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.
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.
Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching
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.
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.
How to Share the Benefits of Comforting Touch in Dementia and at the End of Life
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.
A New Book of Change
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.
Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science
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.
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
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.
Practices from Spiritist Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil
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.
Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing
Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities.
Life in Resonance - The Secret Art of Shiatsu
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.
This practical handbook explains how Bach Flower Remedies can be highly effective for treating both behavioral and physical complaints in animals.
A Home Program from Chinese Medicine
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.
Energy, Mind and Spirit in Traditional Medicines of China, and East and Southeast Asia
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.
Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation
Master Wu describes the practice of Chinese Shamanic Cosmic Orbit Qigong in detail, and explains the therapeutic benefits and talismanic aspects.
Bending without Breaking
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.
A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors
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.
The Philosophical Art of Change
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.
An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies, and Remedies
This book combines current information on orthodox treatment with a holistic understanding of complementary therapies.
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
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.
A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community
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.
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.
A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
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.
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.
Basic Principles and Techniques
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.
Scientific Practice of Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapeutic Monitoring
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).
Qigong for Children
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.
A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry
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.
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 is the unifying concept that underpins and connects all of the traditional medicines of Middle Asia.
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.
The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
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.
The Mother Form
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).
A Practitioner's Handbook
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.
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.
Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing
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.
Creating a New Environment
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.
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
A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis
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.
Harmony in the Face of the Tiger
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.
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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