MD, PhD, FMedSci, FRSB, FRCP, FRCPEd.

About a year ago, I published a blog-post about LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS (LBA). My conclusion at the time was that LBA is an ineffective, potentially dangerous diagnostic method for exploiting gullible consumers. My advice is to avoid practitioners who employ this technique. But perhaps it was too harsh?

Recently, this post started to attract a lively discussion. Surely, a good reason to re-visit the subject and see whether anything has changed.

First, we need to remind ourselves what LBA is. This website by a LBA practitioner explains:

Live Blood Analysis uses a drop of live blood from the patient’s finger that has not been killed by staining, and viewed under a special microscope using a darkfield condenser.

This enables the blood sample to be illuminated from the sides, making the various components phosphoresce behind a dark background. This makes it possible to see very small particles, smaller than a cell that would not normally be visible under a normal light microscope. All the living components of the blood are seen clearly, and can be viewed by the patient and therapist using a video camera and a dedicated monitor.

The examination of live blood is valuable for the early detection of serious health conditions. It is possible to see at what stage of pathological development the body is in, simply from using one drop of blood. Because the precursors to serious health imbalances may be observed in the state of ever-present floras found in the blood, health imbalances may be averted by reading these early warning signs and making the necessary changes that will allow one to rebalance the physiology. These markers are also applicable in the course of tracking the progression and reversal of degenerative conditions that may already be in motion…

Depending on the irregularities found in the blood, there are a wide variety of different conditions that can be determined.

The following are just a few examples:

  • Indication of low immune status
  • Liver and spleen stress
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Fungal infections
  • Parasite infestation
  • Digestive problems
  • Atherosclerotic predisposition
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Predisposition to cancer or other degenerative diseases

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Next, we need to see whether there is any new evidence that might support these astonishingly far-reaching claims. To find out, I conducted a couple of Medline-searches. The result is easily reported: none of the claims seems to be supported by any evidence. Neither did I find any evidence to show that LBA is a valid diagnostic tool – nothing on sensitivity, reliability, etc.

And what does that mean for LBA-practitioners and their patients?

Evidently, I am not an expert on legal matters, but I guess it means that the former are fraudulent and the latter should ask their money back. In any case, as an expert in SCAM, I can confidently tell you that, in my view, LBA is bogus.

One Response to Live Blood Analysis revisited … but it still turns out to be pure quackery

  • Excellent piece Edzard thank you!

    I thought you might be interested in an apparently very popular and lucrative business offering LBA in London Orassy aka Orassy Kendron aka Orassy Ultimate Health

    links via the Way Back Machine

    https://web.archive.org/web/20170319180048/http://orassyultimatehealth.com/services/live-blood-analysis/

    Orassy also offers the following fascinating therapies

    Bio-well
    sonic healing
    timewaver
    quantum spa
    electron-photonic imaging
    Far infrared sauna
    kinesomasis
    cupping
    Hopi ear candling (a dangerous practice long denounced as fraudulent by real Hopi people)
    tantric self healing

    a veritable quackfest of charlatanry

    Fear not because Orassy is involved in research and development of its various, er, interesting, therapeutic modalities with a Russian university

    “In partnership with the Moscow State Pedagogical University, including the institutes of Biology and Chemistry, Institute of Physical Culture, Institute of Advanced Studies & Centre of Students Healthcare, we are involved with ongoing projects in Therapeutic and Corrective techniques, new device development and research into meditative states.”

    https://web.archive.org/web/20170628191849/http://orassyultimatehealth.com/academy/

    “Orassy Research
    Exploring new frontiers in the merging of Science and Metaphysics

    Orassy Research in association with the Moscow State University of Education are currently engaged in several exciting research projects bringing together cutting edge science and a wide spectrum of disciplines. These projects explore the foundations of wisdom traditions and apply scientific protocols to research their effectiveness as well as how these findings can be applied to new technologies for the benefit of humanity.”

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160726164244/http://www.orassy.com/research/

    Nothing to worry about there then.

    related youtube channel

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6hchezzibo3MYZ0kMINIRQ

    related website

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160714005706/http://www.sciartmet.co.uk

    astute readers might notice the logo of this entity looks very much like a 5 branched swastika moving in the same anti-clockwise manner favoured by the Nazi party

    fear not, according to the text on an archived webpage

    “The Orassy logo represents a genesis point which forms the centre of a spiral, as seen rotating clockwise towards view. This illustrates the journey all beings are on to return to source, a philosophy found in most wisdom traditions. This path can also be observed quite clearly, from the smallest of the sub-atomic particles to the largest celestial body. The outer circle is a representation of whole- or oneness, completing a cycle as well as the 5 elements.”

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190203100223/http://www.orassy.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=97

    So although it looks anticlockwise but you have to imagine that it’s rotating “towards view”.

    I am reassured by this explanation. I suppose everything can look like its opposite, it just depends on how you look at it. Probably a quantum thing. or something.

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