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 - Liver Deficiency Cold - Five Phase Protocol

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

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

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  • Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania.
  • Deficient yang, cold, in the abdomen - shan disorder, hernia, pain a/or retraction of the scrotum.
  • Useful in a detox prescription to assist the cleansing, especially with respect to emotional outbreaks

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

Acupuncture Protocol of the Day

Acupuncture for Psychiatric Disorders - Treatment Protocols

Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for stronger psychiatric disorders. There are many ways to approach the treatment of this condition within TCM. Our presentation describes foundational approaches that would need...

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

Phlegm Stagnation

Heaviness of the head/body, dizziness, poor appetite, stuffy chest, excessive mucus, poor health, pain that is fixed, stabbing a/or severe, dark complexion, fixed masses, bleeding w/clots, purple lips/nails.

Issue/Symptom of the Day


Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the last stage of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), an infection which causes the destruction of white blood cells vital to the body's immune system. In individuals with HIV, the infection attacks the body's CD4+...

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