Prevention in Light of
German New Medicine
All medical theories, whether conventional or "alternative",
past or current, are based on the concept that diseases are "malfunctions"
of the organism. Diseases are thought to be caused by pathogenic
microbes, malignant cancer cells, defective gene mutations, a weak
immune system, environmental toxins, electromagnetic pollutants,
geopathic radiation, carcinogens, smoking, a poor diet, obesity,
nutritional deficiencies, imbalanced pH-levels, hormones, root canals,
stress, negative beliefs, and the list goes on.
German medical doctor, Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, made the ground-breaking
discovery that diseases are not senseless "disorders"
but in reality meaningful biological processes trying to save
an organism rather than to destroy it, and that diseases are not
"errors" of Nature but instead Significant Biological
Special Programs of Nature created to support an individual during
The Biology of the Brain
Dr. Hamer is the first to investigate the cause of diseases by
taking the brain into close account. The brain controls all processes
in the body. By comparing his patients' brain CT scan with their
medical records and their personal histories, he found that an
emotional trauma or "conflict shock" (DHS as he termed
it) leaves a visible mark in precisely the same area of the brain
that controls the disease process. Based on the study of tens
of thousands of cases, he discovered that the psyche, the brain
and the body constitute a biological unit, encoded with Biological
Special Programs to secure survival. Dr. Hamer established that
the brain acts as a mediator between the psyche and the body,
with both receiving and transmitting functions. He identified
the brain as the biological control station from where these age-old
emergency programs are directed and coordinated.
The 'Biology' of the Psyche
Dr. Hamer's research reveals that the psyche is an integral part
of our biology. It is the 'organ' so to speak, that instinctively
recognizes dangers that could threaten our survival ("existence
conflicts", "death-fright conflicts", "attack
conflicts", "starvation conflicts"), the safety
of our domain or home ("territorial conflicts"), the
bond with members of our group ("loss conflicts", "separation
conflicts", "abandonment conflicts"), or the survival
of the group itself ("sexual conflicts", "nest
worry conflicts"). Human beings share these conflicts with
As human beings are capable of symbolic thought, we are able
to experience these conflicts also in a figurative sense. For
us, a "starvation conflict" can be initiated by the
loss of a workplace and a fear of not knowing how to provide for
ourselves. A "sexual conflict" can be caused by the
distress that our partner is "mating" with someone else;
an "abandonment conflict" by feeling excluded or left
behind. "Territorial anger" can be triggered at home,
at work, or at school.
Biological conflicts differ from stress (even extreme
stress) insofar as they occur unexpectedly and engage the whole
organism, of which the psyche is one component. From a biological
point of view, "unexpected" implies that the individual
was caught off guard, and that this unpreparedness can have detrimental
consequences. In order to support the individual during this unforeseen
crisis, a Significant Biological Special Program, created for
the exact situation, is instantly set into motion.
At the very instant of the conflict, the psyche associates a
specific biological conflict theme with the event. This association
is entirely subconscious. It remains unknown to the person who
suffered the DHS until symptoms arise and reveal what exactly
the subconscious mind associated with the particular conflict
situation. For example, the unexpected loss of a loved one is
not necessarily experienced as a biological "loss conflict".
It can also be subjectively perceived as a "separation"
(from a mate or offspring), as an "abandonment" (from
the pack), or as a "fright" (in the nest or the territory),
all manifesting different physical symptoms on the corresponding
In nature these conflicts are generally quickly resolved. Because
we human alienated ourselves from Nature, and have moved away
from living in accordance with It, we experience "territorial
conflicts", "attack conflicts", "sexual conflicts",
"separation conflicts", "abandonment conflict",
or "loss conflicts" much more frequently and typically
the conflicts last for longer periods of time. This is why the
complexity and severity of diseases seen in human beings, specifically
the increase in cancer incidence, is not found to the same extent
in the natural world.
The biological conflict experience is innate. It is controlled
from the very same brain relay that coordinates the emergency
response to the particular conflict. How the psyche perceives
a conflict is thus determined by the biological reading of the
situation. It goes without saying that our beliefs, our values,
our social and cultural conditioning, our knowledge, our expectations,
our vulnerabilities, and many other factors, contribute to the
subjective perception and interpretation of the conflict situation.
However, beliefs alone, independent of a conflict shock experience,
are not able to activate a Biological Special Program, especially
because "diseases" are not "dysfunctions"
(Lipton) but are always meaningful.
A positive attitude, letting go of anger, feelings of trust and
forgiveness can significantly reduce the intensity and duration
of a conflict and therefore the "disease"-symptom(s).
The New Medicine shifts or rather elevates "prevention"
and "healing" to a level where the biology of human
beings can be understood as intimately connected with spirituality
and a chance for spiritual growth. GNM draws our attention to
the meaning of the psyche as the "seat of the soul",
the true master of our lives.
Caroline Markolin received her Ph.D. in German literature from
the University of Salzburg, Austria. After she moved to Canada
in 1987, she taught German Language and Literature at Concordia
University in Montreal. During her academic career she published
numerous books and essays on contemporary Austrian literature.
In 1998 she resigned from her academic position as tenured Associate
Professor and began to pursue her strong interest in naturopathic
medicine. Visit website https://learninggnm.com
February 1, 2010