After 20 years of research and therapy with over 31,000 patients, Dr. Ryke Hamer finally established firmly, logically, and empirically how a physical or emotional event involving a biological-conflict-shock results in what traditional medicine would describe as cancerous activity in the body that leads to a cancer diagnosis within 1 to 2 years after the event.
He also established that once the conflict/shock is resolved through psychotherapy, the body reverses this process and spontaneously heals itself. This reversal causes a remission phase in which the damage is repaired and the individual returns to good health.
Hamer says that a biological-conflict-shock is not an abstract Freudian term. It is a real-life internal experience of an inescapable conflict/shock that is both biological and psychological and is experienced as very acute, traumatic, and usually isolating because it is not easy to discuss or mull over with others.
This biological-shock-conflict event also does not allow a person any time to prepare for it. Even a few seconds of preparation, Hamer says, could lessen the impact of the events, in Hamer’s case, the expected death of a loved one.
Typically, the shock is life threatening, contains fear-inducing news, and traps a person in a life-or-death situation not of his or her choosing from which there is no escape. Biological-conflict-shocks exist throughout the animal kingdom. If an animal experiences a biological-conflict-shock, it usually related to a concrete event. It can be choking on a morsel of food, have an obstruction in the intestine, or be facing a life- or procreative-threatening injury.
Biological-conflict-shocks have special meaning for humans because we have the capacity for symbolic thinking. Therefore, after experiencing the kind biological-conflict-shock that the Hamer had experienced, the shock registers first in the dermal layer of the brain. Then at the precise point in the dermal layer where the shock registers, a set of concentric rings form. He calls these rings a Hamer Focus or HH.
These rings are visible in a computerized tomography (CT) scan. The organ that is controlled by that specific part of the brain then begins to change. This change can manifest as a tumor, as tissue loss, or as a loss of function.
Hamer’s research also indicated that even getting a diagnosis of cancer can cause the brain to register another HH that affects a different emotional center in the brain than the one affected by the initial shock.
An example of this effect shows up in two recent large randomized trials that indicate labeling someone as a cancer patient and doing cancer screenings contributes to doubling the lifetime risk of getting prostate cancer (Brawley, O., Ankerst, D. & Thompson, I., July/Aug 2009, p. 264273).
One of the authors, Dr. Otis Brawley, the top medical official at the American Cancer Society, points out that men who are given the label of cancer patient suffer many emotional conflicts related to the negative consequences of this diagnosis, such as possible loss of sexual functioning, impact upon the ability to earn a living, and cost or availability of health insurance. He also estimates a 50% over diagnosis of prostate cancer and calls for an end to unnecessary prostate screenings.
Hamer says the organ in the body where a tumor begins to grow is related to an unresolved emotional conflict that gets triggered during the biological-conflict-shock event. When we have an unexpected conflict/shock that does not get resolved, the emotional reflex center (the HH center) in the brain that corresponds to the unexpressed emotions, such as anger, frustration, or grief, slowly breaks down.
Each of the emotional centers in the brain is connected to a specific organ. When an emotional center in the brain connected to a particular organ breaks down, it begins sending inaccurate information to the organ or tissues it controls, causing it to create deformed cells in its tissues cancer cells.
Hamer further discovered that the nature and content of the unresolved conflict determines which mindbody program gets initiated following the conflict/shock. The types of tumors that subsequently develop have symbolic meanings that reflect the nature of the unresolved internal conflict/shock.
Emotional conflicts involving swallowing, for example, symbolically express I can’t accept this, I can’t swallow it, and are related to cancers of the esophagus. A person’s inability to obtain sustenance; to express feelings of uncontrollable anger; to accept experiences involving of a loss of territory, a lay-off at work, or a dismissal; or a separation from a child or partner all involve conflicts that have biological analogies that are expressed symbolically in different organs of the body.
We’ve organized information from the Learning GNM website into a chart that describes the symbolic meaning. Click here to Download GNM Chart
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