This is by no means intended to be a technical manual on Rife technology.

The purpose of this page is to attempt to explain in simple terms, some of the questions lay persons rarely know to ask. For more common questions, please visit our Rife FAQ.

value versus hardware

Probably the main issue we should discuss has to do with value versus hardware. Rife machine hardware, meaning the components that go into it, needs to be adequate to do the job, but nothing should be added to the machine that is not actually required. So you will never see meaningless modalities on any JWLABS instrument that are intended merely to impress or to make the machine appear to have more value than it actually has. There are no exotic applicators that have any more valid efficacy, than those provided.

An examination of the long evolution of applicator technology will reveal that the means of delivering current to the body has gone through many changes over the one hundred year history of the technology.

Until medical quality electrode patches were invented, the means of application were crude and fairly limited. For the first fifty years, steel plates for the feet to stand on, and metal rods for the hands to grip, were about as good as could be expected. Though horribly inadequate, this was what Rife used from the earliest days. These were only one step ahead of attaching wires to bolts installed in your neck!

Even today, would be Rife manufacturers use the rods and plates, and although it is one of the authentic ways, this method has been obsolete for many years.

There are various other experimental applicators, but these are mostly for show and do not actually add anything new to the therapy. So, it is a waste of money, if you pay more just for that.

The machine that uses less hardware, without sacrificing any of the output quality, makes it possible for more people to enjoy the benefits, because this makes the same therapy less expensive. This is not very easily done. Although we have finally achieved this with our Model A, it has taken decades to develop and test, and the machine has had to go through many different embodiments at great cost. We are satisfied now, that our new Model A can do everything our Model B can do therapeutically.

analog versus digital

Another technical issue has to do with analog versus digital. Digital accuracy is certainly greater than is possible with analog, but it is the wrong sort of accuracy. The minor variations that are characteristic of an analog device, must be simulated digitally, using still more complex hardware, in order for it to approximate analog. Of course, Rife never used anything digital, and the frequency tuning of most digital machines leaves a great deal to be desired. Unless a digital machine employs very complex programs, there are many frequencies that it will simply never be able to achieve properly, because it is effectively impossible to digitally simulate the perfectly smooth gradients of tuning that are inherent to an analog device of far less complexity.

In other words, if an analog device can split a single hertz into billionths, simply by turning a dial, a single hertz simulated at that level digitally would require at least a gigabit of information. Multiply that by the ten thousand hertz that are traditionally used in the therapy, would require ten terrabytes or about six modern PCs computers, loaded to the gills, to equal it digitally. Not impossible, but still a lot more than is feasible or affordable with the present state of digital programming technology. Again, this is easily achieved in analog by means of a series of simple potentiometers, albeit not cheap ones.

output power

A common issue has to do with output power. There are limits to the amount of current energy the body can comfortably tolerate without harm. It has long been known that lower frequencies require far less energy to deliver effectively, because the amount of deliverable frequency power, or signal, that can be delivered drops off exponentially the higher the frequency that is used. For this and for other reasons, the lower frequencies are proportionally safer than higher ranges because they require far less electrical potential to drive them.

true native frequencies

Rife discovered the importance of frequency when he found that microorganisms can be viewed in their native colors. He did this through the use of a series of prisms, and arrived at a system that could polarize the light spectrum for this purpose. In the strictest sense, these are the true native frequencies of the various microorganisms. But the frequencies of light, can only be easily expressed by scientific notation, because they are so high. When he exposed them to the precise frequencies of light under the microscope, obviously, the microbes did not die, because the amount of deliverable energy by means of light is insignificant and far below the level that is needed to destroy them. So, he was forced by practicality, to translate these light frequencies down the spectrum, to lower frequency ranges, so that enough energy could be safely delivered.

One of the ranges that will do the job, is the radio transmission range. These are frequencies measured in megahertz, or millions of cycles per second. This range turned out to be ideal for treatment of the microscope, and will only destroy microbes when the precise frequency is achieved.
The big drawback of using radio waves to kill pathogens, is that microwave begins as low as 33 megahertz. Unshielded microwave energy, obviously, is not desirable in any therapy instrument for the reason that it will kill off human cells just as readily as it can kill germs. Human brain cells are especially susceptible, as are certain nerves, reproductive organs and tissues of the eye.

So, in order to make an instrument that will not do the user any harm, only the audio range is safe. The audio range is about the same as that of a piano. You can listen to a piano all day long and it will not harm you in the slightest way, in fact, music has other plainly observable therapeutic value all by its self.

The resonance of a signal are really overtones and undertones, just as they are observable on the piano. When you hit middle C, both high C and low C resonate. It is by this means that the mortal oscillatory rates actually work. Audio does not use the native frequencies of a microbe, they employ the resonances that are sympathetically generated. Resonance does not occur in the machine, they occur in the body. Also the same in a piano, it is not only middle C that resonates when you press it, it is also the other components, and the body of the piano that resonate.


Harmonics is what happens when you hit two piano keys at once. You do not get either frequency, instead, you get the harmonic frequency that is generated by the combined tones. For this reason, multiple signal generators are nonsense. If you introduce two different signals into the body, you will only get the harmonics they create, and thus you will never know what the effective frequency actually is that you are getting. In the worst case, the harmonics will reach frequencies approaching microwave.

Wave form generation

There are some very simple reasons why the only wave form a true Rife machine generates is a square wave. Introducing frequency into the body is like trying to play the piano underwater. The signal will be muted and sound very muffled. This is because as the waves of energy pass through the water, they are eroded by the natural kinetic resistance of the water. The Rife machine has a much more difficult medium to penetrate, and it is far more difficult to deliver the correct, coherent signal to the deepest tissues. The body has a lot of resistance and muffles the signal very rapidly. Literally, the signal flattens out the farther it travels in the medium of the body. In order to compensate for this, the square wave is used because it has the most total signal and so will maintain the frequency much farther through the medium than any other type of signal.

The argument is that Rife used a sine wave. That is more correct than is immediately apparent. The instant a square wave enters the body, it is converted by the resistance of the body, into a sine wave. If you introduce a sine wave, it instantly goes flat, and does not deliver any frequency information/potential at all. This is true with all other wave forms as well, except a square wave.

We hope this clears up some of the technical questions you may have. If you have further questions contact us.