Royal Rife

Royal Raymond Rife

Royal Raymond Rife (May 16, 1888 – August 5, 1971)

Royal R. Rife, an American, was the creator of the Rife machine (or Rife frequency generator). During the 1920s he conducted research into microscopes, microbiology and energy medicine, inventing a new medical method designed to do away with chemicals. He hoped his work would find an end to much of human suffering.

Also called frequency therapy, frequency generator, and Rife frequency generator, the Rife machine is used to direct electrical impulses to break up the accumulated deposits of toxins at nerve endings. Medical journals at the time reported on the significance of Rife’s discoveries and clinics reported great success in the use of Rife’s energy machines to ‘cure’ a variety of diseases, including cancer.

Although hailed by some practitioners as a genius, Rife met only with criticism from the American Medical Association, from the late 1930s onwards. Interference in his discoveries culminated with their suppression during the 1960s when his research was banned, his energy instruments smashed and confiscated, and his associates jailed.


Rife died in San Diego, California in 1971 at the age of 83, and for more than a decade after his death it seemed as if his research and experiments were forgotten.


A resurgence of interest in Rife’s life and work was sparked by the 1987 publication of The Cancer Cure That Worked: The Rife Report by Barry Lynes. This revival of interest and ‘rediscovery’ of Rife’s long suppressed inventions, discoveries and energy medicine healing therapy gained momentum in America and spread into other countries of the world. Rife became the focus of serious scientific, medical and engineering attention.


Reports of amazing cancer cures based on Rife-related therapy have circulated ever since, as communication on the World Wide Web has made it possible for people to exchange and compare information. Rife’s methods now have an accepted place, alongside other natural and medical therapies.