We want to help everyone stay fit and healthy. Our site has tried to capture and summarise information from
a host of different resources to stimulate your further interest. It is by no means exhaustive and continues to be an
ongoing life's work.
The H Club
web pages are not a textbook of Medicine and must not be taken as such.If you
are in any doubt whatsoever about your diagnosis or ailments you must seek professional advice.
Modern Western (Allopathic) Medicine
involves the diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as the maintenance of health.It treats recognised
symptoms of illness through statistically ‘proven’ medical interventions ranging from the introduction of over-the
counter pharmaceuticals to major radical surgery.
The concept of promoting adoption of complementary
disciplines and techniques as part of everyday living to maintain health relies on the acceptance of complementary disciplines
by mainstream medical practitioners and the public at large.
Before the introduction of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948, the provision
of primary medical care in the United Kingdom was uneven.
Whilst the first synthetic chemical drug, Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) had been manufactured
by Bayer in Germany as early as 1899,
many people still relied on medical practices based on the use of herbs.Many
such preparations being based on the Herbal Pharmacopeia of Dioscorides, published in 55AD.
Today, over 60 years after the formation of the NHS, it is still seen as meeting only
some of the needs of the population and research is quoted as having shown that 3 in 5 people have utilised other forms of
healthcare outside of the NHS’s allopathic approach.
There is, however, a growing consensus that both complementary
techniques and allopathic medicine can be combined to great effect.The H Club is actively involved in promoting knowledge and delivering
complementary therapies in the community and assisting individuals to make an informed choice with regard to integrated healthcare.
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