Darkfield microscopy (also known as Live Cell Analysis/Microscopy) is a simple and useful technique of analyzing blood from a patient for information about the terrain (i.e. acid/base balance), the immune system, nutritional status, and the state of various microorganisms.

A darkfield microscope produces an image with a dark background and looks at live, unstained, and unfixed blood, unlike the conventional light field microscopy or electron microscope. Without stains and fixatives, the picture reveals a continuum rather than a moment in time. It allows the ability to view blood in its mobile nature (i.e. red blood cells and white blood cells floating in the plasma), and even microbial (bacterial and fungal) activity and their different forms. Professor Gunther Enderlein, a German zoologist and physician, discovered several fundamental concepts in understanding the nature and biological cause of disease.

These concepts include: the “Pleomorphic Theory,” which states that each microorganism (bacteria and fungus) undergoes a life cycle where one can see changes in shape and behaviour; the fungal element protit, not the cell, is the smallest biological unit in human blood; the existence of two microorganisms within the blood of all mammals: Mucor racemosus Fresen and Aspergillus niger Van Theigen; within the blood, these microorganisms can change form depending on the individual’s body terrain or environment, and can ultimately affect the body’s normal processes to promote a variety of diseases.


Live cell microscopy can reveal the health of a person’s blood cells, which in turn reflects nutritional status, especially low levels of iron, B12, folic acid, proteins and fatty acids.  It can also assess the health of certain organs, such as the liver, kidneys, and digestive tract. On the other hand, with dry blood analysis we are able to assess oxidative stress by looking at a number of anomalies. We are also able to see the extent of oxidative damage in the live blood samples. The test is carried out by obtaining a drop of blood from the finger tip using a sterile lancet. The blood is placed on a microscope slide, covered with a coverslip to prevent drying, and immediately observed under the microscope. Darkfield microscopy allows an almost three dimensional look at the blood. The blood is magnified up to 1000 times. A video camera is hooked up to the microscope so that you may watch the entire procedure on a monitor.

What can be detected?

1.     Acidity/Alkalinity

2.     Adrenal Exhaustion

3.     Anemia

4.     Allergies

5.     Arterial Sclerosis

6.     Candida (yeast) infections

7.     Clotting dysfunction

8.     Dehydration

9.     Digestive problems – leaky gut syndrome

10. Gout

11. Immune System Function

12. Liver Stress, Toxicity

13. Nutritional Deficiencies

14. White blood cell increase/decrease

15. Over 80 more health conditions

16. What Can I See in My Blood?

17. The condition, shape, and health of your red blood cells

18. The condition, vitality, quantity, and behavior of your white blood cells

19. Free radical damage, Acid/alkaline imbalances, blood sugar imbalances

20. Tendency to sluggish lymphatics

21. Atherosclerotic plaque

22. Clotting disorders

23. Bacteria, parasites, Candida/yeast /fungi, and virus

24. Undigested proteins and fats

25. Hormonal imbalances including thyroid

26. Vitamin and iron deficiencies

27. Uric acid crystals and other crystals

28. Poor circulation, poor oxygenation

29. Stressed liver


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