Everyday Chinese Medicine: Healing Remedies for Immunity, Vitality, and Optimal Health (Paperback)
Achieve vibrant health in every season with the holistic techniques of traditional Chinese medicine.
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.
About the Author
MINDI K. COUNTS, MA, LAc, is an integrative medical practitioner and five-element acupuncturist. Cofounder 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. She is the founder of the international nonprofit Inner Ocean Empowerment Project, providing holistic health care and education through volunteer service missions to underserved populations around the world and in the United States. She was featured in Dr. Oz’s The Good Life magazine for her work in Indian slum communities, Burmese refugee clinics, and earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal. Mindi is a graduate of Naropa University’s contemplative psychology program and holds a master’s degree in classical acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She lives with her family and rescued dogs in the foothills of Colorado.
“This 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 will keep it as a handy reference and will refer to it throughout the year as my body and the seasons change.”—Elana Rosenbaum, author of Being Well (Even When You’re Sick)
“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.”—Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods
“Mindi Counts offers us a timely gift from the ancients; a gift full of practical wisdom and knowledge that is tremendously relevant and important to modern-day health and well-being. She has created a comprehensive path to finding the balance and harmony we need to take more responsibility for our health before we fall into patterns of disease.”—from the foreword by Marlow Brooks, LAc, author of Singing Our Heart's Song: A Guide to the Five Elements