Everyday Chinese Medicine

EVERYDAY CHINESE MEDICINE: Healing Remedies for Immunity, Vitality & Optimal Health
by Mindi K. Counts
March 2020 / Shambhala (US)

We all know that our health is critical, but with overwhelming schedules and never-ending responsibilities, it is difficult to prioritize our body’s needs—let alone reach our maximum potential for health. Without a one-size-fits-all method to living vibrantly, it is often difficult to know what our bodies require.

Fortunately, finding the right nourishment, energy, and balance to support your daily health is at the heart of Chinese medicine. This 2,000-year-old lineage of healing wisdom serves as the foundation for your healthful journey, integrating both the Classical Five Element theory and the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine to uncover your body’s exact needs. EVERYDAY CHINESE MEDICINE demystifies, simplifies, and reveals patterns to help you understand your deeper needs 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 body’s needs and the methods to achieve vibrant health and well-being. With simple recipes, self-care practices, and herbal wisdom, EVERYDAY CHINESE MEDICINE is the perfect companion on your wellness journey.

Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is a passionate activist, holistic medical practitioner, Five-Element acupuncturist, herbalist, and founder of Inner Ocean Empowerment Project. Dedicated to serving the local and global communities through her work in Chinese Medicine and natural healing, Counts is a nationally certified acupuncturist and the owner of a holistic health clinic in Lafayette, Colorado. Through her nonprofit, Mindi has been involved in service work in Indian slum communities, rehabilitation centers for underage victims of sex-trafficking, Burmese refugee clinics, and efforts in post-earthquake Nepal.


“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