Insomnia and the Modern World: Diagnosis and Acupuncture strategies

Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, have been steadily increasing in numbers, affecting almost 40% of the population and disturbingly a large proportion of children. The epidemiology of insomnia is directly related to the degree of industrialization and urbanization, hence the modern lifestyle. This lecture will examine the impact of modern lifestyle on the energetics of various Zang-fu organic systems as well as on the internal synchronizers, the Extraordinary vessels.

  • Understand the Western physiology of sleep
  • Understand the Health consequences of insomnia
  • Understand the Chinese energetics of sleep
  • Learn the primary acupuncture points for insomnia

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 in exploring the local healing in the Philippines and India.

He practised 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 ands 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.

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