What is Live Blood Analysis?
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Live Blood Analysis is a method used to view the current state and quality of your blood.
Our Blood has a multi-tasking talent and it can:
- Carry oxygen from the lungs to the tissues
- Bring carbon dioxide back from the tissues to the lungs for elimination
- Carry our food from our digestive system to the tissues
- Bring cell waste from food breakdown mostly to the kidneys for filtration
- Carry hormones to their target sites (ie: glands and tissues)
- Transfer heat from a warmer site in our body towards less active tissues
- Carry protective substances (ie: antibodies) to infected areas
- Carry clotting factors that coagulate blood, lessening bleeding from ruptured blood vessels
Red blood cells as they age, get destroyed mainly in the spleen, bone marrow and the liver
About white blood cells
Not just the guardians and fighters of our blood, our white blood cells (also called leukocytes) efficiently clean the leftover from any aftermath of a fight our body has to go through, such as:Therapies offered at 4 Balance and Health are not substitutes for traditional medical care by your GP, they are complementary therapies that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reasons why these therapies are contra-indicated to you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP prior to their use.
Live Blood Analysis is a great visual on why certain white blood cells shouldn’t be there, unless you are going through these conditions.
- An allergic response (hay fever, food sensitivity)
- A viral infection (cold)
- A bacterial infection (Candida albican)
- An injury
It brings you a better understanding of why you are feeling a certain way too, which is quite amazing really! Just think of your blood being purely a reflection of the stress you are experimenting at that precise moment, let it be physical or emotional, your immune system (white blood cells) will definitely show it. All the different types of white blood cells have a precise role to play within our body, even if they account for about 1% of the blood volume. Let me give you an insight on each of those amazing little guys. I think it’s important that you have some kind of understanding about it all before you come and see me. You should enjoy the consultation, and ask questions when you see certain cells you might recognise. It’s about your blood yes, but it is mostly about the experience!
Let’s start with the neutrophilsThese white blood cells are the “protectors” of them all.
They do not let anything harmful, entering our body and especially microbes! They will also remove some waste materials hanging around. You will see them under the microscope in a big number when infection occur, as neutrophils are attracted to a chemical substance released by damaged and stressed cells.
Their numbers therefore, increased towards:
- A microbial infection
- Extensive tissue damage (due to inflammation, burns or crush injuries)
- A metabolic disorder (acute gout)
- Heavy smoking
- Use of oral contraceptives
The only time where a normal increase of neutrophils should occur, is when you had a strenuous exercise and in the later stages of a normal pregnancyEosinophils are more specialised toward parasites elimination such as worms. They are equipped with powerful toxic chemicals in order to attack those bigger organisms. They are also seen under the microscope if you are prone to allergic reaction such as asthma or skin allergies.
Basophils are the white blood cells closely associated with allergic reactions, such as pollen allergy in hayfever, and you would see them under the microscope, if you were going through this type of condition.
Monocytes are divided in two types of cells. Some are actively motile, and circulate within our blood to act as what I like to call a “pac-man patrol”. They gulp anything that shouldn’t be in our blood such as:
Other monocytes are fixed, and multiply at a site where they detect a large amount of foreign or waste materials.
- Waste materials
- Harmful micro-organisms
- Other foreign bodies in the bloodstream and tissues
Their behaviour reminds me of a police forces using the “kettling technique”, as they “wall off” the area in order to control any sort of spreading from an infection or inflammation. Then they can release an array of chemicals onto them.
All very fascinating! If you would like to learn about your blood, and see how it behaves under the microscope, make an appointment soon to come and enjoy the experience.Click here for prices on Live Blood AnalysisIf you need anymore information, please, email or call me on 0207 247 7742 within the hours of 9am to 9pm
Monday to Saturday, I will be happy to answer any enquiries you might have.Your therapist at 4 Balance and Health Edwige Cabanetos