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The right path in acupuncture needling: putting your soul in it – by Ioannis Solos

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When you look through paintings of ancient acupuncturists, you can’t help noticing that most of them hold long walking sticks or calligraphy brushes, swords, or bottle gourds. Of course, these “objects” were included in the paintings for a special reason. The pole, the sword and the calligraphy brush share many common core theories, but ultimately


An interview with Jennifer Peace Rhind on all things aroma

Jennifer Peace Rhind

In this interview, Jennifer Peace Rhind, author of ‘Listening to Scent‘, ‘Essential Oils‘, ‘Fragrance and Wellbeing‘, and ‘A Sensory Journey‘, discusses the power and use of essential oils. An interesting read for both aromatherapists and anyone interested in aromatherapy and scent. More information on any of Jennifer’s books can be found on the Singing Dragon


Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture – recipe for IVF patients


The below recipe is taken from Nick Dalton-Brewer’s Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture in which he aims to teach acupuncturists the main tools needed for treating patients with fertility problems. The following extract can be given to patients alongside other useful tips in the book. Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture is available now from the Singing


Request a copy of our 2014 Singing Dragon new and bestselling books

Posted on September 1st, 2014 in Singing Dragon News
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Our brand new catalogue of books and resources from will be available soon. Click here to sign up for a free copy. Our new catalogue has essential new titles from Charles Buck (Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Roots of Modern Practice) and Clare Harvey (The Practitioner’s Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies). This is a great opportunity for


Improve patient’s experience through relationship-building – interview with Jane Wood


Jane Wood has been involved in reflective practice for the last 20 years.  She is a supervisor and teacher of reflective practice at the University of Westminster and is the head of practitioner development and reflective practice at the International School of Homeopathy, London. Jane Wood’s new book The Compassionate Practitioner is now available from Singing Dragon. This


Intuition in Aromatherapy – extract from The Spirit in Aromatherapy


Intuition is key to being a truly holistic aromatherapist. Gill Farrer-Halls discusses the importance of intuition in aromatherapy practice in this extract from her latest book ‘The Spirit in Aromatherapy’ Read the extract… The Spirit in Aromatherapy is available from the Singing Dragon website.


New books coming up from Singing Dragon…


2014 has been an exciting year for Singing Dragon with the publication of some truly groundbreaking books; from The Spark in the Machine and Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi, to Rasa Shastra and The Compleat Acupuncturist. But we’re not finished yet! Here are some of the exciting titles coming to you in the rest of 2014: Acupuncture


Is there a secret to healthy ageing?

Posted on August 21st, 2014 in Dementia, Health care, nutrition

Ageing seems to be the only available way to live a long life (Daniel Auber). In fact, some would say that the business of ‘getting older’ brings so many benefits that we should positively embrace it. Ageing is certainly high on the current news and political agendas. As a nation, we’re heading for an unprecedented


Skin meditation – extract from Body Intelligence Meditation


In this chapter, Ged Sumner offers up a fascinating account of how the human body works in relation to the skin, and other collagen constructs of the body. He provides us with a meditation that allows us to feel every inch of our skin wrapped around our body and feel the wholeness of the organ.  Read


The rewards of using homeopathy with Autism Spectrum Disorder


The rewards of using homeopathy with Autism Spectrum Disorder – by Mike Andrews I have been practicing as a professional homeopath since 1990. I have an open door policy to referrals and most clients self refer to me. In the past I have had a special interest in working with clients with fertility problems, skin


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