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

Japanese Acupuncture - Spleen Deficiency Liver Excess Heat - Five Phase Protocol

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Spleen Deficiency Liver Excess Heat Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page. Five Phase...


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

Spirit Seal (KD23)kd23
  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing.
  • Vomiting - harmonizes stomach.

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


Acupuncture Protocol of the Day

Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation - Treatment Protocols

Acupuncture is used with good success to help people stop smoking, and is useful in treating the full range of addictions and addictive behavior. Acupuncture works to adjust cravings by balancing your body's brain chemistry and is also useful 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

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness (retention loss) refers to apparent loss of information already encoded and stored in an individual's long term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage. Below you...

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