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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.

 

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Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

Clinical Use and Application

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This illustrated guide to facial enhancement acupuncture, based on Five Elements theory, shows the acupuncture points, techniques and equipment used to targets points and muscles of the face to improve skin elasticity and appearance. With full explanations of the methods and guidance on discussing treatment with patients, follow up and after care.

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Mudras of Indian Dance

52 Hand Gestures for Artistic Expression

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This attractive set of user-friendly cards shows the 52 fundamental hand mudras used in Indian dance and theatre. Each card presents a full-colour image of the mudra with Sanskrit name, transliteration and English translation, and concise information on the origins and applications. Essential for students of Indian Dance.

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Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD

A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This is a short, practical and illustrated guide to using a particular set of breathing exercises, the Buteyko Method, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They focus on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing and are designed to work alongside conventional medical care.

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Sleep Better with Natural Therapies

A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Insomnia, Moving Sleep Cycles, and Preventing Jet Lag

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

A step-by-step guide to Peter Smith's unique, 100% natural insomnia cure, which combines drug-free psychological and physiological treatments.

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The Simple Guide to Five Element Acupuncture

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This accessible guide explains the history and philosophy of five element acupuncture, and shows how it addresses specific health needs and general well-being. With case studies throughout, the guide explains how an acupuncturist diagnoses and treats patients, and looks at the character of each element.

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Keepers of the Soul

The Five Guardian Elements of Acupuncture

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

With profiles of well-known figures, the book explains the spirit of each of the Five Elements of Chinese medicine, and what they look like in different people. The philosophy behind Five Element acupuncture is explained, including what it means to live in harmony and how the Five Elements help shape our body and soul.

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Patterns of Practice

Mastering the Art of Five Element Acupuncture

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Considering acupuncture in its wider context, this book contains Nora Franglen's reflections on her practice and explores how the search for acupuncture points can lead the practitioner deep into challenging areas of existence.

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A Sensory Journey

Meditations on Scent for Wellbeing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This card set, which includes 24 cards, a booklet and a sensory map, guides and informs scent meditation for personal and spiritual growth. Each card explores a different fragrance and features a scent description, an image of the botanical source, and inspirational words about the scent's evocative influence to help guide meditation.

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Tao - A New Way of Thinking

A Translation of the Tao Tê Ching with an Introduction and Commentaries

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This translation reveals the true wisdom and beauty of the Tao Tê Ching and the accompanying introduction and commentaries make its meaning accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chung-yuan Chang places the text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to many Western philosophers.

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The Handbook of Five Element Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

A companion for practitioners of Five Element acupuncture that strengthens the foundation for practice. With detailed outlines of the different components of Five Element diagnosis and treatment, this complete manual will support and invigorate practice. It also includes a Teach Yourself Manual.

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Mudras of Yoga

72 Hand Gestures for Healing and Spiritual Growth

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon
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An Illustrated Handbook of Chinese Qigong Forms from the Ancient Texts

Other compilation by Foreign Languages Press
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Drawn from ancient documents of Chinese and Tibetan medicine, and including explanatory commentaries and over 700 drawings from the original texts, this book presents authentic ancient Qigong forms in an easy-to-follow format. Focusing on health practices, the selected forms also include Qigong for more esoteric purposes.

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Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health

Ways to Address Chronic Health Issues and to Improve Your Overall Health Based on Chinese Medicine Techniques

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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The Compleat Acupuncturist

A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Synthesizing traditions in Oriental medicine, this creative and groundbreaking book takes the practice of pulse diagnosis forward through integrating the Chinese, Ayurvedic, Japanese and Korean traditions. The author emphasizes constitutional as well as conditional diagnosis, and over 30 case histories are included.

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Mawangdui Daoyin Shu

Qigong from the Mawangdui Silk Paintings

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

A powerful but easily learnt series of health qigong exercises based on images on ancient silk paintings excavated in China. The book provides instruction on the movements, and includes a brief account of the origins and guidance for practice. It also includes an audio CD and DVD which provide full resources for learning and practising the form.

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Da Wu

Health Qigong Da Wu Exercises

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Based on the traditional Da Wu qigong recorded in ancient documents, this book guides the reader through the set of joint-relaxing dance-like exercises with step-by-step instructions and photos. The CD and DVD provide verbal instructions, accompanying music, a video demonstration of Da Wu and additional information on its history.

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Taiji Yangsheng Zhang

Taiji Stick Qigong

Other compilation by Foreign Languages Press
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The book explores an unusual and exciting Taiji Stick qigong form. The book provides fully-illustrated instruction, and includes a brief account on the origins and guidance for practice. It also features an audio CD and DVD which provide further resource for learning the form and understanding the roots of practice.

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Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa

12-Movement Health Qigong for all Ages

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

An easy-to-learn but very extremely effective 12-movement qigong form taken from over 50 routines of Daoyin health qigong developed by Professor Zhang Guangde. The book provides fully-illustrated instruction on the 12 movements for both standing and seated positions, and an audio CD of verbal instruction and DVD demonstrating the form.

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Shi Er Duan Jin

12-Routine Sitting Exercises

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Suitable for all ages and abilities, this set of 12 seated qigong exercises synthesizes the principles of its founding schools and emphasises movements of the neck, shoulders, waist and legs. The book provides fully-illustrated instruction, and features a DVD with full resources for learning the form and a CD providing verbal instruction and music.

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Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID) allows an individual's health to be assessed by an image formed from blood and Qi or Chi (energy) between the nail bed and nail plate. This concise guide to FID covers its origins, the application of FID in common disorders and methods of examination, and features illustrations and detailed case examples.

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Pricking the Vessels

Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative introduction explores the history, theory and function of the practice. Through the exploration of classic texts and contemporary standards, it provides everything needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the technique.

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The Spark in the Machine

How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Challenging those who believe acupuncture to have no basis in science, this book explains the Chinese energetic system in terms of Western medicine, revealing that Qi has substance and drawing parallels between acupuncture channels and embryology.

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10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This primer is a concise, accessible introduction covering the basics of the famous Shaolin Temple practices.

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10-Minute Primer Qigong

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Concise and accessible, this fully-illustrated Tai Ji Quan primer covers all the key information and comes with a DVD that demonstrates an authentic short form.

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Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners

When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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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XinYi WuDao

Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts

By Zhongxian Wu; Foreword by Zhao ShouRong
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The author reveals the spirit of classical Chinese martial arts through instruction of hitherto secret internal practices from the Dai Family Style XinYi Martial Arts in this ground-breaking book. Exploring the connection between Daoist numerology, internal alchemy and the spirit of martial power, it offers guidance to strengthen inner cultivation.

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Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Ancient Methods of Healing and Cultivation

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Master Wu provides detailed instruction and explanation of the esoteric Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong in this DVD. With full, uninterrupted demonstration of the practice, and a special feature demonstrating the standing style form, it is a complete introduction to this form for students and practitioners of Qigong of any style.

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Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Rasa Shastra

The Hidden Art of Medical Alchemy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi

The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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The Meditation Book of Light and Colour

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Shonishin

The Art of Non-Invasive Paediatric Acupuncture

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Guide for Practitioners and Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice

Zhan Zhuang, Yi Qi Gong and the Art of Painless Needle Insertion

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self

Techniques for Coaches and Therapists

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Listening to Scent

An Olfactory Journey with Aromatic Plants and Their Extracts

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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