We live in challenging times. Synthetic pollutants and environmental stressors seem to define the current age, and people today struggle with health issues that previous generations could never have foreseen.
Healthcare exists to offset these challenges and lessen their effects upon quality of life. In many ways this has been achieved, as medical advances have eradicated numerous diseases and increased life expectancy across the world.
Yet as 19th and 20th century practice focused heavily on infectious agents such as bacteria, virus and parasites; the 21st century has brought in newer lifestyle-related conditions that medicine alone cannot effectively address.
- 1 in 7 adults, and 1 in 3 children, suffer with constipation. (1)
- Over 17 million people die annually of cardiovascular disease; the number 1 cause of death globally. (2)
- 350 million people are depressed; the leading cause of disability worldwide. (3)
NH21 prides itself on the study of accurate health science and the application of evidence-based practices that promote physiological function by offsetting the harmful effects of life in the 21st century.
By showcasing historically validated healing techniques in conjunction with modern advances in diet, nutrition and lifestyle practices, NH21 equips each individual with the knowledge to make informed choices regarding their personal health and wellbeing.
Natural healthcare practices are commonly grouped under the acronym CAM or Complementary and Alternative Medicine. It is often thought that such conventions are distinct and separate from clinical medical practice, and that a person might choose one over the other when addressing their health concerns.
NH21 prefers the term Complementary and Natural Healthcare, believing CNH and clinical practice to be mutually symbiotic rather than separate or ‘alternative’ entities. There are many instances where clinical diagnosis, medicine and surgery are required to safeguard personal health.
Yet it is known that allopathic medication comes with a variety of side effects, and that treating the symptoms of ill-health without addressing their underlying cause can encourage relatively minor ailments to develop into more chronic conditions.
As the bridge between ancient wisdom and modern health science, NH21 offers both prophylactic (preventative) and restorative (therapeutic) therapies aimed at decreasing the opportunities for sickness to occur, and supporting the process of recovery after an episode of ill-health.
The principles of healthcare have always been based in the laws of nature; being the inherent qualities of the material world.
This is not an esoteric notion. Science, defined as study of the physical world, is based in Physics; the study of nature. Chemistry is the branch concerned with atoms and molecules; with Biology relating these to living organisms.
The laws governing nature are the same as those regulating human health. The human body comprises structures, organs and systems that function in predictable ways due to myriad common characteristics.
Each individual is a complex system of physical, mental and emotional interactions. Proper calibration of all these things is vital for health to exist. This calibration is termed Homeostasis; being the conditions of internal equilibrium that are maintained by the body’s own regulatory processes.
Homeostasis is dynamic and ever changing, yet remains within certain narrow limits that ensure optimal function of life processes. If this balance is threatened or lost there is risk to the wellbeing of the individual. However, if it is maintained, robust health and peak physiological function can ensue.
There are many points in-between the extremes of optimal health and the onset of disease. Homeostasis, and NH21, represent the proverbial middle ground.