Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine
What will you learn
- Explain Western and Eastern physiology and pathology of sleep.
- Recognize and interpret the movements of Wei Qi, the state of Xue-Blood, and the state of Shen-Mind/Spirit and their relation to the patient state.
- Apply the Eight Extraordinary vessels for diagnosis and of regulation of sleep.
- Diagnose and treat Insomnia.
- Identify insomnia & sleep disturbances patterns in Chinese medicine.
Decorated with anecdotes from Chinese Medicine’s history and almost 50 years of experience practicing Chinese Medicine this course covers the whole range of Insomnia.
In our modern world sleep disturbance has become an ever-increasing complaint, affecting almost 40% of the population and disturbingly a large proportion of children.
Sleep is the most representative of the body’s circadian rhythms, it becomes an excellent indicator of the inner equilibrium of yin and yang and the five substances. The Eight Extraordinary vessels, acting as inner regulators, maintain the inner balance and the adaptation to external changes.
Therefore, a detailed assessment of sleep patterns and dreams, can supply an accurate evaluation of a person’s overall psycho-energetic state.
This course has been produced from materials filmed at TAO. The TAO congress is an international congress organised by OGKA and held in Graz, every year around September.
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Very deep teaching
Very deep teaching
I enjoyed this course very much because Hamid Montakab explains a lot of things I have also been asking myself questions about (What is running piglett qi? What is meant by the rising of clear yang? Why are there 2 representations of the 5 elements?) His system is elaborated and diffenciates different patterns of insomnia so that you can really treat individual complaints. I still have to look into my notes, but I already had some good results. – Very entertaining and instructive: background stories of H. Montakabs teachers in China and Hong Kong, his clinical examples, and what he has learned from the classics.
Contents are great for learning more about sleep stages and how to treat sleeping problems. Really enjoyed this course. The course is worth following ! Thanks Dr. Hamid Montakab for sharing your experience.
Course handout for printing:
22 Pages PDF - Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine (Will be available to download during the course)