MWO: A Brief History
Lakhovsky was born in Russia in 1869. After graduating from an engineering
college in Odessa, he emigrated to France in 1894. There he attended
lectures in physics at the Sorbonne University, as well as studied
anatomy at the Medical Faculty of the University of Paris.
the next several years, he was involved in an investigation of a
railroad accident. His analysis of what caused the accident allowed
him to design some significantly improved equipment for that application.
This equipment sold very well, and from that point on, his financial
situation was stable enough to sustain his research.
1911, he became seriously ill. Doctors, at the time, gave him a grave
prognosis with a slim chance of recovery. Instead of convalescing
quietly, Lakhovsky totally immersed himself in his work. His interests
were in both Biology and the emerging field of Radio Electronics.
He early noticed that cells had physical structures in their nucleuses
that looked like tiny electronic components.
his illness slowly abated, he became convinced that all living cells
behaved like short-wave electromagnetic oscillators, and that they
could both send and receive signals of extremely short wave-lengths.
From these early beginnings, he developed a very sophisticated Theory
of Cellular Oscillation.
proposed, and later demonstrated, that cells, nuclei, chromosomes,
and even smaller filamentary structures in the cells, all vibrate
electrically under the stimulation of electromagnetic waves of the
proper wavelength. He went on to show that waves of this kind are
abundantly found in Nature and can be detected coming from outer
space, the atmosphere, and coming up out of the ground. He came to
the conclusion that it was these naturally occurring radiations of
extremely short wavelength that kept our cells vibrating, and by
inference, kept our cells alive.
an article titled Radiations
and Waves, published in 1941, Lakhovsky states: "I have
shown in my books, The Secret of Life and especially in The
Earth and Ourselves, that every living cell draws its oscillatory
energy from the field of secondary radiations resulting from the
ionization of the geological substances of the earth by cosmic radiations."
other words, Lakhovsky discovered that there is a source of extremely
high frequency energy coming to the earth from outer space, and that
this radiation enters the earth and interacts with the rock formations
below and then is re-radiated back up out of the ground in the frequency
range that our cells are sensitive to and draw energy from. This
is one of the most important discoveries ever made in the field of
Biology, and yet the public remains almost completely ignorant of
believed that anything that disrupted the cell's ability to draw
from this natural energy source would eventually cause disease. In
the case of Human Health, these causes included any changes to the
cosmic, telluric, or atmospheric waves, demineralization of the cellular
structures, or physical traumas that damaged the protoplasm or nucleus
of the cells. Health problems arose from demineralization because
it changed the electrical properties of the cells, and hence, their
ability to oscillate properly.
was especially interested in studying health disturbances caused
by changes in the energy waves emitted by the earth. He states: "But
certain natural radiations are particularly toxic, especially those
originating in geologically-induced geopathic zones. Many cancer
cases have been attributed to these toxic radiations which have been
proven experimentally, notably in Germany by Dr. Rambeau of Marburg.
Therefore, earth radiations sometimes cause disturbance of the cellular
oscillatory equilibrium of the organism."
Radio Cellular Oscillator
establishing that all living cells functioned as electromagnetic
oscillators and that disease is caused by any disruption of these
cellular oscillations, Lakhovsky decided that it might be possible
to treat disease, not by killing microbes, but by re-establishing
cellular oscillatory equilibrium. He states: "To re-establish
this equilibrium, I thought of creating, in 1923, a constant compensating
field of very short radiations to neutralize the action of the disturbing
rays, and give the living cell the necessary stimulation for a return
to its normal oscillation."
January of 1924, Lakhovsky had built his first prototype device,
an oscillator made from two vacuum triodes, designed to produce square-waves
at 150 Mhz. The output of the machine was an electromagnetic field
that produced 2 to 10 meter wavelengths. With it he successfully
treated cancer in both plants and humans. In December of 1924, Lakhovsky
ran another astounding experiment. He replaced his short wave oscillator
with a passive oscillating circuit. This one-turn, copper wire loop
antenna, without any artificial excitation, was found to be equally
effective at curing geraniums that had been inoculated with cancer.
In 1925, Lakhovsky published an article titled Curing
Cancer with Ultra Radio Frequencies in Radio News. At the
end of this article, he states: "In conclusion I wish to call
the attention of the reader to the fact that I have obtained very
conclusive results not only with a wavelength of two meters, but
with longer and shorter wavelengths. The main thing is to produce
the greatest number of harmonics possible." Remarkably, to produce
these results, these early Radio Cellular Oscillators used very low
power, consuming no more than 10 or 12 watts.
method of the Radio Cellular Oscillator was to provide each cell
with its own, natural vibrational frequencies, and to add energy
to the cell by a process of resonance. Once cell resonance was fully
established at the power level of the device, the treatment was essentially
over since longer treatment times could not create any further benefit.
1928, Lakhovsky's published reports had created considerable interest
in his methods. Many experimenters were building machines to produce
short wave radiations, but many of them were experimenting at much
higher power levels. Lakhovsky became concerned that these devices
could produce strong thermal effects inside cells, and even "burn
out" small filament structures in the cells the way a light
bulb filament can be burned out if given too much electricity. Remarkably,
these discoveries lead to the development of the Diathermy machines
which are still available today.
completely rejected this path as both ineffective and dangerous.
His own experiments suggested that he might get even better results
if he simply added more and higher frequencies, but not necessarily
more power. For Lakhovsky, thermal effects in the cells were to be
avoided at all costs.
the ability of his vacuum triode circuitry to produce higher frequencies
was near its limit. To accomplish this task, he needed to rethink
the circuit completely. In so doing, Lakhovsky also came up with
a completely new method of use.
1929, Lakhovsky finally published his greatest work: The Secret
of Life. Originally written in French, this book was quickly
translated into German, Italian, and Spanish. The English translation
did not appear until 1939. This book had been in the works for years
and its data and conclusions were all based on his experiments with
the passive oscillating circuits and the Radio Cellular Oscillator.
Multiple Wave Oscillator
the beginning of 1930, Lakhovsky was experimenting again. After a
great deal of research, he eventually settled on an electrostatic
field oscillator, operating from the discharge of a high voltage
capacitor across a spark-gap. It produced all of the frequencies
from 750 kHz up to 3 gHz, with harmonics up to the infrared range.
Unlike the Radio Cellular Oscillator that produced continuous, or
"undamped" waves, the new Multiple Wave Oscillator produced
periodic impulses, or "damped "waves. Upon the discharge
of the capacitor, a very large impulse would be produced that would
then decay before the next one appeared. This allowed Lakhovsky to
produce, what he called, an "Oscillatory Shock" to the
cells without producing any thermal effects.
states: "After much research I was able to construct an apparatus
creating an electrostatic field covering all frequencies from 3 meters
to the infra-red, so that every cell can find its natural frequency
and vibrate in resonance."
1931, Lakhovsky filed for a US Patent on his new device, as well
as started field trials in a number of Paris Hospitals. Early test
results were remarkable. Lakhovsky says: "In all pathogenic
cases this treatment gives very good results. As it does not attack
the microbes directly, it does not destroy live tissue, but reinforces
the vitality of the organism by accelerating cellular oscillation."
The MWO patent issued in June, 1934. US
word spread quickly and soon MWOs were in use in France, Germany,
Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Within a few years, it became quite
clear what the MWO could do and what it could not do. Lakhovsky was
determined to bring his discoveries into the mainstream of western
medicine. In spite of the excellent results many Doctors were seeing,
still, only a small handful of Hospitals were willing to allow field
trials. During this period, he continued to refine the MWO circuitry
and build models for clinics and hospitals.
September 1939, France and Great Britain declared War on Germany.
Since Lakhovsky was openly against the Nazi's, this situation began
to interfere with his ability to collaborate with the many doctors
in Germany and Italy who supported his work. When Germany invaded
France in the Spring of 1940, Lakhovsky shut down his company, COLYSA,
and moved to New York City, in the United States. He had built and
delivered just 54 MWOs to doctors, clinics and hospitals in Europe
in 9 years.
in the USA, he only found the Presbyterian Hospitals of New York
interested in performing field trials with his MWO, and they also
reported excellent results. In the meantime, the US was getting pulled
into the War. By December, 1941, the US entered the War after the
Japanese bombed the US Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, in the Hawaiian
1942, shortly after the successful clinical trials, Lakhovsky was
struck by a passing car in New York City. He died three days later,
at the age of 73.
its greatest advocate gone, the idea of treating disease by enhancing
cell resonance faded rapidly. Paris was devastated after the War,
as were Italy and Germany. These had been Lakhovsky's primary centers
of research and clinical work. The United States was the only major
industrial power left in tact at the end of the War, but Lakhovsky's
clinical trials here were virtually unknown, and very few copies
of the English translation of his book The Secret of Life
had ever made it over from Great Britain.
1949, the British translator of The Secret of Life, Mark Clement,
published another book on Lakhovsky's work titled The
Waves That Heal, the New Science of Radiobiology. In it,
Clement recounts the basic theory of cell resonance and cites many
examples of successful clinical cases, while trying to reinvigorate
interest in Lakhovsky's work. But all of these efforts produced little
the 1950's, Lakhovsky's work remained all but dormant. Then, in November
of 1963, an article titled The Russian Lakhovsky Rejuvenation
Machine was published in the Round Robin journal of Borderland
Sciences Research Foundation by associate Bob Beck. Robert C. Beck,
D.Sc. had a Doctorate Degree in electrical engineering and electronics
and was very interested in alternative healing methods that worked.
In his article he reported that one of Lakhovsky's MWOs had been
acquired by fellow researcher Dr. L. O. Anderson. After a little
bit of repair work, they had the machine running perfectly. Beck
also reported a number of new examples of miraculous healings by
the machine that he had witnessed personally.
readership of the Round Robin was about 2000 people at the
time. Many of these people lived in California, but readership also
included "research associates" in 20 countries around the
world. At almost the same time, Lakhovsky's book The Secret of
Life and Clement's book The Waves That Heal were reprinted
by a small, alternative publisher named Health Research in Northern
California, to take advantage of the growing interest.
article caused nothing short of a firestorm of interest in the MWO
for the little alternative science group. For the next few years,
a growing number of articles and "letters to the Editor"
were published in the Round Robin. By the early 1970's, all
of these articles were collected into a small booklet titled The
Lakhovsky MWO and sold to "research associates" for
a few dollars.
Beck teamed up with other notables in the Southern California area,
including Ed Skilling and Ralph Bergstresser, to manufacture and
market his version of the MWO. By 1967, a number of practitioners
were convicted of "practicing medicine without a license"
in California while using these machines. This, along with the fact
that the unshielded output of Beck's units caused radio and television
interference for "hundreds of yards", including interference
on the Police Bands, eventually cooled interest in these machines
and drove the movement "underground".
emerged again in the 1980's, also due to the publication by Borderland
Sciences Research Foundation of their then expanded MWO Handbook.
In fact, The Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator Handbook,
or MWO Handbook for short, remained the primary source of information
on George Lakhovsky's work from 1973 until the 2009. Other minor
revivals of interest occurred in the early 1990's.
in the Next Section: Modern Developments
by Peter Lindemann, D.Sc., Copyright © 2010]
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