Curriculum

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES

CLASS

NAME

DESCRIPTION

SPRING QUARTER 2022

History, Classical Scholarship and Neijing Space/Time Theory
1Introduction to Neijing MedicineLecture #1 Introduces the topic of Neijing medical studies - basic principles of Neijing nature-based medicine are reviewed.
2Classical Medicine ScholarshipLecture #2 Introduces the field of classical Chinese medical text scholarship. Basic approaches to Neijing classical-text archeology are introduced and discussed.
3History of Early ChinaLecture #3 Reviews the history and culture of early China to provide a context to the study of Neijing nature-based medicine.
4History of the Neijing TextLecture #4 Reviews the history and and development of the Neijing text from its early origins in the Warring States and Han dynasties through later editions in the Northern Song dynasty.
5History of Neijing Space/Time TheoryLecture #5 Introduces basic concepts of Neijing space/time theory - the principles that underlie the practice of Neijing nature-based medicine.
6Celestial Patterns Part ALecture #6 Introduces the basic patterns of the celestial (stellar) heavens and greater cosmos as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
7Celestial Patterns Part BLecture #7 Continues the study of the patterns of the celestial (stellar) heavens and greater cosmos as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
8Local Terrestrial Patterns Part ALecture #8 Introduces the basic patterns of the earth’s terrestrial biosphere as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
9Local Terrestrial Patterns Part BLecture #9 Continues the study of the patterns of the earth’s terrestrial biosphere as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
10Axial and Radial PatternsLecture #10 Discusses the primary axial (jing) and radial (luo) patterns of the natural world which serve as the basic template of the human body.

SUMMER QUARTER 2022

Anatomy and Circulatory Pathways
11Introduction to the Human BodyLecture #11 Introduces a basic overview of the human body and begins to build a clinical description of the body’s anatomy.
12Architecture of the Human BodyLecture #12 Discusses the basic structure of the human body as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
13The Rivers and WatershedsLecture #13 Discusses the nature and relationships of the body’s primary river channels (mai) as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
14The Primary River CoursesLecture #14 Discusses the main pathways of the primary axial rivers that set the anatomy for the twelve primary watersheds of the body.
15The Collateral River CoursesLecture #15 Discusses the role of the of the collateral river channels (luo) in Neijing nature-based medicine.
16The Zang Storage OrgansLecture #16 Discusses the role of the zang storage organs in Neijing nature-based medicine.
17The Fu Transport OrgansLecture #17 Discusses the role of the fu transport organs in Neijing nature-based medicine.
18Roots, Crowns and Conjoining RegionsLecture #18 Discusses the role of the primary and secondary roots (ben and gen), crown (biao?em>), and conjoining regions (jie) in Neijing nature-based medicine.
19Sinews and MembranesLecture #19 Discusses the role of the sinew body (jin) in Neijing nature-based medicine.
20Surface Caverns (xue)Lecture #20 Discusses the role of the acupuncture point regions (xue) in Neijing nature-based medicine.

FALL QUARTER 2022

Basic Clinical Principles
21ShenLecture #21 Discusses the role of transcendental, organizing illumination (shen) as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
22Introdiction to Directional MedicineLecture #22 Introduces basic concepts of directional medicine (fangyi) as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
23Obstruction Pathologies (bi)Lecture #23 Discusses the role of obstruction pathologies (bi) as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
24Primary Causes of Human IllnessLecture #24 Discusses the primary causes of human illness as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
25Introduction to Physical DiagnosisLecture #25 Introduces basic principles of physical diagnosis as described and practiced as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
26Pulse Diagnosis Part ALecture #26 Discusses basic principles of pulse diagnosis as described and practiced as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
27Pulse Diagnosis Part BLecture #27 Continues the discussion of Neijing pulse diagnosis by examining the carotid/wrist (renying/maikou) and three region/nine conditions (sanbu/jiuhou) classical pulse diagnosis systems.
28Facial Diagnosis and Diagnosing by ColorLecture #28 Discusses basic principles of facial diagnosis and diagnosing by color as described in Neijing nature-based medicine.
29The Nine Ancient NeedlesLecture #29 Introduces the Nine Ancient Needles and discusses the basic principles of their clinical use.
30Neijing Needle TechniquesLecture #30 Introduces Neijing needle techniques and discusses the basic principles of their clinical use.

WINTER QUARTER 2023

Advanced Special Topics
31The Physician/Patient RelationshipLecture #31 Discusses basic principles of the physician/patient relationship and clinical ethics.
32The Medical InterviewLecture #32 Discusses basic principles of the medical interview as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
33Clinical Decision MakingLecture #33 Discusses basic principles of clinical decision making as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
34Guest-Host DiseasesLecture #35 Discusses basic principles of evaluating and treating guest-host (external) diseases as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
35Emotional illnessesLecture #35 Discusses basic principles of evaluating and treating emotional disease as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
36Auxilliary TherapeuticsLecture #36 Discusses the role of auxiliary therapeutics (e.g. external therapies, moxabustion) as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
37Bazi Medical Chart ForecastingLecture #37 Discusses the role of medical chart forecasting (bazi suanming) as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
38Heaven and Earth InteractionsLecture #38 Discusses the role of heaven and earth interactions (wuyun liuqi) as described and practiced in Neijing nature-based medicine.
39Climate changeLecture #39 Discusses the special challenges caused by recent environmental changes and the unique role Neijing nature-based medicine has in addressing these issues.
40Clinic Management and SafetyLecture #40 Discusses practical aspects of practicing Neijing nature-based medicine in a clinical environment.

COURSE TOTALS

40 Recorded Weekly Lectures – 1 hour per week
Total Recorded Lecture Hours – 40 hours

40 Live Sunday Q&A sessions: 1.5 hours per week (also available as recordings)
Total Sunday Live Q&A Hours – 60 hours

TOTAL CLASSROOM HOURS – 100 hours

plus online discussion time (discussion forum in the online classroom)

Schedule

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES

Lecture

Lecture Date

Sunday Q&A Date

Neijing 2022-23 Course Begins February 6, 2022

Spring Quarter begins February 6, 2022Lecture ReleasedSunday Class
Class Welcome/Initial MeetingFebruary 6, 2022n/a
Lecture #1 Introduction to Neijing MedicineFebruary 6, 2022February 13, 2022
Lecture #2 Classical Text ScholarshipFebruary 13, 2022February 20, 2022
Lecture #3 History of Early ChinaFebruary 20, 2022February 27, 2022
Lecture #4 History of the Neijing TextFebruary 27, 2022March 6, 2022
Lecture #5 Introduction to Neijing Space-time TheoryMarch 6, 2022March 13, 2022
Lecture #6 Celestial Base Patterns - Part AMarch 13, 2022March 20, 2022
Lecture #7 Celestial Base Patterns - Part BMarch 20, 2022March 27, 2022
Lecture #8 Terrestiral Local Patterns - Part AMarch 27, 2022April 10, 2022
Lecture #9 Terrestiral Local Patterns - Part BApril 10, 2022April 17, 2022
Lecture #10 Axial and Radial (Jingluo) PatternsApril 17, 2022April 24, 2022
Final ExamApril 24, 2022
Spring Break beginsApril 24, 2022
Spring Break endsMay 8, 2022
Summer Quarter Begins May 8, 2022
Lecture #11 Introduction to the Human BodyMay 8, 2022n/a
Lecture #12 Structure of the Human BodyMay 15, 2022May 15, 2022
Lecture #13 Rivers and WatershedsJune 5, 2022June 5, 2022
Lecture #14 The Primary (jing) River CoursesJune 12, 2022June 12, 2022
Lecture #15 The Collateral (luo) River CoursesJune 19, 2022June 19, 2022
Lecture #16 The Zang Storage RegionsJuly 24, 2022July 24, 2022
Lecture #17 The Fu Transport RegionsJuly 31, 2022July 31, 2022
Lecture #18 Roots and CrownsAugust 7, 2022August 7, 2022
Lecture #19 Sinews and MembranesAugust 14, 2022August 14, 2022
Lecture #20 Surface (xue) CavernsAugust 21, 2022August 21, 2022
Final ExamAugust 28, 2022August 28, 2022
Summer Break beginsAugust 28, 2022
Summer Break endsSeptember 11, 2022
Autumn Quarter Begins September 11, 2022
Lecture #21 ShenSeptember 11, 2022n/a
Lecture #22 Introduction to Directional MedicineSeptember 18, 2022September 18, 2022
Lecture #23 Obstruction (bi) PathologiesSeptember 25, 2022September 25, 2022
Lecture #24 Causes of Human IllnessOctober 2, 2022October 2, 2022
Lecture #25 Introduction to Physical DiagnosisOctober 23, 2022October 23, 2022
Lecture #26 Introduction to Pulse Diagnosis Part AOctober 30, 2022October 30, 2022
Lecture #27 Introduction to Pulse Diagnosis Part BNovember 6, 2022November 6, 2022
Lecture #28 Diagnosing by Color/Facial DiagnosisNovember 13, 2022November 13, 2022
Lecture #29 The Nine Ancient NeedlesNovember 20, 2022November 20, 2022
Lecture #30 Neijing Needle TechniquesNovember 27, 2022November 27, 2022
Final ExamDecember 4, 2022December 4, 2022
Winters Break beginsDecember 4, 2022
Winter Break endsJuly 18, 2022
Winter Quarter Begins January 8, 2023
Lecture #31 The Physician/Patient RelationshipJanuary 8, 2023n/a
Lecture #32 The Medical InterviewJanuary 15, 2023January 8, 2023
Lecture #33 Clinical Decision MakingJanuary 22, 2023January 15, 2023
Lecture #34 Guest-host IllnessesJanuary 29, 2023January 22, 2023
Lecture #35 Emotional IllnessesFebruary 5, 2023January 29, 2023
Lecture #36 External TherapeuticsFebruary 12, 2023February 5, 2023
Lecture #37 Bazi Medical Chart ForecastingFebruary 19, 2023February 12, 2023
Lecture #38 Heaven and Earth (wuyun liuqi) InteractionsFebruary 26, 2023February 19, 2023
Lecture #39 Climate Change MedicineMarch 5, 2023February 26, 2023
Lecture #40 Clinic Management and SafetyMarch 12, 2023March 5, 2023
Final ExamMarch 19, 2023March 12, 2023
Course EndsMarch 19, 2023

CLINICAL RETREATS

UNITED STATES

  • US Clinical Retreat I: May 26-June 1, 2022 (Trout Lake, Washington)
  • US Clinical Retreat II: October 13-19, 2022 (Trout Lake, Washington)

EUROPE

  • EU Clinical Retreat I: TBD*
  • EU Clinical Retreat II: TBD*

*Due to scheduling, Covid safety for participants, and the ability of Dr. Neal to travel during the ongoing Covid pandemic, we are still securing a location and dates for the European Clinical Retreats.