Working with Dreams in Chinese Medicine

Much of Dr. Montakab's nearly 50 years of experience practising Chinese Medicine have been dedicated to sleep and dreams. In this course, he shares his insight into the psychological and Chinese theories of dreams and how to use dreams as diagnostic and therapeutic tools in the clinic.

Working with Dreams in Chinese Medicine

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What you will learn

  • Explore dreams as they appear in the Chinese medical tradition, Daoist and Confucian traditions, and modern psychological theories.
  • Diagnose patients Zang-Fu through their dreams.
  • Cover the TCM patterns involved in sleep and dreams.
  • Interpret dreams for better physiological and psychological diagnosis and understanding.
  • Employ acupuncture protocols and classical points indicated for the treatment of dreams of fear, worry, frustration and more, as well as nightmares, sleepwalking and more.

Course Overview

Dream interpretation has long been a cornerstone of Classical Chinese Diagnosis, offering unique insights into the balance of mind and body through the lens of dreams. Through dreams, the Hun helps release external and internal pathogenic factors.

With nearly five decades of experience in Chinese Medicine, Dr. Montakab delves into the rich tradition and modern understanding of dreams, bridging Daoist and Confucian wisdom with contemporary psychological theories. This course empowers practitioners to harness dreams as powerful diagnostic and therapeutic tools, applying specific acupuncture protocols and classical points to address a wide range of emotional and psychological concerns, from fear and worry to nightmares and sleepwalking.

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3.5 CPD

Course Reviews:

and extremely thorough in content

Rated 4.0 out of 5
May 13, 2024

This was a very interesting course, and extremely thorough in content


Response from TCM Academy

Thank you, Michelle

Glad you enjoyed it.

it was a nice “addition” to the larger course about insomnia

Rated 4.0 out of 5
March 18, 2024

I really liked the course; it was a nice “addition” to the larger course about insomnia which I took during the Corona lockdowns. Thank you, I really can recommend Dr. Montakab.



Rated 4.0 out of 5
November 27, 2021


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