Umoyo Therapies
Further Information on some of the Therapies on offer

Live Blood Analysis

Achieve Optimal Health by Identifying Your Hidden Imbalances

Live blood analysis, also known as nutritional microscopy or dark-field microscopy, is fundamentally the analysis of living blood under a powerful microscope, connected to a camera. The condition and quality of our red blood cells has a direct impact on our present and future health, with signs of stress and disease appearing in the blood years before they
manifest as symptoms in the body.

The Biological Terrain

Live blood testing enables one to see exactly how one’s blood behaves in the body, giving
a clear picture of health at a cellular level. As a practitioner, I am not looking to make
a diagnosis from patterns seen, but rather assessing the biological terrain, which may
appear as pH imbalances and so on. To understand the concept of ‘terrain’, just
think of a vegetable garden: if the terrain, or soil, is in a healthy condition, the plants will
grow vigorously and will be free of disease and parasites. Similarly, if the terrain in the human body is healthy - bacteria, viruses and fungi will be repelled, metabolic processes will proceed unhindered, and disease will not be enabled. By examining the live blood, it is possible to assess the body’s terrain and anticipate the onset of disease long before it manifests. One has the opportunity to correct current imbalances, in order to improve current and prevent future ill-health.

Health & Lifestyle

Live blood analysis is especially useful in preventive health care. The red blood cells
carry oxygen and the plasma carries nutrients to every cell in the body. The state of health or
ill-health of the blood therefore affects every cell in the body, so it is clear that by improving
the health of the blood, one can improve the health of the body. Researchers all over the world have examined and studied live capillary blood for many years.
Although many different approaches have been used and many opinions expressed, a
central truth has emerged: the human body cannot live with an unnatural diet or an
unhealthy lifestyle. This has been a basic concept of natural medicine for thousands of years, but many of us still believe that one can cheat Nature and still survive. We are deluded into thinking that we can continue to eat unhealthily, and just take a pill to counteract the symptoms when we get sick.

Live Blood Analysis VS. Conventional Testing

Live blood analysis is a quick and efficient way of assessing the health of a patient. A drop of
blood is examined under a special microscope. Very quickly one can see nutritional deficiencies, which organs are stressed, heavy-metal toxicities, and imbalances in acidity or pH. The toxic effects of a typical Western lifestyle are easily demonstrated. This is not a diagnostic tool but confirms what is already suspected, and also serves to monitor and demonstrate progress and response to treatment. The advantage of examining blood in its fresh state is that one can gain much more information than when blood is sent for conventional pathological testing. When a haematologist (or nowadays more often a computer) examines a blood slide, they are looking at dead blood cells that have been fixed and stained. They count the relative numbers and look at structure, but they cannot assess how the cells are functioning.
The chemical pathologist measures levels of cholesterol and other substances in the
blood, and issues the result in relation to a standard reference range. The patient’s doctor
then interprets these results and prescribes pharmaceutical medications to correct the
abnormalities. Some of these medications may need to be taken for life.

With live blood analysis, the patient gets to see the abnormalities directly, and participates
in discussing them. It is usually possible to correct them with the adoption of healthier
eating habits, lifestyle modifications and natural supplements.
Many people who are told to modify their lifestyle don’t persist with the necessary
changes for any significant length of time. When live blood analysis has enabled you to
see the abnormalities that need correction, and you have been involved in the discussion
of why it’s necessary to do something about them, you are motivated to make
the recommended improvements. Another motivation is that patients often start to feel
better quickly, and they can visually appreciate their progress at the next visit.
The development of most chronic and degenerative illnesses can be prevented with early
nutritional intervention. Live blood analysis can detect many nutritional imbalances and
deficiencies, which are major contributing factors in the development of these conditions,
long before conventional blood testing can demonstrate any abnormalities

Layered Dried Blood Analysis

A test often performed in conjunction with live blood analysis is called layered dried blood
analysis or the oxidative stress test. A drop of blood is pressed onto a slide to make eight
consecutive smears, which are allowed to coagulate and dry. The patterns of coagulation
reveal further information about the state of the terrain, and provide signs that corroborate
information already revealed by the live blood analysis. Disturbances relating to the adrenals or reproductive system are found at the center of the spot. Further out are bands corresponding to vital organs, then lymph tissues, then finally the skin. It is therefore possible to determine which parts of the body are holding toxins, and therefore currently ill, or at risk of developing disease


Live blood analysis is a simple and very  graphic way to gain fuller understanding of
one’s health issues. It is a non-invasive test, which can reveal much about one’s current
state of health. For the first time, Live Blood Analysis is now available in Zambia, offered at Umoyo Natural Health Centre  (0966 800 600) in Lusaka.

Health Consultation


During your Private Health Consultation we will go through your medical history and also do a Quick Health Screening - Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Height / Weight, Body Fat %, Body Mass Index, Visceral Fat, Basal Metabolic Rate, Metabolic Age, Hydration level - where after a dietary and supplements (Nutritional & Herbal) prescription will be advised. A consultation takes 60min. Please bring with you any medication and/or supplements that you are currently taking.

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” - Ayurvedic Proverb

Nutritional Medicine employs natural, non-toxic means through diet, supplements and selected herbs, to empower an individual to overcome disease and illness and achieve the highest possible level of health. There is but one true healing force and that is Nature, demonstrated by the body’s incredible ability to heal itself. Hence the role of the nutritionist is to provide the optimum conditions needed to facilitate and enhance this process.

One of the underlying principles of nutritional medicine is that each person is unique and has unique nutritional requirements so that what might be an adequate and appropriate nutritional intake and diet for one person, may be inappropriate for another. Equally, the individual is viewed as a whole (composed of a complex set of physical, mental-emotional, spiritual, social and other factors). Bearing this in mind, the underlying causes of a disease is sought and addressed, rather than simply trying to suppress a set of symptoms. Nutritional medicine is an incredibly powerful and effective tool when treating a whole range of diseases and chronic illnesses, including:

  • Obesity
  • High Blood Pressure / Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Skin Conditions (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, acne)
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Yeast Infections (e.g. Candida)
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Anti-Aging
  • Female Hormones (PMS, Menopause)
  • Pregnancy / Child Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Support for HIV/AIDS