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Making your acupuncture sessions unique, personal and amazing


As acupuncturists, we all wish to provide quality treatment and patient satisfaction, and each time a patient praises our healing abilities it reaffirms our belief that we are doing something right. However, what makes a patient happy is not always our level of competence in meridian diagnosis, but also various interpersonal and esoteric skills that


Stillness meditation – extract from Body Intelligence Meditation

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in Bodywork, Mindfulness

You need reminding about stillness. Modern life has little interest in it. We have all become imprinted with an urge to activity that is both an overbearing work ethic and a neurotic need to be scintillated. Being still is very unfashionable and uncool. Once you glimpse your innate stillness, your body will respond powerfully to


The Spark of Life – extract from The Spark in the Machine

Posted on July 10th, 2014 in Acupuncture, Ancient Wisdom Traditions, Health care

In this chapter, Daniel Keown offers up a fascinating account of how the human body works in relation to electrical currents. Keown explores the ‘super substance’ collagen, electrical currents that mimic the Qi flowing along channels, and the intelligent energy that regrows broken bones. Read the extract… “This book is a must read for anyone


July Fire Element activities for children – by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears


Welcome back to the monthly series of stimulating Five Element activities that can support development of children in all ages!   By clicking on the link at the end of this article you can enjoy making your own notebook of Five Element exercises for each month and season of the year.  FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! What


Vegan quinoa nut burgers – recipe from Eat to Get Younger

Posted on July 1st, 2014 in Health care, nutrition, recipe
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These delicious vegan patties contain protein and healthy fats thanks to the combination of quinoa and almonds. The  nutritional yeast flakes provide B vitamins and they impart a wonderful nutty, cheesy flavour to the burgers. Makes 8, Serves 4 Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Suitable for Vegans, No added sugar 100g/3.5oz dry quinoa 1tsp bouillon powder


Scent association exercise – extract from Listening to Scent


This exercise is based around the Japanese Koh-Do ceremony and is designed to be done in a group using essential oils on blotting paper. Scents have an enormous evocative impact. They may trigger a specific memory, or a sensation or feeling linked to a previous experience, they might evoke a new feeling within us, and


Anti-ageing super greens mint chocolate chip ice cream


An easy way to cram in some extra greens into your diet. Use chocolate chips or grated chocolate to provide some texture to the ice cream. Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Suitable for Vegetarians 125g/4½oz cashew nuts soaked in water for a couple of hours 2 tsp. super green food powder 1tsp probiotics 60g/2½oz


June Wood Element activities for children – by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears

June Wood image

In our previous blog we introduced the element Wood through a visualization exercise to help children begin to feel the Element in themselves and the environment.  The focus was on the imagination and creativity qualities that Wood Element offers in life. We will continue with Wood in this blog and expand on the way it supports


Shōnishin: the many applications of non-invasive acupuncture – by Thomas Wernicke


Shōnishin is a non-invasive form of acupuncture developed specifically to respond to the needs of children. Instead of needles gentle stimulation all over the body is performed with a tool, which is rather like a nail, by different stroking techniques. In addition to the stroking techniques, different tapping techniques are used in certain areas and


Request a free copy of the new Singing Dragon Complete Catalog for Spring-Summer 2014

Our Singing Dragon Complete Catalog for Spring-Summer 2014 is now available. With full information on our expanding list of books in Qigong, Bodywork, Yoga, Taiji, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Chinese Medicine and a variety of other disciplines, our complete catalog is a tremendous resource for complementary health practitioners and anyone interested in enhancing their own health,


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