Finding your way toward wellness is often a difficult road and for those who are truly suffering, often a daunting process. More often than not, you hear the story of going from doctor to doctor, from test to test, from pill to pill with no relief and no answers. So many are sick and tired of being sick and tired, often left with a feeling of hopelessness. Finding the right support is key to a successful battle. Lynn Wright of the Healing Zone in Hawley, PA was just that for us. Lynn’s approach of examining our blood under a microscope felt more scientific than any doctor that had tapped around before. Nutritional suggestions and dietary supplements seemed logical compared to chemical prescription drugs that typically put you at an even higher risk. If you are struggling and/or suffering, we strongly urge you to seek health advice from an alternative voice in addition to your regular doctors. The power to heal comes from within and can be tapped by many different approaches. If the power to heal lived in a pill, there would be no suffering.
What should one expect if they contact you for a consultation?
20 minute consults are free. I don’t believe health should have to be expensive, and I firmly believe that we need to be responsible for our own health. I want clients to understand why they’re doing what they’re doing. I want them to ask questions. There’s a lot of contradictory information out there, online and from various practitioners. It can get really overwhelming and frustrating. We need to get back in touch with our bodies, and that is something everyone can do. If the client decides to have the nutritional microscopy done, it is helpful to have a list of whatever vitamins, supplements, and prescriptions they are already taking. I always remind people that I am not a medical doctor and therefore by law do not diagnose or treat.
What is Live and Dried Blood Cell Nutritional Microscopy?
It is a finger stick, just like when diabetics test their blood sugar. A drop of blood is placed under a cover slip on a slide and looked at via darkfield and phase contrast microscopy. For the dried blood, we allow 8 drops of blood (from the same stick) to dry on a slide. What we’re looking at is basically a coagulation pattern. The biggest difference between the nutritional microscopy and traditional lab draws using vials is that when a lab draws your blood they have to kill it. They can’t count cells that are moving. They centrifuge it, or spin it down, separating the red cells, white cells, platelets, etc… Ultimately, they do not see how all these blood components work together. A standard CBC can tell you how many neutrophils (the white blood cells that work like vacuum cleaners) you have but they cannot see if they are active and moving. Having a “normal” number of neutrophils or white blood cells is not helpful if they aren’t doing their job.
What are you typically looking for? What do you typically find?
First and foremost with the live blood, we look at the size, shape, and movement of the red blood cells and white blood cells. Then, we look for signs of distress within the body; digestive issues, parasites, bacteria, inflammation, yeast, stress on the liver, pH imbalance, free radical toxicity, etc. With the dried blood, we look at those things (like a double-check system) but additionally look for heavy metal toxicity, thyroid issues, lymphatic stress, small intestine and large intestine issues, hormonal imbalances, etc. I usually find aggregation, or clumping of red blood cells, due mainly to our less-than-healthy diets. Clumping is not good…it’s like your heart has to pump ketchup instead of good red wine. The usual causes of the aggregation, or clumping, are digestive disturbances (80% of health is in the digestive system…what you put in and how well the system works), dehydration, and free radical toxicity. Compromised immune systems are also frequently found. I also find issues with over-supplementation. Some folks just can’t seem to stop themselves from trying every new “miracle cure” that crosses their path, and sometimes too much of a good thing isn’t good!
What type of recommendations do you provide?
I don’t like to use a lot of supplements right off the bat as I believe supplements can be like prescription drugs, band-aids for what ails us, obscuring the cause. I like to get clients “balanced” before doing much, unless they are at a point where some type of intervention is really necessary. Balanced means hydrated and having an overall body pH of 6.4…without this, you will not have optimal health. It’s amazing how much the human body can tolerate but there always comes a point when it says “enough.” Once a client is balanced, we can see what true issues remain and work on those, primarily through diet and lifestyle.
Lynn Wright is a Naturopathic Doctor, holds a Masters of Science in Nursing and is a Certified Microscopist. Lynn has held many positions in nursing, from staff nurse in ICU to Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her maternal grandmother was into natural health and metaphysics, which lead her to develop a love and respect for the earth and what it offers us. Lynn states, “I don’t want to be someone who just tells someone what to take for a given condition. I want to educate them so that they understand why they are doing what they are doing.”
The Healing Zone of Hawley, PA offers alternative methods for achieving and maintaining optimal health. The Zone currently offers many ways to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual health including nutritional microscopy, bioterrain auditing, reflexology, acupuncture, massage therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, creation of astrological charts, classes on angel therapy and energy healing, infrared sauna therapy, ION cleanse foot detoxing, ear candling and psychic galleries.