Darkfield Microscopy is a way of studying live whole blood cells under a specially adapted microscope that projects the dynamic image onto a viewing monitor. This allows our qualified Naturopath, Cassi Cowlam, to identify and treat your health problems faster and better than ever before. This technique enables the evaluation of blood features in their living state.1 Unlike most other medical testing you remain present during the analysis. This gives you the unique and fascinating opportunity to see your own blood cells on the monitor screen. Real Time Blood Screening cannot be replaced by any other blood examination, neither by normal microscope examination, nor by blood tests sent to laboratories.
How is the examination carried out?
Using a very fine needle, a drop of blood is taken from the finger and directly placed on a glass slide. Without fixation or colouring, the blood is examined through the darkfield microscope, right after the sample has been taken with up to 1000x enlargement. The patient watches the process via the viewing monitor. Observations are made on variations in the size, shape, ratios & fine structure of red cells, white cells, platelets and other structures in your blood.
Why use Real Time Blood Screening?
Live Blood Analysis detects functional imbalances, otherwise known as ‘precursors’ to disease very early on, in some instances well before detection by standard blood pathology. This technology enables a practitioner to view the body’s inner terrain (milieu) and to examine the functions of the red and white blood cells. Your practitioner is able to see any developed structures such as bacteria and fungus. Indications of viral exposure may be seen from viewing the white blood cells. Real Time Blood Screening shows the state of the blood cells and the plasma in a functional and structural way, making bacterial processes and fungal pre-stages in the blood clearly visible. Recommendations can then be implemented to rectify the ‘precursor’ in the initial stage – prevention being a far easier and better health strategy than is a cure.
What can it tell you?
The state of your digestive, eliminative and immune functions can be assessed as well as detecting the presence of bacteria and other micro-organisms such as fungus and yeast. This method provides information about possible vitamin deficiencies, amount of toxicity and mineral imbalance as well as identifying areas of concern and weaknesses. Real Time Blood Screening can identify a number of conditions directly affecting the blood (such as anaemias) and also indicate instances of: • Nutritional deficiencies • Organ-system dysfunctions • Gut Permeability & Digestive health • Antioxidant levels & Free-Radical load • Certain biochemical imbalances • Immune system imbalances
How to book an analysis
Our naturopath Cassi Cowlam is trained in darkfield microscopy and will take you through your analysis in a professional manner that explains results clearly. Combined with a naturopathic consultation, Real Time Blood Screening will allow Cassi to tailor a health plan specific to your needs.
Adv.Dip.Nat, Adv.Dip.Nut, Adv.Dip.West.Herb.Med, FSM Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist
Bek is a warm, passionate, and fully accredited Naturopath originally hailing from the picturesque Southern Highlands in New South Wales, where she originally started her own Practice upon graduating almost a decade ago.
Since then, she has helped countless every day Australians suffering ill health return to a life of happiness and wellness. She has experience within the natural medicine industry not only in consulting in her private practice, but also as one of the senior Naturopaths at an acclaimed Health Retreat in New South Wales, contributing to articles in health magazines and publications over the years, and most recently working for one of Australia’s leading innovative Natural Medicine companies.
During this time, Bek has encountered and treated a broad range of health issues successfully and has had the privilege of being at the forefront of breakthrough research and advancements in evidence based alternative and natural medicines and methodologies. She has a special gift of connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds, which aids her in really understanding what someone is seeking to gain from their treatment.
Empathising with the overwhelm that can be caused by the pressures of modern-day life, and the stress illness can cause, Bek also takes a gentle and practical approach while assisting her patients to overcome their health challenges.
Her goal is always to identify and treat the underlying cause of an illness, not just the symptoms and do so in a way that suits a patient’s individual circumstances and lifestyle.
Bek holds formal qualifications in naturopathy, nutritional medicine, western herbal medicine and is also trained in the areas of functional pathology, psychology, counselling, frequency specific microcurrent therapy, and energy healing. She is ever expanding her knowledge and honing her craft with ongoing education in health sciences – with neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, quantum physics, quantum medicine and the emerging science behind energy healing being true passions.
While interested in all areas of health, she has special interest in mental health and behavioural disorders, conditions affecting the immune system, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal conditions, preconception care, inflammatory bowel diseases, thyroid conditions and ‘mystery illnesses’ that pathology has yet to give clear diagnosis/answers to.
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