The Reich Blood Test is a laboratory evaluation of the bioenergetic charge of the whole organism. It was devised by Wilhelm Reich and it is based on the microscopic observation of “live” blood, i.e. blood that has not undergone any chemical processing with biochemical reagents before its observation. In conditions as close as possible to the ones existing inside the human body (isotonic environment of natural saline and at temperatures above 20oC); after carefully obtaining capillary blood so that we do not traumatize the constituents of the blood through mechanical, chemical or any other form of destruction (we take blood from the tip of a finger, after diligently cleaning the skin without using detergents); and with the use of strictly sterilized materials, we observe and note the following:
- The morphological characteristics of the red blood cell structure (shape, size, percentage of unnatural forms, morphological peculiarities of the structure etc.).
- The qualitative characteristics of the RBCs (pulsation, motility, extent and brightness of the energy field, existence of bions on the cell membrane, shape, form and functioning of bions, percentage of bionous disintegration in the area under observation and in intervals depending on the progress of the bionous disintegration etc.).
- The general functioning of the RBCs (distribution, tendency towards agglutination, development of heaps etc.).
- The structure and morphology of the rest of the constituents of the blood (white blood cells and platelets).
The Reich Blood Test is basically a microscopic observation of the processes taking place inside the red blood cells during their ongoing decomposition and their death. The emergence of bions marks the beginning of the process of cellular death, which we should note is a completely natural function programmed by the cell and existing in every cellular population (in the red blood cells, it is activated approximately 100-130 days after their introduction into the blood circulation).The shock experienced by the RBCs when they exit their capillary environment speeds up their cellular death and their bionous decomposition, which appears first in the more “aged” population and then in the younger cells.
Classical biology is limited in a rather mechanistic description of the bions, referring to them as “characteristic protrusions in the cell membrane” (blebbing), (L.H. Margaritis et.al., Cell Biology, Litsas Medical Publications, fourth edition, 2004, p. 199). Reich, however, moves on to a functional overview and understands bions as an expression of the disturbance of the natural distribution of the cell’s orgone energy, which has been shrunk and organizes itself into bion vesicles that represent a more undifferentiated level of life.
Healthy blood has the tendency to form large bions while the bioenergetically weakened blood has the tendency to form small bions and T-bacilli (the latter are very often found in the carcinomatous biopathy and other chronic biopathies which involve shrinking of the organism due to a disturbance of its bioenergetic pulse). These two different ways of decomposition are called B reaction and T reaction respectively and their in depth observation and recording is the real object of study of the Reich Blood Test.
More information regarding the Reich Blood Test can be found at the following books:
- W. Reich, “Orgonomic Diagnosis of the Cancer Biopathy”, edited by Chester M. Raphael, M.D. and Helen I. MacDonald, Ph.D. Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 4, No 2, April 1952.
- W. Reich, The Discovery of the Orgone, Volume 2: The Cancer Biopathy, Chapter II, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1973.
- C.F. Baker, “The Reich Blood Test”, Journal of Orgonomy, Volume 15, No 2.