatment

  • Evaluating physical, mental, and emotional signs and symptoms

  • Point selection and methods

  • How Sa’am is similar and different from other acupuncture methods

  • The importance of correct diagnosis and reversing faulty treatment

  • Case studies

  • Hands on practice applying the methods

  • Integrating into your current practice