Extraordinary Meridians!

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

13-15 September 2019
De Vere Staverton Estate,

Hamid Montakab

Workshop title

Extraordinary vessels and psychological profiles

Workshop times


Workshop description

The extraordinary vessels carry out the unfolding of jing (essence) from the first moment of conception, and coordinate the various life stages and transformations according to the deposited ‘ming’ (life mandate). Hence the extraordinary vessels play a crucial role in the psychospiritual evolution of the individual, as well as in their physical conditions.

On the one hand, these vessels are rooted in the inherited ‘constitutional’ energies yuen-zong and jing, on the other hand they are in charge of the coordination and synchronisation of all the primary channels, the zang-fu organs and the six extraordinary fu-organs. In this manner fulfilling the person's destiny through their path of life (dao).

Clinically, the understanding of a person's psychological profile helps to unravel many of their life issues and challenges, both on a psychic as well as on a somatic level.

This lecture will cover the following points:

  • role of the extraordinary in the physical, emotional and psychospiritual development of the individual
  • the unfolding of jing: construction of the body and synchronisation of the life cycles (cycles of 7 and 8); the aging process
  • clinical applications

Speaker biography

Hamid David Montakab MDaGemeinsam mit seiner Frau Solng graduated from the Medical School of Paris, did his residency in surgery and completed a three-year education in acupuncture and further clinical training in China, followed by two years in exploring the local healing in the Philippines and India. He practised for five years in America, obtaining the NCCA certification and a degree in Chinese herbalism. He founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland in 1986.

Hamid was commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation to conduct a research study on acupuncture and insomnia. In 1995 he was the cofounder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM (SPO-TCM). Currently he practises in Savièse and lectures in Winterthur-Switzerland and in other European countries.


  • Effects of Acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia (Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1994; 124; Suppl. 62: 49-54)
  • Stresskrankheiten: co-author 2006 (Elsevier)
  • Acupuncture and Insomnia/Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine (Thieme, 2011)
  • Bridging the Gap/Acupuncture Point and Channel Energetics (Kiener, 2014)
  • Chinese Medicine Revisited/A Western View of Chinese Medicine (Homaya, 2015)
  • Acupuncture for Headaches, Eyes and ENT Pathologies (Singing Dragon, 2019)
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