However, the wavelengths tested in these later experiments are way out of the Rife machine range. It is important to note that there isn't still enough scientific research to support Rife therapy as an official treatment for cancer, and that it is still considered an experimental alternative cancer therapy. There is some evidence, however, to support low-frequency waves as a viable cancer treatment, but the frequencies tested are outside the range of the Rife machine, and were not tested on humans. It was found that these frequencies can inhibit cancer cell growth, and have no effect on non-cancerous cells. Most of the studies in the field, however, were done wither on animals or in test tubes- not on humans yet.
The plot thickens as we dive deeper into the storyline. Numeral reliable sources state that Rife machines never went through the formal procedure of testing and approving a cancer therapy method. There is not enough research to suggest it works effectively. And yet, we saw a surge in Rife machine sales in the 1990s. Why is that? The appeal of the Rife machines is in their no-side effect promise. Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery all take a big toll on the body. What wouldn't a patient give to enjoy his healing journey, pain-free? Sadly, there is no big conspiracy here hiding a convenient cancer treatment from us. This was simply a multilevel marketing scheme, based on anecdotal positive testimonials.
There are solid claims both for and against the machine. Some say there are no side effects, while others state from experience that side effects include electrical shocks and rashes. But that may be because there is no regulation on the manufacturing of Rife machines- those rashes could have been caused by counterfeit, low-quality, fraud machines.
Rife therapy supporters claim that "in 1942 the U.S. Court of Appeals found the American Medical Association guilty of suppressing new medical technologies in favor of drug companies". (source) We didn't have the resources to confirm or deny this. Rife machine clinics mainly rely on positive testimonials rather than scientific experiments. They speak of an experiment held by Rife himself in 1934, in which he cured 16 patients of their cancer, but other voices speak of counter research that tried to repeat Rife's results and failed categorically.
The fact is, Rife machines emit a frequency lower than that of our cell phones. This isn't good or bad- it's just a fact. The problem starts when people decide to ditch their prescribed cancer therapy in favor of the Rife machine. Sometimes, they are victims of fraudulent health clinics, and sometimes, this can cost a life. This is not to deter you from showing interest in the Rife machine- only to clarify that this machine is to be seen as a complementary therapy to the prescribed common procedures. Just as you wouldn't abandon chemo for acupuncture, we wouldn't advise abandoning surgery in favor of frequency therapy.
There are endless alternative and complementary therapies. Some, like meditation, herbal medicine, and yoga, may not be fully backed by science, but are widely accepted as helpful and beneficial. Others, such as healing crystals and aromatherapy, usually split the crowd's opinion between eager positive believers, and skeptics. You can also throw the Placebo effect into this discussion to make the lines between science and pseudoscience even more blurred.
It's hard to tell into which category Rife machines fall. If Rife machines piqued your curiosity, our best advice is to stay well informed, gather as much information as possible and take everything with a grain of salt.
Additional sources: Healthline, JuicingforHealth.