In general, the charge in the orgone accumulator is harmless as long as one avoids strong overcharges, because the orgone charge is an endogenous biophysical function and not foreign radiation energy. Counter-indicated are all diseases that indicate chronic overcharge. Then the use of strong orgone accumulators must be discouraged and an accumulator application must be continuously monitored.
Signs of chronic overcharge are:
In all these cases, the orgone accumulator should not be used at all during acute symptoms of illness, and after recovery from symptoms, it should be used only in very short sessions and in very weak (3-layer) devices. Reich writes about this:
"The length of the sessions can be slowly increased from time to time until one is sure that no collapse or sudden contraction occurs, which can be caused by a sudden contraction. Bursting of blood vessels, vegetative shocks, suspension of heartbeat are quite possible if in such cases overcharging with e.g. 20 times accumulator happens. There has been no death due to overcharging so far in 10 years of using orgone energy, but the possibility cannot be completely excluded. One should be especially vigilant in the case of high blood pressure, as it may react to the expanding vagotonic influence of orgone energy with a sudden increase rather than a decrease in pressure." (Wilhelm Reich, The Orgone Energy Accumulator..., p. 43)
Counter-indicated are all treatments with strong chemical drugs, especially antibiotics and cortisone. These drugs are, among other things, poisons that are supposed to regulate certain bodily malfunctions. One may think of them what one wants - if one carries out such a treatment, it must be kept up accordingly also up to the end. The organism reacts to poisons with defense reactions. In the orgone accumulator this defense is strengthened under certain circumstances considerably, so that one can bring oneself by a simultaneous application of the orgone accumulator into the situation to have fought the medicamentous protection and to have diminished, without having already developed a strong immune defense. Moreover, treatment with immunosuppressive drugs (cortisone) and simultaneous treatment with the orgone accumulator, which strengthens the immune defense, would be the application of mutually canceling measures. Reich wrote about this:
"Never mix orgone treatment with other, chemical treatments. Orgone energy is a powerful force. We do not know what consequences such a mixture can have. (...) Vitamins, iron compounds for ingestion, penicillin and other drugs of biological origin are compatible with orgone energy. On the other hand, even the smallest amount of inorganic components such as sulfonamides should not be administered under any circumstances, either externally or internally, as they inhibit the regenerative process initiated by orgone energy." (Reich, The Orgone Energy Accumulator, it's Scientific and Medical Use, p. 36/41)
So, when using the orgone accumulator, one should use natural healing methods if possible. When starting chemical treatments, one should be so careful to ask a doctor qualified in orgone medicine about the extent to which the treatments support or hinder each other, or interrupt the orgone treatment while taking chemical medications, about whose interactions with a concentrated orgone treatment are unknown.
In any case, radioactive irradiation is contraindicated. After an X-ray treatment, nuclear spin tomography or radiation therapy, one must wait a few (at least three) days before using the orgone accumulator again, otherwise an organismic oranuric or DOR reaction could occur.