German New Medicine is the creation of a former German physician named Ryke Geerd Hamer (b. 1935) which he claims can cure cancer. However, his methods lack scientific credibility, which is evidenced by the sad fact that they have led to the deaths of many people for which he spent much time in prison, and which cost him his medical license.
Essentially, Hamer’s theories are based on what he calls the five biological laws:
1. Every disease is caused by a conflict shock that catches a person completely off-guard.
2. Provided there is a resolution of the conflict, every disease proceeds in two phases, a conflict-active phase and a healing phase.
3. Ties the findings of the first two laws into the context of embryology and the evolution of man. It illustrates the biological correlation between the psyche, the brain, and the organ from an evolutionary point of view. (The Ontogenetic System of Tumors and Cancer-Equivalent Diseases.)
4. Addresses the role of microbes in the context of evolution and in relation to the three germ layers from which our organs originate. Microbes are indispensable to your survival.
5. Every so-called disease has to be understood as a “meaningful special biological program of nature” created to solve an unexpected biological conflict.
As this supporter explains: “Hamer gives the following example. A mother sees her child in a bad accident. In evolutionary terms small children recover faster when they receive extra milk. Therefore, the biological conflict program tries to stimulate milk production by increasing the number of breast cells. If the mother is right-handed, that will instantly cause the appearance of a Hamer Herd in a specific part of her right brain, which in turn relates to the left breast. When the child is well again, conflict resolution begins and extra milk is no longer needed. The mother gets a benign form of tuberculosis in that breast which breaks up the excess breast cells. However, if the mycobacteria required for this are lacking, then the area may just calcify and remain as a dormant tumor.”
It’s interesting to understand how Hamer came up with this idea. After completing his studies in Tübingen, he received a medical license and began practicing in 1963. He served a number of years at the University Clinics of Heidelberg and completed his specialization in internal medicine in 1972.
In 1978, tragedy struck his family when his 19 year-old son, Dirk, was shot on a yacht near Corsica and died several months later. Dirk’s killer happened to be Vittorio Emanuele, the son of the Italian king Umberto II.
According to accounts of the incident, Emanuele became angry when he discovered that his yacht’s dingy had been removed and was attached to another yacht nearby. He armed himself with a gun, attempted to board the other yacht and shot at a passenger who woke up. The bullet missed the passenger, but struck Hamer who was sleeping nearby. Emanuele was never convicted of the crime.
Two months after the death of this son, Dr. Hamer developed testicular cancer, and it was this occurrence that convinced him that cancer is always caused by a traumatic shock of some kind. He refers to this phenomena as Dirk Hamer Syndrome or DHS. He also claims that evidence of traumatic shock is visible on a CT scan in the location of the brain that corresponds with the organ where the cancer manifests itself. However, these manifestations were later found to be due to technical imperfections in the equipment used at the time.
His theory about the shock of his son’s death causing his cancer is also found lacking because cancer normally takes years to develop which means it was probably present in his body long before his son’s death.
However, Hamer has persisted with his theories which has landed him on the wrong side of German malpractice law so many times that his license to practice medicine was revoked in 1996. But that didn’t stop him from treating patients. After the death of several people for which he was alledgedly responsible, he spent 12 months in a German jail from 1997 to 1998. He spent another 17 months in a jail in France between September 2004 and February 2006 after being convicted of fraud and the illegal practice of medicine. He went into voluntary exile in Spain but not even this stopped him from promoting his erroneous cancer treatments. By March of 2007, Spanish doctors were holding him responsible for numerous preventable deaths. He later moved to Norway.
Hamer’s medicine lacks scientific credibility and has been suspected as the cause of death in numerous cancer patients who might have otherwise been saved.
Needless to say, I would have nothing to do with this man’s “medicine.”
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