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

General Dietary Advice and Research

As a further aid to incorporating TCM dietary guidelines into your life, there are some useful guidelines that come to us from historical texts as well as modern research. They are listed below in historical order. Written in 203 AD,...

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

Earth's Crux (SP8)sp8
  • Xi Cleft Point - acute and painful menstrual issues due to Blood stagnation - clotting, fibroids, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation.
  • Male infertility - seminal emission, depleted essence.

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

Spleen Yang Deficiency

A further progression of SP Qi Deficiency above with more cold signs, cold limbs, chilliness, edema (more in the middle warmer).

Issue/Symptom of the Day

Canker Sores (Cold Sores)

Canker Sores are a type of open ulcer in the mouth, which have a white or yellowish head. Beginning as a burning sensation in the gums, tongue, or inner lining of the lips or cheeks, canker sores can be the...

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