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 Nutrtional 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.
Laurie Martin, RN, DAOM, LAc
Dr. Martin became interested in Chinese Medicine after working as a Registered Nurse for 13 years. Realizing that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, she sought out a healing modality that supported that belief. When Chinese medicine helped her find relief from severe asthma and allergies, she knew she had found her calling.
Laurie earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She also interned with Koji Ichihashi, learning his family's style of Japanese acupuncture & herbal medicine (Kanpo), and has taken many classes with Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest. Laurie is able to confidently bridge the gap between Western & Eastern medicine, while promoting health with ancient Chinese wisdom and treatments. Her goal is to help people transition into better health, while teaching them how to maintain their health for the future.