Frances qualified in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in 1998 at the London Academy of Oriental Medicine and the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, and trained in supervision and mentoring with Isobel Cosgrove in 2011. She has a Masters Degree from Exeter University in the English Language of Chinese Medicine, and used this research in curriculum development at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, where she was a senior lecturer from 2000 until its closure in 2010. She now runs a practice at the Cholsey Complementary Health Centre, near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. Frances developed the 3 Step System of Chinese Pulse Reading, and regularly travels to Norway and Belgium, as well as around the UK to run practical pulse seminars. She was Course Director for Chinese Herbal Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. In recent years Frances has been dedicated to learning and transmitting the Hu Feng lineage of Shang Han Lun Jing Fang practice. Frances is committed to furthering the education of Chinese herbalists in the UK, and from October 2014 has been running a full Chinese Herbal Medicine course from the Hu Feng Jing Fang Shang Han Lun tradition with weekly classes at her practice in the wonderful Cholsey Pavilion. Frances sat for six years on the Accreditation Committee of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. She has a regular daoyin and meditation practice, working with Shi Jing and the British Taoist Association.
Lecture Option 2A

The Treatment of Digestive Disorders, A Jing Fang Six Syndrome Differentiation System Approach

4pm-5:30pm - SATURDAY 3rd November

The Hu Feng lineage of Jing Fang practice uses a 'six syndrome' approach to diagnosis and treatment derived from the original text of the Shang Han Za Bing Lun. Using this approach, great clarity can be obtained in regards to the differentiation and treatment of exterior vs interior, deficiency vs excess and heat vs cold. It also has a sophisticated yet clear approach to the treatment of damp and phlegm, collectively referred to as 'internal rheum'. Frances Turner has trained extensively in this approach and teaches an ongoing Jing Fang course in Cholsey. In this talk you will get a window into the kind of thinking employed in jing fang and a new perspective on not only treating digestive disorders but on the practice of herbal medicine itself. This talk can be seen as an introduction to some of the ideas of this approach grounded in cases employing this reasoning.