TCM Theory

and Other Systems @ Yin Yang House

Theory - Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Other Systems

Our theory section contains many different avenues to explore. The driving force on our site is the TCM Theory section. We also discuss adjunctive systems such as auricular acupuncture and self-contained systems like Japanese acupuncture and the tam healing/tong ren therapy system.


Theory Page of the Day

Stomach Meridian Disharmonies - TCM Theory

Below you will find the TCM Disharmonies related to the Stomach Meridian. Each pattern contains a brief description of associated signs and symptoms, tongue and pulse diagnosis, and a list of acupuncture points that may be used to treat the...


The most read are our acupuncture points database and our herbal sections. Our herbal sections offer theory and application details for the majority of commonly used tcm herbs and tcm herbal formulas.


Point of the Day

Branch Ditch (TH6)th6
  • Effects the Triple Warmer in the following ways:
  • Lower: Constipation due to stagnation and heat in the body.
  • Middle: Issues with the chest & hypochondrium, often used with GB 34 for chest & rib pain, also "sudden turmoil disorder" (vomiting & diarrhea).
  • Upper: Febrile diseases with no sweating, eye redness & pain, ear pain, inflammation.  

Treatment protocols are discussed in detail for tcm acupuncture (along with common precautions).


Acupuncture Protocol of the Day

Acupuncture for Hypochondriac Pain - Treatment Protocols

Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for hypochondriac pain. There are many ways to approach the treatment of this condition within TCM. Our presentation describes foundational approaches that would need to...


In most of the systems discussed on our site, treatments are approached in theoretical terms using the lexicon of tcm diagnoses in combination with the western health issues/symptoms that a patient may be experiencing.

Accordingly, our site has much of the content grouped by an associated TCM diagnostic pattern and/or a related health issue/symptom.


TCM Pattern of the Day


Issue/Symptom of the Day

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment occurs when the retina, the layer of light-sensitive tissue that lines the eye, becomes displaced from its supporting layers. This often is the result of retinal scarring or tearing, or can be caused by an inflammatory eye disease...

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