History of the Rife Machine

The Birth of a new world of treatment

Ever since its discovery, electricity has been used for therapeutic purposes. Electrostatic charges developed by stroking an amber rod with a silk cloth were experimented as far back as the 16th century.

The first notable experiments were probably conducted by Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1733-1815). These involved stroking the body with magnets and other means of delivering gauss to the body. He did this to good effect and became famous, treating lords, nobles and monarchs. Since science had not as yet progressed to the point of any theory as to how this might work, Mesmer’s experiments were largely un-repeatable and was eventually declared a fraud by Benjamin Franklin

That didn’t stop the fascination of experimenters with the fundamental principals of electro-medicine to go unabated. By 1890, an electro-medical society was founded in the U.S.

Literally hundreds of electrical devices of every conceivable shape and configuration were available to the public. A fair portion of these devices did have the potential of doing the job they were intended for, all with differing theories, and many with totally ridiculous claims. It was not until much later that the effects were understood.

Around the beginning of the 20th century, Albert Abrams did further experiments, developing machines to do the work; but again, the inadequacies of good scientific theory led to unexplained failures, and Abrams too was eventually discredited.

During the 1930s, the medical industry went through a big change, during which, most electro-medical devices were shunned or disregarded. It was the worst possible time in history to present scientific evidence that electro-medicine had value.

That didn’t stop Dr. Raymond Royal Rife from testing and developing the quintessential basis for electro-medical technology.

The Controversy
John Crane Royal Rife Partner

John Crane

From 1950, Rife had a close associate by the name of John Crane. Crane built instruments for Rife and was partnered with him until his death. After which, Crane attempted in earnest to build modern Rife instruments and to debunk some of the wild speculation about the circumstances of Rife’s demise.

Crane produced the first full-function, transistorized frequency instruments, and the first to be digitally controlled. But Crane did not perform adequate tests. He assumed that transistors would be better, and that digital would be more accurate. He was wrong. Crane’s attempts were failures, producing only about 20 percent of the effects expected. Many charlatans copied Crane, and for this reason, accused Crane of lying about the frequencies used in the therapy.

The few makers who stubbornly remained (Bob Beck, Don Tunney, and a handful of others) were making feeble machines, barely able to function at all. Furthermore, persecution of users by federal authorities (in plain violation of the U.S. Constitution) was rampant.

Re-Birth Beyond Rife

In 1971, the first Rife machine to be approved was called the TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulator) machine. There are those who do not think it was a coincidence that this was the very year that Rife passed away, in part because the company that developed it was located in La Jolla, not 15 miles from where Rife had lived.

By the time John Wright was inducted into this story, the Rife technique was at an all time low and John Crane had been arrested for mail fraud.

Since paranoia was common among promoters, and transactions were typically conducted in secret by operatives in parking lots from the trunk of a car, John Wright did not have access to the people who used the machines he made. There was reason to fear. Fear that users would not be successful without any customer support of any kind.

John Wright began to produce a book called The Frequency Instrument, which was a compilation of applications used by Rife and Crane for many years.

JWLABS also increased the power and accuracy of their instruments to such a degree that it would be very difficult for users to be unsuccessful if they used them with any regularity.

In 1987, Wright Labs began to set the standard for Rife technology in the industry. Beginning with the fully analog manual Model B (which went through numerous revisions) and culminating with the state-of-the-art Model A, John Wright endeavored to produce the finest quality and most affordable device.

Rife Today

Providing the best of analog & digital technology, Model A instruments deliver frequencies we have expertly tuned for you. The refinement of our instruments is such that our sessions are tuned within as much as a millionth of a hertz. With these devices, JWLABS has developed a solid-state equivalent to the vacuum tube-based instrument (Model B), which we built for many years. It’s that device from which the frequencies have been tuned.

JWLABS Model A instruments carry forward our long history of representing  a standard of excellence in the industry. To the end user, it means getting their hands back on the steering wheel with regard to their health and well-being.

One of my medical specialists had a good look at this device [Model A3]. He then looked at me and looked down again at the Model A and said: This gentlemen is the future; heal thyself through electronic delivered frequencies . . . these devices have the potential.”

Chris E. — Canada

The Future of Rife Technology

We hope that in the future, all the scams and fraudulent Rife machine makers will be gone and Mom will be able to pick up a machine at the local grocery, on the shelf with the electric razors and curling irons.

JWLABS’ LiveWires represents a bold move in this direction. Shrinking the Model A output circuitry to a little more than a one inch cube, LiveWires is a unique device for experimental use with our finely tuned online frequency sessions.

This is Just the Beginning!