Pharmacy students are taught that the ubiquitous Rx prescription symbol refers to the Latin designation to take. But as it turns out that there’s another more mysterious and occult tradition associated with the well-known sigil that has come to be synonymous with all things pharmacy.
Modern pharmacy’s early roots in 16th century Europe owes much of its basic tenets of “pharacakeia”, the science of making and administering drugs, to early Greek medical practices. And the Greeks, in turn, assimilated much of their understanding of the healing arts from the Ancient Egyptians, whose works they revered.
The Egyptians regarded Horus as the father of medicine. Horus, according to Egyptian theology, was the son of the two primary Egyptian deities: Osiris and Isis. According to the tale, he was also the avenger of his father’s death at the hands of his wicked uncle Seth (later named Satan), brother of Osiris, with whom he did battle, losing his left eye in the fight. Thoth, the god of wisdom and the patron deity of physicians and scientists, magically healed the eye and gave it back to Horus, who used it as a remedy to restore his father Osiris to the world of the living.
Thus began the legend of the Eye of Horus which initially referenced Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, known as the Dog Star, whose first appearance at the beginning of summer predicted the flooding of the Nile. Over time it was linked to the sun itself (The Eye of Ra) and then the sky; Egyptian hieroglyphs depict Horus as having the head of a falcon. From there it was a short leap to connecting the Eye to light and sight and later it became a powerful sigil representing healing and rebirth. Egyptians referred to the eye with the term “wedjat”, meaning “whole one” and in addition to wholeness (healing) they associated the symbol with protection, prosperity and abundance. Other variations of the Eye of Horus that can be found in the superstitions around the “evil eye” and it may have been linked in metaphysical circles to the Hindu concept of the third Eye (or the pineal gland if you’re more scientific). And of course it shows up in modern culture in freemasonry’s all-seeing-eye in the pyramid, as well as the eye associated with the dollar bill and the so-called "Great Seal of the United States".
So what’s this got to do with pharmacy? Well as it turns out, at least according to some folks, the Eye of Horus bears an interesting resemblance to the Latin designation Rx. While pharmacy students learn that it is a "directive to the patient", there are those who believe it is actually an acknowledgment of the historical and occult foundations of the practice of pharmacy.
While you probably know that you have a nervous system that controls the flow of the electrical energy in the body, as it turns out, you actually have two nervous systems!
One, which has been called the “fight or flight” system, is technically known as the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and it directs energy into the activities that keep us alive in emergency and life-threatening situations. The second, called the parasympathetic system (PNS) is involved with more long-term activities. The PNS is sometimes called the “the rest and digest” system and the more time we spend in this parasympathetic realm, the longer we will be alive and healthy. Or to put it another way the less time we spend in "fight or flight" mode the longer we will be alive and healthy.
Many of the signs of illness and disease reflect chronic SNS activation and overload. Cardiovascular health issues especially high blood pressure and blood clotting are classics signs of fight or flight. Same goes for immune system suppression and frequent colds and flues. Cold sores and other skin problems may indicate sympathetic nervous system has been kicking in. Constipation, cramping and digestive problems often mean the body is in survival mode. For women dealing with menopause, hot flashes, night sweats jitteriness and anxiety are also signs that the body’s SNS emergency system has been activated.
In fact, almost any degenerative disease can follow long-term activation of the sympathetic nervous system. And it should come as no surprise that most us spend a large amount of time in fight or flight mode. Anything we can do to maintain ourselves in rest and digest, relaxation mode is in our long term health interest. This is especially true if we’re dealing with a major crisis like cancer or heart disease.
1 REP GYM™ CAN HELP
Using isometric exercise and the 1 REP GYM™ is not only the smartest way to exercise it is also the most efficient. By incorporating 1 REP GYM™ you will turn back time, increase cardiovascular system , improve immune system and receive many other benefits ALL of which lead to staying in the "rest and digest" state as opposed to the "fight or flight" state which as mentioned above is (not) how you want to be living.
Performing isometric exercises regularly will help with improving the overall flexibility of your joints. Isometric exercises can help improve muscles after a surgery is performed, according to MyIsometrics.com. These can be especially beneficial when it comes to ball-and-socket joints such as the knee, hip or shoulder. These exercises can also help improve bone density, minimize arthritis and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
The BEST way to incorporate isometrics in a rehabilitation environment is to use the 1 REP GYM™ because there are no moving parts. This makes it the safest and most effective way to increase bone mass density, reverse osteoporosis, increase strength, improve balance, and many other benefits.
TIME is our most valuable asset and it's the one thing I certainly wish I had more of and I bet you feel the same way. Whether it's wanting more time for shopping, traveling, or spending time with family there just isn't enough TIME in the day it seems. TIME or lack thereof is one of the first excuses we use to get out of "exercise". Over the years as a personal trainer I often asked clients how long they normally spend exercising and or going to the gym to workout. It never ceased to amaze me ho much TIME people spend going to the gym. Driving to the gym, spending 3o minutes to an hour sometimes longer waiting for equipment, or just performing boring long drawn out workouts. How many hours per week, month and year have you spent in the gym?
TIME is a friend of isometric exercise because many of the exercises can be performed virtually anywhere. Isometric exercises take minimal time to complete. Most exercises can be done in a minute or less. The plank is a core isometric exercise that works wonders for the abdominal and lower back muscles. Try this exercise on a mat by positioning your forearms on the ground and supporting yourself on them and your toes. Tuck your navel in towards your spine and hold as flat as you can while squeezing your glutes. Try to aim for 30 seconds to start. If you are an advanced exerciser, try holding it for a minute or longer.
Isometric exercises are beneficial because of the amount of TIME you save. The 1 REP GYM™ is the BEST isometric training equipment available. You can train your entire body in LESS than 2 minutes per week (no that isn't a typo and it's not BS). Performing 10 exercises to hit every major muscle group takes literally 2-5 seconds per exercise because it's a maximum voluntary contraction which cannot last very long. You exhaust the muscle fibers very quickly. The 1 REP GYM™ is the proven solution to achieving the greatest benefit from isometric exercise in the least amount of time without the wear and tear on your body from performing multiple reps/sets! Whether your goal is to be the most powerful you can be, or rehabilitation, or simply wanting maintain a great level of fitness for the rest of your years here, there is only 1 choice, 1 REP GYM™!
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DO LESS, PROPERLY!
Isometric exercises are performed when the muscle length remains the same for the whole duration. Isometric exercises are beneficial because they do not add a lot of stress to your joints. They are great for use in rehabilitation and for increasing your strength. An example of isometric exercise would be to push together your hands exerting a lot of force out in front of your chest. Or placing you hands on a brick wall and trying to push as hard as you can. If you push as hard as you can you will quickly get exhausted and have to take a break in a matter of seconds. Another great way to get a full body isometric exercise workout in LESS than 2 minutes per week (that's not a typo), is to workout on a 1 REP GYM.
Chiropractors can't believe results using isometric based exercise protocol Measured Intensity Training and the 1 REP GYM. Click "download file" below to open video in new window.