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Sleeping Disorders in Chinese Medicine: Diagnosis and Acupuncture Strategies

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Sleep is a necessity in life, yet sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, have been steadily increasing worldwide, affecting almost 40% of the population and disturbingly a large proportion of children, due primarily to our modern lifestyle.

This webinar will examine the Western and Chinese concepts about sleep. The Chinese energetics and in particular the role of the internal synchronizers, the “Extraordinary” vessels will be emphasized, as well as the diagnosis and treatment protocols for the various sleep disorders.

Goals and Outlines

  • Explore the Western physiology of sleep and dreams; sleep disorders
  • Understand the health consequences of insomnia
  • Analyze the Chinese energetics of sleep; sleep organization and the “Extraordinary” vessels; the role of substances (Qi, Blood, Yin …) in sleep; and the role of the mind and emotions in sleeping disorders
  • Understand the importance of the Liver and Hun in relation to sleep and dreams
  • Explore the impact of modern lifestyle on Heart, Liver and the Extraordinary vessels
  • Discuss in detail the diagnostic strategies and the most common disharmony patterns
  • Propose Acupuncture treatment strategies: calming the mind; regulating the movements of Wei Qi; releasing retained emotions; harmonizing the internal synchronizers
  • Overview the primary acupuncture points for insomnia and the Zang-Fu disharmony patterns
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    Hamid D. Montakab graduated from the Medical School of Paris.

    He did his residency in Surgery and completed a 3-year education in Acupuncture and further clinical training in China, followed by 2 years of exploring local healing in the Philippines and India.

    He practiced for 5 years in America, obtaining the NCCA certification, and a degree in Chinese Herbalism. He founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland in 1986.

    Hamid was commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation to conduct a research study on Acupuncture and Insomnia. In 1995 he was the co-founder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM (SPO-TCM).

    He has written several acupuncture text books and his latest book, ACUPUNCTURE FOR TREATING THE HIDDEN ROOTS OF DISEASE: The Mind and the Emotions in Chinese Medicine, co-authored with Solange Montakab-Pont was published in April 2020.

    Currently, he practices in Savièse and lectures in Winterthur-Switzerland and in other European countries.


    $217.00 USD

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