Hair Analysis Apendix
|Hair Analysis Report
1. Condition of Organ System
2. Hg – RBC
3. WBC – Monocytes
5. Mental Condition
6. Connective Tissue
7. Muscle Fiber Density
8. Circulatory System
9. Nerve Impulses
10. Skeleton, Joints, Muscle
11. Nutrient Uptake
This Appendix clarifies some of the different subject’s and take out tests that are discussed in the Hair Analysis report.
The Condition of organ systems
I check the condition of the organ systems by measuring the energy in the electromagnetic flow.
The electromagnetic flow will transports vital energy to the body’s cells, and if these flows are blocked or disturbed there will eventually be some disease in the affected organ.
Disturbance in the electromagnetic flows may also cause reactions, via the organ system, in the skeletal muscles.
The condition of Hemoglobin level and Red Blood Cells
The analysis shows the RBC and Hg level and these values indicate the horse’s ability to oxygenate his/her system.
Allergies and white blood cell levels
Antigens are foreign substances, which can cause allergies in the horse. The horses’ allergies are often related to different types of substances found in the feeding program and also some medications.
When I examine the immune system I check for reactions and alterations of the WBC level. During periods of stress the white blood cells can more then triple in number. The WBC level will also rise in response to allergies and inflammations.
Monocytes are among the more important of the phagocyte (white) blood cells. Phagocytes “eat” bacteria and other small foreign particles. These cells usually accumulate near infections, attracted by substances given off by bacteria damaged tissue cells.
The mental condition
This compares to a life history. It can, for example, be a trauma that has left scares in the horse’s mental health. Traumas can also be physical and feed related – a form of shock for the physical body, which has caused pain and discomfort in the horse, for example digestive problems like colic.
The horse is also very sensitive to his/her grooms and trainers mental state.
Lactic acid level
I check the body’s ability to recycle lactic acid (does the circularly system transport the lactic acid from the muscles to the liver efficiently).
The condition of the connective tissue
Connective tissue is the supporting tissue, which will hold other types of soft tissues together. A strong connective tissue prevents injuries of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Toxic slag products are often stored in the connective tissue.
The muscle fiber density
A horse is born with a certain number of muscle cells, and no amount of training will increase this number. Training will only increase the size of already existing muscle cells.
I check if the horse will respond well to the training.
The condition of the circulatory system
I examine whether there are any tensions or blockages that impedes or disturbs the circulation in any of the organ systems or muscles, or around the joints.
Disturbances of the circulatory system can give the horse problems in producing joint fluid.
Nerve impulses to the muscles
I check if the horse has rhythmic and well-coordinated movements.
The Cerebellum coordinates muscle activity.
Antagonists and synergists have to be activated with correct force and timing in order to perform exact and efficient movements.
A prominent muscle nerve cell may stretch from the bone marrow all the way down to the hoof. One nerve cell’s impulse can via connections stimulate up to 2000 muscle fibers at the same time.
The condition of muscles and joints
I examine if there is any muscular damage or inflammation, joint or bone injuries, mineral deposits or decalcification, or other problems that will affect muscles and joints.
Bone is living tissue. Compared with muscles, bone will develop and respond to training much slower. Too intense training, for example excessive speed and overly long speed exercises, will, especially in young horses that are still growing, increase the risk of skeletal injuries.
The proportions of the different fiber types
Each of the horses’ skeleton muscles contains all three types of muscle fibers. The muscle fibers are not attached to each other, but are kept together by connective tissue. It is the connective tissue that keeps the muscles in place.
The three types are
- ST – Slow Twitch, high endurance
- Fta – Fast Twitch, high endurance, high oxidative
- FTb – Fast Twitch, low oxidative, quickly fatigued
The condition of the nutrient uptake
I examine the horse’s uptake and utilization of proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water.
The analysis shows whether the horse is fed too much or too little of the different nutrients and how it has affected the horse.
The horse’s water intake is very important. A low water intake will cause strains and dysfunctions in, for example, both urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract.
I examine the different fibers development during training.