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Richard Bertschinger

Richard Bertschinger studied for ten years with the Taoist sage and Master, Gia-fu Feng. A practising acupuncturist, teacher of the healing arts, and translator of ancient Chinese texts, he works and practises in Somerset, England.

JKP publications by Richard Bertschinger

  1. A Record of the Assembled Immortals and Gathered Perfected of the Western Hills

    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

    Richard Bertschinger, Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

    This is the first English language translation of an 9th century text by Daoist practitioner Shi Jianwu, which prescribes the practice of deep, intentional breathing along with meditation for Qigong and improved spiritual awakening. The author provides insights to this ancient tradition that depicts the journey from knowledge to refinement. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.46in / 229mm x 164mm, 192pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-387-1
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-344-6
  2. Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine

    Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine

    The Single Idea in the Mind of the Yellow Emperor

    Richard Bertschinger

    This translation of the key texts from the Huangdi Neijing, the ancient definitive textbook on Chinese medicine, selects the essential passages of vital importance to students and practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine today. Bertschinger's commentary reveals the meaning of these difficult to interpret texts. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.10in / 229mm x 155mm, 320pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-162-4
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 320pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-135-0
  3. The Great Intent

    The Great Intent

    Acupuncture Odes, Songs and Rhymes

    Richard Bertschinger

    This collection of songs and rhymes composed by Chinese acupuncturists was compiled by the physician Yang Jizhou in 1601. Used both as teaching vehicles and as expressions of the poetry behind the practice of acupuncture, these odes offer a rich insight into the history of acupuncture, as well as practical indications for treatment. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 7.13in / 246mm x 181mm, 320pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-132-7
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 320pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-111-4
  4. Everyday Qigong Practice

    Everyday Qigong Practice

    Richard Bertschinger, illustrated by Harriet E J Lewars

    This useful handbook teaches simple Qigong exercises that can be easily practised in the home every day. It offers guidance for introductory exercises that are easy to learn and very effective, including Early Morning Meditations and the Silk Brocades. Suitable for young and old, this is the perfect introduction to classic Qigong exercises. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 6.26in / 216mm x 159mm, 80pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-117-4
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 80pp, £9.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-097-1
  5. Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China

    Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of China

    A New Book of Change

    Translated with commentary by Richard Bertschinger

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. Learn More
    2011, Hardback, 10.08in x 7.05in / 256mm x 179mm, 336pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-083-2
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 336pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-066-7
  6. The Secret of Everlasting Life

    The Secret of Everlasting Life

    The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality

    Richard Bertschinger

    The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Dong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. This translation reveals the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 304pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84819-048-1
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 304pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85701-054-4