Solstice & Equinox


Winter Solstice (2020/ 12/ 21, 2021/ 12/ 21) 

How do you REST? What seeds are you nourishing under the sleeping winter Earth?

Tonight, we celebrate the longest night of the year. During Winter Solstice, one of Earth’s poles is tilted furthest away from the Sun. After this long dark night, we welcome the returning light and lengthening days, even as Winter deepens her chill.

Spring Equinox (2021/ 3/ 20) 

What seeds are you planting this spring? What are your visions? How are you walking your dreams into reality? What is rooting and budding to life within you as our Earth warms and stirs?

Our Sun crosses Earth’s horizon exactly to the east at sunrise, then directly to the west at sunset. Day matches night, for Spring Equinox. Plan your internal and external garden for the year ahead, then plant it with loving intention!

Summer Solstice (2021/ 6/ 20)

What are you passionate about? What do you LOVE? What do you SHINE into the world? What do you CELEBRATE?

Summer solstice is the longest day of the year. One of Earth’s poles is tilted closest to the Sun. The Sun appears at its highest altitude, for an early sunrise and late sunset. We welcome the heat and activity of playful passionate summer!

Autumn Equinox (2021/ 9/ 22)

As the fruits of summer fall into autumn, what do you release? What gifts do you share? What are you grateful for? What is SACRED?

Our Sun crosses Earth’s horizon exactly to the east at sunrise, then directly to the west at sunset. Day matches night, for Autumn Equinox. We welcome the season of slowing down, drinking nourishing broths, bundling up, and celebrating with community.


("Nature Heals" artwork by Troy Chafin, from Amplifier Art)


Holiday Gift Guide + Class Update

Happy holidays! Geminids meteor shower 12/13. Winter Solstice + Ursids meteor shower 12/21. And happy new year, coming right up. May your month be filled with wonder, rejuvenation, celebration, and rest. Here's your holiday gift guide, holiday health tips/ reminders, and class news.  



  • $15: Gift a Sierra Club membership to support environmental conservation, and receive an insulated cooler and quarterly magazine!

  • $35 (or $50 for 2 people): Gift an American Horticultural Society membership for free access to botanical gardens throughout the USA.. including our Ventura Botanical Garden & Santa Barbara Botanical Garden!

  • $45: Support our local Ventura Land Trust, Ventura Botanical Garden, or Ojai Valley Land Conservancy with a gift membership

  • $65 (monthly recurring fee): Gift ongoing health with an Acu- Membership, for 1 treatment each month.

  • $80- 300: Nourish a friend with an Acupuncture Gift Card.(And save $10- $20!)

    Holiday Health

    🌊 Some granny-style wisdom: Stay hydrated with warm teas, exercise, drink nourishing broths, eat balanced meals, and wear your scarf + vest. Keep your core warm + covered!

    🌊 A gentle Covid- reminder: If you have social holiday plans, travels, or get-togethers with folks outside of your household, then please schedule your appointment for at least 2 weeks afterwards. We're committed to providing you with the safest care we can. Thanks for diligently keeping us all safe, while accessing your care!


    🌊 Online classes are up! Get 1-hour videos of my "Soothing Acupressure" and "Relaxing Herbs" classes. $10 each, for now. Check it out.


    🌊 Thanks for your ideas. Kids' herbal classes. Ceremonial herbs + incense. More soon. What would you like to learn? Let me know + let's make it happen.

    🌊 More offerings en route. Free resource page. Membership site. Coaching & courses. We give thanks for unknown blessings already on the way!

    Happy holidays!



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2020- 10- 27

Seasonal changes, life changes.

What do I care about.

What do I release.

We talk, and then we dance. One by one, sharing. Mostly nothing blatant. Everything expressive, simple, murky yet clear.

I feel your hands cupping, opening wide, then letting go. Gazing out over the abyss. Fear. Death. Infinite possibility.

We release, release, release.

It’s easier to notice what we care about and hold tight, than what we release.

Changing seasons, political chaos, wildfires, pandemic.

Hanging upside down, cocooned in an aerial yoga hammock, “I wonder how often do they wash these silks” then, “I hope I don’t get sick.”

Japanese maples en route to work. I rejoice as they start turning red, then watch, week after week, as more red leaves pile up on the sidewalk. I imagine their crunch as I drive by, remembering crunching as many as I could walking to school as a kid, then creating huge Connecticut red crunchy leaf piles with other folks’ kids as a wilderness awareness mentor, as an adult. Every so often, I stop to pick a tick off myself, off a child.

Self versus non self. Immune system, most complex system of our bodies. Boundaries, weaving and navigating internal and external webs of protection. When to speak up. How to verbalize something colorful, complex, uncomfortable. How to hold integrity with lightness and joy.

倩地人. Sky, Human, Earth. Such power in the center of the circle. Such humbleness. Each choice minute yet integral.

Yoga by the Ocean yesterday. Red flag wind warning. Choppy waves. Large, yet formless. Unsurfable. I balance, falling, then standing. I bow, and bow, and bow, and bow.

2020- 10- 28

We are moving. January, New Zealand. A flurry of activity from now until then.

I have moved. From the deserts and coasts of California to the forests and hills of Connecticut, I have moved. Across the seas to lands known and unknown, slowly across the Earth and quickly through the Sky, I have moved.

I know movement. From the small sacred stillness of heart beating under tight dry skin to the big rawdy movement of thumbing across the country coast to coast, I know movement. Dancing with strangers in studios large and small, sunlight streaming in through windows, rain battering our bodies dancing in the mud at Standing Rock, darkness igniting wild dances in Los Angeles, I know movement.

We are moving. Across the sea once more. Now, with a license to practice in one country, and nothing for another country, beyond experience. So many precious experiences. We are moving.

Hands open, heart shuddering yet tenacious, I step forward.

2020- 11- 01

I’ve been experiencing election nightmares. My patients share similar elections nightmares. We bunch our bodies into knots around this great unknown, with a sense of mixed impending doom, and hope.

Meanwhile, full moon. Flying bats. Changing seasons. Ocean lapping against shore, wearing it down, moving closer inland. Fires continue devouring ancient forests. Our rivers dry, then refill. I find new old maps. We trace the trails with our fingers, then go walk them, mile after mile of sunburning foot-blistering bliss.

Much that is unknown, yet much that is known. Embrace simplicity. Do the work, then step back. Step forward as needed, but do not live in a constant state of tightened painful over-responsiveness, histamines jumping at things both significant and not, cells autophaging on overdrive.

May the pinkening dawn and dusk remind you of your own internal pinks and pastels. That which oxidizes in the air, but remains soft and nourished within the tenacious yet tenuous outer wrapping of skin. Emotions intangible yet oh-so-felt, be gentle. Nourish. Rest. Find that which is delicious, and enjoy it. One foot after another, stop every once in a while, poising and balancing in the great in-between. Wavering, quivering in the wind, dance.


Chinese medicine formula for Autumn Wellness

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Formula for Autumn Wellness

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. is an Earth-centered acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher in Ventura, CA. She cultivates thriving health for fellow healthcare practitioners, artists, and athletes through holistically accessible clinical and educational support, specializing in managing pain, chronic illness, and psycho-spiritual wellness. Jiling connects wilderness, creativity, and Spirit through both internal and external environmental stewardship.


🍁 Jiling's October news


Happy Moon Festival,

I hope that you are breathing easily through our wildfires. May the cooling breezes of the changing seasons blow ease and sweetness into your life. Drink nourishing broths, plant autumn perennials, and rest.

The Moon Festival is a traditional Chinese harvest celebration. I remember playing music under the full moon in Taiwan's Yangmingshan mountains with dear friends, sipping tea, eating moon cake, and sharing stories.

How do you celebrate seasonal transitions, and the fattening moon?

October News Overview

🍁 Autumn Transitions YOGA event


🍁 Fresh CLINIC page



🍁 Join our Autumn Transitions Wellness Fair this Sunday, October 4! Nourish resilience with affordable yoga & more from 8 AM to noon, at The Pharm.


Membership Site

🍁 While developing online classes for UCSB, I realized:

I can share this with everyone.

If we ever leave Ventura, then I'd love to continue sharing holistic health resources with you, to keep you thriving & healthy. All those health tips I keep reminding you about every treatment? Get it here.

I'm considering creating a membership site, with Chinese medicine, herbal, yoga, and other holistic wellness tools. Something like:

  • 4 pieces of members- only content delivered to you each month (once/ week)
  • 1 monthly live chat/ Q+A
  • private community room
  • access to archived past content

The content may include:

  • Acupressure articles/ videos
  • Herbal articles/ videos
  • Yoga videos/ illustrated pose guide
  • Seasonal articles/ videos
  • Chinese medicine practical + philosophical gems

Want to join me?

Hit reply! I'll follow up with details once I move forward with this project.


🍁 Visit our revamped Clinic page!

  • Updated Services & Fees
  • Discounted treatment packages
  • New 30- minute yoga private session add-on for your treatment



🍁 Learn about Sages' edible/ medicinal benefits (Salvia spp.)


🍁 Check my blog for regular updates... like an upcoming TCM autumn formula post, on the Mountain Rose Herbs blog!


Enjoy Autumn,


Jiling Lin, L.Ac.

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. ζž—εŸΊηŽ²

acupuncture . herbs . yoga

​JilingLin.com | 575.342.1050

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