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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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New! An Illustrated Handbook of Chinese Qigong Forms from the Ancient Texts

An Illustrated Handbook of Chinese Qigong Forms from the Ancient Texts

Compiled by Li Jingwei
Compiled by Zhu Jianping

Drawn from ancient documents of Chinese and Tibetan medicine, and including explanatory commentaries and over 700 drawings from the original texts, this book presents authentic ancient Qigong forms in an easy-to-follow format. Focusing on health practices, the selected forms also include Qigong for more esoteric purposes. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-197-6, 222 x 155mm, 336pp

Keywords: chi kung, Chinese history, Chinese medicine, health care, movement, qigong, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care

Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care

Ways to Address Chronic Health Issues and to Improve Your Overall Health Based on Chinese Medicine Techniques

Compiled by Zeng Qingnan

Based on the traditional Chinese practices of qigong and acupressure, this book provides exercises that address a range of common ailments, as well as those that can be used to promote overall health and wellbeing. All of the exercises are clearly explained with easy-to-follow instructions, and they all take less than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-199-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: health care, massage, qigong, tuina

New! Tao - A New Way of Thinking

Tao - A New Way of Thinking

A Translation of the Tao Tê Ching with an Introduction and Commentaries

Chung-yuan Chang

This translation reveals the true wisdom and beauty of the Tao Tê Ching and the accompanying introduction and commentaries make its meaning accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chung-yuan Chang places the text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to many Western philosophers. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-201-0, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 240pp

Keywords: Chinese philosophy, Daoism, Taoism

New! A Sensory Journey

A Sensory Journey

Meditations on Scent for Wellbeing

Jennifer Peace Rhind

This card set, which includes 24 cards, a booklet and a sensory map, guides and informs scent meditation for personal and spiritual growth. Each card explores a different fragrance and features a scent description, an image of the botanical source, and inspirational words about the scent's evocative influence to help guide meditation. more »

2013, Card Set: £12.50 + VAT = £15.00/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-153-2

Keywords: aromatherapy, complementary medicine, essential oils, meditation, mindfulness

New! The Simple Guide to Five Element Acupuncture

The Simple Guide to Five Element Acupuncture

Nora Franglen

This accessible guide explains the history and philosophy of five element acupuncture, and shows how it addresses specific health needs and general well-being. With case studies throughout, the guide explains how an acupuncturist diagnoses and treats patients, and looks at the character of each element. more »

2013, Paperback: £5.99/ $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-186-0, 170 x 115mm / 6.75in x 4.5in, 136pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, five elements, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Keepers of the Soul

Keepers of the Soul

The Five Guardian Elements of Acupuncture

Nora Franglen

With profiles of well-known figures, the book explains the spirit of each of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine, and what they look like in different people. The philosophy behind Five Element acupuncture is explained, including what it means to live in harmony and how the Five Elements help shape our body and soul. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-185-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 296pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, five elements, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Patterns of Practice

Patterns of Practice

Mastering the Art of Five Element Acupuncture

Nora Franglen

Considering acupuncture in its wider context, this book contains Nora Franglen's reflections on her practice and explores how the search for acupuncture points can lead the practitioner deep into challenging areas of existence. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-187-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, five elements, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Edeltraud Rohnfeld

With voiceover instructions and onscreen demonstrations, this DVD guides the viewer through two 40-minute chair yoga routines, which can be practiced by virtually anyone to stimulate physical and mental wellbeing. This versatile form of yoga is specially designed for those with limited mobility through age, illness, injury or physical disability. more »

2013, DVD: £9.16 + VAT = £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-184-6, 83 minutes

Keywords: adults, bodywork, cerebral palsy, complementary therapies, disability, energy work, health care, massage, movement, occupational therapy, older people, yoga

New! Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Clinical Use and Application

Paul Adkins
Illustrated by Roger Dutton

This illustrated guide to facial enhancement acupuncture, based on Five Elements theory, shows the acupuncture points, techniques and equipment used to targets points and muscles of the face to improve skin elasticity and appearance. With full explanations of the methods and guidance on discussing treatment with patients, follow up and after care. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-129-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: acupuncture, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Fragrance and Wellbeing

Fragrance and Wellbeing

Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche

Jennifer Peace Rhind

For thousands of years fragrance has been used for altering emotional states and as part of spiritual practice. This book explores the impact of fragrance on the psyche from anthropological, perfumery and aromatherapy viewpoints and introduces a range of fragrance families – woody, resinous, spicy, herbaceous, agrestic, floral, citrus and attars. more »

2013, Paperback: £28.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-090-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keyword: aromatherapy

New! Mudras of Indian Dance

Mudras of Indian Dance

52 Hand Gestures for Artistic Expression

Revital Carroll
With Cain Carroll

This attractive set of user-friendly cards shows the 52 fundamental hand mudras used in Indian dance and theatre. Each card presents a full-colour image of the mudra with Sanskrit name, transliteration and English translation, and concise information on the origins and applications. Essential for students of Indian Dance. more »

2013, Card Set: £14.99 + VAT = £17.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-175-4

Keywords: Indian temple dance, mudras

New! Mudras of Yoga

Mudras of Yoga

72 Hand Gestures for Healing and Spiritual Growth

Cain Carroll
With Revital Carroll

This card set provides 72 hand mudras used in yoga. Each card presents a full-colour image of the mudra, includes concise information on techniques and applications and details physical, energetic and spiritual benefits. The accompanying booklet explains how to use the mudras at home and specifies those that address health common complaints. more »

2013, Card Set: £14.99 + VAT = £17.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-176-1

Keywords: Indian temple dance, mudras, yoga

New! Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Moving Sleep Cycles and Preventing Jet Lag

Peter Smith

This book is a step-by-step guide to Peter Smith's unique, 100% natural insomnia cure, which combines drug-free psychological and physiological treatments. Information on the causes of insomnia and how sleep 'works' is combined with practical advice for practising good sleep behaviours to change the mind's learned associations with sleep. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-182-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 272pp

Keywords: anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, nutrition, psychology, sleep

New! Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Janet Brindley

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adults, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, counselling, disability, health care, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care

Sharon Tay

An invaluable companion to practice for novice complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers unique practical advice on issues that are often overlooked in training. It offers guidance on tackling common pitfalls and difficulties, as well as a wealth of practical tips and techniques for practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-178-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: acupuncture, adults, alternative therapies, Alzheimer's disease, aromatherapy, bodywork, carers, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, dementia, diet, face diagnosis, health care, herbal treatment, massage, nursing, nutrition, older people, palliative care, residential care, tai chi

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