You may think the use of electromedicine began after scientists figured out how to safely harness electricity. Surprisingly, the earliest reference to electromedicine is from Greek physicians in 46 AD.  They documented significant therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from pain and circulatory conditions by using electric eels placed in their footbaths.

Fast forward to the late 1800’s, when a majority of American doctors were using some form of electromedicine to treat pain and to help wounds heal in their everyday medical practice. The Electrotherapeutic Society was formed in 1890 and electrotherapy quickly grew in popularity. Colleges and private schools teaching electrotherapy were established and medical health devices based on the magnetic fields from the patented “Tesla Coil” became extremely popular. The American Electro-Therapeutic Association conducted annual conferences on the therapeutic use of electricity and electrical devices by physicians on ailing patients. Some involved current flow through the patient, while others were electrically powered devices.

Electromedicine Today

In the current era, doctors and hospitals rely on various forms of electromedicine technology to diagnose and support healing patients. New therapeutic technologies for a variety of health issues also offer a remarkable and unprecedented track record in both safety and results. This is due to advances in electrical technology and our understanding of biophysics separate from biochemistry. The most recent advancements involve microcurrent levels of stimulation, often so small the patient may only feel the positive outcomes.

Western universities currently teach that life is based on a chemical model. It is more realistic in the 21st century to view biological processes on an electrochemical basis rather than on a chemical basis alone. Advances in the understanding of physics and the explosive growth in electrical technologies warrant a fresh attitude toward electromedicine. The Skilling Institute represents over 60 years of expertise in electromedicine and is considered the world leader for results oriented electromedicine alternative health therapy.

Key Historical Figures in Electromedicine

Nikola Tesla

In 1895, the Niagara Falls Power Company opened for the first time and within a year, sent alternating current (AC) to Buffalo, NY, twenty-five miles away, thanks to Nikola Tesla AC generator. Cities throughout the world followed suit and made commercial AC power available to the general public, even miles from the power generating station. As a result, Tesla’s high voltage coil devices, which were powered by AC, started to become widely known and applied.

In 1898, Tesla published a paper that he read at the eighth annual meeting of the American Electro-Therapeutic Association in Buffalo , NY entitled, “High Frequency Oscillators for Electro-Therapeutic and Other Purposes.” He states that “One of the early observed and remarkable features of the high frequency currents, and one which was chiefly of interest to the physician, was their apparent harmlessness which made it possible to pass relatively great amounts of electrical energy through the body of a person without causing pain or serious discomfort.”

Coils up to three feet in diameter were used for magnetically treating the body without contact, though ten to a hundred thousand volts were present “between the first and last turn.” Preferably, Tesla describes using spheres of brass covered with two inches of insulating wax for contacting the patient, while unpleasant shocks were prevented.

Tesla concludes correctly that bodily “tissues are condensers” in the 1898 paper, which is the basic component (dielectric) for an equivalent circuit only recently developed for the human body. In fact, the relative permittivity for tissue at any frequency from ELF (10 Hz-100 Hz) through RF (10 kHz100 MHz) exceeds most commercially available dielectrics on the market.

This unique property of the human body indicates an inherent adaptation and perhaps innate compatibility toward the presence of high voltage electric fields, probably due to the high transmembrane potential already present in cellular tissue. Tesla also indicates that the after-effect from his coil treatment “was certainly beneficial” but that an hour exposure was too strong to be used frequently.

On September 6, 1932, at a seminar presented by the American Congress of Physical Therapy, held in New York , Dr. Gustave Kolischer announced: “Tesla’s high-frequency electrical currents are bringing about highly beneficial results in dealing with cancer, surpassing anything that could be accomplished with ordinary surgery.”

Alexander Gurvich

In 1922, the Russian doctor and histologist Alexander (Gurwitsch) Gurvich (1874-1954) and his wife discovered that living cells separated by quartz glass were able to communicate vital-cell information. Numerous experiments suggested that this information was transmitted by invisible light waves in a UV frequency spectrum passed by quartz and stopped by window glass.

Dr. Gurvich coined the phrase “mitogenic” “mitotic” wave since it was observed during enzymatic reactions and mitosis. “Gurvich determined that muscle tissue, cornea, blood and nerves are all transmitters of this special energy.”

His work is the first documented evidence of “biophotons,” coherent light emitted by animal and plant cells, and became the basis for the design of later bioelectromagnetic therapy devices. It was not until the early 1960’s that Leningrad State University succeeded in capturing the mitogenic rays with sensitive photomultipliers.

Georges Lakhovsky

In 1925, Georges Lakhovsky published a paper with the explicit title of “Curing Cancer with Ultra Radio Frequencies” in Radio News. His expressed philosophy was that “the amplitude of cell oscillations must reach a certain value, in order that the organism be strong enough to repulse the destructive vibrations from certain microbes.” He goes on to say, “The remedy in my opinion, is not to kill the microbes in contact with the healthy cells but to reinforce the oscillations of the cell either directly by reinforcing the radio activity of the blood or in producing on the cells a direct action by means of the proper rays.”

Lakhovsky’s Radio-Cellulo-Oscillator (RCO) produced low frequency ELF all the way through gigahertz radiowaves with lots of “extremely short harmonics.”[8] He favored such a wide bandwidth device so that, “The cells with very weak vibrations, when placed in the field of multiple vibrations, finds its own frequency and starts again to oscillate normally through the phenomenon of resonance.”

As a result, Lakhovsky’s RCO is now more often called MWO (multiple wave oscillator) for these reasons. The MWO uses a Tesla coil and special antenna with concentric rings that induce multiple sparks between them. Details can be found in his US patent #1,962,565 and the compact, portable, screw-in-lightbulb-style-vacuum-tube upgrades seen in his US patent #2,351,055.

Lakhovsky’s article and patents can be found on line at: http://www.rexresearch.com/lakhov/lakhusps.htm. His book, The Secret of Life was first published in English in 1939. In 1949, a review of Lakhovsky’s work was published as Waves That Heal by Mark Clement. Besides this technical information, the life of Lakhovsky is a study in suppression and summarized in a paper by Chris Bird.

Royal Raymond Rife

In 1934, the University of Southern California appointed a Special Medical Research Committee to study 16 terminal cancer patients from Pasadena County Hospital that would be treated with mitogenic impulse-wave technology, developed by Royal Raymond Rife. After four months the Medical Research Committee reported that all 16 of the formerly-terminal patients appeared cured.

Rife’s high voltage gas tube device was designed, with the aid of his unique microscope, by experimentally witnessing the effects on microbes and bacteria, finding what he believed were the particular frequencies that resonated with their destruction.

“In 1938, Rife made his most public announcement. In a two-part article written by Newall Jones of the San Diego Evening Tribune (May 6 & 11), Rife said, ‘We do not wish at this time to claim that we have “cured” cancer, or any other disease, for that matter. But we can say that these waves, or this ray, as the frequencies might be called, have been shown to possess the power of devitalizing disease organisms, of “killing” them, when tuned to an exact wave length, or frequency, for each organism. This applies to the organisms both in their free state and, with certain exceptions, when they are in living tissues.’”

“He had the backing in his day – this was in the 1930’s – of such eminent people as Kendall, a professor of pathology at Northwestern University and Millbank Johnson, M.D., who was on his board, along with many other medical men, when he began to treat people with this new ‘ray emitter.’. There were articles written on the Rife technique. in the Journal for the Medical Society of California and other medical journals. Suddenly, Rife came under the glassy eye of Morris Fishbein of the AMA and things began to happen very quickly. Rife was put on trial for having invented a ‘phony’ medical cure. The trial lasted a long time.” In 1953, Rife published his cancer report in book form, History of the Development of a Successful Treatment for Cancer and Other Virus, Bacteria and Fungi. A turning point occurred in 1958, when the State of California Public Health Department conducted a hearing which ordered the testing of Rife’s Frequency Instrument. The Palo Alto Detection Lab, the Kalbfeld Lab, the UCLA Medical Lab, and the San Diego Testing Lab all participated in the evaluation procedure. “All reported that it was safe to use. Nevertheless, the AMA Board, under Dr. Malcolm Merrill, the Director of Public Health, declared it unsafe and banned it from the market.”

All these distinguished scientist, back in 1958, had been carrying on significant research in the biological and immunological treatment of cancer for years. It is still only now that the United States orthodoxy is beginning to catch up. This work has been ignored because certain powerful individuals backed by large monetary grants can become the dictators of research and suppress all work that does not promote their interests.

Ed Skilling

Ed Skilling began working with electronics and electricity when he was a boy. At the age of 10, he built his first radio. Throughout his life he continued to experiment and invent in many fields.

Initially, Mr. Skilling trained as an electrical engineer. Later, he branched out to mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic engineering. He enjoyed pushing the boundaries of accepted scientific knowledge, but was not satisfied with accepting the current day limitations. From 1950 to 1983, he worked in the Aerospace industry. For 17 years, he was employed as the Senior Electronics Design Engineer with General Dynamics, supervising over 1,000 of the brightest electronics engineers in the world. His acheivements included pioneering the development of guidance systems for military missiles.

In the late 1950’s, Ed began experimenting in the field of electro-medicine. Today, he is considered a leading expert using the the principles of bio-electric energy. Along with the other great inventors, such as Rife, Tesla, Gurvich, and Lakhovsky, the Skilling name has become a legend in  electro-medicine.

After over 40 years of research and development, the Skilling Institute debuted the Photon Genie in 2001 combining decades of technologies into one, easy to use, portable instrument. The Photon Genie has four attachments. These attachments transmit body friendly energy that power up and balance the body’s immune system and innate healing abilities. We continually work to advance and improve Skilling instruments for your optimum health.

In 2010, the Skilling Institute released the Super Sauna (Photon Genius). It combines the most advanced Skilling technologies with the power of infrared. The Super Sauna represents world-class advances in light, color, heat, sound and energy transmission. With 72 of the highest quality infrared emitters and 120 linear feet of noble-gas photon energy lights, other saunas cannot compete. Plus, everyone (pets included) can enjoy sessions with the open design of the Super Sauna, whether standing, sitting or lying down.  Set up the Super Sauna in the corner of your room. Easily adjust locations and infared heat to your personal comfort level. At the Skilling Institute, we strive to help everyone experience a healthier tomorrow.


  • Creative electronics genius with a natural ability to accomplish one function in multiple ways, beyond normal training.
  • Motivated by the death of several family members from cancer.
  • Commissioned by California Cancer doctors in 1959 to evaluate a $30,000 Rife instrument.
  • Research determined the Rife frequency theory was not accurate and took electromedicine in a new direction.
  • Applied space age electronics to achieve better and more consistent results than prior technology.
  • Collaborated with Valerie Hunt on growing tissue.
  • Senior Electronics Design Engineer working for General Dynamics 17 years
  • Coined the phrase: “The only known cure for cancer is your immune system.”
  • Cracked the code to communicate with the immune system and “power” it up.
  • Developed complex circuitry built into Skilling instruments for simple use.
  • Learned how to communicate in harmony with the body’s natural resistance.
  • Responsible for thousands of inventions and technologies incorporated into results-oriented instruments.

Driving Healthcare

Modern electromedicine boosts the efficiency of healthcare processes, improves the health of the general population, reduces the time spent by patients in hospital and cuts the cost of care.

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) machines
  • Xray Machines and MRIs
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • TENS for pain relief/bone healing
  • NMES for muscular weakness
  • Hematology Analyzer / Cell counters
  • Biochemistry Analyzers
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • AI/Robotic Surgery

Futuristic Electromedicine
Synergistic Technologies

  • Therapeutic Light

  • Therapeutic Heat

  • Therapeutic Color

  • Therapeutic Sound

I was dealing with heat stroke symptoms and used the Super Sauna. I didn’t know anything had changed for a day or two later. It was a miracle…my heat sensitivity was completely cleared! Before that I was not able to be out in the sun. After one of my sessions, I felt like a “Super Hero” coming out of the Super Sauna. I felt this exuberant energy. The detoxification from sweating is amazing. It’s like having my own private “sweat lodge.” Try ten sessions, that will give you a good idea. Keep an open mind.”

– R. S.

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