Let’s get physical, physical/I wanna get physical/Let’s get into physical/Let me hear your body talk/Your body talk/Let me hear your body talk.”
— Olivia Newton-John
Physicality is an important facet of who we are. We often say there’s nothing more important than our physical well-being, something to which we pay tribute with our annual physical.
What makes us physical is the Greek Physis — a principle that describes the progressive change a subject undergoes in its development towards a particular end — for example, the acorn developing into an oak tree. It’s that special path towards fulfillment of individual destiny that every living thing is destined to take.
Physis is also a “healing power,” the self-adjusting force within the subject, that which keeps it in balance as it moves down its pre-ordained path. We need only tap into it and trust it. As pointed out by the Greek physician Hippocrates: “It is nature that finds the way… though untaught and uninstructed, it does what is proper… to preserve perfect equilibrium and to re-establish order and harmony.”
Oh my achin’ back! Won’t someone please lend a hand?
Have you considered surgery at the hands of one of our hands-on professionals? They are, after all the elite of the medical profession.
Presented by a Healthy Living Professor of Comics – Larry Paros
The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek series from educational comics by Larry Paros.
This is the third column from our third book. Enjoy!
Engaged in a meaningful conversation with your Doctor, but can’t understand a word he’s saying? There’s no need to feel badly. You need to learn some mumbo jumbo.
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Please have a seat; the doctor will be with you shortly. He’s come a long way etymologically, from the Latin docere, doctum, “to lead or teach.” Our first doctors were teachers — learned men who had mastered a particular field of study, an accomplishment we recognize today by awarding a doctorate (c.1378) as our highest academic honor.
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