Richard Burden

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Naturopathy, Musculoskeletal therapy & Colonic Hydrotherapy in Swansea

Registered Naturopath in Swansea; Musculoskeletal therapy & Colonic Hydrotherapy in Port Talbot, Bridgend, Llanelli & surrounding areas

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I have practised Naturopathy and Musculoskeletal Therapy in Swansea for 35 years and Colon Hydrotherapy for the last 23 years. I support many people with their chronic health difficulties and specialise in bowel and digestive problems, but advise patients with many other health problems, some of them quite complex.

Do you want to fundamentally improve your health and be free of some irritating symptoms or discomfort?---

Or do you suffer from a lot of confusing symptoms such as these below?

Pain, back pain, arthritis, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sports injuries, whiplash, frozen shoulder?
• Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease like coeliac, rheumatic pain, underactive thyroid, or skin problems ?
• Do you struggle with IBS, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, brain fog, or digestive problems?
• An inability to lose weight, tiredness, no energy, ME/chronic fatigue/CFS/"Long Covid", food cravings, or hormone problems?

These are all conditions I commonly see in my work using naturopathy, musculoskeletal therapy and colon hydrotherapy and that I'd be happy to support you with--and with many people help sort out the confusion of having so many symptoms! They always mean something! I enjoy assisting clients to improve their health so that they can feel better, have more energy and enjoy life more.

If you have had problems getting through on the phone to our clinic during the last few weeks it is because we have had a new VOIP phone system installed. (It works via the Internet). It has given us lots of teething problems! I am very sorry and apologise! We are working on it. In the meantime if you can't get through to us, or we haven't replied to a message you have left, please email me via the link on the right side of this page. I may even reply to your email over a weekend. Thank you!

I combine my multi-disciplinary approach as a naturopath with the latest science in functional medicine, evidence based research and lab testing. For example I have been using blood testing with FunctionalDX, or other sorts of tests with Genova Diagnostics. One of the FunctionalDX blood tests is one of the best ways to get a full health MOT and to discover any underlying health problems. Lab testing is not always necessary, but it can be very helpful.

If you are unsure of what sort of therapy you need please ring the receptionist and ask for a no obligation 15 minute FREE MINI CONSULTATION if I have not seen you before, or email me from this website.. You can explain the symptoms from which you have been suffering and we can decide together what approach would best to assist your problem, or ask to speak to me on the phone when I am free.
Sometimes people have many symptoms and it is hard to know what therapy or therapies would be the most helpful. As a naturopath I’ll be happy to try and help you do this and start you on your journey back to better health. I will also send you a questionnaire that will outline many of the commonest symptoms. That information helps me to know how I can assist you the best.

I use naturopathy, musculoskeletal therapy and colon hydrotherapy (colonics), either separately, or in combination to help improve people's health. You can read more about each therapy on the next pages.

The Swansea Clinic is open during the week on Mondays to Fridays. Please ring 01792 654751 during office hours to make an appointment, or leave a message. I work in the clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. Please leave a message if no one answers, or email me through this website. I can reply to emails any day of the week. If you email me I can now give you an appointment with our online diary for naturopathy, colonic hydrotherapy or musculoskeletal therapy.

I have been passionate about helping people with their health for most of my life and am a long-standing member of the British Naturopathic Association and (GCRN) The General Council & Register of Naturopaths. I graduated from The British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy (now called the British College of Osteopathic Medicine ) in North London and set up my practice in Swansea 34 years ago.

I was registered with the General Osteopathic Council for 21 years, but I voluntarily resigned from their register in 2019 and can no longer call myself an osteopath. However I still provide exactly the same hands on treatment, manipulation and massage techniques I have used all my practice life. I am still fully insured for all that I do.

After working as a Swansea registered naturopath & osteopath for many years I trained with Dr. Milo Siewart in colon hydrotherapy and qualified with ARCH (Association & Register of Colon Hydrotherapists) in 2000.

My multi-disciplinary practice in Swansea offers naturopathy, musculoskeletal therapy and colon hydrotherapy (colonics) for those in the area around Port Talbot, Bridgend, Llanelli and the Gower. The Swansea Clinic of Natural Medicine is at 20 Walter Road, not far from the centre of Swansea.

I hope you will take a few minutes to read my latest Blog below on this page and that you find that what I write is helpful and relevant. I believe that what I write is vitally important, as there are few other places where you will receive such life and health giving information. One of my recent blogs is about the exciting developments in the treatment of Alzheimer's and dementia not using drugs .

Conditions Treated

I have had many years experience assisting clients with a wide variety of conditions, such as back, neck, knee, shoulder and general musculo-skeletal problems. And with my background in naturopathy I support people to improve their health and well-being in general. I specialise in gastrointestinal problems and for many people colon hydrotherapy has become very popular in recent years and can give much relief. It is a very gentle treatment! Please call or email on the form on this page me if you want to know more about what can be helped, or if you need to know whether your own particular condition can be alleviated.

I regularly attend meetings of the (GCRN )The General Council & Register of Naturopaths, The BNA Cancer Study Group and (ARCH )The Association and Registered of Colon Hydrotherapists . Increasingly I am attending meetings in London where I have been hearing the latest research and natural treatments for Alzheimer's , Cancer, digestive problems, gluten sensitivity and so many other subjects. It is exciting getting all the latest scientific information from experts from around the world.

Please explore the next pages for fuller information. And if you have any queries please send an email from my home page or call the clinic in Swansea on the number below. I am very happy to answer any queries by phone or email.

The Swansea Clinic of Natural Medicine is situated 11 miles from Port Talbot, 25 miles from Bridgend and 12.5 miles from Llanelli and is not far from The Gower.

In recent times I have become increasingly interested in Energy Medicine and because of this I incorporate the hand-held miHealth into much of my musculoskeletal work. The miHealth is extremely helpful in the treatment of pain, muscle tension, muscle spasm, sports injuries, torn muscles, shin splints and acute & chronic back conditions. Its use comes under the category of "pulsed electromagnetic field healing" (PEMF) I have used the miHealth a lot over the last ten years and it is extremely effective, especially for pain.

A Favourite Quote.....

"One of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are not scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature for a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery." — Dr. Michael T. Murray , Bastyr University, Seattle, U.S.A.

My latest Blog Entry

Early Summer 2023

First the good and positive news to greet you all and tell you that our clinic has never been busier and that even though ‘my head may swell’ I can promise you that we help a lot of people get well who come to see us, from pain and many other ailments. We do very good work and all my fellow practitioners are wonderful people and I would never have any hesitation getting treatment from any of them. Why do I say this? Because in the next part of this blog I am going to talk about matters that many people are completely unaware of and that we need to wake up and take note of what is really happening, not only in Swansea, Wales, and the UK, but around the World. You will not hear the important news on the BBC or other MSM. Only GBNews I find is disseminating some of what is really going on. If you can stand the irritating ads, please do watch GBNews as they are the only TV channel that stands for free speech.

I was brought up in a Christian family and taught to be honest and not to lie, so I must be frank and admit that I find myself becoming increasingly depressed about the current world situation and lack of democracy and honesty in our ruling institutions. Since the advent of the pandemic so much in our lives is being hoisted on us virtually without any discussion, debate, consent, proper safety studies etc. I can think of a whole list of subjects that are being rapidly introduced into our lives. The fast introduction of all these is breathtaking. I have counted 67 so far!!These are not just taking place on a local level, but internationally with many countries seemingly creating these changes in complete lockstep with many other countries. It all started with the Pandemic and has continued with breathtaking speed ever since. Life has not returned to ‘normal’.
I wonder how many are aware of the impending introduction of the “Pandemic Treaty” being introduced around the world by the WHO. Do we ever stop to think that the WHO is controlled and financed by people who are not even doctors or medically trained!! That should start alarm bells ringing. This Treaty should be properly discussed in our parliaments. But it is not. It basically means that the WHO can declare a pandemic at any time they choose and lock the world down again.
This treaty will be foisted on the world at a meeting of the World Health Assembly in May 2014 unless something dramatic happens to stop it.- in the meantime.

Why did an MP get expelled recently from his party for trying to bring up these subjects in the H. of C.? If you actually listened to his speech it was rational, considered and quoted government statistics. Yet he was expelled from his party! Free speech is no longer allowed. So if my blog gets banned, you’ll know why!
In Alternative Medicine we are advised not to claim that any treatment we suggest can ‘cure’! Only the medical profession is allowed to ‘cure’. And you may or may not know that after cancer and heart disease, doctors are the 3rd leading cause of death in this country and the U.S.!!
One magazine article I read recently stated: “The transgressions of established medical ethics that have occurred since the covid-19 pandemic was announced, are without doubt key markers, that remind us just how unethical mainstream healthcare systems, health authorities and public health services have become”.
I have always said there is always another side to ‘the story’, and it is never more so than now. One way of finding out what the real story is, is to “follow the money”. Who is making the money on all the stories being pumped out by the MSM. How about Sudan for a start! What do you know about fifteen minute cities and their real purpose? Swansea has signed up to this. The UN, WEF,& WHO have already admitted that they and other Authorities now have near-total control over information, so if that is the case you know that there is another side to the story!
And one final general knowledge question, do you know how much carbon is in the air we breathe? 99% of the air we breathe air is composed of Nitrogen and Oxygen and only 0.04% carbon dioxide!! So why all the fuss about this latter gas and getting it down to net zero?? Or am I missing something?
Plants need carbon dioxide in order to thrive. The more carbon dioxide there is the better they grow and the less water those plants need. The less carbon dioxide in the air the less plants will grow.
I wish you all a very happy Summer and hope that we all enjoy some wonderful weather. The sun is there to help us get some life-giving Vitamin D!

Spring Blog 2023

Even at my time of life I still enjoy learning and studying. And so it was that this last weekend I journeyed up to Hampstead in North London to spend a day listening and interacting with some wonderful speakers and colleagues at the GCRN/BNA Annual Study Day.
Roger Newman Turner spoke first and reminded us all of our basic naturopathic principles which are still as valid today as they were fifty or a hundred years ago. He spoke of his father’s work as a pioneer organic dairy farmer and founder member of the Soil Association.
If one of his father’s pedigree Jersey cows became sick his father always applied naturopathic principles to getting them better by using such things as fasting and enemas!!!

We then had a most inspiring talk from Patrick Holford, one of the UK’s best known natural health and nutritional pioneers. Like many of us, he likes to follow the real science about health and nutrition and gets exasperated at the corruption and conflict of interests that go on between government and Big Pharma, especially during the last few years. During the pandemic, Patrick, together with other prominent scientists submitted clinical studies three times to our Government about the effectiveness of Vit C and Vit D to treat Covid. They never even received an acknowledgement each of the three times!!
In his talk to us he explained the recent research into the effectiveness of using B Vitamins, Vitamin D and fish oil to help prevent and treat dementia and Alzheimer’s. The research has been done and published, but the Government won’t even look at it!!

There were three other wonderful speakers, but I’ll draw your attention to just one more, Roy Riggs. In latter years Roy Riggs has worked as an electromagnetic energy consultant and goes around the country to help people who have become ill due to electromagnetic pollution, very often from mobile phone masts. He takes measuring equipment with him and is then able to offer solutions to offset the radiation.
And then of course he talked about the controversial subject of 5G. I think all of us were very surprised when he explained the ‘other side of the story’!!

Have a read and see what you think! It’s hard to argue with someone who works with this all the time!

And now that Spring is almost upon us I’ll give my annual reminder of what very effective measures can be taken to lessen the symptoms of hay fever. Use a supplement of quercetin together with nettle. These two remedies do really help to get rid of those horrible sneezing fits or runny eyes or nose. You can even make fresh tea using fresh stinging nettle leaves. Just soak a few fresh leaves in hot water for a few minutes. Or else if you don’t wish for the bother one can buy nettle tea bags at any health food store. It’s always a good idea as well to avoid all cows milk products—milk, cheese & yoghurt especially.

My best wishes to all my readers!

Christmas 2022 Blog

I wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and hope that you all manage to have a happy and peaceful time with your family and friends.

And I hope you all manage to stay healthy. As I keep repeating, please consider taking Vitamin C and Vitamin D regularly to fortify the immune system. Use 500mg of Vit C twice daily and at least 2,000iu of Vit D daily, or even a bit more. There’s no harm taking up to 4-5,000iu daily of Vit D. The body does not seem to use low doses of Vitamin D as I found out to my cost a few years ago.
And if you happen to get a cold, cough, or a case of flu, then increase the Vitamin C to 5-6 times daily and also add in one of the many products around containing elderberry or echinacea. These two herbs are wonderful at helping the immune system. There are no side effects! If you need any specific help, and you can’t get to see me easily, then please email me through the link on my website and I will be happy to advise.

If you are interested in current affairs and wonder why our country, including the NHS and our economy, is in such a terrible state, then I suggest you tune into some of the alternative news channels that are not being ‘controlled and censored’ as most are these days! That includes the BBC. If you object to that comment then ask yourself why you don’t hear about the value of Vitamin C or D, or how well elderberry or echinacea works from the BBC. You will hear instead the ‘necessity of taking the latest booster’ or other drugs and how everything is blamed on the Ukraine war. So why has the war in that part of the world been going on for eight years and not just started recently as we are being told by the BBC and everyone else??

There are many doctors and scientists trying to speak out to tell everyone that what we hear on the mainstream ‘News’ are not facts, but lies and a complete distraction and distortion from the real news!!
Listen to this short extract (12 minutes) from GBnews recently. GBnews is the only mainstream news channel which is trying to tell the Truth and allows free speech! I strongly suggest you watch it in the evening where they disseminate news that is not on the BBC or other news channels. This video clip includes comments by Dr. Malhotra one of the UK’s leading heart surgeons. He has done some legitimate research.

Happy holidays to you all. Next year I shall be using the amazing FunctionalDX that will analyse a person's health in quite an amazing way and make treatments for complicated health problems so much easier. The blood analysis will show in great detail what body systems need attention the most to help bring about improved health.

Very best wishes,

Late Autumn Blog 2022

Yes, Alzheimer’s can be prevented!

The research on Alzheimer’s during the last 10 years has been coming thick and fast! You wouldn’t know that from the BBC or MSM, or even the medical journals, but the information in the Alternative World has been buzzing about it! If you read your daily papers or listen to the BBC you might have heard about lecanemab, the new “miracle” drug that “slows down the development of Alzheimer’s by 27%”. Lecanemab is a drug that targets the amyloid protein build-up in the brains of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, targetting the amyloid protein to be cleared away by the brain’s immune system. However the side effects are described in Alzheimer’s Research U.K., as “like similar drugs and are quite tough for some”. One in five patients taking this drug have experienced swelling and/or bleeding in the brain!

However, in the Alternative World wonderful work has been going on to discover the causes of the amyloid protein build up. I have mentioned before in previous blogs about the amazing pioneering work that Dr. Dale Bredesen from California has been doing and his book, “The End of Alzheimer’s”. He showed that it is possible to reverse Alzheimer’s by treating the various causes and has enabled many of his patients to return to work and lead a normal life!!

But others around world are now following in Dr. Bredesen’s footsteps and doing their own pioneering work and research. For example in the U.K. Prof David Smith from Oxford University and former Deputy Head of the Faculty of Medical Science is saying that, “Alzheimer’s is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, nor is it all in the genes. It is largely a preventable disease and we now know a lot about what people need to do to prevent it. Simple diet and lifestyle changes, made achievable in Food for the Brain’s COG-NITION programme, could cut the risk of developing this terrible and avoidable disease by at least a third.”

The research has found two very important and simple remedies needed to help prevent it. The first is B vitamins, in order to lower a harmful chemical called homocysteine. And the second is to have sufficient omega-3 blood levels, particularly DHA. Prof Smith’s research has shown how significant the impact B Vitamins have on preventing accelerated brain shrinkage in those with mild cognitive impairment.

Another key piece of knowledge that we already have are the problems caused by using statin drugs, not least of which is the fact that because cholesterol is lowered, those users suffer “statin brain” and are at highest risk for dementia! We have been brainwashed into thinking cholesterol is ‘bad, but in fact it is vital for life. Without it our bodies cannot manufacture hormones. Low cholesterol is not good for us!

And note that Alzheimer’s and dementia are now the leading cause of death in the U.K. They have recently overtaken cardiovascular disease and cancer as the leading cause. Experts are saying that dementia is the biggest health crisis of our time.

Let’s do something about it!

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