Sunday, June 7, 2020

Darkfield Microscopy


Darkfield Microscopy, also known as “Live Blood Analysis”, is a special technique through which people may see their own live blood cells on a video screen. Unlike typical blood tests, which are based on chemical analysis, with Darkfield Microscopy the blood sample is assessed visually and the patient’s blood cells, as well as other bodies the exist within the blood stream such as bacteria and micro-organisms, can be observed in their living state. It is thought that by observing the blood in this way, a health professional will be able to detect nutritional disorders before outward symptoms have developed.

example of Darkfield

How it Works

In Darkfield Microscopy, the health professional and the patient together observe “live blood”. Substances that may be observed in a live blood sample include: white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, microbial activity, undigested food, fungi, and crystals.

Since under darkfield microscopy, the blood is, in fact, alive, the movement of the blood cells may be observed: white blood cells attack waste matter while red blood cells move around actively.

In the body, red blood cells carry oxygen to the organs and tissues. All the cells in the body require oxygen to remain healthy and if the red blood cells are not doing their job it is only natural that an adverse health condition results. It is thought that cancer is a by-product of oxygen deprived tissue.


A drop of blood is pricked from the patient’s finger using a fine needle. The blood is placed on a glass slide and then examined using a special darkfield microscope. The magnification of the microscope is usually in the order of 1000x. Most practitioners will have their microscope connected to a video screen so that the patient may see the live blood sample for theirself. The practitioner will point out cells that are in damaged or in a degenerative state.

The term darkfield refers to the microscopic image having a dark background. Light objects, such as blood cells, show up against the dark background. Darkfield microscopy relies on a very bright light being directed at the sample at such an angle that the reflection of the light is sent to the lens. Under standard “brightfield” conditions, the light is shined directly onto the the sample. It is thought that microscopy better allows for certain elements within the blood stream to be observed.

Rouleau Effect

When Darkfield Microscopy is performed, the practitioner will be looking out for what is known as the “rouleau” effect. This is where red blood cells clump together, just like a stack of coins. It is thought that the rouleau effect is devastating for oxygen distribution within the blood as the red blood cells are too stuck together to move freely.

If a rouleau effect is observed under darkfield, this may indicate to the health professional that the patient should improve their diet.


Darkfield Microscopy is not a treatment that is recognised by conventional medical science. Critics claim that live blood analysis does not allow for blood parts to be properly identified. It is claimed by critics that anything that may be properly observed through darkfield microscopy is already visible under convention blood analysis. It is also thought by adherents to conventional science, that the rouleau effect does not indicate any specific disease and is thus of no use for the purposes of diagnosis.

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