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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Do you suffer from, or relate to any of the following?---

or do you suffer from a lot of confusing symptoms such as these below:

Pain, back pain, arthritis, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, migraines, sports injury, whiplash, frozen shoulder?
• Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease like coeliac, rheumatic pain, thyroid problems ?
• Do you struggle with IBS, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, brain fog, or digestive problems?
• An inability to lose weight, tiredness, no energy, chronic fatigue, 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 help you with--and hopefully help you sort out the confusion of having so many symptoms! They always mean something.

If you are unsure of what sort of treatment you need please ring the receptionist and ask for a no obligation FREE MINI CONSULTATION for half an hour. At this consultation you can explain the symptoms from which you have been suffering and we can decide together what treatment would best to help 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. I’ll be happy to try and help you do this and start you on your journey to better health.

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 page.

I have been passionate about helping people with health problems for most of my life. 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 as an osteopath & naturopath in Swansea 30 years ago.

I was registered with the General Osteopathic Council for 21 years, but I voluntarily resigned from their register in May 2019. However I will still provide hands on treatment and use the techniques I have used all my practice life. And I am still fully insured.

After working as a Swansea registered naturopath and osteopath for many years I 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.

Please read my latest Blog below on this page.


Conditions Treated

I have had many years experience at helping a wide variety of conditions, such as back, neck, knee, shoulder and general musculo-skeletal problems. And with my background in naturopathy I help people to achieve optimum health and well-being in general. I specialise in helping people with 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 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 The General Council & Register of Naturopaths, The BNA Cancer Study Group and The Association and Registered of Colon Hydrotherapists (ARCH). Increasingly I am attending meetings in London where I have been hearing the latest research and natural treatments for Alzheimers, Cancer, 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 clinic 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 has been extremely helpful in the treatment of muscle tension, muscle spasm, sports injuries, torn muscles, shin splints and acute & chronic back conditions.

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

Blog July/August 2019

Hazards of Today’s Living

Sadly there are many things happening in the life around us that are totally contrary to health and our trying to live a healthy lifestyle. All of us are up against increasing threats to our environment and I expect you are aware of these:
5G This new technology is fast being rolled out in many of our cities and in many other parts of the world in the interests of a faster internet. BUT, and there is a very big BUT, given the fact that mainstream media controls a large amount of people’s perception and awareness with regards to multiple issues, the health concerns regarding 5G are still largely off the radar on the minds of many.
A report published by Martin L. Pall, a PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, has stated that “Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”
https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal
These health concerns are exactly why Belgium is halting its 5G plans. Sadly our government is ignoring any health concerns. Once again big business and the Corporatocracy are winning.

Smart Meters
This is another technology that has not been subjected to enough independent research to know if it is safe to install in our homes.
Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer and expert in nuclear policy at University of California, Santa Cruz, has studied smart meters. He found that given that smart meters operate 24/7, they emit 160 times more cumulative whole-body exposure than a cell phone. I for one refuse to have one installed.

How about some inspiring news?! Yes, I want to recommend another book I have recently read, especially if you’re interested in “NDE”. “Dying to be Me” by Anita Moorjani. An amazing biography about how she was healed from cancer. The book is a best seller worldwide. Do read it. You will be inspired!!

And last but not least:
Search engines, I refer to not just several but the main search engine most people like to use. Try to ditch using it and use a search engine such as “DuckDuckGo.” This one will not on purpose cover up the truth and allow one to search for health topics before having to read the medical or pharmaceutical pages.
And more recently this main search engine that most people use now funds the online encyclopedia many like to use! As a result many of it’s entries are not reliable and are purposely being distorted by a panel of “writers”. As I have written before, on this encyclopedia all alternative therapies are now classed as ‘pseudoscience’, even osteopathy!! “Fake news” is everywhere, especially on the websites we all like to rely on!

Blog May/June 2019

Health Websites

If you are anything like I am, I frequently search on the Internet for natural remedies and treatments to see what the ‘rest of the world’ is saying about them. However, in just recent months everyone’s ‘favourite’ search engine, who shall be nameless, has changed its algorithms. If you search for the best herb for a condition, or natural treatment, it will no longer bring them up first. The search engine will automatically bring up medical and pharmaceutical websites first—lots of them! And to find anything mentioned about natural alternatives will require searching many pages of conventional medical sites before you get to anything alternative.
And I expect you know that ‘that’ search engine not only gives the information it is trying to give us, but it is also storing data about our searches and getting to know our interests and storing them. Nothing is private anymore!

Fortunately there is a simple solution and excellent ‘alternatives’ when using a search engine. These are freely available. If you click on the drop down box in your search box you will find all the different search engines. My new favourite is DuckDuckGo. This one does not track you and store your personal information, and it will bring up natural websites first in your searches. I now use this as my default search engine. If you want to do this and don’t know how, I suggest you get a computer-savvy youngster to help!!

Scientific Truth

I am very keen on knowing the truth, especially scientific truth. And sadly there is a lot of disinformation and fake news being propagated on purpose to confuse us all!! It is almost impossible sometimes to know what is real and what is fake! An example of this currently in the news is what is being said about vaccinations and how they are “quite safe”. The truth is not so simple. How can they possibly be safe when billions of £ & $ have been paid out quietly over the last few years to compensate many who have been damaged by vaccinations! You won’t read about that on the front page of your newspaper or hear about it on the BBC!


And there is another website that has recently deleted a lot of information about alternative medicine and articles by alternative doctors. I am speaking about that online encyclopedia beginning with w. Better not use that one either! It has become extremely biased. I recently checked to see what it had to say about osteopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, herbalism etc—apparently they are all pseudoscientific!!!!!! So I won’t be using that encyclopedia again. I want the truth, not pseudo science and fake information. “The Truth will set you free”!!

Blog March/April 2019

Causes of Cancer
President Nixon declared the “War on Cancer” in December 1971 and a huge sum of money was donated by the U.S. Government, together with a large media campaign, that signalled a redoubling of the effort by cancer researchers to discover the cause of cancer.

Has much changed since then? Sadly the facts of the matter are that death rates from cancer are the same today as they were in the 1950’s and we are not winning the “War”. Yes, there have been some minor advances. One of these is that chemotherapy can help testicular cancer, childhood leukaemia and some lymphomas—that’s just three types of cancer.

Are we missing anything? Yes! The pioneering work of one, Otto Warberg, who in the 1930’s was researching the metabolic disturbances in tumours. Most modern research has been looking at the genetic causes, without much success. After extensive research Warberg stated that the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. His work was mostly ignored for 80 some years, until in recent years some scientists have realised that much of what he discovered has a lot of truth to it.

Warberg won the Nobel Prize in 1931 and was nominated for it three times. His friend Albert Einstein encouraged him in his work.

In recent years there has been more and more interest in investigating the metabolic theory of cancer. Many alternative doctors and practitioners realise that sugar is one of the main causes of ill health and there has been keen interest in using low carb diets and in particular the ketogenic diet for helping some people with cancer. It was quite shocking to many scientists when in 2006 it was discovered that the use of metformin in Type 2 diabetes, to reduce blood sugar levels, had substantially reduced the rates of cancer!

Basically the ketogenic approach is to use a high fat, low carb and limited protein diet. This type of diet has been used successfully to treat epilepsy in children by some doctors since the 1920’s, but now there is increasing interest and scientific studies for using it in the treatment of obesity and cancer.

You won’t hear much about ketogenic diets in the media as it doesn’t make any money for the drug companies, but I believe we’ll here more and more how ketogenic diets will help cancer along with other cancer therapies, conventional as well as alternative.

And of course Dr Dale Bredesen is recommending a ketogenic diet for those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s. In his book “The End of Alzheimer’s” Dr Bredesen writes that “arguably the single most important metabolic contributor to Alzheimer’s disease development is insulin resistance”. In other words because many people eat too much sugar and simple carbohydrate food, their insulin levels are always going to be too high. This leads to the syndrome referred to as ‘insulin resistance’.

All of us can benefit from radically reducing sugar from our diets. Some people have cravings for sugar and sugary foods but this can be helped by eating more wholesome food and maybe adding a chromium supplement that helps to reduce blood sugar swings that causes the cravings.

Blog January/February 2019

A very Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas holidays.

To start off the New Year I want to highlight the handheld device called the miHealth. I have used this device now for nearly 7 years and would not be without it. The ability of this device to relieve pain is second to none. In most cases the result obtained with its use is almost instantaneous. If it wasn’t I would not be using it all every day. But it has multi uses and is useful for all sort of problems. If you’re interested you can watch this 10 minute video introduced by the inventor of the miHealth miHealth, Harry Massey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yml1Icd_BDU
The miHealth can be used to treat animals as well, but I have not used it this way very much. Here is a video of a horse horse being treated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FckyaQjS5lA
And if you have the time and inclination there are several other videos demonstrating how the miHealth can be used. It never leaves my side and goes everywhere with me!
I use it on countless patients who have painful backs, especially when their muscles are very tight and sore. In addition to this sort of complaint I have found it to give great relief for conditions such as:
• arthritic joints—knees, ankles, fingers, toes, bunions
• plantar fasciitis (a very painful condition that affects the sole of the foot)
• shin splints
• pulled/torn muscles. I have been amazed how quickly such muscles respond to this treatment
• tendonitis—this is painful inflammation that commonly affects the biceps tendon. I commonly come across it in workmen who do repetitive, work such as plastering.
• tennis elbow

The Alliance for Natural Health

If you are not already aware of them ANH The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) have campaigned on behalf of natural health for many years. They are an internationally active, non-profit organisation promoting natural and sustainable approaches to healthcare worldwide. Their passion is the pursuit of optimal health and health care sustainability by working with, not against, nature.
https://www.anhinternational.org
The Alliance for Natural Health in their latest bulletin have highlighted the dangers of introducing 5G for mobile phone networks. You won’t read about the dangers of 5G in the mass media, because it would affect “big business”. But ANH writes that:
“Organisations and scientists around the world continue to call on governments to stop the deployment of 5G networks amidst concerns over its potential danger to human health and all life on Planet Earth. Across the pond, ANH-USA are calling for research on 5G’s safety to be conducted before its deployment. Whilst the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and from Space, initially signed by scientists, doctors and representatives of health and science related organisations, is now calling for the support of citizens around the world. Quite literally, 5G is a massive experiment that will result in a huge increase in exposure to wireless radiation that no living thing will be able to escape. What the effect will be is anyone’s guess, but if you’re not willing to be a guinea pig, then have your say and sign the appeal.”

And finally the healing results achieved by many hundreds of Power of Eight groups here in the U.K. and around the world have been nothing short of amazing. If you’d like to join a Power of Eight Group here in Swansea, please contact me. And if you haven’t read Lynne McTaggart’s book of the same name, please do so.


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