Course Policies

Class Absence


If a participant misses a session, they can make up that session at any other time the course is offered, free of charge. In order to do so, the participant must contact the teacher in writing prior to the session (class) to assure adequate space is available for them. The ability to attend a make-up class is contingent on available space.


Class Cancellation


A course may be cancelled if their is not enough registrants or if unresolvable logistical issues arise. When this occurs, all tuitions will be refunded in full.


CME Credits


Courses in the United States are accredited by the NCCAOM and various state agencies for Professional Development Activity credit. In order to receive this credit, participants must sign-in on daily attendance records. An administrative processing fee of $90 is applied in addition to tuition cost for those who which PDA certifications.

For online courses, students must sign into the virtual classroom to be documented.

Certificate Training/Introduction to Neijing Studies

With complete attendance of online lectures and on-site clinical practicums, a score of 75% or better on written quizzes and the completion of one formal case write-up, students will be awarded a certificate of completion in Neijing Studies from the Xinglin Institute and (if desired) will be listed on the institutes practitioner directory. The institute reserves the right to exlude any students from the institute practitioner directory who fail to exhibit basic professional and skill competencies.


Professional Behavior


Medicine is a field that requires a high degree of ethics and professionalism. All teachers and course participants are held to this standard of professional and ethical behaviour. Participants may be expelled from classes at anytime for unprofessional, disrespectful or unsafe behavior. These decisions are made  at the discretion of the teacher and are not subject to review or appeal. If a student is expelled for such behavior, no refund will be given.


Class Safety


Courses involve a variety of educational experiences from diagnostic exercises to physical palpation and the applied practice of needle techniques. Although instructors work hard to ensure a safe learning environment it is impossible to supervise all students at every moment. Because of this, during classes participants are asked to monitor there own self-wellness and care. If a participant feels uncomfortable with any activity they are involved in, they should withdraw themselves and notify a teacher. Participants should never involve themselves in activities that feel unsafe, invasive or uncomfortable. If a student feels tired or ill, they should excuse themselves from the activity, contact the teacher and refrain from participating in the activity.


Needling Safety


Acupuncture carries inherent risks. In order to perform these techniques safely, students must first be properly trained. Students should not perform techniques they have observed in clinical demonstrations until they have been properly demonstrated and taught. Except under specific circumstances needling in clinical exercises should generally not be done between the seventh cervical vertebrae and the second lumbar vertebrae in the area of the thorax. All needles should be disposed of safely within an appropriate sharps container.