Transcript: Lyme Disease and Rife, these are two common questions that I get all the time as well. I have a very expensive Rife machine. I’ve done something called frequency specific microcurrent. I’ve trained in it and I have the machines as well. I have a garage full of devices.
The problem with these frequency-based systems like the Rife systems is there isn’t enough research. A lot of it has what I call “whisper down the lane.” Somebody tries a particular frequency for some problem and they tell everybody else, and then everybody else says “this is the frequency for this particular issue,” but there’s no good research behind it. The value of the Power Tools for Health book is the 500 references. There’s tons of research. There’s a lot more research to support PEMF therapy than there is for RIFE or even the Tennant machine. Why use something that doesn’t have the research value? But if you want to invest in it and use it, try it.
Very often people buy Rife machines, like many things that they buy for health and healing, because of the cost. They buy low intensity, low-cost systems. These don’t have the power to drive the frequencies into the body. Let me give you an example. If you have a radio station that’s transmitting a signal, that’s a frequency. The farther you get away from that transmitter, the less effective you can be to pick up that signal. So the closer you are to the antenna, the stronger the signal is going to be. If you have a very weak signal transmitting a RIFE frequency, how far is it going to go and how deep does it go into the body because of the loss of the magnetic fields. That happens to sound and frequencies as well. So there are two problems with Rife. One is knowing whether the frequency is going to be effective, not having enough science around it, and the other is the intensity of the signal. So you have to experiment.
You can use the books that people recommend – use this frequency for that, there are a bunch of Lyme frequencies, and I’ve had many people tell me it didn’t work. Rife did studies in a laboratory on Petri dishes, on cultures. And when you put a magnetic field next to a culture it’s right there. When you take that bacteria virus and you put it farther away, will that frequency work for that? That’s a problem with a lot of the low-intensity systems, as I mentioned already, you need to have enough power at the tissue that you’re trying to treat. Because I don’t know what Rife is going to do, whether it will work for you, I avoid Rife all together.
You can use magnetic field therapy with Rife. I would do the magnetic field therapy first, followed by the Rife next. If you’re doing homeopathy, the same thing I would do the magnetic therapy first, and then I would do the homeopathy. If you do magnetic field therapy frequencies with homeopathy they could interfere with each other – that’s called destructive interference, so I wouldn’t do that.
Lyme is complicated. It’s challenging and has many different aspects to it. In my mind, there are at least five aspects to Lyme disease. I may be stepping on toes here, but as an MD I work with quite a number of Lyme patients and I’ve studied Lyme, I’ve read the literature and I’ve listened to the debates. I’m still not certain entirely what Lyme disease is. You might say, well, it’s the Lyme spirochete. But not everybody gets chronic Lyme disease from a spirochete bite. Why? If it’s that bad a bug, why doesn’t everybody have chronic Lyme disease? That’s an important question, and one I ask myself all the time.
So in my mind, there are five aspects to Lyme disease. Number one is the actual spirochete itself. That’s the acute infection and the body deals with it, or we get antibiotics, break up the spirochetes and they hide out inside the cell as what are called other morphologic forms. Those forms are thought to be able to reactivate into a spirochete again, reinitiating the infection. There are many viruses that do exactly the same thing and when they hide out inside the cell, they’re invisible to the general immune system. Then the cellular immune system has to deal with it and the cellular immune system is not as efficient.
The third aspect to Lyme disease is the damage. The infection, wherever it lands in the body, causes damaged tissue. That damaged tissue then becomes a source of antibody reactions because the body no longer recognizes it as self. The body produces all these antibodies to the Lyme spirochete and those antibodies are now floating around in the body. Sometimes these antibodies that are caused by the Lyme bug are indiscriminate. They can go into the body and create problems elsewhere in the body. So there’s the damage issue.
Fourth, there’s the autoimmune issue. In chronic Lyme disease, I believe that most of the problem happens to be the autoimmune aspect of Lyme disease.
So it’s not the Lyme organisms anymore. I have had many, many, many patients who have had months and months and months of IV antibiotics for their Lyme disease without any benefit, and they completely mess up their microbiome. We talk about the microbiome on the summit, we have the discussion about how the gut and the microbiome can relate to chronic disease and pain.
The fifth aspect of Lyme disease is the co-infections and we’re not just talking about Barbecium and Bartonella and Ehrlichia. We’re also talking about, probably the most common culprit of all, the Epstein Barr virus. 85 to 90% of the population has Epstein Barr virus in their body. And Epstein Barr virus is like shingles virus, like a chickenpox virus, like the herpes virus – it’s there forever. The Epstein Barr virus latches itself onto lymphocytes and it lives on lymphocytes and it’s passed from lymphocyte to lymphocyte for generations over time. One of the known common problems associated with chronic mono is lymphoma. That’s been established, it’s been known for a long, long time.
So how much of the problem with Lyme disease is caused by the Lyme disease and how much of the problem is caused by the co-infection of Epstein Barr virus, which can become chronic Epstein Barr virus. Now it’s no longer Lyme disease, now it’s a different type of culprit in the body. Chronic Lyme disease, I think, is an autoimmune disease and it needs to be managed as an autoimmune disease. We have lots of help for you about an autoimmune disease on the pain solution summit. I encourage you to get a VIP pass at painsolutionsummit.com/VIP.