Tom Fenner

Tom Fenner

Electro Mechanical Research, Development and Prototyping

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

Any one have much success facilitating change for clients with peripheral neuropathy (PN) in the feet? If so, what did the client find most helpful?

Tom Fenner Responded

Greetings Sunny, I have used whole body Vibro Sensory Stimulation (VSS) at 68 Hz with a low frequency differential to completely relieve peripheral neuropathy, for over a year now, in an individual who had suffered foot pain and tingling for 5 years after arthroscopic knee surgery. Clinical studies have shown that certain frequencies stimulate the natural endogenous opiate zones of the brain and also provide vasodilatation. This frequency combination has also been very effective for fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica. One individual was scheduled for surgery for his chronic sciatica. After 2 treatments of VSS he cancelled his surgery. That was over a year ago and the sciatica has not returned.   (I just talked with this client and he has noticed small inklings of his symptoms… so time for another session on the table)  What makes this treatment different is that it uses high fidelity sine waves as opposed to oscillatory waves produced by eccentric weighted rotary vibrators found in most vibration devices.

In reviewing many of the responses, I see reference to using vibration for relieving symptoms of PN. These devices vary from a strong foot vibrator to TENS units . The vibrators typically use a rotating eccentric weight or moving mass to produce vibration, these are very common in Lazy Boy recliners . The TENS units and the shock treatment use electrostimulation of the muscle fascia to create digital vibration.

In most cases these devices provide oscillatory excitation or in the case of TENS, digital or on off vibration. In clinical research, true sine waves have been more effective in relieving symptoms of many common malodies and provide the means for accurately controlling both the frequency and amplitude of the vibrations.   Further studies have shown that whole body stimulation is more effective than localized treatment.

@Robert,  Regarding other technologies such as Binaural beats in combination with Royal Rife frequencies;  I used the Equisync EOC Institute Enlightenment MP3 program that utilizes binaural beats one time on the VSST (vibro Sensory Stimulation Table) with pro headphones. Didn’t make it through the whole 23 minute program and did not sleep for the next 48 hrs, no fatigue, I have not repeated again…scared me a little.  Needs further exploration.

Rife frequencies are a combination of modified square waves usually in a specific frequency set of mostly inaudible frequencies. Some of these sets have elements that are audible frequencies. Rife frequencies are best used in whole body, EMF generating plasma tubes but have been tried in hand held and foot electrodes. I found it very difficult to tolerate the sound of these programs and I’m fairly certain there are no benefits to listening to them with headphones. I have compiled a number of these sets in Audacity to render through the VSST and found them to be a bit agitating, even those labeled “serenity” or “stress relief”.


Rifes main objective in life was to destroy very specific cellular structures namely cancerous ones. He used a microscope of his own design and construction for observing the results in real time to identify resonant disruptive frequencies for numerous pathogens. His microscope is unrivaled today as its prismatic color separation of layers in the live specimen allowed him to observe behavior of the organism under multiple frequency excitation. The electron microscope in comparison promptly kills all living media when it is turned on.

What is a key point here is that while square waves are effective at killing organisms, sine waves have a restorative effect which brings us to the Infratonic device. I have a QGM Infratonic device here, in for a second repair. This device has been proven highly effective in the equine community and has a number of Kentucky Derby winners as users.

The owner of this device administers colon cleanses and has found it is useful for cramping issues and lower bowel infirmities. This device provides random low frequency acoustic pulses to the contact point. The acoustic compression of the skin is transferred to the muscle fascia, surrounding tissue and bone inducing muscle relaxation The vibrations in this low frequency range may also stimulate peristalsis. My main concern with this technology are the vent holes that come into contact with the skin in the handheld unit that could be easily contaminated and very difficult to sanitize. I cleaned a lot of crud out of the diaphragm on the first repair which required complete disassembly of the handheld unit and copious dosing with 90% alcohol.

That being said, the VSST will produce all of the frequencies provided by these technologies whether square, triangle or true sine wave in a portable, sanitizable, whole body vibration device with BlueTooth “plug and Play” connectivity. The sensitivity of the table is such that it will reproduce the vibratory signature of a violin with all the nuances in a tactile, haptic, kinesthetic and bone conductive sensory stimulation format. The use of differential frequencies through dual drivers provides low frequency excitation and standing wave movement in the table. The pro headphones supplied with the VSST add stereo auditory stimulation and can readily render binaural beat sound tracks. Solfeggio music compositions are particularly effective in promoting meditative states, muscle relaxation, stress and pain reduction and vasodilatation effectively reducing hypertension. One 67 year old VSST owner has identified a lymphatic cleansing frequency that has transformed his athletic endeavors. This frequency is included, along with many other clinically identified healing frequencies, solfeggio compositions, hemi sync compositions, chakra tuning and original 528 tuned music compositions using a KORG synthesizer and an antique violin recorded while using the VSST as a tactile monitor, In a VSST purchase.
Looking UP,