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exposed to 1150 Hz from Bare device undergoing disintegration and evisceration.



This web page is extremely technical and oriented to the scientific and research community. For a more publicly oriented and easier to understand explanation of the device and how it works please click on this link below.

Royal Rife Technologies Non Technical Page

This web site has been updated as of 12/20/09 .

A new book is available as of January 2012, authored by Dr. Andre Bellossi and Pr. Gerard Dubost, which has a full chapter devoted to the Rife-Bare device, and other chapters which mention and evaluate aspects of the device's usage. This is a technical book, with discussions upon the physics and biology of EM fields . It is an ideal college level text book that should stimulate discussion and inquiries within the scientific community of EM field frequency devices.

It can be ordered directly from LULU via the link below. It's  ID # is  12303084

Thermal and Non Thermal Effects of Electromagnetic Fields  on Bio Systems

If you are considering donating to cancer research, please give some thought to this 501(c)(3) non profit cancer research group.  Funding is necessary to  further development of their initial highly promising results obtained by utilizing EM fields on several different cancer cell types. More has been accomplished in  a very short period of time, than many avenues of  conventional research have accomplished in decades. Just click on the research button, and then on the cancer button, to see reports, charts, data,  and some amazing video's what has been accomplished to date . 



Published and Presented Papers on the Bare Device. Documentation and supporting science for the Bare device does exist.  This is new as of October 2010, and is being updated and added to as time permits. Presently a total of 17 papers and Power Point presentations are available. Papers on the Bare Device

AVI video of exploding Blepharisma organism after exposure to the plasma wave generated by the instrument. 1.9MB, needs Windows 3.1, 95, 98 or other AVI viewer.Run time is about 15 seconds.

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A Major Announcement!

Resonant Light Technology Inc. of Canada, is proud to announce the availability of the PERL  Rife/Bare instrument.  The  PERL is an advanced, fully enclosed and programmable Rife/Bare instrument. It offers simplicity of use with minimal user involvement. Frequencies and their control are generated by a programmable miniature dedicated computer. The PERL instrument is built under license to the authors patented  electrical specifications  The PERL constructed by a company with years of experience in both Rife/Bare instruments and customer satisfaction. Please visit the Resonant Light Technology web site for more information.

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If you are ill with a non medical health care condition, please see a practitioner of natural therapeutics.



James E. Bare, D.C.  

Copyright 2010, by Plasma Sonics Ltd. Co. . The device discussed on the website is protected under one or more US and International Patents

US Patents # 5908441, # 6221094. UK patent # GB 2,336,318,  PCT approved # US98/00217, W098/31418, Other US Patents Pending


Over the past 15 years, the author has  been involved in the development and dissemination of  information about the application and use of  frequencies for  a variety of  applications. The book "Resonant Frequency Therapy - Building the Rife/Bare Device" , is no longer available. The video tape is also no longer available. A wonderful web site which has a significant amount of video tape of benign micro organisms being affected by a Rife/Bare device can be found here:

Plasma Two

There are also videos of the effects of the device on Google Video. Simply do a search using the terms Rife/Bare.

For those looking for a book on the use of frequency instruments for therapeutic purposes,  The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy  by Dr. Nenah Sylver is the premiere source of information.

 This web site will remain as an information source for those interested in frequency devices.  The authors research and developments have been oriented towards improvement of a frequency device first created and tested in the 1930's by Dr. Royal Rife, and then lost to humanity for the next 65 years. This web site references a lot of material and data that the author has collected over the years. Much of this is from disconnected sources, each source has revealed and contributed a small amount of information. As a summation, the information  thus available becomes one of the foundation of a new science.   It is the authors intent that this web site may help  provide an insight to the discovery of answers as yet unknown.

The Rife/Bare instrument utilizes patented methods and techniques to produce a modern day recreation of a relatively unknown therapy device. A device first created and tested in the 1930's by Dr. Royal Rife, and then lost to humanity for the next 65 years. Most readers have arrived at this web site looking for information relating to health. There is much more to frequency devices than this singular application.

It is the authors belief that the  future of frequency devices does not lie merely in the manipulation of human physiologic processes.   The worlds human population continues to expand at a rate which is swamping  carrying capacity . Overpopulation has resulted in the destruction of habitats and extinction of  other life forms that share our  fragile home. Frequency devices offer the potential of ; increasing the productivity of existing lands by significantly increasing crop yields , the widening of growing seasons so that extra crops or more varied crops can be grown ,  increasing the production of natural fibers used for clothing, the protection of stored crops from spoilage, improvement in the living conditions of  penned livestock  within their barns, increased production of foods made from molds and bacteria, increased fermentation rates, increased production of antibiotics, and  increased production rates of biofuels just to name some of the more prominent potential uses. Water treatment and purification is yet another use for frequency devices.  By combining the correct frequency, field strength, and field emissions, one can significantly affect the future of our planet. There is a wealth of published papers detailing the effects of pulsed EM fields on these processes.  As an  example - by using a high power Rife/Bare instrument with an ozone and UV producing plasma tube,  one can effectively treat mold infestations and purify  water. Water treatment with UV is not new, but use of UV and ozone emitting tubes that are driven at hundreds,  if not thousands of watts of power offer is new , and offers an untapped potential.  

To return to Rife. Clinical applications and success with Dr. Rife's machine extended through the 1930's, with treatment of a wide variety of micro organism based diseases. The late 1930's witnessed the founding of the Beam Ray Company to commercially produce the "Rife Ray" device. By the mid 1940's, the technology behind Dr. Rife's device was essentially lost. The Beam Ray Company had self destructed, and the scientific accomplishments of Dr. Rife became more urban legend than fact. Dr. Rife's legacy exists in the estimated 400,000 frequency devices that are presently in use here in the USA. Some of these instruments are very effective with a wide range of applications, others have very  limited capabilities .

The many intervening decades from Dr. Rife's time to our present day has seen the discovery of many new cellular physiologic mechanisms. It was not possible until the past few years to explain how Dr. Rife's instrument functioned and produced physiologic effects. Some people claim that Dr. Rife was able to "blow up" or explode cells and micro organisms. This concept of mechanical resonance - "shake it till it breaks" is highly limited and the actual mechanisms behind the effects of frequency devices are quite biologically complex. This knowledge has led the author to improve upon the original device, and to obtain patents. Patents which protect the unique methods, electrical concepts, and abilities to create  cellular physiologic manipulation, of the modern day Rife/Bare device.

Dr. Rife's Device or as some call it, a " Rife Machine " is a highly misunderstood instrument. This misunderstanding has arisen in part due to what people expect of the electronics, and the reality of how the device operates . Another set of misunderstandings have arisen from Dr. Rife's intentions for his device.  Dr. Rife  focused upon the destruction of micro organisms and viruses. The concept of physiologic manipulation using frequencies to affect disease processes was not Dr. Rife's focus or intent.  The original Rife Instruments  used a  radio transmitter to excite a gas plasma formed within a glass tube.    The emissions from the plasma inside the tube were what produced the devices capabilities.  In other words there are two important aspects to the device. First,  there is the driving electronics, and secondarily, yet most important , the plasma tube. Both the plasma tube and the electronics play a crucial role in the ability of the device to create physiologic effects .

Rife RF Plasma Instruments have been in production, and introduced into Interstate Commerce since the mid 1930's. Several different versions were produced in the mid 1930's through the late 1940's. These units saw use within medical offices and clinics  in several different states. The latest discovery, a unit  made in 1938, was found in an attic in 2008.   Only a small number of pictures , and an even smaller number of machines have survived to this modern date.  You can see these units here:     Rife Units In Interstate Commerce

Evidence based medicine is a developing science. If the reader has a biological background, and wonders how to integrate frequency devices into existing practice, they may find this hypothesis of interest. Pulsed Field Assisted Chemotherapy

As a society, we are primarily oriented towards a chemical explanation of biological processes. Various theories, and applications of those theories, have been applied to the explanation of life, health, and disease. The use of biochemical solutions to disease has served us well. Many people ( including the author!) owe our lives and well being to the use of medications developed using the biochemical model. In spite of successes, the biochemical model is fraught with philosophic traps which have lead to treatment dead ends, and all to often,  toxic side effects for the patient. Something very important has been forgotten in our present biochemical health delivery model . That is, the idea that  treatment should promote a cure. Instead of a cure, treatment is directed towards  long term symptom palliation and case management . It is possible that  the solution to this conundrum may be found in the study of BioElectroChemistry.

On a fundamental level, all biochemical reactions are Electro Magnetic. Atoms and molecules are composed of charged particles which are in constant motion and vibration. Atomic, Molecular, and bond orbitals are just a way of saying that electrical charges are moving about an axis, within certain distance parameters set by the energetics of the system. Increases of energy within the system produces a corresponding increase of bond vibrational rates and can institute a variety of what are known as chemical reactions. Overlooked, is that charged particles are actually interacting, and charged particles, through the laws of electromagnetism, can easily be manipulated. The energies emitted via the interaction of " Chemical Bonds " are emitted as forms of electromagnetism. Heat, light, explosive energies, and so on are all forms of electromagnetism. Recognition of these laws, and their application within our bodies can, and already have, yielded new theories, new medications, and new treatments of human illness.

As an introduction, the author is going to discuss a few principles of electricity. When read, please begin thinking in terms of the body. Our bodies are a complex matrix of various electrical components. These components include; conductors, semiconductors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and charge carriers. Charge carriers in our bodies are  ions, proteins, colloids, and crystals. All charges depend upon some sort of conduction system in order for the charges to move. In our bodies, charged particle flow may occur in association with cells, blood vessels, lymphatic ducts, inter and extracellular fluids, or any other biological analog of what might be considered a wire. When one discusses electricity, what one is really talking about is the movement of electrons. Electrons can be gained or lost from an object leaving the object with a net negative or positive charge. These charges can be relative. That is, an object may be negative due to a loss of electrons, but considered as positive in relation to the overall negative charge of it's surroundings. By gaining or loosing electrons, our bodies utilize many different charge carriers. For example, metallic ions such as K, Na, Mg, and Hyrodgen act as positive charge carriers. Negative charge carriers would be Cl, hydroxal ions, phosphates, sulphates, and electrons to name few.

When electrons or any charged particles flow along a conductor, an electrical current is produced. This electrical current gives rise to what is known as an electrical field. The higher the number of charges flowing in the conductor, the higher the current. As these charges move in the conductor, a magnetic field is also produced. In short, a charged particle that moves creates both an electrical and magnetic field. The force or push behind the charges moving in the conductor is known as the potential, or as it is more commonly called, the voltage. The higher the voltage, the higher the push or force on the charges. In summation, high voltages give rise to high electrical fields, and high currents give rise to high magnetic fields. The reverse is also true, a high magnetic field can create a large current in a conductor, and a high electrical field can create a high voltage in a conductor.

On an atomic level, the basis of understanding of biochemical reactions lies in an understanding of electrons. Electrons are of primary importance in the establishment of a particular atoms or compound's chemical properties. These properties are often expressed as the ionization potential and electron affinity. That is, how easily an atom will gain or lose electrons. In context of this discussion, the application of an external electrical or magnetic field to the body will directly effect all the electrical properties and electrical component (semiconductors resistors, capacitors etc. ) analogs of the body. The end result will be an effect upon the bodies chemical, and thus physiologic activities.

Well established Scientific methods known as Electrokinetics, utilize the electrical properties of various compounds and charged ions to manipulate and analyze them. A few well known methods are Zeta Potential, pH, Isokinetics, Isoelectrics, Electrophoresis, Dielectrophoresis, Dynamic Eletrophoretic Mobility, Magnetophoresis, Electroacoustics, Magnetoacoustics, Streaming Potential, Sedimentation Potential, Electrostatics, Dynamic Mobility, Entrainment, Coherence, and Resonance ( Magnetic, acoustic, electrical, mechanical ) . There are several electrokinetic methods which are of significant importance to the use of frequency type devices. Some of these are  Electro-Osmosis , Electroendocytosis , Electronic Sonic Amplitude , Electro Conformational Coupling, , Ion Vibration Potential, Colloid Vibration Potential, and Electrostatics.

The scientific foundation for the utilization, application, understanding, and further development of Electrical, Magnetic, Electro-Magnetic, and Acoustic based frequency devices is very solid.   A large wealth of published papers exists on the ability of externally applied EM fields to manipulate body and cellular physiology. A review of some of the papers found  on the  EMF-PORTAL will certainly be a good way to read more about EMF effects. Application of these known principles to treatment has yielded empirical outcomes and results which are so common as to make the use of frequency devices a growing world wide phenomenon. A phenomena with an estimated 400,000 frequency devices and another 600,000 electrical therapeutic devices in usage just here in the USA. Usage that for the most part, is entirely outside the mainstream medical/pharmaceutical system.

So what was Dr. Rife's Device , or as some call it, a " Rife Machine " ? Dr. Rife's device used a radio transmitter with either a fixed or it is thought in some units, a variable carrier frequency , that output a pulsed transmission.  There are several important methods that are utilized to achieve energetic coupling. One technique Dr. Rife used to make the wave of his machine couple to the body was through the use of a special antenna. Instead of using a metal antenna, Dr. Rife's instrument coupled the pulsed output from the radio transmitter to a gas filled, glass tube with closely opposed electrodes. This special tube is technically known as a Phanotron Diode. The pulsed output energy from the radio transmitter ( the RF wave ) caused the gas to form a plasma and then glow when in operation. The close spacing of the electrodes, coupled with a gas at high pressures results in a phanotron tube being useful for pulse rates well into the MHz regions. One should think of a neon sign tube that is turned on and off, many thousands or millions of times a second for a comparison. The Phanotron Diode was filled with an inert gas ( typically Helium), or mixture of gasses such as argon, neon, and helium. Different gasses give off different colors or spectra. For example, Neon is orange, Argon is purple mauve, and Helium is pinkish white-gray.

For treatment purposes, Dr. Rife separated the phanotron tube from the rest of the devices equipment, and placed it about 8 to 12 inches from the patient. One of Dr. Rife's discoveries was that the Phanotron tube was made part of the carrier frequency oscillator circuit. By placing the tube close to the patient, a resonant coupling would occur, and the oscillation frequency of the devices carrier wave would adjust to the electrical properties of the patient.

Modern Phanotron tube, made in the Ukraine by  Econika , for use with the device.

The authors patented  instrument, like Dr. Rife's, utilizes a radio energy excited gas plasma tube as an antenna. A few of the manufacturers web sites making plasma tubes for the device can be found on the Links page. Dr. Rife's device was a near field instrument, that is, the tube had to be placed within 8 to 12 inches of the patient. The authors patented discoveries have created a device which is a far field instrument, the tube is generally used about 6 feet( two meters ) from the patient. There is evidence, that the wave emitted from the plasma tube of the authors device, if un-impeded by walls, has an effective radius in excess of 30 feet.

The effective field of up to 30 feet ( 9 meters) , makes the device usable for simultaneous exposures of all objects within the effective field area.  This is the only device in the world capable of such large area exposures. Dr. Rife's commercial machines, being near field instruments,  were capable of only treating one person at a time.

The effects of the authors device are entirely non thermal in nature. That is, no heating of tissue occurs in normal operation. As to safety considerations, a well made device easily meets FCC requirements for RF emission safety levels.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the plasma tubes used in a Rife/Bare device !! Gas plasma tubes are not primarily RF antennas ! Gas plasma tubes as used in a Rife/Bare device are RF energy converters. A plasma tube converts pulsed RF into other forms of pulsed  energy radiation. This energy is expressed in many different  forms. These forms include; acoustic waves that can extend into the ultrasound regions, light - from near Ultra Violet to well into  the Far Infra Red regions and the generation of heat. It has been posited  that the plasma tube is a very strong emitter of Terrahertz radiation.  Some tubes are created specifically to create ozone, and if mercury is added to a quartz envelope tube, UV radiation may be created. The amount of RF emitted  from a well made device is less than 1 % of the input power to the tube ! A 150 watt transmitter may create less than 1/2 watt of RF emission.  Most of this RF is very broad band extending well into the microwave region, and thus, as in the 150 watt device example, the RF energy in any one harmonic is very minimal. This device is used at a distance of 6 feet, where the measured RF field is almost non detectable.

In order to understand how the device works it is necessary to discuss a few laws of physics and chemistry. There are multiple manners that the energy emitted from the plasma tube can be absorbed by the body. It must be remembered that the emissions from a plasma tube are very complex and broadband.  The plasma tube is not primarily an RF antenna.  The concept of RF wavelength matching between a radiative source and some absorber of that source emission as the only method of energy transfer or physiologic influence is antiquated.   Those that might dismiss the ability of a Rife/Bare device to produce physiologic effects using solely an RF wavelength method,  are making a simplistic error, for as has been pointed out, almost all RF energy that is input to a plasma tube, is converted into other forms of EM radiation.

There are several methods of energy transfer that occur with a Rife/Bare device. When energy is emitted from some the plasma tube antenna, it can be absorbed by an object when impedances match. Impedance is a measure of resistance - so when the impedance of the wave emitted from the plasma tube, and that of some part of the body match, energy is transferred or coupled. Impedance is a function that is related to frequency. The device produces not one frequency, but through the phenomena of harmonics, creates many thousands of frequencies simultaneously. Thus, energy transfers easily into a person, and does so through user defined selectivity. That is, by choosing different fundamental operational ( modulation) frequencies, the user chooses and creates different impedances.

There is a substantial E field around a plasma tube used in a Rife/Bare device .  As previously mentioned, when  a quartz plasma tube is utilized, this e field  is powerful enough to generate ozone.  The pulsed fields emitted from the  plasma tube used in a Rife/Bare device  are emitted as evanescent waves. Evanescent wave coupling can occur between two resonant circuits that are tuned to a fraction of each others wavelength. Closely allied to quantum tunneling, closely coupled resonators are being utilized to transfer power between a transmitter and receiver by inducing standing waves in the an inductor found within the receiver. As discussed earlier, cells, and the human body have electrical component qualities to them, and one of these qualities is that of inductance.  Shifts in the transmitters pulse output rate ( the modulation frequency) can create selective oscillations and standing waves within resonant objects within the body. This effect is often felt physically by the person undergoing exposure to the device. People often will respond that they can feel a particular frequency in an area of their body where there is some sort of difficulty. Only specific frequencies produce this response.

There is more to the transfer of energy between coupled oscillators, this involves the process of Entrainment.  Entrainment is a Law of Physics, and can be produced through gating the audio frequency of the device. What a fast gate rate does is to induce the effect of entrainment. Entrainment can be defined as :
“ The tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. It is also defined as a synchronization of two or more rhythmic cycles. The principle of entrainment is universal, appearing in chemistry, pharmacology, biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, astronomy, architecture and more”.

Entrainment is associated with the phase of oscillation of an object. That is to simplistically say, as an object oscillates,  it is moving up and down at some particular rate. At a particular point in time, the object can be up, down, or or somewhere in between. Entrainment forces two objects to be in phase so that they move in synchrony. That is, they are up at the same time and down at the same time. When the phase of two resonant oscillations match ( in phase ), energy will transfer and summate to the resonant receiver of the transmitted energy. If the phases do not match, ( are out of phase ) the energies of the transmitter and receiver will cancel each other out! Even though they are resonant.

In other words - if one targets an area of the body, or infectious organism with a frequency that they are resonant to, lacking entrainment, that frequency may be ineffective. The reason is this.; the area of the body or infectious organism has a different phase of oscillation than that of the (frequency ) being generated. The two are not “dancing” ( to use an analogy) in beat to the same frequency! If the external frequencies entrainment rate lacks adequate intensity, or adequate rate, there will be no entrainment by the body or organism to that external frequency ! Recent experiments by the author with entrainment have shown this to be a very powerful effect. Entrainment is often linked with another type of resonance known as Stochastic Resonance.

Another term has been coined to explain the electromagnetic waves emitted from an RF pulsed plasma tube  . This wave is called a "pseudo sonorous" wave. A soliton wave produced from the ionic discharge of the tube.

When one uses frequencies to produce physiologic manipulation, the output sequence of the frequencies is important. One must be careful of creating a damping effect by starting at a high frequency and trying to work downwards to lower frequencies. One can "force" a resonant response with enough energy, and then maintain the energy delivered by using a higher Hz frequency to continue forcing effects. Forced resonance is not a true resonance, but rather a response based upon the application of enough energy to set the oscillator in motion.  Think of a child on a swing, one may push faster and faster to force the swing to oscillate higher and at a faster rate. But if the swing is moving very fast and then all you do is push slower, and then slower yet, the  swing will  be damped in it's range and height of oscillation.

A Rife/Bare device creates  many thousands of different frequencies through the use of an AM type radio transmitter that is severely overmodulated. That is to say excessive amounts of audio are put onto the carrier wave. Normally such excessive audio, when demodulated would create distortion. By modulating a square audio wave, no demodulation distortion will occur. The demodulated wave form will be identical to the modulated wave form. Overmodulation creates a pulse of RF energy which is electrically shaped so that the rise and fall time of the pulse is very fast ( 1 millionth of a second in the OM-1 transmitter! ).  The plasma tube acts like an electrical mixer which creates harmonics, overtones, and heterodyne products . In a manner, a plasma tube is very much akin to a musical instrument. A string can be set to vibrate at a certain note, but how that note sounds is dependent upon the instrument the string is attached to. The string could be in a piano, a violin, or a guitar and all will sound different even though they play the same note. This difference between the instruments is due to the generation of frequencies( harmonic - overtone - heterodyne ) different from that of the fundamental note.

Patent Pending Transmitter Output - Rise and Fall Times = 25ns ( billionths of a second )

Although RF energy is a very minor emission of a plasma tube. Something very special occurs to that RF energy. Due to the shape of the plasma tube -i.e. a cylndrical or round radiator, the traditional hertzian RF wave radiated by a metal antenna, is converted into what is known as a Zenneck Wave. A Zenneck wave is a non hertzian RF wave whose field strength typically drops off as the square root of distance from the tube ( antenna). Published research has shown that the Zennick wave emitted from the tube exists as a non dispersive soliton. Energy is transferred more as a conductance and does not adhere to the inverse square law. This may have effects related to energy transfer via closely coupled oscillators. 

You can read more about Zenneck waves at these web sites.

Zenneck Waves

Electromagnetic Surface Waves

Once a Zenneck wave has coupled to the body, the audio energy in the wave can be demodulated or stripped off the carrier wave. Think of tuning a radio to 100 on the AM dial, to listen to music. The radio recieves the 1 MHz signal, then demodulates the music. This is what happens in the body. Demodulation can occur at several different places in the body, such as at cell or organelle membranes, interstitial spaces, areas of adjacent but different impedances, and so on. What is important is that the demodulated audio will produce an electrical signal ( voltage ) local to the point of demodulation! If the point of demodulation is a cell membrane, then the electrical charge will occur across the cell membrane. Exposure times at each modulated audio frequency are in minutes. Thus the demodulated voltage is present for at the site of demodulation for minutes at a time! The physiologic consequences of an externally induced electrical charge at the cell membrane can be significant, and is an area of current main stream research.

The authors  device, as did Dr. Rifes', relies upon the phenomena of resonance in order to produce many of it's physiologic effects. Most people think of resonance in terms of a glass breaking when exposed to an audio frequency. A resonant response by an object does not have to be just from stimulation with acoustic frequencies. There are many other types of resonances that can occur. There are resonances to light, radio waves, magnetic waves ( such as used in MRI ), X-Rays and other forms of ionizing radiation. The fundamental physical law that relates to the operation of the device is known as Kirchoff's Principle. Kirchoff's principle states: " The frequency of energy absorbed by a molecule is equal to the frequency of the energy emitted by the molecule ". Kirchoff's principle is the basis of spectrographic analysis. Spectrographic analysis is used to show the resonant response of chemicals, bacteria, viruses, and objects to a frequency range of vibration. For example, how a molecule or object responds to a range of audio frequencies is known as an acoustic spectrograph. A spectrograph can be made using frequencies from those of the audio region through those of frequencies associated with Radio waves, light, and up through ionizing radiation ( X-Rays, etc. ). Once the energy of the wave emitted from the plasma tube is in the body, it can create physiologic effects by matching the spectral absorption/emission frequencies that the molecules and tissues of the body produce.

The significance of Kirchoff's Principle is that the wave emitted from the plasma tube of the device produces spectra that includes those of electrical and magnetic fields, acoustic, RF and light. Simply by changing tubes, gasses, RF carriers, pulse rates and other variables, it is possible to tailor the spectral output of the device to a cell or tissues specific specific spectral resonant point. As a practical application, the system utilizes tubes and RF emission that create extremely wide bandwidths of frequencies. Only the audio modulation frequency is varied. One may thus simultaneously influence multiple resonance frequencies of a cell or organism across many different bands of frequencies!

Spectral output of a portion of one sideband generated by the plasma tube. In this picture are hundreds of vertical lines, each single vertical line is an individual frequency. All of these hundreds of frequencies are generated simultaneously, and each frequency is harmonically related. Each of these frequencies has a unique phase angle and impedance value within the side band. Changes in the audio frequency will create an entirely different set of frequencies.

The pulsed energy radiated by the plasma tube, and resultant demodulated electrical/audio pulse is produced by applying different square wave audio frequencies to the transmitter. Audio frequencies are those frequencies that are in the range of our hearing. In fact, the device, although it lacks a loudspeaker, actually sings and audibly emits the audio tone that is being input to it.

Demodulation can occur at several different places in the body, such as at cell or organelle membranes, interstitial spaces, areas of adjacent but different impedances, and so on. What is important is that the demodulated audio will produce an electrical signal ( voltage ) local to the point of demodulation! If the point of demodulation is a cell membrane, then the electrical charge will occur across the cell membrane. Exposure times at each modulated audio frequency are in minutes. Thus the demodulated voltage is present for at the site of demodulation for minutes at a time! The physiologic consequences of an externally induced electrical charge at the cell membrane can be significant, and is an area of current main stream research.

The demodulated  wave from the device can produce an acoustic wave, and thus mechanical resonance effects! The various membranes ( plasma, nuclear, mitochondrial, etc. ) of the cell are analogous to a capacitor and will collect electrical charges. A voltage applied across a cell membrane will change the tension and thus curvature of that membrane. A pulsed voltage at a specific frequency will cause the membrane to oscillate as it contracts and relaxes between each electrical pulse. The outer plasma membrane will collect electrical charges that are no shorter than 1 microsecond in length. The intra cellular membranes of the various organelles will continue to collect electrical charges into the low nanosecond range. The pulses produced by the device are generally in the millisecond range, thus ensuring that electrical charges accumulate both on the exterior and interior of the cell.

The outer membrane of the cell is connected to the cells interior through a tensegrity matrix which is akin to the wires that hold up a suspension bridge. In this case the " wires " support the internal components of the cell. Oscillation of the outer membrane will cause internal oscillation of the cell via the tensegrity matrix . Thus, pulsed electrical signals can produce a mechanical resonance effect. Mechanical resonance is created when a small periodic stimulus of the same natural vibration period of a cell, tissue, or even a molecule, is used to produce a large amplitude vibration of the cell,tissue, or molecule. If the induced resonant vibration is intense enough, the cell, tissue, or molecule will be shattered.

Mechanical stimulation and resonance effects on the interior of cells should have a direct action upon the many different enzymes found within cells. Enzymes rely upon an activation energy in order to initiate catalytic reactions. This activation energy is kinetically based, and may be enhanced through mechanical stimulation of the cell. The rates of enzymatic cellular reactions depend upon the frequency with which an enzyme collides with its substrate. Mechanical stimulation of a cell will produce a mixing of the molecules within a cell and thus increase the number of molecular collisions per unit time. It is also possible that mechanical stimulation may have a " detangling " effect on the folded conformation of proteins.

Plasma Membranes maintain an electrical charge, which is important when discussing infectious disease. Disruption of the normal plasma membrane potentials can lead to upregulation of virulence genes in bacteria, increased susceptibility to infection in the host cells, replication of viruses inside of host cells, activation of dormant viruses, and even reaction/susceptibility to bacterial toxins by host cells. The charging of plasma membranes by an externally applied field may be one of the key aspects of understanding how the Rife/Bare device produces physiologic effects. This is a hypothesis which can be easily evaluated. One could easily test for pre and post exposure membrane potentials, decrease of any increased potential over time, frequency response effects, susceptibility to infection, up and down regulation of virulence genes in pathogenic organisms and so on.

Present development of the authors device allows for the passage of frequencies over 200,000 Hz! Frequencies above 20,000 Hz are known as ultrasonic. It is possible some dynamic physiologic effects may be found through use of the device in the ultrasound regions.

So similar is the authors patented device to the operation of Dr. Rife's machine, that those who have used it, have given the name of the Rife/Bare or R/B device. The author did not name the device such. This name has grown out the respect and benefit the many tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, have had from exposure to the device.

Frequencies for the device come from a variety of sources. Many are empirically derived. That is, from observed responses based on application. A series of spread sheets has been developed that allow one to calculate frequencies using known principles of physics. Please see this link for the free downloads.

Spread Sheet Calculators

Other frequencies come from a patent pending theorem discovered by Charlene Boehm. There have been significant positive responses to the utilization of Ms. Boehm's theorem with the Rife/Bare device. Ms. Boehm has written short explanation of her theorem for the public.

DNA-RNA Based Frequency Theorem

 One of the methods via which the device produces effects is called electroendocytosis. Electroendocytosis is the electrical enhancement of endocytosis through the application of very weak electrical fields. This process occurs with very weak field strengths of  only 20 to 70 volts per centimeter!  What this means, is that a local electrical field of only a few tens of millivolts needs to be applied across cell membranes to cause effects. Endocytosis is the process whereby cells fold a piece of their outer plasma membrane forming a vesicle around molecules that are too large to be transported across or through the membrane to thus bring the molecule inside the cell.   Exocytosis is the process whereby the vesicle once it has released it's enclosed molecule returns to and reforms with the plasma membrane. If the process of endocytosis far exceeds the process of exocytosis, the cell will run out of enough plasma membrane to support itself and fail/die.

Electro-osmosis is the electrical field enhanced action of osmosis. One should think of this as related to active transport of charged ions across the cell plasma membranes. Excessive voltage at the cell plasma membrane will tend to create a reorganization of of the charges that are normally present and cause a flow of ions into or out of the cell. Cells normally maintain a 60 to 100 mv voltage potential between the inner and outer plasma membrane. A cancer cell has only a potential gradient of from only 20 to 30 mv! By adding charges to the cell membrane, the abnormal physiology that cancer cells need to exist and function will become disrupted.

Electro-osmosis and electroendocytosis seem to be responsible for the reports of enhanced effects from the use of the device concomitantly with chemotherapeutic regimens. There have been very consistent positive reports of the use of the device with low dosage chemotherapy. This is a subject worthy of extensive clinical investigation.

Traditionally, when the physiologic effects of RF are determined, the scientific community thinks mainly in terms of the field strengths of the electrical and magnetic waves produced by the RF transmitter. RF waves are actually motional magnetic and electrical waves. Each wave ( E & M ) creates a line of force, this line ( an axis ) of force is known as a vector. The combination of the vectors created by EM fields is known as the Poynting vector. Only a few within the scientific community have considered the effects of demodulation of EM waves and their vector resultant at a local ( cellular) level . The Poynting Vector is analogous to what is known as the Lorentz Force. Cells are filled with charged particles, which, as previously mentioned, can be set in motion through mechanical stimulation of the cell membrane. A charged particle, when in motion produces a magnetic field that rotates around the axis of displacement of the particle . The Lorentz force, is the force exerted on a charged particle moving with a certain velocity within an Electro Magnetic field.

The Poynting vector ( Lorentz Force ) may result in an effect known as Fluctuation Driven Transport (FDT). FDT is a process whereby an external oscillating or fluctuating/pulsed electric field, substitutes for the energy derived by ATP hydrolysis in cells. Inside a cell, FDT can result in actuation of the vectoral transport mechanisms of molecular motors and ion pumps.The use of extreme overmodulation by the transmitter of the device produces a very intense demodulated signal. This intense demodulated signal is the basis of the authors patents, and the method which produces physiologic effects.

As the resonance targeted micro organisms or abnormal tissue cells are exposed to the minutes long effects of the demodulated wave, they can break apart and create a debris. This debris can often be noticed as a discolored or highly odorous urine. One may also notice a difference in the color and smell of ones stools as the body detoxes. It is thought that this cellular debris acts as a stimulant to the immune system. The debris may act as an antigen causing the production of antibodies. In effect, a form of immunization against the disease may occur.

Another important method through which the device functions is known as Voltage Dependent Ion Gating ( VDIG ). The ion channels in many types of cells,( especially nerves and muscles ) can be opened through the presence of an external voltage . The author  presently believe this is the primary manner in which the device produces many of the observed physiologic effects on the nervous system. By creating a charge differential on the cell plasma membranes, the device has been able cause pain relief.  VDIG occurs in an electrical field of only 1/10 the intensity necessary to produce electroporation.

The voltage differential created by the device is thought to produce a gradient flow of ions, primarily calcium, potassium, and sodium, across the cell wall. This results in an imbalanced osmotic pressure which may cause the cell to slowly swell and finally shatter . Shatter just like the picture of the paramecium found at the top of this page.

Voltage Dependent Ion Gating is frequency dependent, and closely allied with the cells Zeta potential and pH. pH may be manipulated electrically through the process known as EChT or ElectroChemical Treatment. EChT is used to treat tumors through the insertion of needle electrodes into the tumor. A migration of ions ensues, with disruption of cellular membrane potentials, and changes in local pH. This causes the cell to necrose or undergo apoptosis.

Very fast pulse  Rise and Fall times impacts the resonant cells in a more effective manner. This is because of Faradays Law. An RF wave is a transmitted oscillating magnetic and electrical field. Faradays law states that the induced voltage in an inductor is proportional to the rate of change of the magnetic field. The faster the magnetic field turns on and off ( rise and fall times ) the greater will be the induced voltage.

Pulse rate of 3000 Hz. Rise/Fall times 1 microsecond. Leading edge spike of less than 4 microseconds duration, and trailing edge spike measured at less than 3 microseconds duration.

Other methods via which the device produces effects can be found in various published scientific papers relating to the effects of sonic resonances on cells, and the non thermal effects of RF fields on bacteria cultures. Some areas of present interest are magneto- strictive and Widemann effects upon cells. There are numerous research papers and patents involving the use of pulsed electrical, magnetic, and RF fields on micro organisms and tumors which help to explain the devices effects. An interesting patented, clinically tested, and FDA approved product that utilizes specific radio frequencies to up regulate specific genes is the Regensis Device . The Regenesis device will decrease wound healing time by 70% through manipulation of gene expression.

To review some of these patents and research papers on pulsed fields, go to the Electro-Plasma Digest website. This web site also contains a large number of original letters, pictures, and published articles about Dr. Rife and his machine.

Electro-Plasma Digest

The author has created a new term for the use of resonant energies to create physiologic effects. This is an acronym of Dr. Rife's name.

Resonance Initiated Field Effects

Electrical Frequency Devices are not new, and are in fact in widespread current usage in Traditional Medical Practice. It is just that few tend to think of these as frequency instruments. The following are just a few of the electrical frequency instruments in present therapeutic medical use.

Muscle stimulators which relieve pain, reduce spasms and edema, tonify weak muscles, and assist the healing process, run at from 1 to 130 Hz. TENS units are used to block pain run at about 80 to 100 Hz. Interferential Therapy units are a type of muscle stimulator run at 3000 to 4000 Hz. Bio Feedback instruments used to modify behavior and retrain the nervous and muscular systems, run from below 1Hz to about 40 Hz. Bone Growth Stimulators, used to heal broken bones run at frequencies from about 40 to 80 Hz. Deep Brain Stimulators - use implanted electrodes to impart electrical pulses from between 120 and 160 Hz directly to the brain to control involuntary muscular tremors in Parkinson's disease. Heart Pacemakers use an electrical impulse to regulate the hearts rhythm. These are just a few of the current electrical frequency devices in use.

The use of the device on disease in humans is worthy of further investigation in a more appropriate clinical manner. Anecdotal reports from constructor - users of the device has shown rather dramatic effects on Herpes Virus outbreaks, Lyme disease, and an assortment of different bacterial infections. Please be aware these reports are anecdotal, and are not claims claims for the devices efficacy. The intent is to encourage the need for further clinical investigation.

It is time to discuss the effects of frequency devices on cancer. Dr. Rife is associated with a so called "clinical trial" in 1934 wherein his device was used on 16 people with cancer and all recovered. This story is full of holes and questions, for no real documentation exists as to the outcome. Supporting documents exist to the fact Rife's machine was used, but the protocols and actual treatments are unknown. It is known that at least one person that participated in the use of the device relapsed and was sent by one of key Dr.'s in the machine  trial for surgery. As to "why not use the machine again?", there remain many questions. One must not forget that in 1934, the diagnosis of cancer was what would be considered as crude by today's standards. No scans ( MRI, PET, CAT, ) were available. Highly sensitive lab tests did not exist and treatment options were few. Physical diagnosis, a few simple lab tests, and an X-ray were used to confirm the presence or absence of cancer. Treatment was surgery, some supporting medications, and radiation. Being pronounced "cured" in 1934 could be a very different pronouncement in 2009. It seems obvious Rife's machine was used on the patients, but did the patients also undergo conventional treatment , the machine being merely an adjunct to the patients overall treatment ? Such seems reasonable to the author. Why would a physician give up known conventional treatment to utilize a method they have no familiarity with, and failure of the new treatment would result in a worsening of the patients condition ?  Would a conscientious physician not wish to do the best they could for their patients ?

All that being said, the devices' effects, on Cancer needs further investigation. The Rife/Bare device is presently not an actual cure for cancer. Nor is the author aware of any frequency device , regardless of it's principles of operation that are. If someone with cancer responds to any frequency device, that is ,their tumors may shrink and their lab tests normalize, they must continue exposures. Without continuing exposures, the cancer will return. Even with exposures, sometimes the cancer adapts, and can become non responsive.

Even though the device is not a cure for cancer, there are people who have significantly exceeded predicted survival times. These people had a terminal prognosis, with so certain an outcome that their Dr. was able to estimate their remaining lifetime. Many who have used the device, are still here, some are now working as productive members of society, in spite of their predicted demise. It is the authors fondest desire for true clinical investigation be undertaken to evaluate level of effectiveness of the device.  From the reports of users, which are no more than anecdotal and certainly not claims of true effectiveness,  the device presently has provided a viable treatment that has both significantly prolonged survival times and increased the quality of life in some, but most certainly, not all, people.

Please be aware that if a person has a prognosis of only a few weeks to live, and tries a frequency device, the results have been universally poor. The degree of response to frequency devices seems to be directly related to the overall ability of a persons body to respond and rebuild. If there is massive cancerous invasion of various organ systems with associated failure of the organs, the results of exposure are very meager.   There have been anecdotal reports of people responding with multiple metastatic sites where the damage done by the cancer was not severe enough to be immediately life threatening.

 Our bodies often heal sites of prior tumors with scar tissue. Meaning that an organ damaged by cancer may still shows signs of impaired function after the tumor is destroyed.

For the technically versed, the transmitter should be thought of as an amplitude modulated, diminished carrier , dual side band type.

The transmitter is not a square wave modulated Continuous Wave ( CW) transmitter! Such transmitters only provide about 25% of their available energy to what are known as sidebands. It is the sidebands that undergo demodulation, and produce the local electrical field. Thus, in a square wave modulated CW transmitter, for every 100 watts of transmitter power, only 25 watts will be available for demodulation.  By using over modulation - one moves the majority of the transmitters power to the side bands, leaving very little carrier power.

 Besides the conversion of the input RF wave into  complex EM emissions  with many individual harmonics, the plasma tube acts like a fast switch. That is, the tube turns on and off at the applied audio frequency. Thus pulse modulating the all the tubes emissions .

Another way to consider the effects of the R/B device is by a variation in Faraday's Law. Basically the current induced in an inductor ( our bodies have inductance )can be expressed by this equation.

Current Induced= Frequency X Length of the Body X Field Strength.

This equation is important for it means the the power absorbed and generated by the wave within the body is proportional to the size i.e. length of the body. To state this more clearly, the device automatically compensates for a small animal, child, or an adult! One can put a small animal in the field produced by a 200 watt device and not have to worry about over exposure due to the strength of the field!

 Different gasses within the plasma tube produce different spectra, and thus will produce different resonant/physiologic effects. Neon for example is vitalizing, sedating, warming ( due to its Infra Red output), muscle relaxing, and pain relieving. Argon has a very wide spectral emission, and thus is the preferred gas that is used with the device. It is vitalizing, cooling, sedating or stimulating depending on the applied audio frequency. Argon can also be pain relieving, and most importantly ,it has intense devitalizing and in some cases destructive effects on micro organisms.

 A discussion about the device, written by an engineer can be found at this web site.

Evaluation Letter

Public postings on the use of frequency devices is found at The Rife Forum. Here you will find a variety of different public forums relating to the many different facets of RIFE devices and therapy.

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Links of Interest

Due to the large number of sites now offering information and research on the device, a separate link page has been established. The links page also lists web sites which sell assembled devices, plasma tubes, square wave generators, and all the other parts necessary for construction of the device .

Links Page

The use of pulsed fields in the treatment of disease is an area of growing scientific research and interest. Please visit the following web sites for more information.

FDA paper on Pulsed Electrical Fields

FDA paper on Pulsed Magnetic Fields

RF Bio-effects

Bio Electro Magnetics Society


Pictures of 1947 Device

Dr. Rife developed a microscope that was capable of extraordinary powers of magnification while maintaining resolution. Mark Hugo has recently written a paper on how such a microscope might be recreated. Recovering The Rife Microscope

A picture page with a few of the R/B devices people have constructed is now online!

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