Nikola Tesla’s Violet Ray: How Does it Work?
February 20th, 2009 . by Tonya Zavasta

The Violet Ray is an integral part of my beauty regimen. Having used it for years, I’m happy to offer it on my website. My own experience and customer comments tell me the Violet Ray is the best aid there is for reversing and preventing graying hair. It definitely stimulates hair growth. It is also helpful for treating skin blemishes such as acne, redness, sun damage spots and fine lines. If you own a Violet Ray, or decide to buy one, you may want a few extra tips for using this handy multi-tasking unit.

When you order a Violet Ray, it comes directly to you from the company with a 1-year warranty for use in the U.S. Outside North America, you may need a 220V converter. The basic unit comes with three differently shaped electrodes: Mushroom, Rake (or Comb), and Pointer.

Your unit’s electrodes may glow either violet or orange-red. Both work the same. Colour merely indicates which gas is used in the electrode. Neon glows orange-red, while argon gas glows violet.

Some aestheticians mistakenly presume the orange-red light from the electrodes is infrared, which would make for more heat and deeper penetration. It is not. Actually, violet and orange-red electrodes produce the same benefits. Don’t confuse the Violet Ray with ultra-violet radiation, either.

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light—that is, with wavelengths between 40 and 400 nm (nanometers). The sun is our main natural source of UV. Artificial sources include tanning beds, curing lamps, germicidal lamps, mercury vapour lamps, halogen lights, high-intensity discharge lamps, fluorescent and incandescent sources, and some lasers.

The Violet Ray is not a source of UV. When Nikola Tesla first developed this high frequency device, he used argon gas. Argon emits a violet colour. Customers expect to see a violet colour in working electrodes. But neon gas, which glows orange-red, seems to last longer than the violet-argon version. So the manufacturer began using neon gas whenever commercially available.

It’s ozone—not the neon or argon gas—which produces the healing effect. You have no contact with the gas whatever. The gas is there merely to cause the colour change that shows you the unit is on and working properly.

In nature, the sun turns oxygen into ozone. The Violet Ray does this through a high voltage, high frequency, low current electrical source. It is perfectly safe. You can use it every day and feel completely comfortable! For commercial use, you may prefer the Violet Ray Professional Edition.

To use your Violet Ray properly, insert the electrode and plug the unit in. Always follow standard safety precautions. Never use your Violet Ray near water or on wet hair. Read the instructions carefully. Adjust the volume to the highest comfortable level.

When you see violet or orange-red…it’s working! You’ll feel a warm, tingling sensation. Start and stop the unit anytime by simply pushing or releasing the button. You may occasionally feel a tiny ‘zap’ of electrical shock. This occurs when a small space between your skin and the electrode is maintained —nothing to worry about. One of your electrodes—either the Straight or Pointer—is intentionally designed for this healing effect.

You may also notice a slight odour. This is ozone. When you smell it, you will know that it’s working! Again, this odour is not from the internal argon or neon gas, which stays inside the electrode at all times.

The electrodes on your Violet Ray are smaller than those on Tesla’s original. Why? Originally, many people used this device all over the body. The U.S. FDA, however, only approves its use on the face and scalp. So far as I know, it is no longer possible to purchase large electrodes as in the past.

Recommended use is 5 to 10 minutes per session, once or twice a day. When you are done, simply unplug the unit, remove the electrode, and put it away. No other maintenance is needed.

Daily use of your Violet Ray is splendid for aiding detoxification, improved circulation, pain relief, blood oxygenation, improved health of skin and hair.

Since the FDA has approved the Violet Ray for cosmetic purposes only, we, of course, can make no claims of any “cure” for injury or disease. The Violet Ray can become an indispensable aid in your quest for “Raw some” health and beauty. Use your Violet Ray as part of the raw food lifestyle and a proper exercise regimen, and let it help you on your walk to great health and good looks!