Live Cell Microscopy



K-W Homeopathic Medicine

and Wellness Clinic

What are your blood cells saying?
While doctors use darkfield microscopy
to detect early signs of disease in the
blood, we use it as a tool to educate and motivate patients.

In its very nature, blood can serve as a predictor of health and provide an indication of illness well before symptoms appear. Your bloodstream is like a river… it transports oxygen, nutrients and other life-giving agents throughout your body to maintain health. It is also the medium for detoxification, delivering cellular waste to the liver and kidneys for elimination.

When you have a live cell microscopy analysis done here at the clinic, you get an immediate insight into your unique blood terrain.  It provides otherwise unknown information about nutritional deficiencies and digestive imbalances, and creates a tracking mechanism for how the internal terrain responds to external lifestyle changes.

According to the microscope research of Gunther Enderlein, tiny life forms called protits undergo a life cycle and can reveal much information concerning the state of one’s health. He found that the cells and organisms in human blood are capable of changing shape and function depending on cell conditions.

As well, studies by researchers such as Virginia Livingston-Wheeler, M.D., and Lida Mattman, Ph.D., have produced significant evidence that pleomorphic microorganisms are capable of changing not just their shape and functioning but also their genetic make-up. Clinicians at the U.K’s Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine discovered that bacteria, when treated with antibiotics, break down into smaller parts, yet still contain the DNA of their original form. This means that antibiotics, while capable of slowing the progress of microorganisms, do not necessarily eliminate them. ‘’The Lister Institute discovered that these particles could build back up into bacteria again. They mutated into new—and antibiotic resistant – forms’’, says Michael Coyle. ‘’Understanding pleomorphism and using viable alternative therapies that enhance immune function has clear advantages, and darkfield microscopy can be an essential tool for monitoring that process.’’ As such, live blood microscopy does not provide a medical diagnosis but can indicate the need for further clinical testing or the health of the internal terrain.

A live blood analysis differs from traditional medical blood testing in which preserved blood is sent to a laboratory for an ‘’autopsy’’ and analyzed for chemical composition and cell counts.

It involves magnifying a single living drop of blood up to 1,000 times or more, taken from a fingertip prick which is then viewed with a dark-field microscope that forwards the image to a television monitor. This way, both practitioner and patient can see the blood cells.

Warning signs of illness are determined through observing shape and functioning of red and white blood cells, platelets, and the presence of metabolic byproducts and pathogenic microorganisms. Live cell analysis thus acts as an educational ‘’feedback mechanism’’. It can motivate you to make lifestyle changes such as improving your diet, perhaps with the addition of nutritional supplements, or increasing physical activity or getting more sleep. It is ideal for clients who are proactive and prevention minded.

One “live” drop of blood provides an enormous amount of information about the state of the immune system, free radical damage, weaknesses, possible vitamin deficiencies, amount of toxicity, pH and mineral imbalance, areas of concern, parasitic, fungal and yeast infestations. The vitality of white blood cells can also be determined by observing the condition of the cell walls (smooth, ragged or leaking cytoplasm).

This method of microscopic analysis of live blood has been used in Europe, especially in Germany, for about a century. It is also gaining in popularity in Canada and is now available in almost every city.

Educational benefits

While diseases cannot actually be seen under a microscope and darkfield microscopy by itself can’t provide precise diagnoses, its ability to involve the patient in the healing process is of the greater value. Live blood analysis allows altered ‘’blood ecology’’ patterns to be observed. These patterns allow disease imbalances to occur over time and the idea is to modify and improve suboptimal patterns before serious trouble such as disease arises.

Most people need and want education, and darkfield microscopy is a good way of providing that, because it’s not a readout of fixed numbers and graphs and so on. When you are shown pictures of what blood looks like in a state of optimal health and then see your own blood in real time on the video monitor, you can actually see the difference and this is a huge motivating factor in implementing changes. It is unbelievably exciting and empowering to see your cells working, moving and living. It is also rewarding to see response to nutritional changes, detoxification and life style changes.

New at K-W Homeopathic Medicine and Wellness Clinic

We are very excited to offer darkfield microscopy as a new service at K-W Homeopathic Medicine and Wellness Clinic. We use it not to diagnose, but to educate and motivate you and show you the results as your treatment progresses. For example, if you are coming in for treatment, and if on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the most serious, your condition is an eight, then as you start to implement the recommended protocols, this technology will let you see the changes that occur in your blood as it moves from being a swamp to being a river. And your blood is a river. If you clean up the river, you put fresh water everywhere – and all of the nutrients and oxygen that are carried in it. That’s the real benefit of looking at your live cells, because you can literally see this cleanup process happen.

Introductory Special!

For a limited time, until June 30, 2014, we are offering live cell analysis sessions at

$   50.00 + HST single session

$ 150.00 + HST package of four sessions


Effective July 1, 2014, prices will be $ 95.00 for a single session, resp. $ 285.00 for a package of four.

Be sure to book your appointment now to take advantage of this offer. Call K-W Homeopathic Medicine and Wellness Clinic at (519) 603-0505 and be among the first to receive this service!


Irene Schwens, DHMHS, C.Tran.

Owner/Homeopath, training and expertise in

Classical Homeopathy and Live Cell Microscopy