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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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