Management of Headaches in Clinical Practice

Acupuncture for Headaches

By Hamid Montakab

Acupuncture has been proven one of the best therapy methods for the treatment of headaches which constitute one of the most common patient complaints, involving quite often a combination of TCM patterns.
Total CPDs: 3
Total CPDs: 3
S (S), 3 (3)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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 min
Head and Neck Energetics: channels (Primary, Sinew, Luo & Divergent); Windows of Heaven; Extraordinary vessels
30 min - 45 min
Diagnosis: analysis of pain
45 min - 1 hrs
External Headaches: physiopathology and diagnosis
1 hrs - 1.5 hrs
Internal Headaches: classification: Wood patterns (physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment)
1.5 hrs - 1.75 hrs
Internal Headaches: Water patterns (physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment)
1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Internal Headaches: Earth & Metal patterns (physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment)
2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrs
Internal Headaches: Blood stasis; Extraordinary vessels
2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrs
Treatment strategies; Auriculotherapy
2.75 hrs - 3.25 hrs
Overview of head and neck points: local "Barrier" points; Window of Heaven points


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Taught by Hamid Montakab

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 Sw
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