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Singing Dragon

Authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.

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Coming soon! The Essence Practitioner

The Essence Practitioner

Choosing and using flower and other essences

Sue Lilly

With in-depth yet accessible explanations on what essences are, the different ways they can be made and their various uses, this book will transform traditional thought on essence use. With background information to support understanding, this book offers the key to knowing how to use essences in the right way to maximise their benefits. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-250-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Coming soon! A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)

A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)

Bending without Breaking (2nd edition)
2nd edition

Isobel Knight

A new edition of this popular guide to living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type). With information on all the key aspects of the condition, and new material covering changes in terminology and advances in understanding, it provides a complete resource to help anyone with EDS-HT live life to the full. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-231-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Coming soon!

Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Sequences 3

Zhang Guangde

With step-by-step instructions and an accompanying DVD, the 8 movements in this book have been designed to increase physical strength and flexibility, and provide preventative and curative effects for muscle and joint pain. This is the third volume in Professor Zhang Guangde's Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-252-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

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The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique

Wang Fengming

Available at last in English, this comprehensive training manual teaches the theory and insider practical methods behind Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style. It includes the techniques of point striking, traditionally taught only to those on the inside, and over 400 photographs illustrate the methods throughout. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese martial arts, neigong, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan, wushu, Xing Yi Quan

Coming soon! The Mouse's House

The Mouse's House

Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime

Susan Quayle
Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon

This picture story book about mouse and her friends' quest to prepare for winter shows how to use reflexology with children whilst enjoying a fun bedtime read. Designed to help with common issues such as sleep difficulties and anxiety, it includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-247-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, bodywork, carers, child development, children, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, families, fiction, massage, nursing, pain management, parenting, play, reflexology, sleep

Coming soon! Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)

Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)

Lisa Spillane

This vibrant picture book tells the story of Lisa, Ted and Bingo the dog at the beach. It teaches children how they can use the Qigong Healing Heart sound and other meditative techniques drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine to overcome impatience, anger and frustration, just like Lisa and Ted. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-200-3, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, child psychology, children, complementary therapies, counselling, emotions, life skills, meditation, mindfulness, pastoral care, qigong, resilience

Coming soon! The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

The Key to the Qigong Meditation State

Rujing and Still Qigong

Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.

Focusing on Rujing, the meditation state fundamental to Qigong meditation, this ground-breaking book looks at the practice from the perspective of psychology and cognitive science. It describes what happens in mind and body during meditation, and how to reach the state of Rujing. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-232-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: meditation, psychology, Qi, qigong

Coming soon! Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Aromatherapy vs MRSA

Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug

Maggie Tisserand

In this ground-breaking book, Maggie Tisserand explores the problem of serious infection, especially MRSA, and provides information on the natural products that have been scientifically proven to fight bacterial infection. She profiles key essential oils, such as tea tree and thyme, and includes advice on how they can be used to manage superbugs. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-237-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: biomedical intervention, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, drugs, essential oils, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nursing, residential care

Coming soon! The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition

Leo Rutherford

Full of activities for use with groups of all ages, this book draws on the author's extensive experience and presents all the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in group settings. It includes everything from warm-ups to warm-downs and provides tips on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, dance, dance and movement therapy, depression, dramatherapy, emotions, group psychotherapy, mental health, movement, play, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, self esteem, shamanism, spirituality, therapeutic communities

Coming soon!

Getting Better at Getting People Better

Touching the Core

Noah Karrasch

Drawing on a wide range of physical therapies and psychotherapy, this practical book takes a practical interdisciplinary look at the fundamentals of healing and good therapeutic practice. It includes techniques and ideas about how to communicate with patients and encourage their participation in their own healing. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-239-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, counselling, craniosacral, depression, emotions, energy work, massage, psychotherapy, self esteem, shiatsu

Coming soon!

Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and pain second

Karen Rodham

There are very few resources available to CRPS/RSD sufferers. This accessible and simple book will resonate with those living with CRPS and show them they are not alone with this painful condition. It uses patient stories and clinical research to increase understanding and present practical ways to manage symptoms. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bodywork, carers, counselling, depression, disability, health care, meditation, mindfulness, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, self harm, trauma

Coming soon! The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies

The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies

The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses

Clare G. Harvey

This comprehensive encyclopedia explains what flower remedies are, how they work and how to choose the right remedies for your clients' needs. It describes the properties of 33 families of flower essences and the benefits of over 2,000 remedies with an ailment chart and instructions for prescribing, preparing and using flower remedies. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-173-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 512pp

Keywords: alchemy, alternative therapies, complementary therapies, divination, emotions, energy work, essential oils, flower remedies, health care, integrative medicine, meditation, meridians, reference, shamanism, spirituality

Coming soon! Yogic Cooking

Yogic Cooking

Nutritious vegetarian food

Garuda Hellas

An accessible introduction to yogic cooking. It has over 50 recipes for everything from appetisers and mains to soups and drinks, and includes information on the principles behind the yogic diet as well as dietary recommendations and guidelines. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-249-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 76pp

Keywords: ayurveda, complementary medicine, functional nutrition, nutrition, prana, tea

Coming soon! The Active Points Test

The Active Points Test

A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies

Stefano Marcelli

Providing a comprehensive and effective system for point selection, this is essential reading for practitioners and students of acupuncture and related reflex and manual therapies. Dr Stefano Marcelli sets out the theory of The Active Points Test and offers detailed guidance on how to carry it out and how to interpret the results, as well as explaining how the test can be used in different... more »

September 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-233-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, energy work, health care, massage, meridians, moxibustion, Qi, reflexology, shiatsu, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine, tuina

Coming soon! Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Roots of Modern Practice

Charles Buck

Drawing on his extensive experience and study in the field, Charles Buck presents an authoritative and accessible account of the history of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The book provides an accurate overview, focussing on the key developments that are of most practical relevance to clinicians of today. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £40.00/ $68.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-159-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese culture, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, five elements, meridians, moxibustion, Qi, qigong, Taoism, TCM diagnosis, traditional Chinese medicine

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