Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need a medical background to do live blood analysis?
No, a medical background is not a requirement. Live blood analysis is not a medical test, and is not used to make a medical diagnosis. It is a nutritional tool used in a natural health and wellness setting. It is used to assess the health of the biological terrain at the cellular level. The imbalances detected in this analysis are addressed through dietary and lifestyle changes, detoxification, specific nutritional supplements and natural interventions. As a result, this test is not used by conventional doctors and is not regulated by any medical associations. Anyone with a background in natural health, or an interest in nutrition, will be able to practice live blood analysis.
There are some potential risks to practitioners who have not received proper training. To ensure that our practitioners practice safely, without exposing themselves or their clients to any risk, we cover the do’s and don’ts and issues regarding legalities in detail during the course.
Will I be able to do this in my country?
There are no formal regulations for live blood analysis in most of the world, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, so in essence anyone can add it to their existing practice. The course is primarily geared to existing practitioners, naturopaths, nutritionists, fitness trainers, colonic irrigation & detox practitioners, etc. or to work with and complement any other natural health practice.
Do I need a phlebotomy certificate to do live blood analysis?
This is usually not a requirement, since the blood for live blood analysis is collected from a finger prick. Phlebotomy is usually limited to the process of drawing blood from veins (venepuncture), or administering injections by venepuncture, and excludes the collection of small quantities of blood from finger pricks. However, some countries include the collection of blood from finger pricks under phlebotomy, so it’s advisable to check with your local health department. In cases where it is a requirement there are short courses available to attain the necessary accreditation.
Is your course accredited?
Yes, we are accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA – UK).
Why is your course superior?
- This course draws from a variety of researchers, whereas other courses only offer one researcher’s view.
- We cover live blood in brightfield and darkfield in great detail, as well as dry blood analysis.
- The course is online, interactive, recorded and available any time which does away with workshops that require expensive travel and accommodation and where practitioners are left with just a manual and lacking important information with no back up or help when they start to practice.
- No other course offers as much information and detail, plus a huge database of images and videos and charts.
- Because the course draws from many researchers so you are likely to encounter a lot of information that is not covered in any other single course.
- Our course attendees access their course materials from our Digital Chalk LMS (learning management system), which enables attendees to keep track of their progress, complete self-assessments and access a wealth of additional resources.
- The manual is laid out clearly, with clear examples of anomalies in both brightfield and darkfield, and proven interventions to address each specific anomaly.
Do you cover pleomorphism in the course?
Yes, we cover the theory of pleomorphism in detail and all the phases of development and the particular growth forms identified by Dr Enderlein. Although the course is not exclusively pleomorphic, we have included the pleomorphic perspective under each anomaly.
Why are your darkfield microscopes much more expensive than many other available online?
Our darkfield microscopes are built specifically for darkfield analysis of live blood samples. Other darkfield microscopes do not have the necessary set of features for proper darkfield analysis of live blood. They may be suitable for viewing other samples in darkfield, but when it comes to analysing live blood in darkfield a very specific set of features are needed in a darkfield microscope.
To allow the practitioner to see and detect all the live blood anomalies in darkfield, a microscope needs to have the following specifications:
1. Light source:
50W halogen (minimum) or 9W LED. Our LED microscopes have a 9W LED light source, which is equivalent to 100W halogen – ideal for darkfield live blood analysis. The strong light source creates sufficient brightness to allow the faint anomalies between the cells to show up clearly against a black background.
2. Magnification range:
Most anomalies in live blood require a minimum magnification of 1000X to be identified. Standard microscopes provide the same magnification level on the viewing screen as through the eyepieces. This means that a magnification of 400X will be achieved on the viewing screen when the 40X objective is used, and to achieve a suitable level of magnification the 100X objective would need to be used. Standard microscopes feature standard 100X objectives that do not have a built-in iris diaphragm, which allows through too much light and makes it nearly impossible to see anything clearly in darkfield. This means that users inevitably end up using the 40X objective exclusively, and as a result, struggle to identify anomalies properly at 400X.
Our microscopes feature a wide magnification range, with additional magnification to the viewing screen. This allows the user to achieve a magnification of 1600X on the viewing screen with the 40X objective, and an industry-leading 4000X magnification on the viewing screen with the 100X objective.
3. Build quality and durability:
Our microscopes feature high-end infinity system optics, based on Nikon technology. They are constructed from high-quality, durable materials, ensuring a high degree of reliability and a minimum amount of downtime. This is backed by our 2-year warranty, which is not offered by any other manufacturers.
4. More information:
The three points above are the most important and will eliminate most of the cheap “darkfield” microscopes that are available online. For more information on other important features, and to see more examples of comparisons between our darkfield samples and samples from other microscopes, please see the video in the link below: https://youtu.be/Zugk6jBAu_E
Is the camera compatible with Windows / MAC?
The camera is compatible with both Windows and MAC OS.
What are the system requirements for the camera?
Microsoft® Windows® XP /Vista /7/8/8.1/10(32 & 64 bit)
OSx(Mac OS X)
CPU: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or higher
Memory: 4GB or more
USB Port: USB2.0 high-speed port
What is the cost of shipping?
We offer free international shipping by DHL with our microscopes. The only additional charge will be a nominal import fee payable to your local customs when the goods arrive in your country. This is usually approximately $70-90 USD.
How long is delivery?
Delivery is by DHL, usually 3-5 days. We are usually able to ship within 5 days if we have stock, and within 2 weeks if we are waiting for stock to arrive.
Is financing available?
We have lease to own options available to clients in South Africa. Unfortunately, we don’t have any financing options available to clients residing outside of South Africa. In these cases, the equipment will need to be financed through a personal loan from a bank. The monthly repayments for a loan to purchase the top of the range system, over a period of 5 years, would be a small fraction of the income that can be generated from a live blood analysis business.
Do you provide training and support on how to use the microscope?
Yes, we provide detailed instructions in the form of videos and a microscope manual. We also offer live video support where needed.
Do you have service and repair agents available in my country?
We have a network of affiliated service and repair agents available in most countries. However, the microscopes are built to be reliable and durable, and require minimal servicing. The majority of our clients are able to use their microscopes for many years without the need to contact a service agent.
Why Darkfield over Phase Contrast?
Some courses only teach phase contrast, which is a technique that was developed as a compromise when darkfield systems were still very expensive. While phase contrast is better than brightfield in some aspects, it is not able to detect the same range of anomalies as darkfield and analysts using phase-contrast routinely miss anomalies completely that would have shown up clearly in darkfield. Good darkfield systems employ a dedicated darkfield oil condenser, which uses special mirrors that form a hollow cone of light with its focal point in the plane of the specimen. The specimen is therefore illuminated by peripheral light, or you could say it is stained with light (as opposed to chemicals). The background is black as the direct light from the condenser passes around and not through the specimen. This gives an enormous amount of contrast as we can see only the jet-black background and brilliant white light from the specimen. These systems require a high amount of illumination from either a 50W or 100W halogen, or a 9W LED light source.
Phase contrast is an illumination system designed on the principle of light retardation and phase absorption. A special condenser and objectives are required and a setting of specific phase ‘plates’ for each objective is used. The image it produces appears in various shades of grey/blue, with the background being lighter than the specimen (opposite of darkfield).
Darkfield is far superior to phase contrast in searching for the detailed examination of the smallest particles, such as the advanced phases of the pleomorphic microorganisms, which are invaluable indicators of the client’s biological terrain. Darkfield creates a tremendous contrast which increases the definition and resolution to a degree that is simply not possible with phase contrast.