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Clinical Experiences of Live and Dry Layered Blood Analysis

by David Parker(more info)

listed in naturopathy, originally published in issue 118 - December 2005

Pure Blood – Why is this Important?

Your blood could be viewed as the river of life; it is the substance that carries oxygen, water and nutrients to all your organs and tissues. It therefore makes perfect sense, that imbalances seen in the blood will affect the organs and tissues, leading to malfunction and atrophy. If the red blood cells are anything other than perfect in shape, structure, flexibility and fluidity, then their ability to travel around the body and deliver the vital level of oxygen and nutrients is severely compromised. This translates into low energy production, fatigue and a general sense of feeling unwell. There are obviously many degrees of this.

Live and Dry Layered Blood Analysis

Although these two evaluation methods have been in existence for many years, their practice and acceptance in the mainstream of medicine is still very much underestimated or neglected altogether. Their not being taught at medical school is the main reason for this; GPs don't have the time or inclination to study further, when they are often bogged down with administration and an ever increasing patient load.

Apart from anecdotal evidence and an arbitrary sentiment that the patient feels a bit better so much of complementary or alternative medicine has very little evidence that a positive change has taken place, that is, one that is acceptable to the orthodox doctor.

One could argue of course that orthodox medicine has very little proof that a positive long-term change has occurred, as often only the symptoms of 'dis-ease' have been suppressed, often to recur later as something more serious!

When a patient sees their blood on a TV monitor and then compares it with a picture of the ideal, the response is often interesting. It varies from one of shock and horror to one of determination that their blood one day will look like that.

Some, of course, resign themselves to the fact that they will never have perfect blood; these are often the ones not yet ready to make positive change in their lives, or have other priorities!

The history of Live and Dry Blood analysis is a fascinating one and worthy of further research. It has been adopted by many eminent researchers over the last 80 years for the purpose of identifying the physiological and biochemical cause of disease processes. Images of Live and Dry Layered Blood have been captured and recorded and it has been the experiences of many researchers that certain medical conditions produce the same images in blood time and again. In many cases a patient can sound surprised when informed of a condition which they hadn't revealed to their practitioners.

In a nutshell, we know what the healthy optimum blood sample should look like, and we know what is not healthy; most people are somewhere in between!

Achieving perfect blood is not always the answer to everyone's ailments, but it can, in the long-term, go some way towards correcting the problem and maintaining their health for many years to come.

In addition to this, knowing one has optimum blood provides for a certain degree of confidence and peace of mind, safe in the knowledge, that they are less likely to succumb to some chronic illness, although this is never guaranteed.

Periodic monitoring of blood provides insights into the nutritional or lifestyle changes necessary to maintain healthy blood and thus a healthy body.

It is important to point out that Live and Dried Blood analysis is not a diagnostic tool and will not say whether one has this or that disease! It will, however, identify and illuminate the imbalances which are leading to, or have already led to, a worsening of the current condition.


Live Blood Analysis

The clinical application of Live Blood analysis involves the accurate taking of a small drop of blood from the fingertip and placing it on a slide for observation under a special microscope.

The images are then projected onto a TV monitor or a computer for the practitioner and the patient to observe together.

This observation process tends to involve the patient more closely in their own unique physiological make-up and therapy, and increases personal interest in their own health program.

The observations are recorded and a description of the implications of the picture is then transmitted to the patient.

The results and images are then recorded for comparison at the next appointment.

This provides the undeniable proof that a positive change towards the ideal blood sample has taken place. This invariably coincides with a noticeable reduction in signs and symptoms of ill health.

The patient leaves the clinic happy and confident that their changes to diet and lifestyle have paid off and will contribute to their long-term wellbeing.

Dry Layered Blood Analysis

This test involves taking eight to ten spots of blood on a slide, allowing them to dry, and then observing the patterns that form under the microscope. The patterns that form provide us with insights into the imbalances present in the organs and systems of the body.

The dry blood spot is considered to be a hologram of the human body, a little like the eye in iridology, i.e. the different rings in the sample represent a different part of the body. Therefore, wherever the abnormality appears in the bloodspot tells us approximately where the problem is occurring in the body. Another important aspect of this test is that each spot represents a time frame; the first and largest spot of blood taken reflects the current day, the latter spots provide a reflection of the patient's health, many months or even years ago, and will highlight the deeper seated or chronic issues underlying the current symptomlogy. How this historical view works is little understood; however, it has been the observations of many researchers that as a person heals, it is the first and largest blood spot on the slide that corrects itself towards the healthy sample first, followed by the second and then the third, etc., etc., over a period of months, as the patient's health problems reverse.

These observations are cross-referenced with existing medical conditions or signs and symptoms. For example, if one sees evidence of irritation in the bowel, the patient will report symptoms of irritable bowel such as bloating, gas and alternating diarrhoea and constipation. The apparent symptoms support and confirm the observations made in the blood, and lead to more credible identification of the problem and thus more successful treatment protocols.

Returning the Blood and Body to its Healthy State

Blood cells can be likened to fish in a fish tank, i.e. if the fish get sick, then changing the water they swim in is a sensible first option. Therefore, healthy cells live in a healthy environment, i.e. one free of pollutants, harmful bacteria, parasites, etc.

Healthy cells can also only survive in an environment that maintains an optimum pH.

With Live Blood analysis, one can assess the terrain in which the cells are floating. For example, if the terrain is too acidic then the red cells will behave in a way which will compromise their ability to circulate freely around the body to deliver oxygen.

This phenomenon is called Rouleau and shows the red cells sticking together in chains.

As some capillaries are only one cell in diameter, the red cells cannot deliver their vital cargo of oxygen to the tissues. This naturally leads to fatigued muscles, lack of energy, brain fog, etc., etc.

The body is equipped with many mechanisms to enable it to maintain the blood in a pure and healthy state. These are the elimination channels and filtering organs. These consist of the Lymph, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, Bowels and Skin. The efficiency of these channels can alter over time and is perfectly illustrated by the changes observed as a human grows from a baby, with a very pure and untarnished blood stream, (dependent on the nutrition of the mother of course, during pregnancy and weaning) to that of a teenager with acne and then on to middle-age where the body is developing signs of toxicity and ageing.

Many things can be observed in blood; some are very easy to identify and the causative factors are obvious to the trained eye.

Other observations, particularly in the Dry Layered sample require more lateral thinking and are open to various interpretations. This is where back up testing is vital. For example, if three tests all point to the same imbalance, then one can approach the issues with more surety.

The pictures throughout the article illustrate a number of common findings in Live and Dry Layered Blood. The pictures were taken from a variety of patients with various conditions, symptoms and signs of ill health.

It is interesting to note, that whatever name the condition is given, the same imbalances appear in the blood, seemingly manifesting in different ways in different people.

In addition to this, I have observed these imbalances in people who appear asymptomatic.

Case Histories

Mrs E.N.

This lady came to me after nine years of searching for an answer to her health problems. She was at the point of physical breakdown: low energy, unable to lose weight, bloating, gas, indigestion, stomach pains and cramps.

Blood analysis revealed Rouleau, aggregation of red cells, parasites, metal and chemical toxicity, bowel and liver toxicity, allergic irritation and leaky gut.

EAV testing showed high readings on Hypothalamus, Nervous system and Lymph vessels, with low readings and indicator drops on small intestine, pancreas, gall bladder and FTD.

Mrs N was initially reluctant to follow the programme suggested, expressing that it would be impossible for her; however, after a week or so, she had found a way of incorporating the dietary and supplemental programme into her life and was starting to feel differently. This naturally increased motivation and compliance.

At the follow-up visit eight weeks later, the red cells were floating freely in the plasma, bowel and liver toxicity had largely gone, and evidence of gut allergies had improved 90%.

The protocol was to balance the Meridian points, cleanse bowel and liver, remove parasites and yeast and repair gut using electro acupuncture, herbs, nutritional supplements.

Recommendations included wheat and dairy free diet, no meat, tea, coffee and alcohol.

Comments made by Mrs N compare favourably with the changes observed in the blood. "Feeling normal for first time in ten years. Gone down 21/2 sizes in clothes."

Mr I.N. (Husband of E.N.)

This gentleman came to me after becoming curious as to what his wife had been doing to change her weight, body shape and energy levels.

Mr N presented symptoms of bloating, indigestion and acid reflux. A family history of heart disease and circulatory problems.

Although he had no current diagnosed condition, Mr N was becoming concerned with his susceptibility to heart problems based on his family history.

Blood analysis revealed that he had bowel and Liver toxicity, circulatory disturbances, inflammatory processes and allergic irritation/ leaky gut syndrome. The appearance of Rouleau and agglutination suggested acidity and dehydration. This was confirmed upon urine analysis which showed a specific gravity at the dehydration end of the scale and a pH of 7.5. If ammonia is present then the urine will develop an ammoniacal smell if left to stand. This proved positive and suggested that the body tissues were so acidic that ammonia was being produced to buffer the excess acid. Alkalisation was surely necessary.

With a certain amount of scepticism Mr N embarked on a nutritional programme to include dietary modification, herbal and nutritional supplements and lifestyle management.

Comments received by email from Mrs N approximately four weeks later were as follows:

"All really good, with husband and I both feeling fit and energized… weight loss has been amazing, now four stones from me and 11/2 stones from hubby which we both think of as the unexpected bonus of this healthy way of being. My husband has really adopted his new behaviour so well, even calling at a supermarket to stock up on fruit and healthy options when he is away training or golfing, which would have been unheard of in the past.

Our son is doing really well, though harder for him because of the job and lifestyle but still big improvements."

Comments from Mr N by email four weeks after commencing programme:

PS. Weight has dropped five kilos – not an outcome, but very welcome! – And no indigestion at all since I started. Thanks again.

Blood analysis is without a doubt a most useful clinical tool for both identifying imbalances and then monitoring a patient's progress. It is both encouraging and motivational for practitioner and patient alike, as both can observe together the blood begin to reflect short- and long-term changes for the better.

Further Reading

Aloisio T. Blood Never Lies. Llumina Press. 2004.
Young R. The pH Miracle. Warner Books. 2003.
Coyle M. The Four Main Causes of Illness. Nu Life Sciences. 2000.
Abdrushin. In the Light of Truth. Grail Acre Publishing. 1971.


  1. Anne Ewan said..

    Hello, I am newly qualified as a nutritional therapist via the CNM. I am currently In Cyprus gaining a little work experience with a lady who practices live blood analysis. I feel it would be a fantastic modality to work with alongside nutrition. hence I am researching training programmes. Please can you tell me about your training programmes with prices etc? many Thanks

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About David Parker

David Parker DIP ION, DIP EAV has worked for 12 years as a clinical nutritionist and naturopathic practitioner. Taking an eclectic approach to health and healing, he combines clinically-proven scientific methods of assessment and treatment with the healing power of nature. Working from clinics in Twickenham, Jersey and Portugal, David also offers regular blood analysis training to practitioners of the healing arts who wish to add this modality to their existing practice. He may be reached on Tel: 0870 4321 283; ;

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