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

Auricular Acupuncture - Digestive Points

Below the location image you will find a brief description of each of the points. Digestive Point Functions Chinese Rectum - diarrhea, hemorrhoids Large Intestine - diarrhea, constipation Small Intestine - diarrhea, indigestion Stomach - weight control, eating disorders Cardiac...


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

Qi Hole (KD13)kd13
  • KD 11, KD 12, KD 13, KD 14 & KD 15 all intersect the Chong Mai and are useful as local points for abdominal a/or gynecological issues

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

Liver Qi Stagnation

Chest distention, hypochondriac pain a/or distention, sighing, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, diarrhea, depression, moodiness, plum pit qi, PMS, breast tenderness, painful a/or irregular menstruation.


Issue/Symptom of the Day

Fibromyalgia (CFS)

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes fatigue and muscle tenderness throughout the body. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include difficulty sleeping, painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome, memory problems and numbness in the hands or feet. There is no known...

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