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.
Body Respect for Children
The colorful illustrations in this picture book will help children learn to love their bodies from an early age and appreciate all the wonderful things their bodies do. The book promotes a healthy attitude which will help children understand that all bodies are different and encourage them to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives.
This translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic Chinese text on meditation, is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and commentary. Master Cherng explains the text in a way that can be fully understood by the Western reader and explains how to practice the Purification of the Heart method of meditation.
Roots of Modern Practice
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.
A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
Dr Stefano Marcelli sets out the theory of The Active Points Test, providing a comprehensive and effective system for point selection. Offering detailed guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the results, this is essential reading for practitioners and students of acupuncture and related reflex and manual therapies.
Touching the Energy of Bone
The classic, definitive book on Zero Balancing, an increasingly popular therapy that can be easily practised alongside other complementary therapies. Descriptions of particular sessions and client experiences are accompanied by a wider discussion about the nature and behaviour of energy and its use in healing.
Dai Family Internal Martial Arts - Part I
Exploring key practices from the Dai Family XinYi Internal Alchemy and Martial Arts System, this DVD by 7th generation lineage holder, Master Zhongxian Wu, includes detailed instruction on HunYuanZhuang, LongShen, ChangSanBu and WuXingQuan. It also features explanations from Grandmaster Zhao ShouRong and combat demonstrations.
Dai Family Internal Martial Arts - Part II
Exploring key practices from the Dai Family XinYi Internal Alchemy and Martial Arts System, this DVD by 7th generation lineage holder, Master Zhongxian Wu, includes detailed instruction on LiuHe XinFa and BaGua XinJing. It also features explanations from Grandmaster Zhao ShouRong and combat demonstrations.
An Integrated Approach
Taking an integrative approach informed by the author's cutting-edge research, this book provides the specialist knowledge required by acupuncturists to treat fertility issues effectively and presents a method of diagnosis and treatment which combines Assisted Reproductive Techniques with TCM therapies, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
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.
How to create a successful and rewarding practice
This handbook for alternative practitioners is full of practical advice about creating a thriving practice. It explores the practitioner-patient relationship at every stage of the consultation process to demonstrate how to establish trust and loyalty and meet patients' emotional needs so they continue to return.
Working with Intuition
Gill-Farrer Halls explores how using intuition and meditation in aromatherapy practice can transform on-going work with clients. From ways of identifying essential oils to creating effective synergistic and holistic blends, she explores how an aromatherapist's skills and techniques can be enhanced by an intuitive and meditative approach.
Finding presence through embodiment
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.
A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation
Drawing on the classic texts, Dr. Twicken provides a detailed, step-by-step account of the theory and clinical applications of the Divergent Channels. With case studies and instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation, Twicken offers a complete resource to help practitioners understand and use the Divergent Channel system in clinical practice.
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
This is a clear and concise introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Traditional and modern approaches of EFT are explained with step-by-step instructions for practical usages of EFT for stress reduction. Case studies demonstrate how EFT can relieve a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, insomnia and migraines.
A Guide for Practitioners and Families
This book presents the clinical experiences of homeopaths from around the world who treat children and adults with ASD. It explores the real clinical outcomes that are being achieved by homeopaths in practice, including reduced aggression, improved physical health and enhanced overall wellbeing.
Zhan Zhuang, Yi Qi Gong and the Art of Painless Needle Insertion
Providing essential internal training for acupuncture practitioners and students, this book teaches acupuncturists to develop their internal energy. Fully illustrated and with explanatory commentaries, the author presents authentic Chinese internal cultivation texts and qigong exercises to help improve the acupuncturist's practice.
This introductory book answers questions most frequently asked by those new to acupuncture. Comparing the system of diagnosis and treatment with that of Western medicine, it also covers the history and theory of acupuncture, how it is used as preventative medicine, how a diagnosis is made, what to expect in the treatment room, and more.
Techniques for Coaches and Therapists
This book explains how visualizing archetypes in therapeutic practice can focus the client's attention, making space for spiritual insights and allowing distracting emotions to dissipate. Combining psychology and spirituality, it contains case studies and practical exercises to lead the client to improved emotional health and spiritual awareness.
An Olfactory Journey with Aromatic Plants and Their Extracts
This imaginative book offers aromatherapy students and practitioners, as well as anyone interested in developing their olfactory palate, a unique and enjoyable way of acquiring and developing essential skills, such as olfactory vocabulary, awareness and discrimination. It also includes scent profiles for expanded practice.
Body Respect for Children
The colourful illustrations in this picture book will help children learn to love their bodies from an early age and appreciate all the wonderful things their bodies do. The book promotes a healthy attitude which will help children understand that all bodies are different and encourage them to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives.
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.
The Art of Non-Invasive Paediatric Acupuncture
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.
Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
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.
The Hidden Art of Medical Alchemy
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.
The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions
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.
A concise, accessible introduction to Chinese Fung Fu (wushu), 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.
Comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction to Qigong covering 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.
When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results
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.
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