The INR Program is designed as a complete training course in classical Neijing medicine. Each course can be taken as individual parts of the greater whole - not all courses will be immediately available.
An Introduction to Neijing Medicine
A 3 hour foundational overview of the key principles and approaches needed to start your studies in classical acupuncture. Here we look into the hermeneutics, textual approach, historical relevance, key principles and etymology, and begin our journey into the channels of the Lingshu Jing. This seminar is available to start now! Enrol HERE.
Compass of the Jing Luo PART ONE
The Compass of the Jing Luo PART ONE: Studying the channel and vessel complexes of the Lingshu Jing creates the absolute foundation of all acupuncture studies. Part one of the Compass of the Jingluo takes students through classical vessel theory, studying the longitudinal and latitudinal patterned pathway movement, their associated classical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and treatment methodologies. Part one focuses on: Western-Metal, Central-Earth, and Southern-Fire (A). This seminar is COMING SOON.
Compass of the Jing Luo PART TWO
The Compass of the Jing Luo part two seminars are a continuation of part one above. Here we will focus our studies on Northern-Water, Southern-Fire (B), and Eastern-Wood.
In addition to the Compass of the Jing Luo seminars it is advised to undertake the Renying / Cunkou pulse diagnosis seminar below. This will enable a more solid understanding of the treatment methods addressed in the Compass of the Jing Luo part one and two. This seminar is COMING SOON.
Renying / Cunkou Pulse Diagnosis
Renying : Cunkou Pulse Diagnosis is one of the more unique and rare pulse systems used in Chinese medicine today. Originating within the Huangdi Neijing and being the focus of more than 20 chapters throughout the entire textual corpus, Renying / Cunkou allows for correct directional patterned treatment of the Jing Mai (longitudinal patterned pathway movement). This seminar takes students through the origins of the pulse, the distinct expression of the Yin and Yang pulses at the wrist and neck, palpation methods and of course a core understanding of Renying and Cunkou imbalance ratios and subsequent treatment methodologies as outlined in the Zhongshi and Jingmai chapters of the Lingshu Jing. In addition some case study analysis will be discussed for clarity on how students can start to incorporate this method into their practice immediately. ENROL HERE
Zhen Mai: Classical Neijing Pulse Diagnosis.
Zhen Mai: Classical Neijing Pulse Diagnosis is another foundational seminar. This seminar is a must for anyone who wishes to seriously understand the complexities of pulse diagnosis as it was and still is applied within the classical texts. Students are taken through key passages of the Neijing Suwen and Lingshu in order to cover:
- Pulse positioning, origins, and palpation.
- Wrist pulse correspondence sites and forearm (Chi) diagnosis.
- Seasonal pulse qualities of Xian, Guo, Mao, Shi, Ruan.
- Ruling pulse qualities of Ji, Huan, Da, Xiao, Hua, and Se for the wu zang.
- Sanbu Jiuhou.
- Diagnosis by countenance / complexion.
The Renying / Cunkou pulse diagnosis short course blends well with this course as well. This enables participants to develop a complete foundational Neijing pulse diagnosis skill set. Advanced courses in pulse diagnosis and qualities will be added at later dates.
Guanzhen: Neijing Needling Methods of the Lingshu Jing
The Guanzhen seminar is a highly detailed flagship course dedicated to the needling techniques as presented within the Guanzhen chapter of the Lingshu Jing. This course will cover:
- Neijing acupuncture approach.
- Shen and Ji in acupuncture revised.
- The Nine Needles (Jiuzhen)
- The Nine Techniques.
- The Twelve Regulations.
- The Five Seasonal methods.
- Additional needling strategies.
- Pathological needling presentations.
Naturally this online portion will be discussing the theoretical basis of this needling with detailed descriptions of the methods. A part of the course will be a demonstration of the needling methods. Face-to-face / live clinical seminars will be delivered in the near future at various locations around the globe, here students will be able to observe and practice these methods with the correct tools under proper guidance. The online portion of this seminar is available NOW!
Origins, Openings, and Transformations: Acupuncture points and regions in Neijing Medicine
Neijing Medicine has a unique approach to the selection of areas that may be treated by moxabustion, needling or other methods. This seminar will delve into how points and regions are selected, whether certain protocols can be established and the patho-mechanisms surrounding certain acupuncture "points". This seminar will cover the Lingshu Yuan Origins, the five Shu points, Qi paths and the Four seas, the Lower He-Sea, Back Shu, Luo-Bie, the 57 water points, and the 59 heat points. In addition we will visit some of the needling manipulations commonly used for non-channel specific disease. This seminar is scheduled for release in 2019.
Zang Fu within Neijing Medicine:
This is a shorter course on the role and lines in regards to Zang and Fu structure, disease, hierarchy, and treatment within the Huangdi Neijing. Due for release 2019.
Disease Patho-Mechanisms in Neijing Medicine PART ONE:
Disease Patho-Mechanisms in Neijing Medicine form the core of understanding the various illnesses and presentations within the Neijing text corpus. Part one is a look into Neijing Suwen 31 through to 40 in detail, however other sections from multiple regions of the text are included for clarity and so students are able to link together their studies. Due for release 2019.
Disease Patho-Mechanisms in Neijing Medicine PART TWO:
Taught as a continuation of part one above, Disease Patho-Mechanisms in Neijing Medicine part two is a focus on Neijing Suwen 41 through 48. As with part one additional components of Neijing medicine will be discussed in depth. Due for release 2019.
Disease Patho-Mechanisms in Neijing Medicine PART THREE:
This comprehensive seminar delves deep into the disease presentations of the Lingshu Jing. As we study we go line by line through various chapters, breaking down the text with a distinct focus on clinical practicality. Gaining a complete understanding of the full spectrum of disease and illness in the Neijing will web all of the previous training modalities together. Due for release in 2019.
Case Studies in Neijing Medicine
This seminar will go through a variety of case studies from Dr. White's two decades in private practice. Included will be case analysis from David Tai's clinical practice.