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.