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INTRODUCTION TO NEIJING NATURE-BASED MEDICINE

Overview

Join us as we delve into the Neijing’s depictions of the cosmos and nature in the ‘Introduction to the Neijing’ class.

This introductory course is tailored for those who are interested in the elegant portrayals found within the Huangdi Neijing but do not wish to complete more advanced medical studies. It’s also suitable for students who are considering taking the full 2-year Foundations Level I mentorship program but are still unsure about making a full commitment. This course provides you with the opportunity to fully engage in the first semester of the Level I Foundations training as a standalone option. It is suitable for medical professionals seeking an introduction to the field of Neijing medicine, as well as individuals and patients who want to learn more about these fascinating ideas.

INTRODUCTION TO NEIJING NATURE-BASED MEDICINE

How this Course is Structured

A one semester course option for the Online Lecture Series that is contained in the complete Foundations Level I program

The course is the first semester of the complete program and will introduce you to the Huangdi Neijing and Neijing Nature-Based Medicine (NNBM), with an introduction to the history, language, and culture of ancient China, as well as the practices of Classical Text Archaeology (CTA). This is followed by a discussion of Neijing space-time theory, which are the theoretical principles that have guided the practice of Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years.

Each topic is presented in a module format in our Canvas online classroom environment and consists of a 1-hour recorded lecture, a weekly discussion forum, and a live Sunday class to review the week’s material. Beginning in week three, an additional week is added for reflection and synthesis, followed by a Sunday class to gather and share and insights. All course material is recorded for those who cannot attend live sessions.

Speaking or reading Chinese is not a requirement for this course.

CANVAS LMS ONLINE CLASSROOM

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Neijing and the practice of Nature-Based Medicine
  • Introduction to the History of Early China and the Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Classical Text Scholarship
  • The History of the Neijing Text
  • Introduction to Neijing Space-Time Theory
  • Descriptions of the Celestial Heavens: Part
  • Descriptions of the Celestial Heavens: Part
  • Descriptions of the Terrestrial Heavens: Part
  • Descriptions of the Terrestrial Heavens: Part B
  • Nature’s Loom: Axial and Radial Patterns

Read more about the Curriculum and Schedule on the Foundations Level I program course page.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Neijing and the practice of Nature-Based Medicine
  • Introduction to the History of Early China and the Chinese Language
  • Introduction to Classical Text Scholarship
  • The History of the Neijing Text
  • Introduction to Neijing Space-Time Theory
  • Descriptions of the Celestial Heavens: Part
  • Descriptions of the Celestial Heavens: Part
  • Descriptions of the Terrestrial Heavens: Part
  • Descriptions of the Terrestrial Heavens: Part B
  • Nature’s Loom: Axial and Radial Patterns

Read more about the Curriculum and Schedule on the Foundations Level I program course page.

This course is ideal for practitioners, students, and non-medical professionals who would like an introduction to Neijing Nature-Based Medicine and the Neijing and/or who are considering the full program.

Tuition Cost


Introduction to Neijing Nature-Based Medicine tuition cost is approximately ¼ of the cost of the 4-semester complete program

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS THE COURSE TUITION COSTS FOR THE 2023/25 COHORT. THE COURSE TUITION COSTS FOR THE UPCOMING 2024/26 COHORT WILL BE PUBLISHED THIS SPRING.

Curriculum
Type
Length
Professional
Student*
Auditing Non-Medical
Online Lecture Series & Mentorship TrainingOnline (live & recorded)4 months (Online)$1,850 1,2$1,100 1,2$850 3

* Student rate is for students currently enrolled in an accredited medical institution, or practitioners in their first two years of practice.

NOTE: Tuition must be Paid in Full at the time of registration. There are no options for payment plans, country parity discounts, or other scholarships available for this course.

1 PDA/CEU available
2 Cost is 25% of the tuition for the complete Foundations Level I program
3 Cost is reduced to 19% of the tuition for the complete Foundations Level I program to make this course accessible to patients and non-medical professionals. Those who decide to continue with the full program will be required to make up the additional $175 + the pro-rated tuition for the remaining 3 semesters.

Some Course Specifics

for Introduction to Neijing Nature-Based Medicine

  • Register directly for this online course without an application process.
  • Upon completion, students who are interested in enrolling in the remaining three semesters of the 2-year Foundations Level I program can apply for the program at the pro-rated standard tuition rates.
  • CEU/PDA credit available for Professionals, Students, and Returning Participants who successfully completed the course.
  • The Non-Medical Audit is available only for those who are not medical professionals or students in accredited institutions.
  • Due to the timing of the in-person Clinical Practicum A (Autumn 2023), those enrolled in this standalone course cannot take any Clinical Practicums as they need to be taken in order.

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Watch excerpts from the Online Lecture Series

Lecture #25 Excerpt
Physical Diagnosis and the Artist’s Eye

Lecture #26 Excerpt
Physical Diagnosis and the Artist’s Eye

Lecture #30 Excerpt
Obtaining the Qi

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Dr. Neal has a true 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 F.
ACUPUNCTURIST

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 F.
ACUPUNCTURIST, FATHER

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Hours of Continuing Education

The Apricot Grove Project Programs & Courses

Continuing Education

The Apricot Grove’s Neijing Descriptions of the Cosmos has PDA credits pending by the NCCAOM for 28 hours of distance learning, and 28 hours of CEU for the State of California. To obtain PDA/CEU credits, students are required to watch or participate in all class content and complete weekly quizzes with a score of 75% or greater.

Continuing Education

The Apricot Grove’s Neijing Descriptions of the Cosmos has PDA credits pending by the NCCAOM for 28 hours of distance learning, and 28 hours of CEU for the State of California. To obtain PDA/CEU credits, students are required to watch or participate in all class content and complete weekly quizzes with a score of 75% or greater.


This course gave me back the wish of studying Chinese medicine for the rest of my life. I was looking for something like this years before I knew of this course’s existence.

Luciano S.
ACUPUNCTURE PRACTITIONER


This course gave me back the wish of studying Chinese medicine for the rest of my life. I was looking for something like this years before I knew this course’s existence.

Luciano S.
ACUPUNCTURE PRACTITIONER