Hamid Montakab graduated from the Medical School of Paris in 1975 and did his residency in surgery and gynaecology in Poitiers, France. He concurrently completed a degree program in Acupuncture at the AFA School in Paris, after which he spent four months in intensive training at the Men Wa and ISA schools in Hong Kong. Hamid then spent some time exploring the Traditional Medicines in the Philippines and India. In India, he practiced combining TCM with Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines.
Between 1980-85 Hamid practiced in America, obtaining the Oregon Acupuncture Board and the National Acupuncture Board (NCCA). Later, he completed trainings in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Osteopathy and Visceral Osteopathy in Europe. Since 1985 he has been practicing and lecturing in Switzerland, France and Germany.
Hamid was commissioned by the Swiss National Fond to conduct a scientific research study on Acupuncture and Insomnia. He has also done a smaller study on Acupuncture in Atopic Dermatitis at the Geneva University Hospital. He is the co-founder of the Swiss Professional Organisation for TCM (SBO-TCM) and it’s president from 1995 till 2000.
Hamid founded the Chiway Academy in Switzerland in 1986. With his background in Eastern and Western medical practices, and his exposure to the practice of Chinese Medicine in Europe, China and America, he brings his students the combined sum of his experiences in the field of Traditional as well as Classical Chinese Medicine.
Being the main teacher of the Academy, Hamid teaches most classes in the Acupuncture Program