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Royal Rife Machine for Hepatitis C

This page will answer questions about the Royal Rife Machine and whether it may be effective for treating Hepatitis C.

What is the Rife Machine?
What is the research to substantiate Rife Claims?
Is the Rife Machine Safe?
Is Rife Effective for Treating Hepatitis C?

What is the Rife Machine?

Royal Raymond Rife (May 16, 1888 – August 5, 1971) was an American inventor and scientist. He invented several microscopes and believed he had discovered the cure for all diseases. It is known by many names- Rife Machine, Rife Device, Beam Ray Device, Rife generator, etc.

The Smithsonian Institute, a highly reputable American Scientific Research organization, released this report on Rife's Universal Microscope in 1944, “a very successful and highly commendable achievement on the part of Dr. Royal Raymond Rife of San Diego, California, who, for many years, has built and worked with light microscopes which far surpass the theoretical limitations of the ordinary variety of instrument, all the Rife scopes possessing superior ability to attain high magnification with accompanying high resolution… Under Rife’s universal microscope disease organisms such as those of tuberculosis, cancer, sarcoma, streptococcus, typhoid, staphylococcus, leprosy, hoof and mouth disease, and others may be observed to succumb when exposed to certain lethal frequencies, coordinated with the particular frequencies peculiar to each individual organism, and directed upon them by rays covering a wide range of waves.”

Rife’s powerful optical microscope allowed him to be able to see living bacteria, viruses and fungi (pathogens) that he suspected to be causing a range of illnesses. With this incredible microscope, Rife became the first human being to actually see a live virus, and until quite recently, the Universal Microscope was the only one which was able view live viruses. He found he could see the individual pathogens better by illuminating them with a light frequency that matched their own resonance frequency and causing them to glow, which is what is discussed by the Smithsonian above. When Rife intensified the frequencies, he claimed that the observed pathogens either burst or became inert without effecting healthy tissues in the host. In other words, Rife suggested that if the electrical make-up of certain dangerous germs and viruses are learned, it is possible to destroy them and only them in the human body by applying small doses of electrical frequency.

Wikepedia states that, “Rife's claims could not be independently replicated, and active scientific interest in the devices had dissipated by the 1950s. Interest in Rife's claims was revived in some alternative medical spheres by the book The Cancer Cure That Worked (1987), which claimed that Rife's work was successful. The book also claimed that his cure for cancer was suppressed by a conspiracy headed by the American Medical Association. After publication, a variety of devices bearing Rife's name were marketed as cures for diverse diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Such "Rife devices" have been at the center of a number of cases of health fraud in the U.S.”

So there seem to be two dramatically different views on Rife “devices” or “machines.” Some see Rife therapy as a great discovery and invention that led to the development of a remarkable way of selectively destroying bacteria and viruses by subjecting them to their own resonance frequency in a similar way to how a glass is shattered when a singer hits the right note! The other view is that Rife devices are a sham. So what is true?

As reminds us, “the history of medicine is replete with stories of genius betrayed by backward thought and jealously, but most pathetically, by greed and money. In the nineteenth century, Semmelweiss struggled mightily to convince surgeons that it was a good idea to sterilize their instruments and use sterile surgical procedures. Pasteur was ridiculed for years for his theory that germs could cause disease. Scores of other medical visionaries went through hell for simply challenging the medical status quo of day, including such legends as Roentgen and his X-rays, Morton for promoting the 'absurd' idea of anaesthesia, Harvey for his theory of the circulation of blood, and many others.”

What is the research to substantiate Rife Claims?

I like research and evidence so I set off to find some. Here is what I could find:

“Recently, I reported to the staff of the Mayo Clinic the more important observation made during three days, July 5, 6 and 7, 1932, spent in Dr. Kendall's laboratory at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago… Owing to the novel and important character of the work, each of us verified at every step the results obtained… There can be no question of the existence of the filterable turquoise blue bodies of Eberthella-typhi described by Kendall. They are not visible by ordinary methods of illumination and magnification, not because they are too small, but rather, it appears, because of their peculiar non-staining hyalin structure. Their visualization under the Rife microscope is due to the ingenious methods employed rather than to excessively high magnification. Examination under the Rife microscope of specimens, containing objects visible with the ordinary microscope, leaves no doubt of the accurate visualization of objects or particulate matter by direct observation at the extremely high magnification (calculated to be 8,000 diameters) obtained with this instrument.”
Taken from Observations with the Rife Microscope of Filter-Passing Forms of Microorganisms by Dr. Edward C. Rosenow (One of the USA's prominent medical authorities at the time, head of the Mayo Foundation's Experimental Bacteriology program from 1915 to 1944.) Originally published in ScienceAugust 26, 1932

The next bit of research is I am reporting is an interesting lack thereof!
In 1933, Milbank Johnson became interested in the success of the Rife’s "Beam Ray" machine, a radio transmitter driving a plasma lamp device, in disabling or killing various pathogenic causes of diseases including the so called BX and BY cancer viruses. In 1934, two years before his retirement, and using on the "Beam Ray" machines, he set up and ran what has become known as the "1934 Cancer Clinic" at a Scripps facility in La Jolla, California. Records of the patients of that clinic or their conditions have never been published and claims about the results of the clinic are mostly unsubstantiated. Very strange since Johnson was actually testing very new exciting therapy of the time and did not publish and report success or lack thereof. Anecdotes of Rife proponents report that it was 100% effective on the 16 terminally ill cancer patients treated. Since there is no published paper, we can NOT verify or disprove this.

Jump forward to more modern research:
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the USA) has approved the use of frequency therapy methods to remove pathogens from foods. This shows that the FDA does accept the efficiency of these methods in the food industry. For a listing of published papers stating their approval see

Disruption of Cancer Cell Replication by Alternating Electric Fields Published: CANCER RESEARCH 64, 3288–3295, May 1, 2004

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2005) — For the first time, ultrasound is being used in animal models -- to treat cancer by disrupting tumor blood vessels. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine completed a study in mice in which they used ultrasound both to see a tumor's blood perfusion and then to treat it with a continuous wave of low-level ultrasound. After three minutes of treatment at an intensity similar to what is used in physiotherapy ultrasound (about 2.5 watts), researchers observed that the tumors had little or no blood supply. Sehgal explains, "These results are extremely encouraging. They raise the possibility that, in the future, treatments with ultrasound either alone or with chemotherapeutic and antivascular agents could be used to treat cancers."

Journal of Translational Medicine 2007, 5:34 These studies present initial encouraging results confirming that focused ultrasound treatment can elicit a systemic anti-tumor immune response, and they suggest that this immunity is closely related to dendritic cell activation. Because DC activation was more pronounced when tumor cells were mechanically lysed by focused ultrasound treatment, mechanical HIFU in particular may be employed as a potential strategy in combination with subsequent thermal ablations for increasing the efficacy of HIFU cancer treatment by enhancing the host's anti-tumor immunity.

Published in Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research 2009, 28:51 doi:10.1186/1756-9966-28-51 Amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields for the treatment of cancer: Discovery of tumor-specific frequencies and assessment of a novel therapeutic approach Conclusion: Cancer-related frequencies appear to be tumor-specific and treatment with tumor-specific frequencies is feasible, well tolerated and may have biological efficacy in patients with advanced cancer.

This tiny sampling of research shows that there is some interest in science in pursuing Rife’s idea of frequency treatment or therapy. However it all seems to be at a beginning level as far as what is acceptable and knowledge of how it could work.

Is the Rife Machine Safe?

So what if you are interested in trying out a Rife machine for yourself? Is it safe?

Well, the American Cancer Society has this to say on the subject, ( “Are there any possible problems or complications?
Untested, unproven electrical devices may pose some risk. There have been reports of injuries due to faulty electrical wiring, power surges during lightening storms, and misuse of equipment. People with pacemakers, defibrillators, or insulin pumps should avoid exposure to electric current and magnetic fields, including electromagnets.
Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer, may have serious health consequences.”

Is the Rife Machine Effective for Treating Hepatitis C?

Rife did claim that his machine successfully killed many viruses and Hepatitis C is a virus. However it seems obvious that the only thing that can answer whether the Rife is effective at treating Hepatitis C and if it is effective, in what percentage of patients, are clinical studies which have not yet been performed. This is an annoying answer, I know, but true.

Since we do not have clinical studies on the Rife, the only thing we can go by is testimonials.

In Hepatitis C, Cured, Johnny Delirious, the author names many alternative treatments he tried to cure his Hepatitis C. The two things he tried immediately before getting the “no viral load detected” results were the Hulda Clark liver cleanse every two weeks and the Rife machine every other day for 4 months. His story is actually what led me to investigate the Rife.

Johnny Delirous said in an excerpt from the Johnny Delirious Liver Health Boot Camp, "I would like to make one comment about the Rife machine; it will kill Hepatitis virus and it will also kill many parasites. You will have high toxicity in your body afterwards because of the dead enemies on the battle field (ie: your body) and that brings toxicity in the blood stream. In your condition of bloating and swelling; detox is not a good thing. I was really bad in 1991, 92, probably worse than you; I had swelling from phlebitis and my ankles and legs were so puffed up, I could not wear any of my shoes cause my feet were like balloons and yes I had 96% cirrhosis when I first did the Rife (I used a practitioners machine early on before I got my own) it made so much detox after just one use, that later on in the evening I could not get out of bed and this lasted for a few days. It was difficult to get to the bathroom and I wet and soiled my own bed. One thing I was sure of, it was killing virus and parasites. On page 65 of my book, I mentioned that I was doing the cleansing all the other things listed there and then the Rife machine was delivered. My body and liver were then prepared. All that liver cleansing is what reduced the swelling in my feet and legs to make it disappear and then my body (my liver) handled the detox from Rife machine. I did detox of course and it was not comfortable for about a week, but I was never incapacitated. I felt sick but I could function and so kept cleansing with an enema when the headaches got horrible and that would get toxins out and on an immediate basis so I could feel a little better. And I would walk and run to work all of it through my systems. After a few days of using the Rife machine more, I was only experiencing a few headaches from detox. Do what you want but like I have said for the past 12 years; start with the liver cleanse. Start cleaning the trash out out of the liver first, so the detox from the Rife will not kill you. Being blunt is the only way I can put it. You have to be ready for each step."

For more information about Johnny Delirious go to:
Hepatitis C, CURED
Holistic Liver Health Boot Camp

I am currently researching more testimonials. They are actually hard to find which of course makes me skeptical but then again there is a lot of smack down on Rife machines so I suppose people could be just keeping on the down low... I have joined to forums to see if I can talk to any people who have tried it. So far someone sent me this (if it is accurate, then it is promising): A 3 pronged attack was used in this case- The TrueRife F-117 system / TrueSilver / PlasmaSphere Ozonated water.
These were the questions asked regarding protocols during the 8-12 weeks of sessions prior to the result.
1. What is the overnight set you ran?
#7 hour 46 minutes (total time) # Yarnell Overnight Set
2. Did you also use ionized silver?
Yes, 2 oz of silver and two 8 oz glasses of ozonated water. (breakfast and supper)
3. Is this the only program you ran overnight?
No. I have run other sets for parasites, etc. Also did a foot bath using Hep C program and Clark liver cleanses along with her parasite protocols.
4. How often did you run the program?
Three times per week minimum using the double bubble. I removed the bulb from the reflector and placed it at the midsection (under the blankets) - and I sometimes placed the Matrix foot plate beneath the calves.
5. What was the viral load report before and after?
August 17th, 2007: 1,740,000. TrueRife programs were started on 11/20/07. On Feb 16, 2008: 587,000.
Update: May 10th, 2008: Viral Load Report / 187,000"

The researcher above took delivery of the F-117 11/20/07. This represent a viral load drop of 1,153,000 over a period of less than 6 months of sessions.

A source I am familiar with from Hep C groups tells me, "i have one, an EMEM and function generators as well as Frex software to drive it. i haven't really given it a focused try, and haven't given up, but so far at the intermittent and casual way i've used it i don't see where it's done a thing for anything." The Rife definitely demands a commitment in money and time.

At the moment, I would hesitant to advise anyone try this for Hep C. I will update this if I get any testimonials that blow my mind!

If you are still interested in a Rife machine, Johnny Delirious said if he was in the market, he would buy the computerized frequency generator - GB4000 - because of its ease of use, and more importantly the hundreds of frequencies that you can program the machine to “sweep”through - without having to make manual changes, and the likelihood of finding your special frequency or group of frequencies which will attack your own collection of infections - without the guesswork.