Folk medicine, the utmost historical reality, incessantly flirts, on the path of physical therapy, in every place, every moment, with every human being.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine as an Art, as well as, the father of Western medical thought, after making Folk medicine worthy of respect, including Diagnostics and Dietetics, in morbid or Healthy days, continues to stimulate, to awaken the patient’s right not only to be asked but also ask, a process that does not take place in animals.
Aristotle identifies the above using the following phrase: Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.
Through the continuous process of developing of the world, at the same time with a constant decay in order and not in disorder, which was determined by the ancient Greeks, the first natural recipes were prepared through the senses.
In the Iliad, the first epic poem and shortly thereafter, in the Odyssey, reference is made to the following categories of plants:
- esthla (beneficial plants)
- mitioenta (effective plants)
- thymofthora (plants that cause death)
- androphona (plants that kill people)
- lygra (pernicious plants)
All activities aimed at healing through physical therapy have contributed and they still play an effective role in the Economy.
Aristotle specifies on this: The Law determines the limits of the distribution of the house and the distribution is also called Economy.
When everything goes well, the heart rejoices and we have laughter and health in the same straight line.
Blood is the element of the heart. It is based on the intellect, the breath, the heat which are influenced by Dietetics.
Blood is something more than the quintessence of man. When it freezes, the soul leaves the body.
Blood: Homeric word with two hundred and fifty (250) derivatives unchanged over centuries.
The heart is the root of the arteries, the liver is the root of the veins.
According to Empedocles, the heart is projected as the central organ of the body. He also distinguishes between three categories of spirit.
- animal spirit = based on the heart
- psychic spirit = based on the brain
- physical spirit = based on the liver
Βlood, in addition to food, is affected by sounds and noises.
Due to the noises, the blood increases its pressure by 15% while under appropriate sounds, it improves its hemodynamics.
Stravinsky made the statement that percussion and bass instruments act on the body as a central heating system through the bloodstream.
Democritus recommended listening to flute sounds in deadly infections.
Communication and human relationships are essential.
Seferis recommends that we investigate where the least evil is found and not record everything searching for the law. This creates a mechanism of trust. On gnawed foundations of trust, we fall into a lack of mental culture, which is called ethos.
Τhe Pythagoreans’ reminiscent of how necessary the balance of power in the body is can be reduced to the following phrase : “Do not upset the balance”.
The mixture of legend, myth and reality brings to the surface the proven truth, and for this reason Antisthenes, when asked about which the most difficult lesson is, he answered «To unlearn the evil.». That is called revolution.