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Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi
Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches - TianGan DiZhi
The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions
Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu
Foreword by Fei BingXun

Essential reading for serious students of Chinese practical arts, including medicine, martial arts and FengShui, Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu provide a detailed explanation of the 22 GanZhi symbols in this book, outlining the characteristics of each, and their interactions and relationships.

2014, Hardback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-151-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 268pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Medical Qigong, Daoism, Bagua Quan, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan, Bazi/Chinese Astrology, Spiritual Development




Rasa Shastra
Rasa Shastra
The Hidden Art of Medical Alchemy
Andrew Mason

The first comprehensive analysis of Asian Medical Alchemy, this book describes the use of herbo-mineral-metal based medicines as used in some of the world's oldest healing traditions. It offers a detailed exploration of Ă‚yurvedic medicinal purification practices that seek to enhance the therapeutic potential of materials, metals and gemstones, as well as offering a concise overview of traditional and modern equipment and methods used in the manufacture of these medicines.

2014, Paperback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-107-5, 246mm x 189mm / 10in x 7.5in, 568pp

Subjects: Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbal Medicine




Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners
Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners
When to Refer Patients for Lab Tests and How to Read and Interpret the Results
Partha Banerjee MD and Christina Captain

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners need to have an understanding of Western medical testing to recognize when laboratory tests are required and to interpret test results that are brought to them by patients. This book is an essential reference for the TCM classroom and clinic that teaches how to use and understand conventional lab testing in the treatment and referral of patients.

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-205-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Diagnosis, Integrative Medicine




The Spark in the Machine
The Spark in the Machine
How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine
Dr Daniel Keown

Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores?

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-196-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Subjects: Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine




XinYi WuDao
XinYi WuDao
Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts
Master Zhongxian Wu
Foreword by Grandmaster Zhao ShouRong

In his unprecedented account of the way of martial arts, Master Zhongxian Wu explores WuDao through systematic instruction of select practices from the legendary Dai Family Style XinYi Martial Arts School. Traditional Chinese martial arts embody the richness and depth of Daoist philosophy, and their disciplined practice is an effective way to experience healing, internal alchemy and spiritual transformation.

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-206-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

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




Cosmic Orbit Qigong
Cosmic Orbit Qigong
Ancient Methods of Healing and Cultivation
Master Zhongxian Wu

Master Wu offers detailed instruction and explanation of these 12 movements from China's esoteric Mt Emei tradition. He is the 7th generation lineage holder of this tradition. With details on the healing and internal alchemy benefits, a guided, uninterrupted full practice and a special bonus feature demonstrating modifications for those using a chair during their Qigong practice, this DVD is a complete learning tool for students and practitioners of any traditional Qigong form, as well as anyone with an interest in Daoism and ancient wisdom traditions.

2014, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-223-2, DVD - standard, 90 minutes

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Daoism, Qigong, Nei Gong, Qigong, Search for Enlightenment




10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan
10-Minute Primer Tai Ji Quan
Zhou Qing Jie

Discover Tai Ji Quan with this concise and easy-to-read primer. Seen in the West as a dynamic combination of yoga and meditation, Tai Ji Quan is an effective health and mind stilling exercise that has been practiced in China for millennia. Fully illustrated in colour, this book covers all the basics, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-215-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 132pp

Subjects: Oriental Martial Arts, Taiji Quan




10-Minute Primer Qigong
10-Minute Primer Qigong
Zhou Qing Jie

Learn the essentials about qigong with this comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction. An ancient Chinese practice now becoming popular in the West, qigong integrates functions of the body, breathing and the mind. Qigong is a great way to keep fit, prevent illness, and still your mind. Fully illustrated, this book covers the key information to get you started, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-212-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 104pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Oriental Martial Arts, Qigong, Nei Gong




Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)
Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)
Dr. Jie-Jia Li, Dr. Jian-Ping Fu and Dr. Jack Li

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID), a non-invasive clinical examination which can assess an individual's state of health. FID can be used as an auxiliary diagnostic method to provide diagnostic clues and proper guidance for treatment. One great strength of this method is its non-invasive nature.

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-099-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Subject: Fingernail Diagnosis




Pricking the Vessels
Pricking the Vessels
Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine
Henry McCann
Foreword by Heiner Fruehauf

The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative text explores the theory and function of bloodletting, and provides detailed instruction on its clinical use.

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-180-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture




10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)
10-Minute Primer Chinese Kung Fu (Wushu)
Zhou Qing Jie

Discover Chinese wushu with this concise and easy-to-read primer. Wushu, also known as kung fu, has the art of attack and defence at its centre and is an umbrella term for the Chinese martial arts. With accurate and defined illustrations, this book covers all the basics of wushu, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-213-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 92pp

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




10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan
10-Minute Primer Shaolin Quan
Zhou Qing Jie

Discover Shaolin quan with this concise and easy-to-read primer. Shaolin quan, the most influential and popular school of Chinese wushu or martial arts, is associated with the famous Shaolin Temple where the monks have traditionally practised wushu. It combines characteristics of all forms of martial arts and is grounded in ancient concepts of health and spiritual development. Fully illustrated, this book covers all the basics of Shaolin quan, including:

2014, Paperback: £9.38 + VAT = £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-214-0, 222 x 155mm, 96pp

Subject: Oriental Martial Arts




Shi Er Duan Jin
Shi Er Duan Jin
12-Routine Sitting Exercises
Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

This seated qigong sequence synthesizes the principles of its various founding schools and emphasises movements of the neck, shoulders, waist and legs. Often used as warm up or closing exercises, these powerful seated forms are based on exercises that have been practised over millenia in China.

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-191-4, 222 x 155mm, 106pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Qigong




Da Wu
Da Wu
Health Qigong Da Wu Exercises
Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

The graceful joint-relaxing dance-like exercises of Da Wu, an ancient qigong, are presented here with step-by-step explanations and photographs illustrating each movement.
Recorded in ancient documents, Da Wu lays stress on flexing movements and the rotation of joints throughout the body to help improve health and wellbeing. This book explains the practice, and explores the origins of, this easy-to-learn qigong, which has its roots in ancient China. The main section of the book features a fully illustrated step-by-step guide, with additional learning tips for each movement, and information about the health benefits. In addition, an accompanying DVD features a video demonstration of Da Wu and additional information on its history and origins, and a CD provides options for verbal instructions to lead the practitioner through the exercises, or music to accompany them.

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-192-1, 222 x 155mm, 106pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Qigong




Mawangdui Daoyin Shu
Mawangdui Daoyin Shu
Qigong from the Mawangdui Silk Paintings
Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

Mawangdui Daoyin Shu presents a series of qigong forms based on those shown on the famous silk paintings excavated from the Mawangdui tombs of Changsha, Hunan Province. Discovered in the 1970s alongside a wealth of classical texts, they are among the oldest and best preserved silk works in China, and provide a fascinating insight into the early history of qigong.

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-193-8, 222 x 155mm, 96pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Qigong, Nei Gong, Qigong




Taiji Yangsheng Zhang
Taiji Yangsheng Zhang
Taiji Stick Qigong
Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

A set of exciting and unusual Taiji Stick qigong exercises is presented in this accessible introduction. Embodying the concepts of taiji, the movements emphasise the harmony of yin and yang, man and nature.

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-194-5, 222 x 155mm, 102pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Qigong, Nei Gong, Qigong




Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa
Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa
12-Movement Health Qigong for all Ages
Compiled by The Chinese Health Qigong Association

The 12-movement qigong form presented is taken from over 50 forms developed by Professor Zhang Guangde, one of the world's leading qigong teachers, and can be practised in both seated and standing positions.

2014, Paperback: £13.14 + VAT = £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-195-2, 222 x 155mm, 152pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Qigong, Nei Gong, Qigong




The Compleat Acupuncturist
The Compleat Acupuncturist
A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis
Peter Eckman
Foreword by William Morris

In this highly original and authoritative book, Peter Eckman takes pulse diagnosis as a common thread that links and integrates the various disciplines of Oriental medicine, and shows that they are in fact related by a common origin several thousand years ago. The text describes the clinical details used in a variety of acupuncture styles, synthesizing them into a coherent whole, and illustrating the usefulness of this model with an extensive presentation of case histories. A fundamental premise of the book is that treatment should be based not only on the current condition of the patient, but even more importantly on their inherent constitution. The description of constitutional pulse diagnosis therefore forms Part 1 of the text, the description of conditional pulse diagnosis forms Part 2 and Part 3 provides more than 30 case histories with pulse analysis, diagnosis and treatment (with outcomes), so that the book will be of utmost practical benefit.

2014, Paperback: £30.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-198-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 292pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Diagnosis, Pulse Diagnosis




The Handbook of Five Element Practice
The Handbook of Five Element Practice
Nora Franglen

A practical companion for students and practitioners of five element acupuncture that helps stimulate thoughts, refresh memories and strengthen the foundation of practice.
With detailed outlines of the different components of five element diagnosis and treatment and overviews of the main characteristics of the five elements, this complete manual will support and invigorate practice. Full of examples, it explores the skills and techniques needed to nurture patient-practitioner relationships, assess patients correctly, select appropriate treatments and needle the points effectively. The book also includes a Teach Yourself Manual to further refresh understanding of this ancient form of healing.

2013, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-188-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 184pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture




An Illustrated Handbook of Chinese Qigong Forms from the Ancient Texts
An Illustrated Handbook of Chinese Qigong Forms from the Ancient Texts
Compiled by Li Jingwei
Compiled by Zhu Jianping

Drawing on ancient documents from China and Tibet, archaeological findings and cultural relics, this illustrated handbook presents authentic Qigong forms from the Warring States period right up the late Qing dynasty of the early twentieth century. Twenty-six sets of pictures relating to Qigong, Daoyin, diet and living habits are included, each set introduced with a brief overview of the origin, development, changes and practice modes of each method. Presented in chronological order, each chapter describes the source from which the exercises are derived, and then provides a description of the ancient form, its health and other benefits, uses, and how to do it, together with drawings of the original illustrations where these exist, or line drawings of the movements described where the original text was not illustrated. The forms are easy to learn, and easy to do, providing also a direct link to the authentic ancient forms.

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-197-6, 222 x 155mm, 336pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Qigong







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