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What is Jing Fang?

By Professor Feng Shi Lun

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The theory and philosophy of Jing Fang is first recorded in Han Shu: Yi Wen Zhi (The book of Han: Annals of Dynastic Literature). The contemporary Shang Han specialist Professor Hu Xi Shu dedicated a lifetime of research into the practical application of Jing Fang theory. In additions to pattern identification according to the Six Channels, the key focus of Jing Fang is the eight guiding principle: ie the categorization of symptoms according to yin and yang; exterior and interior; heat and cold and deficiency and excess.

Jing Fang theory differs from the theory expressed in Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic). The text Han Shu: Yi Wen Zhi (The book of Han: Annals of Dynastic Literature) categorised ancient medical schools of thought into the Yi Jing Pai (School of Medical Canons) and the Jing Fang Pai (School of Classic Formulas). The Nei Jing is a representative of the school of Medical Cannon while Jing Fang Pai as associated with Tang Ye Jing (Decoction Canon) and Shang Han Za Bing Lun.

It could be said that Shang Han Lun and Huang Di Nei Jing belong to two different schools of medicine. In the early 1960s, Professor Hu Xi Shu unequivocally identified the correlation between Six Channel theory and the Eight Guiding Principles. His academic viewpoint was highly regarded by his peers and was published in the People’s Daily Newspaper.

We are proud to offer for download the series of 4 seminars on Jing Feng, hosted by Professor Feng Shi Lun.

This is a webinar by Professor Feng Shi Lun streamed live from Beijing for two days in October 2012.

This is a webinar by Professor Feng Shi Lun streamed live from Beijing for two days in June 2012.

This is the recordings of the Pearls of Wisdom workshop held in April 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. It comprises six lectures over our three days workshop over Easter 2012.

This is a webinar by Professor Feng Shi Lun streamed live from Beijing for two days on 9th & 10 March 2013


About Professor Feng Shi Lun

Professor Feng Shi Lun graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, practised at the Dongshimen Hospital and the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital, and was appointed director of the Hu Xi Shu Jing Fang Research Centre in Beijing.
In the early 1980s he specialised in the treatment of asthma and upper respiratory tract diseases. In the 1990s his focus turned to the treatment of arthritis and to clinical trials investigating the efficacy of Chinese medicine in its treatment.
For many years, Prof Feng Shi Lun worked under the mentorship of the renowned Shang Han specialist Prof Hu Xi Shu , developing a treatment approach using Jing Fang for a range of diseases which are notoriously difficult to treat. Professor Feng Shi Lun’s contribution to Chinese medicine is acclaimed throughout China.


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