The Kidney Collecting Tubules (KCT) Constellation is a specific type of Brainstem Constellation.

Biological conflicts: abandonment conflict, existence conflict, refugee conflict – feeling like a “fish out of water”

Brain and Organ Level: An abandonment conflict, existence conflict, or refugee conflict corresponds to the kidney collecting tubules. The kidney collecting tubules of the right kidney are controlled from the right side of the brainstem; the kidney collecting tubules of the left kidney are controlled from the left side of the brainstem. There is no cross-over correlation from the brain to the organ.

The first conflict impacts randomly in the right or left brainstem hemisphere. The KCT Constellation is established, the moment both kidney collecting tubules relays are affected. The constellation can be permanent or recurring due to tracks or conflict relapses.
Mentally, the KCT Constellation presents as disorientation. People in this constellation have a poor sense of direction and get easily lost in unfamiliar places. They are puzzled by directions and tend to confuse right and left. They have a hard time finding their way around in big buildings such as hotels, office buildings, or airports. Large shopping malls are like a maze where they go in circles until – at last – they find their way out (which is usually not where they came in). Driving in new areas is highly distressing. Closed roads, diversion signs, or taking the wrong exit on a highway throws them into a state of panic. They certainly don't enjoy traveling by themselves and have no inclination to explore new destinations (compare with Flying Constellation). When they have to take a plane, they are at the airport long before departure. They usually go straight to the gate and sit close to the counter, boarding card and passport in their hands; they are also the first to board.

NOTE: Disorientation develops only with a KCT Constellation, not with a Brainstem Constellation involving only one of the two kidney collecting tubules relays.

It is a well-known phenomenon that people who get lost in the desert curve around in loops, all the while believing they are walking in straight lines. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany suggest that it is the lack of external reference points that causes someone to walk in circles (“Why Do Humans Walk in Circles?”, Live Science, August 5, 2011). Dr. Hamer's findings shows that a lack of internal or emotional reference points, experienced as an abandonment, existence, or refugee conflict, generates the same behavior. Animals behave in a similar way. A young deer, for instance, that is lost does not leave the area because if it were to run around, the mother could not find it.

The degree of disorientation is proportional to the intensity of the conflicts. With a strong constellation, the disorientation might reach a degree that the person no longer recognizes his surroundings. In the elderly, a KCT Constellation is often caused by being hospitalized (first refugee conflict) and then transferred to a nursing home (second refugee conflict), where they feel like a “fish out of water”, away from their home and their family (see also dementia linked to separation conflicts).

This brain scan shows a KCT Constellation (view the GNM diagram) caused by two refugee conflicts.

The story: “When the woman in this case study was five years old, she was told, ‘If you are not good, you're going to Aunt Clara.’ Indeed, the latter wanted to gladly adopt the child, which was not a rarity in children's families at that time. To be sure, Aunt Clara was not at all a monster, she was nice ... but the idea of being separated from her parents, siblings, playmates, her parents' house and the neighbors was very frightening. The child suffered a refugee conflict caused by the fear of having to move away. We do not exactly know when and on what occasion the second conflict occurred, but it was most likely during a visit at Aunt Clara’s. The child was anxious to go back home and was afraid to be left behind with her aunt. Because she heard over and over again, ‘If you are not good, you will go to Aunt Clara’, the child lived in constant fear of being deported to her aunt. From that time onwards, she had two conflict tracks; the one was not to be good, and the other was to travel in the first place. This has remained so until the time of the present recordings (1994). Although the patient is now 50 years old, mother of an adult daughter and the wife of a doctor, she still tries to be good and, if at all possible, never to travel. A further conflict track is her mother who had always said that certain sentence, so heavy with consequences. The patient needs only to get a letter from her mother or speak to her over the phone and she instantly has a recurrence of her refugee conflict! If she now were to travel, then she would have two refugee conflicts affecting the collecting tubules of both kidneys.
   Once, however, it so happened that both conflict tracks were activated at the same time, when, after an argument with her mother, she was persuaded by her husband to go to Bavaria (Germany) with him for a short vacation. As soon as they had driven a few hundred kilometers, the husband realized with astonishment that his wife was completely disoriented. Perhaps, he thought, it would get better at their destination; but there it was even worse. Over and over, his wife asked where she was, could not find the hotel room and wandered around the hotel completely disoriented. Since her husband knew the New Medicine, he immediately understood that his wife was in a KCT Constellation. As he later told us at a seminar, he asked himself: ‘What would Dr. Hamer now do or advise?’ Answer: He would say: ‘Go home with your wife right away!’ And that’s what they did. The doctor took his disoriented wife by the hand, put her back in the car, re-packed their luggage and went home as quickly as possible where they arrived late in the afternoon. However, his wife did not recognize her own house and asked her husband where they were. Again, the husband asked himself: ‘What would Dr. Hamer now do or advise?’ Answer: ‘He would say: Go with your wife where she loves to be most.’ Well, that was easy to do. The chicken and goose coop at the end of the garden, about 50 meters from the house was his wife’s preferred place to be. Again, he took her by the hand and went with her to the chicken coop. There they remained for a while and watched the chickens. Finally, his wife turned around and said: ‘Horst, we are at home!’” (Source: Ryke Geerd Hamer, Vermächtnis einer Neuen Medizin, Vol. 2, p. 105).
The KCT Constellation creates, therefore, a compulsion to stay close to home. The purpose of this need originates in the biological conflict of being swept out of the water environment and washed ashore. The instinctive response of staying put (figuratively speaking, “close to shore”) provides the chance to be picked up by the next wave and carried back home, so to speak. This innate behavior is controlled from the two kidney collecting tubules relays and activated by the constellation.

Thus, people in a KCT Constellation move only within a certain radius of their home. The more intense the constellation, the smaller that radius becomes. A strong constellation might generate a fear of leaving one's home, a fear of traveling even short distances (“When I think about getting in the car and going somewhere, I feel panic and think it's too far to go”), or a fear of public transportation (moving away from the home base). Here we also find what is known as agoraphobia, a fear of open places and crowds (compare with claustrophobia with a Motor Cortex Constellation and social withdrawal with an Autistic Constellation). The fear is, essentially, an anxiety of not being able to get back home (see also anxiety attacks and panic attacks) that originates from a previous abandonment, existence, or refugee conflict experienced as being “thrown into the desert”.

The Biological Special Programs run at the same time on the organ level. With the conflict of “feeling like a fish out of water”, the kidney collecting tubules close through cell proliferation causing water retention in order to supply the organism with sufficient amount of water. Hence, both the physical and mental symptoms serve a biological purpose. It has long been noticed that persons with little urine output are also disoriented. The “uremic disorientation”, as it is termed, is thought to be the result of the minimal urinary excretion. The real reason, however, is the KCT Constellation. Dr. Hamer: “Oliguria (a urine output between 150-400 ml daily) and anuria (less than 50 ml per day) are terms that indicate not only a physical but also a psychiatric diagnosis.” The same holds true when someone is on dialysis due to the failure of both kidneys. The disorientation seen in dialysis patients is not, as assumed, caused by dehydration, Vitamin B12 deficiency, or low blood sugar, but instead by a schizophrenic constellation involving both kidney collecting tubules relays. It goes without saying that dialysis patients often suffer additional existence conflicts, which exacerbates the mental symptoms. NOTE: The surgical removal of a kidney or of both (bilateral nephrectomy) does not remove the disorientation because the disorientation is brain-controlled!

The lateral eye muscle (smooth lateral rectus) is supplied by the abducens nerve (sixth cranial nerve) that originates in the control centers of the kidney collecting tubules. In the event of an abandonment, existence, or refugee conflict, the lateral eye muscle pulls the eye(s) outward. When the conflict impacts in the right kidney tubules relay, the right eye deviates towards the right; when the left kidney tubules relay is involved, the left eye deviates towards the left (compare with strabismus related to the extraocular eye muscles). With a KCT Constellation, both eyes deviate sideways, which, biologically speaking, enables the individual to keep the ocean, that is, the home in sight.
In addition to the spatial disorientation, the KCT Constellation creates a loss of sense of time, precisely, a loss of sense of the present time (compare with short-term memory loss related to a (Post)Sensory Cortex Constellation). An intense constellation causes delusions of living in an earlier period of one’s life. And this is exactly the purpose of the constellation. When the abandonment, existence, or refugee conflicts become emotionally too difficult, the constellation allows a person to retreat into an emotional sanctuary, where one feels not alone.

Confusion, being lost in a figurative sense, is another indication of a KCT Constellation (see also Brainstem Constellation). It has been observed that people, regardless of age, become confused when they are hospitalized. Some don’t even recognize family members who come to visit. When this occurs in the elderly, doctors quickly interpret this as a sign of dementia. In February 2017, a German article appeared on entitled “Zu Hause gesund, im Krankenhaus plötzlich dement” [Healthy at home, demented in the hospital]. The author writes: “These patients do not suffer from dementia or confusion that developed because of their age. The confusion is rather the consequence of being in the hospital. Because the moment they are back at home, the confusion disappears.” With German New Medicine we now have the science that explains this apparent discrepancy.

What is termed a “coma vigil” (agrypnia coma) is caused by an acute KCT Constellation. A coma vigil is a semi-conscious, persistent vegetative state, in which the patient appears awake with eyes open and staring. The person is totally unresponsive and unable to recognize his or her surroundings.
Disorientation, a loss of sense of time, and confusion are symptoms of so called Alzheimer’s disease (see also Alzheimer’s with short-term memory loss and dementia related to a (Post)Sensory Cortex Constellation). In conventional medicine it is assumed that Alzheimer’s is either genetic, caused by a B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, systemic infections, or the consequence of a stroke. Dr. Hamer's research shows that the mental condition presented with Alzheimer’s is the result of continuous abandonment, existence, or refugee conflicts. The increasing number of people with Alzheimer’s in today’s aging population has nothing to do with faulty genes, vitamin deficiencies and the like but is directly linked to a society where more and more people live in poverty (existence conflicts) and where many of the elderly live by themselves or in nursing homes (abandonment conflicts, refugee conflicts). In societies where the elders are revered and integrated in their community, “Alzheimer's disease” is unknown.

“Being lonely when you’re older doubles the risks of Alzheimer’s”

(Archives of General Psychiatry, 2007)
Hoarding, the compulsion to accumulate certain items, is also linked to a KCT Constellation (compare with “messie syndrome” related to a Flying Constellation). Driven by ongoing existence conflicts, the hoarder saves certain items such as household supplies or food in the belief that they could be needed at some point in the future. With underlying abandonment conflicts, the saved items (books, magazines, newspapers, and the like) have an emotional significance. Surrounded by the things he/she hoards, the person feels safe and not alone. What exactly a person hoards points to the original conflicts.  
This video shows a woman who is hoarding stuffed animals. Note her behavior at 0:54-1:36, revealing a maturity stop.

Collecting mania and compulsive buying serve the same purpose. The irresistible impulse to collect certain items and to overshop often stems from an emotional need caused by persistent abandonment or existence conflicts (compare with addictive behaviors).