Part 1: Overview of Dr. Hamer’s German New Medicine
German New Medicine
Part 1: Overview of Dr. Hamer’s German New Medicine
If we stood up to declare that the emperor of modern medicine has no clothes, we might be asking some of these questions:
What are the natural laws that govern disease, health and healing?
What is the real cause and process of disease, and why is modern treatment so hit-or-miss?
Why have we still failed to understand the basic principles of illness and healing, and have no real unified system of healing?
What is the big picture that we’re missing?
Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, a German-born medical doctor, has some of those answers. In 1981, after twenty years of research with thousands of patients, he summarized his research with the statement, “I searched for cancer in the cell and I have found it in the form of a wrong coding in the brain.”
German New Medicine firmly, logically and empirically establishes that all diseases are initiated by a physical event that creates a biological conflict-shock. That trauma affects a corresponding area of the brain, which sends a signal to the corresponding tissue or organ. That area then develops either cancerous growth, tissue loss as in necrosis or ulceration, or loss of function as in paralysis or diabetes.
This means that the cause of cancer and many other diseases is an event that a person experiences as traumatic and isolating, involving either perceived or actual danger. Dr. Hamer discovered that if this “biological conflict” is resolved, the disease goes through a healing stage and it too is resolved. And this in turn means that medical treatment is often not necessary even for the diseases we have deemed most serious!
The type of disease that will develop depends on the type of conflict the person experiences, which corresponds with a particular part of the brain, which in turn controls the organ/system involved and determines whether canceration, ulceration or hypofunction will manifest.
The Biological Conflict
A biological conflict is a crisis, an event that produces an emotional shock that the person is unprepared for. Some are associated with the loss of a loved one, or a life-threatening situation, including the shock of receiving a cancer diagnosis.
It’s not a normal everyday psychological conflict like “Should I take the higher paying job and have to work longer hours?” But it’s something that triggers deeply embedded survival issues, and causes a lasting stress phase.
Dr. Hamer himself developed testicular cancer after the death of his son, and it was this crisis that led him to make the connection between biological conflict and the progression of disease. He named this precipitating biological conflict-shock DHS after his son.
The research he conducted over many years consistently shows that the nature of the disease depends on the kind of trauma the person experienced; and that the trauma is a highly subjective one, subject to each individual’s interpretation of the event.
Our modern bodies still function according to ancient biological programs, and even though we don’t experience the conflict of having to flee from tigers, we experience our conflicts symbolically. And the conflicts that we experience are just as powerful.
For example, a conflict of “not being able to swallow a chunk” or “biting off more than you can chew”, may result in cancer of the palate. We might experience a conflict of a loss of territory, which in modern terms might mean a layoff from work. Or we might experience a separation from a family member, which we interpret as a survival-level event. These are the kinds of conflicts hat trigger the ancient organic program that we commonly call disease.
Once the conflict is resolved, the disease it caused will go through a healing phase in which the body will create self-healing mechanisms that often include uncomfortable symptoms.
The reason why it’s so important to understand the real nature of these self-healing mechanisms is because they are exactly the symptoms that we have mistaken for the disease itself, and so they are usually suppressed and interfered with by allopathic drugs. Our “You should get that checked out!” mentality is like a hypnotic trance that perpetuates our allegiance to the medical establishment and its pervasive mismanagement of symptoms.
So we have self-healing which is being suppressed every day by inappropriate drugs and treatments that seem to make sense to our indoctrinated way of thinking. This New Medicine of Dr. Hamer shows we are hampering our healing with our so-called medicinal cures.
For example, he found that tuberculosis is really the healing phase of lung cancer. Suppress the symptoms, and the disease progresses. But resolve the underlying conflict, and the “disease” process will naturally produce symptoms that constitute the healing phase itself.
And by the same token, an ulcerative condition might reverse to a cancerous one, with the cancer constituting the healing phase.
This may sound shocking or counterintuitive only because of our ingrained belief that cancer is a terrible enemy of the body. Dr. Hamer shows how many cancerous and other “disease” conditions are really biologically correct programs put into motion by the wisdom of the body. And often the only treatment necessary is to support the process already in motion, not to interfere with it.
Dr. Hamer recommends that people seek the support of practitioners who are trained in the New Medicine, but often that support which is not always locally available, may not even be necessary.
How does the “biological conflict” manifest as disease?
Dr. Hamer discovered that every disease manifests on three levels of the organism simultaneously: the psyche (the biological conflict), the brain, and the organ.
Each DHS leaves a visible mark in the brain, which he calls the HH (Hamershen Herd). This mark is an alternation of the cells, which appears as a point with concentric rings, and which can be seen on CT scan. Dr. Hamer confirmed the presence of this HH on every patient he studied. The HH occurs in the area of the brain that corresponds to the organ or body structure manifesting the disease.
Now we see the disease process through these three levels of the organism:
1. The DHS registers in the mind;
2. The HH appears in the brain;
3. Organic disease manifests in the organ.
The New Medicine next tells us that every disease has two phases:
1. Conflict Active phase (called “CA”)
2. Healing phase (called “PCL” or post-conflictolytic)
The CA phase is usually characterized by cold symptoms and the PCL by warm symptoms; we used to think these were two separate diseases, but the New Medicine shows they are two phases of the same disease.
In the CA phase, the person has insomnia, cold symptoms, loss of appetite, compulsive thinking geared toward problem solving, all the symptoms of the sympathetic nervous system switched ON, to gear them up for fight-or-flight.
We evolved to utilize the fight-or-flight stress response for the purpose of resolving the conflict. But under modern conditions it’s like the switch is stuck in the ON position, so even once the conflict is over, we’re biologically stuck in a chronic stress condition.
If the conflict is resolved, the second, PCL phase begins, the parasympathetic system takes over and the person is no longer dwelling on the conflict. They have warm symptoms, return of appetite, more pain and inflammations than in the CA phase, sometimes fevers and fatigue, and acute processes that we usually associate with infectious diseases.
All known disease follows this course - as long as there is a resolution of the conflict. Dr. Hamer says, “When we look back, we see that traditional medical practice has not correctly recognized a single disease.”
Really the CA phase of a disease weakens the organism and improves the chances of the group; while the PCL healing phase gives the organism a much improved chance of survival - IF we learn to recognize it for what it really is and support it instead of sabotage it.
The important implication of these findings is that we can begin to recognize that a particular symptom that we thought was a disease process may really be the healing phase. The sore throat or the flu is really the healing phase, and now that we understand its function, we can treat it intelligently.
The DHS is the pivotal point of this understanding, which shows us the opportunity inherent in the conflict, to transform the conflict into healing that leaves the person stronger than before, on all levels.
Now we are starting to see the real evidence for the mind/body connection! And now that we can map the process of the progression and resolution phases, we can understand what our real supportive role is, and begin to match our treatment to the real nature of the problem.