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Tai Chi through this form of movement, one achieves health and tranquility while developing the mind and body. Tai chi teaches the individual how to control the nervous system in order to put the entire body to rest, believed to be an effective way of staying healthy.
Taxonomy also known as systematics, the study of the general principles of the scientific classification of living things (See also botanical name.)
TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tendon the part of a muscle near the ends where the muscle attaches to a bone (e.g., achilles tendon).
Testosterone a naturally occurring androgenic hormone.
Therapeutic Massage see Massage Therapy
Therapeutic Touch A healing modality that involves touching with the conscious intent to help or heal. The practitioner moves the hands through a recipient's energy field for the purpose of assessment and treatment of energy field imbalance.
Thermogenesis the bodily process of burning fuel (calories) to produce energy or heat.
Thrombophlebitis also known as phlebitis, a disorder involving the formation of a blood clot (or clots) in large veins, usually in the leg or pelvis.
Tibetan Medicine Tibet has long been renown throughout Asia as a land of medicines. It's medical tradition is a vast science with fully-elaborated notions of the bases of health and sickness, a simple but exceptionally efficient system of diagnosis and a very full range of treatments based on diet, lifestyle, medication, and external treatments. Tibet's pharmacopoeia was particularly rich.
Tonic an agent that tonifies or strengthens.
Trigger Points specific points in the muscular and fascial tissues that produce a sharp pain when pressed; may also correspond to certain types of traditional acupuncture points.
Tyrosine a nonessential amino acid but may be essential for individuals with certain diseases or nutritional concerns. May be important for neurotransmitter synthesis and mood regulation. May be useful for depression, allergies and addictive states.
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