GNM IN PRACTICE - A BRIEF SUMMARY
The practical application of German New Medicine starts with a good understanding of the Five Biological Laws. When we are aware that every symptom, including the development of a cancer, is part of a meaningful Biological Special Program, then we are in absolute control of the situation. We are able to quickly overcome any panic or fear and thus prevent new conflict shocks and new symptoms, including new cancers. Free from fear, we can fully concentrate on the conflict resolution.
There is, of course, no general answer as to how to resolve a conflict. The resolution of each conflict always depends on the individual circumstances. However, a practical solution is usually the best and most lasting. Since the healing symptoms are always proportional to the intensity and the duration of the conflict-active phase, we should always try to resolve a conflict as soon as possible. If a conflict cannot be resolved at the time due to constraints or because of its emotional intensity, downgrading the conflict is a most important step. Reducing an intense conflict, for example, through finding partial resolutions, a change of attitude, or distraction, also decreases the symptoms on the organ level, for instance, the size of a tumor. Thus, a downgraded "conflict mass" also provides better conditions for going into the healing phase. This is preventive medicine at its best!
During the conflict-active phase, there are rarely noticeable physical symptoms. Cancers that develop during that period, for example, lung cancer, glandular breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterus cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, or pancreas cancer are usually only detected during routine check-ups (PSA-tests, mammograms, Pap-tests), through “early screening” strategies, or medical exams targeted to find out whether a cancer has “spread” (lung X-rays, bone-density tests, organ scans, and all kinds of “-oscopies”". Needless to say that these procedures can trigger new conflicts, such as death-fright conflicts, scare-fright conflicts, self-devaluation conflicts, and the like, causing additional symptoms, including more cancers.
Concerning the treatment of conflict-active symptoms, it is most important to find strategies and ways to resolve the related conflict, and, as a next but equally important step, to be prepared for the healing symptoms, which are predictable! The earlier we learn GNM, the better prepared we are for healing. When the expected healing symptoms finally arrive, they will not cause any fear or panic, but will rather be welcomed with a feeling of relief.
The Healing Phase
Low energy, fatigue, headaches, swelling, pain, inflammation, fever, night sweats, pus, discharge (potentially mixed with blood), so-called “infections” and certain types of cancer are typical symptoms indicating that the related conflict has been resolved and that the correlating organ or tissue is now undergoing a natural healing process. Thus, most “diseases”, including intra-ductal breast cancer, cervical cancer, bronchial cancer, or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, are treated - both by allopathic and naturopathic medicine - when they are already in the process of healing!
Being able to recognize that very specific symptoms, including certain types of cancer, indicate a healing process and that the related conflict has been resolved also prevents new conflict shocks and thus the development of additional symptoms.
Those who learn about GNM after they have received a diagnosis are often in a desperate position, particularly when they have been diagnosed with cancer. Scared of a “malignant” disease and frightened that the cancer could “metastasize”, they are torn between the doctrines of the Old Medicine and Dr. Hamer's New Medicine, reassuring them that cancers are always biologically meaningful and never a reason to panic. As Dr. Hamer puts it, “... being thus thrown back and forth between hope and panic is a most difficult situation for the patient and the cause for the very worst of complications.” Fear causes stress that is detrimental to healing. Fear drains the body of its healing energy. Panic triggers new conflicts and reactions in the body, which hamper the healing process. A typical response, for example, is water retention (“The Syndrome”) as a result of an “existence conflict” or “hospitalization conflict”.
German New Medicine is not only a new paradigm of medicine, it is also a new consciousness. It is the awareness that our organism possesses an inexhaustible creativity and remarkable self-healing capabilities. It is the recognition that each cell of our body is endowed with a biological wisdom we share with all living beings.
For generations, the medical authorities have enslaved and imprisoned the human mind with a fear of diseases. The knowledge of the Five Biological Laws allows us to re-connect with Nature and to regain our trust in her creative and intelligent force. Thanks to Dr. Hamer's unfailing integrity and his dedicated research over the past three decades, we can now become free of that fear.
No remedy and no device in the world can “remove” a conflict. Resolving a conflict is also a process of learning and our chance to grow. The belief that we could bypass this opportunity with remedies or devices of any kind is locked into a paradigm that ignores the profound spiritual aspect of healing.
A practitioner with a true understanding of German New Medicine will honor and respect that the only true “healer” is the patient - the one who is healing at the time.
A practitioner with an in-depth knowledge of GNM knows how to support the healing process without interfering with it or causing any harm. He or she will also be aware of the risks of resolving an intense conflict too fast, and, that under certain circumstances it is imperative NOT to resolve a conflict in order to prevent a difficult healing crisis. By understanding the entire process, potential complications can be anticipated and addressed before they become critical. In addition, gentle intervention can be planned to slow down an intense healing phase and ease the difficult points, without interrupting the healing process. With the patient and the practitioner working together as facilitators for Nature, the healing phase can be a beautiful, life-affirming process for both.
The support and care of family and friends are, above all, the most precious gift a loved one can receive during that time. Dr. Hamer likes to speak of THE DANCE AROUND THE PATIENT - the spirit of the GNM therapy could not be described any better.
We should always keep in mind that the healing process occurs simultaneously to the healing on the emotional and psychological level. Hence, tracks that trigger conflict relapses need to be identified in order to be able to fully complete the healing process.
The “clearing” of traumatic experiences can potentially cause the onset of acute healing symptoms with the risks of serious complications, particularly during the Epileptoid Crisis. Any method aimed at unearthing and re-living old traumas might trigger emotional relapses, followed by the conflict-related physical symptoms - often to the surprise of both the patient and the therapist.
Affirmation exercises can keep the memory of a particular conflict situation active, leading to re-occurring or chronic conditions. An example: A man suffered a DHS when his employer told him that the much-expected promotion did not go to him but to one of his colleagues. Once he got used to the situation, he developed bladder cancer (the healing symptom of a conflict of “not being able to mark the territory”). Because of his cancer, he was forced to go into early retirement. Although he was now away from the office (the location, where the “territorial marking conflict” occurred) and from his colleague (who invaded his “territory”), the bladder cancer became “chronic”. It turned out that the tracks that kept the conflict reoccurring and thus prolonged the healing of the cancer were the colleague-related affirmations that he was practicing several times a day.
Many patients who are still able to be up and about throughout their conflict-active cancer stage (sympathicotonia) may become so tired during the ensuing healing phase (vagotonia) that they cannot even get out of bed. However, this condition is actually a very good sign indeed and is even to be desired as the most optimal of conditions.
An intense healing phase is typically accompanied by discharge, night sweats, inflammation, and pain. However, as much as these responses may be considered normal, and even highly desirable, they may also result in complications such as heavy bleeding or impaired organ function. Complications can also arise when an edema obstructs vital pathways, when a bronchial “carcinoma” impairs the function of the bronchi, or when gallstones block the bile ducts. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that complications never be underestimated.
On the brain level, most complications occur during the healing phase, when the localized brain edema causes the brain pressure to increase - at which time we have to do everything possible to prevent the patient from falling into a coma. During this phase it is helpful, in the less severe cases, to bring down the edema naturally by drinking strong coffee or tea, by taking grape-glucose or Vitamin C, or by putting an ice pack on the head or taking cold showers. Cool compresses applied to the “hot spot” of the brain are highly recommended, especially at night. Patients in the healing phase suffer most during the night; that is to say, until about 3 or 4 in the morning, when the organism switches over to the day-rhythm. Absolutely to be avoided are direct sunlight on the head, sauna visits, and hot baths. If intravenous fluids are administered during this critical phase, the swelling in the brain increases, which can exacerbate an already serious situation.
In order for medication to be at all useful, medication, including herbal and other naturopathic medicines, as well as dietary supplements need to be categorized according to the two-phase pattern of every SBS.
A health practitioner working in line with GNM will be aware that medications with sympathicotonic qualities such as cortisone enhance the conflict-active symptoms and slow down the healing process, while medications with vagotonic qualities such as sedatives do the opposite.
Medication during the Conflict-Active Phase
Medication during the Healing Phase
Dr. Hamer: “Medication during the healing phase is not required, except for about 10% of cases.
Antibiotics interrupt or entirely stop the repair work of microbes on a healing organ.
Cortisone, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs, and antibiotics are all sympathicotonic medications with a stimulating effect. Administered in the healing phase, they disturb and prolong the natural healing process and prevent a complete recuperation.
Sympathicotonic medication is, however, recommended in the case of an intense healing phase with potentially serious complications, particularly during the Epileptoid Crisis. Since the healing process is always controlled from the organ-related brain relay, sympathicotonic drugs have the effect to reduce the brain edema. Yet, it is of the utmost importance to understand that sympathicotonic drugs, such as cortisone, increase existing water retention which can result in a severe situation as the extra water is also retained in the healing organ (“The Syndrome”) causing increased swelling, increased pain, and potentially life-threatening organ obstructions, for example, in the colon or the bile ducts.
Cytostatic drugs (“Chemo”) are poisonous sympathicotonic agents. They accelerate the growth of tumors that develop during the conflict-active phase. They also diminish the elasticity of the brain tissue involved during the healing process. Over the course of chemo treatments, the brain edema alternatively compresses and expands. Eventually, this "accordion effect" can lead to the tearing of the brain tissue with serious consequences.
Radiation treatments also have cytotoxic effects. Radioactivity destroys healthy body cells, including bone marrow where blood cells are produced. If the organism manages to recover, then we see leukemia during healing (just like with a biological “self-devaluation conflict” involving the bones).
Angiogenesis Inhibitors: The angiogenesis-theory suggests that tumors stimulate new blood vessel growths (angiogenesis) to supply the tumor with nutrients. It is assumed that the additional capillaries cause small “harmless” clusters of cells to become a large, “malignant tumor”. Based on the old medical paradigm that cancer is a “malignant disease”, angiogenesis inhibitors are trying to stop what is in reality a meaningful process.
The Importance of a Healthy Diet
It goes without saying that a healthy diet is essential for our well-being. Eating healthy food is particularly important when we are in a “biological program”(SBS).
During conflict activity, the digestive system runs in a minimal mode, so the appetite is usually low (Dr. Hamer: “a stag can't regain his lost territory with a full belly!”). Throughout this stress phase, dietary supplementation can be of great value as it enhances the energy and the strength needed to bear the distress and to resolve the conflict.
At the beginning of the healing phase, the appetite returns. Food now becomes true medicine. When an organ or tissue is in the stage of being repaired, the organism needs lots of nutrients that support the healing process. The energy we gain through a healthy diet makes healing so much easier. Conversely, foods containing toxins (pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, food additives, and the like) deplete the body of energy. This can prolong and even complicate the healing process.
When we fully recognize that it is the PSYCHE where diseases begin and where they end, and that the brain functions as the biological control center of all bodily processes, including “pathogenic” changes, then we also learn to understand that our diet or nutritional supplements cannot per se prevent, let alone cure a disease. However, a healthy diet, ideally from organic sources, will certainly accelerate the healing process, for example, of a cancer that is already healing.
Eating significant amounts of protein-rich food is of the utmost importance during the healing of cancers such as lung cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, or glandular breast cancer. When TB bacteria are in the process of decomposing a cancer, the body eliminates, together with the remnants of the tumor, a discharge containing high amounts of protein. Supplementing the lost protein through protein-rich foods can be life-saving. Juice diets or a raw food diet during that period could cause serious complications. The same applies to fasting at that time.
Based on the two-phase pattern of every “disease”, the quality of food, herbs, or dietary supplements appear in an entirely new light. For example, Vitamin C has a “sympathicotonic” quality and as such acts like a stimulant. This explains why Vitamin C “works” with a cold or why it helps to relieve pain (a vagotonic healing symptom), given intravenously. Taken in excessive amounts during the conflict-active phase, Vitamin C can augment the symptoms, including the growth of tumors. In the healing phase, on the other hand, Vitamin C decreases the healing symptoms but also prolongs the healing phase. This could be a welcome measure to slow down healing symptoms that are very intense (see About Medication above).
Coffee is, like Vitamin C, a stimulant. That is why drinking coffee relieves headaches (a vagotonic symptom). However, too much coffee during the conflict-active phase also amplifies the related symptoms, for instance, water retention and water retention-related weight gain (caused by abandonment or existence conflicts). This also applies to soft-drinks, “energy drinks”, and any other stimulating liquids.
Undeniably, GNM also offers exciting new insights for nutritionists and herbalists.