Originally Posted by Arrowwind09
I think if I were going to go to the trouble I would want one that works well with a camera. So thats about 4,438 in US dollars.
Can you explain a dark field condenser? I assume one could be purchased that is better than what you had?
How did you learn how to use it? Take a class?
Doing such work in the US is risky buisiness. The only person allowed to diagnose is a medical doctor or a licensed naturopath. I have known quite a few people over the years who have had their dark field scopes confiscated and its why I have stayed away....but I'm feeling a little more agressive these days now that the kids are on their own.
Its such a great tool, to be able to actually see what is working and what is not. My neighbor gets his blood done once in a while and they can even tell what nutritional deficiencies that you have by looking at the blood. I think they wait until the blood drys then examine it, how it cryrstals and patterns seems to tell them quite a bit.
The condenser I had was OK but the microscope light was not strong enough to illuminate. I did not realise that I could have just upgraded the light source until all my new stuff arrived.
The condenser is attached to an external light by a flexible light tube so really all I needed to better my old scope was this attachment.
As for working with my scope, I now live in Cyprus where we still have more or less our freedom. Unlike living under the UK Dictat, the peoples voice here still counts.
Our local papers are run by real people who actually are willing to print things they consider of interest to the public and the few police that are here are part of the community.
For example-the No smoking law came in on Jan 1 with ridiculous fines and threats,(all due to Lisbon). The local police now inform many of the local publicans what day and time they will be around to check they are sticking to the law.
How long we will hold out I do not know. The nefarious Lisbon Treaty came in on Jan 1 with enough rules to drown the whole of Europe. Cypriots like the Greeks will not take their tyranny lying down which is why I moved here in the first place.
As for dark field microscopy I have just finished an online course as well as spending a week in the UK with a N.D doing a hand on course.
If I do not understand something I see I email the N.D and he usually gets back to me within a day explaining it to me.
The reason they take peoples scopes in the US is I think due to the fact that the real reason behind disease is easily spotted as is the damage caused by antibiotics and other medicines.