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9-10 am and 5-6 pm
Dr Bourne is a retired GP with a long standing interest in non-toxic medicine.
Clinic Address: 10 Cyprus Avenue, Finchley, London, N3 1ST.
Making an appointment
Please read through some of this website before contacting the clinic. Possibly start with
the testimonials section towards the end of this introductory page.
Tel: 07717 833702 and 020 8632 0119.
Good times to phone are generally between 9 to 10.00 am and 5 and 6 pm.
If no reply, please email your enquiry and include your name, phone number and good times for call-back.
Initial consultation - £200.
Follow-up consultation - £150
Payment by cash or bank transfer.
The clinic is not equipped to accept credit cards.
This is a system of medicine that uses modern electronic bio-resonance
technology to help identify the causes of health deterioration and to select
non toxic treatment.
Most people can benefit from detoxification, immune system support
and food intolerance testing.
Vegatesting is explained in the upper box opposite (section 8) and in
the header index (section J-Z).
Vegatest health screening is summarised in the lower box opposite.
There are no facilities at this clinic for X-rays or blood tests.
Some chronically ill patients have toxic high voltage 'silver' mercury
amalgam dental fillings . This relatively common cause of chronic
health deterioration is not described in conventional medical textbooks.
(See article on DENTAL MERCURY RESEARCH in the header index.)
Most people with so-called 'irritable bowel syndrome' have been found
at this clinic to have a treatable intestinal micro parasite infection
(giardia lamblia). (See IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME in the header index.)
This clinic approach to some common medical conditions is outlined in the header index.
Vegatest technology identifies and treats the causes of health deterioration, such as
high voltage 'silver' mercury amalgam dental fillings, intestinal micro parasites, a weakened immune system, environmental toxicity, food intolerances, intestinal dysbiosis, chronic infection (viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic), anxiety and depression, electromagnetic radiation and stress (adrenal gland exhaustion).
Commonly asked questions
Can vegatesting help with my health problem?
Vegatest technology identifies and treats the causes of health deterioration (see 'causes' in the header index). For example, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be caused by viral infections, harmful electromagnetic radiation and by high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings. As each cause entails a different medical approach, conventional medical attempts at symptom suppression can be ineffective. Vegatest technology is particularly helpful for medical conditions that have not responded to conventional treatment.
Why is vegatesting not more widely used?
Vegatesting entails monitoring subtle changes in skin resistance at a selected acupuncture point and a working knowledge of conventional, herbal, homoeopathic, nutritional, and allergy medicine. Practitioners also need a suitable collection of naturopathic treatment test samples. All this is challenging for practitioners, particularly as branches of medicine are taught only as specialist subjects. There is actually no scientific justification for regarding homeopathic, herbal, nutritional and allergy medicine as independent specialist subjects since a combined approach is clearly preferable.
Since Vegatesting is not controlled by any regulatory organisation, practitioner skills can be inconsistent. For example, a health food shop could advertise Vegatest food allergy testing when the practitioner has only attended a short course. It therefore makes sense for people considering having a Vegatest to check practitioners' credentials.
In experienced hands, Vegatesting has an excellent track record and respected physicians in continental Europe have successfully been using the technology for decades. Dr Bourne started Vegatesting in 1982 while working as an NHS GP and has more than forty years experience in the field.
The technology is currently marketed by Wegamed in Germany as the Test Expert Plus.
Is conventional medicine more scientific than integrative medicine?
In conventional medicine, it is considered 'scientific' to prescribe antihypertensive drugs for patients with causes of their high blood pressure as diverse as high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings, high stress levels and drinking too much coffee (caffeine). High blood pressure helps such people cope with stress and artificially lowering it with conventional antihypertensive drugs can make patients become tired and depressed.
When treating high blood pressure, conventional doctors may not examine their patients mouths for high voltage 'silver' mercury amalgam dental fillings, ask them how much coffee they drink or even advise on weight loss and stress reduction.
Arthritis can be caused both by intolerance to foods in the nightshade family of vegetables (tomatoes, peppers and aubergines). For this type of arthritis, it is more scientific to identify and exclude the poorly tolerated foods from patients' diets than to prescribe non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, that have side effects such as indigestion, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding. A conventional clinical trial on NSAID treatment for arthritis due to poorly tolerated foods would not be at all scientific.
While modern medicine is fit for purpose for many medical issues such as cardiac pacemakers, diabetes and cataract and hip replacement surgery, it is not so effective for chronic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, chronic dermatitis and so-called autoimmune illnesses. This is because conventional medical research focuses on symptom suppression (1) rather than on identifying and treating the actual causes of health deterioration.
In 2007, David Rose wrote in The Times (2) that nearly 3000 patients had died in the United Kingdom over the previous three years as a result of taking prescription drugs and that thousands more had been hospitalised because of their side effects. He also reported that the number of adverse drug reactions (ADR) had increased by 45 per cent over the previous ten years. Drugs most commonly implicated included low-dose aspirin, diuretics, the anticoagulant drug warfarin, non-steroidal anti-arthritic drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as cimetidine and ranitidine that are prescribed for gastric hyperacidity. Side effects of PPIs include fatal gastrointestinal bleeding and fatal gastrointestinal infection.
Gastric ulcers are caused by both stress (unsustainable work and worry), by unhealthy eating) and as a side effect of non steroidal anti-arthritic drugs (NSAIDs - ibuprofen and diclofenac). Prescribing NSAIDs to stressed arthritis patients consequently carries an increased risk of causing fatal bleeding gastric ulceration. Even so, some conventional doctors most unscientifically prescribe NSAIDS to stressed out arthritis patients.
The case histories in the testimonials section below show how integrative medicine can be effective for conditions that have not responded to conventional medicine.
1. The Problem with Conventional Medicine.
(Article In the header index.)
2. Allergy to medicine is killing thousands.
(The Times. Dec 27 2007.)
The causes of the disease process (see header index) and naturopathic treatments are identified with vegatest technology. This covers complementary medicine, integrative medicine, functional medicine, holistic medicine, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, homoeopathic medicine, allergy medicine and bio-resonance medicine.
Vegatesting is explained in the header index (section J-Z).
Treatment is selected from ranges of nutritional, herbal, probiotic, Bach Flower and modern (complex) and classical homeopathic preparations.
Dr Bourne's wife, Valerie, is a clinical kinesiologist. She independently checks his Vegatest findings with muscle testing. When a treatment that has been provisionally selected with Vegatesting is not confirmed with muscle testing, Vegatesting is repeated.
Some conditions treated at this clinic
Alopecia, allergy, anxiety/depression, autoimmune disease, Crohn's disease, chronic dermatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic infection, coeliac disease, dental mercury, dermatitis, eczema, endometriosis (1), food intolerance, gastric hyperacidity, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, thyroid gland malfunction (1), ulcerative colitis.
1. See 'endocrine disruption' - article 5 in the articles box opposite.
N.B. Although cancer is not treated at this clinic, two cases of cancer are included in the testimonials section below in which naturopathic health optimisation was coincidentally associated with cancer patients making spontaneous recoveries.
Some information on self-administered cancer treatment is included in the 'CANCER' section of the header index.
Consultations generally start at 10am and 3pm. A consultation takes about two hours. Follow-up consultations are approximately every four weeks. The clinic is closed on weekends.
Before you come
Please drink an extra glass or two of water as vegatesting is most effective when you are well hydrated.
Ladies, if possible, please do not wear tights as vegatesting at this clinic involves access to the left foot.
Please come with clean feet as testing is done (painlessly) on a the side of a toe of your left foot.
Please do not wear a battery watch or carry a mobile phone in your pocket as batteries have electric fields that could interfere with the electronic testing. Jewellery is permitted.
If you have a headache or a muzzy head due to high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings, you will be earthed while being vegatested by placing your bare right foot on a rubber earthing mat connected by a cable to a mains earth. As a result, the electricity in your body will drain away to earth and your headache will improve.
Before you leave
Please make sure that you have picked up all your belongings such as your water bottle, watch, gloves, medicine samples and medical papers.
Since the 1980’s, Dr Bourne has collected thousands of naturopathic treatment test samples for vegatesting purposes and it would be impractical for him to stock and sell so many preparations. In view of this, patients order their prescriptions by phone or on the Internet from specialist suppliers and pay by credit card.
After a consultation, Dr Bourne emails each patient with how to order and how to take the selected treatments.
GETTING TO THE CLINIC
By train to Finchley Central Station
(High Barnet branch of the Northern Line)
Please phone Dr Bourne (07717833702) from Finchley Central or from East Finchley station to let him know that you are on your way. The clinic is about half a mile from Finchley Central Station (ten to fifteen minutes’ walk). Please phone rather than text.
Get off the train at Finchley Central Station. At the top of the steps (a lift is also available) turn right towards the Regents Park Road exit. Turn right into Station Road. (There are shops in Station Road: if you find yourself in a car park, you are at the wrong exit!). When you get to a main road (Regents Park Road), turn left. After a few hundred yards at Ellis Estate agents and a clock tower, fork right into Hendon Lane. Cyprus Avenue is then a few turnings along on the right after St Marys Avenue. The clinic, 10 Cyprus Avenue, is a private house a few houses along Cyprus Avenue on the right.
There are no parking restrictions in Cyprus Avenue. If you cannot find nearby parking, you are welcome to park across the house driveway (10 Cyprus Avenue, N3 1ST). If possible, please phone Dr Bourne (07717833702) with an ETA when you are about half an hour away.
Please phone rather than text.
N.B. Please make sure you navigate to Cyprus Avenue and not to nearby Cyprus Road or Cyprus Gardens.
By bus (13 or 460) via Golders Green
Get off at the East End Road bus stop in Regents Park Road, walk up Cyprus Road, turn right into Hendon Lane, cross the road and enter Cyprus Avenue. The clinic (10 Cyprus Avenue) is a private house a few houses along on the right. If possible, please phone Dr Bourne (07717833702) when you cross the North Circular Road in the bus to let him know that you are about 15 minutes away. Please phone rather than text.
TOPICS IN THE HEADER INDEX
Dr Stephen Bourne
Zoom talk on mercury amalgam dental fillings.
During November 2020, Dr Bourne gave a thirty minute Zoom talk on the toxic effects of mercury amalgam in dentistry to the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. To view the presentation, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.
Alternatives to gluten free
Anxiety and depression
Cancer and complementary medicine
Causes of health deterioration
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Covid prevention with zinc and vitamin D3 and vitamin C
Dental mercury poisoning
Dental mercury - practitioner treatment guidelines
Dental mercury - proposed conventional research
Dermatitis, acne and eczema
Electromagnetic pollution and radiation
Endometriosis and polycystic ovaries
High blood pressure and stress
House dust mite sensitivity
How to take homoeopathy.
Hydration, alkalising and health
Immune system support
Integrative naturopathic medicine explained
Irritable bowel syndrome
The problem with conventional medicine
Thyroid gland malfunction
Winter blues (seasonal affective depression)
Some articles are also included in the 'ARTICLES BOX' above opposite.
DENTAL MERCURY AND CHRONIC TIREDNESS
“I first consulted Dr Bourne during August 2020 because I had been feeling abnormally tired for years. He identified two high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings as the cause of my tiredness. After vegatesting me and prescribing some naturopathic treatment for mercury poisoning, he advised me to consult a mercury free dentist with a view to having my high voltage mercury amalgam fillings replaced.
I initially visited a mercury free dentist in September and the fillings were replaced in November. Since they were replaced, I have no longer felt abnormally tired and have been able to concentrate better at work. My tiredness actually cleared up immediately the amalgam fillings were changed. Apparently, this was due to removing the sources of electricity in my mouth.
I used to have a sore throat every winter and this year it came back again in September. It also cleared up immediately after my high voltage dental fillings had been replaced.
I highly recommend Dr Bourne’s approach and I’ve very much appreciated his professional, open-minded and patient-focused attitude. He makes accurate diagnoses and identifies the most appropriate treatment pathways, interacting with the patient and putting passion into his approach.
Elena (November 2020)
Dental amalgam fillings contain several metals particularly mercury, zinc, and tin. Saliva is acidic and such metals in acid form a battery that generates electricity. It is this electricity in people’s mouths rather than chronic mercury poisoning, that causes dental amalgam patients to feel abnormally tired. An earthing mat can temporarily drain away the static electricity and help such electrically stressed people to become clearer headed.
Conventional research on cadavers has shown that mercury from amalgam fillings is deposited particularly in the brain and in the kidneys. Mercury particles in the brain are micro aerials that attract harmful electromagnetic radiation and cause people with dental amalgam to feel ‘phased out’ when in electromagnetically polluted areas such as airports and underground railways.
Mercury deposited in the kidneys impairs renal function, which is why there is a much higher incidence of renal failure patients on dialysis in wealthy countries than in third world countries that cannot afford much dental treatment.
Replacing mercury amalgam dental fillings causes extra release of mercury into the body. In view of this, mercury free dentists may collaborate with colleagues, who can treat mercury poisoning.
CANCER AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
A couple of years ago, I had an inoperable tumour in a lymph node in my lower bowel. Conventional cancer treatment had not helped and I felt very low.
I first attended The London Centre for Complementary Medicine in August 2019 and by April 2021 my tumour had gone. My hospital oncologist has attributed this to ‘spontaneous recovery.’
Dr Bourne’s approach included identifying harmful electromagnetic radiation as the primary cause of the cancer. He picked this up with vegatesting and his wife, Valerie, confirmed it with muscle testing.
Dr and Mrs Bourne subsequently came round to my house and identified the location of the harmful radiation with rod dowsing and muscle testing.
They recommended Peter and Jillian Stott, who do home visits to clear harmful electromagnetic radiation (PJEnergySolutions.com).
After the Peter and Jillian had been round, I straightaway felt less stressed out, less fearful, and confident that I was at last going to get better.
Dr Bourne explained that electromagnetic radiation is an incompletely understood phenomenon.
Amanda Grossman (April 2021)
Conventional treatment had been ineffective for her cancer and vegatesting indicated that harmful electromagnetic radiation was implicated. (See INTERFERENCE FIELDS in the ARTICLES section opposite). I prescribed some selected homeopathic treatment for the electromagnetic radiation, for an associated viral infection and to improve lymph drainage. I also prescribed alkalising tablets to make her body more alkaline and consequently more resistant to infection.
I next asked some specialists in Feng Shui to visit her house to clear the harmful radiation (interference fields).
My treatment approach was to improve her general health in anticipation of increasing the chances of her making a spontaneous recovery. I did not treat her cancer directly.
"I went to see Dr Bourne as I've been suffering from severe eczema for as long as I can remember. He identified the causes of my eczema - mercury amalgam dental fillings in particular. After a month of naturopathic treatment and replacement of two mercury fillings, my eczema went and I felt so much better. He explained everything during the consultation and came across as very experienced and knowledgeable. He's also an approachable and caring person and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to really look after their health." (Ana)
“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".
“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 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.
"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"!
"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".
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 homeopathic 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".
CANCEROUS THYROID NODULE
I first visited Dr Bourne during a very worrying time in June 2020. A consultant surgeon had recently diagnosed a cancerous nodule in my thyroid gland and had advised me to have a total thyroidectomy.
Dr Bourne’s treatment included naturopathic detoxification and naturopathic thyroid gland support, which helped immeasurably during my healing journey. Coming for treatment with him was a profound healing experience and it was fascinating how his Vegatest findings related to my current health and how my health improved after each treatment session.
I have recently had another thyroid scan, which this time did not show the cancerous nodule. The surgeon said that although he no longer recommends thyroidectomy, he will continue to see me every year to check for any recurrence of the cancer.
If I had not consulted Dr Bourne, I would probably already have had my thyroid gland surgically removed.
Dr Bourne has asked me to mention in my testimonial that he does not treat cancer and that his approach is naturopathic health optimisation. Even so, it does seem to me that his naturopathic treatment and the disappearance of my thyroid cancer may not have been entirely coincidental.
Susie (November 2021)
These articles can be found in the header index.
*Endocrine disruption (5) covers endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal thyroid function.
A session lasts about two hours and provides information on:
The biological age (health index).
The causes of health deterioration.
Stressed body organs.
Allergies and food sensitivities.
Indicated naturopathic treatment.
© 2021 by Integrated Medical Centre, London, England. All rights reserved.
Registered member of The Complementary Medical Association.
These articles can also be found in the header index.
* Endocrine disruption (5) covers endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal thyroid function.
A session lasts about two hours
and provides information on:
The biological age (health index).
The causes of health deterioration.
Stressed body organs.
Allergies and food sensitivities.
Indicated naturopathic treatment.