TCM Principles.

Do you drink tea? If so, I highly recommend the tea company Yogi (www.yogiproducts.com). This tea company is organic, has a large variety of flavors, and every tea bag has a teeny-tiny inspirational quote attached. It's like a fortune cookie fortune, only in your cup!

Two principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

The Holographic Principle: the theory that a part of the body can represent the whole. Example: If your doctor suspects that your kidney isn't functioning properly, he or she does not have to remove your kidney in order to confirm his or her hypothesis. Instead, your doctor can analyze a urine sample. By examining a part of the body (e.g. urine) you can determine overall how a body/organ/system is functioning (e.g. kidney function).

The Body-Mind Complex: the theory that the body and the mind are integrated. Example: Remember how you feel before an interview? The mental emotion you are experiencing is nervousness. However you are experiencing differences in your bodily functions as a result of this mental change: you have 'butterflies' in your stomach, your palms are sweaty, your heart rate has increased. This example shows how mental processes are intimately connected to our physiological functioning.

...Happy Friday!


  1. Yogi tea eh - is it available all over?

    PJ & M

  2. Yes, most grocery stores even carry it.


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