Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, M.D.
In 1992, a friend of mine gave me some tapes to evaluate. They ended up in my car on a pile of other tapes I had been asked to listen to. A year later, my friend asked me if I had ever listened to the tapes. To be honest, I couldnt even remember getting them from her. So that evening, on my way home, I finally played them.It was a life altering moment for me. What I heard was earth shattering. It was revolutionary and changed everything I believed. For a moment I felt threatened. At the same time, it was the most astounding and wonderful thing I had ever heard. It helped me to put everything I knew about holistic medicine into total perspective. It answered all my questions about disease - how it starts - progresses - it explained the so-called spontaneous healing of cancer. It explained metastasis and furthermore it explained why we got results and why we didn't, regardless of whether the patient was taking allopathic or alternative treatment. He also claimed he had scientific proof! I learned more about the nature of illness from those tapes than I had learned from the study and practice of natural medicine in fourteen years.
Essentially, what Dr. Hamer had discovered was absolute proof of the mind-body connection. By proof, I mean that he has confirmed, in more than 31,000 case studies since 1981, that a biological conflict creates a sequence of events that simultaneously affect the psyche, brain, and organ. Whats more, he discovered that specific kinds of conflicts created specific disease states such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemia, eczema, psoriasis, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, asthma, heart disease, diabetes and hypoglycemia. The list goes on.He is able to confirm this on the emotional level (the actual conflict), the physical level (the disease manifestation), and on the brain level (confirmed by a catscan of the brain). He learned to detect this by observing the brain relays and how they appear on a CT (computerized tomography).
In addition, he found that all diseases had two phases that had a direct correlation to the amount of time the patient was in conflict. Some diseases appeared in the conflict active phase and some appeared in the post conflict or resolution phase, depending on which area of the brain was affected.
He also discovered that the exact nature of the conflict predetermined which part of the brain and specifically which brain relay would be affected.
In the first phase, the conflict active phase, the patient generally experienced what we have come to know as cold diseases, such as angina, MS, some cancers or functional loss such as diabetes, visual impairment, loss of smell, hearing, etc. They experienced cold hands and feet, weight loss, and sleeplessness. They were in what Dr. Hamer calls sympathicotonia.
The second phase would only occur when and if their conflict was resolved. This phase is the hot phase, or vagotonia, as Dr. Hamer calls it, where the patient experiences warm hands and feet, sleeps well again and has an appetite. Unfortunately this is also the phase in which the patient develops inflammation, fever, infection, arthritis, headaches, etc.
How did Dr. Hamer come to these conclusions? Most holistic practitioners accepted the mind body connection, but it had never been proven.
Dr. Hamer's research began officially in the University hospital in Munich where he was chief internist at the cancer clinic. He himself was recovering from cancer of the testes and instinctively felt that its occurrence was somehow related to a very dramatic event in his life. That event was the death of his son Dirk who had been shot by the Italian crown prince of the house of Savoy. At this cancer clinic he was able to interview all the patients with reproductive organ cancers and discovered that they had all had very similar dramatic events in their lives just prior to the diagnosis of their disease. Thats when he found that these specific kinds of conflicts created specific kinds of cancers in the body.What exactly does he mean by conflicts? Everyone has conflict and everyone has stress in his or her life. The actual conflict, Dr. Hamer found, had to be what he calls biological in nature.
A biological conflict as opposed to a psychological conflict is a very primal response to an event in a person's life that completely catches them off guard. As a matter of fact, most people describe this event as feeling as if they were struck by lightning, they develop cold hands and feet, lose their appetite, can't sleep, their mind keeps dwelling on the trauma and they have trouble talking to anyone about it.
These conflicts, in order to qualify as biological in nature must be unanticipated and can involve a separation from a loved one, a territorial loss, a self devaluation, a profound fear, a fight over something that we believe rightfully belongs to us, injuries inflicted through accidents or harsh words, or even a fear for our lives or the life of a loved one. The list goes on. These biological responses, he found, were preprogrammed into our brains and are responsible for creating most of the disease states we are familiar with today.
What happens physiologically at the initiation of this biological shock-conflict, or DHS (Dirk Hamer Syndrome) as Dr. Hamer now calls it? At the time of the DHS, a lesion appears on a specific brain relay, depending on the exact nature of the conflict, and begins to set off a sequence of events on the physical body. What occurs physiologically depends on the area of the brain that this DHS has made its impact.
If the point of impact is on the pons of the brain stem or the cerebellum (the old brain), then as long as the person is in conflict, a tumor will grow for that period of time. As soon as the conflict is resolved, the tumor stops growing! If the conflict impacts the cerebrum (the new brain), there is tissue degeneration in the conflict active phase and tissue growth in the conflict resolution phase!
If this is true, then what about metastasis? Metastasis, Dr. Hamer explains, is produced by yet another DHS unless the nature of the conflict is multi-faceted in nature and the DHS is responsible for impacting more than one brain relay. How does he confirm this? He confirms this by observing the CT of the brain.
In 1982, Dr. Hamer found peculiar markings on the specific brain relay that was connected to the diseased organ of a seriously ill patient. That is when he made the startling discovery that the brain mediates between the psyche and the organ. From then on he studied CTs meticulously to see if he could determine what was going on at the organ level. He consistently observed that when a patient was in a conflict active state there was a visible target ring configuration on a specific relay connected to the tissue of the organ and when the conflict was resolved these target configurations would begin to blur and change their appearance. Now Dr. Hamer has perfected this skill to the point where he can look at a catscan of the brain and tell exactly what is going on in the body and which phase the patient is in.
The result of his findings were the Five Biological Laws and the formulation of a disease chart in which he outlines the disease, the kind of biological conflict that may cause it, where it can be seen in the brain, how it manifests in the conflict active phase and what to expect in the conflict resolution (or healing) phase.
More astounding is the fact that Dr. Hamers research is empirical and each case must be confirmed on three levels - the psyche, the brain and the organ. In order to prove one disease state within the Five Biological Laws, seven criteria, including histological criteria, the cerebral topographic (brain), organ topographic (disease), conflict content (psyche) and microbial criteria must be fulfilled. If investigated thoroughly, a single case must have 126 testable and reproducible facts. These criteria will double if a person has two diseases, and so on.With this in mind, consider breast cancer - a hot issue these days. Dr Hamer found that in EVERY CASE HE STUDIED there was a separation issue in the womans life. The kind of separation issue, or the kind of relationship that was in question, determined exactly which breast was affected and whether it was the milk duct or the gland itself that would manifest the cancer. For example: in a left-handed woman, a mother-child or daughter-mother conflict would ALWAYS affect the right breast. A partner conflict would affect the left breast. The opposite would occur in right-handed women. (A persons laterality can easily be assessed by the clapping test. The dominant side will be determined by which hand is on top). More astonishing, he discovered that when the breast gland was affected, the tumor would grow for as long as the woman was in conflict, and actually stop growing when the conflict was resolved. The relays for the breast gland can be found in the cerebellum (old brain). When the milk duct was affected, the tumor would only begin to grow AFTER THE CONFLICT WAS RESOLVED, and it would grow only for exactly the same period of time that she had been in conflict. The relay for the milk duct is found in the cerebral cortex (the new brain). By correctly observing the emotional picture of a breast cancer patient, one can now see when the right time is for therapy, and when to wait.Dr. Hamer's research has certainly laid new foundations in the understanding of medicine today, whether it's natural or allopathic. He has uncovered the true nature of illness and made total sense of it. He has found the key to both good health and disease and has laid the groundwork for correctly handling the patient so that he or she can recover with the least amount of stress. Incredible as it may seem, by helping the patient to get in touch with the conflict which is responsible for the illness, further progress of the disease can be controlled.
There are times however, when the conflict should not be resolved because the physical response in the conflict resolution phase can be overwhelming. So before any practitioner attempts to work with the New Medicine, they must be completely informed of Dr. Hamers findings in order to help and not hinder their patient's progress.CONCLUSION
In conclusion, the solutions in the application of the New Medicine are dependent upon several important factors:
1. Is the disease manifestation in the conflict active phase or in the resolution phase?
2. The tissue affected - is it growing or degenerating?
3. Can the conflict be resolved?
4. Should the conflict be resolved?
5. Will resolving the conflict create complications?
6. If surgery or therapy is needed, is it the right time?
This unique approach to mind/body medicine should only be applied by a practitioner well-versed in its rules. Ideally, the practitioner should have a solid background in anatomy and physiology and be able to get in touch with the exact conflict content. To confirm everything, the ability to read a brain CT would also be necessary. Once the practitioner is well acquainted with these guidelines, they can assess the individuals state of health from any level - psyche, brain, or disease manifestation.