Recipe for Spring: Ginger Lemon Tea with Mint

Spring brings with it vibrant awakening energy and flourishing blooms beginning all around us. With the increased energy surging through nature and the air, we tend to forget about the lingering reminder of Winter when the chillier mornings and evenings are amongst us. What better way to support your system (and specifically your liver!) during […]

Recipe for Autumn: Immune Boosting Chaga Chai

The synchronicity of the seasons with nature and our daily lives is pure magic (and a little bit of mystery, too). Through the changing of the temperatures, the slowing down of our lives, and courage to let go of what is no longer serving us – it’s important to tend to our lungs, large intestine, […]

The Art of Letting Go: Autumn and the Metal Element

For me, this has been a year of letting go. Letting go of the way I want/hope/wish things would be, of the way I sometimes feel they should be. Letting go of the visions I hold for my life and my attachment to them. Even letting go of once-important friendships that were — in truth […]

Finding Ground In Late Summer

Can you feel it? The heat and energy of summer is slowly coming to a close, transitioning us into what we traditional Chinese medicine practitioners refer to as Late Summer. Late Summer is considered the fifth season and it has completely different energy than Summer or Fall. What do you notice? That yellow-orange sunset, all […]

Recipe for Late Summer: Stuffed Dessert Dates

Did you know that it’s possible to feed your sweet tooth without having all the refined sugar and additives, too? Dates are one way to nourish your Earth Element without completely hijacking your blood sugar!  I’ve created a simple outline for kitchen staples and recipes within my book to support each element throughout each season. […]

Immune Balance and Resiliency During COVID

By James Yardley, LAc. & Mindi K. Counts, LAc. I don’t know about you, but I want to do everything I possibly can to avoid contracting COVID. And if I do contract COVID, I want to do everything I can to make it as mild of a sickness as possible and to coax it to […]

Shadows of Caregiving: Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

Co-Written by Mark Reeves and Mindi Counts March 3rd is National Caregiver’s Day! And with caregiving comes its shadow: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Did you know: Mark, Inner Ocean’s manager, alongside his husband Nate, run a host home for adults with developmental disabilities? John, one of Inner Ocean’s acupuncturists worked for years inside a group […]

Treating Our Children with Chinese Medicine

by John Winternitz, MA, LAc., Pediatric Acupuncturist Did you know that children can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese medicine? In fact, children often respond to acupuncture and herbal medicine more rapidly than adults and we can resolve most issues with only a few treatments! I mean, how great would it be for your kid to […]

Risk and Resiliency Factors for Healing From Trauma & PTSD (Part Two)

Part Two: Risk and Resiliency Factors for PTSD Risk Factors While minorities are the most at-risk populations in the world, there are other risk factors that make someone more vulnerable to experiencing trauma. As you will see, the overarching theme of these risk factors is the lack of available internal and external resources. By “resources” […]

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