Rife Machine Vs Histotripsy: A FlashCard Comparison

December 5, 2023 4 mins to read

In this article I give a super quick bullet list overview of the difference between the Rife Machine Vs Histotripsy (Pulsed Ultrasound) used for cancer removal. Be sure to check out my other full article on the Rife Machine.

Technology & Principle

  • Rife Machine:
    • Operates on the concept that diseases or organisms have specific resonance frequencies.
    • Aims to generate energy at these frequencies to target and destroy organisms or affect disease processes.
    • Effectiveness and scientific basis are highly controversial and not accepted in mainstream medicine.
  • Pulsed Ultrasound Histotripsy Machine:
    • Uses high-intensity pulsed ultrasound waves to mechanically break down tissue.
    • Applied in therapeutic contexts, such as breaking down kidney stones (lithotripsy) or treating tumors.
    • Precise and controlled technology, relying on focused ultrasound energy to target specific body areas.

Use Cases/Applications:

  • Rife Machine:
    • Claimed to treat various diseases, including cancer and infections, by ‘zapping’ pathogens with electromagnetic waves.
    • These claims lack scientific evidence and are considered pseudoscientific.
  • Pulsed Ultrasound Histotripsy Machine:
    • Commonly used in medical settings for non-invasive surgeries or treatments.
    • Specific applications include breaking down kidney stones and targeted tumor ablation.
    • Effectiveness is supported by clinical research and trials.

Scientific and Medical Acceptance:

  • Rife Machine:
    • Largely discredited by the medical and scientific communities.
    • No empirical evidence supporting its effectiveness and principles.
  • Pulsed Ultrasound Histotripsy Machine:
    • Widely accepted and used in modern medicine.
    • Extensive research backs its efficacy and safety for certain medical procedures.

Regulatory Status:

  • Rife Machine:
    • Not approved by major health regulatory bodies like the FDA for treating diseases.
    • Sale and marketing often face legal restrictions.
  • Pulsed Ultrasound Histotripsy Machine:
    • Approved and regulated by health authorities for specific medical uses.
    • Manufacture and use are subject to stringent standards and regulations.

More Info on Histotripsy

You can get more information on histotripsy and where the procedure is offered through the manufacturers website, using their Provider Locater (clickable link).

More Info on the Rife Machine


  1. Mechanisms and therapeutic effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in oncology by M Vadalà and others, published in Cancer Medicine in 2016.
  2. Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields affect proliferation and mitochondrial activity of human cancer cell lines by M Destefanis and others, published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology in 2015.
  3. Targeted treatment of cancer with radiofrequency electromagnetic fields amplitude-modulated at tumor-specific frequencies by J Zimmerman and others, published in the Chinese Journal of Cancer in 2013.
  4. Cancer cell proliferation is inhibited by specific modulation frequencies by JW Zimmerman, published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2012.
  5. Treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with very low levels of amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields by F Costa and others, published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2011.


The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any health care agency or government entity in Canada or the United States.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *