This is not exactly what you are asking for, but it's relevant:
In the New York Times lately, many pieces about chronic Lyme have been published by long-time NYT journalist Ross Douthat, as he has dealt with chronic Lyme for years. He talks about using rife in the latest one. He was skeptical of it at first, like many alternative treatment modalities, but as conventional treatments failed to give him the degree of progress he wanted, he describes himself as becoming more open-minded, willing to try things that seemed strange to him at first, including rife - which he said worked.
I don't know if anyone has ever found funding for quality studies on rife. I'd be curious to see them, if so! In the alternative medicine milieu, I rarely expect to find the sort of research one might find for a pharmaceutical product, just because the major medical journals and funding sources have no interest in products that won't make them lots of money and/or uphold the medical establishment status quo.
I suspect that if somehow rife were suddenly very well-regarded with extensive double-blind, placebo-controlled studies published in the prestigious journals, then we'd have to go to specialists to get treatments, we could not buy and use machines ourselves anymore, building machines that aren't FDA-approved would be illegal, and we'd have to pay a great deal for appointments, plus insurance companies would determine which frequencies would be right for us based on CDC-sanctioned testing....
Anyway, I just generally doubt we'll find much more than the theoretical underpinnings to support most alternative medicine treatments, as we try to decide which science experiments to try on our bodies. That said, I'm all for trying rife. I did one treatment for Babesia and herxed like crazy (with Babesia symptoms, including Babesia symptoms I'd never had before) so I have no doubt that it works to kill microbes. In fact, it worked too well for me, and the herx was too destabilizing for me to try it again!
I like PEMF but it will not work well for people who are electrically-sensitive.
thanks Sara - fair points
and i can see what it would be an expensive trial to do double blind placebo controlled human trials - certainly
but petri dish stuff proving electro magnetic waves kill spirochetes should be easy enough to do and for others to replicate - so it wouldn't seem to be too much to expect to see some decent research at this level?