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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.

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

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis




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.

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subjects: Professional development and multidisciplinary, Spiritual development and adventure , Yoga and bodywork




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.

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

Subject: Acupuncture and herbal medicine




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

The definitive guide to Zero Balancing brings this increasingly popular therapy to life. It contains a clear description of the anatomy and physiology of energy which leads on to a compelling explanation of how and why this form of bodywork can have such powerful effects. Throughout, there are illustrations which convey the unique energy of a Zero Balancing session and John Hamwee provides fascinating examples of clients, their experiences and the outcomes of the work.

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

Subject: Yoga and bodywork




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.

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, Royal, 336pp

Subject: Spiritual development and adventure




XinYi WuXing
XinYi WuXing
Dai Family Internal Martial Arts - Part I
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:
• HunYuanZhang, the Primordial Stance, to build strong DanTian Qi
• LongShen, the Dragon Body, to strengthen the vital link between the Governing meridian and Conception meridian
• ChangSanBu, the Long Trinity Step, a special stepping method that focuses on awakening deeper levels of consciousness
• WuXingQuan, the Five Elements Form, to enhance the five organ systems and develop the Five Elements martial arts skills
The DVD also features explanations from 6th generation lineage holder Grandmaster Zhao ShouRong, combat demonstrations, and special 8mm film-like technology that brings you into the timelessness of these ancient practices.

2014, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-224-9, DVD - standard, 55 minutes

Subjects: Martial arts , Spiritual development and adventure




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.

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

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis




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.

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

Subjects: Professional development, Counselling and psychotherapy, Professional development and multidisciplinary




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.

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

Subjects: Medical qigong, Martial arts , Qigong , Spiritual development and adventure




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.

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

Subject: Yoga and bodywork




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.

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

Subjects: Martial arts , Spiritual development and adventure




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

Subject: Yoga and bodywork




The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie
The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie
A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation
Dr David Twicken DOM, LAc

Rooted in the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken's book integrates Chinese and Taoist medical philosophy, theories, and principles to clearly demonstrate that the Divergent Channels are an essential aspect of the clinical practice of acupuncture. He takes a step-by-step approach to assist practitioners in 'working out' the channels, and shows how this versatile channel system can be used in any acupuncture treatment. Twicken also includes instruction on Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation to help practitioners gain a more profound emotional and spiritual understanding. With case studies and reference to the classic texts throughout, this book provides a complete resource that will help clinicians understand and use the Divergent Channels in clinical practice.

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-189-1, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Medical qigong




Principles of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Principles of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Lawrence Pagett
With Paul Millward
Foreword by Dr Silvia Hartmann

This is the definitive introductory guide to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), a therapeutic psychological tool that draws on Chinese medicine and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) to remove blockages within the energy system. 

2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-190-7, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 192pp

Subjects: Counselling and psychotherapy, Self-help and general interest




The Spirit in Aromatherapy
The Spirit in Aromatherapy
Working with Intuition
Gill Farrer-Halls

The importance of intuition in aromatherapy blending, essential and base oil selection and bodywork is the focus of Gill Farrer-Halls' authoritative new book. Drawing on her extensive experience as a practicing aromatherapist and aromatherapy teacher, she explores ways of increasing intuitive awareness of the nature and depth of individual essential oils, and takes the reader through meditative techniques that can help practitioners deepen their practice. She goes on to show how an intuitive and meditative approach can, with time, transform clinical practice, and help practitioners create original, effective, synergistic and holistic blends as well as develop and enhance on-going work with clients.

2014, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-209-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Subjects: Aromatherapy , Yoga and bodywork




Listening to Scent
Listening to Scent
An Olfactory Journey with Aromatic Plants and their Extracts
Jennifer Peace Rhind

The olfactory journey described in this book introduces readers to the pleasures and benefits of educating and training the 'nose', our olfactory palate. Jennifer Peace Rhind explores the process of cultivating our sense of smell and demonstrates how the process itself can be therapeutic and enjoyable, as well as informative. She highlights the different skills involved, from olfactory vocabulary, awareness, and memory, through to discrimination and fragrance creation, and the activities that can help to acquire them, emphasizing the value of experiential learning. She describes the Japanese art of koh-do or the 'way of incense' and suggests ways of creating group events inspired by this. Based on her twenty five years' experience working with essential oils and aromatic plant extracts, she also leads the reader through a variety of scent families, with information on the botanical source, odour profiles, olfactory notes, and suggestions for comparison with other scents.

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-125-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 164pp

Subjects: Aromatherapy , Self-help and general interest




Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
A Guide for Practitioners and Families
Mike Andrews

Homeopathy can be an effective way to manage aggression, improve physical health problems and enhance overall wellbeing in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book presents the clinical experiences of homeopaths working with autism around the world, exploring the real clinical outcomes that are being achieved in practice. It will be compelling reading for homeopaths, other healthcare professionals, teachers, parents and all those who come in to contact with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-168-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subjects: Overviews , Overviews, Complementary health




Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit
Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit
Peter Mole

Written by one of the UK's leading practitioners, this authoritative and accessible introduction to acupuncture reveals everything you need to know before you step into the acupuncture clinic. It includes:

2014, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-203-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Subjects: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis




Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self
Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self
Techniques for Coaches and Therapists
Annabelle Nelson

Combining psychology and spirituality, this practical book considers archetypes from Asian, Middle Eastern and European myths and explains how they can be used in therapeutic practice to help clients achieve personal or clinical goals.

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-220-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subjects: Counselling and psychotherapy, Professional development and multidisciplinary, Self-help and general interest




Eat to Get Younger
Eat to Get Younger
Tackling inflammation and other ageing processes for a longer, healthier life
Lorraine Nicolle and Christine Bailey

You can't escape the ageing process but you can slow it down. By helping you to identify and address the problem areas that are accelerating your rate of ageing, this book reveals how to become more energised, sleep better, get leaner, avoid or delay age-related degenerative conditions typical in your family, and generally look and feel healthier in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-179-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 384pp

Subjects: Nutrition, integrative and Ayurvedic medicine, Self-help and general interest







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