Faculty Lecturers and Supervisors


SCCH Faculty Frances Turner

Frances Turner

Lic.Ac, Lic.OHM, MPhil, MRCHM

School of Classical Chinese Herbalism (SCCH) founder, Jing Fang Apprenticeship (JFA) Course Director & Senior Clinical Supervisor. 

Frances has been a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine since qualifying in herbs and acupuncture at LCTA (London College of Traditional Acupuncture) in 1998. She became a senior lecturer at LCTA from 2000 until its closure in 2010, running the herbal medicine course, then from 2011 to 2015 was course director for Chinese herbal medicine at CICM (College of Integrated Chinese Medicine) in Reading. 

In 2014 she travelled to Beijing to study herbal medicine with Dr Feng Shi-Lun, and realised that the Jing Fang Six Syndrome approach lays a really solid and practical grounding for Chinese herbal medicine practice. Wanting to share this discovery, Frances set up the Jing Fang Apprenticeship, and invited Dr Feng to Oxfordshire in 2015, where he officially opened it. 

Frances continued to study with Dr Feng in Beijing in 2015 and 2016, and has since developed a Jing Fang Curriculum for the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism (SCCH), including writing the online Jing Fang Lecture series during 2020-21. She is grateful for the opportunity to continue to train practitioners in this extraordinarily effective method of using Chinese herbal medicine.

Frances runs her clinic at the Cholsey Complementary Health Centre in Cholsey, South Oxfordshire, practicing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, healing, sounding and breathwork.

She is a member and council member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM).


SCCH Faculty Neil Kingham

Neil Kingham

BSc(hons), Lic.Ac, Lic.CCH, Lic.Tuina, MBRCP, MRTCM, MATCM

Clinical Supervisor

Neil has been involved in the Chinese health arts for over 20 years. He holds Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Tui Na Massage qualifications from prominent British colleges, graduating in Jing Fang from the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism in 2016. He holds a certificate in Traditional Chinese Nutrition from Yao San university in Los Angeles, and has also completed 2 advanced clinical internships in China; at the Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004, and in Beijing in 2016 studying Jing Fang with  Dr Feng Shi-Lun.

He is a member of the Association Of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM), the British Register Of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP) and is also a founder member of the UK Register of Tui Na Chinese Massage (RTCM).

Neil teaches both acupuncture and Chinese nutritional therapy, and regularly gives talks and runs workshops and courses on all aspects of Chinese Medicine. At Neil’s events and workshops, the emphasis is on practical skills, taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Neil’s busy Chinese Medicine clinic is located in Central Bristol. Online consultations are also available.


Vasanthy WattSCCH Faculty Vasanthy Watt

BSc(hons), Lic.Ac, Lic.CCH, Lic.Tuina, MBRCP, MRTCM, MATCM

Clinical Supervisor

Vasanthy obtained her license in acupuncture at the School of Traditional Acupuncture in March 1988 and went on to qualify in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine at the School of Chinese Herbal Medicine, London, run by Mazin Al-Khafaji and Michael McIntyre. She has also had clinical training at the teaching hospital of the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China.(1996).

Vasanthy completed a post-graduate diploma course in Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Chinese Medicine with Dr. Trevor Wing, and has become an associate practitioner of the Women’s Natural Health Practice. She has done further training in Dermatology, Treating Asthma, Immune related disorders, and Women’s problems including Menopause and Infertility. She integrates the Shen-Hammer Advanced Pulse diagnosis system into her practise, and also incorporates the channel palpation diagnostic method developed by Dr Wang Ju-Yi of Beijing, (an acupuncturist with 52 years’ experience), after  training with  his prominent colleague  and co-author Jason D. Robertson. 

Vasanthy studied Jing Fang with Frances Turner, following the Jing Fang Lecture Series 2020-21, and completing a post-graduate clinical year at the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism.

She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), and of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (MRCHM), and runs her clinic in Loughborough.


SCCH Faculty Gail Newton

Gail Newton



Gail has been an Acupuncture practitioner for nearly 30 years and a Chinese Herbalist for 20. 

She initially studied ‘Five Elements’ at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, graduating in 1983 and immediately embarked on studying ‘Eight Principle’ style. Her herbal training took place at the former London School (now University of Westminster) and was completed in 1995. Immediately after this, she embarked on a placement in a hospital in Kunming, Yunnan Province in China between 1995 – 1996. 

After running a mixed discipline Alternative Medicine Clinic in the 80’s she began teaching at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) until 1996. Until recently she was an external examiner at the School of Integrated Health at University of Westminster.

Gail completed a five year course of study in Canonical Traditional Herbal Medicine with Arnaud Versluys, then went on to train in Jing Fang  with Suzanne Robidoux, both online and in Sweden, as well as attending the online Jing Fang Lecture Series 2020-21. She has a particular interest in supervising and mentoring new practitioners.

Her practice is in South East London, and she is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.


SCCH Faculty Anna MorsheadAnna Morshead


JFA Tutor

Anna has been practicing as an acupuncturist since 1989.  She is also a mother with 4 children, living in the Marlborough area. Anna trained at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (which then became part of Westminster University) before going on to do a post-graduate course in China.

Anna studied Chinese herbal medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, graduating in 2014. She continued her Jing Fang studies online with Suzanne Robidoux, and joined the study trip to Beijing in 2016 to study with Dr Feng Shi-Lun. She is a founder member of the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism.

Anna has had busy practices in Blackheath then in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and recently joined Jim McLeod at his Osteopathic practice in Marlborough. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and regularly does continuous professional development courses in different aspects of Chinese Medicine. 


SCCH Faculty Suzanne MounterSuzanne Mounter

MBAcC, BSc Hons Acupuncture, Lic.CCH

Apprentice support group co-ordinator

Suzanne has been practicing acupuncture for over 10 years, and has a major passion for the natural healing process and the techniques involved. She started her acupuncture degree in 2007, studying at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. In the last 10 years she has studied CPD in trigger points therapy, Master Tung Acupuncture, Distal Needle Acupuncture, Dr Tan’s Balance Method, Master Tung Acupuncture and Blood Letting.

Suzanne graduated in Jing Fang Classical Herbalism from the School of Classical Chinese Herbalism in 2020, then worked for a year as assistant supervisor and dispensary assistant for the Jing Fang Apprenticeship. She currently co-ordinates the apprentice support group scheme. Suzanne runs her clinic in Drayton, Somerset.

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