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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Diagnosis and Clinical Practice • Herbal Medicine • Tui Na & Bodywork • Qigong • Daoist Arts • Other Eastern Modalities


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THE ACUPUNCTURE POINT FUNCTIONS CHARTS AND WORKBOOK Erica Joy Siegel APRIL 2019 • Paperback • 72pp • £16.99 • 9780857013903 A clear and accessible two-part resource to learn the location and function of the acupuncture points. Part one of the book comprises a series of 27 charts covering the primary meridians plus the extraordinary meridians and the known extra points. These charts show the location of the meridians and acupuncture points within the body, while explaining the functions of the points. The second part of the book provides blank charts for the student to annotate.

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Containing a vast amount of information in an engaging format, this book offers the perfect visual reference for acupuncturists and students, and the blank sheets offer a proven and interactive way for students to learn the different points or meridians.

SEITAI (LYMPHATIC) SHIATSU, CUPPING AND GUA SHA FOR A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM Richard Gold, Foreword by Ted Kaptchuk Photographs by Kenneth Goff

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MAY 2019 • Hardcover • 184pp • £24.99 • 9781848193642 To ensure a well-functioning immune system, the lymphatic system must be healthy. This book provides detailed information on the principles and practice of techniques from East Asian medicine which vitalize and move the lymphatic system to get the immune system working at its optimal level. These techniques include shiatsu, cupping therapy and gua sha.

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Highlighting the significance of the omentum (a layer of peritoneum that surrounds abdominal organs), the book describes the dynamic physiological attributes of this mostly ignored component of human anatomy. Using the author’s decades of experience working in East Asian and Integrative medicine, he expertly builds a bridge between Western theories of the immune system with Asian bodywork’s emphasis on abdominal treatment.

NOURISHING LIFE THE YANG SHENG WAY Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice from Chinese Medicine Deirdre Courtney, Foreword by Lillian Bridges JULY 2019 • Paperback • 272pp • £24.99 • 9781848193376 Combining the wisdom of classical Chinese medicine with modern nutritional science, this book explores the concept of Yang Sheng, which means to nourish life by nurturing body, mind and spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms and universal laws, revealing the importance of nutrition within it and outlining how our modern lifestyle and environment challenges our ability to do that. A perfect guide for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine, the book explains modern diets and Chinese nutritional theory with a focus on prevention of illness and the impact of lifestyle and environment on our health during each stage of life. Lifestyle and nutritional advice for prevention and treatment of a range of illnesses and conditions is given for both adults and children.

THE PRACTICE OF TUI NA Principles, Diagnostics and Working with the Sinew Channels Robert Aspell

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JULY 2019 • Paperback • 240pp • £40 • 9781848194120 Tui Na can be used as much more than a musculoskeletal therapy, but in order to use it to its full potential as a medical intervention, it is essential to understand its uses on the Sinew channel system as opposed to the other channel systems commonly used within acupuncture. Tui Na requires an understanding of the principles and pathways of the Sinew channels as a standalone system of the body, as well as its relationship to the other channel and organ systems, and this book provides an accessible introduction to these channels before moving onto Tui Na practice.

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ACUPUNCTURE FOR HEADACHES, EYES AND ENT PATHOLOGIES Hamid Montakab

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JULY 2019 • Hardcover • 320pp • £40 • 9780857014047 Headaches and allergies constitute a large part of the workload of acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners. This is the first book to look at all head and face pathologies from a Classical perspective and to focus on head energetics as the root of all pathologies of the head. Headaches, allergies, eye, ear, nose and throat conditions are all covered and illustrative case studies included which provide guidance on how to clinically manage each problem.

CLIMBING THE STEPS TO QINGCHENG MOUNTAIN A Practical Guide to the Path of Daoist Meditation and Qigong

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Wang Yun AUGUST 2019 • Paperback • 232pp • £17.99 • 9781787750760 Mount Qingcheng, one of China’s mystical mountains, has been the birth place of discovery, realization and preservation of the recipes that stimulate the deep potential of the human body for generations. This is the book of a Daoist master and spiritual guide Wang Yun as a young seeker and tells the tales of his inner journey which now guides the reader on a path of healing, rejuvenation and actualization of the body’s innate potential.

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Climbing the Steps to Qingcheng Mountain brings Wang Yun’s knowledge and wisdom to the West for the first time.

CHINESE SHAMANIC TIGER QIGONG Embrace the Power of Emptiness Master Zhongxian Wu

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AUGUST 2019 • Paperback • 208pp • £16.99 • 9781848193840 Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong is a uniquely classical practice designed to bolster our health, activate our inner life power, and deepen our spiritual connection to universal energy. This book illustrates the philosophy and cultivating method of the Tiger Qigong form and unlocks the mysterious internal alchemy principle of LaoHu (Shamanic Tiger) Gong. By delving further into Xiang (Daoist symbolism) of Tiger, practitioners will receive greater benefits from studying this book and their own Tiger Qigong practice. For more books by Master Zhongxian Wu, click here.

A FIELD GUIDE TO THE HUÁNGDÌ NÈIJING SÙWÈN A Clinical Introduction to the Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic, Plain Questions

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Amy Chang SEPTEMBER 2019 • Paperback • 352pp • £19.99 • 9781848194229 The most important classical text of Chinese Medicine, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine is often seen as daunting by students who are faced with a variety of different translations, of which some may not be reliable. This introductory guide makes it accessible to all, providing a summary of each chapter which emphasises the clinical relevance of the text.

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ACUPRESSURE AND ACUPUNCTURE DURING BIRTH An Integrative Guide for Acupuncturists and Birth Professionals

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Claudia Citkovitz SEPTEMBER 2019 • Paperback • 200pp • £25 • 9781848193581 For acupuncturists, this book explains how yin/yang and other principles of Chinese medicine can improve birth experiences as well as outcomes. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can shift and support the physical and emotional journey of birth and provide nonpharmacologic treatment approaches for commonly occurring disorders of labor.

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HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ACUPUNCTURE Torii Black DECEMBER 2019 • Paperback • 216pp • £27.99 • 9781848194212 A handbook for acupuncturists and healthcare practitioners on the use of acupuncture for endof-life care. The book covers the major hospice and palliative care diagnoses from a Chinese medicine perspective, as well as grief and loss, and includes the roots of Chinese historical perspectives on death and dying. The acupuncturist is introduced to the working medical model of hospice care and the interdisciplinary team approach and provided with evidencebased strategies for the use the acupuncture in symptom management.

THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ACUPUNCTURE POINT COMBINATIONS David Hartmann Foreword by John McDonald

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SEPTEMBER 2019 • Hardcover • 480pp • £50 • 9781848193956 A foundation textbook explaining how point combinations work in acupuncture practice. The book explains how each point works and how best to combine points for good clinical results. Students and practitioners need to respond to clinical challenges in creative and flexible ways and this book guides them in the art of construction of effective treatment protocols. Clinically useful combinations are presented throughout, along with case studies showing the application of theory to practice.

4 GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN CHINESE MEDICINE Catherine J. Lumenello SEPTEMBER 2019 • Hardcover • 352pp • £35 • 9781848193796

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This progressive handbook for Chinese medicine students and practitioners looks at gender, physiology, relationships and sexual attraction from the Chinese medicine perspective. Many standard diagnostic and treatment techniques are gender-based and do not work with clients who identify as LGBT or gender/sex/relationship fluid and so these communities are currently often underserved.

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Catherine Lumenello accesses the Daoist, Buddhist and Confucianist roots of the medicine and explores the energetic pathways, the Three Treasures and other theories in order to understand the emotional etiology and treatment concerns prevalent within these client groups.

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Books that should be on every practitioner and student’s bookshelf THE SPARK IN THE MACHINE How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

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Acupuncture system that incorporates neuroscience into its clinical applications for pain management.

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Damo Mitchell Foreword by Paul Mitchell Paperback • 568pp £24.99 • 9781848194106

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Card set • £17.99 • 9781848191761 This card set provides 72 of the most important hand mudras used in yoga.

PSYCHOEMOTIONAL PAIN AND THE EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS

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Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, L.Ac.

Ross Rosen Foreword by Dr. Leon Hammer

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Hardcover • 472pp £40 • 9781848193734

Treating the “spirit” and the psycho-emotional aspects of ill health through work with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

Using the teachings of Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese medicine to understand and address the body’s blocking of the healing of trauma.

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE The Principles of Traditional Practice

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Sebastian Pole Hardcover • 400pp £45 • 9781848191136

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MUDRAS OF YOGA 72 Hand Gestures for Healing and Spiritual Growth Cain Carroll with Revital Carroll

A comprehensive explanation of the philosophy and process of Nei Gong, the Daoist path to transformation.

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HEART SHOCK Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine

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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO DAOIST NEI GONG

NEUROPUNCTURE A Clinical Handbook of Neuroscience Acupuncture, Second Edition

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Provides guidance on how to incorporate herbal medicine into life and practice, with details of over 100 plant profiles of Ayurvedic herbs and 50 traditional formulas.

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Our best books on other health modalities FORGIVENESS IS REALLY STRANGE Masi Noor and Marina Cantacuzino Art by Sophie Standing

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Steve Haines Art by Sophie Standing

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What is forgiveness? What enables people to forgive? Why do we even choose to forgive those who have harmed us? This imaginative comic explores the key aspects of forgiveness.

When something traumatic happens to us, we dissociate and our bodies shut down their normal processes. This unique comic explains the strange nature of trauma and how it confuses the brain and affects the body.

ANXIETY IS REALLY STRANGE

PAIN IS REALLY STRANGE

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What is the difference between fear and excitement and how can you tell them apart? How do the mind and body make emotions? When can anxiety be good? This science-based graphic book addresses these questions and more.

AT WAR WITH YOURSELF A Comic about Post-Traumatic Stress and the Military

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“...take 30 minutes and read this book—not only will it give you an informative, entertaining method of translating pain to your support network research shows that it could also relieve your pain.” —Pain Pathways Magazine

DAD’S NOT ALL THERE ANY MORE A Comic about Dementia

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“I had the idea to make a comic about your experience of PTSD. I’d like to understand more about it and I think it could help other people too.” In this illustrated conversation between Samuel C. Williams and his friend, Matt, they talk candidly about Matt’s struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

CAMOUFLAGE The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

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Based on his family’s experience of his father’s LBD, Alex Demetris’ comic explores with tenderness and humor one of the most common yet often unheard of types of dementia; what it is, its symptoms, living in a care home and the impact on people living with the condition and their families.

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Dr. Sarah Bargiela Art by Sophie Standing Hardcover • 48pp £12.99 • 9781785925665 Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood, and is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of autistic women, using real-life case studies.

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HEART SHOCK Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine Ross Rosen Foreword by Dr. Leon Hammer Hardcover • 472pp • £40 • 9781848193734

Ross Rosen is a licensed practitioner and Master of Chinese medicine. He is a direct lineage holder and senior certified instructor of Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, Dragon Rises, Inc. board member, and longterm student of Dr. Leon Hammer and Jeffrey Yuen. Visit Ross Rosen’s website

This book describes in detail the effects and ongoing impacts of trauma on the body and mind and provides the “missing piece” in the treatment of these stubborn conditions that every practitioner confronts. Heart Shock refers to the systemic impact that emotional and/or physical trauma has on one’s physiology and psychology, interfering with one’s ability to heal, and also directly attributable to a host of progressive pathology. Synthesizing the teachings of Jeffrey Yuen and the Shen-Hammer lineage and focusing heavily on psychology, Ross Rosen addresses how to identify, diagnose, and treat Heart Shock from multiple perspectives, providing a multi-faceted approach to treatment, including all the acupuncture channel systems, herbal medicine and the use of essential oils.

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“Heart Shock is a comprehensive exploration of the intricacies pertaining to ‘trauma’ and its impact on our hearts. Ross Rosen has taken on the arduous task of providing a definitive and rich exposition for the clinician and individuals interested in unraveling more about themselves through the lens of the Shen-Hammer lineage and Classical Chinese Medicine, in addition to his own insights and revelations. The text is filled with time-tested strategies and resourceful modalities to one of life’s most perplexing questions—how to treat our ‘hearts.’” —Jeffrey C. Yuen, Director of Classical Studies, Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts Watch Ross Rosen demonstrating Shen-Hammer CCPD pulse locations. Watch Ross Rosen’s webinar on Shen-Hammer Pulse: Prediction and Prevention of Illness. Read Ross Rosen’s blog.

GRASPING THE DONKEY’S TAIL Unraveling Mysteries from the Classics of Oriental Medicine Peter Eckman, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ac. (UK) Foreword by Charles Buck, M.Sc., B.Sc., B.Ac

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Paperback • 152pp • £27.99 • 9781848193512 A scholarly yet practical account for modern clinicians of some of the key difficult questions arising from obscure passages in the classics of Chinese medicine. This book offers an interpretation of crucial sections from the classical Chinese texts which have continued to puzzle Western clinicians, and serves as a basis for more effective acupuncture treatments.

THE COMPLEAT ACUPUNCTURIST A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis Peter Eckman, M.D., Ph.D., M. Ac. (UK) Foreword by William Morris

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Paperback • 292pp • £30 • 9781848191983 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.

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EXTRAORDINARY CHINESE MEDICINE The Extraordinary Vessels, Extraordinary Organs, and the Art of Being Human

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Thomas Richardson with William Morris Paperback • 200pp • £19.99 • 9781848194199 Exploring the relationship between the eight extraordinary vessels, and the zangfu and extraordinary organs, this ground-breaking book provides a new way of looking at the deep connection between the flow of qi through the primary channels, the placement of the confluent points of the extraordinary vessels along the primary channel system, and Daoist conceptions of the evolution of consciousness.

Thomas Richardson is a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a scholar and teacher of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. He completed a Master of Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School, where he researched relationships between Buddhism, Daoism, and Chinese medicine, and has been in clinical practice since 2010.

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The author points to direct relationships between the primary channels, the extraordinary channels, and the zangfu and extraordinary organs which demonstrate a deep, underlying, and continuous connection between the individual and their environment, a continuous connection to Heaven above and Earth below, and, perhaps most importantly, an underlying drive of the channel systems to continually, experientially bring us back to the transcendent unity that we are always a part of, the natural state. This book will enlarge the perspective of Chinese medicine practitioners, and martial artists, and prompt new approaches to treatment. Read Thomas Richardson’s article in Acupuncture Today. View Thomas Richardson’s upcoming seminar and retreat schedule.

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HEALING BRAIN INJURY WITH CHINESE MEDICAL APPROACHES Integrative Approaches for Practitioners

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Douglas S. Wingate Hardback • 632pp • £50 • 9781848194021 Learn to treat symptoms of traumatic and acquired brain injury using Chinese medicinal methods of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Covering both Western and Chinese medicine understandings of the brain, the book provides a thorough exploration of treatment options, including multiple acupuncture systems, Chinese herbal formulas, dietary and orthomolecular recommendations, and standard biomedical approaches.

CHINESE MEDICAL GYNAECOLOGY A Self-Help Guide to Women’s Health Eddie Dowd

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Paperback • 256pp • £13.99 • 9781848193826 Many of the issues that relate to women’s health from period pain to infertility, can be selftreated with Chinese medicine approaches, and this clear and practical guide explains how to assess symptoms and choose the most effective form of treatment. Written for women interested in taking a more active role in their own health and well-being, the book covers health issues of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and post-partum, menopause, fertility, and fibrocystic breast disease amongst others. For more books on women’s reproductive health, click here and here.

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RETURNING TO THE SOURCE Han Dynasty Medical Classics in Modern Clinical Practice Z’ev Rosenberg, Edited by Daniel Schrier Foreword by Dr. Sabine Wilms

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Paperback • 184pp • £25 • 9781848193482 “An invaluable encouragement to budding practitioners and seasoned experts alike.” —Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD (China), LAc, Director, Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine Chinese Medicine constantly refers back to its sources in order to initiate the new. Its source code is in the Han Dynasty medical classics, and in this handbook esteemed practitioner and educator Professor Z’ev Rosenberg shares the knowledge from his study of these classic texts and his experiences treating difficult cases.

THE SPIRIT OF THE ORGANS Twelve Stories for Practitioners and Patients John Hamwee

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Paperback • 208pp • £12.99 • 9781848193789 “This unique book explores the ineffable essence of the spirits through an amazing and varied set of stories which stimulate the reader to a deeper understanding of this aspect of the heritage of Chinese medicine. As always, John Hamwee writes with fluidity and skill making the book a joy to read.” —Alison Gould, BA, Msc, MBAcC, Acupuncturist John Hamwee explores the spirit of each organ not in analytical, rational, summarising language but through life stories that express the nature and tendencies of the organ at a deep level. For John Hamwee’s other works, click here.

THE ACUPUNCTURIST’S GUIDE TO CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE, SECOND EDITION Clare Stephenson

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“This book is the main Conventional Medical Sciences textbook we use at the College of Integrated Medicine for our students. There is no other textbook to touch it in terms of its clarity. It offers a ‘translation’ of Western medical disease descriptions into Chinese medical terms and also provides a summary of ‘Red Flags’ of diseases for use in the clinic situation. It is also relevant for any practitioner of complementary medicine as its layout and terminology makes it such an easy book to use in order to understand from a Western medicine point of view the problems one’s patients encounter. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” —Peter Mole, Dean of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine

ESSENTIAL TEXTS IN CHINESE MEDICINE The Single Idea in the Mind of the Yellow Emperor Richard Bertschinger

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Paperback • 320pp • £19.99 • 9781848191624 In this selection of core texts, Richard Bertschinger presents a commentary and translation of the key writings for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine in the 21st century from the ancient, definitive set of books on Chinese medicine, the Huangdi Neijing or the Yellow Emperor’s Medical Classic. For another book by Richard Bertschinger, click here. Watch Richard Bertschinger explain the origins of the second century Can Dong.

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DISCUSSION OF COLD DAMAGE (SHANG HAN LUN) Commentaries and Clinical Applications

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Guohui Liu, M.Med., L.Ac. Foreword by Dr. Henry McCann Hardcover • 976pp • £125 • 9781848192546

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A major new translation of the Chinese classic Shang Han Lun by scholar and medical doctor Guohui Liu makes this foundational text fully accessible to English speaking clinicians for the first time. Extensive study and research underpins the translation; the author’s understanding of both classical and modern Chinese enables him to interpret fully the ancient work within the theory of Chinese medicine. An extensive commentary explains the translation, the difficulties with the text, how it has been subsequently translated and expands on the theory laid out in the original text.

FOUNDATIONS OF THEORY FOR ANCIENT CHINESE MEDICINE Shang Han Lun and Contemporary Medical Texts

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Guohui Liu, M.Med., L.Ac., Foreword by Charles Buck Hardcover • 280pp • £40 • 9781848192621 “Liu has excavated important historical, sociological and lineal knowledge about the development of Shang Han Lun and other important ancient texts. A scholarly and critical analysis rises from the pages in a way which is inspiring... The depth of insight provided here will enhance the skills of any serious practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, and especially those who follow the great saint of medicine, Zhang Zhong-Jing.” —William Morris, PhD, Co-author of Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide

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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

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Partha Banerjee MD and Christina Captain DOM Paperback • 128pp • £12.99 • 9781848192058 “Common Laboratory Tests Used by TCM Practitioners should be in every practitioner’s office, every school library and part of acupuncture programs. The patient expects it. Society needs it. The book is arranged by disease and system. This approach is enhanced for learners with clear and pertinent background information which services the acupuncturist’s needs perfectly.” —William R. Morris, PhD, DOAM, President, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, Austin, Texas

CLINICAL HANDBOOK OF CHINESE HERBS Desk Reference, Revised Edition Will Maclean

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Paperback • 168pp • £24.99 • 9781848193420 This revised edition of Maclean’s classic Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbs is an extensive and detailed guide to the medicinal properties of traditional Chinese herbs, and how they should be prescribed in today’s medical practice. The handbook employs comparative charts to help clinicians to select the optimal medicinals for their patients. Each table outlines the characteristics of a group of herbs, including extensive indications with relative strengths of action and function, the domain, flavor, nature, and dosage guidelines. The book also caters for special circumstances in health that may alter a patient’s requirements, with appendices giving need-to-know instructions for a number of specific cases.

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TREATING EMOTIONAL TRAUMA WITH CHINESE MEDICINE Integrated Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

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CT Holman, M.S., L.Ac. Hardcover • 384pp • £40 • 9781848193185 Emotional trauma can upset the harmony of the body and reduce the body’s ability to heal and regulate itself. Once the traumas are identified and treated, the body will function at an optimum level and will respond to treatments for other conditions present. This book integrates the multi-diagnostic and treatment methods existing in Chinese medicine, and contains diagnostics such as facial, pulse, tongue, and channel palpation diagnosis.

CT Holman teaches Chinese Medicine (including facial diagnosis, qigong, shamanic drumming and channel palpation) internationally and operates a thriving general family Chinese medicine clinic in Salem, Oregon, USA. Visit CT Holman’s website

“This text represents a significant step in the treatment of trauma as it adds much needed precision to diagnosis with well-described methodology. It takes aspects of channel palpation and diagnosis into new frontiers while providing an excellent example of how Chinese medicine can evolve in the face of the new challenges.” —Jason Robertson, L.Ac., Seattle, USA Watch CT Holman briefly explain a treatment approach to address emotional trauma.

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Watch CT Holman and Tammy Anderson, L.Ac. discuss the importance of first Gathering the Qi in the treatment of emotional trauma. Listen to Qiological Podcast as host Michael Max interviews CT about the details of diagnosis and treatment of emotional truama with Chinese medicine. Listen to A Doctor’s Perspective Podcast as CT discusses the many diagnostic methods used in Chinese medicine.

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NEUROPUNCTURE A Clinical Handbook of Neuroscience Acupuncture, Second Edition

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Michael D. Corradino Paperback • 168pp • £30 • 9781848193314 “Michael Corradino breathes new life and effectiveness into healing patients with electroacupuncture. Neuropuncture is a deeply needed medical educational roadmap to skillfully bridge neuroscience research, classical acupuncture and hands on application of electroacupuncture. This book is a milestone in applying the profound science of electroacupunture, and Corradino has greatly served the medical community by creating this informative, extremely useful, and much sought guide.” —John Hubacher, Pantheon Research Inc., USA

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PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL PAIN AND THE EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, L.Ac.

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Paperback • 224pp • £24.99 • 9781848192928 “This contribution is the single most unequivocal academic reminder that the medicine is living art. I’ve never read a text that testifies so strongly to the metaphor and poetry of what we can do.” —Russell Brown, LAc., author of Maya Angelou’s Meditation 1814 This book is unique in that it discusses the nature of human suffering and how patients can be helped to overcome psycho-emotional pain through work with the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.

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THE SPARK IN THE MACHINE How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine

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Dr. Daniel Keown MBChB MCEM LicAc Paperback • 304pp • £12.99 • 9781848191969 Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can’t regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores?

Dr. Daniel Keown has worked as a registered doctor since graduating with a medical degree from Manchester University in 1998. In 2008, he completed a degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Kingston University, and he has studied alongside the renowned Dr. Wang Ju-Yi at the Institute of Channel Diagnosis in Beijing. He lives and practises in Tunbridge Wells, UK.

Dan Keown’s highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms “quantum entanglement”) truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust’s madeleines evoked the memories they did. “Groundbreaking bestseller that turns Western medicine on its head and shows how sheep are cloned with Qi and surgeons have been using meridians without knowing it.”

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ACUPUNCTURE STRATEGIES FOR COMPLEX PATIENTS From Consultation to Treatment

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Skya Abbate, DOM Paperback • 264pp • £25 • 9781848193802 Written by an experienced acupuncturist and educator, this advanced textbook provides strategies which support the foundational energy of a person, including their qi, blood, yin, yang and essence. The book takes an integrative approach, providing insightful recommendations relating to diagnosis and the construction of treatment plans. It shows how needling strategies are connected to rules of point selection, the point classification system, and nourishing the foundational energies of patients. Ideal for use as a practical manual for practitioners of acupuncture, it is also useful as a student textbook.

THE WAY OF THE FIVE ELEMENTS 52 Weeks of Powerful Acupoints for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health

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John Kirkwood Paperback • 312pp • £12.99 • 9781848194144 “Through poetry, lush visual imagery, fascinating case histories and crystal clear explanations and point locations, John Kirkwood brings the body, soul and spirit of Five Element Acupuncture to life. A labor of love and devotion, this is a book clinicians, students and patients of traditional Chinese medicine have long been waiting for. I will use it in all my teaching and will cherish my copy for years to come.” —Lorie Eve Dechar, author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing

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ACUPUNCTURE FOR BABIES, CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS Treating both the Illness and the Child

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Rebecca Avern Hardcover • 776pp • £70 • 9781848193222 “Any practitioner of Chinese medicine who wishes to expand their knowledge of pediatrics need not reach for other texts; Rebecca Avern thoroughly and thoughtfully presents the subject in exquisite detail. Every pediatric issue, from history, background, diagnosis, and treatment is analyzed. A smart and sensitive exploration of childhood ailments for the 21st century.” —Dr. Melanie Katin, DAMC, L.Ac. Faculty, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

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A FIVE ELEMENT LEGACY

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Nora Franglen Paperback • 184pp • £12.99 • 9781848194007 “Weaving together intellect, heart and soul, this is not only the story of mastery but offers a path to achieving it. There is much here to inspire, whatever the endeavor.” —Dr. Mark J. Langweiler, DC, DAAPM, University of South Wales Explore Nora Franglen’s insights derived from decades of practice as a five element acupuncturist in this new collection. Covering tips on patient care and the patient-practitioner relationship to advice on a deeper understanding of the elements, of the healing practice, and of humanity’s links to nature, the book also touches on the spiritual aspects of the work and the need for self-awareness in the practitioner.

BLOGGING A FIVE ELEMENT LIFE Nora Franglen Paperback • 248pp • £12.99 • 9781848193710

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“The follow-up to Nora Franglen’s first book of collected posts on the holistic life of an acupuncturist, this provides further insight into the everyday musings of a master of her craft. From her love of London’s cafes to challenges she has experienced in her clinic, it reveals how acupuncture can enrich and balance all aspects of our being.” —Embody Magazine, Autumn 2017 Based on her widely read blog, this collection includes Nora Franglen’s reflections on her own continually developing five element practice, and the lived world between 2014 and March 2017, a time of enormous change.

ON BEING A FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURIST Nora Franglen Paperback • 296pp • £12.99 • 9781848192362

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What does it mean to “be” an acupuncturist? How does a highly experienced acupuncturist view her practice, her patients, and the world in general? Based on her widely-read blog about the wholeness of life as a Five Element practitioner, Nora Franglen’s breadth of interest shows how the curiosity and life experiences of the individual lie at the heart of what makes a true acupuncturist, over and beyond the necessary knowledge and expertise in the technicalities of practice. From her penchant for coffee shops to reflections on challenges she has experienced in the clinic, Nora illustrates how the Five Elements influence, illuminate and, ultimately, enrich all aspects of her life, and vice versa.

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DIVING MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE Treatment and Prevention of Diving Medical Problems with a Focus on ENT Disorders

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Janneke Vermeulen, Foreword by William Maclean Hardcover • 248pp • £35 • 9781848193239 “Divers around the world should rejoice in seeing this book published. It gives numerous practical and effective treatments, acupuncture point combinations and lifestyle recommendations that will help practitioners treat divers better so that they can keep on diving.” —Lillian Pearl Bridges, author of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition Complete with anatomical diagrams and acupuncture point charts, this is a practical resource for acupuncture clinicians who deal with the issues associated with diving. Advice for patients is given at the end of each chapter, and is available as a handout in downloadable form.

THE LIVING NEEDLE Modern Acupuncture Technique Justin Phillips

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Hardcover • 96pp • £25 • 9781848193819 “An extraordinary guide to acupuncture needle background, protocol and technique. Although primarily aimed at new students, experienced clinicians will surely benefit from his thorough scope and in-depth examination of the very fundamentals of the art of acupuncture. Phillip’s book is bound to become a definitive text for acupuncture students in clinical training, and practitioners alike.” —Jampa Mackenzie Stewart, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl.Ac., Clinical Director, Valley Spirit Wellness Center, Professor Emeritus AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicines Further advice and information is provided through supplementary online video demonstrations.

THE ART AND PRACTICE OF DIAGNOSIS IN CHINESE MEDICINE Nigel Ching

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Hardcover • 792pp • £60 • 9781848193147 This textbook on diagnosis in Chinese medicine is unique in its clarity and accessibility.

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Divided into two sections, it is a comprehensive diagnostic manual. The first section explains how to collect and collate the information required to formulate a diagnosis and is divided into four approaches: visual, palpation, interrogation and listening/smelling. The second section describes the various diagnostic models in Chinese medicine, including The Eight Principles; zangfu organ pattern; the Six stages, four levels and san jiao; the twelve regular channels and eight extraordinary vessels; and the Five Phases.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ACUPUNCTURE Nigel Ching Foreword by Charles Buck

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Hardcover • 752pp • £60• 9781848193130 “The Fundamentals of Acupuncture guides the reader on a journey from a broad perspective to the innermost workings of the medicine applicable for the seasoned practitioner and the layperson. Nigel illuminates the connections between the organs, channels, and acupuncture points. His book will definitely be added to the handful of A-list reference books to reach for in my Classical Chinese medicine clinic.” — CT Holman, Practitioner, International Teacher, and author of Treating Emotional Trauma in Classical Chinese Medicine

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FEELING THE WAY Touch, Qi Gong healing, and the Daoist tradition Rob Long

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Paperback • 136pp • £15.99 • 9781848192980 “Develop your hand sensitivity and awaken your healing hands with the help of this practical guide written by practitioner Rob Long. Inspired by Daoist philosophy and concepts of qi, the book features illustrations and instructive techniques for working energetically with your hands, allowing you to develop refined bodywork methods.” —Massage & Bodywork Magazine This practical, down-to-earth guide offers the means for you to awaken your healing hands. Focusing on the use of hand sensitivity and energy in healing, the guide introduces methods to rapidly sharpen your latent skills and increase your confidence when feeling and working with Qi.

COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE, SECOND EDITION A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Cosmetic and Dermatological Problems

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Radha Thambirajah Hardcover • 244pp • £40 • 9781848192676 “This book is a valuable contribution to understanding dermatological problems from a Chinese medicine perspective.” —European Journal of Oriental Medicine Concepts are accompanied with useful illustrations throughout, demonstrating the methods described. This second edition also contains new material on needling and massage techniques. This is a comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the topic for practicing acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners.

INTUITIVE ACUPUNCTURE

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John Hamwee Paperback • 160pp • £14.99 • 9781848192737 “We need more books like this. The author uses his considerable expertise and intelligence to explore aspects of the therapeutic relationship that are seldom discussed. Chapters entitled ‘Intuition,’ ‘Attention,’ ‘Relationship’ and ‘Cultivation’ give a sense of the kinds of issues that are crucial to the work of all physicians but are so hard to teach or even to discuss. This is an important book for any acupuncturist who wants to think more deeply about the work that they do.” —Peter Mole, Dean of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and author of Acupuncture for Body, Mind and Spirit This thoughtful and engaging book will be one that acupuncturists will want to read and reread, and will speak to all therapists, counselors, and health practitioners.

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THE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS FUNCTIONS COLOURING BOOK Rainy Hutchinson Forewords by Richard Blackwell, Angela Hicks and John Hicks

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Paperback • 96pp • £14.99 • 9781848192669

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Students are invited to color and doodle their way through the sequence of images on each channel in turn embellishing anything they find difficult to remember or recall. Through the drawings the author offers her own imaginative visual representation of each point based on translations of the Chinese point names. The text page opposite each set of drawings provides a quick cross reference for the student, with a simple list of the point names and the main functions relating to each. The flexible style of this book accommodates the needs of students from a wide range of schools and traditions.

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THE ACTIVE POINTS TEST A Clinical Test for Identifying and Selecting Effective Points for Acupuncture and Related Therapies

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Stefano Marcelli Paperback • 208pp • £19.99 • 9781848192331 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. Drawing on principles from TCM and Western medicine, Dr. Stefano Marcelli sets out the theory of the approach and offers detailed guidance on how to carry out the test and how to interpret the results, as well as explaining how the test can be used in different therapies.

ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE Roots of Modern Practice Charles Buck

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Hardcover • 352pp • £40 • 9781848191594 “We have waited a long time for this. We have had books on the history of Chinese medicine by sinologists who rarely understand the needs and focus of practitioners. And we have had decades of references to ‘traditional’ Chinese medicine by practitioners who often know little about the history of our medicine, or who focus only on specific parts of it. Here at last is the best of both worlds—a work by an experienced practitioner with a passion for history. Brilliantly written, comprehensive, engrossing, practical and erudite, this book is a treasure.” —Peter Deadman, founder of The Journal of Chinese Medicine

4 INCREASING IVF SUCCESS WITH ACUPUNCTURE An Integrated Approach

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Nick Dalton-Brewer, MSc, Lic Ac, PG Dip CHM, PG Dip Gynae, MBAcC, MRSM Paperback • 192pp • £19.99 • 9781848192188 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.

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SHONISHIN The Art of Non-Invasive Paediatric Acupuncture Thomas Wernicke

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Paperback • 288pp • £24.99 • 9781848191600 Thomas Wernicke’s authoritative book is one of the first resources in English on Shonishin, a non-invasive form of acupuncture developed specifically to respond to the needs of children. With its safe, quick and effective treatments, Shonishin is increasingly catching the attention of therapists world-wide. Covering the history, theory and clinical practice, Wernicke explores how Shonishin is used with young children, from babies and toddlers to school-age children, to treat a range of behavioural issues and physical conditions such as KISS syndrome, allergies and asthma. He also examines how the techniques can be adapted for use with adults and older people to provide an alternative, non-invasive treatment.

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DEVELOPING INTERNAL ENERGY FOR EFFECTIVE ACUPUNCTURE PRACTICE Zhan Zhuang, Yi Qi Gong and the Art of Painless Needle Insertion

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Ioannis Solos Paperback • 240pp • £24.99 • 9781848191839 “Ioannis Solos has written a book which deserves to become required reading for anybody embarking upon a study of Chinese medicine. The link between acupuncture, Qi Gong and indeed martial arts is absolute; in this book Ioannis manages to eloquently show how their unifying principle of cultivating the Spirit is of key importance for those wishing to take their ‘needling’ skills to a deeper level.” —Damo Mitchell, author of Daoist Nei Gong: and Heavenly Streams

ACUPUNCTURE FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT Peter Mole Paperback • 160pp • £11.99 • 9781848192034

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“This book is a fascinating and detailed exploration of the philosophy, principles, and practice of acupuncture. Punctuated with cases and enriched with quotes from ancient texts, the book reveals why this ancient system of medicine remains effective and relevant for those seeking health of mind, body and spirit today.” —Lynn Walmsley, doctor of Western Medicine, Bristol, UK 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.

PRICKING THE VESSELS Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine Henry McCann

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Paperback • 168pp • £25 • 9781848191808 “The field of Chinese medicine in the Western hemisphere is maturing. Henry McCann’s volume on the ancient Chinese methodology of bloodletting is among a rare group of contemporary monographs that demonstrates this development.” —from the foreword by Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, Founding Professor of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon The first text on bloodletting therapy for Western practitioners of Chinese medicine, this authoritative text explores the theory and function of bloodletting, and provides detailed instruction on its clinical use.

FACIAL ENHANCEMENT ACUPUNCTURE Clinical Use and Application Paul Adkins

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Paperback • 192pp • £22.95 • 9781848191297 “Paul Adkins’ latest excellent offering has provided a practical, clear and welcome addition to the field of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture... Novices and experienced practitioners alike will find it useful and easy to use—a clinical gem.” —Celia Tudor-Evans, Ac.M., M.B.Ac.C., F.A.M.I., Acupuncture Consultant and Educator 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.

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MEET OUR AUTHOR David Twicken, DOM, L.Ac., is a licensed practitioner and professor of Chinese medicine. He has studied Chinese healing arts for 30 years. David Twicken is a doctor of Oriental Medicine and has taught at Chinese medical schools for over twenty years. He has taught Acupuncture, Philosophy of Oriental Medicine, Chinese Medical History, Tai Chi Chuan, Medical Qi Gong, Feng Shui, I Ching, Chinese Astrology and Eight Extraordinary Channels. He is a long-time Healing Tao instructor and former board member of the Healing Tao Instructors Association. He specializes in the Taoist Arts and has written a number of books on the subject. Dr. Twicken is internationally known for his work in the Taoist Arts. He is in private practice in Los Angeles, California where he uses Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong and Nutrition. He teaches year round at Acupuncture schools and in private classes. He is recognized internationally for his scholarly and clinical work and is a regular contributor to Acupuncture Today. WEBSITE: www.healingqi.com LOCATION: Los Angeles, California AFFILIATIONS: MTOM, Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine; MBA, Claremont Graduate School; BS, Northeastern University

I CHING ACUPUNCTURE - THE BALANCE METHOD Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and I Ching Dr. David Twicken DOM, LAc

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Paperback • 272pp • £25.99 • 9781848190740 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.

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EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY CHANNELS - QI JING BA MAI A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Nei Dan Inner Meditation

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Dr. David Twicken DOM, LAc Paperback • 240pp • £24.99 • 9781848191488 “An insightful and eminently practical presentation of the core meridians in the human body that hold most of life’s potential. ...Clear and systematic, the book is a potent resource for anyone involved in Chinese medicine.”

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THE DIVERGENT CHANNELS - JING BIE

A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation

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Dr. David Twicken DOM, LAc Paperback • 224pp • £27.99 • 9781848191891 “This book challenges us to consider that there is much more to acupuncture practice than just the regular channels.”

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THE LUO COLLATERALS A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and The Six Healing Sounds Dr. David Twicken DOM, LAc Paperback • 176pp • £27.99 • 9781848192300

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First referenced in the Ling Shu and the Su Wen, the Luo Collaterals or Luo Mai, are an integral part of the acupuncture channel system. In this book, Dr. David Twicken provides a comprehensive account of the Luo Mai, including detailed analyses of the classical and contemporary theories and clinical applications.

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DAOYIN YANGSHENG GONG SHI ER FA 12-Movement Health Qigong for all Ages Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Associaton

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Paperback • 152pp • £13.99 • 9781848194175 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. The movements are graceful and easy to learn, and are based on the tenets of Chinese Medicine, working with the Zang Fu organs, the meridians, yin-yang, the Five Elements, and qi and blood. The book provides step-by-step, fully-illustrated instruction for both standing and seated practice, learning tips and health benefits for each movement, and also a brief account on the origins and characteristics of the exercises. The accompanying downloadable resources feature a video demonstrating the form and additional information on its history and origins.

WU QIN XI Five-Animal Qigong Exercises

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Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association Paperback • 112pp • £13.99 • 9781848194182 “In this well-illustrated, succinct, and easy to read manual, these qigong exercises are described in clear language and simple step-by-step pictures of each form are provided in the proper sequences... You will not go wrong by adding this and the other books in these series to your martial arts or qigong library, and you will be pleasantly surprised in all that you will learn from doing so.” —Journal of Asian Martial Arts An accessible, fully-illustrated guide to a particular qigong exercise that imitates the movements of animals and birds.

BA DUAN JIN Eight-Section Qigong Exercises

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Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association Paperback • 64pp • £13.99 • 9781785929847 “With these books the Chinese Health Qigong Association have come close to providing everyone with their own personal qigong instructor.” —Tai Chi Finder Limited Qigong is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical postures to maintain health and well-being. Ba Duan Jin: Eight-Section Qigong Exercises is an accessible, fully-illustrated guide to this particular qigong exercise, which has been shown to improve the respiratory, cardiovascular and immune systems.

YI JIN JING Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association

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Paperback • 104pp • £13.99 • 9781785929786 Qigong is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical postures to maintain health and well-being. Yi Jin Jing/ Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Exercises is an accessible, fully-illustrated guide to a particular qigong exercise that focuses on turning and flexing the spine. Based on the twelve traditional routines of Yi Jin Jing, the exercises covered in the book feature soft, extended, even movements that invigorate the limbs and internal organs. In particular, practice of the Yi Jin Jing exercises improves flexibility, balance and muscular strength, and has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system.

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MAWANGDUI DAOYIN SHU Qigong from the Mawangdui Silk Paintings Compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association

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Paperback • 96pp • £13.99 • 9781787751408 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. Dating from the Han Dynasty, these easy-to-learn movements work with the flow of vital energy through the meridians and encourage connection between the external movements of the body and the internal activity of the mind.

THE KEY TO THE QIGONG MEDITATION STATE Rujing and Still Qigong Tianjun Liu , Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

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Paperback • 272pp • £18.99 • 9781848192324 Exploring classic Qigong meditation from the perspective of modern psychology, parapsychology and cognitive science, Dr. Tianjun Liu defines the mental state of “still” Qigong in new terms, identifying a specific mental state, Rujing. He examines the psychology of meditation, showing what happens, both mentally and physically, when a person is in a meditation state. Dr. Liu shows how the mastery of Rujing is a fundamental skill vital to the practice of Qigong, and presents a new type of Qigong exercise which takes the achievement of Rujing as its primary goal. His scientific approach to meditation is a breakthrough in this area and will be of interest to practitioners of Qigong and related practices at any level, in addition to anyone with an academic interest in meditation.

CULTIVATING QI The Root of Energy, Vitality, and Spirit David W. Clippinger, Foreword by Grandmaster Nick Gracenin

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Paperback • 208pp • £13.99 • 9781848192911 “This book succinctly pulls together the many threads about qi, and weaves a brocade valuable to the beginner and advanced practitioner alike.” —Deng Ming-Dao, author of Scholar Warrior and 365 Tao How can Qi offer you the means, tools and will to live a life of balance? Explaining what Qi is, where it comes from, how we use it, and how we can cultivate it in order to achieve wholeness and balance, this much-needed book combines knowledge and practice to explore all aspects of Qi, including its modern, everyday implications.

THE ENERGETIC PERFORMER An Integrated Approach to Acting for Stage and Screen Amanda Brennan

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Paperback • 328pp • £17.99 • 9781848190979 “Amanda’s approach is brilliant. Combining physical techniques with intellectual rigour to bring you to a place of grounded and relaxed creativity. She’s been a great help to me.” —Riz Ahmed, actor, Four Lions, Nightcrawler, Star Wars: Rogue One A new approach to actor training by a senior teacher, this illustrated manual shows how to use the body to produce rich, varied and truthful performances. The approach, rooted in the Michael Chekhov Technique, integrates ancient Qigong knowledge with somatic psychology and western actor training methods to identify the links between physical shape, emotion and feeling in performance.

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DAO YIN FOR GENERAL HEALTH Dao Yin Bao Jian Gong 1st Form Professor Zhang Guangde

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Paperback • 128pp • £15.99 • 9781848193093 “The straightforward layout is ideal for newcomers, yet detailed enough to complement the more experienced. The instruction methodically guides the practitioner gently through the form, one step at a time. Clear, simple and instantly usable, this work is a valuable addition to any collection.” —Andrew Austin, ZDL co-founder, world Tai Chi competition medalist Professor Zhang Guangde’s form of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong (DYYSG) exercises are carefully designed to promote and maintain good health and wellbeing. This book presents the movements and offers a means of developing good health, calmness and tranquillity.

EIGHT MOVEMENTS TO MAKE THE TENDONS AND MUSCLES SUPPLE, STRENGTHEN THE BONES - SHU JIN ZHUANG GU GONG - 1ST FORM Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong Sequences 3

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Professor Zhang Guangde Paperback • 128pp • £14.99 • 9781787752337 Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong exercises regulate the body, breathing and mind to improve quality of life. This new volume from Professor Zhang Guangde focuses on increasing mobility and flexibility, strengthening the spine and rebuilding strength after illness. He offers detailed guidance on the sequence of 8 movements, each designed to relax the body, improving the flow of blood and energy to strengthen a specific bone or muscle group. Accompanying online content shows how to carry them out effectively and safely.

STANDING QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND MARTIAL ARTS - ZHAN ZHUANG Noel Plaugher

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Paperback • 160pp • £13.99 • 9781848192577 “Qigong is probably the best kept secret in the martial arts. It can have a profound effect not only on your general health and wellbeing, but also on your martial arts performance. Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts - Zhan Zhuang by Noel Plaugher is a brilliant introduction, I would say an essential guide. I highly recommend it..” —Geoff Thompson 8th dan karate This complete and accessible guide introduces standing qigong for health and martial arts.

QIGONG THROUGH THE SEASONS How to Stay Healthy All Year with Qigong, Meditation, Diet, and Herbs

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Ronald H. Davis, Foreword by Ken Cohen Paperback • 240pp • £14.99 • 9781848192386 “Ron Davis’s nutritional guidance and emphasis on whole simple foods is sound and timeless. Qigong through the Seasons adds a new dimension to the concept of eating seasonally as a way to support the flow of our internal energy by mimicking the circulation of qi in the natural world. This is an excellent resource with clear instructions for health practitioners, nutrition professionals and any individuals wanting to enhance their health.” —Alison Harmon PhD RD, Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition, Montana State University

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QIGONG FOR WELLBEING IN DEMENTIA AND AGING

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Stephen Rath Paperback • 168pp • £15.99 • 9781848192539 “As the average human life span has steadily increased since the last century, dementia has become a major challenge to the wellbeing of the aging population. How to prevent, treat and improve dementia is a task our society faces. To solve this task, a combined effort is needed from different philosophies and medical fields—a place where the East meets the West...This book provides clear and concise information about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine in order to help readers understand Qigong’s benefit for this illness. ...I hope this book will bring new light in fighting dementia and improving the quality of life for our elders.” —Dr. Shi Cheng, MM (China), Dipl. Ac., Vice President and Co-Founder of Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CSTCM), Denver, CO

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SHEN GONG AND NEI DAN IN DA XUAN A Manual for Working with Mind, Emotion, and Internal Energy

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Serge Augier with translations by Isis Augier Foreword by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming Paperback • 240pp • £17.99 • 9781848192607 “The study of the human mind became a science 200 years ago in the Occident and most of the theories contradict each other. Psychology is looking for unifying models, but it is still in progress and rarely fits with clinical reality. 4,000 years ago, the Daxuan system developed a clear view of the mind and its functions, with a clinical and practical reality. This book is about this incredible system.” —Cyril Joannes, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and teacher at Paris University, Paris XIII

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CHINESE MEDICAL QIGONG

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Editor in Chief: Tianjun Liu, O.M.D; Associate Editor in Chief: Xiao Mei Qiang Paperback • 408pp • £24.99 • 9781848190962 “There are very few texts on the instruction of Qigong that address both the art and science of this form of movement meditation and therapy. Chinese Medical Qigong does both in a clearly documented and organized manner and does it well. The first English translation of the ‘only official textbook of medical Qigong utilized in TCM universities in China’ does not suffer from translation but, rather, guides the reader through such diverse topics as Qigong history, theory, forms, research, and clinical application. Designed as a pedagogical tool, each section ends with a series of thought-provoking ‘Questions for Review,’ allowing the reader to reflect on and absorb the content... It is likely to become the ‘go-to’ textbook in any medical program that includes Qi-based therapies or self-care..” —Bonnie Povolny, LAc-The American Acupunterist

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Damo Mitchell Damo Mitchell has been immersed within the Internal Arts of Asia since the age of four. He has made it his life work to fully integrate the ancient methods of the Daoists and Buddhists into his being. Initially training with his family (also long term martial artists), Damo branched out to study with masters of the eastern arts all across the world. Dedicating his life to his studies, Damo has traveled to China, Taiwan, South East Asia (Thailand was his home-base for a number of years) and various parts of Europe to meet and learn from the most accomplished of internal arts adepts. Damo’s training has expanded over the years from pure martial arts practice into deep immersion in various systems of meditation, Nei Gong practice and Chinese medical studies. In this way, Damo has approached the path of inner development according to the classical concept of following the “threefold path” of combative arts, medical practice and spiritual development. WEBSITE: damomitchell.com LOCATION: Portugal AFFILIATIONS: Technical Director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, Head Teacher at the Xian Tian College of Daoist Medicine

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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO DAOIST NEI GONG Damo Mitchell Foreword by Paul Mitchell Paperback • 568pp • £24.99 9781848194106

“I urge anyone interested in the internal arts to read this book. You won’t get standard regurgitated descriptions of Qi or Qi gong. Nor will you get exotic tales of secret rituals in dark caverns. What you will get is a truly comprehensive sharing of profound information in an accessible format. Damo has not only dedicated his life to cultivating ‘gong’ but also to understanding the processes involved (somatically and intellectually) so that others can benefit.” —Dr. Cindy Engel, Associate Lecturer, The Open University, U.K A comprehensive explanation of the philosophy and process of Nei Gong, the Daoist path to transformation.

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Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell Paperback • 288pp • £16.99 9781848192973 “I knew I had found a rare treasure for my instructors and students when I read...Daoist Nei Gong for Women. Thorough, deep and wise, this is a voluminous ‘must-have’ on any serious Qigong/Neigong practitioner’s shelf. It is sure to answer all questions women will have on these ancient health and empowerment practices, as up until now, so few knowledgeable books have been written about them. Women practitioners will now have a deep well to draw from, gleaning wisdom from two of the finest teachers of Neigong in the modern world.” —Daisy Lee, Founder, Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong

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THE YELLOW MONKEY EMPEROR’S CLASSIC OF CHINESE MEDICINE

Paperback • 312pp • £18.99 9781848193215

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This collection of fascinating short reads on Daoist thought, including Chinese medicine brings together some of the most popular articles from the Scholar Sage online magazine, alongside new material from Damo Mitchell. It includes: How the teaching of the ‘three worms’ (Sanchong) demonstrates the way Daoism pulls together models of the physical, energetic, spiritual and psychological; A translation of and commentary on the Classic of Breath and Qi Consolidation, an important Daoist classical poem that discusses the relationship of Jing and Qi in the body; The importance of the pineal gland in Daoist alchemical thought; And much more.

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DAOIST NEI GONG FOR WOMEN The Art of the Lotus and the Moon

Paperback • 272pp • £17.99 9781848192867 “As someone whose knowledge of Chinese medicine has primarily been limited to the negative cultural stereotypes that exist in the United States for such practices, Yellow Monkey Emperor was a perfect place to begin. By pairing words and images with stories, it became more plausible as an outsider to understand the methods, the reasoning, and the potential treatments... All-in-all, The Yellow Monkey Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine is a fun, beautifully colored comic introduction to Chinese medicine that I recommend to anyone.” —The Graphic Librarian

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WHITE MOON ON THE MOUNTAIN PEAK The Alchemical Firing Process of Nei Dan

THE FOUR DRAGONS Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Damo Mitchell Foreword by Jason Gregory

Damo Mitchell Foreword by Dr. Ole Saether

Paperback • 384pp • £25 9781848192560

Paperback • 256pp • £17.99 9781848192263

“The most precise instructions in the practice of Nei Dan you will ever read. This book will be a revelation to everyone who has previously lost their way in the obscurities of Daoist alchemical texts.” —Mike Jones, The Glastonbury Oracle Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, Damo Mitchell presents theory and practice coherently for western practitioners.

HEAVENLY STREAMS Meridian Theory in Nei Gong Damo Mitchell Paperback • 304pp • £17.99 9781848191167 “This book should be studied by students and practitioners of Chinese internal martial arts, Chinese medicine, and all others using Meridians in their practices... This is one of the few books that gives a Qigong practice which allows you to feel or sense your own Meridians and Acupoints. It also teaches you how to inject Qi into Acupoints.” —Marty Eisen, PhD, Yang Sheng Magazine Damo Mitchell provides step-by-step instructions on how to experience the various elements which make up the energy body, explaining how to identify and feel these, and how to diagnose imbalances and restore harmony.

“The Four Dragons brilliantly conveys, with ease, clarity, and a refreshing sense of humor, ancient Daoist principles and teachings of Qi Gong, Dao Yin and Nei Dan. Until now this information has been shrouded in mystery and secrecy, behind monastery walls, for millennia. With practice, both the beginner and the advanced student will benefit greatly by the reading of this book, experiencing rapid improvements in health and wellbeing. One who cultivates further will be guided to the deepest levels of inner consciousness.” —Barbara Abrams, L.Ac., Acupuncturist, and Faculty, Maryland University of Integrative Health

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DAOIST NEI GONG The Philosophical Art of Change Damo Mitchell Paperback • 240pp • £14.99 9781848190658

“The author suggests that the ‘Dao is accessible by everyone in one way or another. The form it takes only depends upon how much you are willing to put in.’ As with any worthwhile goal in life, it takes patience, diligent practice, good teaching and persistence to get the maximum benefits. So it is with Nei Gong. This book will give the reader enough insights to persue the study of Nei Gong further. The practices of Sung breathing and the Ji Ben Qigong set are bound to be of value to all who read this book.” —Yang-Sheng Online Journal This book provides a breakdown of the entire Nei Gong process, and explains in plain English the philosophy which underpins Nei Gong practice, and which is based on the original teachings of the ancient Daoist priests.

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LOOKING UP, LOOKING DOWN Guide to Classical Feng Shui Reni Aleksandra Hagen

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Paperback • 192pp • £17.95 • 9781848193987 “Classical feng shui is an ancient Chinese cosmological, geographical, and architectural art which, for thousands of years, has been crafted towards optimizing one’s life. In Looking Up, Looking Down, Reni Hagen offers wonderful tips and helpful examples to explain this ancient art. I am sure the authentic feng shui teachings in this book will inspire many to take steps towards a happier, healthier and more prosperous life!” —Master Zhongxian Wu, lifelong Daoist practitioner and author of 12 books (5 in Chinese) on Chinese wisdom traditions A fascinating, helpful exploration of the underlying principles of the ancient Chinese discipline of feng shui, with clear and useful recommendations for improving domestic and work environments, the book is grounded in classical Chinese knowledge.

A RECORD OF THE ASSEMBLED IMMORTALS AND GATHERED PERFECTED OF THE WESTERN HILLS Shi Jianwu’s Daoist Classic on Internal Alchemy and the Cultivation of the Breath

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Richard Bertschinger Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu Paperback • 192pp • £19.99 • 9781848193871 In this Tang Classic text from the 9th Century, Daoist practitioner Shi Jianwu describes how through adapting our own breathing to the breath of the universe and daily meditation, one can develop an astral body and “transcend earthly matters to walk in the divine.” Richard Bertschinger offers the first annotated English language translation of this text with practical guidance for Qigong, meditative practice and personal development. For another book by Richard Bertschinger, click here.

CALCULATING THE BAZI The GanZhi/Chinese Astrology Workbook Karin Taylor Wu Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

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Paperback • 272pp • £25 • 9781848193123 “Simply the best presentation of how to calculate a Chinese astrology birth chart.” —Dr. David Twicken, DOM, L.A.c, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Professor and Author In this fully illustrated workbook, Dr. Karin Taylor Wu instructs you in the art of creating an individualized Chinese Four Pillar astrology chart. For the first time to the western audience, learn the traditional method of BaZi calculation without needing a Chinese calendar. Detailed instructions show how your destiny is contained within your birth chart, and how to understand its changes over the whole lifespan. Dr Taylor Wu also explains the relationship between your individual BaZi chart and your personality, emotions, health, relationships, aptitudes, and life chances. With many examples, and worked exercises, including a detailed interpretation of actual charts and case studies, Dr Taylor Wu demonstrates how to bring the GanZhi principles to life. The workbook provides an essential tool for optimizing personal life choices and for developing healing, consulting, and leadership skills in order to help others.

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THE WAY OF THE FIVE SEASONS Living with the Five Elements for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Harmony

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John Kirkwood Paperback • 384pp • £22.95 • 9781848193017 “The author blends ancient Five Element theory and the modern psycho-spiritual wisdom of the Diamond Approach into valuable advice for staying healthy during the seasons. He presents activities, diet and contemplations that enhance specific aspects of body/mind/spirit — what the author calls Soul — for each element. This is a warm, insightful and excellent book for anyone who wants to enjoy good health by staying in harmony with seasonal changes.” —Dr. Ronald H. Davis, author of Qigong Through The Seasons Here is a comprehensive and practical guide to using the Five Element model in your daily life in ways that can improve your physical health, foster mental ease and clarity, create more emotional balance, and bring you closer to spirit.

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BA ZI - THE FOUR PILLARS OF DESTINY Understanding Character, Relationships and Potential Through Chinese Astrology

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Serge Augier Paperback • 152pp • £13.99 • 9781848192904 This westerner’s guide to Chinese astrology (Ba Zi) explains the basis on which charts are drawn up, how they work, and how they provide the tools to understand ourselves and our relationships with others. Ba Zi is the art of understanding the energies present in a person’s life from birth to death and how these energies impact on their behaviour and interactions. As well as providing an explanation of how to draw up and interpret a basic chart, the book provides detailed information on the different character types and their strengths and weaknesses, including useful tips on likely health weaknesses and what can be done to address them. For another book by Serge Augier, click here.

DAOIST MEDITATION The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen

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Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng Paperback • 336pp • £22.99 • 9781848192119 “It has been a true pleasure to read this book on the arts of ‘sitting and forgetting’ and ‘emptying the heart’. Though not an easy practice, perseverance and diligence can help a person to enrich every aspect of their life. Any assistance whilst walking this path is always welcome and I am sure that the guidance in Daoist Meditation will help many in their training.” —Damo Mitchell, author of Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change and Heavenly Streams: Meridian Theory in Nei Gong

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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.

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Master Zhongxian Wu Master Wu began teaching Qigong instructors in 1988. Since then, he has instructed thousands of practitioners throughout China, North America and Europe. In 2001, Master Wu was recruited by the Classical Chinese Medicine Department of the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon to help develop their Chinese medicine program. He served as Senior Instructor and Resident Expert of Qigong and Taiji at NUNM for four years. During his time at NUNM, Master Wu was also sub-investigator of a 2003 Qigong research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA. Master Wu presents trainings and workshops for professionals and the general public in Qigong, Taiji and topics related to the classical Chinese arts around China, North America and Europe. He is author of the first book on Chinese Shamanic Qigong to be published in English, Vital Breath of the Dao – Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong (Laohu Gong), as well as the author of 12 books (5 in Chinese) on Chinese wisdom traditions. WEBSITE: https://chinesewisdomtraditions.com/ LOCATION: Sweden AFFILIATIONS: Served as Director of the Shaanxi Province Association for Somatic Science and the Shaanxi Association for the Research of Daoist Nourishing Life Practices

SEEKING THE SPIRIT OF THE BOOK OF CHANGE 8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System

HEAVENLY STEMS AND EARTHLY BRANCHES TIANGAN DIZHI The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions

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Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr. Karin Taylor Wu Foreword by Fei BingXun

Paperback • 240pp • £17.99 9781848193628 “... this fascinating book introduces a completely different style of working with the Yijing than I have ever encountered before... One of the things I particularly like about this book is the easy-going style of the writing, as if we were sitting down together over a nice cup of Chinese tea.” —The Empty Vessel Understand and learn the principles of the ancient Yijing system of prediction.

XINYI WUDAO Heart-Mind - The Dao of Martial Arts Master Zhongxian Wu Paperback • 144pp • £18.99 9781848192065 “Thanks to the kindness of his mentor, Grandmaster Zhao ShouRong, Master Wu shares with us, for the first time in English print, ancient secrets of the way of the martial heart handed down in China in an unbroken lineage from master to disciple. Whether your interest lies primarily in the practice or the philosophy, you will discover within these pages precious gems of wisdom and power that will enrich your life.” —Daniel Reid, best-selling author of The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity and The Tao of Detox and a leading expert of Eastern philosophy and medicine

Paperback • 268pp • £17.99 9781848192089 “Zhongxian Wu and Karin Taylor Wu have accomplished the feat of producing a readable account of Gan-Zhi, one of the most complex subjects among the gnostic sciences of ancient China... A must read for every serious student of classical Chinese medicine and ancient cosmology.” —Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine, National College of Natural Medicine

HEAVENLY STEMS AND EARTHLY BRANCHES TIANGAN DIZHI The Keys to the Sublime Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr. Karin Taylor Wu Card set • £17.98 9781848191501 This set of study cards beautifully presents the key characteristics of each of the 22 GanZhi symbols, making it a unique learning tool and reference guide. The Chinese character of each Stem or Branch is shown, and for calligraphers and those who want to draw the characters correctly the stroke order is clearly illustrated on separate cards. This accessible learning tool offers essential information on the fundamental building blocks upon which Chinese classical texts, classical Chinese medicine, Fengshui, Chinese astrology, traditional Chinese cosmology, Qigong, Neigong, Taiji, and other inner cultivation practices are built. A companion book, featured directly above, is also available.

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VITAL BREATH OF THE DAO Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong

FIRE DRAGON MERIDIAN QIGONG Essential NeiGong for Health and Spiritual Transformation

Master Zhongxian Wu

Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr. Karin Taylor Wu

Paperback • 256pp • £16.99 9781848190009

Paperback • 200pp • £15.99 9781848191037

“In this beautiful book, Master Zhongxian Wu communicates to us his great understanding of and experience with Qigong—not as a mere technique but as a perspective on life itself. He presents this material in a timeless way that engenders open awareness and ease of being in the reader. I recommend this book to all practitioners who have a serious interest in the deeper traditions of Chinese Medicine.” —Lonny S. Jarrett, author of Nourishing Destiny and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine Vital Breath of the Dao is a fully illustrated guide to the historical background, practical application, underlying principles and techniques of Qigong, a way of physical and spiritual cultivation, and a way of life.

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“Highly recommended for those seeking healing from major chronic illnesses or from traumatic life events..” —Qigong Healing Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese internal alchemy method that embodies the spirit of the rising dragon, an auspicious symbol of transformation in Chinese culture. This book provides background information and a detailed description of the form itself, illustrated with calligraphy, meridian drawings, and photographs throughout. A companion DVD is also available, click here.

CHINESE SHAMANIC COSMIC ORBIT QIGONG Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation

THE 12 CHINESE ANIMALS Create Harmony in your Daily Life through Ancient Chinese Wisdom

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Master Zhongxian Wu

Paperback • 112pp • £13.99 9781848190566

Hardcover • 192pp • £12.99 9781848190313

“Zhongxian Wu’s latest book...successfully continues his previous explorations of the highly secret shamanic tradition of self-cultivation as practiced on Mt. Emei in Sichuan. He provides a comprehensive and very accessible introduction to the main concepts and principles, then outlines twelve distinct exercises that tend to focus on the internal guiding and activation of qi. ...A great book for beginners and advanced practitioners alike..” —Livia Kohn, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies, Boston University This unique book is essential reading for advanced students and practitioners of Qigong and anyone interested in Daoism.

“A fascinating and enjoyable read. I can thoroughly recommend this book an excellent introduction to the ancient Chinese art of astrology and divination.” —Eternal Spirit The Chinese horoscope holds the key to a better understanding of self and others, and to living a life of harmony. Not just the year of birth, but also the month, day and hour have significance in true Chinese astrology. Master Zhongxian Wu explains how to find your power animal symbols, and how to learn from their wisdom.

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CUPPING THERAPY FOR BODYWORKERS A Practical Manual Ilkay Zihni Chirali

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Paperback • 112pp • £24.99 • 9781848193574 “The wisdom shared in this book by Ilkay Chirali, a leading cupping practitioner and a teacher, provides the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge for safe and effective cupping application. As a regular cupping therapy receiver myself, I know only too well the benefits it gives me before and after I run!” —Asim Dilaver, Sports Teacher and Trainer Drawing on 40 years of expertise, Chirali provides a wealth of information on cupping for those without TCM knowledge, covering safety tips, equipment and the different variations of cupping. Beautifully illustrated with over 120 full-color photos.

TUINA/ MASSAGE MANIPULATIONS Basic Principles and Techniques Chief Editor: Li Jiangshan

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Paperback • 112pp • £14.99 • 9781785929977 Tuina, also known as Chinese massage, is one of the cornerstones of Chinese medicine. This comprehensive introduction is written with the needs of the student and beginning practitioner in mind, and covers all the basic principles of the manipulation techniques required to practice Tuina. This book is an essential learning tool for students, and a handy reference for beginning practitioners. The downloadable resources that form part of this book are built with Adobe Flash and require Adobe Flash Player to view.

THE EXTENDED MERIDIANS OF ZEN SHIATSU A Guidebook and Colouring Book Elaine Liechti and Vicky Smyth

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Paperback • 120pp • £15.99 • 9781848193192 “This book is a great help when learning the extended meridians. A perfect guide book for the adventure of discovering what and where they actually are. Color them, feel them, locate them.” —Wilfried Rappenecker, co-author of The Atlas of Shiatsu

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Struggling to locate and remember the extended meridians? This guidebook and colouring book allows you to color and draw along the path of each meridian, supporting visual learning. An effective revision tool for students of Zen shiatsu, it includes 39 double-page spreads with anatomical meridian drawings and tips on locating the meridian and the points.

SHIATSU THEORY AND PRACTICE Carola Beresford-Cooke Hardcover • 428pp • £40 • 9781848193086

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“There are books on Shiatsu and then there’s Carola Beresford-Cooke’s. Her book is the most in-depth, complete and balanced compendium of theory and practice of our art. It’s elegantly written and designed to provide the clarity only very experienced teachers can offer. She is one of those teachers and her book is based on what I value the most: experience. A ‘must have’ book for Shiatsu students of all styles.” —Diego Sanchez, Practitioner and International Teacher of Shiatsu

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Written by a well-known and highly respected author and practitioner within the field, Shiatsu Theory and Practice is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu, drawing in detail on the theoretical foundation of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Phase theory as well as that of Zen.

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TUI NA A Manual of Chinese Massage Therapy

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Sarah Pritchard Paperback • 200pp • £30 • 9781848192690 Tui na: The Chinese Massage Manual is a comprehensive and well established handbook for students and practitioners of Tui na in the West. The author describes the roots and development of Tui na, how it works therapeutically with the context of Chinese medicine, and how to become an effective Tui na practitioner. The book contains detailed and clearly illustrated descriptions of Tui na techniques, how to practice them, their clinical applications and therapeutic effects. Foundation area routines are provided to support the development and fluidity of manual skills and to give an initial structure for building treatments.

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CHINESE MASSAGE MANUAL A Comprehensive, Step-by-step Introduction to the Healing Art of Tui na

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Sarah Pritchard Paperback • 144pp • £29.99 • 9780956293008 This comprehensive, introductory book covers the essentials of Chinese massage (Tui na), including the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine, and the 20 basic massage techniques. It also includes treatment advice for 12 common ailments, so that the reader can practice what he or she has learnt to good effect. The author provides key information in clear, easy to refer to tables and diagrams, making this also an excellent reference for students, and practitioners of related disciplines.

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SEI-KI Life in Resonance - The Secret Art of Shiatsu

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Akinobu Kishi and Alice Whieldon Paperback • 176pp • £15.99 • 9781848190429 “In this extraordinary book, Akinobu Kishi shares with us the history of Shiatsu in Japan, his experience of working with Masunaga and his own spiritual development. This book will be fascinating reading for all Shiatsu and Seiki practitioners.” —Clifford Andrews BSc PGCE PCE MRDD T, international Shiatsu teacher and founder of newenergywork.com This groundbreaking and generous book is illustrated with Kishi’s calligraphy and other artwork, and is essential reading for all shiatsu practitioners and students who want to deepen their practice, and a rich and rewarding read for anyone interested in Eastern approaches to life and healing.

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Books that should be on every practitioner and student’s bookshelf DAOIST NEI GONG The Philosophical Art of Change

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Damo Mitchell

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Editor in Chief: Tianjun Liu, O.M.D. Associate Editor in Chief: Kevin W Chen, Ph.D.

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Paperback • 144pp £17.99 • 9781785929823 Book and downloadable video demonstrating a 15 minute massage that has been shown to greatly improve mood and behavior, sleeping patterns, and language and social skills.

CHAIR YOGA Seated Exercises for Health and Wellbeing

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Edeltraud Rohnfeld Paperback • 192pp £12.99 • 9781848190788

Hardcover • 672pp £65 • 9781848190238

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Louisa Silva

Paperback • 240pp £14.99 • 9781848190658

CHINESE MEDICAL QIGONG

QIGONG MASSAGE FOR YOUR CHILD WITH AUTISM A Home Program from Chinese Medicine

The first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong used in colleges and universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China.

Chair yoga is 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.

AROMATICA VOLUME 1 A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics, Principles and Profiles

MUDRAS OF INDIA A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance

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Peter Holmes LAc, MH

Cain Carroll and Revital Carroll

Hardcover • 400pp £45 • 9781848193031

Paperback • 344pp £16.99 • 9781848191099

Written for health professionals by a health professional, Aromatica is a comprehensive clinical text on the principles and applications of essential oils used in clinical settings.

Over 200 photographed hand mudras each with detailed instructions on technique, application, health and spiritual benefits and historical background.

CHINESE BUY SHAMANIC INSPECTION COSMIC ORBIT QIGONG Esoteric Talismans, Mantras, and Mudras in Healing and Inner Cultivation Master Zhongxian Wu Paperback • 112pp £13.99 • 9781848190566 Describes the Cosmic Orbit Qigong practice in detail.

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YOGA AND SCIENCE IN PAIN CARE Treating the Person in Pain

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Edited by Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko and Marlysa Sullivan, Foreword by Tim McCall August 2019 • Hardcover • 320pp £40 • 9781848193970

Lisa Sanfilippo

Patient-centered, biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to pain care and rehabilitation with a focus on the integration of yoga and pain science.

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YOGA THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS A Whole-Person Approach to Movement and Lifestyle

YOGA THERAPY BUY FOR INSOMNIA INSPECTION AND SLEEP RECOVERY An Integrated Approach to Supporting Healthy Sleep and Sustaining Energy All Day Paperback • 256pp • £22.99 • 9781848193918 Yoga therapy offers a truly holistic approach to solving the growing problem of insomnia.

YOGA THERAPY FOR FEAR Treating Anxiety, Depression and Rage with the Vagus Nerve and Other Techniques

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Dr. Steffany Moonaz and Erin Byron Foreword by Dr. Clifton O Bingham III, MD

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A whole-person approach to arthritis management through yoga therapy.

Uncover fearlessness through yoga’s methods and disciplines with this guide.

YOGA THERAPY AS A CREATIVE RESPONSE TO PAIN

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Matthew J. Taylor Foreword by John Kepner Paperback • 296pp £24.99 • 9781848193567

YOGA THERAPY FOR STROKE A Handbook for Yoga Therapists and Healthcare Professionals

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Arlene A. Schmid & Marieke Van Puymbroeck Forewords by Matthew J. Taylor and Linda Williams

A guide for yoga therapists which brings pain science, creativity and yoga together to support clients with chronic pain.

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Charlotte Watts Paperback • 320pp £24.99 • 9781848193543 Digestive issues are widespread and prove difficult to address through mainstream medicine. Senior yoga teacher Charlotte Watts sheds light on the connection between the gut and the brain, explains the links between stress, trauma and digestive issues and demonstrates how yoga with its focus on stilling the mind can have profound effects on conditions.

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