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.
Mastering the Art of Five Element Acupuncture
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.
A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan
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.
Clinical Use and Application
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.
52 Hand Gestures for Artistic Expression
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.
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.
Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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