Dark Field Microscopy
Darkfield microscopy is a technique that takes advantage of oblique illumination to enhance contrast in specimens that are not imaged well under normal illumination conditions.
After the direct light has been blocked by an opaque stop in the condenser, light passing through the specimen from oblique angles is diffracted, refracted, and reflected into the microscope objective to form a bright image of the specimen superimposed on a dark background.
This dark background provides a high degree of contrast and can make samples with difficult backgrounds stand out with relatively little effort. What does this mean for health? While darkfield microscopy can’t can’t diagnose diseases, it does allow us to look at a live blood sample in real time and identify various factors that can be addressed with good natural medicine.