It is also to my surprise that other NBA players have engaged in such. Among them is the current champion JASON KIDD, the oldest player in the NBA as of 2011.
Others included in the list are Steve Nash, Kevin Johnson, Charles Barkley and for a time, Shaquille O'neal.
On the issue of Yao Ming. I finally have confirmation that he received TCM treatments before the 2008 Olympics to fix his stress fractures. He returned to china to have his treatments there. The downside is, he should have been continuing his treatments in USA as well while playing for the NBA. His lack of continuity made his stress fractures return.