IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSE
"I recommend Dr Bourne without reservation to anyone with chronic health problems and will continue to rely on his expertise into the future." Steve W
“Overall, I have been very happy with Dr Bourne and his advice on integrative medicine. He is very thorough, takes his time and explains everything very well. He is obviously very knowledgeable. We would be very happy to recommend his treatment and services to anyone in a similar situation.”
(Her son had very painful Lyme disease that had not been helped by conventional antibiotic treatment - see the Some Articles Box opposite).
Dr Bourne is retired NHS general practitioner with a long interest in naturopathic medicine.
Most people who attend here have chronic medical conditions that have not been helped by previous treatment.
Address: 10 Cyprus Avenue, Finchley, N3 1ST.
Please have a look at this introductory page before contacting the clinic.
Initial consultation - £200.
Follow-up consultation - £150.
Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Integrative medicine and vegatesting
Integrative medicine aims to identify the causes of health deterioration and to identify effective naturopathic treatments.
At this clinic. vegatesting and clinical kinesiology (muscle testing) are used to assist with causal diagnosis and treatment selection. Treatment is selected from comprehensive ranges of nutritional, herbal and modern and classical homeopathic preparations. Food intolerance and allergy testing are included.
Vegatesting is a system of Bio-Electronic-Regulatory-Medicine (BERM) and information on vegatesting is available in the 'VEGATEST HEALTH SCREENING' and the 'SOME ARTICLES' boxes opposite.
There are many thousands of potentially therapeutic naturopathic preparations available to practitioners and it is challenging for a practitioner to identify therapeutic treatments without bioregulatory testing. This is why systems of medicine that depend only on case histories and laboratory tests tend to be ineffective for chronic illnesses.
Some causes of health deterioration
Adrenal gland exhaustion (chronic stress), allergies, anxiety and depression, dental mercury poisoning*, dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome (inflammatory intestinal microflora), antibiotic resistant infections, food intolerances, earth radiation (geopathic stress), electromagnetic radiation, domestic urban industrial and agricultural pollution, immune system weakness and nutritional deficiencies.
*This is a relatively common cause of health deterioration - see the 'some articles' box opposite.
Some conditions treated at this clinic
Alopecia, allergy, anxiety/depression, autoimmune conditions, Crohn's disease, chronic dermatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic infection (including Lyme Disease and chlamydia), chronic inflammatory disease, coeliac disease, eczema and dermatitis, endometriosis, food intolerance, gastric hyperacidity, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic ovaries, psoriasis, thyroid gland disorders, ulcerative colitis.
A consultation takes about two hours. Follow up consultations are approximately every four weeks. The clinic is closed at weekends.
Before you come
Please drink an extra glass or two of water as vegatesting is less efficient if you are dehydrated.
Ladies, please do not wear tights as vegatesting involves access to the left foot.
Testing is done (painlessly) on a toe of the left foot, so please come with clean feet.
If you are already taking supplements and would like to have them checked, please do not take them on the day you come and bring samples with you.
Please do not wear a watch or carry a mobile phone as batteries have electric fields that could compromise testing.
This is available in the 'some articles' and 'vegatest health screening' boxes opposite. Integrative approaches to some medical conditions are explained in the index in the header. Internet criticism of vegatesting is rebutted in the articles section opposite (Section 9 - Vegatesting correcting misconceptions).
Magic bullets and quick fixes are mostly wishful thinking and each patient attending this clinic is treated individually. For example, a patient presented with headaches and was, in fact, prescribed a selected modern homeopathic preparation for symptomatic relief. She was also treated naturopathically with selected treatment for general toxicity, petrochemical fumes toxicity, dental mercury poisoning, female hormone imbalance and vitamin D3 deficiency (too little sunlight in Winter). This case history illustrates why simplistic conventional treatment such as analgesics (painkillers) are not always effective. It is, nevertheless, sensible to have a conventional check-up before attending this clinic in order to exclude serious conditions that might need surgical treatment.
If you come by train to Finchley Central Station (Northern Line)
The clinic is located about half a mile from the station (ten to fifteen minutes walk). Dr Bourne can meet you by car at the station by prearrangement.
Please phone Dr Bourne (07717833702) from East Finchley Station (the overground station before Finchley Central) to let him know that you will be arriving shortly. Exit the train at Finchley Central. At the top of the steps turn right towards the Regents Park Road exit and wait outside the station. Dr Bourne will meet you in a grey Smart car or in a grey Skoda Karoq (SUV).
If you come by car
There are no parking restrictions in Cyprus Avenue. If you cannot find a suitable parking spot, you are welcome to park across the house driveway.
If you come by bus (13 or 460)
Get off at the East End Road stop in Regents Park Road. Walk up Cyprus Road. Turn right into Hendon Lane, cross the road and enter Cyprus Avenue. The clinic is a private house a few houses along on the right.
A man with prostatitis
“I first consulted Dr Bourne in March 2018 after receiving a high PSA (prostate antibody) result and consequently being placed on the NHS rapid pathway for prostate cancer treatment that included prostate biopsy. I found Dr Bourne via his website after searching for an experienced medical doctor, who used an integrative approach. Following a thorough initial consultation that included vegatesting, he prescribed naturopathic remedies to support prostate function and to reduce inflammation and toxicity. He also referred me to a holistic dentist for removal of some high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings, which he identified as a source of toxicity that was adversely affecting my prostate gland. Subsequent monthly follow up visits enabled me to make ongoing health improvements and to gain confidence in Dr Bourne's approach.
Over the past eight months, my PSA levels have consistently reduced over four separate measurements and are now normal. My general health has also improved. In view of this, I have decided against having a prostate biopsy while my PSA levels are normal, although I will, however, continue to have my PSA levels checked.
Dr Bourne also cured my hay fever, which considerably improved my quality of life over the summer.
I recommend him without reservation to anyone with chronic health problems and will continue to rely on his expertise into the future".
A schoolboy with Lyme Disease
“Overall, I have been very happy with Dr Bourne and his advice on integrative medicine. He is very thorough, takes his time and explains everything very well. He is obviously very knowledgeable. I would be very happy to recommend his treatment and services to anyone in a similar situation.” Tina
Her son had been unwell with bizarre skin rashes on and off for five years. When he first came to this clinic, he was too ill to attend school. He had already been taken to five consultant hospital doctors, who prescribed courses of antibiotics that did not help him. With vegatesting, he was found to have Lyme disease, a tick transmitted antibiotic resistant bacterial infection. This case history is summarised in the 'Some articles' box opposite.
A case of Alopecia Areata
"The only Dr to have cured my son's alopecia!
I am delighted to have found Dr Bourne!!
A year ago, my son developed alopecia (patchy scalp hair loss). The NHS and highly recommended expensive private doctors were all unsuccessful in causing my son's hair to regrow. My son was affected emotionally and I looked everywhere for someone who could help him.
Then I heard about Dr Bourne. He was more affordable and I loved the fact that he was knowledgeable in both conventional and alternative medicine. He patiently tested for possible causes. Initially the prescribed medications did not have the desired effect, and so he asked us to return for free to try to prescribe again. This time he was spot on and the patches shrunk rapidly. We watched as the rapidly developing patches that were by now very noticeable, covering almost half his head, disappeared. All with medications that have no side effects and are natural! I highly recommend Dr Bourne - he's pleasant, patient and more interested in curing his patients than making money"!
A case of Urticaria
"I first went to see doctor Bourne about 4 years ago after being described unnecessary drugs by doctors. I had a persistent cough and my local GP thought it could be acid reflux causing it. I was given various drugs to control the reflux. This made me very ill and effected my skin. I kept getting episodes of urticaria. I was recommended Doctor Bourne. On my first visit he took his time asking me lots of questions and after the consultation, he used his knowledge and skills assisted by a high-tech Vega testing machine. I found out that Doctor Bourne doesn't just look at symptoms but the root cause and to treat and prevent future episodes from happening. I was prescribed some homeopathic treatments including a detox treatment. I felt much better within a week and all symptoms cleared up within 3-4 weeks. I went back after about 6 weeks to get retested and found that everything had improved, I have recommended him to all my family and they have also had good results". Mick P
From a Dentist
"Dr Bourne has a very informed and holistic approach to medical diagnosis. Myself being a dentist, Stephen has referred patients to me for dental treatment, when he has identified a dental issue implicated in the patient's medical condition. The patients of his whom I have seen, have spoken highly of his approach and report they are very happy with the results of his therapy. On the strength of his reputation, I myself have consulted Dr Bourne for my own health needs, and was very impressed with his recommendations.”
(Dental practitioner - name withheld)
A Boy Prone to Outbursts of Anger
"My 9-year-old son was easily angered and had very low self-esteem. He hated himself and the world. The vegatesting was painless and just involved touching a spot on the side of one of my son's toes with a blunt instrument. It sounds strange, but honestly it is amazing! Dr Bourne prescribed drops that contained homeopathy and Bach flowers. I've been adding them to my son's drinks for a few weeks and the difference in his personality is incredible. He is now so calm and doing really well at school. He goes to bed with no dramas and has become very sweet with his younger brother and happy to do his homework. Highly recommend a visit to Dr Bourne".
A Case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
"I have had four consultations with Dr Bourne. He used vegatesting to assess my general health and to help me with a longstanding digestive problem. This diagnostic method confirmed the presence of an intestinal parasite and revealed two other problems, which might not otherwise have been found. The diagnostic process is carried out with great care and precision in a reassuring and healing environment. I feel better after treatment, which included dietary advice and herbal and homoeopathic remedies.
I am very pleasantly surprised at the effectiveness of this non-invasive holistic therapy. I shall return to Dr Bourne to monitor my progress or if any other problems occur".
Please follow the links below for articles by
Dr. Stephen Bourne on the following topics.
*Endocrine disruption (5) covers endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, type 2 diabetes and abnormal thyroid function..
A session lasts about two hours
and provides information on:
1. The health index (overall toxicity).
2. The causes of ill health.
3. Stressed body organs.
4. Allergies and food
5. Nutritional deficiencies.
6. The indicated naturopathic