About Us

At IOCH, we place value on building a relationship with each of our clients and helping them to fully participate in and achieve success in their healing journey. With one of our amazing practitioners as your personal guide, you will have a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc.

Holistic Practitioner
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Herbal Medicine (Western and Chinese) Practitioner
  • Homeopathic Injection Therapy (Biopuncture) Practitioner
  • Neurotransmitter Therapy Practitioner
  • Additional training in Moxibustion, Cupping, Plant Spirit Healing, Acupressure, Zero Balancing, and Nutrition

Internationally-known holistic medical practitioner Mindi K. Counts is a Five-Element acupuncturist. A graduate of Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychology program, she is also a graduate of the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture’s Master in Classical Acupuncture degree program, where she completed 4 years of training and over 2200 hours of study and 800 hours of clinical treatment.

Featured in Dr. Oz’s The Good Life magazine, Mindi brings vast training and experience, in addition to her acupuncture expertise, to her patients. 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 vibrant. She sees her clinical work as a partnership with each patient to develop a better quality of life.

Mindi is the founder of the Lafayette-based, international nonprofit Inner Ocean Empowerment Project, which heals trauma, restores health and builds resilience by bringing holistic healthcare and education to the places that need them most. She has led volunteer service missions in Indian slum communities, Burmese refugee clinics and the earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal. Visit www.inneroceanempowermentproject.org for more information.

John Winternitz, MA, LAc.

John earned his Master of Acupuncture degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture in Louisville Colorado. The 4 year program consists of 3500 hours of education and 510 clinical practice hours to complete. He is certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). John’s Training includes Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, adjunctive therapies of moxibustion, auricular detox acupuncture (acudetox), dietary and lifestyle coaching and Zero Balancing. John has studied and practiced Buddhism and its related meditations since 2001. He has completed a number of meditation instructor trainings and offers meditation instruction as a key component to health and wellbeing when requested. His favorite thing to be doing when not spending time with his wife, daughter and friends, or practicing acupuncture, is to be exploring and spending time in nature. The mountains of Colorado have been a great inspiration in his life both in general and in regards to understanding the deeper aspects of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to the the natural Elements of the world.