Apricot Grove Philosophy

We are all direct manifestations of nature. All that we have and experience in our lives is gifted to us by nature, and nature is our greatest teacher. In turn, we study and follow the patterns of nature’s design, learning from both ancient and modern sources of wisdom and respecting traditions.

Our Mission

The mission of the Apricot Grove is to help retell our human story based on the principles of nature’s design. We train highly skilled and knowledgeable Chinese medicine professionals, by retelling the story of practice through an in-depth study of the original writings of the field in order to transform medical practice.

Philosophy

Nature is the source of all we have and experience and is our greatest teacher. In all of our actions, we strive to follow the elegant patterns of nature’s design, learning from  both ancient and modern sources to support human thriving.

Our Mission

Our mission is to train highly skilled Chinese medicine professionals through a comprehensive study of nature and the original sources of Chinese medicine.

About the Neijing Nature-Based Medicine Training Series, with Dr. EdwArd Neal

Neijing Nature-Based Medicine

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Want to learn more before applying to the 2024/26 program? Register for a free session below!

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 AM (PDT – US)
1 hour

Saturday, June 1, 2024

10:00 AM (PDT – US)
1 hour

Saturday, July 6, 2024

10:00 AM (PDT – US)
1 hour

Saturday, August 3, 2024

10:00 AM (PDT – US)
1 hour

Learning at the Apricot Grove

Welcome to the school of Neijing Nature–Based Medicine (NNBM) and the teaching of Dr. Edward Neal. Join us as we retell the story of Chinese medicine from the ground up, based on an in-depth investigation of its original traditions.

Based on over two decades of research, teaching, and clinical practice, Dr. Edward Neal has created an in-depth clinical mentorship program designed to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to rebuild their clinical practice from the ground up, based on the original principles and techniques of the Huangdi Neijing, the original medical text of Chinese medicine.

Join us as we delve into the rich story of Chinese medicine through a comprehensive study of its original writings.
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New Content | July 2023

Reading the Seasonal River Tides

Join Dr. Edward Neal for “Shop Talk”

In the initial descriptions of Chinese medicine set down in the Huangdi Neijing, acupuncture was described as a traditional form of ecological surgery. Its primary aim was to restore the natural watersheds of the body by regulating the flow of the blood circulating through these regions. These writings compare the vascular rivers of the body to rivers in nature, understanding them to be formed by the same basic forces and patterns of nature. Similar to rivers in nature, the flow qualities of the vascular rivers display different seasonal variations or ‘tides’. We assess these seasonal tides in the pulse qualities of the major blood vessels of the body. This allows us to synchronize the bodies of our patients with the seasonal patterns of nature. (23 mins)

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“Our human body is a sacred manifestation of the cosmos recreating itself along the patterns of its original design. Its expressions are formed around a seed of light. Every moment spent not sending a love poem to our planet is a moment wasted in time, a moment lost forever. Start telling this new story now.”

Dr. Edward Neal