by Bob Bridges
Sweeps seem to be the latest buzzword in the arena of frequency therapy. Most of the time it comes from machine sellers touting their machine’s ability to do them as a way to sell more machines. They always talk about how well their machine does sweeps, as if this is a routine way frequency therapy should be applied, but they never talk about how rarely sweeps should actually be used. There are only a couple circumstances where a sweep is appropriate.
So, what is a “sweep”?
A sweep is a transition across a short range of frequencies, usually one to two Hertz on either side of the theoretical target frequency, in order to spend at least some time on a very precise, but yet unknown, particular frequency within the range. Sweeps are very time consuming considering the short amount of time spent on the exact frequency relative to the time spent going through the entire sweep range, although it’s still better than not hitting that exact frequency at all.
Two circumstances where sweeps are appropriate:
- Researchers have closed in on a frequency for something but have not yet discovered the precise frequency. They know it’s within a range of a few Hertz but have not nailed down the frequency exactly. Until further research is done, it’s better to sweep through this small range of frequencies so you hit the correct one for a portion of the session rather than stay on one frequency that may be ineffectual.
- It’s thought that under some circumstances, maybe due to environment, particular body structure, or pathogen variants, the actual frequency is slightly different from the theoretical frequency. In such situations, running the theoretical frequency may be somewhat effective but doing a sweep will be more so because it will hit the precise very effectual frequency rather than a close but not quite as effectual frequency.
Be careful to use a sweep only when it is appropriate. When used inappropriately, it is a huge waste of time. For example, if a frequency is well known, say 602Hz., but instead you run a sweep between 600Hz. and 604Hz. at .5Hz steps for one minute per step. This means you are spending one minute on 600Hz., then one minute on 600.5Hz, one minute on 601Hz, etc. By the end of the session, you will have spent one minute on the actual known effectual frequency, 602Hz, and eight minutes on ineffectual frequencies! At worst, doing a sweep causes you to spend less than the proper amount of time on the precise needed frequency. In the example above, the time spent would be 9 minutes. Say you don’t have 9 minutes to spend doing the sweep, so you run it in 4-1/2 minutes. This means you are running the effectual frequency for on 30 seconds when it really needed to be run for at least a full minute, and could have been run for 4-1/2 minutes had you not done the sweep.