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.
An Evidence-Based Approach
An extensive resource for midwives and other professionals with complete information on how to use complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth. Covering all the necessary scientific, legal, ethical, and health issues, it gives you the knowledge and confidence to use complementary therapies safely and effectively.
A Clinical Handbook of Neuroscience Acupuncture, Second Edition
A clinical manual of a groundbreaking acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience into its clinical applications for pain management, orthopaedic conditions and internal medicine. New research shows how to apply the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture and electrical acupuncture to the traditional TCM model of healthcare.
Unraveling Mysteries from the Classics of Oriental Medicine
Through an in-depth examination of some difficult, often misunderstood classical texts of Oriental medicine, the author offers clear instruction for effective acupuncture practice. Specific discussions of Daoism and pulse diagnosis make this an innovative and essential text for acupuncturists and Chinese medicine students and practitioners.
This textbook is a complete diagnostic manual for students of Chinese medicine. It covers how to collect and collate the relevant information needed to make a diagnosis and clearly describes the various diagnostic models in Chinese medicine.
Now in its second edition, this comparative textbook provides everything students and practitioners of complementary medicine need to know about conventional medicine. It covers the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to diagnosis and treatment, enabling good relationships with conventionally trained practitioners.
Take control of your scoliosis with this practical yoga manual.
The Alchemical Firing Process of Nei Dan
Damo Mitchell explains the practice of Nei Dan in a way that is comprehensible for practitioners in the West. It contains full guidance for practice, explanations of the underlying theory, and literal descriptions of the tangible results to be expected at each stage of practice.
A Guide to Options for Health Professionals, Midwives, Holistic Practitioners and Parents
This clear, balanced and well-researched presentation of the various holistic options for treating mothers and babies during pregnancy and childbirth enables practitioners to create the best possible outcomes for mother and baby. It offers practical tips to make childbirth a positive and safe experience and advice for when things don't go to plan.
Commentaries and Clinical Applications
Scholar and medical doctor, Guohui Liu, presents a new and detailed translation of the Chinese classic Shang Han Lun. He provides a line by line translation of the text with extensive commentary and descriptions of the clinical applications. The book includes the 112 formulas and the 88 medicinal substances.
A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and The Six Healing Sounds
First referenced in the Ling Shu, the luo collaterals are an important channel system in Chinese medicine, especially in the treatment of emotions. This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the theories and applications of the luo collaterals as well as the Shen and the five shen. It also includes instruction on Healing Sounds Qigong.
Secrets of Japanese Dance through the Alishina Method
This book is a complete guide to the Alishina Method which draws on classical and avant-garde Japanese dance traditions to offer a systemized approach to Butoh dance training. It provides practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, including instruction on basic body training and exercises for cultivating Qi and refining the senses.
Shang Han Lun and Contemporary Medical Texts
Guohui Liu explains the key concepts of ancient Chinese medicine so that they can be better understood and put into practice by modern practitioners. With the Shang Han Lun as a basis for discussion, it includes information on Chinese culture and philosophy as well as specific issues such as the six conformations and zang-fu organ theory.
Activating the Twelve Pathways for Energy Balance and Healing
Maintain the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through your body and promote longevity with Daoist Meridian Yoga. This definitive guide provides everything you need to develop your practice.
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.
Students of Chinese Medicine need to have a good understanding of the points along the twelve main channels and the extraordinary vessels of the body, but it can be difficult to memorise all of the essential information. This colouring book is an excellent learning tool, showing maps of each meridian in a format that can be drawn on and remembered.
A Manual of Chinese Massage Therapy
The definitive handbook for students and practitioners, this book explains the roots of Tui na and provides detailed instruction on the massage techniques, their clinical applications and the principles of practice. It also includes guidance on diagnosis, and on planning and tailoring treatments.
The Therapeutic and Healing Process
With highly-respected international contributors, this comprehensive textbook provides a complete understanding of the principles and practice of homeopathy. Diagrams and case studies help students and practitioners to apply concepts to real-life situations.
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.
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