Singing Dragon is an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, an independent company committed to publishing accessible books that make a difference.
Singing Dragon publishes authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.
Through the Singing Dragon imprint, Jessica Kingsley Publishers also publishes graphic novels across their subject areas, and books for children on issues such as bereavement, depression and anger.
Shang Han Lun and Contemporary Medical Texts
Guohui Liu explains the key concepts of ancient Chinese medicine so that they can be better understood and put into practice by modern practitioners. With the Shang Han Lun as a basis for discussion, it includes information on Chinese culture and philosophy as well as specific issues such as the six conformations and zang-fu organ theory.
Activating the Twelve Pathways for Energy Balance and Healing
Maintain the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through your body and promote longevity with Daoist Meridian Yoga. This definitive guide provides everything you need to develop your practice.
The Ultimate Path to Self-Realisation
This unique book is a complete guide to spiritual Raja and Kriya Yoga. Beginning with historical and spiritual accounts of all Yoga traditions, it covers Raja and Kriya Yoga in depth, with instruction on the asanas, breathing techniques and meditations. The book is an invaluable resource for yoga practitioners, as well as spiritual seekers.
Students of Chinese Medicine need to have a good understanding of the points along the twelve main channels and the extraordinary vessels of the body, but it can be difficult to memorise all of the essential information. This colouring book is an excellent learning tool, showing maps of each meridian in a format that can be drawn on and remembered.
A Manual of Chinese Massage Therapy
The definitive handbook for students and practitioners, this book explains the roots of Tui na and provides detailed instruction on the massage techniques, their clinical applications and the principles of practice. It also includes guidance on diagnosis, and on planning and tailoring treatments.
The Therapeutic and Healing Process
With highly-respected international contributors, this comprehensive textbook provides a complete understanding of the principles and practice of homeopathy. Diagrams and case studies help students and practitioners to apply concepts to real-life situations.
This book presents easy-to-follow Qigong exercises and key nutritional information that can help older people, who may be frail or have limited mobility, to improve and maintain their health and mobility, and to address symptoms associated with dementia. Accompanying illustrations and online videos will guide you through each exercise.
Research Tools and Techniques
Examining the methods and criteria for assessing Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), this book highlights how CAM research must be treated differently to research in conventional medicine. Experts from a wide range of CAM modalities provide background to the therapies and suggest the most effective research methodology for each.
The first complete guide to the rarely taught martial art, Yiquan, still shrouded in mystery. With clear photographs and explanations, this comprehensive illustrated book fully describes the postures and movements of Yiquan and provides information on Yiquan's origin, weapons, programs, grading, and more.
Perfect for anyone with an interest in internal or martial arts, this accessible guide to standing qigong describes all the basic health and martial postures of the form. It also provides instruction on the variations of the movements that help strengthen healing and internal power. Practice sequences are also included.
A Manual for Working with Mind, Emotion, and Internal Energy
Serge Augier explains the theory, concepts and practice of the Daoist tradition of Da Xuan with a unique simplicity, allowing practitioners of all levels to gain insight into the reasoning behind different elements of their practice.
Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong
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.
Based on her well-read blog, Nora Franglen provides a rich insight into the inner thoughts and feelings of a master acupuncturist. Covering everything from her love of coffee shops to how to treat patients effectively, it is reveals the holistic and rich nature of acupuncture.
Bending without Breaking, Second Edition
The complete guide to living with Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS)/EDS-III. Revised edition.
The Single Idea in the Mind of the Yellow Emperor
This translation of the essential texts from the Huangdi Neijing, the ancient and definitive set of books on Chinese medicine, selects the key writings of vital importance to students and practitioners of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine today. Bertschinger's commentary reveals the meaning of these difficult to interpret texts.
Choosing and using flower and other essences
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.
Eight Movements to Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Sequences 3
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 Sequences.
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.
Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime
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.
Nutritious Vegetarian Food
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.
Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug
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.
Creating Successful Therapeutic Relationships
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.
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.
Putting life first and pain second
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.
The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses
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.
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