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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

“Restrain The Liver” Herbal Formula Helpful In Children With Tourette’S Syndrome
by ChadD

Yi Gan Wan is one of any number of formulas with potential usages for anxiety and related symptomology. Yi Gan Wan was originally designed for children (with issues such as fright, insomnia, anxiety, etc.), and now in modern times is...

Recent Forum Post

5 Elements Chart?
by CharlotteM

Hello I found you online with Karen Kan and have listened to many of your informational broadcasts. I use lifewave patches and would more information on the TCM points, the meridians and the 5 elements you speak of?

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

Nutmeg Seeds (Rou Dou Kou)
  • Binds the intestines, stops chronic/daybreak diarrhea due to cold from spleen and kidney deficiency.
  • Warms the middle burner, moves Qi - alleviates pain in abdomen, vomiting due to cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

TCM Formula of the Day

Perilla Fruit Pill to Direct Qi Downward (Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan)qian hu (hogfennel root)

Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression.  Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.

The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.

Exclusive For Practitioners

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


Statera is my small acupuncture clinic in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands. Here I treat full time. In addition to being a trained TCM acupuncturist, I am also a nurse and I use my nursing skills a lot in my clinic....

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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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Acupuncture Organization of the Day

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