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 22 years. I support many people with their chronic health difficulties and specialise in bowel and digestive problems, but support clients with many other health problems.

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 some 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.

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.

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 immensely 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 have now incorporated 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

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!

Autumn Blog 2022

I get very frustrated when I hear the ‘News’ on the MSM that we are probably going to get a lot of flu this winter. How do they know?! And then the advice is to go along to your GP and get protected and receive the latest flu shot etc. We have a flu epidemic every winter. There is nothing new in that. But there is natural help and protection out there if you want to truly protect yourself.
I have not suffered a cold or flu for several years! Not even a bad ‘virus infection’! What do I do? I take 500mg twice daily of Vitamin C and 4000iu of Vitamin D daily. So I would strongly recommend to all my readers that they do the same. There is a huge amount of research and evidence that these nutritional supplements help to strengthen the immune system and give proper protection, not only against infections such a coughs, colds and flu, but against other illness and even cancer.
If you only do this one thing to protect your health, take Vitamin D and C on a regular basis. And I would urge you to go one step further and buy a pin prick Vitamin D test online and test your Vit D levels. Most people find that when tested that they have low levels of Vit D.

Regular readers of my blog will have noticed that there are fewer posts than before. Yes, I have been forced to delete some of my blogs. The Internet Police have decided that I am posting too much ‘misinformation’ and have asked me to delete it otherwise ‘further action’ will be taken. That infers that my readers do not have the maturity or intelligence to make up their own minds whether what I post is true or false! Most of my posts are based on the latest research carried out by universities and other researchers around the world and even our Government’s research, such as from the Office of National Statistics. Most of this research is sadly ignored by our ‘authorities’, or they don’t want you to know, because it does not fit their narrative!

If you want to hear more news of an alternative nature then you might enjoy tuning into and watching GB News on your TV. I would especially recommend listening to it in the evening any time after 6pm on a weekday. You will get news that is not broadcast on the mainstream channels. Listen to people such as Neil Oliver or Mark Steyn. They will give you a different perspective on life and what is going on in our world.

Next time I will write more about Alzheimer's and how it can be prevented. Alzheimer's has now become the leading cause of death in the UK, overtaking both cardiovascular disease and cancer!! Yes! There is a lot of research going on to help people prevent and treat Alzheimer's. And as you may guess it doesn't come from the drug companies! Please contact me if you can't wait to learn more.

Very best wishes to you all.

Late Spring Blog 2022

Hay Fever:

As many suffer from this problem at this time of year I want to give you some excellent first aid tips. First drink plenty of nettle tea. You can use a bunch of leaves from fresh stinging nettles. Soak the leaves in a large mug or saucepan of boiling water for several minutes and then drink the resultant tea. Nettles have a very pleasant mild taste. They are also very nutritious and can help with other problems such as eczema. If you don't have any fresh nettles then use the nettle tea bags from a health food store.
If the hay fever is very persistent it may be necessary to use a supplement of quercetin twice a day preferably between meals. Get this from a health food store and use it along with nettle tea. And another supplement that helps a lot is "Pollinosan". It is made by Vogel and will be found in most health food stores.

Chronic Disease:

Other than the obvious problems that have overloaded our healthcare system the last two years, there has been an epidemic of chronic disease—heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, cancer etc. Heart disease and cancer are our two biggest killers (not C.v..d!!), but these two problems have not been properly addressed as to their cause or causes.
The other term that can be used to describe chronic disease is poor metabolic health.
The pharmaceutical industry makes vast profits throwing different drugs at these problems, but these drugs do not address the cause. Many people talk about healthcare, fewer talk about real health and very few talk about real food. Nobody talks about ultra-processed food that is driving our nation’s ill health. Processed food ultimately causes insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is when the cells of the body do not respond to insulin, and consequently blood sugar levels rise. Insulin resistance causes metabolic syndrome or chronic disease.
If we can eat healthy food and stay away from sugar and ultra-processed food our health will be so much better! Why can’t the NHS tell us this?

Hope you all enjoy the Summer!
Best wishes to all my readers.

Spring Blog 2022

I thought I’d write an early Spring Blog as there is some exciting news that I have been reading from researchers at Harvard and is connected with Long Covid , a problem I am seeing more and more of in my clinic.
The Epstein-Barr virus is frequently present when we have a viral infection and often lurks permanently in our bodies. Do you remember its connection with glandular fever or M.E. from a few years ago?
It has also been found to be activated when people suffer from Covid-19 and as a result is present in Long Covid (extreme tiredness, brain fog, forgetfulness, headaches, muscle pains, chest tightness, cough, lack of taste or smell etc etc)
Because this ‘epidemic’ has gone on for so long, effective natural treatments have been been formulated. And yes, there are now good treatments available for Long Covid.
But now the amazing research coming out of Harvard is that the Epstein-Barr virus is likely to be the cause of M.S.(Multiple Sclerosis)!! And in addition that lack of Vitamin D is a common factor in both Covid and M.S.! So it looks as though there is now far more hope for sufferers of M.S. than hitherto.

So my repeated message is to keep taking Vitamin D, at least 2,000iu daily, as well as Vitamin C. Both Vit D & C are very important to maintain the integrity and efficiency of the Immune System. Research that came from Ireland earlier in the Pandemic showed that the majority of people who had died of Covid were deficient in Vitamin D.
I have also just learnt that “NICE”, (the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Evidence) have finally ‘accepted for review’ 18 studies on the benefits of Vitamin C. Don’t hold your breath that Vitamin C will become mainstream soon! There is huge bias against the medical use of Vitamin C largely because it makes no money! You may remember that during the height of the epidemic some hospitals around the world used intravenous infusions of Vitamin C to successfully treat serious cases of Covid. You didn’t read about that in your newspapers or hear about it on the BBC.

And one last thought taken from the UK’s ONS (Office for National Statistics): “Covid was the sole cause of death in just 17,000 people up to the end of the third quarter of 2021”. Compare this figure to that from Cancer Research UK who report that 166,000 people die every year from cancer. That converts into a monthly average of 7% Covid-caused deaths compared to deaths from cancer!! Where is our sense of proportion? What precautions are we taking to prevent cancer, heart disease or Alzheimer's that far outnumber cases of covid deaths?

I hope you enjoy the Spring.

With warm wishes to all my readers,

Autumn Blog 2021

Mental and Brain Health

Most people do not know that the mineral Lithium can be used therapeutically in low doses. Lithium at high doses is used a lot in the treatment of mental health problems, particularly with bipolar disorders. It also has many uses in industry, especially in batteries. Lithium is a mineral and if used at low doses can be very helpful in the human body, particularly the brain.
Some psychiatrists around the world, who are interested in nutrition, now use it in low doses to help many problems very successfully. In fact it has many wonderful uses, especially to help improve brain health. It can help to form new brain cells and reduce the risk and prevent Alzheimer’s! And low dose Lithium is very safe to take on a regular basis, for anyone! You can view a very interesting article about it at:
Dr Jonathan Wright is one of the most highly respected and knowledgable doctors and honorary naturopaths in the world!
If you are interested in improving yours or someone else’s brain health, or think you may be getting dementia, low doses of Lithium are very safe to use!
I can let you know where to get some if necessary. Please email me.

My best wishes to you all until my next blog.

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