In this episode, I talk to acupuncturist, herbalist, author, non-profit founder and all-around amazing woman Mindi K. Counts about her early childhood trauma and how she has found a sense of security and belonging in herself despite all odds. We discuss the content of her new book, Everyday Chinese Medicine, which is a resource to educate and empower people to take care of themselves in ordinary and simple ways. We also discuss her incredible work overseas helping communities in need and what she has learned about herself along the journey.
Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is an integrative medical practitioner, Five-Element acupuncturist, herbalist, and author of Everyday Chinese Medicine: Healing Remedies for Immunity, Vitality, and Optimal Health. 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.
Her goal as a practitioner is to meet each individual exactly where they are and to assist them in unlocking their potential so that they can live fully and vibrantly. She sees her clinical work as a partnership with each patient to develop the best quality of life possible.
She is the founder of the international nonprofit Inner Ocean Empowerment Project, providing holistic healthcare and education through volunteer service missions to underserved populations around the world and in the U.S. 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 Masters degree in Classical Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She lives with her family and rescued pit bulls in Lafayette, Colorado.