What Is German New Medicine?
German New Medicine (GNM) is a fairly new science in the field of medicine discovered by Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer in the early 1980s. German medical doctor Dr. Hamer identified correlations between physical symptoms, our brain, and emotional distress in our lives (this emotional distress is known as “conflict shock”). Through his research, he provided a set of principles that can help identify what symptoms and organs are controlled from certain areas of the brain and the types of emotional distress that had been experienced. GNM helps us understand both the development and the natural healing of diseases based on what Dr. Hamer coined as the Five Biological Laws of Nature.
The Five Laws of German New Medicine
Law One. This first law states that most conditions are responses by the body to a biological shock (events that trigger our primitive survival mechanisms that are initiated by the brain) and conditions may develop specifically to handle these disruptions. Some examples of biological shock include unexpected death, sudden job loss, or an unanticipated separation. The physical response that happens after biological shocks is dependent of the type of intensity of emotion in which an individual reacts. For each emotion such as grief, self-devaluation, fear of financial failure- the body will respond with a specific organ or tissue response in an attempt to alleviate the shock on an instinctive level that is usually below our consciousness.
Law Two. The second law states that there are two potential phases for each biological shock: active and healing. When we experience shock, our nervous system goes from the normal rhythm into an active phase. In this active phase, we are sympathetic-dominant (often with cold hands/feet, loss of appetite, experience trouble sleeping, feelings of isolation, etc). There is a separate response to each type of shock. If the shock is resolved, our nervous system switches into the healing phase where we are parasympathic-dominant. The first phase of healing is where inflammation is common, an individual may feel fatigued and water is retained to assist in restoring damage that happened during the active phase. Along with these general symptoms, the specific response to shock will also change. When enough repair has incurred, we may experience the original symptoms of the active phase for a period of time as the nervous system goes through a sympathetic spike. Symptoms can also become chronic in this phase. For the final phase of healing, tissues return to stronger functionality and we may move forward into a normal rhythm.
To help an individual facilitate resolution in the active phase, it is important to focus on what they are thinking and feeling in the moment when their symptoms are better and when their symptoms are worse (this helps to identify specific triggers). The symptoms themselves may help guide to the related type of shock. When helping an individual through the healing phase, we want to assist them in understanding that their body is helping them despite the unpleasant symptoms as we guide them through the repair process through adequate rest, diet, supplements and a proper healing protocol.
Law Three. This third law explains how our tissues and organs respond to shocks depending on the location of neural relays in the brain. Different tissues have opposite ways of responding to shocks depending on whether they are controlled by the cerebellum or the medulla. In the cerebellum, cell growth is initiated in the active phase and stops in the healing phase. In the medulla, the pattern is the exact opposite where cells are lost in the active phase and regrow in the repair phase.
Law Four. Law Four explains the role of microorganisms in the healing phase is to either break down excess tissue in the cerebellum pattern or to help with tissue regeneration in the medulla pattern.
Law Five. The fifth law summarizes the general observation that conditions we think of as “diseases” are actually attempts by the body to assist us with specific, purposeful actions/mechanisms in response to primitive perceived survival threats.
German New Medicine Resources
- German New Medicine Handbook
- LearningGMN presented by Caroline Markolin, Ph.D
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