The Metal Constitution and Taiyin and Yangming Temperaments

2011, 130 min.
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The Metal Constitution and Taiyin and Yangming Temperaments is a lecture by Montakab at the 5. ASA TCM Mongress 2011. Montakab provides a very practical presentation about metal constitution. Montakab, a professional therapist and experienced teacher brings a clear insight of the system of the metal type. He starts with some definitions of the constitution/temperament and ancestral energy and related concepts in the TCM. He gives an excellent TCM targeted insight where the temperament comes from. He presents the six energy levels, compares tai yang and shao yin and the impact on the individual person. Then he describes diagnosis and therapeutical patterns of the metal constitution type. He describes metal constitution types very detailed, hands, behavior, dress codes with pictures and excellent examples. Later on he talks about different treatments for blocked yang ming and how to mobilize it. You will learn special points to move yang ming and other energetic points as well as points which help to express feelings, points to compensate with food. After the theoretical part you will see two detailed case studies. In total you find a lot of valuable TCM related content about the metal person and its emotions and how to bring this person in balance.


Montakab, H.

Hamid Montakab graduated from the Medical School of Paris in 1975 and did his residency in surgery and gynaecology in Poitiers, France. He concurrently completed a degree program in Acupuncture at the AFA School in Paris, after which he spent four months in intensive training at the Men Wa and ISA schools in Hong Kong. Hamid then spent some time exploring the Traditional Medicines in the Philippines and India. In India, he practiced combining TCM with Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicines. Between 1980-85 Hamid practiced in America, obtaining the Oregon Acupuncture Board and the National Acupuncture Board (NCCA). Later, he completed trainings in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Osteopathy and Visceral Osteopathy in Europe. Since 1985 he has been practicing and lecturing in Switzerland, France and Germany. Hamid was commissioned by the Swiss National Fond to conduct a scientific research study on Acupuncture and Insomnia. He has also done a smaller study on Acupuncture in Atopic Dermatitis at the Geneva University Hospital. He is the co-founder of the Swiss Professional Organisation for TCM (SBO-TCM) and it’s president from 1995 till 2000. Hamid founded the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts in Switzerland in 1986. With his background in Eastern and Western medical practices, and his exposure to the practice of Chinese Medicine in Europe, China and America, he brings his students the combined sum of his experiences in the field of Traditional as well as Classical Chinese Medicine.

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