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What Is The Yin Yang House?

At our core we are a Chinese Medicine informational website. We are also working towards building and supporting the larger Chinese Medicine community. In addition to freely sharing a broad array of foundational and modern Chinese Medicine theories, research and applications, we aim to connect Chinese Medicine practitioners with each other along with their respective schools and state associations.

What Can I Do Here?

Use our main menu or search tool and follow the links to explore Chinese Medicine from whatever angle you are coming from (generally interested, a student, or a practitioner). Much of the content is categorized by issues/symptoms or by Chinese Medicine diagnostic patterns.

Most Read Sections

The most read sections are our blog, public forum, and our theory sections, particularly the acupuncture points section.


Point of the Day

Wind Pool (GB20)gb20
  • Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior) - fever/chills, stiff neck; (internal) - paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo.
  • All issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue).
  • Headache, especially occipital.
  • Eye issues.
  • Issues of the neck, shoulders a/or upper back - pain, weakness, stiffness.
  • Hypertension, especially with LV Yang Rising.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used most often in conjunction with the huatuo points of C1 and C2 to open the spinal cord, generally used to relieve neck tension.  

Blog Post of the Day

Tai Chi Found Helpful For Chronic Low Back Pain
by ChadD

Tai Chi has an enormous array of health benefits and has been heavily studied. Benefits range from improving mood and energy levels to cardiovascular health to muscle strength and balance. Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health and the...

Recent Forum Post

Chronic High Tension In Muscles Along The Si Meridian; What Herbs/Diet Could Soothe
by Boingster

hey yall. i've had a chronic -- and multi-generational -- pattern going on where there's hypertension in the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, ear along the SI meridian. I've thought for a long time that this pattern is related to being...

Popular Theory Sections

Our comprehensive Chinese Medicine theory sections contain what is generally covered in the base training for many acupuncturists and herbalists. You will find information on points, formulas, treatment protocols, and more.


TCM Herb of the Day

Tree Peony Root Cortex (Mu Dan Pi)mu dan pi (tree peony root cortex)
  • Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood.
  • Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency patterns such as steaming bone disorder after a warm-febrile disease particularly those without sweating.
  • Clears Liver Blood Stasis. Amenorrhea, abdominal masses, bruises.
  • Clears Rising Liver Fire. Headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea.
  • Drains Pus, Reduces Swelling. Used topically for non-draining sores. Used internally for intestinal abscess.

TCM Formula of the Day

Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan)sheng ma (black cohosh rhizome, bugbane rhizome)
  • Coldness of the limbs, borborygmus with loose stools or diarrhea due to spleen yang deficiency.
  • Spontaneous or easy sweating, general fatigue, changes in appetite due to spleen qi deficiency.
  • Pale complexion and preference for warm food or drinks due to spleen yang and qi deficiency.
  • Shortness of breath and noticable lack of desire to speak may present if both spleen and stomach qi are weak.
  • This formula is also commonly used for prolasped organs.

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Sustaining Memberships help us to continue to offer and develop this service. A site by acupuncturists for acupuncturists with strong data privacy protections and functions that our community needs. We offer the ability to list your practice in our directory, share upcoming events, fully private forums (and our public ones) and the ability to share your knowledge via our blog with our global readership.


Sustaining Practitioner of the Day


Acupuncture Practice of the Day


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If you are an administrator/member of an acupuncture school or acupuncture association, please contact us to have your account added to the administration group for your associated organization (a free service). As an administrator you can keep your organizations listing up to date and post upcoming events - among other features.

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