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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

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.

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

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Bowen Technique

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

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

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

Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue
Breaking Free from Persistent Fatigue
Lucie Montpetit

Many factors of twenty first century life are impacting negatively on our quality of sleep and self-restorative functions. The pressure for increased productivity, less than ideal diet, constant technological changes, environmental pollution and unrealistic self expectations mean that a growing number of people are suffering from debilitating and persistent fatigue.

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-101-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Movement and Fitness

Seated Taiji and Qigong
Seated Taiji and Qigong
Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit
Cynthia W. Quarta

Practising Taiji and Qigong is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life and a great way to stay healthy. Now caring professionals can help those with limited mobility to experience the benefits of Taiji and Qigong with this easy-to-follow guide.

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Medical Qigong, Taiji Quan, Qigong

Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care
Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care
Take My Hand
Barbara Goldschmidt and Niamh van Meines
Illustrated by James Goldschmidt

*Highly Commended in the Popular Medicine category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards*

The simple sensation of touching someone's hand can have a powerful therapeutic effect. Hand massage is a positive and meaningful way of reaching out and providing comfort to those who are elderly, ill or nearing the end of life, and it can be particularly effective for people with dementia who may respond well to positive non-verbal interaction.

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-073-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subject: Massage and Bodywork

Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga
Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing
Edeltraud Rohnfeld
Translated by Anne Oppenheimer

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.

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-078-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Subjects: Yoga, Movement and Fitness

A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome
A Guide to Living with Hypermobility Syndrome
Bending without Breaking
Isobel Knight

People with Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS), including Ehlers-Danlos type Hypermobility Syndrome, have a larger range of joint movement than is typical, which can cause pain and fatigue despite an outward appearance of good health. This book is the complete guide to living with and managing HMS, and ultimately enjoying a fulfilling life.

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-068-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subject: Movement and Fitness

Chi for Children
Chi for Children
A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community
Betty Sutherland

Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children.

2011, Paperback: £30.43 + VAT = £34.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-055-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Subjects: Taiji Quan, Qigong

Anni's Cancer Companion
Anni's Cancer Companion
An A-Z of Treatments, Therapies and Healing
Anni Matthews

When Anni Matthews was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to do something really valuable with the experience: she produced a book that is a friendly companion for those who must face the disease.

Of huge practical help to anyone diagnosed with cancer and those who care for them, this book is a one-stop guide to making sense and use of the orthodox treatments, complementary therapies, and psychological, spiritual and holistic options available. Subjects ranging from the most current major advances in treatments and diagnosis to the small but effective ways of relieving the side-effects are explained clearly and concisely, often with humour and always with warmth.

2011, Paperback: £10.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-067-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Subjects: Medicine, Cancer

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders
A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Virginia S. Cowen

Massage techniques are widely and effectively used in treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to address sensory issues, motor problems and touch receptivity. However, the variety of different styles of massage available often leaves parents baffled and unsure about which touch therapy treatment is best for their child.

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-049-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Tuina, Massage

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted
Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted
Qigong for Children
Lisa Spillane

Join in with Lisa and Ted as they show you how healing sounds can make you feel bright and happy inside.

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. Using a special sound for different parts of the body, Lisa and Ted show that a "haaaww" can heal the heart and blow away impatience, and a "whooooooo" can steady the stomach and chase away worries. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day.

2011, Hardback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-051-1, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Qigong

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