Spirit Points and their Application in Therapy
This lecture proposes an alternative view and some strategies for integrating Mind and Spirit into the daily practice.
This course at a glance
05. October 2019
About this course
As Chinese Medicine regards the human being as an inseparable unit comprising of a physical, energetic and psycho-spiritual dimension, the majority of the acupuncture points have been described having not only specific energetic and physical actions, but also their more subtle effects on the emotions, the mind and the spirit.
At times these psycho-spiritual functions have been emphasized by the ancient names given to a point, such as Shen-spirit, Ling-soul, Gui-ghost, Tian-heaven, to mention just a few.
Their clinical applications were passed down orally, hence their absence in the classical literatures.
Since the 1920's, modern TCM, has greatly downgraded the concept of the spirit, hence the very limited application of the "Spirit points" in the daily acupuncture practice.
This lecture proposes an alternative view and some strategies for integrating these concepts into the daily practice.
About the teacher
Dr. Hamid Montakab
Hamid David Montakab M.D. graduated from Medical School of Paris, did his residency in surgery and 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 practiced for 5 years in America after obtaining the NCCA certification and a degree in Chinese Herbalism. In 1986 he founded Chiway Academy in Switzerland. Dr. Montakab was commissioned by the Swiss National Fond to conduct a scientific research study on Acupuncture and Insomnia. In 1995 he was the co-founder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM (SBO-TCM).