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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

The Four Dragons
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The Four Dragons
Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong
Damo Mitchell

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.

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

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Oriental Martial Arts, Qigong

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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

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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

Qigong and Chinese Self-Massage for Everyday Health Care
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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: Massage and Bodywork, Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Tuina, Massage

Chair Yoga
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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

Complementary Therapies for Older People in Care
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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

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

The Mystery of Pain
The Mystery of Pain
Douglas Nelson

Why does scratching an itch feel so good? Why is pain from a mosquito bite preferable to the same pain from an unidentified source?

Douglas Nelson provides the reader with a comprehensive, practical and highly accessible guide to the scientific understanding of pain. The book explores the different types of pain, providing clear explanations of the processes involved within the body. It examines key issues such as diagnosis and measurement of pain, the placebo effect and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), and takes an in depth look at causes and treatment for chronic pain. The book is full of practical advice and small changes one can make to improve the effectiveness of pain treatment.

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-152-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Work, Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu, Medicine

Principles of Chinese Medicine
Principles of Chinese Medicine
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
2nd edition
Angela Hicks

Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, qigong, tui na massage and diet therapy have been used by the Chinese for over 2000 years, and they are still the treatments of choice for millions of people throughout the East. Now, Westerners are becoming aware of the many benefits of these potent therapies and the popularity of Chinese medicine is spreading rapidly.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-130-3, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 224pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Qigong

Principles of Reflexology
Principles of Reflexology
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Nicola Hall

Reflexology is a form of complete healing that can detect and correct energy imbalance and restore balance to the body by relating each zone of the body to different points on the hands and feet.

This introductory guide covers the theory on which reflexology is based, as well as its history, and the principles of practice. The author includes an description of how treatment works and how it is given, a guide to the reflex areas and their relationship to the rest of the body, effective reflexology treatments and case studies, reflexology as a preventative therapy and how to find a reliable reflexologist.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-137-2, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 144pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Reflexology, Massage and Bodywork

Principles of Reiki
Principles of Reiki
What it is, how it works, and what it can do for you
Kajsa Krishni Boräng

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing system based on channelling spiritual energy through the hands. Taught through initiation, it is extremely effective for treating many health and emotional problems, and brings a profound sense of relaxation and peace.

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-138-9, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 128pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Reiki, Oriental Martial Arts

Regrowing Hair Naturally
Regrowing Hair Naturally
Effective Remedies and Natural Treatments for Men and Women with Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Androgenetica, Telogen Effluvium and Other Hair Loss Problems
Vera Peiffer

Hair loss affects people of all ages and can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Whatever the cause of hair loss, there are natural remedies and therapies that can help the body detoxify and rebalance itself and enable healthy hair to grow again.

2013, Paperback: £14.07 + VAT = £14.98/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-139-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Hypnosis, Self Help

Baby Shiatsu
Baby Shiatsu
Gentle Touch to Help your Baby Thrive
Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Tina Haase
Illustrated by Monika Werneke
Translated by Anne Oppenheimer

Babies feel intuitively what scientists have needed painstaking research to establish: being touched and caressed is good for you. It makes you clever and cheerful, strengthens the parent-child bond, and lays the foundation for a healthy life.

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-104-4, 220 x 173mm (portrait), 160pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu

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