Part One of "Healing
with Electromedicine and Sound Therapies" appeared in our February/March
2008 issue. In print, certain figures were inaccurately represented.
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EM Radiation: Rife Frequency Healing
Rife frequency healing is named after its inventor, Royal Raymond
Rife. After this technology was enthusiastically embraced by some
of the most prominent physicians
and scientists of the 1930s and 1940s, it was driven underground by the pharmaceutical
interests and the American Medical Association (AMA). Only in the last couple
of decades has Rife technology emerged again in popularity, albeit in an altered
Royal Rife was born in Nebraska in 1888. Educated in the fields of optics,
electronics, biology, and chemistry, he studied at Johns Hopkins University
and had two years
of training to perform eye surgery and six years of training with optical scientist
and researcher Hans Luckel (who worked for German-based company Zeiss Optics).
Rife designed and built many medical research instruments including spectroscopes,
optical tools, micromanipulators, and stop-motion photomicrographs. However,
one of his most famous inventions was the 200-pound, 5,682-part Universal Microscope,
which stood between two and three feet high.
During Rife's time, specimens had to be killed and stained in order to
be seen under a microscope. Even modern electron microscopes, which produce high-resolution
images, kill the specimens being viewed, because in order to make the specimens
visible, an electron microscope bombards them with electrons in a vacuum. Completed
in 1933, the Universal Microscope allowed microorganisms (even tiny viruses)
to be viewed in their live state with crystal clarity. This held great promise
in finding cures for diseases, because if you can see how living organisms respond
to stimuli, you may find a way to destroy them.
As it turned out, this "stimuli" from Rife consisted of frequencies
produced by an EM field. If Rife exposed a virus or bacterium to a particular
frequency and the pathogen began to vibrate – and then either grew weak
or completely broke apart – Rife knew that he had found the resonant
frequency (or, simply, frequency) of the microbe. "Any object has a certain
natural or resonant frequency," explains James L. Oschman:
Strike it, bump
it, pluck it, or heat it, and it will tend to vibrate at a specific frequency.
This applies to a bone, a piece of wood, a molecule, an
or a musical instrument....In the living body, each electron, atom, chemical
bond, molecule, cell, tissue, organ (and the body as a whole) has its
own vibratory character [as well]....In terms of vibrations, the
body can be compared
to a symphony orchestra. Each molecule corresponds to a particular instrument.
Each bend, rotation, or stretch of a chemical bond has a certain resonant
frequency, and will give off certain "notes" if it is energized.
Since molecules, water, and dissolved ions are constantly bumping into
each other at body temperature,
all parts are constantly jiggling and absorbing and emitting energy....When
two objects have similar natural frequencies, they can interact without touching;
their vibrations can become coupled or entrained. For electromagnetic interactions
between molecules, the word "resonance" is used more often than
entrainment. In the older literature you will find the term "sympathetic
The microbe's frequency (the
number of cycles per second at which it vibrated) was also known as
its Mortal Oscillatory Rate (MOR).
An analogy explaining how Rife's ray tube worked was the cliché of
the soprano who shatters a glass with her pure, focused tone. If enough
power were applied, the resonant frequency killed the microbe or debilitated
it enough so that the body's own immune cells could then dispose
Royal Rife's ray machine (whose inspiration and fundamental operation
appear to have come from Albert Abrams's Oscilloclast) delivered frequencies
in the Radio Frequency (RF) range by sending an electrical current through
a tube filled with noble gases (mostly argon and neon). The gas would light
up the tube, and the frequencies were emitted as EM radiation. It was the
EM wave, rather than the luminescence from the light, that disabled
the pathogens. Rife discovered the resonant frequencies for cancer, typhus,
E. coli, and other microorganisms. People given "terminal" diagnoses
by their doctors would often become well when exposed to Rife's ray tube.
A microbial MOR frequency administered at a low power level is harmful to a
microbe but does not harm a larger host such as a human being or animal because
the host has a much more complex structure than a microbe – and, hence,
will barely feel the power input that can kill a tiny microbe.
Many modern, second-generation "Rife machines" also contain plasma
tubes filled with noble gases (though some Rife-type frequency devices utilize
hand-held, tubular metal electrodes to deliver frequencies into the body via
electrical current). Most of the tubes are freestanding; one unit has long
glass rods that are held. Due to technology changes – and FCC regulations
against devices transmitting over long distances in the RF range because they
interfere with radio broadcast signals – today's units emit much
weaker signals in lower ranges, mostly from one to 20,000 hertz. The advantage
of freestanding light tube over electrode devices is that many people can receive
a session at the same time. Also, some people prefer being able to engage in
activities that leave their hands free, rather than having to remain in one
place holding onto the unit.
Rife technology devices can range from simple to elaborate, with varying
programming capabilities. Smaller units can be the size of large loaves of
large ones equal the size of tower computers. The user inputs the desired
frequencies into the computerized machine, and a signal is sent to the noble
gases in the
tube. The resulting EM field disables or kills the microorganisms in the
body, while also inputting energy into the body's cells as well. Frequencies
are selected from the pre-programmed channels, from lists on the Internet,
or from various print sources (including this author's Handbook
of Rife Frequency Healing).
In countries outside the United States, such as Germany and Romania, Rife
technology is seriously researched and publicized. Its legal status as a
means that the technology is freely used in clinics and doctors' offices.
In North America, open-minded medical practitioners and health seekers have
a more difficult time finding manufacturers of Rife frequency devices, because
after the 1940s, the FDA quashed this technology. About a dozen manufacturers
in North America are making Rife-style devices. In Europe, there are even
more companies making frequency devices.
The PERL is a highly respected frequency device made by Resonant Light Technology
Inc., from Canada. The 18-pound, 13" x 5.5" x 17" machine
is equipped with a leaded silica glass tube filled with 100% argon. When the
noble gas is lit by the transmitted RF energy, the PERL emits frequencies (up
to three signals simultaneously) over a 27 megahertz carrier. Frequency selection
is from .001 to 400,000 hertz. The selectable waveform (square, sine, or sawtooth)
has a range of up to 30 feet. The customer can either program frequencies into
the unit or use one of 25 banks of pre-programmed protocols. The equipment's
management system (manufacturing quality and customer support) has received
an international standard of certification; so should the company decide to
apply for Class II Medical Device status for the PERL, they will have met all
the requirements. Resonant Light Technology Inc. cannot legally state that
the PERL is a therapeutic device for use on humans in Canada, but the company
does suggest other applications: therapeutic use with animals; extending the
life of food in clinically controlled food storage lockers; slowing the growth
of mold and fungi in greenhouses; and reducing the parasitic count within fruit
orchards. Energizing the body is an obvious application as well.
Pulsed Technologies – with offices in both the United States and Romania – also
carries excellent machines, whose frequency outputs range from .01 to an impressive
1,000,000 hertz (1 megahertz). The Precision Pulsed Plasma system (P3) is a
non-contact, radiant device that operates on principles that do not require
RF. The P3 is driven and controlled by the Precision Function Generator (PFG
or PFG2) for precision programming and unlimited waveform manipulation and
control. Both PFG models may also be used separately from the plasma unit as
high-end contact (electrode) devices. The computer software, included with
the machines, contains modules suitable for laboratory, professional, group,
or individual use. Thus, many practitioners and researchers as well as lay
customers use this equipment. The company's emphasis on research – Pulsed
Technologies sponsors the Eastern Europe-based professional Research and Resource
Exchange Network – has been particularly welcome in Europe, where doctors
have seen great improvements in the subjects enrolled there in clinical trials.
Applications of a Pulsed Technologies unit are similar to that of the PERL.
The uses for a freestanding plasma light unit are limited only by the imagination
of the user.
Although Rife's technology appeals to holistically oriented health practitioners,
it is simple enough to be utilized by the layperson as well. The largest
market in the United States consists of people who want to improve their
as well as the health of their family, friends, pets, and farm animals.
In Rife's era, it was commonly assumed that his frequency devices worked
solely by disabling microbes that made humans and animals sick. But we now
know that selected frequencies can regenerate tissue. Some of the frequencies
that Rife used may have done both. More research is needed to explain precisely
how this works.
Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Most people are familiar with the ubiquitous Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
Stimulation (TENS) unit, which uses electrical current for pain control. For
this treatment, specific frequencies (generally ranging from 40 to 150 hertz)
are applied to the body through electrodes. But consider the mechanism by which
TENS suppresses pain: it stimulates A-beta suppressing fibers and overwhelms
the C-pain fibers in the body. The effects are similar to that of continually
rubbing a painful spot; after a while, the pain lessens because the area becomes
numb. However, from a holistic perspective, this is not the best way to manage
pain, since the TENS unit relieves pain relief not through body awareness (which
allows the system to self-correct), but through lack of awareness (which may
not allow for self-correction). This why the effects of TENS treatments are
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) treats nerve, muscle, and fascia pain
by using a wider range of frequencies (from 3 hertz to 970 hertz) to favorably
alter tissue and restore health, using minute amounts of micro-amperage current.
A TENS unit has an output of up to 100 milliamps, which can overwhelm the body
with current that is easily felt. In contrast, the output of FSM is in microamps
(millionths of an amp), which is not readily perceived by the body even though
its effects are. (An ampere is a measure of the movement of electrons or current.)
Significantly, the output of FSM imitates the output produced naturally by
the body within each cell. The amount of FSM current is not strong enough to
stimulate sensory nerves, so the treatment usually cannot be felt and is painless,
as well as safe, non-invasive, and effective.
Microcurrent can often eliminate pain entirely because instead of simply masking
symptoms, it helps to restore cell function. A TENS unit decreases cell energy
(ATP production) by about 50%, decreases cell membrane transport by up to 40%,
and decreases protein synthesis by 50%. However, since Microcurrent uses less
than 500 microamps, cell energy (ATP production) increases (rat studies show
by 500%), as does amino acid transport into the cell. This aids in waste product
removal and protein synthesis. Preliminary studies also suggest that FMS helps
insulin bind with the appropriate receptor sites on the cell wall and that
it activates fibroblasts, connective tissue cells that secrete collagen and
other beneficial substances around living cells.
Microcurrent was used in the early 1900s by physicians and oseopaths in the
form of an electromedical device that delivered DC wall current. In 1987, the
device used for FSM was developed by an engineer named Glen Smith. Eight years
later, chiropractors Carolyn McMakin and George Douglas discovered some frequencies
used in a 1920s electromedical device and began applying them in their practice.
There are several size units, ranging from the largest (18" x 9.5" x
6.5") to the "home care" portable unit that's about
the size of a portable Walkman and is operated by one nine-volt battery. All
come with various electrode attachments. Although the use of frequencies is
not regulated (so is neither approved nor disallowed by the FDA), the devices
that provide the current – the Precision Microcurrent machine and the
FSM Auto Care and Sports Care unit – are permitted by the FDA to be used
in a medical setting and by prescription. The FDA has approved all microcurrent
devices for sale in the category of TENS devices, even though TENS devices
all deliver milli-amperage current rather than the much smaller (and biocompatible)
levels of micro-amperage current.
Candidates for this therapy have arthritis, chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia
(especially associated with neck injury), diabetes-related and other neuropathic
pains, and myofascial pain (from trigger points in the head, neck, face, and
lower back). People with asthma, liver dysfunction, kidney stones, shingles,
endometriosis, and irritable bowel syndrome also benefit, although Dr. McMakin
reports, "Most cases of post herpetic neuralgia improve with five to
six treatments but require the frequencies for scar tissue and inflammation
in the nerves damaged by the virus."2 Many practitioners know how difficult
it can be to manage, let alone cure, fibromyalgia. However, those diagnosed
with fibromyalgia and treated with FSM no longer meet the diagnostic criteria
for fibromyalgia as set by the American College of Rheumatology.
Injuries from accidents or surgeries, especially if treated within four hours,
are found to yield reduced pain and greatly accelerated healing. Symptom relief
includes reduced inflammation, increased range of motion, improved visceral
organ function, and more manageable emotional states. There are frequencies
for over 200 conditions, ranging from inflammation and scar tissue to hard-to-document
conditions such as mineral deposits and toxicity.
"Body tissues," says McMakin, "respond to frequencies through
the principles of biological resonance – responding to the signals like
a radio responds to frequencies from a radio station."3 She continues to
publish in journals and teach professionals how to use the equipment. Since there
is no human or electronic biofeedback component to this technology (just a needle
on the instrument indicating whether or not the current is flowing), the practitioner
is trained to recognize the most common pain complaints and to diagnose and treat
The Tennant Biomodulator®
Another electromedical device that emits small amounts of current is the hand-held
biofeedback unit, the Tennant Biomodulator®. The Biomodulator has its
origins in the Russian Scenar (acronym for Self-Controlled Energo Neuro Adaptive
Regulation). The Biomodulator's predecessor was developed by Russian
scientists in the 1970s to address an unexpected problem with their space
program: the forced feeding of antibiotics to all cosmonauts, whether they
were ill or well. If one crew member got sick and took antibiotics, all the
crew members would end up with the drug in their system, since urine is recycled
into the shared drinking water. Creating an electromedical device to treat
cosmonauts in space would eliminate the "need" to administer
antibiotics. This device – about the size of a remote control – was
aptly nicknamed the "Star Trek Device" by the press. According
to Russian clinical studies, the Scenar proved effective in 80% of all cases.
Of those, two-thirds enjoyed full recovery, and the remainder had significant
healing. Over 50,000 successful outcomes were reported for circulatory, endocrine,
respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, muscular, skeletal, and genito-urinary
In 2004, Texas-based Jerry Tennant, MD, developed an easier-to-use, more
effective version of the Russian invention, powered by two AA batteries,
called the Tennant
Biomodulator. Whether moved across the body or sitting still on a particular
area, its biofeedback feature operates by sending out a series of precisely
modulated electrical current to the skin, measuring the body's response,
and then emitting different signals in response to the changes recorded by
the skin. This therapy is drug-free, non-invasive, safe, pain-free, and inexpensive
(considering the number of conditions for which it can be used). In general,
subjects not only feel positive effects after the first session, but the effects
The Tennant Biomodulator, equipped with newly discovered frequencies, also
has an assessment mode that allows the user to determine the approximate voltage
of the cells. Knowing the amount of voltage and whether that voltage is plus
or minus helps the practitioner or user determine whether the tissue is mildly
or severely inflamed or mildly or severely degenerated. Based on the readings,
the practitioner then knows which therapy mode to employ. The device also has
a setting for "automatic," which is a combined biofeedback and
signal input mode.
Dr. Tennant points out that trauma, pain, real or imagined danger, constant
fear, an unbalanced pH, and food allergies turn on the sympathetic (fight-or-flight)
nervous system and keep it turned on, so the parasympathetic nervous system,
which regulates digestion, sleep, hormone secretion, immune function, and so
on, no longer works properly. Being "sympathetic-on 24 hours a day, seven
days a week" creates conditions of "typical chronic disease and
chronic fatigue," he says.4 Once the body starts to malfunction, it gets
used to being in a pathological state, a trend that can be difficult to reverse.
However, the Biomodulator© stimulates the healing process by normalizing
the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems. People have reported
relief from swelling and inflammation, as well as faster and more complete
healing of wounds, improvement in circulation and other functions, rapid pain
relief, and easier recovery from infections. The device is most commonly used
for treatment of muscle pain and injuries. However, it is also being clinically
studied for the improvement or complete elimination of symptoms of arthritis,
tendonitis, hypertension, hearing loss, and asthma.
The Tennant Biomodulator works primarily by stimulating the C-fibers. C-fibers,
which comprise 85% of all nerves in the body, produce healing neuropeptides
and other regulatory peptides that, in turn, reestablish the body's normal
physiology and propel it to heal itself. Since the peptides last for several
hours, the healing process continues after the treatment is over. "Once
we balance the autonomic system," writes Tennant, "the gut will
start absorbing nutrients, the endocrine glands will rest and recover, [and]
the immune system will recover."5 A key to the success of these units
is the restoration of voltage to the cells. A malfunctioning cell cannot metabolize
properly. Once the voltage to organs and other bodily tissues is normalized,
cellular toxins can be eliminated and water imbalances can be corrected.
To treat, the practitioner first asks the subject the location of the pain,
discomfort, or dysfunction. If there is clear symptomatology, the practitioner
goes to the problem area. However, the spine and abdomen are also key areas
to address, even though they might not seem to relate directly to the stated
symptoms. Problem areas are perceived by the practitioner as a difference in
the sound emitted by the device and by a feeling of "stickiness," a
magnetic-like pull that prevents the unit from easily moving across the area.
The session is over when the "drag" is eliminated and the client
relaxes. There is often a reddening of the skin as well.
The Biomodulator comes with optional attachments that can treat through hair
and on smaller skin areas. The Biomodulator is a FDA-cleared Class II device
for symptomatic relief and management of chronic, intractable pain, and adjunctive
treatment in the management of post-surgical and post-traumatic pain. Licensed
health practitioners can use it in their practice. Laypersons who want a device
for their own personal use can obtain a prescription from their own physician
or from Dr. Tennant.
Oscillating Magnetic Fields: Dr. Henry Lai's
Within the last decade, some exciting research emerged from the University
of Washington. Bioengineering professor Henry Lai, along with three colleagues,
discovered a way to eliminate malaria using very weak magnetic fields. This
has enormous significance, since in addition to symptoms of fever, head and
joint aches, and shivering, malaria often causes seizures and death (if infected
blood cells block the blood vessels leading to the brain). The World Health
Organization estimates that up to 2.7 million people die of malaria every year,
one million of whom are children. In the last two decades, the Plasmodium parasite
that causes malaria has become increasingly resistant to pharmaceuticals, so
they are no longer effective in eradicating the disease.
Dr. Lai's treatment is simple and elegant: the Plasmodium parasite becomes
weak and dies when exposed to weak alternating – oscillating – magnetic
fields. While the death throes of Plasmodium may sound similar to what happens
to microbes when exposed to frequencies emitted by Rife-style frequency devices,
in this case, the magnetic field does not emit variable frequencies.
The principle behind Lai's magnetic device is based on the parasite's
unique metabolism. After the person is bitten by the mosquito carrying Plasmodium,
the parasite first penetrates the liver and then re-enters the bloodstream
to feed off the hemoglobin in red blood cells. Plasmodium eats the globin portion
of the hemoglobin molecule, but it lacks the enzyme needed to break down the
iron-containing heme in the hemoglobin. Since free heme molecules can cause
membrane damage, Plasmodium protects itself by arranging the heme molecules
into long stacks – like "tiny bar magnets."6 Lai believes
that the oscillating magnetic field affects the parasite in two possible ways.
Either the heme molecules cannot form stacks and are free to move in the parasite
and cause harm. Or, the stacks spin as a result of the magnetic field and mechanically
injure the parasite. Both scenarios cause damage and death to the parasite.
Although there is only a minute amount of iron in a heme stack, it is enough
to be affected by magnetic fields.
Experiments show 33% to 70% fewer parasites in exposed than unexposed samples.
According to Lai, this indicates a significant slowing of the parasite's
metabolic functions – sufficient to manage the disease. The researcher
says it is unlikely that Plasmodium would develop a resistance to magnetic
fields. Lai also believes this treatment will not harm the human host: "It's
a very weak magnetic field, just a little stronger than the earth's.
The difference is that it is oscillating."7 "I think," he
adds, "it should be safe for short-term (hours) exposure" (Henry
Lai, personal communication, March 27, 2006).
This modality is in the experimental stage, as there is still more research
to be done.
Fields: The ONDAMED®
Whereas Dr. Lai's technology utilizes a generalized weak magnetic field
that oscillates, or travels back and forth, other devices use a pulsed electromagnetic
field that also conveys frequencies. One such device is the ONDAMED Biofeedback
System®, which was developed by German electronics engineer Rolf Binder.
The machine consists of the base unit (18½" x 14" x 4"),
which weighs about 25 pounds in its heavy-duty case, and various applicators
that are placed on the body (spine, abdomen, neck, foot, etc.) or held. The
software includes three operating modules that introduce various frequency
patterns, times, and intensities; and one module of 173 preset programs. Frequencies
range from 0.1 hertz to 32,000 hertz. The pulsed magnetic field emitted by
the unit covers a small but focused area.
At the start of the session, the practitioner hangs an applicator around the
client's neck. Then the practitioner holds the subject's wrist
while simultaneously scrolling the machine through a range of rapidly and sequentially
emitted programs. When a frequency is emitted that the body may need, a sudden
change in the radial (circulatory) pulse occurs. The change in the subject's
pulse can feel like excitation (jumping or throbbing) or weakening (slower,
less obvious). (This physiological response, known as the Vascular Autonomic
Signal (VAS), was discovered by medical doctor Paul Nogier in 1966.) Thus,
the "biofeedback" aspect of the ONDAMED Biofeedback System is the
person's bodily response, as perceived by the practitioner, to the unit's
EM radiation emissions.
The practitioner enters into the machine's memory those frequencies that
elicit a response. Then the practitioner scrolls through the frequencies that
had been entered, choosing the top two frequency patterns that caused the strongest
reaction – and which therefore will have the greatest therapeutic value.
The frequencies best suited to the client at that moment are induced through
the neck applicator (worn by the subject) as the practitioner scans the body
with the hand-held applicator, feeling the person's pulse for the strongest
response. The body area causing the strongest response is the site of application.
Not everyone's pulse completely normalizes for the duration of treatment;
Binder says that the client undergoes a period of integration. The next time
the client is tested, other areas (and other frequency patterns) may prove
more useful. During therapy, not more than two frequencies are administered
at one time to ensure that the communication pathways in the body are clear.
While the company is not allowed to make medical claims for the device, the
biofeedback has worked well for pain management, stress relief, detoxification
(waste elimination and nutrient absorption), reduction of addictive patterns
(such as smoking), and weight management. People suffering from allergies,
arthritis, inflammation, lymphatic and hormonal problems, infections, and pain
report that their symptoms subside or are completely eliminated. The ONDAMED
is rapidly becoming very popular with smokers to stop nicotine addiction, as
it shows a 95% effectiveness rate, with an average of one to three sessions
to achieve results. Those with other health conditions generally notice improvement
in five sessions, although people generally opt for one to 20 sessions.
While the ONDAMED is non-invasive yet effective (based in part on the fact
that its frequencies are custom applied for each person), one can only speculate
at this time as to how it works. To this end, medical doctor W.D. Kessler recounts
discussions with physics professor J.B. Sharma:
Each organ has specific natural
frequencies corresponding to its healthy state, to which it resonates
if driven by an appropriate external frequency....One
way to visualize the underlying mechanism of ONDAMEDâ is to look at the
body and its constituent parts as oscillators. In a healthy body, the ensemble
of the oscillators "vibrate" in harmony with each other....Under
this model, disease may then be understood as a departure from a healthy synchronous
vibration. The [diseased] parts of the body...display a lower energy or a chaotic,
asynchronous vibration. The difference between an optimally functioning state
and a diseased state in the human body is detectable by Nogier's pulse
feedback method.... [during which] a very small shock is created to the cardiovascular
system when a specific frequency hits a diseased site, which then evokes a
tempering or "tuning" of the oscillating components through resonance….The
asynchronously vibrating components of the diseased body will resonate
harmoniously for a brief moment when hit by the proper frequency....Further
the appropriate frequencies would then bring all components back into
synchronous vibration with the tendency to maintain that state of higher
what W.D. Kessler states is a hypothesis: deviations from the frequencies
of healthy tissue
indicate energy blockages that can
then lead to health problems. On the biochemical level, blockage
of an area is synonymous with a static field, characterized by accumulated
acids or excess hydrogen ions (H+), which block the transfer of the
magnetic impulses the body needs for the smooth flow of information.
The ONDAMED's function may be based, in part, on Maxwell's
finding that superimposing one magnetic field on another induces
flow of electrons.
"We don't want to assume that we know why the body responds to the
ONDAMED in the way it does," says Binder. "There are physical, emotional,
biological, physiological, and energetic responses. We know there is lots of
information flowing back and forth. But how the body is processing that information – and
why it changes in response to one stimulus and not another – is something
we cannot answer right now. The body and its functions are simply too complex.
What we do know, is that the therapy works" (Rolf Binder, personal interview,
August 3, 2006).
What we can say with certainty, is that the ONDAMED introduces specific electromagnetic
impulses into the body, which in turn "jump start" the movement
of electrons to the organs, glands, muscles, vessels, bones, nerves, or other
tissues that require a more efficient flow of information.
The ONDAMED Biofeedback System is approved by the Institutional Review Board
as a non-invasive secondary therapeutic device for the alleviation of pain,
discomfort, and general malaise in the treatment of various disorders. The
device can be used by both practitioners and laypeople. The medical doctors
and other practitioners who use the device in their practice report a high
success rate. The inventor, though naturally pleased, is circumspect. "It's
very important to get the body working by itself," he emphasizes. "You
don't want to get the body dependent on a drug, the machine, for that
matter" (Rolf Binder, personal interview, August 3, 2006).
Monochromatic Visible Light: Laser and LED
To the uneducated general public, the word "laser" evokes
a dangerous beam, usually red, that is used in restricted industrial
and medical situations.
But safe laser therapy has been used by health practitioners all over the world
for almost 30 years. Most of the early research and published data, which spanned
the late 1970s to early 1980s, was from Russia. Later, as more medical studies
and research papers continued to be published, various medical organizations
and government agencies all over the world (including the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration in the United States) began using this modality as
Lasers and LEDs can be made to produce any color wavelength. The emission of
the light (whether it's a red, green, blue, or other color) is due not
to glass, paint, or pigment – it is solely the wavelength of the light
itself that gives the beam its characteristic color. Since the wavelength is
always a single frequency, the color is known as monochromatic. Although the
several types of lasers include instruments that emit heat in the form of invisible
infrared radiation, for this discussion we are interested in lasers (and LEDS)
that utilize single-wavelength (monochromatic), visible light for phototherapy,
in the red spectrum.
Laser and LED therapies differ in some important ways, but they also share
similarities. Both light technologies are based on the energetic behavior of
electrons. Normally, electrons occupy a fixed place in one or more orbital
rings that sequentially surround the atom's nucleus. When they become
excited, electrons move faster and jump to higher orbits. When they relax and
return to their original position, electrons release energy in the form of
light, or photon units. The wavelength of a photon – in other words,
its color – is determined by the amount of energy released when the electron
drops to a lower orbit. It is this emitted light that is harnessed in visible
light laser and LED technology.
Although light lasers and LEDs occupy a certain range of frequencies (frequency
band) in the EM spectrum, the frequency being used is almost always identified
by the length of the wave, rather than the actual frequency itself as described
in hertz. In the band of visible light, wavelengths are measured in nanometers
(nm). One nanometer, the length of one complete wave, is one billionth of a
meter and roughly about the size of a human cell.
The lasers and LEDs that emit a red color range from about 630 to 670 nm. Some
clinicians prefer a 660-nm wavelength, asserting that this length wave is overall
easiest for the tissues to absorb. Others prefer a ruby red 630- or 635-nm
wave, based on research published in the Journal of
Clinical Medical Laser Surgery stating that a 630-nm wavelength appears "to be most commonly
associated with bacterial inhibition. The findings of this study might be useful
as a basis for selecting LLLT [low level laser therapy] for infected wounds."9
In this case, "bacterial inhibition" consists of the retardation
of the growth and functioning of pathogens. "What is good for the body
is usually bad for pathogens," says chiropractor and laser therapist
Gerry (pronounced "Gary") Graham. "For example, the right
pH for the body is the wrong pH for pathogens. Similarly, 635 nm is the worst
wavelength for most pathogens but is beneficial for human tissue" (Gerry
Graham, personal interview, August 7, 2006).
Regardless of the specific favored wavelength, researchers and practitioners
who use red light find that it works on the principle of bio-modulation – turning
a cell's function on or off through physiological means. Monochromatic
red light stimulates blood circulation, increases lymphatic drainage, and promotes
cell metabolism by stimulating photoreceptors in the mitochondria living within
the cell. (Mitochondria are tiny living organelles, with their own DNA and
reproduction cycles, that live in symbiotic harmony with the cell and control
many important cellular processes, including energy production.) Except on
the eyes in the case of a laser (explained in a moment), the light can be applied
to every part of the body: skin, soft tissue, muscle, bone, brain, organs,
lymphatic fluid, glands, and blood. Used over an artery, the light can improve
the condition of immune cells – leukocytes, T-cells, and B-cells within
the bloodstream – so they can more efficiently disable pathogens.
Dr. Tina Karu, who is affiliated with the Laser Technology Center in Russia,
is reported to have discovered the following:
[T]here are photoreceptors at
the molecular-cellular level which, when triggered, activate a number of
biological reactions: DNA/RNA synthesis, increased cAMP
levels [cyclic adenosine monophosphate, a molecule involved in many biological
processes], protein and collagen synthesis, and cellular proliferation. The
result is rapid regeneration, normalization, and healing of damaged cellular
tissue. In essence, light is a trigger for the rearrangement of cellular
Single-wavelength light maintains its integrity while radiating.
Its ability to travel along the meridians of the body without being
dispersed into the surrounding tissues makes it useful for Chinese
medicine treatments. A phototherapy device can be built to house a
single light or many, but only one wavelength at a time should be shone
on the body. Only monochromatic light affects the photoreceptors. If
different wavelengths are simultaneously applied to the tissue, the
cell receives conflicting signals and cannot respond properly.
LEDs and lasers can also be pulsed so that for a duration of time at regular
intervals, the beam is on, off, on, off, etc. Pulsing the light stimulates
healing. A continuous, steady emission (no pulse) sedates pain.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
To produce light, a laser diode can contain argon, helium, neon, or krypton.
The monochromatic light emitted by the lasers under discussion is coherent.
This means, from a physics standpoint, that all the peaks and valleys of the
waves line up. The waves are high at the same time, and low at the same time
(Figure 1). In practical terms, this means that the light is directional and
focused – or collimated – instead of scattered. This optical arrangement
provides the intensity and precision of the beam and is probably the most expensive
component of a laser diode assembly.
Not all lasers utilizing red light have the same effects. Most people are familiar
with the high-intensity, high-power "hard" lasers that are used
by industry (to cut through steel and other metals) or by doctors (used during
surgery to make clean cuts into the body, cauterize wounds, and remove unwanted
tissue). These high-intensity lasers are legally restricted devices because
of the damage they can cause and are not the most therapeutic.
Genuine low-intensity, low-power lasers – also called "soft" or "cold" lasers – emit
far less power than their restricted high-intensity counterparts. Their use
for healing is also known as Low-Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) or Low Level
Laser Therapy (LLLT). The legal standard for what constitutes a low level laser
can be confusing, however, because in some countries, a device legally classified
as a LLL has enough power to heat tissue. Some laser therapists maintain that
devices affecting cells through bio-modulation should not be categorized with
devices that heat tissue. Australian laser experts Kerry Tume and Sean Tume
suggest the following standard: "the energy output is low enough so that
the treated tissue does not rise above...normal body temperature."11
Similarly, Dr. Graham allows "up to only a 0.1 degree Fahrenheit increase
in temperature, because otherwise it is a hot laser with different, and less
desirable, effects." Here is an instance, Graham points out, where "less
can be more. Most people still fall for the idea that if 10 mW [milliwatts]
will do a job in ten minutes, then 100 mW will do the same job in one minute,
and 1000 mW will do the same job in one-tenth of a minute. But this isn't
true. The majority of lasers used for meridian therapy use [excessively high-powered,
tissue-heating] infrared lasers. With these instruments, you can damage the
meridians and over-stimulate tissues" (Gerry Graham, personal interview,
August 7, 2006).
With these parameters in mind, Graham developed the rechargeable hand-held
LazrPulsr™ 4X. His device emits a 635-nm beam, which as stated earlier
is reported as anti-microbial. The LazrPulsr 4X contains ten channels that
can be programmed by the user, in addition to over 40 channels that emit pulses
consistently shown to restore different tissues and bodily functions.
Pulse refers to the number of times the beam of light is turned on and off
in one second. The pulse rates can be as low as one, or as high as 1,000,000,
in which the light is being turned on one million times and then turned off
one million times each second. "Even though the eye cannot detect movement
above 45 Hertz or so," Graham explains, "the body's tissue
can clearly detect and recognize these pulse rates in the tens of billions
per second" (Gerry Graham, personal interview, August 7, 2006). Numbers
commonly used as Rife technology frequencies are often applied as laser pulse
rates; the effects are similar.
One success story of many that Dr. Graham recounts involves a man whose ability
to climb stairs improved dramatically (assessed with a radial pulse test) after
laser treatment because the oxygen-carrying capacity of the hemoglobin increased
by 400%. The Tumes agree with Graham that laser therapy works on all manner
of conditions. These include injuries to ligaments, tendons, nerves, and other
tissue; skin conditions; bone problems (such as osteoarthritis); first, second,
and third degree burns; dental problems; infections including herpes; and,
of course, chronic pain.
The laser beam can be applied without risk to almost any part of the body (including
trigger points and fascia). However, due to the precision of the beam, care
must be taken to avoid shining the device directly into the eyes or even on
the closed eyelid, because this can cause tissue damage and even blindness. "It
would take several seconds of continuous direct exposure, shining directly
into the eye, to cause significant permanent damage," Graham points out. "This
is virtually impossible for any adult to do accidentally" (Gerry Grahm,
personal interview, August 7, 2006). The FDA, which has classified the LazrPulsr
4X as an IIIa device, has not determined that the device causes significant
risk to the eye, so protective eyewear is not required.
Safety features for the LazrPulsr 4X include a laser cover to protect the user
from accidentally shining the unit into the eyes, and a low enough power density
(five milliwatts) to ensure additional protection. There is also a digital
lock that ensures against accidental use by children and inexperienced users.
Finally, the unit is designed so that the user can program and operate it with
one hand, while maintaining control of the direction of illumination with the
Dr. Graham's LazrPulsr is available for sale by prescription only. With
a little practice and training, it can be employed safely and effectively for
healing by practitioners and knowledgeable laypersons.
LED Devices from Light Energy Company
LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode. It is sometimes erroneously called
a soft laser or laser, but it is not – the monochromatic light emitted
by LEDs is incoherent. This means, from a physics standpoint, that the waves
are emitted at random intervals because the peaks and valleys of the waves
do not line up (Figure 2). In practical terms, this means that the light
is multi-directional and diffuse, not directional and focused (collimated).
The lack of beam coherence and precision makes LED therapy safe enough to
be used even by children – and difficult to abuse. The advantage of LEDs
over lasers is their ability to be used directly on the eyelid to regenerate
injured eye tissue. Also, an LED array is much less expensive than a soft laser.
It too has widespread applications. "In Israel," report Cocilovo
and Rosen, "medical doctors utilize incoherent light transmitted by light
emitting diodes (LEDs) in the practice of neurology, dentistry, dermatology,
physiotherapy, and in cosmetic applications to promote collagen and elastin
Although LEDs are fairly common and easy to obtain, some unique products were
developed by Dave Olszewski of Light Energy Company. He has some very powerful
multiple-diode LED products that, due to the pattern and spacing of the lights,
have enhanced effects because the penetration is deeper than what would be
achieved with a single light. The 17-LED Light Disc, a plastic 8 inch x 5 inch
paddle with detachable 12-inch handle, has a penetration range of 8 inches,
from up to 15 inches away, and the beam can travel through clothes. (An attachable
handle allows easy application of the light on hard-to-reach areas of the body
such as feet, ankles, and back.) The 23-LED Light Pad, which is like a stiff,
flexible, wide belt with tie-strings, can be strapped onto the body or draped
during sleep. Penetration ranges from eight inches to 15 inches, and this beam
can also travel through clothes.
Other items include the 3-LED Tri-Light, which is safe to be used for skin
conditions, cosmetic facial treatments (such as wrinkle removal), or even eye
injuries. This device can run either on a nine-volt battery or an AC/DC adapter,
is about the size of a Sony Walkman, and has a penetration range of two inches.
The simplest device is the single-diode Light Shaker that runs on a nine-volt
Up until the 1980s, low-level lasers were used almost exclusively for phototherapy
because researchers thought that the light needed to be coherent, and prior
promising research with incoherent light was nearly forgotten. Subsequently,
some clinicians determined that coherency did not make a huge difference. "Dr.
Karu," write Cocilovo and Rosen, "contends that coherent light
is not necessary, that incoherent light is equally effective at producing clinical
results. Furthermore, she found that coherent light is converted to incoherent
light in the body. The exact effect depends on the wavelength, dose, and intensity."13
There is a question as to whether these conclusions were based on in vitro
or in vivo research; the effects of light can be different in a culture than
a living body. Nevertheless, enough users report benefits with LEDs to warrant
its further investigation as a serious therapy. There is one anecdotal report
that cannot be contested: This author successfully treated a scratch on the
cornea with the Light Shaker after a piece of plastic fell into her eye. After
one hour of holding the light onto the closed, tearing eyelid, the pain and
tearing were gone, vision was unaffected, and no more problems occurred.
Far Infrared Heat Therapy
Heat therapy is thousands of years old. Whether the heat source was a dry sauna,
steam bath, or hot water bath, the ancients understood that when people perspire,
they feel better. We know today that sweating is one of the body's
chief methods of eliminating waste, whether exogenous (from outside the body)
or endogenous (from inside the body). Poisonous chemicals, heavy metals,
and metabolic wastes are routinely trapped by the body's tissues, especially
the fat cells – which encapsulate the toxins to protect the bloodstream.
These toxins not only exacerbate illness; in many instances, they cause illness.
The chemical load we carry was dramatically illustrated during a Spring 2001
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) special about the chemical industry's
suppression of evidence that their own products cause cancer. When newsman
Bill Moyers had his blood drawn and analyzed, his blood sample contained over
eighty common industrial chemicals, including alcohols, solvents, pesticides,
petroleum-based synthetics, PCBs, and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).
Given this eclectic and horrifying sample, it's easy to see why so many
people today are ill.
During sweating, the fatty tissue vibrates faster, dumping its toxic load into
the interstitial fluid (outside and between the cells). These interstitial
wastes – which normally would have to be processed by the lymph system,
urinary tract, and/or liver – are released through the pores of the skin.
This lightens the elimination burden of these other systems, giving them a
chance to rest.
Sweating does more than eliminate toxins. It raises the pH of some portions
of the body to a more alkaline state because chemical wastes and the products
of cell metabolism are generally acidic. Although sweat therapy is not identical
to having a fever, there are similarities between the two. When infected, the
body produces a fever to "cook" microbes, most of which cannot
survive in temperatures of over 103° or 104° F (39.4° or 40° C).
Sauna therapy can also make it too hot for microbes to survive if the core
temperature is raised enough. During fever, more endorphins (natural pain killers)
are produced by the body. This, too, occurs during sauna therapy, which accounts
for its pain-relieving benefits. During fever, the body produces more enzymes,
which the white blood cells need to destroy pathogens. This occurs during sauna
therapy as well. In a sauna, the heating of the body alone helps to relax the
nerves and tissue fibers.
Modern scientists have discovered that the source of heat used to make us sweat
can make a difference between highly effective and less satisfactory detoxification.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, famous for creating breakfast cereal, is less known
for having invented the electric light bath that preceded today's far
infrared (FIR) sauna cabinet. Even less publicized are the sophisticated tests
he conducted in the early part of the twentieth century. Using devices he invented,
Kellogg measured the toxins in the urine and sweat of healthy volunteers who
took Russian baths, Turkish baths, and sessions in the doctor's own electric
light cabinets. The light bath encouraged the release of more toxins than did
the steam cabinets. And the test subjects also became hotter, faster, because
the heat waves from the light bulbs in Dr. Kellogg's sauna were in a
particular far infrared range. Far infrared contains among the most beneficial
EM frequencies that the body requires for growth, repair, and health.
The amount of FIR emitted by a body or object is part of its electromagnetic
signature. The movement of atoms and their constituent particles – as
well as the movement of the chemical bonds between molecules – change
direction, rotation, and orbit, depending on their frequency. These changes
also correspond to alterations in the electrical and magnetic fields that they
Far infrared wavelengths range from about 5.6 to 1000 microns. For healing
purposes, we are interested in only a tiny portion of the FIR spectrum that
ranges from about 5.6 microns to 9 microns in length, radiating heat from,
respectively, about 470°F to 120°F (243.3°C to 48.9°C). (The
shorter wavelengths are hotter.) A heat source that emits a particular, narrow
band of FIR is the most effective for sauna therapy. Not surprisingly, a wavelength
of about 9.35 microns corresponds to a temperature of 98.6° F (37° C).
Water molecules are very efficient absorbers and emitters of far infrared radiation
that's about 9 microns in length. This wavelength also causes water clusters
to become smaller, more motile, and more easily absorbed into the tissues.
Put another way, water intrinsically resonates within these particular wavelengths.
Whereas other EM spectrum wavelengths (such as the much longer radio waves)
pass through water, a 9.4 micron far infrared wavelength will be absorbed by
the water itself and cause its temperature to rise. People's ability
to absorb and emit FIR is related to the ability of water to absorb and emit
FIR. The human body is comprised of nearly 70% water, which helps to explain
why people respond in such a positive way to FIR.
For the vast majority of people, FIR is the most effective means of inducing
a sweat. There are many FIR saunas on the market today. One sauna cabinet manufacturer,
Saunex™, not only uses heaters that selectively emit only the most beneficial
FIR wavelengths, the company also has almost completely eliminated the harmful
EM field that normally accompanies electrical wiring.
Although electromedicine is the name of a class of various therapeutic devices
that utilize selected EM frequencies, during the educational seminars I give
on Rife therapy and electromedicine, people often ask me if tones can be
substituted therapeutically for various EM frequencies. The answer is "Yes,
under certain conditions."
Sound is commonly defined as existing only if there is a medium (such as
air and water) to carry the vibrations, as sound cannot be heard in a vacuum.
all frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum – whether in the form
of visible light, radio waves, gamma waves, etc. – have a corresponding
sound or tone, even if it does not transmit through air or water and even if
we are not capable of hearing it. (This is probably the origin of the phrase, "music
of the spheres.") Since (as
discussed in Part One) sound and EM radiation
are mathematically related, theoretically, all electromagnetic waves can be
translated into audible sound, and the two modalities might be interchangeable
for healing purposes.
Sound and music therapies (as with heat therapies) have existed for centuries.
But in the last several decades, sound healing has enjoyed a renaissance. Tuning
forks, crystal and metal bowls, classical music from certain composers, and
sounds from nature (cricket and bird songs, waterfalls) have become popular
for soothing the soul and emotions, if not outright physical healing. The scientific
precision of our modern age demands a different focus. We already know that
every organ, gland, and tissue in the body emits EM radiation and that this
radiation corresponds to tones. New systems are based on this knowledge. For
instance, biologist David Deamer decoded and translated some of the vibrational
frequencies from select portions of DNA into audible tones, and musician Susan
Alexjander later added voice and instruments to these tones on a CD. Also,
scientists are using acoustically translated DNA in a number of novel experiments
(the tones emitted by live and dying yeast cells occupy many Internet websites).
However, a unique use of sound, called VoiceBio™©, was first developed
in 1995 by naturopath Kae Thompson-Liu.
VoiceBio™© is a non-invasive way of analyzing the function of organs,
glands, and various body systems, based on the tones (EM radiation) they emit.
If we could hear the symphony expressed by a living body, we would hear the
liver vibrating to the note of G, the heart vibrating to the note of A#, and
so on. Thompson-Liu discovered that the body's frequencies are reflected
in the voice, no matter which octave the person uses when speaking or singing.
In an ideal world, each of the 12 notes of a scale would be represented on
a graph of the voice (called a voiceprint). But due to poor diet, trauma, injury,
infection, chemical poisoning, faulty genetics, or a combination of these conditions,
most voiceprints show unequally represented notes that have huge variations
beyond the normal, expected, uneven "bell curve." The notes can
all be present (thus falling within the range of good health) or be overemphasized,
weak, or missing entirely from the voice (thus falling within the range of
compromised health). Assessing the heavy, normal, and weak areas of a voiceprint
can help pinpoint which body parts or systems are off-balance.
For the VoiceBio assessment, the client records a voice sample into a sensitive
microphone connected to a small Walkman-size piece of proprietary equipment
called VIBE (an acronym for Visual Image of Body Energy). Then VIBE sorts,
translates, and graphs the tones (ignoring word content) onto a voiceprint
that quantifies the frequencies. The graph is displayed on a computer screen
connected to the VIBE. VIBE was developed because Thompson-Liu found that the
sound cards in computers are unreliable, sometimes varying as much as two tones
in accuracy. The actual voice sampling takes five minutes or less.
There are several ways to supply the body with the balancing frequencies. The
client can listen, through stereo headphones, to a palm-size tone box (called
a "sonic balancer") encoded with personalized sound formulas. Derived
by Thompson-Liu using complex mathematical computations, the sound formulas
are different for every person – even those who need the same notes – since
they are based on how the client's brain is fundamentally organized.
Although the VoiceBio sound formulas are subjectively experienced by the conscious
ear more as white noise than patterned pitches, the effects are like healing
music rather than disorganized noise, in part because the notes are in the
very low range of human hearing. Most important, the tone boxes can be programmed
so that the brain learns to produce the weak or missing notes on its own. This
brings VoiceBio therapy into the realm of holistic self-regulation, rather
than allopathic substitution. The client can also listen to the missing notes
as either straight musical tones or music in that key. In the case of overemphasized
notes, the VoiceBio practitioner suggests detoxification and cleansing of the
corresponding organs and systems.
The most powerful of all therapies, however, is for the clients themselves
to generate the needed tones by singing or humming. (It also makes the therapy
cost-effective for the client.) One might think that a highly depleted or stressed
individual cannot muster enough energy to hum, and that the very ill need a "jump-start" from
an external source, such as the sonic balancer. However, the reality is "quite
the opposite," Dr. Thompson-Liu states. "The very ill see the fastest
results by even humming the note for just a brief period a day. I have never
found a client who could not hum something. Trials conducted in the past year
in four states show that having the clients do it themselves is more effective
than the sonic balancers by over 200 percent" (Kae Thompson-Liu, ND,
personal communication, August 6, 2006).
Usually, after a month, the client is retested to see if the same formula is
needed, if a different formula is needed, or if the client needs to continue
at all. Although results to sound therapy can be felt within days or even hours,
the listening or humming continues over a period of weeks and even months,
depending on the severity of the condition and the person's ability to
Thompson-Liu's discovery that all notes correspond to specific nutrients
and drugs (as well as body parts and systems) brings another level of specificity
to VoiceBio. A voiceprint helps the practitioner pinpoint which nutrients are
most needed by the client. (The relationship between the missing or weak notes
can have an obvious relationship to the organ or gland whose note it shares;
but sometimes it does not. Nevertheless, the system works.) Thus, nutritional
support in the form of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplementation is integrated
with the VoiceBio therapy.
The voiceprint can also show which pharmaceuticals might be useful. If the
client is taking a drug whose frequency matches a note that is already too
high, continuing to take the drug can further stress the note. However, the
voiceprint can help determine the drug that may be better suited to the client,
if there is another drug that produces the same (desired) effect but resonates
in a note that's too low (or at least not as high).
It is important to emphasize that there are many nutrients that resonate in
any given note (C, C#, D, etc.), because each note has a range of cycles per
second. (Historically, what precisely constituted middle C and the rest of
the scale depended on the country and era.) However, the frequency of each
nutrient is extremely precise, which is why any transmission device must be
accurate to the second decimal point. Thompson-Liu devoted many years of research
(and expensive laboratory tests) to find the frequencies of nutrients (vitamins,
minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, etc.) as well as toxins and drugs. Some
sound treatment systems have posted nutrient frequencies on the Internet that
are incorrect, because they compute frequency based on the molecular weight
of the elements that comprise the nutrients, rather than on the wavelengths
themselves. (Weight measures how heavy something is; weight has nothing to
do with oscillation or frequency.) As with most electromedical therapies, sound
protocols obtain the best results with the exact frequencies.
Healing with sound will become imperative if global government restrictions
to supplements become more severe. People could assimilate the frequencies
of their chosen supplements via headphones, or even sound recordings. Since
this user-friendly modality does not make medical claims, it can be implemented
by laypeople as well as health practitioners.
The body is comprised of EM radiation. It emits EM waves and responds to EM
waves. All biological functions correspond to electromagnetic phenomena.
The electromagnetic energies that exist in living tissue are extremely potent.
When you target a living cell with the precise frequency that it needs, it
will respond favorably, and health can be restored in an amazingly short
period of time.
Electromedicine covers a vast territory of different energies. The therapies
reviewed here – EM radiation, electrical current, oscillating and pulsed
magnetic fields, visible red light, and FIR (perceived as heat) – are
only a few samples. Other frequency therapies not covered include radio waves
and microwaves on the benign portion of the EM spectrum, and bands of visible
light besides red. Conventional physics does not regard sound as part of the
EM spectrum per se. However, every frequency in the EM spectrum has a corresponding
sound, even if we cannot hear it. Thus, audible sound has an intricate relationship
to EM frequencies and can also be utilized for healing.
The health restoration effects of correctly applied energetics cannot be underestimated.
As with any modality, one must be careful when using frequencies, be they disseminated
by electromedical equipment or sound. However, as those who have benefited
from electromedical therapies can attest, the correct energies, properly used,
can be an integral part of one's wellness protocol. Electromedicine and
sound are the healing of the future. Whether you are a health care professional
or a seeker of health, these therapies are well worth exploring.
by Nenah Sylver, PhD
P.O. Box 74324
Phoenix, Arizona 85087-4324
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EM Radiation: Rife Frequency Healing
• PERL: Resonant Light Technology, 4875 North Island Highway, Courtenay,
British Columbia, Canada V9N 5Y9; 250-338-4949; www.resonantlight.com;
contact Eddie (Edna) Tunney.
• P3, PFG, and PFG2: Pulsed Technologies, 3217 Brunchberry, Plano, Texas
75023 and Str. Brasov 22, Bl. Z132, Sc.1, Ap.45, 061448, sect. 6, Bucuresti,
Romania; 214-453-0066 / 800-857-814, 214-453-0095 / 800-801-4798; www.pulsedtech.com;
contact Jimmie Holman or Paul Dorneanu.
• Frequency Specific Microcurrent: Integrated Pain Solutions, 6956 SW
Hampton Street, Tigard, Oregon 97223; 503-443-6100; www.frequencyspecific.com.
Contact Carolyn McMakin, DC.
Tennant Biomodulator®: sEnergy Medical Group, 5601 North MacArthur
Blvd, Suite 226, Irving, TX 75038; 866-514-8221 or 972-580-0545; www.senergymedicalgroup.us;
contact Christine Ebner or Karla Bass.
(April 2008: Use this link instead: http://www.senergy.us/ )
Oscillating Magnetic Fields
• Henry Lai, PhD: Bioengineering Department, University of Washington;
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields
ONDAMED®: Ondamed Inc., 80 Waterview Terrace, New Windsor, New
York 12553; 845-496-6673; www.ondamed.net. Contact Silvia Locke.
Monochromatic Visible Light: Laser and LED
Laser – LazrPulsr™: LED Healing Light LLC, 1276 S. Chambers
Road, Aurora, Colorado 80017; 303-696-6532; www.lazrpulsr.com. Contact
Gerry Graham, DC.
LEDs – Light Disc, Pad, Shaker, and Tri-Light: Light Energy Company,
1425 Broadway, PMB 526, Seattle, WA 98122; 800-544-4826 (local and
international); www.lightenergycompany.com. Contact: Pam Baker or David
Olszewski, EE, IE (owners).
Far Infrared Heat
Saunex® saunas: U.S. Health Equipment Company Inc., 138 Maple
Hill Drive, Kingston, New York 12401; 877-772-8639 or 845-658-7576;
www.saunex.com. Contact Jim Schaeffer or Bernarr Schaeffer.
VoiceBio™©; 540-297-6485; www.voicebio.com. Contact Kae