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Magnificent Discovery: Everything is Connected

By vitalhf, Apr 13 2018 02:41PM

By Kristina D. Allred, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

In physics, the term observer effect refers to changes that the act of observation makes on what is observed. This is often the result of instruments that alter the state of what they measure in some manner. The butterfly effect is a term coined by a mathematician and meteorologist to describe how small changes can affect large complex systems. This term comes from the suggestion that the flapping of a butterfly's wings in South America could affect the weather in Texas, meaning that the tiniest influence on one part of a system can have a huge effect on another part.

As above, so below. Our bodies are a perfect reflection of these universal principles of design. From cells to organs to systems, and in ever expanding circles of seasons, bioregions and ecology- it is ALL connected. Complex and specialized, medical science has revealed amazing things- but also obscured the big picture- the connections that describe the system as a whole. This myopic view is changing. Across disciplines, healthcare practitioners are seeing the connections. Traditional “holistic” understanding of health is converging with the most recent discoveries in medical science.

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