Sleep disturbance has become an ever-increasing complaint in our modern world, affecting almost 40 per cent of the population including a disturbingly large number of children. This session will discuss the physiology and pathology of sleep in both Chinese and western medicine, giving a classical overview of insomnia in relation to wei qi, blood and shen. It will also provide practical therapeutic protocols.
Dr Hamid Montakab graduated from the Medical School of Paris. He founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland in 1985, and was co-founder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM in 1995. He was commissioned by the Swiss National Scientific Research Fund to conduct a study on acupuncture and insomnia.