Training in Classical Herbalism
Learn the Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System
A practical clinic-based approach to the study of Chinese herbal medicine
Flexible attendance by the day, by the term or by the year
Learn herbs in a manageable way
Where: UK Central location, Herb Community Clinic, Cholsey Complementary Health Centre, South Oxfordshire. 5 minutes walk from Cholsey Station.
When: Mondays, clinic in the morning, discussion and/or seminars in the afternoon. Attendance is flexible: contact us to arrange what is suitable for you. There are three Monday afternoon lectures per term.
NEW DATES 2018-19 JFA DATES 2020-21
Agreement: Apprentices are asked to read and sign the JFA Apprentice Agreement
Who is eligible: Acupuncturists & herbalists and those with equivalent APEL (Accreditation of Prior Learning). If you are not sure, please do contact us.
Organisation: The Jing Fang Apprenticeship is run by the Herb Community Clinic, at Cholsey Complementary Health Centre in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire.
Qualification: On completion of the Apprentice Logbook, Apprentices are awarded a Licentiate in Classical Chinese Herbalism. See photo below of our first graduation, June 2016.
Length of Training: If you attend regularly, it generally takes around 2 years to complete the Apprentice Logbook, but you have the freedom to do it in a shorter or a longer time as it suits you, and depends on both your prior experience and your learning style.
Accreditation: The Jing Fang Apprenticeship was officially opened by Dr Feng Shilun in 2015, and collaborates with the international Jing Fang Academy run by Dr Suzanne Robidoux. We are currently working towards accreditation with the European and Traditional Herbal Practitioners Association (EHTPA), which will in due course allow graduates automatic entry to the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM). It is not currently an accredited herbal medicine training in the UK, but on completion of the logbook, apprentices can get insurance from reputable companies, and we happily support our graduates to gain individual entry to the RCHM.
Supervisors: JFA Clinical Supervisors: Frances Turner, Maggie Bavington, Anna Morshead, Gail Newton. Assistant Clinical Supervisor: Kevin Grey. Visiting Clinical Supervisor: Dr Suzanne Robidoux.
Resources: View the resource list here.
"A useful but also very enjoyable way to study Chinese herbs!"
Apprentices at the first JFA Graduation, June 2016
Dr Suzanne Robidoux writing on the Jing Fang Six Syndrome differentiation System in Acu, the Magazine of the British Acupuncture Council.
Dr Feng Shi Lun opening the Jing Fang Apprenticeship in October 2015