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The Active Points Test
The Active Points Test
A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
Stefano Marcelli
Foreword by David Alimi MD and Dr Ioan Dumitrescu

The Active Points Test is a clinical instrument for identifying and selecting the points on the skin that are most effective for treatment. These points may be close to the seat of the disease, for example on the shoulder for periarthritis, or far away, for example on the ear or head for stomach pain or a cough.

September 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-233-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu, Acupuncture




Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Roots of Modern Practice
Charles Buck
Foreword by Barbara Kirschbaum

Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars and the concepts they have contributed, emphasising those that are more relevant to clinicians wishing to understand the authentic tradition. The information presented is based on diverse sources including original translations of Chinese sources and interpretations of the work of many prominent medical sinologists. With Buck's lucid and engaging style, Roots of Modern Practice provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of this great medical tradition.

September 2014, Paperback: £40.00/ $68.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-159-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture




Aromatherapy vs MRSA
Aromatherapy vs MRSA
Antimicrobial essential oils to combat bacterial infection, including the superbug
Maggie Tisserand

Addressing the challenge of serious infection, especially MRSA, in hospitals, in the community, and in animals, Maggie Tisserand focuses on the scientifically proven effects of antibacterial essential oils, and their usefulness in managing infection, including the 'superbug'. She profiles the key essential oils - tea tree, manuka and thyme - covering everything from habitat, chemistry and commercial uses to the latest scientific research that proves their effectiveness against bacterial infection, and how they should be used. She also includes information about other methods that have been shown to help with the management of acute infection, including allicin from garlic, silver, manuka honey and phage therapy.

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-237-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Subject: Aromatherapy




Body Intelligence Meditation
Body Intelligence Meditation
Finding presence through embodiment
Ged Sumner

Ged Sumner introduces the unique Body Intelligence form of meditation which creates a deeply felt connection with the physical body.
The exercises and meditations inspire readers to take time out from the stresses of modern life, and helps them to tune in to subtle states of life that lie within the body. Pathways are provided to access different levels of connections, from the powerful, collective wholeness of the diaphragm to the calmness and flow of the fluid body. With a little practice a deep relationship and awareness emerges.

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-174-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Subjects: Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Work, Massage and Bodywork, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Qigong, Bowen Technique, Meditation




The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition
The Book of Games and Warm Ups for Group Leaders 2nd Edition
Leo Rutherford

Based on Shamanic principles and the philosophy that laughter and play are basic human needs that feed the soul and unleash natural creativity, the tried, tested and proven activities in this book can be used with all ages. They are helpfully split into different sections, covering everything from warm-up games to verbal improvisation games, theatre games and warm-downs. Drawing on decades of experience in this substantially revised and expanded new edition, the author shares the games, improvisations and dance structures that he has found most effective in his work as a group leader and participant, and includes tips throughout on how to be a good facilitator and run a successful group.

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-235-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Subjects: Shamanism, Spiritual Development




The Compassionate Practitioner
The Compassionate Practitioner
How to create a successful and rewarding practice
Jane Wood

Focusing on the importance of relationship-building, this handbook explains how to turn new clients into regulars and make your practice flourish.
If you can create trust, loyalty and a sense of safety in new clients, they are more likely to commit to the further appointments needed to experience the healing you have to offer. This book considers how best to enhance the client's experience at every stage of the consultation through compassion and mindfulness. It is full of practical advice about everything from creating the right ambience in the therapy room to maintaining a positive attitude through self-reflection.

August 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-222-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Books for Professional Practice




Daoist Meditation
Daoist Meditation
The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen
Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng
Foreword by Eva Wong

Master Cherng's translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic text on meditation by Si Ma Cheng Zhen, is accompanied by his extensive explanatory commentary, unique in its ability to make this complex text accessible to the Western reader.

September 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Daoism, Search for Enlightenment, Spiritual Development, Meditation




The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique
Wang Fengming

Traditionally shrouded in mystery and taught only to the closest students, the secrets of Taijiquan push-hands and fighting technique from the Chen style are revealed in this book.
Master Wang Fengming, a 19th generation practitioner of Chen Style Taijiquan, provides detailed information about the famous internal fighting techniques and reveals inside knowledge essential to the remarkable results achieved by the Chinese masters. Training material is clearly presented with detailed photographs, and groundwork exercises, such as silk-reeling and qigong forms, are also included. The book features:
- Effective ways of cultivating Taiji inner Gong
- Ingenious and varied catch-hold and counter catch-hold techniques
- 13 vigorous Taiji techniques
- Agile leg work
- Unique Spiral Gong
- Rarely revealed Vital Point Striking
- 7 styles of push-hand and attack-defense
- 20 kinds of Taiji Jin
This comprehensive book is a major contribution to the literature on push-hands techniques in the West.

November 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-245-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 350pp

Subjects: Oriental Martial Arts, Taiji Quan




The Essence Practitioner
Choosing and using flower and other essences
Sue Lilly

This practical handbook covers everything you need to know to use flower and other essences effectively with clients.
Sue Lilly explains what is happening energetically when essences are at work and draws on her wealth of essence knowledge to provide guidelines for:

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-250-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health




The Four Dignities
The Four Dignities
The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down
Cain Carroll

Offering a fresh perspective on immediate presence and embodied spiritual practice, The Four Dignities shows how the mindful cultivation of the four essential postures – walking, standing, sitting, and lying down – are the basis for a formal practice to develop greater vitality and spiritual awakening. The author reveals the subtle inner nuances of the four traditional meditations, and shows how they can be practiced as a unified system. Readers are given a profound understanding of correct posture, alignment, breathing, and attention, and the author explains the philosophical basis for the practice, offering a pathway toward realizing profound spiritual and energetic transformation.

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Taiji Quan, Yoga, Qigong, Meditation




The Four Dragons
The Four Dragons
Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong
Damo Mitchell
Foreword by Dr Ole Saether

Within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin, Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the Dragon Dao Yin exercises, a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine and lead pathogenic energies out of the body.

August 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Daoism, Oriental Martial Arts, Bagua Quan, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Qigong, Shamanism




Getting Better at Getting People Better
Touching the Core
Noah Karrasch

What is it that really gets people better? With practical information on how to support clients' healing processes, this book helps practitioners across a wide range of physical and medical therapies, as well as psychotherapists, to improve their practice and get better at what they do.

October 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-239-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Books for Professional Practice




A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
A Guide to Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)
Bending without Breaking (2nd edition)
2nd edition
Isobel Knight
Foreword by Dr. Alan J. Hakim

Covering everything from recognising symptoms and obtaining initial diagnosis to living with the condition on a daily basis, this complete guide to living with and managing Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type - formerly known as Type III) has been revised and fully-updated in this accessible new edition. The author, who has the condition, looks at how it affects children and adolescents and explores pain management, pregnancy, physical and psychological aspects, and how it widely affects dancers and other performance artists. New material includes:

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-231-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subject: Self Help




Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture
Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture
An Integrated Approach
Nick Dalton-Brewer

This practical book provides need-to-know information vital for acupuncturists to treat patients with fertility problems.
Nick Dalton-Brewer details the causes of fertility issues, including the impact of lifestyle and diet, and explains the scientific basis for the different methods of treatment. Integrating Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART) with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies and acupuncture, he presents his own cutting-edge research on the successful use of these therapies to improve fertility and pregnancy rates and describes a method for integrated diagnosis and treatment.

August 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-218-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Subjects: Acupuncture, Fertility




The Key to the Qigong Meditation State
The Key to the Qigong Meditation State
Rujing and Still Qigong
Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.
Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of 'still' Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state.

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-232-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Qigong, Meditation




Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD
Putting life first and CRPS / RSD second
Karen Rodham

With the help of this compact guide, anyone suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (also known as RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) will better understand their condition and cope with the reality of living with it.

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Subject: Self Help




Make the Tendons and Muscles Supple, Strengthen the Bones - Shu Jin Zhuang Gu Gong - 1st Form
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Sequences 3
Zhang Guangde

Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises regulate the body, breathing and mind to improve quality of life. This new volume from Professor Zhang Guangde focuses on increasing mobility and flexibility, strengthening the spine and rebuilding strength after illness.

December 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-252-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Subject: Medical Qigong




The Mouse's House
The Mouse's House
Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime
Susan Quayle
Foreword by Barbara Scott
Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon

Mouse finds a new house and calls upon her woodland friends to help her to make it a cosy home, but will it be ready in time for winter?
Combining reflexology with delightfully engaging rhymes and illustrations, this book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for giving basic reflexology to a child during a bedtime (or anytime) story.

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-247-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Subject: Reflexology




The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies
The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies
The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses
Clare G. Harvey

This comprehensive encyclopedia brings together flower essences gathered from all corners of the globe, from Hawaii and the Himalayas to America and the Australian Bush.
It explains what flower remedies are, how they work and how to choose the right remedies for your clients' needs. The properties of 33 families of flower essences and the benefits of over 2,000 remedies, combinations, mists and creams are described. An easy-to-use ailment chart pinpoints remedies for a wide range of physical and psychological conditions, from stress to hormonal imbalance and from allergy to depression. The author provides instructions for prescribing, preparing and using flower remedies alongside illustrative patient case studies.

October 2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-173-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 512pp

Subject: Flower Remedies




Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)
Smiling Heart Meditations with Lisa and Ted (and Bingo)
Lisa Spillane

Even during a sunny, fun-filled day of biking and playing on the beach, Lisa and Ted have times when they feel annoyed and impatient. Bingo, their dog, tells us about how they use special tricks to feel happy again. And, he surprises them with a special trick of his own!

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-200-3, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 40pp

Subject: Meditation




Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions
Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions
John Wilks and Isobel Knight

The Bowen technique resets and repairs the body, restoring balance to relieve pain and improve energy. This book shows how it can be particularly effective at alleviating conditions that are renowned for being difficult to treat, as well as at enhancing performance in dance and other sports.

August 2014, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-167-9, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Bowen Technique




XinYi BaGua
XinYi BaGua
Dai Family Internal Martial Arts - Part II
Master Zhongxian Wu

In this DVD series, 7th generation lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu explores key practices of legendary DaiShiXinYiQuan – the Dai Family XinYi Internal Alchemy and Martial Arts system. Each DVD is an essential resource for practitioners of all levels who want to deepen their practice, build strength and stamina, explore transformation through inner alchemical processes, and connect with the spiritual root of traditional Chinese mind-body arts. Filmed primarily onsite at a 1000+ year old Daoist temple in the birth area of Dai Family XinYi, this DVD includes detailed instruction on:
• LiuHe XinFa, the Six Unions Heart Method, a high level practice to deepen your understanding of the XinYi system
• BaGua XinJing, Eight Trigrams Heart Mirror, to connect to the heart of all traditional martial arts
This DVD also features explanations by 6th generation lineage holder Grandmaster Zhao ShouRong, combat demonstrations, and special 8m film-like technology that brings you into the timelessness of these ancient practices.

August 2014, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-242-3, DVD - standard, 46 minutes

Subjects: Daoism, Oriental Martial Arts, Bagua Quan, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Quan




Yogic Cooking
Yogic Cooking
Nutritious vegetarian food
Garuda Hellas

Yogic cooking is nutritious, easy to digest and free of toxins, allowing you to improve your health, keep your body strong and facilitate spiritual revolution. The aim of yoga is to cultivate a physical, mental and psychic balance so that higher states of being can be experienced. This can be achieved through a balanced vegetarian diet that includes all the essential vitamins and minerals.

October 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-249-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 76pp

Subjects: Yoga, Nutrition




Zero Balancing
Zero Balancing
Touching the Energy of Bone
John Hamwee
Foreword by Fritz Smith
Illustrated by Gina Michaels

This classic book remains the definitive guide to Zero Balancing and explains how and why the therapy works. Providing examples of particular clients, their problems and their experiences of the sessions, John Hamwee brings Zero Balancing to life for practitioners who want to expand their bodywork practice with this powerful and increasingly popular therapy.

September 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-234-8, 238 x 170mm, 144pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Work, Massage and Bodywork







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