Neijing Studies and Classical Acupuncture

1-year Certificate Training with Dr. Ed Neal


Course Description

This year the Introduction to Neijing Studies course will be taught through a combination of on-site and online classes. Beginning at the end of February, the Xinglin Institute in collaboration with the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will offer a yearlong training program in Neijing clinical medicine and classical acupuncture. This class consists of an ongoing series of online lectures with four on-site clinical training practicums held at AOMA in Austin, Texas.

The curriculum for the course is based on previous versions of the Introduction to Neijing Studies sequence but has been extended to allow more time for greater depth of classical text reading, increased opportunity for critical analysis of Jingluo (channel and vessel) theory, and additional clinical experience.

For those who have previously taken this class or for those would like to participate solely in the online lectures, it is possible to register for the online series alone. Please see Dr. Neal's website for information on online-only classes. Online content may be viewed live or may be watched later from recorded material.

On-site Clinical Teaching Dates

On-site teaching will be done at the campus of AOMA in Austin, Texas.
Courses will run from 9:00-5:00pm Friday through Sunday.

Residency week 1: July 24-26 2015
Residency week 2: September 25-27 2015
Residency week 3: November 13-15 2015
Residency week 4: February 26-28, 2016

Online lectures series

Note: Lectures for the complete series (A-C) will be broadcast live on Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm PST via Adobe online classroom.

Class #1 March 3

Class #2 March 17

Class #3 March 31

Class #4 April 14

Class #5 April 28

Class #6 May 12

Class #7 May 26

Class #8 June 9

Class #9 July 14

Class #10 July 28

Class #11 August 11

Class #12 August 25

Class #13 September 8

Class #14 September 22

Class #15 October 6

Class #16 October 20

Class #17 November 3

Class #18 November 17

Class #19 December 1

Class #20 December 15

Class #21 January 5

Class #22 January 19

Class #23 February 2

Class #24 February 16

Online study sessions

Study session #1 March 8

Study session #2 March 22

Study session #3 April 3

Study session #4 April 19

Study session #5 May 3

Study session #6 May 18

Study session #7 May 31

Study session #8 June 14

Study session #9 July 19

Study session #10 August 2

Study session #11 August 16

Study session #12 August 30

Study session #13 October 11

Study session #14 October 25

Study session #15 November 22

Study session #16 December 6

Study session #17 January 10

Study session #18 January 24

Study session #19 February 7

Study session #20 February 21

Speaker Bio

Dr. Ed Neal attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, where he participated in one of the earliest case-based medical programs in the US and graduated with honors.  He received training in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He currently maintains active licenses in both Western and Chinese medicine.

Early in his career Dr. Neal became interested in East Asian medicine. In the early 1990′s he began training in acupuncture and began incorporating complementary medicine within his work in the allopathic field. He studied acupuncture for four years with Dr. Anita Cignolini of Milan, Italy. His training then continued with post-graduate studies in Chinese languages at Portland State University, as well as advanced studies in classical Chinese language at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China. He is a graduate of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he was employed for six years as Associate Professor. As a professor at NCNM, he has taught a variety of classes on subjects such as classical text translation, advanced topics in Classical Jing Luo (channel) theory, Chinese medical diagnostics, integrative Chinese and Western medical diagnostic theory, classical case studies, clinical case studies and Chinese medical ethics.


Professional: $4,100

Students: $3,600

For students who have previously completed the course: To re-take it at a 50% discount, please contact our Continuing Education Department at

A payment plan is available at AOMA. Payments can be made in 4 installments, coinciding with the onsite session dates. Payments will be made to AOMA's finance office the Friday of the onsite sessions.