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 Techniques - Manaka's Wooden Hammer

Dr. Yoshio Manaka's wooden hammer is an adjunctive Japanese Acupuncture technique. The information presented below discusses basic theory behind the technique, guidelines for applying the technique and examples of clinical use. Some of the techniques listed here require significant amounts...


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

Extremity of Yang (GV9)gv9
  • Important point for mid-thoracic pain, chest and flank pain radiating from the back.
  • Asthma, cough, difficulty speaking due to shortness of breath, opens the chest and relaxes the diaphragm, combine with UB 17 and Huatuo of T7.
  • Important point for LV/GB disharmony, especially involving damp heat, for hepatitis, jaundice, cholecystitis  

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


Acupuncture Protocol of the Day

Acupuncture for Female Infertility - Treatment Protocols

Below you will find some of the more common tcm diagnoses and acupuncture treatment protocols for female fertility issues. 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


Issue/Symptom of the Day

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