The Next Wave in Lyme Treatment?

The Rife machine, and its mighty audio weaponry, may provide a powerful path to healing.
Photo by Stanislav Kondratiev

By Sharon Cardel

The CDC estimates that some 300,000 people will contract Lyme disease this year. Many will go undiagnosed, be misdiagnosed, or receive inadequate treatment. The path back to wellness from this illness is not always straight or well-defined. If the prescribed antibiotics are unable to eradicate the disease, a search for nontraditional modalities begins. Homeopathics, herbs, immune building, bee venom therapy, supplements, and so many other approaches can be incorporated into a protocol for healing. In my desperation to find a cure for my many symptoms, I learned about a little-known method of treatment: a Rife machine. In the Lyme community, it is one of many go-to protocols.

A Rife machine is an electromagnetic apparatus which emits variable audio waves that alter individual pathogens, such as the Lyme spirochete. Royal Rife was the inventor who developed the original technology. His research and execution built the original machines in the 1930s. Using the key scientific principles of inductance, resonance and frequency, he was able to achieve what he described as a “mortal oscillatory rate,” or MOR. These individual rates were shown to destroy microorganisms that lead to the many insidious manifestations of Lyme disease: fatigue, myalgia, headaches, fevers and/or chills, night sweats, gastrointestinal distress, swollen glands and/or sore throat, stiff neck, joint and muscle pain (migrating), back pain, jaw pain, chest pain and palpitations, cranial nerve disturbance (tingling sensations, numbness), sleep disturbance, problems with concentration and memory, psychiatric manifestations (depression, mood swings, irritability), tinnitus, vertigo and testicular/pelvic pain.

In the early ’90s, a man named Doug MacLean and his family became infected with Lyme disease. Incredibly ill and unable to find a cure for himself through traditional medicine, he went in search of anything that might help. In time, he learned about Rife’s wave machines and built a version of his own. This was the birth of the Doug Coil machine. His design is still used by engineers around the country who build them for use by sufferers of chronic Lyme. The machines are made of four component parts: an amplifier, a frequency generator, a capacitor box and a wire coil. The concept is to emit sound waves at the right frequency, with enough amplitude, to damage the Lyme spirochetes. MacLean was able to obtain bacteria from the CDC, and first conducted experiments on them in vitro. He was able to see the spirochetes become damaged and die off from the application of specific frequencies. He then conducted experiments on himself and his wife. He was able to begin the process of putting together a methodology for systematically killing off the Lyme. He also documented the Jarisch-Herxheimer reactions that could be expected from release of neurotoxins during the process of die-off.

These Herx reactions are common when taking antibiotics or applying any treatment that kills off the spirochetes that cause Lyme disease. When using a coil machine, it is important to regulate exposure, so that die-off is within a range that your body is able to adequately eliminate. Elimination of toxins is key to this method’s efficacy.