Most people have never heard of German New Medicine or GNM. GNM was started by a medical doctor in Germany by the name of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer. Dr. Hamer discovered that "conflict shocks" (a type of unexpected psychological trauma) is what initiates chronic illnesses when the psyche can't cope with a conflict shock. When this happens, the physical body takes over and "biologically" manages the conflict shock. Unfortunately, the body only knows ancient, hardwired biological survival responses to address what are typically mental / emotional shocks that should rather have been handled by the psyche. These biological survival programs can lead to just about any chronic dis-ease you can think of as the body tries to apply biological survival programs to address ongoing psycho-emotional shocks.
Dr. Hamer identified this chronic disease pattern when both he and his wife came down with cancer shortly after their son was killed. Dr. Hamer's wife died, but he survived and started on a personal quest to understand why they had both come down with cancer after their son's death. What Dr. Hamer realized after researching hundreds of cancer patients was that every one of them had had a major conflict shock that preceded their cancer. In fact, not only did he discover that cancer was preceded by a conflict shock, basically every type of chronic disease showed the same pattern of being preceded by a conflict shock. From this basis, Dr. Hamer developed what is today known as German New Medicine or GNM.
A couple of examples of how GNM views the initiation of a chronic illness
Let's start with the example of Dr. Hamer and his wife. When their son was shot in an accident and went into intensive care, both Dr. Hamer and his wife experienced a completely unexpected conflict shock. Neither of their psyches could handle the incident and their bodies took over to manage the situation. In the case of Hamer's wife, her default biological program in such a situation was to nurture her child. The consequence was that her body tried to create a "super breast" which manifested as tumors in the breast or breast cancer. For Dr. Hamer himself, his trauma was likely initiated after his son passed away. This manifested in his body trying to create a "super testicle" to create a new son. This led to testicular tumors / testicular cancer for Dr. Hamer.
Cancer is however not the only dis-ease that is seen to be initiated by a conflict shock. Let's take the example of Down syndrome. Most people would see Down's Syndrome as a genetic disorder that is caused by three copies of chromosome 21 being present. In GNM terms Down Syndrome is instead caused by a conflict shock. This shock elicits the "faulty chromosome" as a sort of biological protection mechanism. In GNM terms, the child in womb has experienced extremely loud noises that have shocked the child. The genetics of the child respond to this shock and produce specific protein abnormalities that lead to the typical Down syndrome symptoms. Yet, the common feature of almost all Down syndrome sufferers is sensitivity of the ears to loud noises. In GNM terms, this is not a coincidence and is a representation of the ongoing conflict shock that is the cause of the faulty chromosome expression.
The philosophy of GNM is far different than with standard allopathic medicine
GNM is based upon a far different philosophy than with standard medicine. GNM defines five biological laws that define how the body reacts to any conflict shock situation. I will not try to summarize these laws here, but rather refer you to an excellent summary of the biological laws here.
Especially interesting is the fourth law of GNM. According to this law, GNM does not view pathogens as the direct cause of chronic disease. Instead pathogens are understood as being recruited by the body for purposes of the biological program that has been executed as a result of a conflict shock. The pathogens may take over if there is too much tissue damage caused by the chronic execution of a biological program. This can of course lead to very serious health consequences including ultimately death, but the pathogen is not considered the root cause of the chronic disease in GNM. The root cause is still the unresolved conflict shock that is leading to ongoing cell damage and cell death. The accompanying pathogens then come in to feed on the damaged / dead tissue rather than initiate the disease itself.
Where to go from here
The GNM treatment model involves identifying and defusing the conflict shock that was experienced and kicked off the biological program driving the dis-ease. There are number of different approaches to identify conflict shocks ranging from CT brain scans to identify accompanying "lesions" in the brain to GNM practitioner sessions that help the patient identify the originating conflict as well as any ongoing conflict "tracks". Most GNM practitioners defuse / deactivate conflict shocks through simply guiding the patient to identify the originating conflict. It is the belief of GNM that this typically allows the conscious mind to take over the conflict again and stop its manifestation as an internalized conflict shock. Another highly suggested route is through kinesiology and kinesiological testing to identify the conflict shocks and then defuse them, however there do not appear to be many GNM practitioners that are currently using this approach unfortunately.
I am unable to give a complete overview of GNM in a way that does it justice in this short post. I therefore highly recommend that you take the time to minimally watch the above videos as well as read the linked pages and documents. I am also happy to try to answer any of your questions on GNM in the comments section below.
Please do take the time to get to know and understand the philosophy behind GNM. If you do, you will never look at health, disease, and medicine the same way again - and this is a very good thing. Our current medical system focuses almost solely on a symptomatic view of chronic disease that only offers the standard "drug, cut, and burn" model (with maybe some physical therapy thrown in for good measure.) Other than for emergency medicine (which is incredibly valuable), our current medical model is a complete disaster that misses the link between physiology, psychology, and spirituality. It is a death system rather than a health system. The faster you are able to understand it in this context, the better chance you have in truly resolving yours and your family's and friends' health challenges through methods / modalities such as GNM.