The Oligoscan

This instrument uses spectrophotometry to measure the optical density of the trace elements, minerals and heavy metals currently present in the tissues.

We want to know that you have adequate amounts of essential minerals and trace elements to enable the smooth running of all parts of your metabolism, immune system etc.

We want to know if there are toxic metals clogging up the works. These can be successfully removed to improve your health.

Remember your genes contribute to your potential for ill health but in most cases these “unhealthy genes” are only turned on by adverse environmental factors which we can measure and influence.

How does it compare with other tests for these factors?

Blood tests are inadequate for the measurement of these things in the body because they move from the blood into the tissues where they exist in different amounts.

Except for iron which lives and works in the blood, blood levels do not well reflect tissue levels.

Hair Mineral Analysis is a useful tool because it reflects what is moving from the blood into the tissues but it is not so indicative of what has built up in the tissues and is not moving out.

Urine testing is merely a reflection of the blood unless a chelating agent is given prior to the urine test which will attract metals and minerals from the tissues into the blood and then carry them out in the urine.

The Oligoscan is a direct measure of the metals and minerals as they exist in the tissues in the blood of the palm of the hand. It is not dependent on what we can pull out with a chelating agent.

I am very pleased to be able to have this machine at Karanga.  I brought it back from a conference I attended in Belgium at the end of 2015 and it has been extremely useful.

It was recently approved for this use by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association) in Australia.