German New Medicine Therapy - a brief Summary

The discoveries of
Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer -
presented by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

A brief summary

Dr. Hamer: Many of us will at one time or another experience a conflict and get cancer, but that is a normal part of life, and not such a bad thing at all, once one understands the principles of the Five Biological Laws. Even if some people are concerned about GNM not embracing conventional medical (dis)beliefs, they will soon be convinced by the force of the logic, the beauty, and the general common sense approach of the GNM therapy.

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 because the resolution of a 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 degree of conflict activity, downgrading an intense conflict is a most important step. Reducing an intense conflict, for example, through finding partial resolutions, a change of attitude, or distraction, decreases the symptoms on the organ level. Thus, a smaller "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.

Dr. Hamer: “Regarding the diagnosis of cancers, about 40% of routine examinations reveal old encapsulated tumors, which should be left untouched. If the diagnosis has caused any conflicts, such as a death-fright conflict or a self-devaluation conflict, these conflicts need to be addressed. In any case, there is never a reason to panic or to be scared of metastasizing cancer cells”.

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.  

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 cancers such as 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!

Chemo and radiation treatments are brutal and aggressive attacks on a body that is trying to heal.

Dr. Hamer: “If the patient has been made aware of all the facts, he will no longer need to get frightened by his symptoms. He can now fully accept these as the healing symptoms they are - all of which had until now caused fear and panic. In the greatest number of cases, the whole episode will pass without any serious consequences.”

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.

Dr. Hamer: Those groups and individuals who plagiarize and corrupt my discoveries say that GNM cannot offer any therapy. They make the patients as well as the public at large falsely believe that their therapies, their remedies, or their devices are an application of German New Medicine. This deception is serving self-interests and only distracts patients from finding help and healing through the truth of the Five Biological Laws. In over 90% of cases, the body heals itself.”
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 decribed 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 his cancer were the colleague-related affirmations that he was practicing several times a day.
About Complications

Dr. Hamer: “A number of complications can arise during the healing and repair phase - both on the brain level and the organ level. During the vagotonic stage, it is completely normal to feel tired and without energy for several weeks, or even, as in the case of hepatitis, for several months.”

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,i nflammation, 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 gall stones 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 dextrose (grape sugar) or Vitamin C, or by putting an icepack 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 intra-venous fluids are administered during this critical phase, the swelling in the brain increases, which can exacerbate an already serious situation.
About Surgery

Dr. Hamer: “Surgery on a tumor is recommended if vital nerves, arteries or pathways of supply or elimination are affected, for example, when a large growth obstructs the colon, the bile ducts of the liver, or the trachea. This occurs in 15-20% of these cancers and they are the only cases where a tumor may lead to complications. Encapsulated tumors that could not be decomposed because of the absence of the necessary microbes might have to be removed surgically if they cause discomfort to the patient. However, the surgeon should only remove as much tissue as is needed. Since cancers do not metastasize, cutting deeply into healthy tissue is unnecessary.”
About Medication

Dr. Hamer: “As a rule, the use of drugs should be carefully considered and restricted to cases of emergency. Medication can certainly alleviate or eliminate symptoms, or prevent complications that arise during the healing phase. But, no drug and no therapy in the world can truly cure a disease. Only the patient can treat his symptoms, because only he can resolve his conflict and only he can do the healing!”

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 the healing process, while medications with vagotonic qualities such as sedatives do the opposite.

Medication during the Conflict-Active Phase

Dr. Hamer: “During the conflict-active phase, a patient should, if at all, only be given vagotonic drugs, which decrease the state of stress. Sedatives or tranquilizers taken over a longer period of time, however, carry the risk of turning an active conflict into a hanging conflict. They also drastically diminish the motivation and the energetic force necessary to resolve the conflict. Not at all recommended during this period are sympathicotonic agents, since they enhance and prolong the conflict-active symptoms, with potentially serious consequences for the patient.”


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. However, if the microbial activity is too intense, the temporary use of antibiotics is strongly recommended in order to prevent complications such as a septic shock.

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 in 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 cancers 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.

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