A friend and fellow bird dog trainer recently brought over a Rife device and left it for me to "fix". He felt that it was broken because it seemed to no longer have any effect on his Lyme disease. I put it on the oscilloscope and found that it was generating the RF signal as noted in the manual and delivering it to the dummy load. In other words it was not broken. He was trying to salvage his ego by believing that it was no longer working.
The problem is how to handle the situation when he returns to pick it up.
If I tell him the truth it will probably damage the friendship. He truly believes that it is curative and would not take kindly to being shown that he had been deceived by hucksters. He has a large ego that would be bruised if I showed him how he had been duped and conned out of $2500.
Or I could tell a half-truth, hand it back to him saying: "It works now, as designed." That's not something that a true friend should do because then he would probably continue Rifeing and stop using the antibiotics that are proven to be effective for this disease.
Hoe het verder is gegaan..
***I would actually also like to hear from those people that have bought and used a Rife machine but that did not see any improvement. Is there anybody out there that can speak from their own experience ... ? ***
Two years ago you asked essentially the same question:
***Opinions - does it help / does not help? ***
Several months later I posted a critique of Rife based on the science of RF but it appears that no one could understand the physics (or bothered to look up the references for verification.)
Since then the debate has remained contentious and sometimes heated. In the end your decision will probably be based on whether you choose to give more credence to testimonials or to science.
The friend, Jack, that I wrote about in the link above chose to go with advice from a licensed homeopathic MD, Cora Ibara, HMD, Reno, NV.
She provided Jack with reams of testimonials and many explanations about how "herxing" was a sign of progress.
Eventually his "herxes" got so bad that he was bed-bound but that did not shake his faith in Rife. However, he was no longer able to make the drive to "Doctor" Cora's office for "infusions" of nutraceuticals and nosodes. In Nevada the HMD license does not permit writing scrips for antibiotics.
So in desperation he allowed a local duc to treat him with antibiotics.
He rallied briefly but then went back to "Doctor" Cora and Rife. By then his friends realized that his brain was gone and decided to let him go. Jack and I had discussed that issue years before he got Lyme.
He rode the "herx" train to his grave on 16 Jan 2007.
"Doctor" Cora continues to practice homeopathic medicine in Reno, NV.
This isn't the first-person report that you asked for and I don't remember seeing any first-person reports of Rife failure on the Lyme boards. Maybe the others are too embarrassed to admit that they were taken-in by the hype and are shamefully lacking in courage to post that experience for the benefit of others.
Or maybe, they are still true believers and rationalize that Rife just didn't work for them in the same sense that some antibiotics don't work on some strains of Lyme.
Or maybe, like Jon Sterngold, that it doesn't work on all of the morphologies of Borrelia.
Or maybe.... or maybe... you get the point.
However, there has been one cross posting from a private e-mail list that is a first-person account that you may want to read.
Rife -- "complete failure"
Evidently Dr. Sterngold was taken-in by the hype of Rife at first but then realized that true herxes are short term effects caused by toxins released when bacteria die. That true herxes get better with time as the bacterial load is reduced, not worse.