Everyday Chinese Medicine

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Meet The Author

Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is an integrative medical practitioner and Five-Element acupuncturist. Co-founder of the Inner Ocean Center for Healing, Mindi is a keynote speaker, retreat leader and teacher. She is a contributing author to the Trauma Toolkit and Singing Our Heart’s Song.

This friendly guide to a 2,000-year-old lineage of healing wisdom integrates both the Five Element theory and the practices of traditional Chinese medicine to uncover what your body needs for balance and optimal health. Everyday Chinese Medicine demystifies, simplifies, and reveals patterns to help you take control of your own well-being from the comfort of your own home and kitchen. Mindi Counts – a holistic medical practitioner, acupuncturist, and herbalist – walks you through the seasons, elements, and organ systems to help you understand your unique constitution and how to achieve energetic and physical balance. With simple recipes, self-care practices, and time-tested herbal remedies, Everyday Chinese Medicine is the perfect companion on your path to complete wellness.

3 reviews for Everyday Chinese Medicine

  1. Paul Pitchford

    In this well-composed volume, Mindi Counts captures the deeper essences of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and fortifies that earthy yet intuitive theory with cutting edge science. Spawned from her happy spirit and clinical background in Contemplative Psychology, she has assembled a fully integrative healing manual, in part by gently sprinkling the text with insights that warm the heart and brighten the psyche. In a modern medical world marked with rather invasive treatments, Everyday Chinese Medicine awakens the reader’s health awareness with teachings on nutrition, herbs, lifestyle suggestions and other alternatives that can result in safer, more enduring healing experiences.

  2. Elana Rosenbaum

    In the midst of reading “Everyday Chinese Medicine” I found myself re-evaluating the items in my refrigerator and immediately went to my local health food store to better nourish myself. I was impressed by Mindi’s knowledge and integrative approach to Chinese medicine while respecting a scientific approach to healthcare. The book covers all the basic tenets of Chinese medicine and gives the reader practical tools to evaluate their constitution and discover how to balance mind, body and spirit. I appreciate that theory was accompanied by practical information including not only herbs and supplements that come from the earth but also recipes and ways to work with imbalances. Being new to this approach I will keep the book as a handy reference and will refer to it though out the year as my body and the seasons change.

  3. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO

    Though vitalism has been an integral part of all ancient healing practices, we have shunned it over the last century, opting more for mechanistic and reductionistic medical interventions. As we in the US are watching our survival rates go down and our ranking among healthcare world wide fall further behind, patients are seeking something more. Chinese Medicine takes us back to our roots and reconnects our inner rhythm with the physical and energetic world around us. In a land where technology rules and overproduction and foregoing self-care encouraged, we are faced with what is known as nature deficit disorder, disruption of our biological clocks and the growing sense of despair. Mindi does a beautiful job articulating ancient concepts and bringing a fresh and modern twist to the practice of Oriental Medicine, as we must learn to integrate this practice to help us adapt to the world around us today. Beautiful images and tables, questionnaires, and tangible explanations make this topic come alive making it accessible for all of us. I believe Mindi has accomplished what she set out to do, as she quotes at the end of the book, “bringing us home to ourselves.

    I believe this will likely become a reference for all students of Chinese Medicine but also for health care providers and their patients as another way to consider and influence healing.

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