Glossary

Taoist philosophy

The term Tao communicates an entire philosophy, an outlook on the fundamental nature of life and the universe, expressing the path human beings must take to join, rather than disturb, that unity.Early Taoist philosophy was influenced by observations of nature.

Read more

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Chronic strain, overuse or misuse of a tendon can lead to a repetitive stress injury, or a serious acute injury, leading to a weakness, tear or swelling of the tendon tissue resulting in pain and stiffness near the tendon.

Read more

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is the term used to describe tendonitis of the elbow, a condition where damage to the muscles, tendons and ligaments around the elbow joint and forearm occur. It is a common occurrence in tennis players. But is not just restricted to tennis players, as any activity that requires gripping can cause this problem.

Read more

Theosophist

Theosophy is a type of religious philosophy that states that all religions are attempts to help humanity to evolve to greater perfection, and that each religion, therefore, has a portion of truth. It teaches that everything, living or not, is put together from basic building blocks that are evolving towards consciousness.

Read more

Theta state

The theta state is when our brain waves normally a mixture of alpha, beta, delta, gamma and theta waves become predominantly theta, thus allowing us to enter a trance-like state. There are many different means of achieving the theta state. One method that is commonly used is the rhythmic beating of a drum. Scientists have found that when the human brain is exposed to a steady rhythm of between four and seven beats per second, it can more easily enter the theta state.

Read more

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is the reaction your tonsils (the small glands at the back of your throat) have to a viral or bacterial infection. Some signs of tonsillitis may include: red and swollen tonsils, redness at the back of the throat, white spots on the tonsils and the glands in the neck being bigger than usual. Symptoms may include:

Read more

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a germ called mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Read more