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Authoritative books on complementary and alternative health, Tai Chi, Qigong and ancient wisdom traditions for health, wellbeing, and professional and personal development.


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Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD
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Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD
Putting life first and pain 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 and general interest


The Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies
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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, 584pp

Subject: Complementary health


The Active Points Test
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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.

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


The Compassionate Practitioner
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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.

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


Using the Bowen Technique to Address Complex and Common Conditions
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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.

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

Subject: Yoga and bodywork


Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
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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


Eat to Get Younger
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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


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: Acupuncture and herbal medicine, Chinese medicine overviews and diagnosis , Nutrition, integrative and Ayurvedic medicine, Professional development and multidisciplinary


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: Medical qigong, 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: 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: Medical qigong, Qigong , Self-help and general interest


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: Medical qigong, 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: Medical qigong, Martial arts , Qigong


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: Medical qigong, Qigong


Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care
Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care
Ways to Address Chronic Health Issues and to Improve Your Overall Health Based on Chinese Medicine Techniques
Compiled by Zeng Qingnan

Discover the quick and easy Chinese exercise approach to common daily health problems in this fully-illustrated and easy-to-follow handbook. Based on millennia of effective Chinese medicine and health practice, the Qigong and self-massage techniques described take just a few minutes a day, and can resolve on-going issues such as knee pain, hemorrhoids, insomnia, sciatica and lower back pain. More immediate problems such as a stiff neck or a headache can be addressed straight away, and there is even a remedy for grey hair.

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-199-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Subjects: Medical qigong, Qigong , Self-help and general interest

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