Hamid Montakab graduated from the Medical School of Paris, did his residency in surgery as well as completing a 3-year education in acupuncture in France and further clinical training in China. After practicing for 5 years in America he founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland in 86 and was co-founder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM (SPO-TCM) in 95. Hamid was commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation to conduct a research study on Acupuncture and Insomnia. He has been lecturing in Europe and the US and is the author of:
(1) Acupuncture and Insomnia/ Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine; 2011
(2) Bridging the Gap/ Acupuncture Point and Channel Energetics; 2014
(3) Chinese Medicine Revisited / A Western View of Chinese Medicine; 2015
(4) Acupuncture for Headaches, Eyes and ENT Pathologies; 2019
(5) Acupuncture for treating the Hidden Roots of Disease; 2020
Acupuncture for Headaches, Eyes and ENT Pathologies
Comprehensive approach to head and face pathologies from a Classical Chinese medicine perspective. Focusing on head energetics as the root of pathologies of the head, this book is the first to take the Classical Chinese perspective. Headache and allergy complaints make up a significant part of patient presentations, and Montakab offers a needed and refreshing perspective. Hamid Montakab MD has been teaching and practicing as an acupuncturist for 45 years. He is also a lecturer and teaches internationally at postgraduate level. He lives in Saviese, Switzerland.
Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine
Insomnia and related sleep disorders affect 30-40% of the adult population and up to 25% of children with resultant impairment of alertness and memory, emotional and physical fatigue, and increased risk of depression, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and other problems.
Acupuncture for Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine presents a highly effective treatment for chronic and acute sleeplessness using therapeutic strategies from both, TCM as well as Classical Chinese Medicine.
Provides full background on the physiology, causes, and treatment of sleep disorders, drawing key parallels between concepts of Western and Chinese Medicine.
Classifies all acupuncture points that affect sleep to help in choosing the most appropriate treatment for your patient.
Offers a detailed analysis of sleep in Chinese Medicine to give you a full understanding of the energetics of sleep and wakefulness.
Analyzes the significance of dreams in Chinese Medicine and how dreams can be skillfully integrated into a patient's therapy.
Written from the unique perspective of a physician who is also trained in TCM and classical acupuncture, the book presents numerous case examples, and an up-to-date review of scientific studies on Chinese medicine and sleep. It is an essential reference for all acupuncture practitioners who provide optimal treatment to patients with insomnia, sleep disorders, and other sleep pathologies.
Acupuncture Point and Channel Energetics
The three dimensional, physical, energetic and psycho-spiritual understanding of the channels and the points of the body, has very broad applications. It is fundamental not only in the practices of acupuncture, Tuina massage, Taichi and Qigong, but also helps to better understand the spiritual disciplines as described in the techniques of Neidan (Inner Alchemy).
Furthermore the superficial pathways of the channels, not only maintain the functions of the muscles and the fascia, but also have deeper physiological, organic and even psychological effects. This relation between the outer structures and the inner physiology could even explain the functioning of many Western Manual therapies, as well as psychological releasing methods.
This book provides a solid background of Classical Chinese energetic theories, explained by a Western MD trained in Chinese acupuncture and herbs as well as in Western osteopathy, supported by decades of clinical and practical experience.
Chinese Medicine Revisited A Western View of Chinese Medicine
Where the Chinese tradition meets with Western thinking. Hamid Montakabs book Chinese Medicine Revisited explores the fundamental theories of Chinese Medicine as seen by at MD, trained in Western and Oriental Both Medicines. The principals of the Chinese Medical Thought and the various dialectical systems are de-mystified and Explained. The physical and Especially the energetic structure of the body, the channel system, the notions of health and disease, The Very Original Chinese diagnostic system, are all explored and developed in a practical manner, with emphasis on constitutional and temperamental evaluation.
The last chapter in collaboration with various experts in Their Fields, offers to overview of not only the Four Pillars of Chinese therapy, acupuncture, herbs and diet, Tuina massage and qigong, so but other Chinese practices thathave, over the years, been associated with health , seeking as Cultivation of the Mind, Astrology, Feng Shui and even the Yi Jing.
The book is very well referenced and Documented and even additionally contains at extensive section on "Evidence based Acupuncture". Many well-known top authors like Simon Becker, Bartosz Chmielnicki, Stefan Englert, Solange Montakab and others helped to complete this book.
By its thoroughness and simplicity, this book offers an excellent tool for the beginner as well as the advanced practitioner, and Could even be recommended as at in-depth introduction for the lay-person.