Dr. Neal graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He received speciality 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 integrative medicine. He studied acupuncture for four years with Dr. Anita Cignolini of Milan, Italy. His training then continued with post-graduate studies in Chinese language 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 taught for six years. As an Associate Professor at NCNM, Dr. Neal taught a variety of subjects including 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, Chinese medical ethics, served as the chairmen of the classical texts subcommittee and worked as a clinical supervisor.
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