I help people with live blood analysis. Looking at your blood can give us a clear idea of what’s happening inside your body and the state of your blood and health. With Darkfield I can see how blood is acting in your body in real time.
The condition of your blood can tell us whether your body is giving off alarm signals.
This may indicate you need to change the way you’re approaching your lifestyle.
I will look at your blood from a naturopathic point of view and give you very clear recommendations.
What is live blood analysis?
It’s the looking at a few drops of your blood, taken from your finger, underneath a medical microscope at up to 100x.
It enables me to see how your blood flows, if there are signs of inflammation, and if you have an active immune response.
It doesn’t identify specific diseases, but it can infer the presence of bacteria, viruses and spirochetes and nematodes in the blood, and sometimes specific ones.
Live blood tests can help detect signs of:
• Cardiovascular disease
• Oxidative stress
• Over-acidity of the body
• Viral presence
• Yeast, fungi, mould
• Liver dysfunction
• Gut disorders
• Bowel problems
• Autoimmune disease
• Allergic reactions
• Elevated white blood cell count
• Vitamin and mineral deficiency
• Degenerative conditions
What kind of analysis do you use?
Most live blood analysis in Australia only offers analysis through a darkfield microscope. To get a better picture of your health, we use darkfield, brightfield and phase contrast analysis.
This gives a much broader and accurate set of results, which are explained to you in layperson’s language.
Please note that all live blood analysis is only carried out within a 2-hour full naturopathic consultation.
Who does the live blood analysis?
As a technician I’ve been trained at university level in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, naturopathic medicine, medical nutrition and the chemistry of nutrition, herbal medicine, and mental health.
This gives me the background to make a clear and accurate assessment of the state of your blood and health.
Blood must flow freely
Particularly the erythrocytes (red blood cells) need to flow freely around your blood stream to deliver oxygen to all parts of your body.
When this fails to happen, you get acutely and chronically sick and at times extremely sick. Reduced oxygen means reduced function in all parts of your body systems.
So many things interfere with the flow, such as excess fats, cholesterol, inflammation, chronic disease and infection, transplants, lack of nutrition, toxic poisoning, mould, physical trauma, infection, gut dysbiosis, stress, effects of medications, and genetic variations.
Not only am I looking at your blood, I’m also asking you hundreds of questions at the same time as I screen you. I will also consider other reports and tests you’ve had done, and may make referrals or order tests to confirm what we might be finding.
Naturopathic medicine is about restoring health and resolving disease states.
What does the process entail?
During the process you’ll sit with me as I look down the microscope, and I talk you through what I find.
This helps you understand what’s happening with your blood and health.
What use is the information?
Information about your blood is important for planning any recovery from illness or how to maximise your health. If necessary, I may prescribe nutritional supplements, herbs, dietary advice and changing your lifestyle in order to reach optimum health.
Can I claim for treatments on my private health fund?
No, we are a private clinic and health funds don’t cover this service.
Since Dr Tracie O’Keefe, DCH, BHSc, ND is highly qualified in several modalities, including naturopathy, herbal and nutritional medicine, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling and sex therapy, with a wealth of many years’ experience, she is able to look at patients from many different perspectives and evaluate what the best solutions are for that person.
She can offer, if necessary, several treatment options within the one clinic. This means your healing process is conveniently managed with the one practitioner.
We are located on Elizabeth Street, just 10 mins from the CBD and a 5-minute walk from Central Station.