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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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Chasing the Phantom

Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Eduard Fischer

For twenty-five years Eduard Fischer returned to the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, enthralled by the unique culture of this ancient Buddhist kingdom, and seeking to catch just a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. This is the tale of that quest, but also an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-172-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp
The Meditation Book of Light and Colour

The Meditation Book of Light and Colour

Pauline Wills

Meditating with colour can be a powerful way to improve health and well-being. This handbook provides a full spectrum of easy-to-use colour breathing and visualisation exercises. Anyone can practice these simple meditations, and they are ideal for colour therapists, yoga instructors and CAM practitioners to use as guided meditations with clients. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-202-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
Shonishin

Shonishin

The Art of Non-Invasive Paediatric Acupuncture

Thomas Wernicke

Shonishin, or paediatric acupuncture, is a non-invasive treatment developed specifically to treat a range of health problems in children and babies. This authoritative, unique guide for practitioners covers the theory and practice of the treatment, including how it can be adapted for use with adults and older people. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-160-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Children at Their Best

Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

The authors describe an exciting new way of understanding a child's development by looking at how the Five Elements of Chinese thought can explain patterns of behaviour. They list the problems that can occur if a child's elements are not in balance and presents approaches and activities to help them become more balanced, happier and more resilient. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp
Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions

Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu

A detailed explanation of the building blocks of Chinese metaphysics, the 22 Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches upon which Chinese medicine, astrology and FengShui are based. Poetic descriptions dating from the Song dynasty give the reader a deep understanding of the meaning of each and of their interrelationships. more »

2014, Hardback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-151-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 268pp
Rasa Shastra

Rasa Shastra

The Hidden Art of Medical Alchemy

Andrew Mason

An authoritative account of Asian Medical Alchemy, this book explores the herbo-mineral-metal based medicines used in these ancient healing traditions. The first resource of its kind, it provides exhaustive insight into the history of alchemy's search for immortality, the variety of minerals used, and production methods. more »

2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-107-5, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 568pp
Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results

Partha Banerjee MD and Christina Captain

This book is an essential reference for Traditional Chinese Medicine students and practitioners that teaches how to use and understand Western laboratory testing in the treatment and referral of patients. The book focuses on symptoms that commonly present in TCM practices and provides useful case studies, TCM perspectives, and quizzes throughout. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-205-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Ancient Methods of Healing and Cultivation

Master Zhongxian Wu

Master Wu provides detailed instruction and explanation of the esoteric Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong in this DVD. With full, uninterrupted demonstration of the practice, and a special feature demonstrating the standing style form, it is a complete introduction to this form for students and practitioners of Qigong of any style. more »

2014, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-223-2, DVD - standard, 90 minutes
The Spark in the Machine

The Spark in the Machine

How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

Dr Daniel Keown

Challenging those who believe acupuncture to bear no relation to Western medicine, this witty, accessible and highly original book shows how Chinese medicine can explain mysteries of the body and how an integration of Chinese and Western medicine can lead to a fuller understanding of how our bodies function. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-196-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
XinYi WuDao

XinYi WuDao

Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts

Master Zhongxian Wu

The author reveals the spirit of classical Chinese martial arts through instruction of hitherto secret internal practices from the Dai Family Style XinYi Martial Arts in this ground-breaking book. Exploring the connection between Daoist numerology, internal alchemy and the spirit of martial power, it offers guidance to strengthen inner cultivation. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-206-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp
10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

Zhou Qing Jie

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction to Chinese wushu (kung fu), covering all the basics of Chinese martial arts. Fully illustrated and with an accompanying DVD demonstrating a key practice, it is a perfect introduction for beginners and will allow seasoned wushu practitioners to extend their knowledge and practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-213-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 92pp
10-Minute Primer Qigong

10-Minute Primer Qigong

Zhou Qing Jie

This comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction to Qigong covers all the key information. Perfect for newcomers to the practice, it is fully illustrated in colour and includes a DVD demonstrating an authentic short Qigong form. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-212-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 104pp
10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

Zhou Qing Jie

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction covering the basics of the famous Shaolin Temple practices. Fully illustrated and with an accompanying instructional DVD, it is the perfect introduction for beginners and will allow seasoned Shaolin quan practitioners to extend their knowledge and practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-214-0, 222 x 155mm, 96pp
10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

Zhou Qing Jie

Concise and accessible, this fully-illustrated Tai Ji Quan primer covers all the key information and comes with a DVD that demonstrates an authentic short form. It is essential reading for newcomers to the art and also provides tips for practice and cultural insights for more experienced Tai Ji Quan practitioners. more »

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-215-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 132pp
Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)

Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)

Dr. Jie-Jia Li, Dr. Jian-Ping Fu and Dr. Jack Li

Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID) allows an individual's health to be assessed by an image formed from blood and Qi or Chi (energy) between the nail bed and nail plate. This concise guide to FID covers its origins, the application of FID in common disorders and methods of examination, and features illustrations and detailed case examples. more »

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-099-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

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