Questions & Answers

What is this blood electrification technology basically about? It's about using small amounts of electric current to disable or kill virus, bacteria, and other pathogens (such as yeast and mycoplasmas) in the body.

Are there other devices which safely use electric current on the body? Yes. Muscle stimulators relieve pain, reduce spasms and edema, tonify weak muscles, and assist the healing process, run at from 1 to 130 Hz. TENS units are used to block pain run at about 80 to 90 Hz. Interferential Therapy units are a type of muscle stimulator run at 3000 to 4000 Hz. Bio Feedback instruments used to modify behavior and retrain the nervous and muscular systems, run from below 1Hz to about 40 Hz. Bone Growth Stimulators, used to heal broken bones, run at various frequencies. Deep Brain Stimulators, which use implanted electrodes to impart electrical pulses, run from between 120 and 160 Hz directly to the brain to control involuntary muscular tremors in Parkinson's disease. Heart Pacemakers use an electrical impulse to regulate the hearts rhythm. Click here for more info on safety issues.

Is blood electrification and magnetic pulsing safe? Yes, blood electrification delivers less current than the AMA approved TENS units, and the Pulser delivers only momentary pulses of a magnetic strength that is less than that of MRI (Magnetic Nuclear Resonance Imaging) body scanners. Dr Steven Kaali, patent owner for 2 blood electrification devices, said that electricity itself has no toxic side effects. Of course, this depends on your not using them longer and more often than you should (producing too much cleansing reactions). Also, with the 4 hertz frequency, it depends on you not taking herbs & medicines anytime other than right after doing blood electrification. Click here to read more about the safety of electromedicine.

Does doing blood electrification from wrist to wrist pose any danger to the heart? No. Using the Microbe Electrifier with electrodes on the wrist of the left and right arms does not put any current through the heart although it flows through the aorta arch which is just a few centimeters from the heart. Current flows on a path of least resistance and therefore stays in the bloodstream of the arteries without traveling off the path into the heart. Click here for my page on safety issues.

How long have these devices been available? Since 1991 when these were invented by Bob Beck (after reading news reports) as an alternative to the Medical Machines idea of only utilizing this technology on patients by extracting their blood, treating it electrically, and then re-injecting it (as a dialysis machine does). This, of course would be timely, costly, and painful. Also it would keep the technology out of the hands of the common man and in the control of the Medical System.

Is using electricity for health a new concept? No way! The earliest recorded medical use of electricity is in 46A.D. when the Roman emperors physician recommended treatment with the electric torpedo fish for rheumatism and gout. Benjamin Franklin also used electricity to treat people with neurological problems. For a complete history of medical electrical devices you could visit the Bakken Museum of ElectroMedicine in Minneapolis or look at Also, there's an article in Science & Vie Magazine revealing that one of the methods used by immune cells to kill bacteria and fungi is to shock them with a surge of enzyme triggered electricity. So actually electricity has been used for health ever since the first human existed!

Why do you not sell or recommend the sticky disposable electrodes? Because they don't evenly disperse the electric current to the skin like the cloth electrodes do. This results in skin irritation at .19 milliamps whereas with the cloth electrodes there is no irritation.

 Has the Magnetic Pulser ever been medically approved? Yes. Sota Instruments Magnetic Pulser had been granted a medical device license, being classified as a Class II Medical Device which allows for purchase without the need of a prescription. Before Sota stopped being able to afford the license it was listed as a device that assists in the healing process by improving tissue oxygenation and blood flow. I believe it can assist in reducing edema as the result of soft tissue injury and fractures. I believe it may also assist with symptomatic relief of chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries. Also, Neotonus products have been approved since 1998. 'ExMI™' innovative technology (Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation) uses non-invasive pulsed magnetic fields to treat neurological and neuromuscular disorders. It works by producing a highly focused time-varying (pulsed) magnetic field that penetrates deep into a targeted region of the body to painlessly stimulate nerve activity in the region which causes muscle contractions and increased circulation. (ps- this system is stronger than ours which isn't sufficient to affect most muscles.)

How does Magnet Therapy compare to using a Magnetic Pulser? Magnets provide a constant force field, but a varying (non-constant) magnetic field is needed to induce electric currents in your body. Electric current is essential for causing lymph flow. Magnetic Pulsers 'pulse' magnetism into the body which induces electric current therein. Magnets are good for some things (pain and inflammation) but not for creating electric current like a Pulser does.

How do you know this isn't just a well hyped scam? Because this bio-technology is based on reproducable laboratory research findings which prove the consistent negative effects that electric current has on microbes. It's science. Period. Also, this author and thousands others have gotten well from viral and bacterial diseases by using these devices. And there is a major medical device patent issued for the use of blood electrification technology. (click here for the patent).

What is meant by 4 Hz? The 'Hz' stands for 'hertz' which is cycles per second. 4Hz is a scientific abbreviation that means the voltage output completes a cycle of its polarity from positive to negative and back to positive four times a second. 40Hz is 40 cycles per second.

Is the Beck Electrifiers electric current harmful to the blood at all?  If you use the 4Hz frequency (standard Beck frequency) and have ingested any strong natural or synthetic chemicals then the blood cells can get overdosed as a result of the increased cell permeability that 4Hz causes. Being careful with this rule, after my initial 2 months of blood electrification I had my blood analyzed by microscope and Dr. Tait said my blood looked almost perfect. Also, in the Biophysics Journal, Vol 58 Oct 1990, pages 897-903 the authors wrote that "Human erythrocytes [red blood cells] treated with AC for hours were shown to have normal shape, volume, and permeabilities to potassium and sodium." The research paper "On-Line Electrical Impedance Measurement for Monitoring Blood Viscosity during On-Pump Heart Surgery" said that the electric current goes around the blood cells, not through them, because the cell walls do not conduct electricity at frequencies less than 100KHz. That means the current flows through the blood serum where the microbes are so they can be affected.

Is the electric current helpful to the blood? Yes, blood viewed under a microscope that has been treated electrically no longer displays the common problem of the red blood cells clumping together (which hinders the cells ability to absorb and release oxygen). Also it becomes so much more 'vital' that it will stay alive inside a sealed microscope slide 7 times longer than untreated blood will. It has been found that the electrical current recharges the energy level of animal cells which results in an ATP energy production increase of as much as 500%! Read Effects of Electric Currents on ATP Generation in Rat Skin by Cheng & Nook, Clin Ortho and Rel Res. number 171, Nov-Dec 1982. This is why some people use these devices just for the extra energy they get as a result.

Why did you choose .13 to .25mA to be the target current range for your Microbe Electrifier?   The original research with doctors Kaali and Lymann showed that 100µA was applied to electrodes with a surface area of 13.3 square millimeters. That resulted in 99% less infected & enlarged T cells (syncytia) by viruses after 4 days compared to human T cells mixed with HIV-1 not electrically treated. 50µA resulted in 95% less syncytia (ie: 95% less infectivity by HIV). 100µA across those electrodes equates to 7.7µA (.0077mA) per square millimeter. So to equate that current density (the most important parameter) through blood in your arms brachial artery* (that runs from elbow to elbow) that has an average cross sectional area of 16 square mm you need to multiply 16 by 7.7 to get .124mA. Whereas 50µA equates to .062mA  from a blood electrifier. But the electricity winds up in both arteries (see below) crossing the body between the shoulders and so this amount needs to be doubled in order to maintain the same current density. 2x62=124 and 2x124=248. So that is why the current light comes on between .13 and .25mA (130 and 250µA). Using the electrodes wrist to wrist does not necessitate applying more than .25mA for optimal effectiveness. Also a smaller current level reduces the possibility of bad skin reactions andtransfection.

Is this type of treatment dependent on a specific frequency like Rife technology? No, this is dependent mostly on the amount of electricity applied to the arteries, although the lower frequencies are more effective. Click here to read more.

Do these devices produce a harmful 'EMF' (electro-magnetic field)? Blood electrification doesn't produce any EMF. The Pulser produces some but only for a hundredth of a second every time it pulses. EMF that is harmful is strong and continuous (such as what you get when living under a high voltage line or watching TV (cathode ray type) within 6 feet of it).

When doing 4 hertz blood electrification, why do I have to limit taking herbs and medicine to the time right after finishing device usage? Because during electric current application (at low frequencies) blood cells more readily absorb chemicals that are in the bloodstream. (~20x more.) So it would be necessary to give the body plenty of time (22-23 hours) to expel the medicinal chemicals by only taking them after each session. (otherwise use 40hz which doesn't allow much of this effect). This high-absorption effect on blood cells exists only while the electric current is applied and is called 'transfection' or 'electroporation'.

What has been your experience with this rule? I had some strong Chinese herbal yin tonic tea that I used to test myself with. When I'd drink 2 cups of it before 4hz Box usage I'd get really sick within 2 hours (headachey, weak, shakey, nauseous). (When I'd drink it right after device usage I'd stay normal feeling which meant that the tea itself wasn't making me sick.) Doing the same test with 40hz produced minimal negative feelings which proves that 40hz is the solution for this problem.

What are your recommendations for making sure the body has eliminated all herbs & drugs within 23 hours? Drink plenty of liquids that are cleansing such as water, fruit juice, and vegetable juice. If one has poor kidney function then he/she should take one of these food diuretics; watermelon, cucumber, or parsley. Sweating is not advised because it is too dehydrating although it helps eliminate toxins from the skin. Rebounding is good because it keeps the lymph fluid moving.

Does the Magnetic Pulser also cause the high-absorption effect? No, because the induced electric current from the Pulser lasts for only a hundredth of a second each time it pulses. This is not enough to activate the blood cells membrane transport system long enough to absorb much of anything.

Are there any patents for devices using the same kind of technology that the Pulser uses? Yes. Patent # 4683873 is about a device very similar to ours. It proposes its use for speeding the healing of broken bones by using it 8-14 hours a day. To read the whole patent click here.

How does the 10 and 40 Hz setting further lessen possibilities of increased cellular absorption? Concerning different applied frequencies (in their transfection experiments) the Biophysics Journal, vol 58, reported that transfection from low power electric current (see lowest curve on secod graph) only happens between 0 an 10Hz. (The graph zeroes out at 10 Hz.) I tested myself with 40 Hz by drinking strong Chinese yin tonic tea before 1 hour of device usage and got no bad effects from the blood electrification which means that it does reduce transfection enough to not be noticeable. I also tested 10Hz with aspirin ingestion and got no bad effects from it. (At 4Hz I got a killer headache.) To see the graph mentioned click here.

Do you have any evidence that 40 hz also disables microbes? Yes. Reports from users indicate that it also is effective in that way. I've gotten two reports of healing (gastritis in one case) from people using this frequency and people have been getting cleansing reactions (headaches, tiredness) from using the 40 hz frequency setting which is a sure sign of microbe die-off. Also it proved capable of eliminating candida from my bloodstream (which was verified by live blood analysis by Dr Barclay Tait, ph 423-681-2312) although I had a bad case of intestinal candida infection and twice have gotten over the flu within 1.5 days using 40hz. But in my experiments with it I've found that for some stubborn viral infections (such as Epstein Barr) a lower frequency is necessary to completely eradicate the virus.

What is the story on the newly introduced 40 Hz setting? I was experimenting with different frequencies in order to find one that was also transfection-free but more powerful than 90 hz and I settled on using 40 hz which so far has proven the most ideal for blood electrification since it is nearly as powerful as 4 hz but without the transfection effects.

Should seasoning herbs and alcoholic drinks also be avoided except right after device usage (at 4 Hz)? Seasoning usually isn't a problem but you should also avoid all minor medicines (including laxatives and headache medicine), high dosages of some vitamins (vitamin A, D, Beta Carotene, niacin), garlic, caffeine, nicotine, and recreational drugs. Salt and other minerals are needful for adequate current flow in the bloodstream though. It's advisable to use sea salt every meal. Salt is an essential nutrient and is especially needed by the adrenal glands for normal functioning. Sea salt used in moderation does not cause high blood pressure.

How do I know the devices are working for me? Unless you have considerable immune dysfunction you will get varying degrees of cleansing reactions such as headaches, stiff joints, nausea, sleepiness, weakness, foggy thinking, and dulled speech. Blood cell lysis and the immune system chemically attacking disabled viruses and bacteria causes the cleansing reactions. The intensity of the cleansing reactions is controllable by the length of time that you daily use the device. Longer usage time equals more cleansing reactions. Users limit the time according to how they feel the next day.

Do these devices disable the good bacteria in the intestines as well as the bad? The Blood Electrifier can disable the good bacteria if the pad electrodes are placed front/back or side-to-side of the intestinal area. The Magnetic Pulser (not the OMF Generator) does not disable or kill microbes. It is advisable that one take a good (expensive) Acidophilus supplement for one month after stopping use of the Blood Electrifier if it was used on the abdominal area.

Is there any good bacteria in the body except in the intestines that I should be worried about killing? Not that I know of.

How important is the Magnetic Pulser? If you have had a systemic infection for many years then it is best to use both the blood electrification unit and a Magnetic Pulser. The Pulser is necessary to stimulate lymph flow so that the microbe-destroying immune cells will have an unimpeded flow from the lymph system to the bloodstream. Keep in mind that blood electrification only stops virus reproduction and that it's the immune cells that kill them. Also if there are any stray viruses in the peripheral veins of the lymph system the increased circulation helps move them to the main lymph nodes so they can be destroyed by immune cells there. 

How important is it to continue treatment (blood electrification and magnetic pulsing) once it is started? Very important. Once electrical treatment is stopped (before microbes are all eliminated) then the microbes reproduce at a faster rate than phagocytic white blood cells (neutrophils, monocytes) can be resupplied into the blood to destroy them. This imbalance is in favor of the infecting microbe.

Why is it recommended that the negative side of the Pulsers coil be placed against the body when pulsing? The negative (-) side is magnetic North (north pole of a magnet). Bio-Magnetics people say that north pole energy arrests bacteria and growths, controls inflammations, reduces congestion, calms nerves, reduces pain, slows down overactive organs, attracts oxygen, increases alkalinity, contracts tissue, controls bleeding, and dissolves fat. Magnetic south pole energy is said to help areas of poor circulation and to stimulate under active organs or glands. Unfortunately it also aids tumor and bacteria growth. The flat side of the coil that repels the north-seeking pointer of a compass is the "negative" side of the coil.

Are these devices safe to use on someone with electrical implants (such as a pacemaker)? A blood electrification unit delivers electric current into the bloodstream. This current, like all others follows the path of least resistance. Someone with a pacemaker should be extra careful though and only ploace the electrodes on both ankles or on one wrist. With them on both ankles the electricity flows up the two legs in the arteries and crosses over near the groin where the arteries connect together. When both electrodes are placed on the arteries of one wrist then the current makes a loop traveling along the arterial paths which are through the hand and also down the arm around where the elbow is and then back up to the wrist. So its effects basically don't extend past the elbow. As far as the Pulser goes, I wouldn't use it within 12" of any sensitive electrical implant. My tests with a secondary coil revealed no perceptible electromagnetic change at that distance from the coil of the Magnetic Pulser.

What does it mean if someone gets better using these devices but still doesn't feel totally healthy? It means that he/she has gotten rid of the source of the problem but not the results of the problem. The results may be a congested liver, weakened adrenals, mineral imbalances, low thyroid output, lessened acidophilus count in the intestines, weakened cardiovascular system, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, systemic Candida, hard to kill intestinal bacteria and parasites, and countless other nuisances. As a person corrects these remaining imbalances with the help of a Naturopath he/she will slowly regain his/her feeling of vitality. Also, even without other problems, sometimes it takes a while to recover as the immune system slowly replaces destroyed immune cells.

Is there anyone these devices can't help? Everyone is a carrier of multitudes of bacteria and viruses that these devices are said to help clear out. For instance, a book about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome states that 97% of adults carry the Epstein-Barr Virus. The immune system is constantly expending energy to keep bacteria and viruses from multiplying to harmful levels. If they were all eliminated then the body's energy could be redirected to avenues of healing and building instead of defense.

How do you explain why some people can do blood electrification without any good or bad effects? The electrification just keeps newly created viruses from entering other blood cells. That's stage one of the viral removal process. Stage two is if the immune system is working then the deactivated viruses are eaten or chemically dissolved and the person feels a 'cleansing reaction'. If it isn't working (such as in late stage AIDS or CFIDS) then the person is up a creek without a paddle unless they use certain herbal products that increase immunity.

What if someone uses 4hz 2 hours daily but still doesn't feel relief from a viral infection? I'd recommend they use it more hours a day. I once had a virus that I electrified for 2 hours a day for 3 months and it was still there until I used it for about 8 hours a day. The very next day I didn't feel the internal 'heat' I normally felt from my immune systems attack on this virus. 2 hours a day of 4hz is known to work for HIV and Epstein Barr, but there are many more types of viruses out there that may need much more treatment to get rid of. You have to experiment and find out what works for you.

If the Beck approach is so good why have we not seen more testimonials about the treatment and why has it not been popularized? This is a very good question. I helped a person get over AIDS but she wouldn't allow me to talk to her at all. (Her chiropractor was my go-between). I think people in general are ashamed of disease, especially sexually transmitted ones. Few people realize or care about the fact that their one healing testimony can lead the way for hundreds of others. So right now people have to enter the doorway of faith in order to try these products because there are so few testimonies and proof by lab tests. Maybe it's best that way also if this really is a gift from God. Who knows? I've stopped getting frustrated over it though. I know they work great though for anyone who uses them diligently.

Why didn't Beck make more accessible the clinical studies on the effects of blood electrification against AIDS? Beck did in fact bring a stack of patient reports with him to the lecture table. However, in the interest of lecture time constraints, he did not invite every person from the audience to come up to the stage to handle the papers. This would cause chaos for a 45 minute lecture. He always invited any medically credentialed practitioner to the table to see the studies and verify them for the audience. Another reason he was reluctant to talk up the studies is due to the fact that they rely for their interpretation upon the results of the Kerry Mullis PCR testing for viral fragments. Of course, Dr. Mullis himself now disavows the diagnostic value of PCR due to the problem of cross-reactivity for the PCR test with dozens of other viruses and DNA fragments, making the test almost useless. So Beck didn't really promote the studies too much, other than to say that the PCR counts were high and then were lowered for whatever significance that is. The bottom line is that the patients recovered and that's really Beck's message.

Are there customers who've had success with these devices that I can talk to personally? No. Nobody that leads a normal life wants to leave themselves open for strangers to call them at any hour of the day and take an average of 30 minutes on the phone asking them a myriad of questions which can all be answered on a web site anyway. When I first heard about people getting over chronic fatigue syndrome by using these devices I too had some skepticism but I had to overcome it and take the risk because I had everything to gain and only a couple hundred dollars to possibly lose. My life was trashed completely by this infirmity and I needed to do something. So I took the risk and was free of my disease in just 2 months after having suffered with it for 16 years. Shirley Maclain properly entitled her book about her personal spiritual growth "Out On A Limb" because that's where the fruit in life is; on the outskirts of the limbs where one has to take a risk to climb out there and pick them. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Life is full of possible risks and sometimes you fall and get hurt but the experts in life wisely choose their risks and enjoy such sweetness as a result of their choice and faith-filled venture into the unknown.

Click here for Part II of Questions & Answers

Explore More Magazine, issue 15, "Experimental In Vivo Blood Virus, Microbe, Fungi, and Parasite Elimination Device" by Robert C. Beck

Explore More Magazine, issue 16, "A Few Unique Plus Traditional Uses For Silver Colloid" by Robert C. Beck

Patent # 5139684 "Electrically conductive methods and systems for treatment of blood and/or other body fluids and/or synthetic fluids with electric forces" by Kaali and Schwolsky, 1992

Patent # 4683873 "Method and Device for treating living tissues and/or cells by means of pulsating electromagnetic fields" by Ruggero Cadossi and Donata Marazzi, 1987

Patent # 5091152 "Aparatus for electrically destroying targeted organisms in fluids" by Tim L. Thomas Sr., 1992

Patent # 4665898 "Malignancy treatment by pulsed magnetic field" by Jonathan L. Costa and Gunter A. Hofmann, 1987