Education 2016-12-17T21:51:18+00:00



Neijing Studies Level I is designed to be a comprehensive year-long introduction to the theories and practices of the Huangdi Neijing. This course consists of weekly online live and recorded lectures, interactive study sessions and two six-day onsite clinical training practicums.

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Neijing Studies Level II is designed to build on Level I. The course will help participants refine their skills of research and practice using the theories and practices of the Huangdi Neijing we learned about in Level I. This course consists of weekly online live and recorded lectures, interactive study sessions and two six-day onsite clinical training practicums. Currently in development for 2016/2017 academic year.

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Neijing Studies Advanced Clinical Practicum is designed to build on Huangdi Neijing skills of diagnosis and treatment as learned Levels I and II. This course consists of weekly online live and recorded lectures, with a focus on practice of the methods learned in Levels I and II. Currently in development for 2016/2017 academic year.

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“In early Chinese medical texts, the body was seen to be built around a special quality of light which flowed through the complex vascular rivers of the body. Initially, acupuncture was a form of external surgery that regulated the flow of these three-dimensional rivers, restoring the body’s inherent healing mechanism and allowing the elegant resolution of disease.”


I have been in practice for over 15 years as well as teaching Chinese medicine philosophy, theory and practice. Dr Neal”s course has been an eye opener, as he talked about many areas I had wondered about, but mostly as he combined my interests in philosophy and classical Chinese and rooted Chinese medicine firmly in the classics. He then proceeded to apply it… Amazing!
D.W., Acupuncturist, Teacher
Studying the Neijing with Dr. Neal has been like peeling back a curtain. His translation of the Neijing is remarkably straightforward, yet shines a new, modern light on what I’ve come to realize is a rich and still-relevant classic text. I came away from the course with a deeper understanding of the very basic principles of Chinese medicine and also its vast complexity. I think this richness and beauty of our medicine can too easily be undervalued or even dismissed altogether in any modern practice–no matter how successful—and what I once viewed as somewhat archaic and cryptic has instead become an inspiration and axis around which my work now revolves.
A.G., Acupuncturist, Member - Oregon State Medical Board
Dr. Neal has a gift for teaching. From the first 5 minutes listening to him, I could tell that I was about to have my whole world flipped upside down. His lectures are beautifully crafted as he takes unbelievably complex material and relays it in a way that a 6-year old could understand it. I began this class looking for ways to hone my treatment skills, but what I got out of it was so much more. Dr. Neal opened my eyes to how nature works and how the universe patterns itself and that is a gift for which I am forever in gratitude. He is absolutely inspiring. He is definitely an inspiration to me.
Joseph, Acupuncturist, father
This class brought it all together for me. I got plenty of techniques and protocols in school, but there has been a gaping hole in my soul craving the “why?!” and this class cuts right to the heart of it all. Dr. Neal doesn’t shy away from the “why?!” question for a moment; instead he goes right into it. Everything is explained in a way that is rooted and makes sense, and somehow because of that it all becomes even more magical! The ancient Chinese were looking at the same body that we are looking at today! Why in the world would we not approach Chinese Medicine like they were looking at the same thing we are looking at? Where did we get so far off-track that most Chinese Medicine graduates can’t confidently answer basic questions like “What is qi?” and “What are the jingmai?” Dr. Neal is rocking the Chinese Medicine world right now by asking the “why?” question and I am so glad that he is. Chinese Medicine theory and practice has never made more sense than it does now and I can very confidently look patients and other practitioners (Western and Eastern) in the eye and tell them exactly what I’m doing and why it makes incredible sense. Thank you so much, Dr. Neal. You have completely changed my practice and opened up a whole world for me. I’ve never been more excited about practicing Chinese Medicine.
J.F., Acupuncturist, Clinic Director