Beltane, The Official Beginning of Summer

The month of May is full of life and vitality that rings true with sayings such as ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ and is also a magical time to celebrate the Earth-honoring, Pagan holiday of Beltane. Beltane, also referred to as ‘May Day’, is celebrated on the first of May with festivities even beginning on […]

Questions To Ask Yourself If You Keep Getting Sick

“I always get sick this time of year.” “I can’t tell if it’s allergies or a cold but I’m feeling crummy.” Sound like you? Funny how we have normalized getting sick this time of year and/or being sick frequently (“Oh it’s just a little cold!”). But even though it may be common – it’s not […]

The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

The COVID-19 vaccine has generated quite the conversation in the media, politics, scientific community, and within our homes. From questioning if the vaccine is safe, the motivations behind the passing of protocols, and if one would experience potential side effects – it would make sense if you were feeling overwhelmed and in analysis paralysis of […]

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 […]

Transforming Trauma

The experience of trauma is so common now that all you have to do is mention it in a circle of strangers, and you will then find yourself with several new comrades who share a similar understanding about the world. I believe the same is true for all of us who are working to heal […]