By Julie Nichols – Just to let you know, this article came out of some research I did for an ELEMENT Elite user. It’s typical of the depth of research I do for users, but this subject touches so many people I felt publishing the information as an article was appropriate.
Having a strong, well-functioning immune system will help you ward off, or overcome disease. Understanding the immune system and how it works will allow you to enhance it, build or rebuild it, and create the foundation for continued work on other issues you are dealing with. So, let’s take a closer and comprehensive look at the immune system.
Most people don’t realize it, but the immune system really has two parts:
- The first part is an innate immune system that you are born with and is a prerequisite and foundation for building the second part.
- The second part is the adaptive immune system, which you build upon that foundation over time when your body is exposed to microbes or chemicals released by microbes.
The immune system is spread throughout the body and involves many types of cells, organs, proteins, and tissues. Crucially, it can distinguish our tissue from foreign tissue — self from non-self. Dead and faulty cells are also recognized and cleared away by the immune system.
Here are the major areas in the body where the immune system resides:
Adenoids. Two glands located at the back of the nasal passage.
Bone marrow. The soft, spongy tissue found in bone cavities.
Lymph nodes. Small organs shaped like beans, which are located throughout the body and connect via the lymphatic vessels.
Lymphatic vessels. A network of channels throughout the body that carries lymphocytes to the lymphoid organs and bloodstream.
Peyer’s patches. Lymphoid tissue in the small intestine.
Spleen. A fist-sized organ located in the abdominal cavity.
Thymus. Two lobes that join in front of the trachea behind the breastbone.
Tonsils. Two oval masses in the back of the throat.
In more detail…
White blood cells are also called leukocytes. They circulate in the body in blood vessels and the lymphatic vessels that parallel the veins and arteries.
White blood cells are on constant patrol and looking for pathogens. When they find a target, they begin to multiply and send signals out to other cell types to do the same.
Our white blood cells are stored in different places in the body, which are referred to as lymphoid organs. These include the following:
Thymus — The thymus is a specialized primary lymphoid organ of the immune system. Within the thymus, Thymus cell lymphocytes or T cells mature. T cells are critical to the adaptive immune system, where the body adapts specifically to foreign invaders.
Spleen — Similar in structure to a large lymph node, the spleen acts primarily as a blood filter and plays an important role in regard to red blood cells and the immune system. It removes old red blood cells and holds a reserve of blood–which can be valuable in case of hemorrhagic shock–and also recycles iron.
Bone marrow — the primary site of new blood cell production or hematopoiesis. It is composed of hematopoietic cells, marrow adipose tissue, and supportive stromal cells. In adults, bone marrow is primarily located in the ribs, vertebrae, sternum, and bones of the pelvis. Bone marrow comprises approximately 5% of total body mass in healthy adults.
Lymph nodes — the major sites of lymphocytes that include B and T cells. Lymph nodes are important for the proper functioning of the immune system, acting as filters for foreign particles including cancer cells, but have no detoxification function.
There are two main types of leukocyte:
These cells surround and absorb pathogens and break them down, effectively eating them. There are several types, including:
Neutrophils — (also known as neutrocytes or heterophils) are the most abundant type of granulocytes and make up 40% to 70% of all white blood cells in humans. They form an essential part of the innate immune system. They are formed from stem cells in the bone marrow and differentiated into subpopulations of neutrophil-killers and neutrophil-cagers. They are short-lived and highly motile, or mobile, as they can enter parts of tissue where other cells/molecules cannot.
Monocytes — the largest type of leukocyte and can differentiate into macrophages and myeloid lineage dendritic cells. As a part of the vertebrate innate immune system monocytes also influence the process of adaptive immunity.
Macrophages — a type of white blood cell of the immune system that engulfs and digests cellular debris, foreign substances, microbes, cancer cells, and anything else that does not have the type of proteins specific to healthy body cells on its surface in a process called phagocytosis.
Mast cells — although best known for their role in allergy and anaphylaxis, mast cells play an important protective role as well, being intimately involved in wound healing, angiogenesis, immune tolerance, defense against pathogens, and vascular permeability in brain tumors.
Lymphocytes help the body to remember previous invaders and recognize them if they come back to attack again.
Lymphocytes begin their life in bone marrow. Some stay in the marrow and develop into B lymphocytes (B cells), others head to the thymus and become T lymphocytes (T cells). These two cell types have different roles:
B lymphocytes — produces antibodies and help alert the T lymphocytes.
T lymphocytes — destroys compromised cells in the body and help alert other leukocytes.
How an immune response works
B lymphocytes secrete antibodies that lock onto antigens.
The immune system needs to be able to tell self from non-self. It does this by detecting proteins that are found on the surface of all cells. It learns to ignore its own, or self, proteins at an early stage.
An antigen is any substance that can spark an immune response.
In many cases, an antigen is a bacterium, fungus, virus, toxin, or foreign body. But it can also be one of our own cells that is faulty or dead. Initially, a range of cell types work together to recognize the antigen as an invader.
The role of B lymphocytes
Once B lymphocytes spot the antigen, they begin to secrete antibodies (antigen is short for “antibody generators”). Antibodies are special proteins that lock on to specific antigens.
Each B cell makes one specific antibody. For instance, one might make an antibody against the bacteria that cause pneumonia, and another might recognize the common cold virus.
Antibodies are part of a large family of chemicals called immunoglobulins, which play many roles in the immune response:
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) — marks microbes so other cells can recognize and deal with them.
IgM — is expert at killing bacteria.
IgA — congregates in fluids, such as tears and saliva, where it protects gateways into the body.
IgE — protects against parasites and is also to blame for allergies.
IgD — stays bound to B lymphocytes, helping them to start the immune response.
Antibodies lock onto the antigen, but they do not kill it, only mark it for death. The killing is the job of other cells, such as phagocytes.
There are distinct types of T lymphocytes, each having a role:
Helper T cells (Th cells) — they coordinate the immune response. Some communicate with other cells, and some stimulate B cells to produce more antibodies. Others attract more T cells or cell-eating phagocytes.
Killer T cells (cytotoxic T lymphocytes) — as the name suggests, these T cells attack other cells. They are particularly useful for fighting viruses. They work by recognizing small parts of the virus on the outside of infected cells and destroy the infected cells.
Because of the importance of free-flowing cells in PEMF or Plasma (aka true Rife) it is important to run circulation frequencies first. It’s even more important to be well hydrated. Some beneficial spices and herbs to use are garlic, ginger, rosemary, oregano, thyme, cinnamon and turmeric. Good quality liposomal or Esther vitamin c, vitamin b complex and vitamin d (especially if you are low in those last two), and critical minerals like zinc and magnesium. Milk thistle can help with elimination, and elderberry is good for immune support. Good sleep is really important, so if you are not sleeping well you should run insomnia right after circulation, before immune frequencies. Your immune system likes it when you get exercise, rebounding is valuable. If you have pain issues and can’t do regular exercise look into the program Sit To Be Fit.
Immune system frequencies should not be run daily, they should be run every third or fourth day.
You will find that western medicine will tell you there is nothing you can really do aside from good sleep and exercise to benefit your immune system. But this is not taking into consideration that the organs of elimination need as much support as they can get through this process, so you want to consider what is best for your lymph system, in particular your spleen, thymus, liver, intestine and kidneys. You will always want to make sure that your bowels flow properly. There are frequencies available in FreX16, or the CAFL for this purpose.
The following is from Nenah Sylver’s book,
The Rife Handbook of Frequency Therapy and Holistic Health.
“Immune system function, to normalize/support.
There is a difference between stimulating immune function and regulating it. stimulating increases the number of immune cells and intensifies their activity. Regulating supports immune cells so they behave as they should, if the immune response is hyperactive or hypervigilant, the treatment will soothe it (slow it down), and if the immune response is hypoactive or sluggish, that same treatment will make it work harder (speed it up). This distinction is important because someone with an autoimmune disorder whose immune function is already in overdrive… will become worse if the immune cells are stimulated. In such a case, it is desirable to normalize (rather than stimulate) the system. Normalizing calms hyperactivity and boosts hypoactivity. This is why it’s so important to distinguish between the two forms of therapy. Unfortunately, people sometimes use the term “boost” regarding immune function when what they really mean is “regulate”. (Incidentally, there are only a handful of herbs that regulate- calm hyperactivity and boost hypoactivity. They are known as adaptogenic herbs).”
Here’s a link to a website that gives more details about adaptogenic herbs:
Another thing that she recommends is transfer factor powder.
“Transfer Factor. Transfer factors are the tiny immunity molecules found in the colostrum of a nursing mammal for only a couple of days before the actual milk flows. The typical immune response works in the following way. First, properly working immune cells identify the pathogen as a threat. Next, they devitalize and eliminate the pathogen. Finally, they remember the pathogen so it can be abolished in the future. Transfer factor molecules are part of the immune response. By transferring information from cell to cell, transfer factors teach new cells, creating a strong immune system that can withstand infectious diseases. This is why medical studies show that babies who nurse have much better lifetime protection from infection and disease than those who do not nurse.”
If you’re interested in learning about colostrum (a rich fluid of transfer factors that support and encourage the immune response) the following link is interesting…
Dr. Sylver also says a major weakener of the body’s immune function is toxins, and to see the many entries (in her book) under Chemical poisoning / Detoxification as well as frequencies under the lymphatic system.
Note: if you have Lyme disease you have to be very careful stimulating your immune system as it can cause a Herxheimer reaction.
Here’s a link for more information:
As I go through the frequencies below, I cite what list they come from. Here are the abbreviations used:
CAFL – Consolidated, Annotated Frequency List
BS – Bruce Stenulson
XTRA – frequencies added after the creation of the CAFL
PROV – most proven to be effective
UFL – Universal Frequency List
ETDFL – Electro Therapy Device Frequency List
DPNFL – Dr. Paul Nogier Frequency List
VGFL – Van Gelder Frequency List
DHEFL – (David Halliday’s Experimental Frequencies List)
It should be noted that the frequency lists don’t indicate the amount of time for each frequency. Almost all lists, FreX16, and my other sources say 5 minutes per frequency. My years of study on the subject gives me the feeling they are all defaulting to a “safe” bet. My personal experience in running other PEMF frequency sets, such as blood circulation, neuropathy, sciatica, and others even just 1 minute per frequency yields very good results. Pathogens, of course are a completely different arena, and should be considered on a case-by-case basis. Just remember, we are all pioneers working with PEMF and we all learn from people trying different things and reporting back to the community at large. So, it’s up to you, play it safe and run 5 minutes per frequency (unless otherwise noted in the lists below), or experiment. If you find good results with less than 5 minutes per frequency, you will be able to get more done in less time in the long run.
Immune system stimulation 1 (CAFL)
Immune system stimulation 2 (CAFL)
Tainio sweep (CAFL)
Possibly stimulates the immune system.
Sweep from 42Hz to 72Hz in small intervals of not more than 1Hz.
Immune system, stimulating (BS)
Immune system, stimulates white blood cell production (BS)
Immune system, to improve (XTRA)
Immune system stabilization (XTRA)
Immune system stimulation (XTRA)
Immune system stimulation (XTRA)
Immune system stimulation (PROV)
Run a minimum of five times.
Immune system support (based on the research of Dr. G. J. Schummer, M. Crane, and L. Wong)
(This is 35 minutes of low frequencies so one needs to be careful of warming up the coils. You could either disperse these frequencies amongst the higher numbers or turn the volume down very low. The ELEMENT Elite automatically reduces the volume for frequencies in this range, so overheating is not so much of a concern.)
Immune system (VGFL)
Cell vitality – Regenerating (DPNFL)
Immune system disease (ETDFL)
Use the harmonic (when listed) for audio type PEMF machines
0.68 ×11= 7.48 (harmonic)
0.81 ×11= 8.91 (harmonic)
Immune system stimulation (UFL)
16,000 ÷ 11 = 1454.54 (harmonic)
Recommendations for normalizing immune system (Dr. Sylver)
From her book, “Although the available literature does not distinguish which frequencies regulate immune function versus which frequencies stimulate, there are decades of reports from R.I.F.E. users. It appears that the following frequencies do not disrupt (dysregulate) immune function. Most of the frequencies disable microbes, and some of them help to normalize tissue by adding needed voltage to the cells. As with all treatment, if you have an ongoing negative reaction to a frequency, discontinue using it.”
835 (also in BS)
20 (a supportive frequency)
She also recommends doing a sweep between 1850 and 2400.
If you have never done a sweep, I have a document that I will be posting about how to do them in FreX16, or see our recently published article.
Brain Comprehensive Balance (DHEFL)
These are listed under immune system, although he calls them by other names that impact the immune system. Please notice these frequencies are all well above the usable range for audio based PEMF. They can be used as they are for plasma systems, but you will need to divide by 11 to find the next harmonic lower (rounded to four places past the decimal) and use that number for audio based PEMF systems like the ELEMENT Elite.
“Normalize and Improve Functionality / Remove Abnormal Functionality / Remove Abnormal Chemical Toxicities / Remove Unwanted Fluid Pressure / Balance and Correct Brain and Immune System Synchronicity / Balance and Correct Brain Cortex / Improve Memory / Balance and Correct Right and Left Brain / Reduce Inflammation / Remove Confusion / Hypothalamus Normalize / Remove Unwanted Bacteria / Balance and Correct Pituitary Functionality / Remove Unwanted Viruses / Remove Gamma Rays / Balance and Correct MTHFR / Normalize Brain Signaling / Normalize Brain Cell Functionality / Balance and Correct Cerebellum Functionality / Balance and Correct Cerebrospinal Fluid / Balance and Correct Cerebrum Functionality / Balance and Correct Neurotrophic Factor / Brain Balance and Correction General / Brain Right and Left Hemisphere Correction and Balance.
You may need to only run this program once (or possibly twice).
Please report back. Good luck. The below frequencies are experimental. Feedback is always welcome.”
70172, 64999, 58180, 81205, 50344, 73592, 61998, 45297, 48351, 54933, 55865, 47391, 68752, 55634, 43255, 76195, 51239, 56372, 87115, 86640, 73434, 86308, 79976, 55833,
62108, 55133, 49751, 33892, 62083, 52723, 80524, 47199, 64999, 58180, 81205, 73592,
54933, 75654, 86198, 87787, 62458, 75696, 54791, 75936, 40424, 65945, 61992, 52721, 68530, 55569, 47119, 87395, 62564, 69672, 81805, 81748, 39448, 43808, 52647, 69106, 75996, 81581, 45469, 87940, 69728, 40289, 78207, 80663, 81200, 61192, 54930, 54886, 69773, 82394, 84590, 78272, 75894, 63332, 40353, 59842, 43858
Chromosome and hormonal balance (DHEFL)
“You need only run this program once (or possibly twice).
If you have an Auto-Immune System problem be aware that this experimental Frequency Set includes Thyroid type correction frequencies which may need to be considered before using. Please report back. Good luck. The frequencies are experimental. Feedback is always welcome.”
72977, 65710, 69604, 67133, 64005, 77439, 86667, 86864, 58579, 65801, 72274, 72237, 75829, 70411, 72028, 66611, 82121, 70487, 56452, 76406, 68910, 59671, 75188, 75722, 68980, 85973, 69482, 75660, 81662, 87132, 62389, 63127, 78025, 78790, 81485, 70297, 51890, 84815, 48743, 69541, 55423, 69859, 84458, 86167, 60570, 76377, 56591, 52972, 73204, 51967, 52040, 69256, 35676, 74493, 47414, 48299, 60255, 70379, 59580, 69123, 80280, 74003, 49366, 53537, 62805, 66546, 87783, 82174, 45620, 68385, 69163, 81890, 69861, 87808, 81547, 55585, 70224, 75779, 69605, 74047, 81490, 39576, 56303, 69853, 69597, 75642, 69533, 63127, 68903, 69597, 86143, 48162, 75118, 54991, 75428, 74692, 7470
Endocrine, lymph, thyroid and adrenal system (DHEFL)
69767, 81771, 82372, 75871, 47119, 51746, 61192, 54930, 54886, 51806, 80645, 75659, 69276, 69886, 60523, 64010, 60749, 87837, 75004, 82412, 66487, 75250, 69604, 86459, 76014, 74566, 69577, 74535, 73883, 56382, 70167, 72714, 74468, 76448, 78200, 79822, 81662, 83917, 58573, 65801, 72274, 72237, 75829, 70411, 80592, 74868, 56368, 62605, 69552, 74463, 79364, 86584, 69605, 87072, 44855, 86151, 32778, 78049, 63937, 66487, 75250, 81547, 69585, 63125, 75691, 69533, 69539, 81144, 74551, 69597, 69911, 75773, 75715, 81095, 76014, 74566, 53465, 75715, 62644, 68657, 58166, 69597, 78079, 53667, 53395, 73415, 74884, 56047, 55656, 86800, 81662, 81719, 69232, 73415, 47933, 75722, 80971, 81609, 82116, 82608, 83245, 84365, 85038, 85427, 86029, 86529, 87067, 87786, 6923