Live Blood Analysis Microscopes
Live blood microscopy is a growing field of interest and activity in the health care community. Though at present its primary users are naturopaths and practitioners in the alternative and natural healing fields, its use is expanding, and records of successful application are accumulating.
For those not yet familiar with the field, live blood analysis is a technology and practice for observation and evaluation of live human blood – in contrast to more traditional methods, wherein stained, static blood samples are used. The underlying theory is that by observing whole blood in its living state – with proper illumination, we recommend using a Koehler Illumination Microscope for Live Blood Analysis with high magnification and fine resolution – the relative health of blood cells and other blood constituents and contents can be thoroughly evaluated – as can the living interactions of the various types of cells present.
Live Blood Microscopy: Quality Counts
With rising interest in live blood microscopy, more and more live blood microscopes and microscopy systems are appearing on the market. Unfortunately it has occurred that some practitioners, eager to offer their patients the benefits of live blood analysis, have ended up purchasing microscope systems that weren’t adequate to the demands of the work. Instead they’ve fallen prey to the unprincipled (or perhaps simply undereducated) offerings of some equipment manufacturers and distributors, and found themselves in possession of cheap (though not necessarily inexpensive) instruments.
Some of the more discerning naturopaths and other practitioners (better educated in the matter of quality microscopy equipment) have suggested that if one is not achieving the results expected in treating patients based on live blood analyses, the fault may lay not so much with the treatment as with faulty analysis. Faulty, that is, because the viewing equipment employed was not of the correct type, afforded insufficient magnifying or resolving power, or failed to provide proper illumination.
In some cases where it was discovered (too late) that the equipment one had paid handsomely for was not adequate to its tasks, it was possible to upgrade the system to the point where it functioned properly and led to acceptable results. The simple cost of such upgrades is often considerable, however – in the end costing more than it would have to purchase a proper system at the outset (and with lower-quality end results). Added to this direct financial burden is the cost in terms of frustration, stress and lost time.
In other cases, there was no workable alternative to the very costly course of replacing the system entirely.
In short, it is well worth the effort to invest in the due diligence necessary to locate a truly high-quality system, from the very beginning.
Buying a microscope for live blood analysis: What makes an ideal system?
Fortunately, the components comprising a top-quality live blood microscopy system are easily delineated. They include:
- 3 WATT LED Kohler illumination system
- 100x Infinity Plan Oil Immersion Darkfield Objective with Iris Diaphragm
- Luminoptic HDMI 1080P
Of course, there is no substitute for truly top-grade optics. Any “savings” made on inferior optics almost always turn out to be a matter of false economy.
Hard experience has proven that finding and securing a live blood microscope system that meets these requirements is well worth the investment of time, effort and funds - worthwhile to practitioner, practice, and patients. Our recommended Live Blood Analysis Microscope is the Optico BM2000 with Koehler Illumination, for more information about setup for Kohler Illumination please read our blog post on the subject.
Option 3 - Professional Level (Experienced users recommended)
- Retail Price - $2095: BM2000 Microscope
- Retail Price - $325: OIL Dark Field Condenser
- Retail Price - $145: 30mm Centering Telescope Lens
- Retail Price - $675: 100x Infinity Plan Objective with IRIS Diaphragm
- Retail Price - $1695: HDMI 1080P High-Definition Microscope Camera
- Retail Price - $145: ToupTek Eyepiece Tube C-Mount Adapter