Jing Fang Classical Herbalism


“I have been using this wonderful system with my patients for a while now, and it has revolutionised my practice and my understanding of disease.”  

Tom Kennedy, JFA graduate 2021


What is Jing Fang? 

Manageable and systematic 

Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System

  • We teach the Jing Fang Six Syndrome differentiation system.
  • This is the system of understanding of the Classics taught by Dr Feng Shi-Lun in the lineage of Dr Hu Xi-Shu.
  • It includes an understanding of  herbs, formulas, treatment protocols and treatment processes.
  • It gives us clear guidelines about treatment strategy; namely how do we deal with the results of our formulas? What do these results mean? And what should we do next?
  • It is extraordinary how much of the information written in classical texts over 2000 year old is still relevant today.

“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, UK

Six Syndromes and Eight Principles

Jing Fang Classical Herbalism

Dr Feng Shi-Lun with Frances Turner in Oxfordshire, 2015

Dr Feng is an experienced doctor with immense practical experience, and to have his support and teaching as part of our clinic and Jing Fang Apprenticeship is an honour. We are fortunate that Suzanne Robidoux has facilitated the translation of his work into English, helping him to spread the Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System to the West. Dr Feng’s approach to Jing Fang can be further explored on the ChineseMedicineTraveller website.

“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

In China, the Classical Jing Fang approach of treating the person not the disease has been criticized as unscientific. In answer to this accusation, Professor Hu Xi-Shu would often say:

“Etiology, pathology and disease location constitute the three elements of disease classification. Western medicine can clearly tell people the name of their disease, even if can not cure it, therefore it is scientific. Chinese medicine can cure diseases, but cannot clearly name them, so it is unscientific”.

The famous 19th Century doctor Jiang Taiyin said:

“Chinese medicine stems from experience and is based on clinical evidence, which is scientific in nature. It comes from experiments on people, that are more reliable than experiments on animals!”

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