- Note - American genius Royal Raymond
Rife is probably the greatest medical research scientist in history. Yet
few Americans even know his name. The largest conference ever to honor
Rife and his legacy is being held in Canada this week. See our Health-Medicine
DataPage for further material on Rife.
- VICTORIA (CP) -- The secret to solving the world's most complex medical
mysteries may be a radio wave away, says a Vancouver Island company.
- Cancer, herpes, the flu, perhaps even
baldness -- Comox's Rife Technology claims to have a machine that fights
- Donald Tunney, who's been building the
machines for two years, will be among more than 225 people from around
the world who will gather for a meeting today in Comox to share information
about the device.
- But the Canadian Cancer Society and other
medical associations are skeptical about the machines and the techniques
used to market them.
- The equipment isn't even worthy of research
dollars, a society spokeswoman says.
- Believers say the machine works, but
the miracle device has been suppressed by a conspiracy aimed at punishing
- "The device is an absolute essential
for our lives," Tunney said. "It's not a scam. It's not a sham.
It's not a Mickey Mouse device."
- Tunney said curing cancer may be as simple
as plugging in a radio-like machine that emits plasma waves that resonate
and destroy cancer cells.
- The plasma wave machines are based on
technology designed in the 1930s by Dr. Raymond Royal Rife of San Diego.
- Rife said he developed a microscope that
could highlight cancer or other diseased or virus cells. He would then
bombard the highlighted cells with radio waves until they disappeared.
- Author Barry Lynes, in his 1987 book
The Cancer Cure That Worked! -- Fifty Years of Suppression, said Rife's
technology was used to cure 16 cases of cancer in 1934, but the results
were withheld because Rife refused to sell his patent to the American Medical
- Lynes is one of the guest speakers at
the conference in Comox, about 220 kilometres northeast of Victoria.
- An article in the March 1994 edition
of Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a medical journal for cancer specialists,
said the Rife devices were being sold by a "pyramid-like, multi-level
marketing scheme in which users become salespeople sharing in each other's
- The journal discounted Rife's technology.
It said sound waves can produce vibrations severe enough to break glass,
but radio waves cannot destroy bacteria.
- Christine Spinder, the Canadian Cancer
Society's British Columbia spokeswoman, said there is no proof suggesting
the machine might work.
- "There's been so little validity
of its effectiveness that we don't even carry files on it," she said.
- "I don't think anybody really is
trying to hide a cure for one of the world's largest diseases."
- But Evexandra HyltonQuestz, a Comox Rife
Technology spokeswoman, said she's convinced the plasma wave device works.
- Lyme disease had her bed-ridden seven
years ago, but the plasma waves revived her energy and now she works 14-hour
days promoting the technology, she says.
- "I'm behind it 100 per cent,"
said HyltonQuestz, who holds a paid position with Rife Technology after
serving as a volunteer for one year.
- She denied the technology is part of
a pyramid marketing plan.
- Tunney said the machines he assembles
sell for $2,195 US in North America and $2,695 US overseas. The company,
which officially started selling them in April 1998, has already made between
$500,000 and $750,000, he said.
- "There's a huge market for it,"
said Tunney. "What we want is some scientific evaluations of what
we are doing. The anecdotal evidence certainly suggests that it is better
than anything out there."
- Tunney is involved with research which
he said will help establish which radio frequencies destroy certain cells.
- Volunteers regularly attend twice-weekly
sessions in the Comox area, where they gather in a room and are exposed
to varying plasma wave frequencies for 75 minutes.
- The sessions are free, but participants
are asked to fill out forms detailing what the machine did for their condition.
- "We fill up a room, sometimes up
to 60 people and they just sit there and meditate," HyltonQuestz said.
"We run the different frequencies."