Live blood microscopy is a relatively new therapy. I asked practitioner Tilly Lamb to tell me about it. Tilly was overweight and obsessed with being overweight, and was determined to do something about it. First she studied naturopathic nutrition. Then someone suggested she should have a live blood microscopy demonstration. So Tilly and her mother, who was 77 at the time and in a lot of chronic pain, decided to try it. Tilly realised that seeing your own blood in this way can be immensely empowering. As a result of what she saw, Tilly’s mother turned her life around. Tilly who lives in Lancashire, in the UK flew to California, USA to study live blood microscopy with Dr Robert Young, author of Sick and Tired?: Reclaim Your Inner Terrain.
“Live blood microscopy is based on showing clients magnified samples of their blood, and explaining to them the significance of what they can see. We all know there’s loads of activity going on inside our bodies that we don’t even know about …. so this microscopic view is a fascinating way to see into this world. I educate people on how to balance the pH of their body, using diet & lifestyle changes. We do this together, by studying the microscopic life within a drop of their living blood.
"They can see the quality of their red blood cells and how the immune system is functioning – in a healthy person the white blood cells are moving around the red blood cells, cleaning the blood as they go. They may see crystals in the blood indicating the body protecting itself from the acidic effects of food & lifestyle choices.
"Dr Young’s research as a microbiologist, studying the body at the cellular level follows on from research made over 100 years ago by Antoine Béchamp. He believed there are millions of microorganisms in all the living cells that are there to promote health, which change according to the environment in which they find themselves in, just as we change our clothing to adapt to the environment we’re in. Unfortunately, when we abuse our bodies with poor diet & lifestyle choices, these microorganisms begin to change - resulting in health problems - they start to break the body down prematurely – they change and become pathogenic. If the body stays healthy with the correct acid-alkaline balance, these microorganisms remain beneficial.
“We take two samples to look at from a pinprick on the finger. The first is live blood, and the second is dry blood. For the dry blood I put 8 drops of blood on a slide and then leave it to dry. As the blood clots, it goes into patterns – it spins out, settles and then dries. The live blood shows information over the last four months, whereas the dry blood gives more long-term information. This can even be as far back as childhood. It shows the areas in the body where acidity is lying. It can also show, among many other things, the extent of heavy metal contamination – these end up in the outer edge of the dry blood because they are heavy.
“It’s different to a traditional blood test, where blood may be stored, stained and shaken before specific tests are carried out. We want to see the blood as near as it would be in your body. We’re researchers and educators, so we don’t diagnose or treat – we’re helping people to bring their blood acidity-alkalinity back into balance, to re-establish homeostasis. The blood samples allow you to look at the state of the immune system, vitamin deficiencies, mineral and hormonal imbalances, yeast and fungus problems, liver stress, digestive problems – they can give you an enormous amount of information.”
“Just about anyone can benefit. I’ve seen many people who’ve been medically diagnosed with cancer, multiple sclerosis, ME, lupus, digestive problems, arthritis, autoimmune and other degenerative diseases. But people need to be prepared to be proactive about their health, and to follow the suggested protocols.”
“The therapist takes a pin prick of blood from the tip of a finger and puts the blood on a microscope slide. A high-powered microscope is used with the image projected onto a screen. This gives people a chance to see what their lifestyle is doing to their blood. Then the therapist gives guidance about helpful changes in lifestyle and diet.”
“This varies from person to person. If the client takes everything on board that they need to do, they may see significant improvements in 3-4 months – many people say they have more energy, feel great and look younger, and that other people have noticed these changes. The follow-up session shows these improvements in the blood. If a person only manages to make 50% of the necessary changes, it may take 6-12 months before improvements may be seen in the blood.”
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