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Spirit points and their clinical application

Date(s): 02 May 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners, 2nd & 3rd Year Students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Chinese Medicine regards the human being as an inseparable unit comprising of a physical body with a psycho-spiritual dimension, mediated by a fluid energy interphase. Hence most acupuncture point descriptions not only include specific energetic and physical actions, but also the more subtle effects on emotions, mind and spirit, emphasized by ancient point names, such as Shen-spirit, Ling-soul, Gui-ghost, Tian-heaven. Their clinical applications were passed down orally, and since the 1920's, modern TCM has greatly downgraded the concept of the spirit, hence their limited application. This lecture proposes an alternative view and some strategies for integrating these concepts into daily practice.


Hamid David Montakab M.D. graduated from the Medical School of Paris, did his residency in surgery and completed a 3-year education in acupuncture and further clinical training in China. Obtained the NCCA certification and a degree in Chinese Herbalism.

He founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland and was the co-founder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM.

Currently he practices and lectures in Switzerland and in other European countries.


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