Gene Koonce is the President of VIBE Technologies, LLC in Greeley, CO. They sell stuff, and as you might expect, the stuff Koonce is out to sell you has to do (at least according to the marketing) with healing, and with vibration, and hence we are up for some truly serious woo: “We at VIBE Technologies are committed to raising the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual vibrations of each living individual on the planet,” says the VIBE people.
One of the great inventions manufactured by VIBE technologies is the V.I.B.E. machine. How does it work? It is an “electronic device that brings the vibrational level of your body back to its natural state of being. VIBE stands for Vibrational Integrated Bio-photonic Energizer” (which I think means that it is a lamp). It is worth quoting the product description in some detail:
“Human DNA conformational changes have been previously used to measure energetic influences of subtle energy generated by healers. This new bio-assay measures direct resonances with the physical DNA as well as underlying quantum process associated with hydrogen bond formation. Experiments reported here were designed to measure possible correlations between psychotronic and biochemical measurement of DNA in real time as physical DNA rewound following thermal denaturation. Physical measurements of DNA were made in NY using a spectrophotometer and radionic measurements were made in Ohio using the Harmonic Translator. An active phone line created a connection between the two locations and allowed exact timing for simultaneous measurements using both devices.”
Oh boy. They used real phone lines. Clearly this must be taken seriously, though we were, admittedly, not aware that DNA worked the way the authors claim it works. There is also a lot of talk about energy and intent:
“Have you ever wondered why one person walking down a dark alley at night will get mugged while the previous person goes by untouched? Bad things may happen to apparently ‘good’ people and good things may happen to seemingly ‘bad’ people. This phenomena is all based upon the level of positive or negative energy that they are sending out into the Universe. You are like a radio tower that is constantly sending out a certain frequency of energy. Your thoughts and feelings together create an ‘energetic blueprint’ that is constantly being emitted out into the world. The interesting thing is that this vibration is always being reflected back to you, showing up as physical results in your life. What you send out is EXACTLY what you get back!”
I don’t think the universe works that way.
What about the experiments they are talking about ? The study in question is called “Clinical study on Direct Correlations between Psychotronic and Biochemical Measures of Human DNA”, and the authors are:
- Glen Rein, who does Quantum Biology Research for The Society for Scientific Exploration, where he has also contributed “Homeopathy: Energetic Mechanism For Information Storage”; and
- Peter Moscow, who is a holistic philosophy consultant.
In other words, they are precisely the kind of "researchers" whom you'd suspect would be able to find the contraption to be effective.
In any case it seems that the V.I.B.E. machine is unavailable at present: “Currently the V.I.B.E. Machine is going through FDA clearance …,” says the company’s website, which should be translated into saying that the FDA sent Koonce a rather angry warning letter. Fortunately, “[i]n the meantime, learn how to heal your mind-body with ancient techniques in our Manifesting Manual,” which is probably just as effective and much cheaper.