Review: Health in Theory and Practice – Circling the Square by Steve Kippax

Managing one’s health naturally in the best possible way requires a holistic approach, and if you have an affinity with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong and Herbology, Steve Kippax’s Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square is a great guide to have on hand.

Covering nutrition, positive thinking, exercise such as Qi Gong, and TCM techniques including acupressure and acupuncture, Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square shows how you can integrate such disciplines into your daily wellbeing so you can self-manage and support your health the natural way.

The book also provides a good introduction to herbal medicine, looking at a wide range of common detailing basic herbal information including parts used, constituents, medical use and dosage for tincture and infusion/concoction.

While Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square is essentially a reference book that can be picked up whenever you need to, there are also parts of this book that can be read as you would a non-fiction book that informs and offers guidance. It also provides a basic structure of “a day in the life”, which when managing your health helps you to be persistent and consistent with keeping on top of your wellbeing. The book also provides information on keeping a positive mindset, which is key to all aspects of life including health.

Steve Kippax says he inherited his interest in health and spiritual matters from his mother, who was a Homeopathic practioner, and his father, who was a Baptist minister. His spiritual approach to health is exceptional, and while he writes with authority on the subjects he knows, he also has a grounded and down-to-earth approach which makes it accessible for anyone who is spiritually and energetically aware to take the practical, physical steps to take charge of their health.

He shares just the right amount of knowledge, understanding and awareness in Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square to plant that seed of awareness. Having experience of western herbal medicine and homeopathy as well as TCM, Steve Kippax has provided information on some common ailments and included the treatments from each of the following perspectives: Herbal Medicine, Homeopathic, Acupressure Points and Diet.

Health in Theory and Practice: Circling the Square by Steve Kippax is published by Aeon Books, RRP £14.99. It is available from Amazon and all good booksellers 

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about sustainable lifestyle and green living for publications, and offers content services to planet-friendly businesses. Find out more at


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