New PEMF Users Cautions

Before you actively use your PEMF device, you ought to first look at some of the contraindications. People who should not use PEMF include pregnant women and people with pacemakers. For a full list of contraindications, see Dr Pawluk’s PEMF Contraindications.

And a gentle reminder: I make no claims about PEMF may do for you. Many people have found PEMF useful for them, though PEMF does not work for everyone. Some people are too sensitive to use PEMF, those who are adversely affected by electrosmog and have extreme EMF sensitivities. On the other hand, low frequencies like the Schumann resonance enhance some people’s health because electrosmog pollution makes the earth’s natural frequencies unavailable to most people who spend a lot of time indoors.

The makers of the electromagnetic coils warn people not to use the coils on the head. When the coil is directly against your skin, you are getting over 100 milligauss or more of magnetic energy entering your body. The maximum strength of magnetic field that is safe for long term exposure varies from different standards agencies. Some say 10-20 milligauss is too high, others say 3 milligauss. For myself, when I sleep, I like 0.5 milligauss or less. This means my head has a pillow between it and the coils. But I have had a lot of time to build up to this, for a beginner this may be too much. If you are using the PEMF for sleep enhancement, and you are feeling agitated by the coils, either turn down the volume on your music player or place the coils further away from your head. It may be that for some sensitive people, they need to place the coils under their mattress. The frequencies I use for sleep is the Delta Wave frequencies found in the Brain Waves series.

The Rife Frequencies

In the previous post you learned how to create your own frequency set. Looking up frequencies in a list on the internet and hand typing them into a tool can be quite cumbersome. For this reason, you can now search the Consolidated Annotated Frequency List (CAFL), the Brainwave Frequency List (BFL), the Hulda Clark Frequency List (HCL), and the Bruce Stenulson Frequency List (BSL) with an online tool and click on the results to automatically fill in the Create Rife Frequency Set tool.

The CAFL has many frequency sets for chronic and serious diseases. If you have a chronic and serious disease, I highly recommend you check out Spooky2, a richly featured Rife solution that is quite inexpensive (under $200, possible to get under $100 if you buy the older hardware and make your own remote transmission device). PEMF is great for relaxation, getting better sleep, altering your mental state, and stimulating cellular activity, but it is the beyond the scope of low-powered low-frequency PEMF to heal chronic diseases and conditions (there are high-powered high-frequency PEMF solution that do heal chronic conditions, but none of them are as inexpensive and easy to use as Spooky2).

When I first came up with the idea to make my own DIY PEMF device, I did not have any experience with Rife. In searching the internet for other DIY solutions, I came across Spooky2, and became so enthralled with Spooky2 that I set down working on this website and the research for this website for some time. And during this time I’ve used Spooky2 to heal aches and pains, as well has helping friends with their illnesses and chronic conditions.

The Brainwave Frequency List has a bunch of fun frequencies that may or may not work for you. There are frequencies to alter your mood, your emotions, your chakras, your mental and cognitive state.

The Hulda Clark Frequency List contains frequencies to kill parasites: bacteria, viruses, protozoa, amoeba, worms and flukes.

The Bruce Stenulson Frequency List has frequencies to normalize and stimulate various organs and functions in the body.

On the Search Frequency Database tool, there is only one field called Search and a Search Button. Here is a screenshot


If the Search text field contains multiple words, then for an entry to match, it must contain all the words in the Search field. So for example, if you search for true love, this will match an entry that contains true for love,or one that contains love is true, or true love. If you only want to match true love, put double quotes around the words, i.e. “true love”.

Once you find a result that might work for you, click on the Title link of the result, and you will be taken to the Create Rife Frequency Set tool. Fill in any of the optional fields in the tool and then click Create Set. If one or more of the frequencies are higher than 2400, you can click the Fix Frequencies button to correct any high frequency.

I discovered the CAFL, BFL, HCL, and BSL from the Electroherbalism website. The BFL originally came from the LunarSight website. In the description of the BFL entries are references, say like [TOS] or [DW], described in this bibliography.

Create a Frequency Set

You may want to use your PEMF device with multiple frequencies in a single audio file. Using the instructions on this page, you can create a frequency set audio file. The frequencies you choose may come from the Consolidated Annotated Frequency List (CAFL) or some other Rife frequency set.

Using the headache example given in an earlier post, we have the following frequencies:

Headaches - 144, 160, 1.2, 520, 10, 10000, 304

Like the earlier Create A Custom Frequency, you also need to know what kind of audio you desire: MP3, Apple Lossless (ALAC), or Free Lossless (FLAC). There are some other optional fields in the online tool that are useful when create your own custom audio file. Here is a screenshot of the Create Rife Frequency Set tool:

Here are their definitions of the fields in the tool:

  • Frequencies is a comma separated list of frequencies that are in your frequency set. For the headache example above, the entry would be (note that I’ve removed the space between the numbers):

    Each frequency can specify the time in seconds it is supposed to play, and each frequency can possibly have a different play time. If you don’t specify a specify play time, the play time defaults to the Dwell setting described below. Here is an example:


    In this example, 144 plays for 360 seconds, and 520 plays for 60 seconds, and the rest of the frequencies play for the time specified in the Dwell field.
    You can also specify a frequency sweep. A frequency sweep has 2 numbers separated by a hyphen. The first number is the starting frequency, and the second number is the ending frequency. Here is an example:


    In this example, there are two sweeps. The first one starts at 160 and ends at 180, and it does this over the default Dwell time. The second sweep starts at 520 and ends at 555, and it does this over 60 seconds.

  • Wave Form is the wave form to use in creating the audio file. Pulse is the default wave, the least intense in term of magnetic power, but others are available for your experimentation. Pulse is a 5% duty positive offset only square wave. All other waves beside pulse are positive and negative offset. The next least intense wave is the Lilly wave. The other waves are sawtooth, reverse sawtooth, triangle, and sine.
  • Audio Format is the desired format of your audio file. For Apple and iOS products (iPod, iPhone, iPad), choose Apple Lossless (ALAC). For open source music players, like Android 3.1+ and Rockbox, or commercial players like RIM Blackberry, Cowon, Creative Zen, HiFiMAN, Sansa Clip family, TrekStor, iRiver, Archos, and Latte, choose Free Lossless (FLAC). If your music player cannot handle the other lossless formats, choose MP3, which is a lossy format. The ALAC and FLAC formats will offer no distortion and smaller download size, while the MP3 files are distorted because of the lossy compression.
  • Sample Rate is the sample rate used for your audio file. For MP3 files, the maximum sample rate is 48 KHz. For ALAC files, the maximum sample rate is 384 KHz, and for  FLAC files the maximum sample rate is 576 KHz.
  • Dwell is the time in seconds that each frequency that does have a time specifier will play. If you leave Dwell empty, the play time will default to 180 seconds for each frequency that doesn’t have a time specified.
  • Album Name is useful to help organize your  files. In the music world, this field specifies a song’s album name. For our purposes, this allows us to group our audio file by functionality or common property.
  • Track Name is the printed name of the song on your music player’s user interface. For musical audio files, this is the name of the song.
  • Track Number is the numeric value used by music players to order the songs in an album. For our purposes, its best to start at 1, and increment for each new song you add to the album.

Once you have the frequencies you want, and perhaps the optional fields, click the following link: Create Rife Frequency Set. Fill in the form values on this page and click the Create Set button. If there are no errors in the form, in a moment a new zip compressed audio file will download to your computer. Take this zip compressed file, decompress it (this functionality is standard for Windows and MacOS), and then download it to your music player to enjoy the new frequency.

If your frequency you want to use is greater than the maximum frequency supported by your audio file format, you can click the Fix Frequency button to get an octal subharmonic of your frequency that is in the valid range. The software divides the  frequency by 2 until the value is less than or equal to the maximum supported frequency.

[June 17, 2014 Update] Documented new Wave Form radio button.

[Aug 11, 2019 Update] Documented new Sample Rate radio button. The FLAC file format supports the highest frequencies, then the ALAC format, and the MP3 has the lowest maximum frequency support. For Sine and Lilly waves, 20 samples per cycle are needed. For Triangle wave, 8. For Pulse, Sawtooth, and Reverse Sawtooth waves, 4. For Square wave, 2.