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Dr Damien Downing
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Dr Damien Downing MBBS, MRSB practises Ecological Medicine (also called Functional Medicine). This is a systems approach to health – understanding how things influence one another within a whole. Allergy (or Immune Dysfunction), the identification and treatment of damaged or disordered immunity, which can cause loss of resistance to abnormal cells and to infections, as well as food intolerances, chemical sensitivities, inhalant allergies and other immune problems. He uses elimination diets, allergen avoidance, environmental clean-up, and desensitisation to address these problems.

Dr Downing qualified from Medicine at Guys Hospital and set up a private practice in nutritional and environmental medicine in the UK. He was a co-founder of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine, and is the current president of its successor, the British Society for Ecological Medicine. He co-founded the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, and is its editor-in-chief. He is the medical director of the Alliance for Natural Health, He serves on the Editorial Board of the Orthomolecular News Service.

Dr Downing is partner with Dr Nicola Hembry in technique for the early detection of the changes that can lead to breast cancer. Mammovision uses a thermographic camera to take heat images of the breast and analyse them by computer to identify alterations in metabolism.

Dr Downing always advises people to use nutritional and complementary approaches alongside conventional treatments, unless there is a good reason why not. In ecological medicine the best therapy is always multiple, and he advises that patients should be prepared to use anything that works, and to stack up several percentage effects to get a worthwhile result.

If you have a diagnosis of cancer, Dr Downing offers nutritional and metabolic support which may include specific nutrients at high doses, including:

  • Vitamin C orally and sometimes intravenously
  • Phospholipid therapy orally and intravenously
  • Amino acids orally in high doses
  • Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, Chondroitin
  • B vitamins and coenzyme Q10 (with care in regard to folic acid)
  • Zinc and minerals (care needed to avoid risk of adverse effects)
Notes:

Dr Downing has special interests in:

  • Vitamin D
  • All effects of light on health
  • Lipid therapy
  • Environmental pollution
  • Detoxification
  • Mycotoxins
  • Immune modulation

Lack of sunlight and vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin D from sunlight is the missing link in many currrent epidemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. In the UK most people are deficient in vitamin D most of the time.

Environmental toxicity: Part of the causation of many cancers.

Nutrition: Levels of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in food are declining, and at the same time we all need more of them to protect us against pollution, stress and infections. Dr Downing uses a number of laboratories in several countries to assess nutritional levels and needs, and corrects these with supplementation by oral, intravenous, intramuscular and transdermal routes.

Useful read: Nutritional support in cancer

Genomics: The assessment of individual chemical abilities and variations to determine strengths and weaknesses in your ability to process food, detoxify chemicals, deal with stress and resist diseases such as cancer, allergies and heart disease.

Books by Dr Damien Downing:

  • Daylight Robbery; The importance of sunlight to health (1988)
  • The Vitamin Cure for Allergies (2010)
  • The Vitamin Cure for Digestive Disorders (2014)
Specialisms:
  • Nutrition
  • Intravenous nutrition and mega-vitamin therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Microimmunotherapy
  • Allergy & desensitisation
  • Lipid therapy
  • Phospholipid Exchange Therapy
  • Photobiomodulation  (Light therapy)
  • Ozone therapy
  • Vagal stimulation
  • Genomic assessment

For a description of ecological medicine, visit here



Last Updated:20/10/2023
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Dr Damien Downing
4 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PB, UK

+44 207 631 0156 info@haleclinic.com https://www.haleclinic.com/functional-medicine
Therapies provided at this location:

Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.

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Ayurveda
The foundational strategy of Ayurveda is prevention by empowering maintenance of health through cultivating a deep awareness of balance in one’s life.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room.

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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
EFT is a practical self-help method that involves using the fingers to gently tap on the body's acupuncture points along the meridian lines of Chinese medicine.

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Medicinal Herbs
Medicinal herbs refers to the use of plants for prevention and treatment of diseases.

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Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body's natural system of healing.

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Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration.

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Vitamin C Therapy
Vitamin C can be given intravenously as part of a programme of Metabolic Therapy.

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Meditation / Creative Visualisation
Meditation is a technique where the attention is focused on a point of reference, such as the breath or an object, in order to help you create a peaceful, quiet state of mind.

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Mindfulness
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a type of mental training that uses the mind to combat anxiety and bring about a sense of wellbeing.

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Nutritional Therapy for Cancer
Nutritional therapists seek to ensure you are well nourished by your diet, and that you are fully absorbing and utilising the nutrients it provides.

Full Details

Reflexology
Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

Full Details

Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a manual therapy that provides support and helps strengthen the body's natural ability to heal and balance itself.

Full Details

Breast Thermal Imaging
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging detects minute variations in the body's normal blood vessel activity, finding thermal signs which may suggest a pre-cancerous state of the breast or the presence of an early tumour that is not large enough to be detected by other means.

Full Details

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a part of Chinese Medicine (or TCM) incorporating other treatments such as Acupuncture, Tuina and Cupping.

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Yoga Therapy for Cancer
Yoga Therapy can be used to manage symptoms and side effects and body terrain imbalances common in cancer.

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Dr Damien Downing
London, UK - England (South East)

+44 7718 483 484 drdowningpa@gmail.com https://www.drdamiendowning.com/
Therapies provided at this location:

Vitamin C Therapy
Vitamin C can be given intravenously as part of a programme of Metabolic Therapy.

Full Details

Nutritional Therapy for Cancer
Nutritional therapists seek to ensure you are well nourished by your diet, and that you are fully absorbing and utilising the nutrients it provides.

Full Details

Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.

Full Details

Oxygen Therapy
Oxygen therapy introduces substances into the body that are supposed to release oxygen.

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Dr Rajendra Sharma
4 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PB, UK

+44 207 631 0156 info@haleclinic.com https://www.haleclinic.com/functional-medicine
Therapies provided at this location:

Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.

Full Details

Ayurveda
The foundational strategy of Ayurveda is prevention by empowering maintenance of health through cultivating a deep awareness of balance in one’s life.

Full Details

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room.

Full Details

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
EFT is a practical self-help method that involves using the fingers to gently tap on the body's acupuncture points along the meridian lines of Chinese medicine.

Full Details

Medicinal Herbs
Medicinal herbs refers to the use of plants for prevention and treatment of diseases.

Full Details

Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body's natural system of healing.

Full Details

Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration.

Full Details

Vitamin C Therapy
Vitamin C can be given intravenously as part of a programme of Metabolic Therapy.

Full Details

Meditation / Creative Visualisation
Meditation is a technique where the attention is focused on a point of reference, such as the breath or an object, in order to help you create a peaceful, quiet state of mind.

Full Details

Mindfulness
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a type of mental training that uses the mind to combat anxiety and bring about a sense of wellbeing.

Full Details

Nutritional Therapy for Cancer
Nutritional therapists seek to ensure you are well nourished by your diet, and that you are fully absorbing and utilising the nutrients it provides.

Full Details

Reflexology
Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

Full Details

Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a manual therapy that provides support and helps strengthen the body's natural ability to heal and balance itself.

Full Details

Breast Thermal Imaging
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging detects minute variations in the body's normal blood vessel activity, finding thermal signs which may suggest a pre-cancerous state of the breast or the presence of an early tumour that is not large enough to be detected by other means.

Full Details

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a part of Chinese Medicine (or TCM) incorporating other treatments such as Acupuncture, Tuina and Cupping.

Full Details

Yoga Therapy for Cancer
Yoga Therapy can be used to manage symptoms and side effects and body terrain imbalances common in cancer.

Full Details

The Hale Clinic
4 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PB, UK

+44 207 631 0156 info@haleclinic.com https://www.haleclinic.com/functional-medicine
Therapies provided at this location:

Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease.

Full Details

Ayurveda
The foundational strategy of Ayurveda is prevention by empowering maintenance of health through cultivating a deep awareness of balance in one’s life.

Full Details

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurised room.

Full Details

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
EFT is a practical self-help method that involves using the fingers to gently tap on the body's acupuncture points along the meridian lines of Chinese medicine.

Full Details

Medicinal Herbs
Medicinal herbs refers to the use of plants for prevention and treatment of diseases.

Full Details

Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body's natural system of healing.

Full Details

Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration.

Full Details

Vitamin C Therapy
Vitamin C can be given intravenously as part of a programme of Metabolic Therapy.

Full Details

Meditation / Creative Visualisation
Meditation is a technique where the attention is focused on a point of reference, such as the breath or an object, in order to help you create a peaceful, quiet state of mind.

Full Details

Mindfulness
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a type of mental training that uses the mind to combat anxiety and bring about a sense of wellbeing.

Full Details

Nutritional Therapy for Cancer
Nutritional therapists seek to ensure you are well nourished by your diet, and that you are fully absorbing and utilising the nutrients it provides.

Full Details

Reflexology
Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

Full Details

Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a manual therapy that provides support and helps strengthen the body's natural ability to heal and balance itself.

Full Details

Breast Thermal Imaging
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging detects minute variations in the body's normal blood vessel activity, finding thermal signs which may suggest a pre-cancerous state of the breast or the presence of an early tumour that is not large enough to be detected by other means.

Full Details

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a part of Chinese Medicine (or TCM) incorporating other treatments such as Acupuncture, Tuina and Cupping.

Full Details

Yoga Therapy for Cancer
Yoga Therapy can be used to manage symptoms and side effects and body terrain imbalances common in cancer.

Full Details



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