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The Clinic

Dr Bourne is a retired NHS general practitioner with a long interest in non suppressive medicine. He uses vegatest technology to identify and treat the causes of health deterioration and to select naturopathic treatment. Most people, who attend here, have chronic medical conditions, that have not responded to previous medical treatment, (see testimonials below). 

Clinic address

10 Cyprus Avenue, Finchley, London, N3 1ST.

Website and email



Making an appointment

Please phone 07717 833702.

If no reply, please text or email your enquiry and include your name and phone number. 


Initial consultation - £200.

Follow-up consultation- £150

Payment by cash or bank transfer please.

(The clinic is not equipped to accept credit cards).


Everyone can benefit from detoxification, immune system support and food intolerance testing. Information on vegatesting is available 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.


Some chronically ill patients have toxic high voltage 'silver' mercury amalgam dental fillings. This relatively common cause of health deterioration is not described  in conventional medicine.

(Please see DENTAL MERCURY RESEARCH in the header index.)


Most people with so-called 'irritable bowel syndrome' are infected with an intestinal micro parasite that responds to naturopathic treatment.  See IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME in the header index.


Nutritional supplements to increase resistance to Covid infection and the clinic approach to some common medical conditions are also included in the header index. 

Commonly asked questions 

Can vegatesting help with my health problem?

The clinic approach is to identify and treat the causes of health deterioration, which can vary even between patients with similar symptoms. Some causes of health of deterioration are listed in the header index.

For example, high blood pressure can be caused by stress factors such as high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings, by unsustainable work and worry (adrenocortical exhaustion) and by drinking too much coffee (caffeine). Each cause needs individual treatment rather than conventional antihypertensive 'treatment'. People on antihypertensive drugs tend to feel abnormally tired and depressed because their high blood pressure actually enabled them to cope with their high stress levels. 

Irritable bowel syndrome can be caused by intestinal micro parasites that respond to naturopathic treatment. Conventional attempts at symptom suppression with antispasmodic and antidepressant drugs are ineffective and have side effects.  

Why does the Internet give vegatesting an indifferent write-up?

It takes several months of training and practice to learn the technology, which requires a degree of manual dexterity that not all practitioners can  achieve. Practitioners need a working knowledge of conventional, nutritional, herbal, homeopathic and allergy medicine and to have available for testing purposes ranges of homeopathic, herbal and nutritional treatment test samples. Vegatesting can take two hours and is consequently unsuitable for commercial clinics that treat more than just a few patients a day.


When considering having a vegatest, it makes more sense to find out whether the vegatest practitioner is any good than to find out whether  vegatest technology is any good. Asking the question, "Is vegatest technology any good?" is like asking, "Is a violin or a piano any good?" 

Since vegatesting is not controlled by any regulatory organisation, practitioner skills are variable. For example, a health food shop can advertise vegatest food allergy testing when the practitioner involved has attended just a single weekend course. 

The unfavourable Internet write-up of vegatesting is based on 'research' done by an investigative journalist, who compared the food allergy test findings done on himself by a few health food shop workers during a single afternoon. The predictably inconsistent findings were subsequently published in a newspaper. The journalist did not mention in his article that respected  physicians in continental Europe had been successfully using vegatest technology for several decades.

Conventional medicine regards the controlled (double blind) clinical trial as the gold standard of scientific medical research so that it is considered scientific to prescribe antihypertensive drugs for patients with causes of high blood pressure as diverse as high voltage mercury amalgam dental fillings, high stress levels due to work and worry, and drinking too much coffee (caffeine). High blood pressure actually enables people to cope with their high stress levels and artificially lowering it with conventional  antihypertensive drugs causes people to become tired and depressed. With vegatest technology, the actual causes of high blood pressure are identified and treated without the need for toxic conventional drugs. 

Arthritis can be caused by intolerance to foods in the nightshade family of vegetables (tomatoes, peppers and aubergines). For this type of arthritis, it is more scientific to exclude the poorly tolerated foods from the patient's diet than to prescribe toxic prescription drugs such as Brufen and Voltarol, that have indigestion, abdominal pain and gasto-intestinal bleeding as side effects.  A conventional controlled clinical trial on arthritis treatment would overlook such treatable food intolerances.


Arthritis can also be caused by stress (adrenocortical exhaustion). With stress related arthritis, the vegatest approach is to prescribe a selected naturopathic arthritis treatment such as homeopathic Rhus Tox, together with selected  naturopathic treatment to support adrenocortical function.  A Bach flower preparation for emotional stress may be prescribed and stress reducing lifestyle improvements would be considered.

Clinic approach

The causes of health deterioration are identified (See header index).  


Vegatest technology includes integrative medicine, complementary medicine, holistic medicine, nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, homoeopathic medicine, functional medicine and bio-resonance medicine. Vegatesting is explained in the header index (section J-Z) and in section 8 of the articles box opposite.

Treatment is selected from nutritional, probiotic, herbal, Bach Flower and modern (complex) and classical homeopathic preparations.  


Dr Bourne's wife, Valerie, independently checks the vegatest findings with clinical kinesiology (muscle testing).  When a treatment that has been provisionally selected with vegatesting is not confirmed with kinesiology, vegatesting is repeated until the two systems agree. 

Some conditions treated at this clinic 

Alopecia, allergy, anxiety/depression, autoimmune conditions, Crohn's disease, chronic dermatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic infection (including old glandular fever, endometriosis (1), Lyme Disease, candida and chlamydia), coeliac disease, dental mercury, dermatitis, eczema, endometriosis, 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.


A consultation averages two hours. They generally start at 10 am and at 3 pm.  Follow-up consultations are about 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.

  • Testing is done (painlessly) on a the side of a toe of the left foot, so please come with clean feet.



During vegatesting

Please do not wear a battery watch or have a mobile phone in your pocket as batteries have electric fields that could interfere with the electronic testing.


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 selected treatments by phone directly from specialist suppliers and pay by credit card.

After a consultation, Dr Bourne emails each patient with how to take and  how to order the recommended treatments.


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).

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 a few turnings along on the right after  St Marys Avenue. The clinic, 10 Cyprus Avenue, is a private house a few houses along on the right.


By car

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 make sure you navigate to Cyprus Avenue and not to Cyprus Road. 

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.



Dr Stephen Bourne

Zoom talk on mercury 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

Autoimmune conditions


Cancer and complementary medicine

Causes of health deterioration

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Common cold


Covid prevention with zinc and vitamin D3 and vitamin C 

Crohn's disease

Dental mercury poisoning 

Dental mercury - practitioner treatment guidelines 

Dental mercury - proposed conventional research

Dermatitis, acne and eczema


Electromagnetic pollution and radiation

Endocrine disruption

Endometriosis and polycystic ovaries

First aid  

Food intolerance 

High blood pressure

Healthy eating

House dust mite sensitivity

How to take homoeopathy.

Hydration, alkalising and health

Immune system support


Integrative naturopathic medicine explained

Irritable bowel syndrome 


Nano minerals

Lyme disease

The problem with conventional medicine

Thyroid gland malfunction  

Vegatesting explained

Winter blues (seasonal affective depression)

Some articles can also be viewed in the  'ARTICLES BOX' opposit





“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. 


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 Stotts 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 and outside the scope of conventional medicine. He also prescribed some naturopathic treatment.

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 order to increase the chances of her making a spontaneous recovery. I did not treat her cancer directly -  this would have been illegal. 


"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".
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. 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"!
Hadassah B


"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


"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)


"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".


"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".




These articles can be found in the header index.

  1. Lyme Disease

  2. Integrative medicine

  3. The problem with conventional medicine

  4. Electromagnetic radiation

  5. Endocrine disruption*

  6. Cancer and complementary medicine

  7. Dental mercury poisoning 

  8. Vegatesting

*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 biological age               (health index).    

  2. The causes of health deterioration.

  3. Stressed body organs. 

  4. Allergies and food sensitivities.

  5. Nutritional deficiencies.

  6. Indicated  naturopathic treatment.