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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, 192pp

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! The Four Dragons

The Four Dragons

Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Damo Mitchell

Mitchell explains the theory, history of Dao Yin exercises, and their differences from Qi Gong. The Four Dragon Dao Yin exercises are presented in detail, with a discussion of the effects on the practitioner. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: bagua, chi kung, Chinese medicine, Daoism, massage, meridians, neigong, Qi, qigong, taiji quan, Taoism, Xing Yi Quan

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Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions

John Wilks and Isobel Knight

This book shows how the Bowen technique can be used to treat different conditions including lower back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel, hayfever, asthma, diabetes (type 2), migraines, stress and tension disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, as well as in palliative care and performance enhancement in sport and dance. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-167-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, children, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, dance, depression, energy work, health care, massage, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, pain management, palliative care, Parkinson's disease, trauma

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Body Intelligence Meditation

Finding presence through embodiment

Ged Sumner

An introduction to an innovative form of meditation through deep felt connection with body structure and physiology. The book provides a series of exercises to attain felt sense awareness, helping practitioners tune in to their physical body and reach the meditative states of bliss, energy and trauma resolution. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-174-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 196pp

Keywords: bodywork, chi kung, energy work, massage, meditation, qigong, yoga

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! 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! 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

Japanese Holistic Face Massage

Japanese Holistic Face Massage

Rosemary Patten

Japanese holistic face massage is based on the Chinese system of medicine and was originally used by geisha girls to maintain a youthful complexion. A comprehensive introductory guide, this book explains how to carry out the massage and explores the therapeutic benefits of this type of treatment. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-122-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, emotions, face diagnosis, health care, massage, meridians, prana, Qi

Vital Face

Vital Face

Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty

Leena Kiviluoma

This is a fully-illustrated guide to stretching and massage techniques to relax the facial, neck and shoulder muscles. The exercises address health issues such as teeth clenching and grinding, pain in the face, jaw, head or neck, and can improve the effects of Bell's Palsy. They also help reduce facial lines and leave the skin healthy and glowing. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-166-2, 230 x 186mm, 192pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary therapies, health care, massage, migraine, movement, nutrition, occupational therapy, older people, pain management

The Mystery of Pain

The Mystery of Pain

Douglas Nelson

Working on the principle that the more you understand about pain, the more power you have to influence it; this book presents a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the scientific research into pain. It covers everything from the physical and psychological processes to the different types of pain and key issues such as social support. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-152-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: acupuncture, alternative therapies, anxiety, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, depression, emotions, energy work, health care, massage, mental health, migraine, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, sensory issues

Principles of Chinese Medicine

Principles of Chinese Medicine

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
2nd edition

Angela Hicks

Covering everything from the basic theory to diagnosis to how to find a practitioner, the book presents a definitive introductory guide to Chinese medicine. With patients' accounts and advice on choosing the right treatment, it provides everything readers need to know about Chinese medicine at an introductory level. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-130-3, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 224pp

Keywords: acupuncture, diet, herbal treatment, massage, qigong, tuina

Principles of Reflexology

Principles of Reflexology

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Nicola Hall

This introductory guide covers the history and theory behind reflexology as well as the principles of practice. The book includes an outline of how treatment works and how it is given, a guide to the reflex areas, effective reflexology treatments and case studies, reflexology as a preventative therapy and how to find a reliable reflexologist. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-137-2, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 144pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, health care, massage, pain management, reflexology

Principles of Reiki

Principles of Reiki

What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you

Kajsa Krishni Boräng

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing system based on channelling spiritual energy through the hands. This concise introduction covers the history and spiritual principles of Reiki, how it is taught and practiced and what to expect from treatment. It explains how Reiki can be used in healing in everyday life and how to find a Reiki teacher. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-138-9, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 128pp

Keywords: bodywork, complementary therapies, energy work, massage, pain management, spirituality

Regrowing Hair Naturally

Regrowing Hair Naturally

Effective Remedies and Natural Treatments for Men and Women with Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Androgenetica, Telogen Effluvium and Other Hair Loss Problems

Vera Peiffer

This book contains a wealth of easy-to-understand tests and advice that people affected by hair loss can put into practice straightaway. It covers a full range of natural approaches, from nutrition and hypnotherapy, to detoxification and bodywork exercises and includes a self-hypnosis CD. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.07 + VAT = £14.98/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-139-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, complementary therapies, depression, diet, drugs, energy work, health care, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, massage, nutrition

Baby Shiatsu

Baby Shiatsu

Gentle Touch to Help your Baby Thrive

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Tina Haase
Illustrated by Monika Werneke
Translated by Anne Oppenheimer

This illustrated guide features step-by-step instructions to shiatsu techniques that have been adapted to encourage motor and sensory skills and support emotional and energetic foundations. Baby shiatsu can be highly effective at combating stomach pains, wind, colic, teething and sleep problems and techniques to help ease these symptoms are shown. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-104-4, 220 x 173mm (portrait), 160pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, child development, children, complementary therapies, energy work, massage, meridians, parenting, sensory issues, shiatsu

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