Soothing Fire Element Herbs for Anxiety & Burnout

The surge of Summer energy and the Fire element seems to be rushing in quickly this year and with the world opening up again, know that it’s quite normal to be experiencing some feelings of anxiety, burnout, and the need to bring more balance into your life. ⁠The good news is if you are feeling […]

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” […]

Moxa and The Ancient Healing Art and Practice of Moxibustion

I often get asked the question, “what is that stuff you are burning? and how does it help me?” So, what is moxa? That amazing healing plant we are burning is called moxa and it has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, warmth, and as a longevity practice in ancient China. It […]

Anxiety Reducing Paleo Naan Breads

Clients often ask me, “What can I eat and drink to calm my nervous system and get rid of this awful anxiety?” And the answer is: proteins and fats. They are the key ingredients to an anxiety-free diet. They are stabilizing and nourishing. And they can be added to ANY meal to help calm the […]