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

Heart Meridian Patterns - Disharmony Chart

You may click on a particular pattern below for more detailed information including tongue and pulse diagnosis, related signs and symptoms and treatment points. Excess Patterns Signs Tongue Pulse HT Fire Palpitations, thirst, tongue/mouth ulcers, restlessness, red complexion, bitter taste...


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

Sides of Spine at T10 (X-HUATUO-T10)x-huatuo-t10
  • T10 (Left) innervates the gall bladder and is used for issues such as gallstones, high cholesterol and other digestive issues.
  • T10 (Right) innervates the bile duct and is used for gallbladder/bile duct related issues.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

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


Acupuncture Protocol of the Day

Acupuncture for Dizziness and Vertigo - Treatment Protocols

Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for balance disorders such as dizziness and vertigo. There are many ways to approach the treatment of this condition within TCM. Our presentation describes foundational...


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

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are characterized by extreme eating habits, intense concern over body image and weight, and extreme binging or reduction in food intake. Often, eating disorders coexist with psychiatric problems such as depression or anxiety, and can lead to physical...

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