Live Blood Microscopy- A New View Of Health
By Peter O'Hara (B Afflons) Dip Hom Psychologist & Natural Therapist
Have you considered the effect of chemicals on your health and that of your family? Or the end result of that fatty takeaway food? Live Blood Microscopy is one way to find out. Live Blood Microscopy (LBM) offers a unique perspective into the world within your body. It is a procedure in which a single drop of blood from a finger prick is viewed by microscope and projected onto a monitor. Both practitioner and client can view the blood while the cells and micro-organisms present in the blood are alive. Examining the blood while it is alive offers specific information about your health that is not available through the usual blood test you have when you visit your doctor. These blood tests typically examine the blood after the cells have died. This distinction is especially important when assessing the health of the immune system because the immune cells may be present in the blood but not healthy and active. LBM clearly shows the vitality of your immune cells
Through Live Blood Microscopy you can also view the relative cleanliness of the plasma, which is the liquid in which the blood cells circulate. Chemicals in our environment and poor nutrition affect cell quality and blood cleanliness. Blood cleanliness is especially important for good health and is directly related to bowel health. A healthy bowel is also strongly related to good immune function. This relationship is quite evident in the blood. Poor bowel health contributes to dirty, sticky blood. Dirty blood reduces the ability of the immune cells to move through the blood and keep it clean. When your immune cells are stationary and are not cleaning efficiently, the quality of your blood will deteriorate.
When assessing someone's health via Live Blood Microscopy this is the point at which the inter-relation of body systems contributing to the condition of the blood becomes evident. The immune cells require plenty of oxygen to function efficiently. The red cells, which carry oxygen, can, however be stuck together in clumps or chains called rouleau, and so oxygenation of the blood is low. Inflammation in the body and poor liver function also contributes to the stickiness of the blood. One role of the liver is in detoxifying the blood. If your liver is not functioning well spiculi will be visible in the blood which contribute to sticky plasma. These days our poor livers work overtime. When the liver is overloaded your bowel will not function properly. Good liver function is necessary for proper bowel peristalsis (the rhythmic contraction of the bowel). If your bowel is sluggish, or you suffer with "leaky gut", waste removal is inefficient and toxins get re-absorbed into the body. This contributes significantly to dirty blood.
When the bowel is weak, as in leaky gutt, bacteria, candida albicans and toxic material can pass through the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream. Your blood cannot be clean and healthy when it is consistently being dirtied from the bowel. This is one reason your natural health practitioner is so interested in your bowel habits I
So liver, bowel, immune cells and oxygenation all play an inter-related role in keeping your blood clean and your health strong. Herbal fibre products can help keep your bowel wall healthy. Improved bowel health is evident in the blood as the blood becomes cleaner. Use a herbal fibre product without habit forming herbs like cascara. Lactobacillus products, with acidophilus, bifidus and other beneficial flora, also play a role in bowel health.