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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Complete Colour Therapy Programme Revised Edition
The healing properties of colour and light have been recognised since ancient times; today colour therapy techniques are used to great effect in a range of complementary therapies and for personal wellbeing. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to colour healing and offers step-by-step instructions for diagnosis and treatment.
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.
Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche
For thousands of years fragrance has been used for altering emotional states and as part of spiritual practice. This book explores the impact of fragrance on the psyche from anthropological, perfumery and aromatherapy viewpoints and introduces a range of fragrance families – woody, resinous, spicy, herbaceous, agrestic, floral, citrus and attars.
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