In, Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine, Dr. Montakab goes deeply into the subjects of sleep and insomnia. Many cases of insomnia present with several patterns, and with multiple systems affected. Because of this, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary to successful treatment—as is a deep understanding of the movements of qi in the body, and treating both the root (cause) and the branch (symptom) of the disease.
From a TCM perspective, Montakab paints a comprehensive picture of the movements of Wei Qi throughout the body, the channels, and explains the rhythms of the extraordinary vessels. He extensively covers point selection and explains why certain situations call for certain points over others. Montakab goes beyond the spleen and heart, and the standard protocols like HT7 (Shenmen), GV20 (Baihui), and SP6 (Sanyinjiao), explaining how to analyze each sleep stage or cycle through a TCM lens. He explains how dreams and feelings experienced during the sleep cycle are relevant to diagnosis and treatment, as well as how to reset the synchronizers of sleep (the 8 extraordinary vessels). After taking his course, you will surely feel more confident in your diagnosis and ability to treat insomnia in your clinic
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