Meet the Pioneers of Bioelectromagnetics: The Scientists Who Discovered the Power of Energy and Health

Bioelectromagnetics is a fascinating and emerging field of science that explores the interactions between electromagnetic fields and living organisms. But who are the people behind this field? In this post, I will introduce you to some of the prominent figures who have contributed to the development and advancement of bioelectromagnetics, and how their discoveries have changed our understanding of life and health.

Prominent Figures

There were and are many scientists who investigated the subject of energies around living beings and I would like to list a few of them and their stories that are significant in our quest to prove or disprove the validity of energy healers.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla needs no introduction. He was a genius inventor with at least 278 patents in 26 countries. What is less well-known is that he had a special gift. As a child he had hallucinations so strong, the he often couldn’t distinguish reality from imagination. As he learned to control his ability he used this skill for his advantage. When he had a new invention in mind, he would first imagine it in detail, start the device up and then he investigated where it needs some improvement. Among his inventions he had an energy healing device as well, but unfortunately we don’t know much about it, just that it worked with frequencies and resonance.

Tesla had some health-related devices and theories that he claimed would help people cure from illnesses too. Here are some of them:

  • He invented a vibrational healing device, also known as the Tesla oscillator, that used mechanical vibrations to stimulate the cells and organs of the body. He said that this device could improve blood circulation, digestion, metabolism, and immunity, as well as treat various diseases and conditions, such as constipation, cardiovascular disease, injuries, infections, sleep disorders, and hormonal imbalances.
  • He developed a high voltage electrotherapy device, also known as the Tesla coil, that delivered pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) to the body. He said that this device could produce nonthermal photons and electrons that could penetrate deep into the biological tissue and stimulate the natural healing processes of the body. He also said that this device could enhance cellular function, oxygenation, detoxification, and regeneration, as well as treat chronic pain, inflammation, infection, and cancer.
  • He proposed a theory of cosmic rays, also known as the Tesla rays, that he believed were the source of all life and energy in the universe. He said that these rays were composed of subatomic particles that could be harnessed and used for various purposes, such as power generation, communication, transportation, and healing. He also said that these rays could be used to manipulate the genetic code of living organisms and create new forms of life.

Tesla was a visionary and a genius, but his health-related devices and theories were not widely accepted or tested by the mainstream medical community. He faced many challenges and oppositions from his rivals, such as Thomas Edison, and from the government and the corporations, who feared his inventions would threaten their interests and profits. He died in 1943, leaving behind many unfinished and unpublished projects and patents. His legacy and contributions to science and humanity are still being explored and appreciated today.

Edgar Cayce (1877-1903)

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce was an American who claimed to have psychic abilities and to be able to communicate with his higher self while in a trance-like state. He had a religious experience at the age of 13, when he saw a vision of an angel who told him that he could help others with his gift. He became a Sunday-school teacher and a photographer, and married Gertrude Evans in 1903.

Cayce began to give psychic readings in the 1920s, after he discovered that he could diagnose his own health problems and prescribe treatments while in a hypnotic state. He was assisted by his friend Al Layne, who asked him questions and recorded his answers. Later, his wife Gertrude and his secretary Gladys Davis Turner also helped him with the readings. He would answer questions on a variety of subjects, such as health, astrology, reincarnation, Atlantis, ancient civilizations, spiritual growth, and the future. He gave more than 14,000 readings in his lifetime, and many of them were said to have been accurate and helpful.

Edgar Cayce made many predictions and recommendations about health and wellness, based on his psychic readings and his holistic approach to healing. Here are some of his health-related predictions:

  • He predicted that humans would live longer and healthier lives in the future, as they would discover new ways of preventing and curing diseases, and as they would improve their diet, exercise, and lifestyle. He said that a healthy human lifespan would extend beyond 100 years, and that some people would even live up to 150 years.
  • He predicted that many diseases and conditions that were considered incurable or fatal in his time, such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and tuberculosis, would be treatable or curable in the future, with the help of natural remedies, alternative therapies, and spiritual healing. He also suggested specific treatments for various ailments, such as castor oil packs, apple cider vinegar, massage, osteopathy, and meditation.
  • He predicted that the human body would undergo some changes and adaptations in the future, as it would respond to the environmental and cosmic influences, and as it would evolve to a higher level of consciousness. He said that some of these changes would include the development of new senses, such as intuition and telepathy, the activation of the pineal gland, the expansion of the aura, and the awakening of the kundalini energy.
  • He predicted that the human mind would play a crucial role in health and healing, as it would affect the body and the soul, and as it would be influenced by the thoughts, emotions, and beliefs of the individual. He said that the mind could be used to heal or harm oneself or others, and that it could be trained to achieve harmony, balance, and peace. He also emphasized the importance of positive thinking, prayer, and affirmation for health and wellness.

Royal Raymond Rife (1888-1971)

Royal Raymond Rife
Royal Raymond Rife

Royal Raymond Rife’s story is really extraordinary: he started off as a bacteriologist, got interested in microscopes and worked for a multi-millioner called Henry H. Timkin. Timkin’s wife got sick and no doctor at the time could help her to get better. Rife investigated and found the bacteria that were responsible for her illness. For saving her and other family members’ life later, Rife’s research got funded by the Timkin family.

One of the first challenges Rife had in 1915 was that the maximum magnification of the professional microscopes were only 2’500x which inspired him to build his own. He was always interested in optics and his 17’000x-magnification microscope was done in 1931. Later in 1933 it was improved to have up to 25’000x magnification, he called this one the “Universal Microscope”. This is particularly interesting because it’s an optical microscope and it doesn’t kill the organism under investigation unlike the electron microscopes.

He also built and patented a 12’000x spectrographic microscope with a 2’000 lumen lamp, which was able to identify the investigated chemicals by it’s reflected light properties or light spectrum.
He also started to play with frequency generators back in 1921 and he had his custom generators built in later years.

He found that he was able to kill microorganisms and even viruses if he bombarded them with the just-right frequency. He made tests in the range of 110Hz-20Mhz with plasma tubes. Later when he replaced the plasma tube with conducting electrodes, he found that the signals lower then 1Mhz don’t penetrate the cells so they need a carrier frequency between 2.4Mhz and 4.6Mhz.

He collected the effective frequencies for pathogens (including viruses, bacteria and fungi) and called those frequencies their M.O.R. (Mortal Oscillatory Rate). He used a plasma tube to generate the killer frequencies and the killing was always instant.

He also hypothesized that the cause of cancer is always a virus. After looking at 20’000 tissue samples, he finally announced that he found it in 1938. He named it BX [for carcinoma] & BY [for sarcoma] Cancer virus (with M.O.R. of 1’604’000 Hz, 11’780’000 Hz and 17’033’662 Hz). He later corrected his statement, and added other pathogens to the list. He also claimed that he was able to reproduce the tumor formation 104 times by injecting the virus into animals

Between 1934 and 1944 a few doctors started to use one of the 14 Rife’s machines at an allegedly 90% success rate for all kinds of conditions.
In 1949 in the San Diego Union newspaper they said “mankind’s long search for a cancer cure may be in sight”, referring to Rife’s animal tests.

In the 1960 he and his partner built 90 Rife machines which used contact electrodes instead of the expensive plasma tubes.

The rest of their story can be found elsewhere on the web, but since it doesn’t have more technical details I think they are irrelevant for our investigation.

Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986)

Albert Szent-Györgyi
Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert Szent-Györgyi was raised in a Hungarian family where science and beauty were something one should cherish. He choose a scientific carrier path and always looked for beauty anywhere he found himself to be.
He studied anatomy and – as he humbly explains – he found it too complicated. When he investigated rabbits, they looked too complex. So he moved on to bacteria, but they were a separate world themselves too. He moved to molecules, chemistry and finally to the electrons, quantum mechanics and wave theory.
He believed that the essence of discovery is that it’s in opposition to the known knowledge. If it’s not contradictory than it’s just a little addendum. If it’s a true discovery it must contradict the current knowledge base and it will be rejected first.

He was a biochemist and Nobel laureate who made significant contributions to the fields of cell respiration, vitamin C, muscle physiology, and bioelectromagnetism. Here are some of his theories and inventions that are related to bioelectromagnetism:

  • He proposed that the oxidation and reduction reactions in living cells are mediated by electron carriers, such as co-enzymes and cytochromes, that form a respiratory chain. He also suggested that the energy released by these reactions is stored in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the universal energy currency of life. He invented a device called the microcalorimeter, which could measure the heat production and oxygen consumption of cells and tissues, and used it to study the metabolic rates of different organisms.
  • He studied the mechanism of muscle contraction and relaxation, and found that it involves the interaction of two proteins, actin and myosin, that form cross-bridges and slide past each other. He also found that this process is regulated by calcium ions and ATP, and that it generates electrical currents and potentials in the muscle fibers. He invented a device called the biometer, which could measure the electrical activity of muscles, and used it to study the effects of various stimuli and drugs on muscle function.
  • He explored the role of bioelectromagnetism in cancer, aging, and regeneration, and hypothesized that cancer cells have a different electrical potential and metabolism than normal cells. He also speculated that bioelectromagnetism could be used to stimulate the growth and differentiation of cells and tissues, and to control the aging process. He invented a device called the bioelectroscope, which could detect the electromagnetic radiation emitted by living cells, and used it to study the differences between normal and cancerous cells.

Szent-Györgyi was a visionary and a pioneer, who combined chemistry, physics, and biology in his research. He was also a humanist and a pacifist, who advocated for scientific freedom and social responsibility. He died in 1986, leaving behind a legacy of discoveries and insights that are still relevant and inspiring today.

Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957)

Wilhelm Reich
Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian physicist who introduced the term “orgone”. He claimed that this orgone is a the life force of all living beings (just like chi, qi, prana, manna, etc.) which can be measured with his devices. “It is sexual energy which governs the structure of human feeling and thinking” he said. Interestingly Freud’s definition for the term libido, is somewhat similar: “something which is capable of increase, decrease, displacement and discharge itself”. Reich built several devices to accumulate this energy and he even demonstrated that this captured energy can run motors. His goal was to use this condensed energy for healing, even to cure cancer.
By 1927 he operated six clinics in Vienna and when he later moved to Berlin 50’000 people joined his organization. One of his priorities was to educate people, because he thought that the suppression of sexual energy causes neurosis, but it can be easily prevented.
In 1934 he was expelled from the International Psychoanalytic Association because of his political views.
He measured the change of charge on the surface of our skin. According to his experiments when we feel pleasure this energy expands from the inside of our body and if we feel anxiety the energy contracts back to the center.
He moved to New York in 1939 just before World War II began. He translated his books to English and trained a few physicians. He invented the orgone accumulation boxes, based on this theory that non-conducting materials (like plastic, wool, cotton) attract, absorb and hold the orgone energy, and the conducting materials (like steel or iron) reflect this energy.
After having promising results with cancerous mouse tests, he built big orgone accumulator box in 1942 in which a terminal cancer patient could sit. Despite many physical markers improved all his patients died.
His conclusions was that cancer is a bio-energetic shrinking following an emotional resignation and the tumors themselves are not the disease, but merely a local manifestation of a deeper systematic disorder.
In 1942 he started to built an orgone research complex near Rangeley funded by his private income and loans from students.
Unfortunately as his popularity rose he got attacked by the FDA, his published materials got banned and it was ordered to destroy all orgone-related devices.
In the end Reich was sentenced two years of prison in 1957 and he died there 8 months later.

Bruno Gröning (1906-1959)

Bruno Gröning
Bruno Gröning

Bruno Gröning lived in a small German town called Herford. He was a eccentric, nature-loving, unusual boy, who radiated calm and contentment. He also had some predictions in his early years that confirmed to be true in the later years by his parents.
His healing power showed itself in his teens, he used it during the war on his fellow solders and he became the talk of the town in 1949 after healing a little boy who had progressive muscular dystrophy, which is a muscular disease that we still don’t have a cure for today.
After reading about the cured boy in the newspapers, hundreds of people gathered around his house, hoping for similar miraculous healings.
What is really fascinating about Gröning’s story is that although the claims he had are really difficult to believe, there are so many witnesses and cured people as a testimony, that we just can’t ignore his phenomena.
First Bruno asked the participants to not touch each other during the ceremony and focus on their body. The witnesses who participated in his typically 30-minute-long healing session described the sensations as “if a current stormed through my body from head to toe”, “I felt warm inside my body”, “I could hear my pulse and my blood flowing in my veins”, “I felt a tingling sensation from my toes going up to the top of my head, particularly in the areas where I had health problems”. This followed by an enlightening feeling, general well being and joy. In the next hour the symptoms might got temporally worse, but after that stage the healing was completed. Bruno got really exhausted after the sessions sometimes and had to rest for a while.
In some special cases when he was treating a terminal patient one-on-one, he asked the patient to drink a glass of water (what was probably treated by him just before) and told them that the water have just cured them. As he described, in those cases the patient had contaminated blood which must be transformed with the help of God.
He was able to tell what kind of disease someone has by concentrating on them, but he preferred not to make a diagnosis. He always had an unusual swollen neck, but he thought that the energy he has comes and stays in his thyroid gland and escapes through his heart during the healing, so he doesn’t intend to cure it.
He said that he is able to send a healing stream, a healing wave which makes the ill, disordered organs ordered again. He empathized that this is not hypnosis, his method respects someone will, and it is just an option for anyone to choose health and get better.
Although he believed that God gave him the power to mediate the healing, no matter if the patient believed in God or in Gröning, the healing was effective nonetheless if the patient was open to the healing power and was ready to leave their suffering. Interestingly the illness never came back, unless the cured person started to doubt the healing power at a later point in time.
His healing worked remotely too, if the targeted patient was not in physical proximity of him. Sometimes he asked a relative to think about their sick loved one and forward the healing power to them, and he also healed people through the radio.
Unfortunately as you might expect the orthodox medical doctors started to lobby against him and they prohibited people to visit him on June 7th, 1949. People were rightfully outraged but couldn’t do much in the end to change the town’s politicians’ minds. Gröning had to leave Herford.
Professor Fischer of the Ludolf Krehl Clinic in Heiderlberg started an experiment with him and a few selected patients. He monitored his blood pressure and pulse during the session and made audio recordings. Everything step was witnessed by him and his findings – supporting Bruno Grönings claims – were published soon after in the newspaper Revue.
Doctors promised him cooperation and licensed healing practices, but they all just saw the potential profit in him. They couldn’t understand his methods, and he couldn’t accept their aim for profit, so Gröning remained the unaccepted miracle healer who are not welcomed among the scientific doctors.
In 1949 thanks to a friend, Mr. Harwart a place called Traberhof became Gröning’s first healing center in Rosenheim in South Germany where he healed approximately 30’000 people.
Later in 1950 he moved to Wangerooge, an island in North Germany and then back to South Germany, to Mittenwald. Unfortunately for him, some greedy people around him started to take advantage of sick people using his name.
He got sued in 1951 and 1952 because he practices his healing with a permit.
He applied for a permit in 1953 and got rejected. Having no other options left, he started to give lectures as a traveling teacher of faith for smaller groups.
Sometimes he gave away silver-foil balls that he charged with divine power and caused the healing to happen usually in a few days.
He got prosecuted and fined again between 1955 and 1959, he had to stop lecturing and he was sentenced for 8 months in prison. The emotional trauma started to show itself as a physical disease: he lost weight, couldn’t sleep at night, his internal organs hurt. He is officially diagnosed with stomach cancer, although the doctors examining him describe his condition as “internal burning”. He dies on January 26th, 1959.
During his active years he never asked for money, he only asked the patients and the witnesses to document their healing as honestly as possible, and help him keep doing what he does by sending those reports to doctors.
He had a mission to prove that healing is possible purely spiritually, although he never excluded homeopathy, acupuncture or any other methods that work and he never advised against visiting traditional medical doctors.

Hulda Clark (1928-2009)

Hulda Clark
Hulda Clark

Hulda Clark was a lovely woman. Kind of like a mixture of your favorite grandma and your favorite scientist. Her case is particularly interesting, because we have a lot of information about her methods, about the herbs she used, and there are countless success stories you can read online.
She theorized that the root cause of every illness is the combination of a parasite (living inside you) and a toxin (from your environment).
She used two self-developed devices: one for detecting health issues and one for killing the pathogens.
The pathogen killer, immune system booster was called the “Zapper” and it was introduced in 1995. A zapper would send a tiny current at around 30kHz from your one hand to the other. This small shock “wakes up” your white blood cells, so your immune system gets a boost. The recommended formula is a 63-minute-long daily zapping session: 7-minute active zapping, 21-minute resting, 7 minutes of zapping, 21 minutes of resting and finished with another 7 minutes of zapping. During the first round a lots a viruses came out of the parasites and bacteria,
For the diagnoses she used a device called “Syncrometer”. It’s an audio oscillator which uses the capacitance and inductance properties of an external circuit so that it’s resonant frequency is the same as the emitted frequency of microorganisms. Its signal generator generates a signal with 4.5 – 6 Volts of amplitude.
When she combined these two devices with three herbal remedies like green black walnut hull, wormwood and clove buds, she worked out a protocol which supposedly cures all advanced cancers. The reason for her method to work is that she realized that there is one pathogen, the intestinal fluke which is there in every cancer patient. If we can get rid of that fluke we won half the battle, because we stop the malignancy (the growth of the tumor).
Her 21-day herbal protocol suggests that after a general cleaning of the body was done, we can open the tumor and let it disappear. The cleansing and immune system strengthening is crucial, because tumor are like well enclosed garbage piles. As soon as we open it, our body needs to fight off all the pathogens that were stored in the tumor.
To clean the body, first you need to do a kidney cleanse (that’s the filtering system of our body) and then a liver cleanse or liver flush using Epson salt, olive oil and grapefruit juice.
After doing it you have a good chance to get rid of your allergies as well, because according to Clark all allergies are liver dysfunctions

Hulda Clark was a controversial figure who claimed to have discovered the causes and cures for many diseases, including cancer, AIDS, and diabetes, using unconventional methods and devices. She died on September 3, 2009, at the age of 801. However, there is some discrepancy about the cause of her death. The initial statement released by her family and associates said that she died of complications of a back injury and arthritis. However, the death certificate released later said that she died of anemia and hypercalcemia, which are possible symptoms of multiple myeloma, a type of blood and bone cancer. This raised some questions and suspicions among her critics and supporters, as Clark had claimed to be able to cure cancer and other diseases with her methods and devices. Some speculated that she had been poisoned or that her death certificate had been falsified.


I hope you enjoyed this introduction to some of the prominent figures of bioelectromagnetics and learned something new. If you want to learn more about this fascinating topic, check out my next post where I will show you some of the current research and applications of bioelectromagnetics in various fields and domains. In the meantime, let me know what you think about bioelectromagnetics in the comments below. Who is your favorite bioelectromagnetics scientist? Why? I would love to hear from you!

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