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.
A Practice of Western Holistic Medicine New Edition
Drawing on the work of herbalist Nicholas Culpeper, this updated introduction celebrates the holistic medical traditions of the West. With information on the use of the horoscope and herbal remedies, it looks at the preservation of health and the prevention of disease, explaining the various disease states, their diagnosis and treatment.
Acupuncture Odes, Songs and Rhymes
This collection of songs and rhymes composed by Chinese acupuncturists was compiled by the physician Yang Jizhou in 1601. Used both as teaching vehicles and as expressions of the poetry behind their work, these odes offer a rich insight into the history of acupuncture, as well as practical indications for treatment.
Correlating traditional Qigong therapies with outcomes of new scientific research, this is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study. Revised and updated to reflect the new Chinese edition, it has new information on key concepts and practice, and on the application of Qigong for a range of conditions.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, qigong, tui na massage and diet therapy have been used by the Chinese for over 2000 years, and they are still the treatments of choice for millions of people throughout the East.
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you Revised Edition
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) teaches how to model excellence to achieve excellence in everything you do. This introductory guide explains the principles of NLP, showing how to be in tune with your patterns of behaviour and language and those of the people around you, and how to use this knowledge to reach your goals.
The Keys to the Sublime
This attractive study card set shows the Chinese character for each of the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches in Master Wu's graceful calligraphy. On the back of the cards, the characteristics are explained giving the reader a valuable understanding of each Stem and Branch and their importance in Chinese medicine, philosophy and astrology.
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.
Working with the Chronic Complex Patient
This book presents an overview of what it means to treat a chronic complex patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDSIII). It explores the exercise and rehabilitation work needed to manage the condition effectively, considering a wide range of medical and complementary approaches with contributions and insights throughout from leading experts.
Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of India, Tibet and the Middle East - Middle Asia
Dr. Marc S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy, "prana" in the Indian practice of Ayurveda, is the unifying concept that underpins all of the traditional medicines of Middle Asia. He also draws parallels to mainstream Western medicine, and demonstrates how these therapies fit within the context of their own cultures and ours.
Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China, and East and Southeast Asia
Providing a panoramic overview of the medical traditions of China and East and Southeast Asia, Dr. Marc Micozzi offers compelling insights into the influence of the expression of vital energy (qi) in these traditions. He discusses the efficacy of these healing practices, as well as their influences in the West, and potential applications today.
A Complete Guide to History, Weapons and Fighting Skills
This in-depth, fully-illustrated guide covers the history and traditions of this Chinese martial art, describing its movements, and their effects. It contains a full teaching guide to this potent fighting system and its underlying principles, including the Twelve Animal Forms, linking forms, two person sets, basic skills and weapons training.
Meridian Theory in Nei Gong
The art of connecting with, feeling and adjusting the energy body using the consciousness is often overlooked in Nei Gong and Qi Gong practice. Damo Mitchell provides step-by-step instructions on how to experience and adjust the various elements which make up the energy body in order to diagnose imbalances and restore harmony.
This concise introduction covers the history and spiritual principles of Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing system based on channelling spiritual energy through the hands.
Bach Flower Remedies are natural medicines derived from flowers and have the power to ease a wide range of physical and emotional complaints. This concise introduction is designed to help you start using the remedies for yourself.
This book is a practical guide to the key acupuncture points that are effective for the treatment of common conditions. With full color illustrations, it offers practical information on the locations and indications of the points and how they should be needled or otherwise treated, presenting the names of the points in both English and Chinese.
Covering everything from cranial, facial and auricular reflex zones to hand, feet, wrist and ankle points, this book provides practical information on the locations and indications of the reflex zones. Extensively illustrated with photographs that clearly display the reflex points, it helps readers to learn and remember the basic applications.
This pioneering text is the first comprehensive account of the philosophy, practical applications and wider relevance of Spiritist therapies to be published in English. Providing important new insights into this rich tradition, this text will be of interest to mental health professionals and alternative and complementary health practitioners.
This concise introduction presents all the essential information on 'gSo-ba-Rig-pa', or Tibetan medicine, from basic theoretical principles and history to methods of diagnosis and treatments.
Since its beginnings in Australia in the 1890s, the Alexander Technique has become renowned as a powerful and effective antidote to the stresses and strains that modern life places upon our bodies.
Chinese herbal medicine has become an increasingly popular method of treatment for a range of different health conditions - from eczema to fertility problems. This book presents an authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese herbal medicine.
A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation Second Edition
Lindsey Wei, a young American-Chinese woman, is drawn to the Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts and spiritual wisdom. This book follows her journey with Li Shi Fu, a hermetic Daoist recluse, as she establishes herself as a worthy disciple of the internal arts.
The Internal Martial Traditions of China, Japan and South East Asia
Inspired by the author's personal training experiences, this book presents an intimate exploration of the philosophy of some of the rarest martial art forms. Encompassing the arts of China, Japan and India/South East Asia, it includes in-depth conversations with esteemed Masters such as Dr Serge Augier and Master He Jing Han.
An intriguing, personal account, this book explores the author's experiences with the Adept Shun Yuan of the Heavenly Dragon sect as he sets off on a journey towards spiritual enlightenment. However, this journey is not without its challenges, and the author has to look to his very core to overcome the obstacles that block his way.
Controlling and Resolving Interstitial Cystitis through Natural Medicine
Painful Bladder Syndrome is a common and highly debilitating condition that Western medicine finds difficult to treat. Blending holistic medical traditions from both East and West, this book guides the reader through the process of managing their symptoms using a simple yet powerful combination of natural techniques, nutrition and herbal medicine.
Still the definitive introduction to the Enneagram, this revised and updated edition covers all the key information on this curiously accurate system of knowledge about human personality.
Verses for Refining the Golden Elixir
Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries.
This useful handbook teaches simple Qigong exercises that can be easily practised in the home every day. It offers guidance for introductory exercises that are easy to learn and very effective, including Early Morning Meditations and the Silk Brocades. Suitable for young and old, this is the perfect introduction to classic Qigong exercises.
The Cornerstone Classics of Chinese Medicine Tongue Diagnosis - The Ao Shi Shang Han Jin Jing Lu, and the Shang Han She Jian
This text introduces important aspects of the earliest writings on tongue diagnosis to assist the reader in understanding its development. It presents the first translations of two of the most influential and authoritative tongue diagnosis texts, the Golden Mirror Records and Tongue Reflections in Cold Damage. Both are key texts for practitioners.
Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely potent practice designed to bolster our health and deepen our spiritual connection to universal energy. In this DVD, lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu provides detailed instruction in this powerful EMeiZhenGong Sage Style 24-movement Qigong form.
Gentle Touch to Help your Baby Thrive
With baby shiatsu you can support your child's development.
A Taoist Journal on Meditation and Chinese Medical Qigong
This is the Taoist Master Yin Shi Zi's inspirational testament and practical guide to the healing power and spiritual benefits of meditation. The book offers in-depth documentation of the theory, physiological aspects and instruction for the practice of meditation, and provides an account of Yin Shi Zi's personal experiences with meditation.
Addressing Biochemical Imbalances through Diet
This unique cookbook for food and health professionals looks beyond intervening in the symptoms of health problems and addresses the ways in which diet can be used to help correct underlying imbalances in the body. It also comes with an easy-to-use CD-Rom of printable recipes that can be used by practitioners to provide extra support for clients.
The Principles of Traditional Practice
Ayurvedic Medicine clearly and comprehensively presents the unique theories and traditions of Ayurveda making them accessible to the health practitioner of today. The book offers an essential understanding of Ayurvedic principles and treatment strategies and details over 150 profiles of Ayurvedic herbs and formulas.
A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance
For the first time, the elaborate system of mudras, hand gestures used in yoga and Indian dance, has been organized into a comprehensive, fully indexed, and beautifully illustrated format.
Essential NeiGong for Health and Spiritual Transformation
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese Qigong form that works directly on the meridians, awakening areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being. The form is recommended by the authors for patients suffering from cancer and chronic health conditions.
This foundation text integrates the wide spectrum of approaches to Cranio-Sacral Therapy, providing the reader with a broad understanding of the discipline. The author covers fundamental theory as well as practical skills and techniques, and provides instructions for treatments which are clearly explained in case histories and illustrations.
This book explains how psycho-spiritual indigenous traditions can be adjusted to offer practitioners a highly effective repertoire of insights and therapeutic tools. The underlying concepts and world views of shamanism are described along with practical guidelines and case studies detailing how to use them within the therapeutic process.
I Send a Voice is a gripping account of Evelyn Eaton's experiences participating in Native American Sweat Lodge healing rituals, and being eventually deemed worthy of carrying a healing Pipe herself. This classic book remains one of the definitive accounts of the training and work of a Pipe-woman in this shamanic tradition.
An invaluable guide for anyone beginning a career in acupuncture, this book offers insights into likely challenges and pitfalls of the first years of practice. It addresses styles of working, common mistakes, confidence with patients, and success and failure in the treatment room, helping novice acupuncturists to reflect on their practice.
Yidaki music for sound therapy
The didgeridoo, or yidaki, is one of the most ancient musical instruments on Earth. The Tzolkin Trilogy showcases the primal sound of the didgeridoo as it has never before been heard, in three compositions, based on the Mayan calendar. This unique sound has been developed into a form that can act as a tool for healing and spiritual awakening.
This authoritative and extensively illustrated text provides a complete overview of Chinese moxibustion techniques and methods, including contraindications and treatments for a wide range of conditions. It covers the fundamentals of theory as well as the skills and techniques practitioners need, all of which are photographically illustrated.
Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art.
Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit
This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation.
In order to learn Taijiquan you must begin with the most fundamental steps, and systematically work up to the advanced levels. This book explains the five levels of Taijiquan from complete beginner to highest level practitioner. Readers will learn how to assess their current ability and identify exactly what is needed to reach the next level.
How Children (and Frogs) Can Use the Breath to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension
This practical guide to yoga breathing techniques is focused on helping children to cope with difficult emotions and situations.
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