The Mind and the Psyche in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture for Treating the Hidden Roots of Disease

The Mind and the Psyche in Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture for Treating the Hidden Roots of Disease

An Extensive Online Training Program – 40 Hours

Approved For CEU/CPD (click to learn more)

6 Online Modules +
1 Exclusive Integration Module
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40+ hours
Learn at Your Own Pace

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What You Will Learn

Strengthen your confidence in your clinical abilities and explore the hidden roots of your patients’ problems for supporting them in changing towards a healthier and happier life


  • Mind & psyche in CM
  • The 5 sections of the psyche
  • Components of the Belief systems
  • The subconscious & the Gui
  • Personality disorders and their connection to the Luo vessels


  • Analyse the 5 constitutions types
  • The 6 energetic levels
  • Extraordinary Vessels involvement
  • The concept of Body Armors
  • Interpret the self-assessment questionnaires


  • Effective acupuncture strategies for harmonizing the elements
  • Regulate disharmony patterns and the psyche
  • Use specific acupuncture points to help traumatic memories
  • Provide exercises for your patients
  • Empower your patients with various techniques

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$1,200 $899


Learn from One of the World Most Experienced Practitioners

Dr. Hamid David Montakab MD combines classical Chinese medicine with modern science.
He has completed a 3-year education in acupuncture. Later spending 4 months in 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 after obtaining the NCCA certification and a degree in Chinese Herbalism. Dr. Montakab was commissioned by the Swiss National Fond to conduct a scientific research study on Acupuncture and Insomnia.

Dr. Hamid David Montakab M.D
50 Years experience
Founder of the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland (1986)
Co-founder & President of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM (1995).
Medical School of Paris, with residency in surgery
Practices in Savièse and lectures in Winterthur and other places in Europe.

Watch Excerpts from the Program’s Modules

Module 1
The Psyche and the Body: Introduction

Module 2
Instincts and Emotions: Harmonizing the Temperament

Module 3
Constitutions and Belief Systems: Water

Module 4
Temperaments and Beliefs: Pathology of the
6 Energy Levels

Module 5
Memory Systems & Psychological Trauma

Module 6
Body Memories and Physical Trauma: The Abdominal Segment

Integration Module: The Clinical Application of Therapy Concepts. Recordings of real sessions + case discussions

Exclusive for program participants only

What Students Say About Dr. Montakab

His system is elaborated and differentiates patterns so that you can really treat individual complaints. Very entertaining and instructive
– Hardya, on Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine

Wonderfully presented and very very informative. Dr. Montakab addresses and answers issues and questions that have come up in my 20 years of working in the Chinese Medicine world that weren’t touched upon in my initial TCM training. As you grow as a practitioner in TCM/CCM you continually become informed about what you don’t know and hence you are always growing as you seek the answers. Dr. Montakab’s very comprehensive lectures make this process enjoyable and rewarding.

– Pamela Moore, on Traumatic Stress: Management of Physical & Psychological Trauma with Acupuncture

Additional Info

The Curriculum

Module I: Psyche and the Body in Chinese Medicine
Module II: Instincts and Emotions in Chinese Medicine
Module III: Constitutions and Belief Systems in Chinese Medicine
Module IV: Temperaments and Beliefs
Module V: Memory Systems and Psychological Trauma in Chinese Medicine
Module VI: Body Memories and Physical Trauma
Module VII – Exclusive for participants of the whole program – Integration Module: The Clinical Application of Therapy Concepts
Watch recordings of real life patients and discussions about their treatments to help you integrating the materials into your practice.


The program is enriched by a selection of comprehensive handouts aimed to ease your studies and embedding learning. These diverse learning techniques will encourage deeper assimilation of knowledge. Each module will provide you with a complete handout of slides, and often exercises.

Certification and Approval

This program is approved by leading associations around the world

If you don’t see your association listed please contact us and/or check information on the Approval Page.

It is up to the user to reach out to the EMR and ask for the course to be accepted.

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An NVA member who wishes to participate/take one of our courses is required to send in an individual accreditation form at least a month before the training.
Acupuncture NZ counts each hour as 1 CPD.

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Group 1 | 37.5 hours