Episode 198: The Five Elements in Psycho-Emotional Health

with Mindi K. Counts, MA, L.Ac.

Understanding our traits and tendencies through the Five Element framework allows us to see ourselves in a new light, so we can make better decisions in our daily life, and steer ourselves in the direction of health rather than disease.

Mindi K. Counts shares a ton of great insights for how we can start to get in touch with and nurture our health by applying the Five Elements to both our physical and emotional well-being.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How she found her way to this profession
  • Her approach for helping people understand their own stories
  • A brief overview of the mental and emotional aspects to the  Five-Element framework
  • Why it’s important to look at both the virtues and weaknesses of the elements

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 the author of Everyday Chinese Medicine and 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 healthcare and education through volunteer service missions to underserved populations around the world and in the U.S. She has been featured in several publications including 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 Five Element Acupuncture from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She lives with her family and rescued pit bulls in the foothills of Colorado.


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