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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Roots of Modern Practice
Charles Buck

Charles Buck draws on three decades of study, practice and teaching in this book to provide a relevant and engaging account of the origins of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. From its pre-Han dynasty roots to Chinese medicine as we know it today, Buck covers the key texts, the main scholars and the concepts they have contributed, emphasising those that are more relevant to clinicians wishing to understand the authentic tradition. The information presented is based on diverse sources including original translations of Chinese sources and interpretations of the work of many prominent medical sinologists. With Buck's lucid and engaging style, Roots of Modern Practice provides an accessible and authoritative resource that will help practitioners and students deepen their understanding of this great medical tradition.

September 2014, Paperback: £40.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-159-4, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 300pp

Subject: Chinese Medicine

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

Daoist Meditation
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Daoist Meditation
The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen
Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng
Foreword by Eva Wong

Master Cherng's translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic text on meditation by Si Ma Cheng Zhen, is accompanied by his extensive explanatory commentary, unique in its ability to make this complex text accessible to the Western reader.

June 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Daoism, Search for Enlightenment, Spiritual Development, Meditation

XinYi WuDao
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XinYi WuDao
Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts
Master Zhongxian Wu

In his unprecedented account of the way of martial arts, Master Zhongxian Wu explores WuDao through systematic instruction of select practices from the legendary Dai Family Style XinYi Martial Arts School. Traditional Chinese martial arts embody the richness and depth of Daoist philosophy, and their disciplined practice is an effective way to experience healing, internal alchemy and spiritual transformation.

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84819-206-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Subjects: Daoism, Oriental Martial Arts, Bagua Quan, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan, Xing Yi Quan

Tao - A New Way of Thinking
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Tao - A New Way of Thinking
A Translation of the Tao Tê Ching with an Introduction and Commentaries
Chung-yuan Chang

This exceptional translation of the Tao Tê Ching by Chinese scholar Chung-yuan Chang reveals the true wisdom and beauty of this ancient Chinese text.

Traditionally attributed to Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu, the Tao Tê Ching remains relevant worldwide today, more than two thousand years after it was written. This translation of the Taoist text, with Chang's accompanying commentaries, illuminates the real meaning of the Tao Tê Ching and makes this Chinese classic both accessible and relevant to modern ways of thinking, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chang Chung-yuan is unique in his approach and his introduction and commentaries place the Taoist text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to Heidegger, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Jung, Plato, Kant and Nietzsche, as well as capturing the context within which Taoism came to the West.

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-201-0, 197mm x 130mm / 7.75in x 5in, 240pp

Subject: Daoism

Heavenly Streams
Heavenly Streams
Meridian Theory in Nei Gong
Damo Mitchell

The art of connecting with, feeling and adjusting the energy body using the consciousness is a key aspect of Nei Gong and Qi Gong. It sits somewhere between Qi Gong, meditation and the lesser-known art of Shen Gong, and although it is known in China it has never before been written about in an accessible way in the West.

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-116-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Medical Qigong, Daoism, Oriental Martial Arts, Bagua Quan, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan, Qigong

Blue Dragon, White Tiger
Blue Dragon, White Tiger
Verses for Refining the Golden Elixir
Chang Sen Feng
Translated by Shi Fu Hwang
Translated by Cheney Crow

Written during the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties, before losing favor to a more ascetic approach to Taoism. According to legend, the author was last seen on the edge of a precipice, clasping the book to his chest, and proclaiming the sincerity of his practice.

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-115-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Daoism, Search for Enlightenment

I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method
I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method
Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching
Dr David Twicken DOM, LAc

I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method is a system of acupuncture point selection based on the principles of Chinese philosophy and classic Chinese texts, including the I Ching, Nei Jing Su Wen and Ling Shu. In this unique book Dr. Twicken presents classic Chinese philosophical models that explain the relationships between philosophy, Chinese medical principles, acupuncture channels and the human body. The models are the He Tu, Luo Shu Nine Palaces, Early Heaven Ba Gua, Later Heaven Ba Gua, Twelve-Stage Growth Cycle, Stems and Branches and the Chinese calendar. These models and theories clearly show the relationships between the acupuncture channels and the human body and provide guiding theory for acupuncture strategies and point selection. I Ching Acupuncture presents six Balance Methods. This clinically effective system of acupuncture is based on minimal and distal acupuncture treatments.

2012, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-074-0, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 322pp

Subjects: Massage and Bodywork, Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Daoism, Qigong, Nei Gong

The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea
The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea
Daniel Reid
Photographs by Chris Janzen

The fine art of preparing and drinking tea has become a hallmark of Chinese civilization, handed down through the ages in China by monks and martial artists, doctors and hermits, emperors and alchemists. In his latest book, Daniel Reid explores Chinese tea in its manifold varieties, its long and colorful historical development in China, and its refinement as a mainstay of Chinese culture.

2011, Hardback: / $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-086-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Subjects: Complementary Medicine and Alternative Health, Daoism, Tea, Nutrition, Search for Enlightenment

Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China
Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China
A New Book of Change
Translated by Richard Bertschinger

For the Chinese, the destiny of each individual and the cosmos have always been inextricably linked, and for two thousand years the Yijing, or the Book of Change, has exercised the best minds in the Orient. Richard Bertschinger, author of The Secret of Everlasting Life (the first translation of The Can Tong Qi), has worked from the classical commentaries to make a fresh and up-to-date translation for the modern world. Marriage, business ventures, journeys, military ventures, disputes, world affairs, personal problems, health or money issues, all are grist for the mill of the Book of Change. Through pondering the lines, studying their poetry, and devoting ourselves to its meaning, the heart of the ancients is clear. We pick up perhaps in a way we never could have conceived of, how to guide and direct our lives.

2011, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-083-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Subjects: Daoism, Yijing, Shamanism

Hidden Immortal Lineage Taiji Qigong
Hidden Immortal Lineage Taiji Qigong
The Mother Form
Master Zhongxian Wu

Taiji Qigong is an ancient way of physical and spiritual cultivation which enables us to access the Dao, the Great Way of Nature. This ancient art and science for health maintenance and healing originated several thousand years ago in China.

2010, DVD: £25.00 + VAT = £30.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-040-5

Subjects: Daoism, Oriental Martial Arts, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan, Qigong, Shamanism

Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Change
Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Change
8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System
Master Zhongxian Wu

The Yijing (I Ching) or "Book of Change" is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts and has held a key place in the Daoist tradition for thousands of years. Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang (symbolism) and Shu (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this book makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way.

2009, Hardback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-020-7, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Subjects: Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong, Daoism, Yijing, Oriental Martial Arts, Qigong, Nei Gong, Qigong, Shamanism

Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life
Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life
Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)
Graham Horwood

In Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life, Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. In order to understand the energetic method of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung, he highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine. The text and diagrams show the synergy between the different cultures, and shows how they are all linked. This enables the beginner or the experienced Tai Chi practitioner to improve their understanding of Tai Chi, which will strengthen both the mind and body, opening the gateway to the inner person.

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-001-6, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Subjects: Medical Qigong, Oriental Martial Arts, Qigong, Nei Gong, Taiji Quan

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