Are “Rife Machines” The Cure For Lyme Disease?

I have decided to stop antibiotic therapy after a year and a half as I was not seeing much more progress. What I have decided to do is try experimenting with a Rife-type device (specifically, the GB4000 + Amplifier). It is a frequency generator device that gives off low-dose electromagnetic fields – using different frequencies – through direct contact. The person’s body is used as a conductor for the frequencies. whereby a person holds metal rods (covered by moistened cotton covers) in their hands, and places their bare feet on metal plates (covered by moistened cotton covers). The electrical current carrying the frequencies is then sent directly through the body, from the hands to the feet, or visa versa, using the body as the conductor. These frequencies are thought to disrupt organisms in the body and, thus, elicit a “cure” or at least an abatement of symptoms – which of the two is open to debate.

I have read much on the use of Rife machines (Note: not all Rife machines are created equal), and have spoken to some fellow-Lyme sufferers who are using the GB4000 and slowly getting well, whereas with antibiotics they had either failed all of them, plateaued or had their symptoms return once off the antibiotics. What further encouraged me to begin using the GB4000 was that a doctor I trust said in confidence that some of the Rife-type devices are the closest thing he has seen to a cure for Lyme + co-infections outside of, what is often, long-term antibiotics. The other Rife-type device that has a long and overwhelmingly positive track record is the “Doug Coil” machine (Can purchase the “Doug Coil” through two men who build these for people: Mr. Levy at or Mr. Stolar at


Rife Machines Can Break Up Bacterial Biofilms?

One of the reasons these Rife machines are often successful is that low dose electromagnetic fields have actually been shown to break up biofilms (whereas antibiotics typically cannot break them up as biofilms are thousands of times more resistant to antibiotics than free-swimming bacteria are). A biofilm is composed of living, reproducing microorganisms, such as the Borrelia bacteria, that exist as a colony, or community. Spirochetes have been shown to form biofilms, and this is one of the theories as to why chronic Lyme develops.

Here are a few good journal articles discussing the use of low-frequency electromagnetic fields to break up biofilms:

1. Effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields on Helicobacter pylori biofilm.

2. A biofilm growth protocol and the design of a magnetic field exposure setup to be used in the study of magnetic fields as a means of controlling bacterial biofilms.

3. Effect of electric currents on bacterial detachment and inactivation.

Here is a neat video showing Borrelia forming a biofilm


30 comments for “Are “Rife Machines” The Cure For Lyme Disease?

  1. Christy
    August 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    How is the Rife machine working for treating your Lyme?

    • Danielle
      August 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

      Hi Christy, I am definitely improved since my starting with the Rife machine, and am making slow, steady progress without being on antibiotics. I still have some symptoms that are pretty bothersome (3 really), but, overall, there is a big difference, especially in that I feel a lot less toxic, am more functional, and have a lot more energy.

      • Rose Lewis
        September 27, 2012 at 7:29 pm

        Can you give us an update? Has the Rife machine eliminated your Lyme?

        • Ann Menasche
          February 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

          I’d like to hear a report on people who have made dramatic and lasting improvement. Ups and downs are normal for the disease, and “herxs” don’t mean a lot unless followed boy significant improvment.

      • Frank calvert
        January 12, 2017 at 11:58 pm

        Hello just wondering how your feeling after all theses years rifing?
        Thinking about buying gb4000 any thoughts?
        Thank you
        Frank calvert

  2. Lori
    July 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    How are you feeling now with the Lyme? Trying
    To decide what to do to get rid of this.
    Thank you

  3. July 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Regarding the Rife machine, if I’m going to spend so much money, how do I know if it really works, apart from testimonials and advertisers who have glitzy websites. Obviously, companies want to sell the machines, since they stand to gain financially. What has your experience been since you started using the Rife machine? Have you herxed (that might be an indication that it works).

    • Joe MacPherson
      August 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Margaret After speaking to 7 people that areorhave used the gb400 andDoug Coil machine I got the gb have done 2 treatments and herxed someon the 1st treatment. 3 days later quite sick then able to walk normal hrs after 1st treatment and during the week and after the 2nd today without limping, 1st time in 5 weeks. I am a disabled RN age 57 sick with lymes 2.5 yrs. I have hope now after meds failed so many times, I hope this helps you.

      • Rose Lewis
        September 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        How are you doing now a month later? Have you actually seen any overall improvement (not just the Herxing–there are any number of reasons that you could be feeling worse). Thanks!

  4. denise
    September 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I would be afraid of the radiation. I understand the power plates machine for exercise uses vibration and if you are sensitive to emf’s it can cause a lot of radiation to the body. Is it the same with the Rife machine since you mentioned EMF’s? My daughter has had lyme 6 yrs that we know of and it’s the chronic fatigue, neurological symptoms (her brain spect showed hypoperfusion of the temporal, parietal and frontal lobes as well as basal ganglia) affecting cognitive behavior (ADD, depression, etc.), and scalp pain…..this disease is a horror!

    • Sarah
      May 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      To Denise, how is your daughter doing now? I also have had awful scalp pain and burning undiagnosed along with the twitching, fatigue, candida, etc… want to know if you got a rife machine… if it helps with that? Thank you. -Sarah

  5. mike cava
    February 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    How can you make this page and not give updates?

    • admin
      March 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Hi Mike,

      I apologize for not writing in a long time as life has just gotten in the way unfortunately. I am happy to answer any questions you or anyone has if you’d like to email me through the contact page. 🙂

  6. Maria
    March 29, 2013 at 4:47 am

    How are you feeling now with the Lyme after trying the RIFE machine?
    Sincerly Maria/Denmark

  7. Philip
    March 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Which RIFE machine did you buy?

    • Tara Fincher
      July 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      I bought a little ProWave 101 electronic resonance unit. Retail they are about $2600 but if you can afford a GB4000 that’s the best of all. I will envy you. 🙂

  8. Dale Weber
    April 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I am considering buying and trying the Rife machine, as anatibiotics have failed and there has been talk about people with Chronic Lyme improving and actually being able to regain a functional life. Please let me know what your experience has been. How long were you sick with Lyme? How disabled were you? Have you seen significant and lasting improvements?
    THank you.

  9. Sim 76
    June 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Is life getting in the way because you are feeling better from using RIFE?

  10. Curious
    July 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Hi, can you let us know how the RIFE worked for you or were you helping to make advertisements for those listed in your blog and have since decided otherwise? Sorry, just trying to make sense of why you began this blog and then no further updates as to how these particular ones are helping or not! It’s a lot of money to spend on something that we tend to know so little about…please advise. And all the best to you and those who come to this site. Regards!

  11. Tara
    July 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I’m also looking into purchasing a Rife Machine, but it’s so overwhelming. There’s so many different brands. Plus, what kind of results have people had with them and how soon. Any info would be great

  12. Eric
    July 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I’m glad to see yet another person trying the Rife machine (a real one at that). I started rife treatments nearly 7 years ago and am now living as close to a normal life as possible. I posted pretty regularly to my blog here, then haven’t posted until recently due to being busy with life. Folks, I’m not saying it’s a cure, but stick with it, it takes a lot of time, patience, and experimentation. I’m doing quite well after using my EMEM3d 2-tube machine.

  13. Connie
    August 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Any updates, Danielle? It’s been almost a yr and a half since you first started the Rife treatment. Wondering what your results have been. More and more, I’m believing the use of Rife to break up the biofilms so the antibiotics can get through to the bacteria is possibly an answer to killing them. I am going to try the two together starting next week. Have been approved by ins for the iv rocephin.

  14. Lymie
    April 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Clearly this is just an advertisement page. Looking at the two newest post to this blog March and June 2013 advertisements for people selling brand new rife machines.

  15. matthew
    May 2, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Just to put my real world imput in. Ive had lyme 8yrs. 5 of which were undiagnosed. 2yrs. of antibiotics helped but I was still sick. I got a high end very powerful doug coil. It took a while to find the right frequencies and timing but I must say i feel like for the first time in yrs. Im turning a corner and becoming my old self again. Im not going to name names or companies but I spent a little over $3000 and got a complete machine, just plug in all the wires and I was off. Air cooled coil is the only way to go!

  16. Holly
    February 1, 2015 at 7:08 am

    My daughter has suffered severely for 2 1/2 months. Doctors are stumped by what could be wrong with her. My alternative doctor examined her and found Lyme. We are doing RIFE right now. I trust my doctor. She helped me get my life back after medical doctors told me that my health problems (not Lyme, but fast deterioration of my joints and 2 failed hop replacements (6 total so far), and on and on and on with medical problems) are too collocates and severe and they don’t know how to help me other than drugs for pain. My daughter just turned 13. I will try to find this site again in a week or two to post our results. You have to do some of your own research and find a doctor reputable and that you can trust. We are renting her machine, we did not buy one. Still very expensive but compared to what we have already spent trying to find a cause of her burning and itching skin and coming up empty handed with 8 different doctors, we have spent that much already on copays.

    • brenda
      December 14, 2015 at 2:14 am

      Please take your daughter to Denver to the Arne Wellness Center. I was misdiagnosed and suffered for about 1.5 yrs b4 Dr Bob Arne diagnosed me with lyme plus t other co infections. My friend lent me his rife machineand finally after 4 months the stabbing pain headaches crawling feelings severe brain fog had improved. Still have ways to go but now i can go back to work after w yrs of no income.
      Anyone else out there Dr Bob is a life saver. PLEASE do whatever it takes to go see him

      • Lyndi
        January 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm

        Brenda, Which machine and how is it working 3 weeks later? How often do you use it? Are there any side affects?

  17. Tara Fincher
    July 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I have suffered with Lyme’s since 2010, HUGE doses of doxycline stopped working and a pic line was NOT in my plans. My cousin, a brilliant radiologist with a passion for radionics, hit me with his scalar unit from 100 miles away. The next day I had the herxes like never before. After 2 days I began to feel better. By day 3 I was experiencing REAL RELIEF for the first time in 3 years. NO SYMPTOMS. So decided to buy a machine and just bought a little Pro Wave 101 electronic resonance machine for about $1600. I use it every 2 weeks and Lyme’s? What Lyme’s? I hope you have the same relief without side effects I have. I must offer you this tip though. Do NOT settle for just any machine. If you can afford a GB4000 buy it. If not, go for the Spooky2 or the ProWave 101. God bless!

    • Amber
      September 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Tara, I was just curious as to how you are feeling a few months on since your last post. I am at the point of buying a machine, but still hesitant as I want to get the right one. So happy to read you are feeling better. Many thanks, Amber

  18. Amber
    September 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    This page helped me a lot. At least to narrow down the top 3 rife machines. I know there is a Facebook support group page dedicated to the Spooky2 machine being used with LD.
    As Rife is a powerful tool that threatens the conventional medical establishment, it is highly possible the creator of this page was threatened. It is just a hunch. It won’t be the first time.
    I hope we all find success in healing from this brutal disease. I can’t wait to feel me again. Blessings to all and thanks so much for the tips on the machines.

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