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We all had the same vision; to bring the tradition of Classical Herbalism forward to modern day healthcare. With expertise in education, supply chain, marketing and research, we have been able to combine our skills to organise an incredible and comprehensive event dedicated to Jing Fang.
What is Jing Fang?
Jing Fang 经方 or Classical Chinese medicine is a system which identifies patterns according to the Six Channels which was first described by master Zhang Zhongjing 张仲景 in the Shanghan Lun 伤寒论 (Treatise on Cold Damage). Jing Fang has been developed as it’s own school of thought within Chinese medicine and is based upon using simple ingredients and light dosages. This method has captivated many practitioners in the West due to its vast clinical effectiveness. In addition, we categorise symptoms according to the Eight Guiding Principles: Yin and Yang; Exterior and Interior; Heat and Cold; and lastly Deficiency and Excess. Using this system, we are able to recognise the root cause and treat the patient, and not just the disease itself.
In the West, Chinese medicine is an undervalued practice that is not provided through our primary healthcare systems and therefore, training is limited. However, we want to change that. Together, we have been able to organise a comprehensive 8-day event which is composed of two full conference days and six CPD course days. The CPD courses have been split into English and Chinese, to maximise the learning potential of each class.
We’ve secured 10 of the world’s most well known Jing Fang teachers including Professor Huang Huang and Professor Feng Shilun. For the first time in history, these world-class academics will be gathering under one roof to teach us their knowledge that they have accumulated over years of unprecedented practice.
We strongly recommend that all delegates attend the two conference days which give you an insight into each and every keynote speaker’s style and exclusive methods in Jing Fang. Our CPD courses give you a chance to learn with our teachers on a more personal level and with much more depth. As it’s a rare opportunity to have the privilege of learning from our keynote speakers, we recommend that you attend as many CPD courses as possible.
I'm an acupuncturist but haven't trained in herbal medicine, can I attend?
Yes absolutely! Jing Fang is an excellent starting point for acupuncturists who want to learn herbal medicine. Jing Fang is similar to conventional medicine whereby it assigns a formula to treat the disease, however, delves deeper into each patient’s body constitution, 6 channels, and 8 principles to solve the roots of the problem. Jing Fang differs in the way that the method is focused on the functions of herbal formulas, rather than properties of individual herbs.
We recommend that you attend the two-day conference to give you a comprehensive insight into the world of Jing Fang from several world-class experts. Then, we strongly recommend following on with Professor Huang Huang’s 3 day course on ‘Jing Fang Body Constitution, Differentiation, and Clinical Application‘. This course is perfect for practitioners without any prior herbal knowledge, as it takes students on a step-by-step approach to learning how to assign the correct formula to each patient. Professor Huang Huang is the Dean of the Jing Fang Institute at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and is hailed as one of the most highly regarded Jing Fang masters in the world.