Jing Fang Seminars

Introduction to Jing Fang

  • 10 Online Lecture-Discussion Sessions
  • Presented by Frances Turner
  • Thursday mornings 11am – 1pm
  • 1 hour lecture, 1 hour discussion (approx timings)
  • Delivery via Zoom
  • Start date Thursday April 16th 2020
  • Dates: April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
  • PDF of slides provided
  • Cost: £40 per lecture or £350 for all 10 up front
  • Deferred payment for Covid-related financial difficulty negotiable


Course Content: This live online lecture series is designed to take you systematically through the fundamentals of the theory of the Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System from the beginning. No prior knowledge of herbs is necessary.

The first 10 lectures will be an introduction to Jing Fang including the most commonly used herbs, formulas and Shang Han Lun clauses. By the end of this course you will see how, with a very limited number of herbs, you can understand and use many Jing Fang formulas. The course is illustrated with case examples.

Future lectures will address each syndrome individually, going into more detail, and adding more herbs, formulas and clauses.

To book a place please contact Frances, who will send you a registration form and arrange payment with you.

Jing Fang Apprenticeship

Ongoing weekly clinical practice with Frances.Attend by the day, by the term or by the year. At the Herb Community Clinic we offer affordable Chinese herbal medicine to the local community, while at the same time running a teaching clinic that contributes towards building a community of Classical Herbalists in the UK.

The clinic runs on Mondays at the Cholsey Complementary Health Centre, and offers treatment in the morning and early afternoon, followed by a discussion session for practitioners.

Our style of practice is the Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System, handed down to us by Dr Feng Shilun in Beijing, and named after Dr Feng and his lineage teacher Dr Hu Xishu. We have been working with Dr Feng for several years now, including three clinicals with him in Beijing in 2014, 2015 and 2016.