The Nature of Tumors

by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

In February 1979, Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer, at the time head internist at an oncology clinic in Munich, Germany, set out on an extraordinary scientific journey. On the basis that all bodily processes are controlled from the brain, Dr. Hamer began to analyze the brain scans of his cancer patients and compared them with their personal histories. What initiated this new approach was that Dr. Hamer himself had been diagnosed with cancer shortly after the tragic death of his son Dirk in December 1978.

What Dr. Hamer discovered was startling. He found that when we suffer unexpected emotional stress, the “conflict shock” impacts an area in the brain that is programmed to deal with exactly the particular type of distress experienced. From over 40,000 case studies, Dr. Hamer established that when the brain receives the impact, which is clearly visible on a brain scan, the organ or tissue that is controlled from the affected brain area also reacts. Depending on the exact nature of the conflict, the organ either responds with cell augmentation, i.e. the growth of a tumor, or with tissue loss.

Let’s take, for example, lung cancer. Our lungs consist of millions of lung alveoli (tiny air sacks) that regulate breathing and, consequently, our body’s oxygen supply. Dr. Hamer found that the type of conflict linked to the alveoli cells is a “death-fright conflict” because in biological terms the death panic is equated with an inability to breathe. The moment the death-fright occurs, for example through a cancer diagnosis shock that is associated with a “death sentence”, the alveoli cells instantly start to multiply, forming a lung tumor. The tumor will continue to grow as long as the death-fright is active. Contrary to the conventional view, the multiplication of lung cells is not a pointless process but serves a very definite biological purpose, namely to improve the capacity of the lungs thereby optimizing the organism’s chance of survival. Dr. Hamer firmly established that a person only develops lung cancer when the brain scan shows a sharp target ring configuration in the corresponding brain area as a result of the impact of an unexpected “death-fright”.

Since healing can only occur after the conflict has been resolved, GNM focuses on identifying and resolving the original conflict. Above all, it is most important to create an environment free of fear and panic so that the “patient” can enter and complete the healing process without the danger of new conflict shocks. During the healing phase, the entire organism undergoes a period of repair and recovery. In the case of lung cancer, the moment the death-fright conflict is resolved, for example through hope and encouragement and most of all through understanding the natural function of the cancer, the tumor stops growing. During the healing phase the tumor is broken down by specialized microbes that have been trained over the course of evolution to do just that. In the case of lung tissue, tubercular bacteria are activated to decompose the now superfluous cells. The remnants of the tumor are coughed out, therefore the sputum contains tubercular secretion often mixed with blood. This condition is clinically called lung tuberculosis. If these helpful microbes are not available, because of vaccination or excessive use of antibiotics, the tumor encapsulates and stays in place. A routine examination might then reveal the harmless nodules and potentially trigger a new cancer diagnosis shock.

What has been said about the healing process of lung cancer applies, according to Dr. Hamer’s findings, equally to cancers of the esophagus, colon, rectum, kidneys, liver, prostate, uterus or the breast glands – whereby each cancer is biologically linked to a specific type of conflict that Dr. Hamer has identified based on thousands of cases.

While organs that are controlled from the old brain (the brain stem and the cerebellum) such as the lungs, the colon, the esophagus, the liver, the kidneys, or the breast glands generate a tumor growth during the conflict active stress phase, the opposite applies for organs that are directed from the new brain (the cerebrum) such as the ovaries and testicles, the cervix, the bronchia, the larynx, the bones and the lymph nodes. These organs respond to conflicts with tissue loss as seen, for example, in ovarian or testicular necrosis – and again the tissue alteration occurs not randomly but for a very definite biological reason. The moment the related conflict is resolved, the tissue that was lost through ulceration during the active stress phase is now being refilled and replenished with new cells. Here we find, for example, tumors of the ovaries and testicles, cervical cancer, bronchial or laryngeal carcinoma, lymphoma as well as various types of sarcoma. According to conventional medical standards these cancers are considered to be malignant growths although they are in fact healing tumors, which degrade along with the completion of the healing phase.

GNM offers – for the first time – biological criteria that classify cancerous growths in relation to the natural laws of embryology and evolutionary science. Dr. Hamer’s findings explain why certain body cells suddenly start to multiply, why a tumor grows on a particular part of the body, what specific conflict provokes the tumor growth, from what part of the brain the tumor is controlled, and what therapeutic approach is feasible for a specific type of cancer. We learn that a tumor that grows during the healing phase as part of a repair process is of entirely different quality than a tumor that grows during conflict activity as a natural response in the battle of survival. Fixated solely on the cancerous growth and failing to recognize the two phases of every disease, standard medicine interprets cancer as cells running amok which, if not kept in check through Chemo, radiation or surgery will eventually kill the organism. As a result of this dogmatic view, the word “cancer” itself has become synonymous with hopelessness, fear and despair.

Based on the natural biological laws that determine the cause, development and healing process of cancer, the doctrine of destructive cancer cells can no longer be maintained. Dr. Hamer’s extensive research on cancer shows that the standard classification of tumors as “benign” or “malignant” becomes redundant. Nature, so we are reminded, doesn’t harbor any malignancy. Nature always works goal-oriented and the ultimate force of Nature is to secure its own survival. Since we, as humans, are part of Nature, which we sometimes seem to forget, Nature always tries to ensure our own survival and that of our off-spring.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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Rethinking Osteoporosis

by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

Osteoporosis, defined as a “disease” in which the bones become porous and weak, occurs (so we learn) predominantly in women following menopause. But why are postmenopausal women at greater risk? Why does not every postmenopausal woman develop it? Why do some suffer more bone loss than others? Why is in one case the spine affected in another the hip or the shoulder? German New Medicine, discovered in 1981 by German internist Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer, offers us sound scientific answers to these questions.

A bit of background information: Dr. Hamer explains disease as a synchronous interaction between the psyche, the brain and the organ. He discovered that every disease is set off by an experience that catches us completely off guard. He called this unexpected conflict shock a DHS (Dirk Hamer Syndrome), in honor of his son Dirk whose sudden tragic death initiated Dr. Hamer’s own cancer. According to German New Medicine, every so-called disease has two phases. During the first, conflict active phase, we feel mentally stressed, we have cold extremities, little appetite, and suffer from sleep disturbances. If we resolve the conflict we enter the resolution or healing phase, as Dr. Hamer likes to call it. This is the period in which the psyche, the brain and the corresponding organ undergo the phase of recovery, an often difficult process with fatigue, fever, inflammations, infections, and pain.

In German New Medicine, the brain (the actual brain matter) is of fundamental importance. Dr. Hamer found that at the very moment we suffer a DHS, the conflict shock impacts a specific area in the brain leaving a mark (a lesion) that is clearly visible on a brain scan. Since each relay in our brain is connected to a particular organ, the tissue that is controlled by the affected brain area responds by developing a tumor, an ulcer, a necrosis, or a functional disturbance. Whether the organ responds to a conflict shock with a growth or a tissue loss depends on the layer of the brain that is affected. By taking into account our knowledge of the evolution of man, Dr. Hamer further discovered that in the course of several million years of evolution each brain layer was programmed with certain biological responses that ensured the survival of the species. For example: if a mammal or a human experiences a sudden death fright, the lung alveoli cells immediately multiply to provide more air intake so that the crisis can be endured. We commonly call that lung cancer. Since every human being is born with these age-old programs, German New Medicine refers to them as “Significant Biological Special Programs of Nature” (SBS), in clear opposition to the term “disease” which implies a dis-order of the organism and a malfunction of nature.

By systematically analyzing thousands of brain CTs of osteoporosis patients, Dr. Hamer established that the bone tissue is always affected when a person experiences a sudden breach of self-esteem. Such a “self-devaluation conflict” can be triggered by an unfair remark, by being put down, by failing at work, in sports or in school or when we feel unsupported. Illness, aging or the transition to retirement provide infinite situations that can trigger a loss of self-confidence. The location always depends on the specific kind of self-devaluation. If we feel devalued as a whole, the entire back will be affected. If we feel devalued below the waist (often a partner problem) the hips will suffer the consequences. A loss of self-respect as in “I am a bad partner” will affect the right shoulder, assuming the person is right-handed. Since the brain plays such an integral part in  German New Medicine, laterality is a decisive factor for assessing the situation.

The brain layer that receives the shock of a self-devaluation is the cerebral medulla (the interior part of the cerebrum), that controls the bones, tendons, muscles, and other supportive tissues that literally carry our self-esteem. On the organ level we see the following changes: at the moment the conflict strikes, the callus cells in the bone begin to decrease, causing gaps and little holes in the bone. The clinical term for this decalcification process is osteoporosis. The longer the conflict lasts the more bone mass will be lost. However, at this stage there is no real danger of fracture because the periosteum, the skin that covers the bone, still provides a stabilizing shield. The conflict resolution is like turning a corner. The moment we regain our self-esteem the gaps will be refilled and the affected bone will be reconstructed. The swelling that comes with the repair process causes the stretching of the periosteum which can be very painful. When the periosteum stretches, the bone loses its support and breaks easily. So it is in the healing process that there is the greatest risk of spontaneous fractures. After the repair is complete the bone is much stronger than before. Biologically, this process serves the purpose of strengthening the bone tissue that was affected by the conflict shock, so that next time we suffer a DHS of this nature, our organism will be better prepared.

German New Medicine provides the missing link of why not every postmenopausal woman develops osteoporosis. As gynecologist Dr. Susan Love documents in her Hormone Book, the correlation between bone loss and estrogen deficiency is purely hypothetical. Dr. Hamer’s research also shows that osteoporosis has nothing to do with hormonal changes but instead a lot with the loss of self-esteem of postmenopausal women. After the kids have left home a woman often feels no longer needed. With the changes that come with menopause women just don’t feel the same. Their physical, mental and sexual performances are not what they used to be. At this stage in life a woman’s self-confidence is very vulnerable.

Hormone Replacement Therapy has been regularly prescribed for a loss of bone density until recent research has put it under new scrutiny (its serious side effects were recently publicized by the Women’s Health Initiative). Does Hormone Replacement Therapy work?  It is well known that estrogen makes a woman look younger which consequently makes her feel more attractive. This estrogen boost might just do the trick to resolve a woman’s self-devaluation conflict.  So it is not the estrogen per se that improves bone health but rather the effect of the hormone on a woman’s psyche. German New Medicine truly offers us a lot to (re)learn.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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Understanding Allergies

by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

As summer is on our door steps, so is for many of us “allergy season”. I often asked myself: Why do some people get hay fever and others don’t? What factors determine whether we are allergic to certain pollen or to other agents such as animal hair, certain food substances, metals, feather pillows, mold, or cigarette smoke?

Over the last few decades, medical science has come up with numerous theories about what causes an allergic reaction. One of the most popular views is that we develop an allergy when our organism is exposed to an offending substance at a time when our defense system is weak. But why does one person react with a runny nose, another with asthma and yet another with a skin rash?

Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer, internist, medical researcher and originator of  German New Medicine, explains the entire allergic process as a biological interplay between psyche, brain and the corresponding organ. In 1981 Dr. Hamer discovered that every disease starts with a shock experience that catches us completely off guard. He called this unexpected conflict a DHS (Dirk Hamer Syndrome), in honor of his son Dirk whose tragic death initiated Dr. Hamer’s own cancer. Such an unanticipated event doesn’t necessarily have to be spectacular. It can simply be triggered by unanticipated anger or when somebody strikes us with an offending remark. Dr. Hamer found that at the moment we experience a DHS, the conflict shock impacts a specific area in the brain causing a lesion that can be clearly identified on a brain scan as a set of sharp target rings. The response on the organ is determined by which part of the brain received the conflict shock.

According to German New Medicine, every so-called disease has two phases. During the first, conflict active phase, we feel mentally stressed, we have cold extremities, little appetite, and suffer from sleep disturbances. If we resolve the conflict we enter the resolution or healing phase. Thus is the period in which the psyche, the brain and the corresponding organ undergo the phase of recovery, an often difficult process with fatigue, fever, inflammations, infections, and pain.

Symptoms that are typical for both the common cold and certain allergic reactions are nasal congestion, a runny nose and sneezing. The nasal mucous membrane is controlled by a brain relay in the frontal lobe of the cerebrum. By analyzing thousands of brain scans, Dr. Hamer established that it is exactly this particular brain area that is affected when we experience a “This stinks!”-conflict, as he likes to call it. His findings confirm that a “stink”-conflict can be experienced in real terms, for instance through a sudden offensive smell, or in a figurative sense. At the moment the conflict occurs, the nasal mucosa begins to ulcerate, a process that usually goes unnoticed. What is noticeable, however, are the typical signs of the conflict active phase like shivers, a loss of appetite and a certain restlessness. But as soon as we resolve the conflict, often by leaving the environment or situation that “stinks”, the ulceration in the nasal mucous membrane gets replenished. The refilling of the tissue loss causes nasal congestion and often headaches due to the brain edema in the affected brain area that also tries to heal. Sneezing and a runny nose are therefore signs that the organism is finally getting rid of the residue of the repair process and, figuratively speaking, of what caused the “stink” to begin with.

When we experience an unexpected conflict shock, our mind is in an acute awareness situation. Highly alert, our subconscious picks up all components that surround the conflict such as smells, tastes, sounds, objects, or people and stores them until the conflict is completely resolved. In German New Medicine, the imprints that remain in the aftermath of the DHS are called tracks. These tracks are most significant because if a person is already in the healing phase and suddenly sets on a track through association or real contact, the entire conflict relapses and the Special Biological Program with all the symptoms that belong to the particular conflict starts all over again. This is, in biological terms, an allergic reaction. So what is commonly called an allergy is in fact already the healing phase after the conflict relapse. The biological purpose of the allergy is to serve as a warning system that says: “In such a situation, you’ve had a DHS. Watch out!”

If somebody is allergic to a certain food like peanuts, eggs, strawberries or chocolate, the food substance was most likely consumed at the moment of the conflict shock. Now we have to be clear: When we leave the irritating substance out of the diet, it is NOT the avoidance of the food that cures the allergy, it is the avoidance of the track! If a person reacts to a certain pollen with a runny nose, we can conclude that the pollen in question was present when a “This stinks!” conflict took place. As long as the conflict is not completely resolved the specific pollen will serve as a track and the “seasonal allergy” will recur year after year.

Tracks always have to be taken into consideration when we are dealing with “chronic” disorders such as arthritis, angina pectoris, asthma, hemorrhoids, or recurring infections. According to German New Medicine, the term “chronic” indicates that we have fallen back into the same conflict again and again. In order to interrupt the continual relapse cycle and be able to complete the healing phase once and for all, we have to identify the track(s) that were laid together with the original conflict shock. Clues for the cause of the allergy are usually hidden in the “context” of the allergic reaction. All circumstances such as time, place and the specific symptoms have to be carefully scrutinized.  For instance, if a person suffers from migraines only on weekends, we will most likely find the source at the workplace. While nothing will be noticed during the week, on the time off, away from the “culprit”, the organism takes the first chance to heal. By integrating German New Medicine into our daily lives we learn with growing gratitude the language in which Mother Nature speaks to us.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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Torn From My Skin

by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

There are many speculations why our skin becomes suddenly irritated and ill. Theories range from genetic predispositions, a sensitivity to food substances, to poor circulation and stress. Regardless of which theory is in vogue, conventional dermatology is at a loss when it comes to questions like: What provokes the outbreak of a skin disease? What determines its severity and duration? Why does one person develop an eczema, another psoriasis and yet another herpes? Why does a skin rash appear on a particular part of the body? Why is it on the left side rather than on the right?

Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer, the originator of German New Medicine (GNM), is the first who provides solid scientific research for understanding the true nature of diseases. By comparing and analyzing his patient’s medical records, personal histories, and brains scans (computer tomogram of the brain), Dr. Hamer made a startling discovery. He found that every disease (cancer, heart conditions, diabetes, MS, arthritis, etc.) is caused by an identifiable type of “conflict shock” (loss, abandonment, self-devaluation, etc.), which correlates to the same area in the brain that controls the disease. He also established that every disease runs in two phases, provided the related conflict can be resolved. The first, conflict active phase, is characterized by mental and emotional distress, cold extremities, little appetite, and sleep disturbances. The second phase or healing phase shows typically symptoms such as fatigue, head aches, fever, inflammation, or painful swelling.

The quintessence of Dr. Hamer’s fundamental discoveries is that diseases such as cancer are not the result of a malfunctioning organism, but instead are Significant Biological Special Programs (SBS), which have been successfully practiced for millions of years.

Based on thousands of patients’ cases, Dr. Hamer found that a skin disorder is always linked to a “separation conflict” which a person experiences as if “my child, my parent, my partner, my friend … was torn from my skin”. The brain scan analyses showed that this type of emotional distress impacts without exception in the so-called sensory cortex, which is the part of the brain that developed during the course of evolution in accordance with the organization of herds, packs, and families, and the ability to express the social and emotional bond through skin contact.

A separation from a loved one can be emotionally very distressing. In Nature, the separation from the pack, from a mate or an off-spring is, biologically speaking, an emergency situation. Thus, a Significant Biological Special Program (SBS) is in place to assist the organism in coping with this traumatic event.  During the conflict active stress phase, the skin loses epidermal cells causing a loss of sensitivity towards touch. This sensory “paralysis” is a natural form of protection from further traumas of this kind. As a result of the loss of epidermal cells, the skin becomes dry, rough, and may flake.

The resolution of the conflict is the turning point. Together with the healing that takes place on the psychological level, the skin also starts to heal by refilling and replenishing the ulcerated area with new cells. During this repair process the skin becomes inflamed, itchy, blistery, and swollen. Skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, hives, or herpes are therefore positive signs indicating that a natural healing process is taking its course. Neurodermatitis is a “chronic” inflammation of the skin. In GNM, the term “chronic” means that the healing phase cannot be completed due to constant conflict relapses. The GNM therapy focuses therefore on identifying the original conflict situation as well as the triggers that interrupt the repair process and are the underlying reason why the healing phase is prolonged. The two-phase pattern of all diseases also gives us a better understanding of psoriasis. Psoriasis, so Dr. Hamer found, always involves two separation conflicts. The active conflict shows as flaky skin, the resolved conflict shows red patches. The result is a familiar picture: silvery scales on a red surface.

Skin disorders are on the increase especially among children. Children often suffer a separation conflict when another sibling is born, when Mom goes back to work, when they fear that the parents might split up or when they do separate. As soon as the child comes to terms with the new situation, dermatitis develops, typically on the inside of the arms. Psychologically, this reflects that the separation was experienced as: “I can no longer embrace you!”, “I can no longer hold you!”.

This leads us to the question why a skin disorder appears on a certain area of the body. And Dr. Hamer discovered yet another biological rule: He found that if a right-handed person suffers a separation conflict over a child or his/her mother, the left side of the body will be affected; if the conflict is over a partner (everybody except our mother or our children), the right side will respond. For left-handed people it is reversed. However, this innate biological program can also run exclusively at the site where the separation was subjectively experienced, for example, on the cheek, on the belly, or on whatever area of the skin we feel that a loved one was “torn from”.

Another natural significant response to a loss of physical contact is a dysfunction of short term memory. We know this phenomenon from mammals, e.g. cats, when a mother no longer recognizes her babies that were taken away from her. We humans, who have been sharing our environment with mammals for millions of years, respond exactly the same way. The “forgetfulness” during the state of distress over a separation is also biologically meaningful as it aids the organism in managing the emotional distress on the mental level. When our children have this “disorder”, it is called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), when our elderly “pack members” begin to lose their memory, it is called Alzheimer’s disease. But a look at our modern society quickly reveals why these conditions are becoming more prevalent.

German New Medicine is more than an exact natural science. Dr. Hamer’s profound discoveries also remind us that we have forgotten to live according to our biological nature. With this awareness we can consciously practice “togetherness” and at the same time practice real preventive medicine.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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A New Understanding of Breast Cancer

by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

German New Medicine was discovered by German internist Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer, who, for the last twenty years, has provided us with ground-breaking empirical research about the origin, development and healing of diseases. To understand the true nature of breast cancer, I will first introduce you to the basic principles of German New Medicine.

What Dr. Hamer found was that every disease starts with a shock experience that catches us completely off guard. He called such an unexpected event a DHS (Dirk Hamer Syndrome), named after his son Dirk whose sudden tragic death initiated Dr. Hamer’s own cancer.

Such an unanticipated event doesn’t always have to be spectacular. It can simply be triggered when we failed an important exam or when somebody hits us with a harsh remark. It is important to understand that a DHS differs greatly from a psychological problem. A DHS is a biological event that not only occurs in the psyche but simultaneously in the brain and on an organ.

At the very moment we suffer a DHS the conflict shock impacts a specific brain area causing a lesion that is clearly visible on a brain scan as a set of sharp target rings. Since each area in our brain is connected to a particular organ, the location of the brain lesion determines which organ will be affected. In other words: specific biological conflicts cause specific physical responses in the body, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc.

Since every human being is born with these programs in the brain,  German New Medicine refers to them as “Special Meaningful Biological Programs of Nature”, in clear opposition to the term “disease” which implies a disorder and malfunction of the organism.

According to Dr. Hamer’s findings, every Biological Program (“disease”) runs in two phases provided that there is a resolution to the conflict. Let me illustrate this two-phased development with the example of breast cancer.

Let’s say a woman is walking on the sidewalk with her child. Suddenly, the child runs into the street and is struck by a car. Naturally, the mother is in total panic. She suffers, in biological terms, a “mother-child-worry-conflict” and instantly the Special Biological Program for this particular conflict is switched on.

With the conflict shock she enters the first phase, the conflict active phase, with very definite symptoms: mentally, she is totally preoccupied with what happened, she can’t sleep, she can’t eat, her hands and feet are cold – that’s why the conflict active phase is also called the COLD phase. If the woman is right-handed, the conflict will impact in the right side of the cerebellum (old brain) in the area that controls the breast glands in her left breast. If the “worry-conflict” would be over a partner, the right breast would suffer the consequences. With left-handed women it is reversed. Since the brain plays such an integral part in German New Medicine, laterality is a decisive factor.

At the moment when the conflict impacts in the brain, the affected brain cells send a command to the corresponding body cells to stimulate the production of specialized breast gland cells to produce more milk for the ailing child. Even if the woman is not breast feeding, the event still triggers the onset of this response. As long as the mother is conflict active the breast cells will keep multiplying, forming a “glandular breast tumor”. By systematically analyzing hundreds of brain scans of patients with breast cancer, Dr. Hamer clearly established that cancer of the breast glands always has to do with worries or arguments within what a woman considers to be her “nest”, e.g. her home, her children, her partner, her pet, her workplace.

With the resolution of the conflict, when the child is well again, the second phase begins. In the healing phase the woman will be very tired, her appetite will return, her hands and feet will become warm again – that’s why the healing phase is also called the WARM phase. Unfortunately this is also the phase in which a patient develops inflammation, fever, infection and might suffer considerable pain. In the organ we also see an instant change: with the child being safe and sound, there is no reason to produce more of these precious breast gland cells. The tumor will immediately stop growing and the now superfluous cells will be decomposed with the help of special bacteria that are on standby for exactly that task. Since microbes are so indispensable for our survival, their different assignments were also programmed into the brain that now controls their many activities in our body. German New Medicine refutes the standard view that microbes are our enemies that are out to destroy us. On the contrary, given the purposeful co-existence of man and microbes, microbes are identified as our loyal helpers that maintain our organs and our tissues.

While the glands of the breasts are affected when a woman suffers a “mother-child-nest-conflict”, the milk ducts will react when she encounters a separation conflict, for example if her child, or her mother, or her partner was “torn from her breast”. Since the milk ducts are controlled by the sensory cortex in the cerebrum (new brain), the tissue will respond differently: during the conflict active phase, the milk canals show small ulcers with the biological purpose to widen the diameter of the ducts to aid the discharge of milk that is no longer required. As soon as the conflict is resolved the ulcerated tissue will be replenished. Conventional oncology calls this cell proliferation that occurs during the healing phase an “intra-ductal carcinoma”. German New Medicine offers a different view. After having carefully observed Nature’s biological laws for more than two decades, Dr. Hamer can assure us that such a “healing tumor” is a harmless lump that will slowly degrade during the healing process.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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What Are So-Called Diseases?

by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

German New Medicine (GNM) is based on the findings of medical doctor Ryke Geerd Hamer, M.D. Dr. Hamer received his medical degree in 1961 from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He is specialized in internal medicine and practiced at different University clinics in Germany. Dr. Hamer also shared a medical practice with his wife, Sigrid. Together they raised four children.

The 18th of August 1978 was, in Dr. Hamer’s own words, the darkest day of his life. On that day, Dr. Hamer received the shocking news that his oldest son Dirk had been accidentally shot. Dirk died four months later in his father’s arms.

Shortly after Dirk’s death, Dr. Hamer was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since he had never been seriously ill, he immediately assumed that the development of his cancer could be directly related to the tragic loss of his son.

Dirk’s death and his own experience with cancer set Dr. Hamer on an extraordinary scientific journey. At the time head internist of a German cancer clinic, Dr. Hamer began to investigate his patients’ histories and soon learned that, like him, they all had suffered unexpected emotional distress prior to their cancer development. But he took his research even further. On the basis that all bodily events are controlled from the brain, he analyzed his patients’ brain scans and compared them with their medical records. This was an entirely new approach. Until then, no studies had examined the origin of disease in the brain and the role of the brain as the mediator between our emotions and a diseased organ.

What Dr. Hamer discovered was startling. He found that when we suffer unexpected emotional distress, like an unexpected separation, a loss of a loved-one, or sudden worries or anger, the brain triggers a biological emergency program to respond to the exact conflict shock being experienced. He established that the very moment the conflict occurs, the shock impacts a specific area in the brain causing a lesion that is visible on a brain scan as a set of sharp concentric rings (see picture). With the impact the shock is communicated to the corresponding organ. Whether the organ responds to the conflict with the development of a tumor (cancer), a heart condition, or tissue loss as we see in osteoporosis or stomach ulcers, is determined by the exact type of emotional distress.

Let’s take for example colon cancer: The biological conflict linked to our intestine is, as Dr. Hamer calls it an “indigestible morsel conflict”. Animals experience these morsel conflicts in real terms, when, for example, a chunk of food is stuck in the intestinal canal. In response to this potentially life-threatening situation, the intestinal cells immediately start to multiply. The biological purpose of the cell augmentation is to produce more digestive juices so that the food morsel can be broken down and can pass through. We humans inherited this biological response program. For us, an “indigestible morsel” can translate into an insult, a difficult divorce, a fight over money or property, or a court case that we cannot “digest”. Dr. Hamer found that when we experience such an “indigestible” conflict, the same process of cell proliferation is initiated, controlled from the part of the brain that controls our colon. As long as a person is distressed about the “indigestible issue” the cells keep multiplying, forming what is called a colon tumor. Conventional medicine interprets these additional cells as “malignant”. Based on thousands of case studies, Dr. Hamer shows that these additional cells (the tumor), are what we could call “disposable cells” that are only useful for the time being. The moment the “indigestible morsel” can be digested, the superfluous cells are no longer needed.

Dr. Hamer also discovered that every “disease” runs in two phases. During the first, conflict active phase, we feel mentally and emotionally stressed. Typically we are totally preoccupied with what happened, we have cold extremities, little appetite, suffer sleep disturbances, and lose weight. If we resolve the conflict we enter the healing phase, during which the psyche, the brain and the affected organ undergo the phase of recovery. Since conventional medicine fails to recognize the two-phase pattern of every disease, many symptoms of the repair phase such as inflammations, fever, painful swelling, pus, discharge, blood in the stool, the urine or the sputum (particularly when the cancerous growth is broken down), or infections, are labeled as diseases although they are, in fact, manifestations of a natural healing process.

The therapeutic aspects of GNM are manifold. The first step is to determine whether the person is still conflict active or already healing. If still in the active phase, the focus is to identify the original conflict, develop a strategy to resolve the conflict, and prepare the patient for the healing symptoms. During the healing phase it is important to support the patient psychologically and, if necessary, medically. But above all, it is essential to understand the nature of the symptoms. Because understanding each symptom in its biological and biographical context allows us to free ourselves from the panic and fear that is often triggered with the onset of a disease.

Dr. Hamer’s research radically upsets the central doctrine of standard medicine, namely that diseases are a result of a malfunctioning organism. By providing clear scientific evidence that diseases such as cancer do not occur by chance but as a result of survival programs that have been successfully practiced for millions of years of evolution, Dr. Hamer shatters conventional medicine (including the medical industry) at its core. With GNM, questions like “Why me”? or “Why cancer?” are no longer a mystery. And like other “medical heretics”, Dr. Hamer is paying the price for questioning the old dogma.

In 1981, Dr. Hamer presented his findings to the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen as a post-doctoral thesis. But to this day, the University has refused to test Dr. Hamer’s research in spite of its legal obligation to do so. This is an   unprecedented case in the history of universities. Similarly, official medicine refuses to approve his discoveries despite 28 verifications by both physicians and professorial associations.

Shortly after Dr. Hamer had submitted his thesis, he was given the ultimatum to either deny his discoveries or his contract at the University clinic would not be renewed. It was extremely difficult for him to understand why he was being expelled for presenting well-substantiated scientific findings. After his dismissal, he retreated to his private practice where he continued his research. Several attempts to open a private clinic failed because of concerted efforts opposing it.

In 1986, even though his scientific work had never been disproved, Dr. Hamer was stripped of his medical license on the grounds that he refused to conform to the principles of standard medicine. But he was determined to continue his work. By 1987 he was able to expand his discovery to practically all diseases known in medicine. In 1997, Dr. Hamer went into exile to Spain, where he continues to research. So far, he was able to confirm his original findings with over 40.000 case studies.

Dr. Hamer has been persecuted and harassed for over 20 years. The press and the medical establishment stop at nothing to slander Dr. Hamer and his work. He is portrayed as a charlatan, a self acclaimed miracle healer, a cult leader, or an insane criminal who denies cancer patients the conventional treatments (particularly Chemo). But it has to be mentioned, that contrary to standard medicine, GNM has a documented success rate of 92%. Ironically, these statistics for Dr. Hamer’s remarkable success were delivered by the authorities themselves. When Dr. Hamer was arrested in 1997 (for having given three people medical advice without a medical license!!), the police searched his patients’ files. Subsequently, one public prosecutor was forced to admit during the trial that, after five years, 6,000 out of 6,500 patients with mostly ‘terminal’ cancer were still alive. – From September 2004 to February 2006 Dr. Hamer was incarcerated in a French prison, because supposedly people (whom he had never met), suffered damages through his GNM teachings or his publications.

As long as representatives of the official medicine refuse to acknowledge Dr. Hamer’s findings, we have to take it upon ourselves to learn about this ground-breaking new medical paradigm.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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Reading the Brain

By Caroline Markolin, Ph.D

Computer tomograms of the brain are commonly used as a means to look for brain tumors or other cerebral “disorders”. But in 1981, Dr. med. Ryke Geerd Hamer, internist and originator of German New Medicine, made a startling discovery. By analyzing and comparing thousands of brain scans with his patients’ history, Dr. Hamer established that every disease – from a cold to cancer – is initiated by an unexpected conflict shock.

Dr. Hamer found that such an unforeseeable conflict (unexpected anger or worry, an unexpected loss or separation, an unexpected insult, etc.) occurs not only in our psyche but simultaneously in the brain and on the corresponding organ. The moment we suffer the conflict, the shock strikes a specific area in the brain causing a lesion that is clearly visible on a brain scan as a set of sharp target rings (see picture above). With the impact the affected brain cells send a biochemical signal to the cells in the corresponding organ causing either the growth of a tumor, a meltdown of tissue or functional loss, depending on which brain layer received the conflict shock.

The reason specific conflicts are irrefutably tied to specific areas in the brain is that during our historical evolution, each brain layer was programmed to respond instantly to conflicts that could threaten our survival. While the brain stem (the oldest part of the brain) is programmed with basic survival issues like breathing, reproduction and food, the cerebrum (the youngest part of the brain) is concerned with more advanced themes such as territorial conflicts, separation conflicts or self-devaluation conflicts.

After identifying the brain as the mediator between the psyche and the organ, Dr. Hamer found that the target configuration only remains sharp as long as the person was in conflict activity. Once the conflict is resolved, the brain lesion enters – along with the psyche and the organ – the phase of recovery. Like with any wound that is repaired, an edema develops that protects the brain tissue during the healing process. On the brain scan we can see the changes: the sharp target rings that submerge in the edema now appear blurry, indistinct and dark. These observations confirmed Dr. Hamer’s findings that every disease runs in two phases: first, a conflict active phase, characterized by emotional stress, cold extremities, a lack of appetite, and sleeplessness, and then, provided we manage to resolve the conflict, a healing phase. The healing phase, commonly referred to as “disease”, is often a difficult process with fatigue, fever, inflammations, infections, and pain.

At the height of the healing phase the brain edema reaches its maximum size, and exactly at this moment, the brain triggers a brief, strong push that presses the edema out. With German New Medicine, this crucial moment is called the Epileptoid Crisis (EK). Heart attacks, strokes, asthma attacks, bleeding tumors, migraine attacks, or epileptic seizures are just a few examples of this crisis. The symptoms always depend on the nature of the conflict and which brain layer is affected. After the brain edema is pressed out, neuroglia (brain connective tissue that provides structural support for the neurons) assembles at the site to restore the function of the nerve cells that were affected by the conflict shock. It is this harmless glia accumulation that is commonly called a brain tumor, even though it is actually a healing brain lesion. Dr. Hamer already established in 1982 the link between these “brain tumors” and simultaneous disease manifestations on the corresponding organs.

The above brain CT shows a target configuration (Hamer Focus, HH) in the right hemisphere of the sensory cortex of the cerebrum. The exact location indicates that the patient suffers from sensory loss in the left leg as a result of a separation conflict. Since the rings are sharp, we can conclude that the conflict has not yet been resolved. But why is the left leg affected rather than the right? Since the brain plays such an integral part in German New Medicine, laterality always has to be taken into account. The easiest way to establish our laterality is the clapping test. The hand on top is the leading hand and identifies whether we are right-handed or left-handed. This in turn determines on which side of the brain the conflict will impact and consequently which side of the body will be affected. There are two principles of laterality:

1) A right-handed person responds to a conflict with his/her mother or children with the left side of the body, and to a conflict with a partner (everybody except mother or children) with the right side of the body. With left-handed people this is reversed.

2) There is always a cross-over correlation from the brain to the organ.

The therapy of German New Medicine focuses on identifying and most of all on resolving the conflict because only the resolution of the conflict allows healing to occur. The responsibility of the GNM practitioner is to assist the patient while the healing process runs its natural course. A brain scan together with a thorough medical history is vital to establish the duration of the healing phase as well as complications that can be expected. Specific “constellations” of brain lesions determine if it is even feasible to resolve the conflict(s) since the resolution of long-term conflicts can trigger a life-threatening healing phase. Given the potential dangers, reading brain scans according to  German New Medicine is a highly responsible task that requires extensive training.

© 2006 by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D.

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