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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

Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture
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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, 176pp

Subject: Acupuncture

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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

Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit
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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:

June 2014, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-203-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Listening to Scent
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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.

June 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-125-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Subject: Aromatherapy

Children at Their Best
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Children at Their Best
Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists
Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children. It can not only explain patterns of behaviour in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.

April 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Subjects: Education, Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Parenting, Chinese Medicine, Lifestyle

Rasa Shastra
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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
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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

Fundamentals of Chinese Fingernail Image Diagnosis (FID)
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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

The Compleat Acupuncturist
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The Compleat Acupuncturist
A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis
Peter Eckman

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

A Sensory Journey
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A Sensory Journey
Meditations on Scent for Wellbeing
Jennifer Peace Rhind

Scent is often used to accompany meditation but is rarely the focus of it. This card set, which brings together ancient and contemporary understanding of the influence of aromatics on our wellbeing, is an introduction to meditating on scent and discovering the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of beginning your own sensory journey.

2013, Card Set: £12.50 + VAT = £15.00/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-153-2

Subjects: Aromatherapy, Meditation

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture
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Facial Enhancement Acupuncture
Clinical Use and Application
Paul Adkins
Illustrated by Roger Dutton

Based on Five Elements theory, this practical, fully illustrated guide to performing facial enhancement acupuncture (also known as cosmetic acupuncture, facial revitalisation or facial rejuvenation acupuncture) shows in detail the acupuncture points, techniques and equipment used in this procedure. Facial enhancement acupuncture targets points and muscles of the face in order to improve the elasticity of the skin and general overall appearance, as well as addressing constitutional points on the legs, arms and body to balance and harmonise the inner elements. The author clearly explains the rationale behind the needling of each face and neck point, which are shown in colour illustrations. He also discusses the advantages of acupuncture over surgical intervention in dealing with wrinkles and sagging jaw lines, and a chapter is included on discussing treatment with prospective patients, follow up and after care.

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-129-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture

Colour Healing Manual
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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

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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