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The lectures

Our Jing Fang Lecture Series is the compulsary theory component of the Jing Fang Apprenticeship that all apprentices must complete. Typically, a Jing Fang apprentice will study the Parts One and Two in their first year, and Parts Three and Four in their second year.

The Series can also be studied as a standalone course for qualified herbalists wishing to develop their Jing Fang skills. However, these lectures are not a substitute for clinical experience, and we would recommend attendance at clinic to more clearly understand how this system works in practice.

Written and presented by Frances Turner, the Series is a systematic A-Z presentation of the fundamentals of Jing Fang and includes over 60 hours of audio lectures with PDF slides. A breakdown of each Part can be seen further down.

With classical references to the Shang Han Za Bing Lun and the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, the Series includes discussions of both herbs and formulas. The Series is illustrated by many modern-day case examples from the clinics of Dr Feng Shi-Lun in Beijing from 2014 to 2016, and from our own SCCH.

Lecture Series – parts 1-4

The Lecture Series is broken down into four distinct parts:

  • 13 lectures
  • Underlying theory
  • Starter Packs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: Key herbs and formulas that you will meet regularly in clinic
  • Illustrated by cases from observation in Dr Feng’s clinic in Beijing, and from the SCCH

Price: £350

  • 10 lectures
  • Starter Packs 7 & 8: Continuing our exploration of key herbs and formulas
  • Consolidating the study of herbs and formulas assigned to specific syndromes: shaoyang, taiyang zhongfeng, taiyang shanghan, and shaoyin, plus taiyin and yangming formulas for shen disturbance.
  • Illustrated by cases from observation in Dr Feng’s clinic in Beijing, and from the SCCH

Price: £350

  • 11 lectures
  • Continuing the consolidation of the taiyang zhongfeng with huang qi formulas,
  • Taiyin, yangming and jueyin pi-glomus formulas
  • Continuing the consolidation of the taiyin with an exploration of stop bleeding and blood stasis herbs and formulas.
  • Yangming lower formulas and complex ma huang formulas
  • Further case illustrations from observation in Dr Feng’s clinic in Beijing and from SCCH

Price: £350

  • Four lectures
  • Complex ma huang formulas
  • Consolidation of jueyin and taiyin cold formulas
  • The use of fire toxin herbs
  • Some final cases from Dr Feng’s clinic and from SCCH
  • An overview of Chest Bi

Price: £175

Those wishing to buy the complete set receive a discount price of £1,100.

To find out more about the Jing Fang Lecture Series and to start your learning, please contact us.

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Testimonials from patients, students and graduates.

I have been very lucky to meet Frances Turner and study the Jing Fang tradition you have shared all over the world. It’s a truly wonderful medicine, which I absolutely love to continue learning and practicing. So many have benefited from these teachings.

Naoko Taoka to Dr Feng Shi-Lun, JFA Graduate 2019

It has been the most remarkable and fulfilling educational experience I have ever had.

Suzanne Mounter, JFA Graduate 2020
Thank you for bringing Jing Fang into my life, it has done miracles for my health…I feel so privileged to have discovered this lineage.
Anna van der Vlies, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Your depth of knowledge, as well as your warmth and willingness to share it, have made the last two years the most important and enjoyable of my career to date.
Tom Kennedy, JFA Graduate 2021

It is such a privilege to be studying the Jing Fang Apprenticeship with Frances Turner, and I cannot wait to incorporate this incredible system into my practice to help patients.

Cristina Lopez-Pasqual, JFA Apprentice 2020-22
The Jing Fang introductory lectures are extremely useful. The information is explained in a very clear and structured manner, with case studies that illustrate all the different formula patterns. The audio is a bonus. These lectures provide a very solid base that complement the practical side of the apprenticeship and help consolidate your learning.
Cristina Lopez-Pasqual, Apprentice 2020-22
Dr Feng, you have turned my world upside-down with this wonderful Jing Fang system… reading your case histories is inspirational.
Gail Newton, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner
It has been rewarding and challenging to use this medicine. Every patient is a teacher!
Victoria Conran, JFA Graduate 2019
Jing fang has given me a way of understanding herbal medicine that is both profound and effective. For that I am eternally grateful!
Andrew Nuttall, JFA Graduate 2021
Frances does a wonderful job of teaching Jing Fang to us in England, online and in person. It has transformed my herbal practice into being more effective, with quicker results, and being more curative.
Vasanthy Watt, JFA Supervisor 2022

It has been the most remarkable and fulfilling educational experience I have ever had, because the learning is done through observing real patients and seeing how Frances diagnoses and treats them. Every week I’m there, I learn something new whether it is about herbs or formulas or syndromes. And being at the clinic is always hugely interesting. Doing Frances’s course and learning the Jing Fang pattern diagnosis has changed the way I treat my own patients as an acupuncturist.

Suzanne Mounter, JFA Graduate 2020

It has been the single most helpful thing I’ve done for my health – it’s been life changing.

Simone Irmscher, JFA Patient 2022

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