Royal Rife and The Rife Frequencies

Royal Rife

Royal Rife, an American inventor and researcher, claimed to have developed a machine known as the "Rife Machine" or the "Beam Ray machine" in the 1930s. According to Rife's claims, this machine could generate specific frequencies that could destroy harmful microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria, and thereby cure diseases.

Rife and Resonant Frequencies

According to Rife's theories, each microorganism had a resonant frequency at which it could be destroyed. He believed that by using a device emitting electromagnetic frequencies matching the resonant frequency of a particular microorganism, it could be destroyed without harming the surrounding tissues.

The Rife Machine

The Rife machine consisted of a microscope to observe the microorganisms, a frequency generator to produce specific frequencies, and a plasma tube or other electrode to transmit the frequencies to the patient. Rife claimed that by tuning the machine to the resonant frequency of a specific microorganism, the pathogens would be destroyed, leading to the cure of the associated disease.

Royal Rife's List of Frequencies

Rife's claims and the effectiveness of his machine were highly controversial and were not widely accepted by the scientific community. With caveats in mind, Royal Rife's frequency list, also known as the Rife Frequency List or the Rife-Bare Frequency List, is a compilation of specific frequencies that Rife claimed could target and destroy various microorganisms and pathogens, and part of it is, purportedly, as follows. (The validity of these frequencies and their effectiveness in treating diseases has not been scientifically proven. Nonetheless, here is a selection of frequencies often associated with Rife.)

139 kHz - Rife's Universal Microscope Frequency*
2128 Hz - Abdominal Infections (general)
465 Hz - Adenocarcinoma (Cancer of glandular tissue)
727 Hz - Adenovirus
787 Hz - Aflatoxin (a toxic mold byproduct)
832 Hz - AIDS
2008 Hz - Allergies
10000 Hz - Alopecia (hair loss)
1500 Hz - Amoeba
1350 Hz - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
1,604 kHz - Bacillus Coli
1,685 kHz - Bacillus Coli (secondary)
1,720 kHz - Bacillus Coli (X frequency)
1,726 kHz - Bacillus Coli (alternate)
1,603 Hz - Bacillus Pyocyaneus
876 Hz - Bacillus Influenzae (Grippe)
868 Hz - Bacillus Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
660 Hz - Bacillus Pyocyaneus Infection
690 Hz - Bacillus Tuberculosis
1,032 Hz - Bacterium Tuberculosis
727 Hz - Bacillus Typhoid
500 Hz - Bacterium Coli Commune
635 Hz - Bacterium Coli Variants
522 Hz - Bacterium Coli Virus
542 Hz - Bacterium Coli Virus (alternate)
683 Hz - Bacterium Leprae (alternate)
530 Hz - Bacterium Leprosy (alternate)
771 Hz - Bacterium Leprosy (alternate)
660 Hz - Bacterium Leprosy
864 Hz - Bacterium Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
732 Hz - Bacterium Pyocyaneus (alternate)
1,603 Hz - Bacterium Pyocyaneus
727 Hz - Bacterium Typhoid (alternate)
1,000 Hz - Bacteria generally
832 Hz - Bacteria generally (alternate)
420 Hz - Cancer Cells (general frequency)
2008 Hz - Cancer Cells (secondary)
2128 Hz - Cancer Cells (tertiary)
465 Hz - Carcinoma
728 Hz - Carcinoma (alternate)
10000 Hz - Cataracts
2128 Hz - Chlamydia
727 Hz - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
1550 Hz - Cold
2008 Hz - Colitis (inflammation of the colon)
5000 Hz - Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
728 Hz - Connective Tissue Disorders
2127 Hz - Cramps
2128 Hz - Cytomegalovirus
2400 Hz - Dandruff
800 Hz - Dental Infections (general)
625 Hz - Dental Infections (secondary)
464 Hz - Depression
1,604 Hz - Diphtheria
464 Hz - Drug Addiction
2008 Hz - E. Coli (Escherichia Coli)
2128 Hz - Ear Disorders (general)
465 Hz - Eczema
727 Hz - Ebola
1000 Hz - Epilepsy
1500 Hz - Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
2400 Hz - Fibrositis
690 Hz - Fibroids (Uterine)
1,000 Hz - Fungus (general)
727 Hz - Fungus (alternate)
120 Hz - Gallstones
727 Hz - Gangrene
2008 Hz - Gastritis
832 Hz - Gonorrhea
1,690 Hz - Haemophilus Influenzae
140 Hz - Headaches
2,500 Hz - Hearing Loss (conductive)
727 Hz - Heart Disease (general)
800 Hz - Heart Disorders (general)
2400 Hz - Herpes Simplex (Type 1)
727 Hz - Herpes Simplex (Type 2)
880 Hz - Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
1600 Hz - HIV
727 Hz - Hodgkin's Disease
728 Hz - Hookworm
800 Hz - Hypertension (high blood pressure)
2008 Hz - Impotence
1550 Hz - Influenza
2128 Hz - Intestinal Disorders (general)
465 Hz - Intestinal Infections (general)
500 Hz - Intestinal Peristalsis
800 Hz - Intestinal Problems (general)
620 Hz - Itching
1550 Hz - Jet Lag
1500 Hz - Kidney Disorders (general)
480 Hz - Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
1,000 Hz - Klebsiella Pneumoniae
1,000 Hz - Legionnaires' Disease
1550 Hz - Leishmaniasis
832 Hz - Leukemia
1500 Hz - Liver Disorders (general)
727 Hz - Liver Fluke
20 Hz - Lymphatic Stasis (general)
1000 Hz - Lymphogranuloma Venereum
1550 Hz - Malaria

This list is extensive but not exhaustive, and the frequencies listed do not constitute medical advice or a proven treatment for any condition.

*Rife's Universal Microscope Frequency refers to the specific frequency of 139,000 Hertz (or 139 kHz) that Royal Rife claimed to have discovered as a key resonance frequency for observing microorganisms through his microscope. According to Rife, this frequency allowed him to visualize and study microorganisms with exceptional detail and clarity. Rife believed that by using this Universal Microscope Frequency, he could identify specific frequencies that would resonate with and destroy the microorganisms he observed. He claimed that each microorganism had its own unique resonance frequency, and by exposing it to that frequency, he could eliminate the microorganism without harming surrounding tissues or cells.

Waveforms and the Schumann Frequency

Royal Rife's work involved the use of various types of waveforms, including square waves, sine waves, and the Schumann frequency. Here's a brief explanation of each:

Square Wave:

Rife believed that using square waveforms as electrical frequencies could be more effective in destroying microorganisms. Square waves consist of rapid transitions between high and low voltage levels, creating a square-like waveform. Rife theorized that this sharp change in voltage could resonate with and disrupt the target microorganisms.

Sine Wave:

Sine waves are smooth and continuous oscillations that resemble the natural waveforms found in nature. Rife also utilized sine waves in his research. They are characterized by their repetitive pattern of high and low voltage levels, which are more gentle compared to square waves.

Schumann Frequency:

The Schumann resonance refers to the electromagnetic resonant frequency of the Earth's ionospheric cavity. It is approximately 7.83 Hz and is often associated with natural electromagnetic fields. Some proponents of Rife's work have suggested that incorporating the Schumann frequency into treatments could enhance the effectiveness of Rife machines.

What Happened to Royal Rife and Rife Machines?

Royal Rife faced challenges and even controversies. Despite having some supporters and individuals who reported positive outcomes, Rife's work and machines were met with skepticism from the medical and scientific community. Ultimately, Rife's methods were considered pseudoscientific. Rife's machines and research were subject to legal and financial difficulties, and he faced legal battles and patent disputes. 

Still, his beliefs and methods have transcended time, so much so that Rife machines are available for purchase today from an array of manufacturers, mostly mom-and-pop-type stores. The effectiveness and safety of these machines for medical purposes are highly debated and not supported by scientific evidence, though some alternative health aficionados as well as historians and scientists look upon the machines with curiosity and even reverence. The mainstream medical community does not recognize Rife machines as valid treatments for diseases.

If you are considering purchasing a Rife machine or any similar device, keep in mind that these machines are often marketed as wellness or complementary health devices rather than medical treatments. Consult with healthcare professionals or experts in the field to obtain reliable and evidence-based information before making any decisions.

Rife's theories and use of different frequencies and waveforms were part of his approach to targeting specific microbes and ailments. But, alas and again, Rife's claims and his Universal Microscope Frequency have not been scientifically validated or accepted by the mainstream scientific community.  


Always consult with a healthcare professional for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized advice. The information provided in this page is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.