Painful Bladder Syndrome is a common and highly debilitating condition that Western medicine finds difficult to treat. Blending holistic medical traditions from both East and West, this book guides the reader through the process of managing their symptoms using a simple yet powerful combination of natural techniques, nutrition and herbal medicine.
When he stumbles by chance into a backstreet teashop to shelter from the unrelenting Taipei rain, the author begins a journey that will lead him to the wisdom of the Adept Shun Yuan of the Heavenly Dragon sect, an order of esoteric Buddhism laced with Taoist practices. He discovers the internal arts of chi kung and bagua and diligently practises them, and begins to see the places and people around him in a new light. However, his journey with the Adept is not without its challenges, and the author has to look to his very core to overcome the obstacles that stand in his way. Will he be able to harness the transformative energy of the dragon? Or will the wisdom of this elusive creature be beyond his grasp? An intriguing, personal account, this book explores the author's experiences along the path to spiritual enlightenment. It will be of interest to students of the internal martial traditions as well as anyone interested in Taoism and Eastern philosophy.
Early-stage Qigong practitioners often find it difficult to establish a daily Qigong practice. This useful handbook teaches simple Qigong exercises that can be easily practised in the home every day. The book provides guidance for a series of warm-ups and exercises which are easy to learn, very effective and all based on ancient and traditional practice. These include refreshing Early Morning Meditations; the classic Eight-Sectioned Brocade; the dynamic Three Circles Posture; the Ten Aggrievement Exercises, which are great for combating bad moods; and the Three Lowerings, an exercise for sound sleep; as well as Rubbing Exercises, self-massage for combating stiffness, aches and pains. The aut...
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese Qigong form that works directly on the meridians, awakening areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being. The form is recommended by the authors for patients suffering from cancer and chronic health conditions.
Explaining the process and energetics of Daoist internal alchemy, the author describes in detail the practice of Nei Dan, the alchemical firing practice of Daoism that has until very recently been a closely guarded secret. Drawing together a huge amount of esoteric material on the hidden aspects of Daoist practice, he presents theory and practice coherently for Western practitioners. He offers his own experiences of each stage of attainment, describing the tangible results that should appear, and provides guidance on the practicalities and potential pitfalls of alchemical training.
Focussing specifically on reflexology of the hands, this book covers all the information needed for effective practice, increased understanding of theory, and skill development. Fully illustrated with photographs and diagrams, expert author Nicola Hall describes the positions and functions of the reflex areas in each hand, and covers the basics of body and hand anatomy. She introduces a wide range of techniques and explains how they relate to each reflex area, as well as exploring which reflex areas to target in order to treat common conditions and disorders. In addition to basic hand reflexology, other traditions are described, including Meridian therapy, Korean Hand Reflexology, Vertical Hand Reflexology, Synergetic Reflexology and Nail Reflexology, giving practitioners and students a complete overview of the modality.
The use of Clean Language in therapeutic practice emphasises a simple but highly effective questioning style between patient and practitioner. The author of this practical guide explains the philosophy and practice of how to use language to get to the heart of a client's physical problem, to engage the mind in the process of the body, and to create somatic change. The Clean Language technique is simple and accessible, and can be applied to a range of therapies that deal with the mind and body. Nick Pole provides compelling theoretical explanations and practical case studies to describe the importance of language and relationships in the practice of mind/body therapies. Practitioners of yoga, shiatsu, acupuncture, physiotherapy, The Feldenkrais Technique and more will find this guide transformative in increasing the connection with clients and developing their practice through language.
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. For acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners, or anyone interested in the healing arts, this book is full of useful guidance.
Based on the latest edition of the approved textbook on Medical Qigong used in Chinese universities, this authoritative paperback edition has been completely revised and edited to meet the needs of western practitioners. The editors emphasize the practice of Qigong, and this section of the book has been revised and expanded; a wide range of Qigong forms are presented, taking full account of the history, correct practice, and development of Qigong. The section on the clinical applications of Qigong in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, with the recommended Qigong forms for treatment, and relevant references to the ancient texts has been substantially revised, and focuses on conditio...
Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese Medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.