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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.

6 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.

  4. Amy Collette

    Before I read Everyday Chinese Medicine, I was not well versed in the Five Elements or what that might mean for me. The author explains the concepts in relatable language that made me want to learn more.
    What helps me especially are the explanations of the Five Elements as they relate to the changing seasons in terms of food, sleep, and activity levels. The recipes in part two have helped me bring the practice into my own kitchen and create healthy meals aligned with my constitution. Everyday Chinese Medicine is my go-to reference now for medical and health questions.

  5. Juree Sondker, Senior Editor, Shambhala Publications

    As an editor and long-term believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I could not think of anyone better than Mindi to write a modern guide to using the wisdom of Chinese medicine in your everyday life. Mindi is not only one of the most talented healers I have ever met, she is a fountain of knowledge – both in Chinese medicine, but also in western herbalism and other healing traditions. She brings all of this knowledge into the most amazing guide for you to use this knowledge and these traditional tools at home – from Gua sha and acupressure massage to building your seasonal medicine cabinet, this book will be your best guide to building your immunity every day.

  6. Kelly Rogers

    Life-changing benefits for years to come
    This beautiful booked arrived amid the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, on a day when I was struggling with deep sadness for our world. It was perfect timing, as the author’s wisdom was just what I needed. The book taught me about practices, herbs and ways I can enhance my immune system, and its explanation of my Chinese Element was an aha moment! Everyday Chinese Medicine is a perfect choice for book clubs and gifts for loved ones or anyone seeking optimal health. It has been the key to helping me take action and enhance my health at a difficult time—with life-changing benefits for years to come.

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