IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE CAUSE
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"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."
Dr Bourne is a retired NHS general practitioner with a long interest in naturopathic medicine. (See 'Dr Stephen Bourne' in the header).
Most people, who attend this clinic, have chronic medical conditions that have already not responded to conventional or complementary medical treatment.
10 Cyprus Avenue, Finchley, London, N3 1ST.
N.B. Dr Bourne does not have a secretary, so unless the matter is urgent, please would you contact the clinic initially by email and include your phone number and convenient times for call back.
It would also be very much appreciated if you would first read through this introductory page.
Initial consultation - £200.
Follow-up consultation - £150.
(Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer).
Vegatesting (article 8) is a branch of integrative medicine (article 2), which is the modern application of naturopathic medicine. Vegatesting is painless and does not entail needles or electric shocks.
Internet criticism of vegatesting
A journalist has reported inconsistent food allergy test results by a few health food shop vegatesters.
Vegatest treatment (See vegatest health screening box opposite)
Treatment is selected from extensive ranges of homeopathic, nutritional and herbal preparations. Food intolerance testing is included in the consultation.
At this clinic, towards the end of a consultation, Dr Bourne's wife, Valerie, who is a qualified clinical kinesiologist, independently checks the vegatest findings with muscle testing. If there is a discrepancy, vegatesting is repeated.
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), chronic infection (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites), food intolerance, earth radiation (geopathic stress), electromagnetic radiation, toxicity (domestic, urban, industrial and agricultural), immune system weakness, nutritional deficiencies.
*Dental mercury poisoning is a common cause of chronic health deterioration (see article 7). Post mortem research has shown that 'silver' amalgam dental fillings cause mercury deposits in the brain and kidneys. Replacing the mercury fillings with non toxic alternatives does not remove pre-existing mercury deposits or prevent mercury associated health deterioration. In view of this, people who have already had their amalgam fillings replaced can benefit from naturopathic treatment for chronic mercury poisoning.
Some conditions treated at this clinic
Alopecia, allergy, anxiety/depression, autism, autoimmune conditions, Crohn's disease, chronic dermatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic infection (including old glandular fever, Lyme Disease, candida and chlamydia), coeliac disease, eczema and dermatitis, endometriosis, food intolerance, gastric hyperacidity, high blood pressure, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, *metabolic syndrome, psoriasis and ulcerative colitis.
*Metabolic syndrome (article 5) is caused by environmental chemical poisoning, particularly due to dental mercury and cadmium in traffic exhaust fumes. The syndrome is manifested by paradoxically high insulin and low blood glucose levels, diabetes, thyroid gland disorders and polycystic ovaries.
A consultation averages about two hours. Follow-up consultations are 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, if possible, please do not wear tights as vegatesting entails access to the left foot.
Testing is done (painlessly) on a the side of 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 small samples with you.
Please do not wear a watch or carry a mobile phone as batteries have electric fields that could interfere with the electronic testing.
The problem with conventional medicine (Article 3)
Pharmaceutical drugs with adverse side effects are prescribed to suppress symptoms. For example, high blood pressure is part of a physiological coping response to stress. If the blood pressure is lowered artificially without stress reduction, the patient becomes tired, irritable and depressed.
With naturopathic treatment, stress and the associated the high blood pressure are reduced through measures such as detoxification, treating dental mercury poisoning, excluding poorly tolerated foods, lifestyle counselling and Bach flower therapy for anxiety. This approach lowers the blood pressure without causing side effects.
Conventional prescribing frequently involves polypharmacy. For example, a patient, who has become irritable, depressed and tired as a result of conventional 'treatment' for high blood pressure, may also be prescribed an antidepressant drug with additional adverse side effects.
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 patients by car just outside the station exit by prearrangement (see below).
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 Station. At the top of the steps (a lift is also available) turn right towards the Regents Park Road exit and wait by the station exit where there are shops, (outside the other 'Ballards Lane' exit, there is a car park and no shops). Dr Bourne will meet you in a grey Smart car or in a grey SUV (Skoda Karoq).
If you come by car
There are no parking restrictions in Cyprus Avenue. If you cannot find convenient nearby parking, you are welcome to park across the house driveway (10 Cyprus Avenue, Church End, Finchley, N3 1ST).
If you come by bus (13 or 460) via Golders Green
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 (10 Cyprus Avenue) 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