Cayce Health Database
Edgar Cayce recommended the use of
several appliances and techniques which utilize electrical energy for
healing. Some of these modalities fall within the electromagnetic
spectrum (e.g., violet and ultra violet rays) and others were described
as utilizing vibrational energy of a low electrical nature (e.g., Wet
Cell Battery, Radial Appliance, magnetic healing).
The low electrical energy was said to be
the life force or creative force within the body. Cayce's description
of this force closely parallels the various oriental traditions (e.g.,
acupuncture, Quigong, etc.) which recognize the biophysical dimension
"Oriental medicine is completely
consistent with the supposed "new" idea in a rational science that
a person is more of a resonating field than a substance....
Quigong, simply stated, is the cultivation of Qi or vital life energy.
Stated in a more modern and scientific language, Quigong is the practice
of activating, refining and circulating the human bio electrical field.
Because the bioelectrical field maintains and supports the function
of the organs and tissues, Quigong can have a profound effect on health."
(Jahnke, 1990, p. 34)
William McGarey's Acupuncture and Body Energies
(1974) provides an excellent introduction to the similarities between
Cayce's portrayal of vibrational healing and oriental approaches. Vibrational
Medicine by Richard Gerber, M.D. (1988) and Energy Medicine Around
the World by T. M. Srinivasan, Pd.D. (1988) are also useful prefaces
to the field of vibrational healing. The International Society for
the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM) is an organization
founded to explore the various aspects of energy medicine. Interested
readers may contact the society at: 356 Goldco Circle, Golden, CO 80401.
THE RADIAL APPLIANCE
The Radial Appliance (also referred to as the
"Impedance Device" or the "Radio-Active Appliance") was frequently recommended
by Cayce for the treatment of a wide variety of problems. It was
said to function strictly at the vibrational level, working directly with
the low electrical energy of the body (the "life force"). The readings
state that the Radial Appliance works with the same vibrational energy
as the Wet Cell Battery but is less powerful. It's application was often
suggested to relax and coordinate the systems of the body (McMillin &
The term "radio-active" in no way signifies atomic
radiation of a toxic nature. In fact, the vibrational energy associated
with this appliance cannot be measured with current empirical technology.
The original designation was intended to describe the interaction of the
appliance and the subtle energy involved (e.g., like a radio and radio
waves). The name was changed to avoid confusion as to the nature
of the energies involved.
WET CELL BATTERY
The Wet Cell Battery was recommended by Edgar
Cayce in over 900 readings. Although this chemical battery produces
a very minute direct current voltage, Cayce maintained that the therapeutic
benefit was due to vibrational energy generated by the device. The
readings state that the battery, when used in conjunction with various
therapeutic agents (such as gold), act indirectly upon the nervous system
via the glandular system. This subtle energy technology was prescribed
in numerous cases of neurological illness where nervous system regeneration
OTHER ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC THERAPIES
Electrotherapy was widely practiced by health
care professionals during Edgar Cayce's career as a psychic diagnostician.
Consequently, he recommended many forms of this modality.
The Violet Ray is a high voltage, low amperage
source of static electricity which was invented about 1920 and was in
common use during the 1920s and 30s. It was recommended for a variety
of purposes, including stimulation of circulation and the nervous systems.
It was usually prescribed as part of a treatment regimen where its use
would be coordinated with other treatments (such as massage and spinal
adjustment). This device is commercially available and may be purchased
by the public. (See the commentary on the Violet Ray for further
The Radium Appliance was a device which utilized
the healing properties of radium. The Radium Appliance was recommended
in approximately 160 readings for a variety of disorders, including cancer,
general debilitation, toxemia, ulcers, etc. This device is
no longer commercially available.
Gerber, R. (1988). Vibrational medicine. Santa
Fe, NM: Bear and Co.
Jahnke, R. (1990). Qigong: Awakening and mastering the
profound medicine that lies within. Newsletter of the International
Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 3, 3-7.
McGarey, W. A. (1974). Acupuncture and body energies. Phoenix,
AZ: Gabriel Press.
McMillin, D. L. & Richards, D. R. (1994). The Radial
Appliance and Wet Cell Battery: Two Electrotherapeutic Devices Recommended
by Edgar Cayce. Virginia Beach, VA: Lifeline Press.
Srinivasan, T. M. (ed.) (1988). Energy medicine around
the world. Phoenix, AZ: Gabriel Press.
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health