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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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Freeing Emotions and Energy Through Myofascial Release

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Too many of us hold our physical, mental and emotional pain within our bodies, where it slows energy, manifests as tension and can have a damaging impact upon our health. In his new book, Noah Karrasch shows that wellbeing and healing come from the detangling of blocked emotions and the restoration of the free flow of energy through the body.

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I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method

Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This book offers a clear explanation of the philosophical theories that underpin acupuncture methods. Introducing the fundamentals of Chinese medical philosophy including Yin-Yang, the Eight Trigrams and Ba Gua, it presents a clinically effective acupuncture system that balances metaphysical theory with practical acupuncture techniques.

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Go Ask the River

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Go Ask the River is the haunting story of the female Chinese poet Hung Tu, tracing her rise from Flower-in-the-Mist to Official Hostess at the court of the governors of the Silk City, and her love affair with the poet Yuan Chen, against the backdrop of the scholars, poets, officials, and warring factions of ninth century China.

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Take My Hand

How to Share the Benefits of Comforting Touch in Dementia and at the End of Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The radiant energy in human touch can have a powerful therapeutic effect for those
who are elderly, ill or dying. Explaining the benefits, practicalities and research
behind touch therapy, this book teaches a simple hand massage sequence for all
carers looking for an effective way to support and connect with a family member,
friend or patient.

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The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

By Daniel Reid; Photographs by Christian Janzen; Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This beautifully illustrated volume makes the Chinese fine art of drinking Chinese tea accessible to all readers.

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Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China

A New Book of Change

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins.

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Ayurvedic Healing

Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This complete guide to the ancient Indian natural health care system of Maharishi Ayurveda explains how Ayurveda addresses the mind, body and environment to provide a full spectrum of time-tested and cost-effective treatments. The book presents an overview complete with case studies that illustrate the latest developments in Ayurvedic research.

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Thirteen Movements to Stretch the Body and Make it More Supple, and Guiding and Harmonising Energy to Regulate the Breath

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences 2

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This is the second volume in Professor Zhang Guangde's foundation Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong sequences, and the movements described synchronize breathing and concentration by enhancing the body's flow of blood and energy to achieve higher levels of physical and mental agility.

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Spiritism and Mental Health

Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Foreword by James Lake; Edited by Emma Bragdon
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

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.

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Chair Yoga

Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

By Edeltraud Rohnfeld; Illustrated by Edeltraud Rohnfeld; Translated by Anne Oppenheimer
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities.

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Sei-Ki

Life in Resonance - The Secret Art of Shiatsu

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Akinobu Kishi is regarded as one of the leading exponents of shiatsu, and his theory and practice of Seiki Soho are explained for the first time in this important book. The book consists of a dialogue about the fundamental principles and practice of Seiki Soho, and will be essential reading for all shiatsu practitioners and students.

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The Handbook of Bach Flower Remedies for Animals

By Enric Homedes; Foreword by Ricardo Orozco; Translated by Daniel Kai
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This practical handbook explains how Bach Flower Remedies can be highly effective for treating both behavioral and physical complaints in animals.

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Qigong Massage for Your Child with Autism

A Home Program from Chinese Medicine

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This book teaches parents a simple qigong massage programme that has been developed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With step-by-step instructions and an accompanying DVD demonstrating the technique in action, this book offers parents guidance on how to adopt qigong massage into their child's daily routine.

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Celestial Healing

Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China, and East and Southeast Asia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Dr. Micozzi provides a panoramic overview of the ethno medical traditions of China, the Malay Peninsula, the Indonesian Archipelago, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Thailand, Korea, and Japan.

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Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong

Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Master Wu describes the practice of Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong in detail, and explains the therapeutic benefits and talismanic aspects.

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A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome

Bending without Breaking

By Isobel Knight; Foreword by Alan Hakim
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This book, written by an author who has HMS herself, is the complete guide to living with and managing HMS, and ultimately enjoying a fulfilling life. The book covers everything from recognising symptoms of Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS) and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis and managing its negative effects.

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How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching into Your Therapeutic Practice

A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their services.

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Daoist Nei Gong

The Philosophical Art of Change

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

For the first time in the English language, this book describes the philosophy and practice of Nei Gong. The author explains the philosophy which underpins this practice, and the methodology of Sung breathing, an advanced meditative practice, is described. The book also contains a set of Qigong exercises, accompanied by instructional illustrations.

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Anni's Cancer Companion

An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies, and Remedies

By Anni Matthews; Foreword by Karol Sikora; General editor Rob Stepney
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This book combines current information on orthodox treatment with a holistic understanding of complementary therapies.

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Nourish the Blood, Tonify the Qi to Promote Longevity, and Calm and Concentrate the Mind to Regulate the Heart

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Foundation Sequences 1

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Professor Zhang Guangde's Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong is part of the Chinese national health program and is the most popular form of Qigong practiced across the globe. This book contains step-by-step instructions and illustrations to show the foundation sequences, and the accompanying DVD will enable all to begin to grasp this form of Qigong.

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Chi for Children

A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children.

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Essential Tai Ji

By Chungliang Al Huang; Photographs by Si Chi Ko
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This classic book distills the basics of the art of Tai Ji, lovingly presented in eloquent writing, and accompanied by splendid full colour photography and beautiful calligraphy.

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Quantum Soup

Fortune Cookies in Crisis, New and enlarged edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting.

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The Chinese Book of Animal Powers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Readers of all ages can discover for themselves the fun and wisdom of this age-old Chinese tradition in this exquisite book by celebrated author and artist Chungliang Al Huang.

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Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

By Chungliang Al Huang; Photographs by Si Chi Ko; Foreword by Alan W. Watts
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The seminal classic text of Taoism and Tai Ji.

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Illustrated Treatment for Migraine Using Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina Massage

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Migraine is a condition that Western medicine finds notoriously difficult to treat, and acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina massage can all be effective methods of bringing about relief. This clear and comprehensive guide will enable practitioners to carry out treatment and significantly ease symptoms and suffering.

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Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. This book is the perfect resource to find a therapy - or combination of therapies - to suit the individual needs of each child.

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Illustrated Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis Using Massage Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The authors explain the nature of Cervical Spondylosis and associated symptoms. They clearly outline every stage of the treatment process, giving easy-to-follow techniques and guidance on how to perform massage therapy treatments. Written for practitioners of Chinese medicine and massage therapy, the book will be an invaluable basic resource.

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Needling Techniques for Acupuncturists

Basic Principles and Techniques

Edited by Xiaorong Chang; Editor-in-chief Xiaorong Chang
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This introduction to the key principles of needling techniques for acupuncturists serves as a core learning tool for beginners, and a handy reference for later use. The book covers everything from the basics of good practice in care of filiform needles, through methods of insertion, to manipulation and the arrival of Qi.

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Wan's Clinical Application of Chinese Medicine

Scientific Practice of Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapeutic Monitoring

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The ancient practices of Chinese medicine are often misconstrued by more modern Traditional Chinese Medicine in Westernised texts. This book expands our knowledge of the full potential of Chinese medical practices using an approach characterised by Grandmaster Wan as the 3E approach (easy, economical and efficient).

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Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Qigong for Children

By Lisa Spillane; Illustrated by Lisa Spillane
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises.

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Creativity and Taoism

A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

By Chung-yuan Chang and Zhao Xian Batt
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life.

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Vital Healing

Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of India, Tibet and the Middle East - Middle Asia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Dr. Marc S. Micozzi unfolds the compelling idea that vital energy is the unifying concept that underpins and connects all of the traditional medicines of Middle Asia.

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Case Studies from the Medical Records of Leading Chinese Acupuncture Experts

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This book presents a collection of real case studies of patients who have been treated by prominent acupuncture practitioners in China. Compiled by leading experts, under the editorial direction of leading Chinese clinicians Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai, this book is a useful reference for acupuncture practitioners and students at all levels.

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The Secret of Everlasting Life

The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Dong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. This translation reveals the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages.

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A Tai Chi Imagery Workbook

Spirit, Intent, and Motion

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This innovative book makes the benefits of Tai Chi directly available to Westerners by communicating its essence in poetic, evocative, and humorous images.

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Acupuncture Therapeutics

Edited by Bing Zhu and Hongcai Wang
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Acupuncture can be a very effective way of strengthening the body's resistance to illness, and of eliminating potentially harmful pathogens. This book provides a complete overview of the principles involved in distinguishing between different syndromes of illness in patients, and of selecting and administering appropriate treatments.

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Meridians and Acupoints

Edited by Bing Zhu and Hongcai Wang
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

An in-depth understanding of the meridians and acupoints lies at the heart of effective practice in traditional Chinese medicine. This book outlines everything that practitioners and students need to know.

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Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Edited by Bing Zhu and Hongcai Wang
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Traditional Chinese medicine has a complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible. This book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners need to know.

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Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Edited by Bing Zhu and Hongcai Wang
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The principles and practice of diagnostics are key to administering effective treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. The ability to diagnose symptoms and complaints correctly is fundamental to deciding on appropriate remedies, and this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the principles that students and practitioners need to know.

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Cranial Intelligence

A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This new and important textbook demystifies the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy and shows how and why it can be so effective at bringing about a natural realignment towards optimal health. The authors describe how to respond appropriately to each client's system, and how to support deep-felt and lasting change in patients.

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Hidden Immortal Lineage Taiji Qigong

The Mother Form

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This DVD, narrated and demonstrated by Master Zhongxian Wu, focuses on the Mother Form of Taiji Qigong, passed directly from the Hidden Immortal Lineage. Essentially, this form is a way to bring the practitioner into physical, mental, and spiritual awareness and connection with the microcosm (human being) and the macrocosm (universe).

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Biochemical Imbalances in Disease

A Practitioner's Handbook

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Biochemical imbalances caused by nutritional deficiencies are a contributory factor in chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, auto-immune conditionsaand cancer. This handbook for practitioners explains how to identify and treat such biochemical imbalances in order to better understand and manage a patient's ill-health.

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Chinese Medical Qigong

By Kevin Chen and Tianjuan Liu; Editor-in-chief Tianjun Liu; Editorial board member Kevin Chen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating traditional therapies of Qigong with outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study.

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The Insightful Body

Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

SomaCentric Dialoguing offers therapists effective techniques for improving communication with clients, and for helping clients articulate the messages of their body. In this accessible introduction to the approach, Julie McKay outlines the core techniques, describing how they can be applied to make therapeutic sessions more effective.

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Body Intelligence

Creating a New Environment

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Body Intelligence offers a new understanding of how the body works and leads the reader to a greater sense of wellbeing and an enriched sense of self. Experiential exercises, guided meditations and movements are provided throughout the book, helping the reader to develop improved levels of health and body intelligence.

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What is 'Tai Chi'?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This insightful book covers all aspects of 'Tai Chi', answering questions that are beyond the scope of many classes. A wide range of material is covered, including fundamental points about the mechanics of movement and the 'energetic' aspects of practice, as well as the relationship between body, mind and spirit that emerges.a

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Curves, Twists and Bends

A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This clear and concise book explains what scoliosis is, its symptoms, and its physical and psychological impact. It includes a series of Pilates exercises, designed by the authors specifically to promote flexibility, posture and muscle strength in scoliosis sufferers, and also vital information on what exercises to avoid.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Approaches to Cancer

Harmony in the Face of the Tiger

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment.

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Managing Depression with Qigong

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The author shows how the practical application of Qigong can radically improve health and wellbeing, and provides a treatment plan, including Qigong exercises. Encouraging the reader to identify their problems and take action, Dr. Frances Gaik gives practical advice that will help anyone with depression to improve their mental health.

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