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

TCM Acupuncture Theory - Xi Cleft Points

Traditional Chinese Medicine utilizies a number of theories which group acupuncture points together based on their functions and/or other relationships. Many of these theories are important in a clinical setting and are used, along with other theory and diagnostic information,...


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

Great Horizontal (SP15)sp15
  • Regulate the Qi of the Intestines - constipation, diarrhea (ST 25 better for diarrhea), abdominal pain and distention.

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


Acupuncture Protocol of the Day

Acupuncture for Meniere's Disease

Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for meniere's disease (or idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops). There are many ways to approach the treatment of this condition within TCM. Our presentation describes foundational approaches...


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

Stomach Yin Deficiency

Epigastric pain, poor appetite, heat in the 5 palms, constipation, dry mouth a/or throat, thirst w/no desire to drink.


Issue/Symptom of the Day

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) occurs when a blood vessel applies pressure to the trigeminal nerve, which spans the face. Characterized by episodes of pain lasting from days to months, Trigeminal neuralgia produces intense flashes of pain that can be triggered by...

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