2014 saw the inception of the Institute of Neijing Research (INR), the only Neijing focused post-graduate education institution in the world. My intention for starting the INR was to allow students, practitioners, and other interested a path into classical China, it's culture and medicine. The Huangdi Neijing, in it's current form, consists of 162 specific chapters. It is a clinical manual and medical treatise which encompasses the first complete system of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to date. It spawned such magnificent texts in both herbal medicine and acupuncture (an example of this is the Shanghan Zabinglun).
In addition, the INR wishes to work in conjunction with other classical institutions to ensure that the future of Chinese medicine around the globe is built and continued to be built on a strong foundation. In it's current form, Chinese medicine is often taught in a diluted form on mass. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it allows graduates of current "TCM" programs to gather information about the many various methodologies in east-asian medicine that is ultimately available to them.
Furthermore, the INR will also be hosting a number of Pre-Han and Han Dynasty cultural talks. The purpose of these talks is to allow participants to see life through the lens of the Han culture. From early medical texts (pre-Neijing), to cultural and ideological concepts (Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism, Cosmology and Cosmogony etc) these talk are intended for people from all walks of life. In time we hope to have a continuous dialogue through regular seminars and talks on early Doaist thought and how it can help individuals in their day to day routine. In fact, it may be the answer to breaking that routine.
For all information on seminars, events, evening talks, reading groups and much more please head over to www.neijingmedicine.com
In Good Health,