Management of Headaches in Clinical Practice

Acupuncture for Headaches

by Hamid Montakab
Art. N°: C-HM002

Approved by: Standard Certificate

Pending Approvals: NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Webinar

Course Length: 3.25 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime


Management of Headaches in Clinical Practice

Course Overview

Headaches constitute one of the most common patient complaints as about 70% of people have experienced headaches and about 15-20% suffer regularly from migraines. Although acupuncture has been proven one of the best therapy methods, still the Chinese diagnosis and treatment remains at times a dilemma for the practitioner, as it involves, quite frequently a combination of patterns.

Course Objectives

  • The energetics of the head: overview of channels; head and neck points.
  • Physio-pathology and diagnosis of headaches.
  • Treatment principles.
  • External headaches: classification, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Internal headaches: classification, diagnosis and treatment.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 minHead and Neck Energetics: channels (Primary, Sinew, Luo & Divergent); Windows of Heaven; Extraordinary vessels

30 min - 45 minDiagnosis: analysis of pain

45 min - 1 hrsExternal Headaches: physiopathology and diagnosis

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsInternal Headaches: classification: Wood patterns (physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment)

1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrsInternal Headaches: Water patterns (physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment)

1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrsInternal Headaches: Earth & Metal patterns (physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment)

2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrsInternal Headaches: Blood stasis; Extraordinary vessels

2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrsTreatment strategies; Auriculotherapy

2.75 hrs - 3.25 hrsOverview of head and neck points: local "Barrier" points; Window of Heaven points


Hamid Montakab graduated from the Medical School of Paris, completed an education in acupuncture in France and in China. He practiced in the US and later founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland and was co-founder and president of the Swiss Professional Organization for TCM.
Course Length 3.25h
Course Language English
Course Type Recorded Webinar
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