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The Active Points Test
A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies
Stefano Marcelli

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, 192pp

Subject: Acupuncture

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Zero Balancing
Touching the Energy of Bone
John Hamwee
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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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

Subject: Books for Professional Practice

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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, 368pp

Subject: Bowen Technique

The Spirit in Aromatherapy
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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.

July 2014, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-209-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Subjects: Aromatherapy, Massage and Bodywork, Flower Remedies, Meditation

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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.

July 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-174-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 196pp

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

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

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. 

July 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-190-7, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 208pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Massage and Bodywork, Mental Health, Spiritual Development

Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice
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Developing Internal Energy for Effective Acupuncture Practice
Zhan Zhuang, Yi Qi Gong and the Art of Painless Needle Insertion
Ioannis Solos

Drawing on ancient Chinese knowledge and tradition, this book teaches practitioners of acupuncture how to develop their internal energy and sensitivity to energy in order to improve their practice.

June 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-183-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Acupuncture, Oriental Martial Arts, Qigong

Chair Yoga
New!
Chair Yoga
Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing
Edeltraud Rohnfeld

Chair yoga is a revolutionary concept designed to make the numerous benefits of classical yoga available to a wider range of physical abilities. This step-by-step program can be practiced by virtually anyone, anywhere, in any chair, to stimulate physical and mental well-being.

2013, DVD: £9.16 + VAT = £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-184-6, 83 minutes

Subject: Yoga

Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD
New!
Breathe Well and Live Well with COPD
A 28-Day Breathing Exercise Plan
Janet Brindley

Practising regular breathing exercises helps to develop healthy breathing patterns, which can lessen the effects of breathing difficulties caused by COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

This is a short, practical guide to using new therapeutic breathing exercises which focus on techniques to reduce breathlessness and control coughing to help you to get the most out of every breath. The exercises are simple, easy to follow, and designed to work alongside usual medical care. No special equipment is necessary, you can practise in your own home at your own pace, and this illustrated guide contains all the information you need to get started.

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-164-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Self Help

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care
New!
Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care
Sharon Tay

An invaluable companion for complementary and beauty therapists working with older people in care, this book offers helpful information and advice on practical issues that are often overlooked in training, including:

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-178-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Subject: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health

Colour Healing Manual
New!
Colour Healing Manual
The Complete Colour Therapy Programme
Pauline Wills

The healing properties of colour and light have been recognised since ancient times; today colour therapy techniques are used to great effect in a range of complementary therapies and for personal wellbeing. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to colour healing and offers step-by-step instructions for treatment.

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-165-5, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Colour Healing

Japanese Holistic Face Massage
Japanese Holistic Face Massage
Rosemary Patten

Based on the ancient system of Chinese medicine, Japanese holistic face massage has been used for centuries to maintain a youthful complexion, reflect inner calm and promote longevity. This comprehensive introductory guide explains how to perform the massage and explores the therapeutic benefits of this treatment.

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-122-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Tuina, Massage

Vital Face
Vital Face
Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty
Leena Kiviluoma

This is a unique, revolutionary and totally natural self-care programme developed to treat muscle based health problems and reduce the signs of ageing.

The fully-illustrated handbook guides you through stretching and massage techniques to relax the facial, neck and shoulder muscles, with particular emphasis on the jaw, where tension is often held. The exercises address health issues such as teeth clenching and grinding, pain in the face, jaw, head or neck, and can even improve the effects of Bell's Palsy. They also achieve positive cosmetic results such as reduced facial lines and healthy glowing skin. The strengthening exercises will help to lift the facial features and prevent facial sagging. The impact of each exercise is clearly explained so you can concentrate on techniques to target your individual situation, needs and goals.

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-166-2, 230 x 186mm, 192pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Massage and Bodywork, Self Help

Chinese Medical Qigong
Chinese Medical Qigong
Editor in Chief: Tianjun Liu, O.M.D.
Associate Editor in Chief: Xiao Mei Qiang

Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditions more common in the West. The book also presents the newest research on Medical Qigong, including groundbreaking new discoveries about the physiological and psychological mechanisms. Omitted from this paperback edition are the extensive excerpts from the ancient texts, and the detailed history, more appropriate for academic study.

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-096-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 408pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Qigong

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