by Dr. Teri Jaklin ND
The Story of Live Blood Analysis.
Live blood analysis is the analysis of living blood under an extremely powerful microscope connected to a camera.
The condition and quality of your red blood cells have a direct impact on your present and future health, with stress and disease appearing in the blood years before they manifest in the body.
Live blood analysis shows exactly how your blood behaves inside your body, and provides a clear picture of your health at a cellular level. It is not a tool used in diagnosing disease, but rather identifies imbalances in the pH levels in your blood- and the consequences of that.
A few drops of blood from your fingertip are placed on a slide covered with a protective cover. Your blood is then immediately examined under a very high-powered microscope. A camera on the microscope lets you to view your live blood – still interacting and moving around – on a video screen along side a qualified microscopist.
So what do your blood cells look like?
Healthy blood cells are uniform in shape, size and colour and the background is clear from floating matter such as bacteria, fungus etc. The cells move freely, not overlapping or sticking together but gently repelling each other because of their negative charge. Unhealthy blood cells on the other hand may appear jagged or varying in size and shape. They can look broken or squashed together with many different kinds of debris – from improperly digested foods to parasites.
As a qualitative test Live Blood Analysis reveals:
- Relative level of acidity in the body fluids and the effects of these acids on the body
- Relative activity of the immune system
- Condition of the red blood cells and changes in form and function
- General organ ‘stress’
- Presence of parasites, bacteria, yeast, fungus, viruses and mould
- Blood sugar and hormonal imbalances
- Malabsorption of fats, proteins and other nutrients
- Crystalline forms of morbid matter, acids, cholesterol and mycotoxins
- Degenerative stress and gastrointestinal tract dysfunction.
- Presence of heavy metals
None of these phenomena can be observed from a conventional blood test.
Viewing live blood under a microscope is probably as old as the microscope itself and has historically been part of naturopathic care. But it was the work of European scientists Dr Antoine Bechamp and Dr Gunther Enderlein in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries that would advance the use of the microscope, challenge the medical establishment of the day and propose new ways of interpreting what was being viewed in blood.
Live blood analysis is for anyone who takes a proactive approach to health and overall wellbeing. It is suitable for people of all ages in all stages of life.
Because it provides an insightful view of the biological terrain, it is as helpful in people who consider themselves healthy and wish to prevent disease as it is in people who are working through health challenges.
Bechamp proposed that health was all about the internal environment within the blood and that bacterium (in the blood) was a consequence of a polluted environment in the same way that rats would appear when garbage was dumped – because they could feed on it. When the body becomes acidic or toxic, similar to a garbage dump, it becomes a ‘fertile soil’ for bacteria, yeast, viruses and mould, and other physiological disease.
In addition to live blood, as far back as the 1920s, European medical practitioners also began to look at dried blood samples (Oxidative Stress Test). The patterns seen in the dry blood show a characteristic ‘footprint’ and can be predictive of certain states of health. For instance, cases of advanced degenerative disease show very poor clotting and minimal fibrin formation with many white ‘puddles’ disseminated throughout the sample. In contrast, a healthy control subject’s blood shows a tight, fibrin-rich clotting pattern with no white puddles.
In the 1930s, the head of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr H L Bowlen MD, introduced the dry blood test to America.
Live Blood Analysis is an alternative assessment tool routinely used by holistic healthcare professionals around the world. Researchers continue to build on existing knowledge of live and dry blood analysis.