Hamer’s second biological law describes two phases to the whole SBS process, provided the conflict is resolved. The first phase he calls the conflict active phase and the other the conflict healing phase. Interestingly, he found that the conflict active phase can cause cell proliferation in the organ if that is needed to facilitate the healing of the effects of the conflict/shock on the organ or tissues. If less tissue is needed to assist in healing the effects of the conflict/shock, the organ or tissue affected will produce a cell reduction or meltdown. According to Hamer, each of these natural healing responses is mistakenly diagnosed as a symptom of cancer.
Hamer found when the conflict active phase begins and the person becomes aware of the conflict, the normal day/night rhythm is instantly interrupted in a way that affects the whole organism. It throws the autonomic nervous system into a hypervigilant state leading to sleeplessness, lack or appetite, a fast heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, low blood sugar, and nausea.
This state also causes the blood vessels to constrict, which leads to cold hands and feet, a cold skin, chills, shivers, or cold sweats.
At the brain level, the concentric rings form and become sharply visible on a CT scan. At the organ or tissue level, signals from the brain either create a proliferation of new cells or a cell meltdown that follows the evolutionary development of the human brain. All organs and tissues controlled from the Old Brain (brain stem and cerebellum), such as the colon, the lungs, the liver, the kidneys, or the breast glands always experience a cell proliferation or tumor growth.
Organs and tissues controlled from the cerebrum (cerebral medulla and cerebral cortex) such as the bones, lymph nodes, ovaries, testicles, or the epidermis of the skin, always experience tissue loss. As the conflict active phase advances, so do the symptoms described above.
In the conflict-healing phase, the person feels a great relief from the stress of the conflict/shock. The autonomic nervous system switches into a calming stage where the person feels tired but has a good appetite. Rest and a healthy diet help the healing and repair process.
At the brain level, water and brain fluids are drawn to the related brain area, creating some edema in order to protect the brain tissue during the repair process. This may cause temporary symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, or blurry vision.
The conflict-healing phase is composed of two parts. First, the individual returns briefly to a state resembling the conflict active phase with symptoms of nervousness, cold sweats, shivers, and nausea, and the swelling of the organ reaches its maximum. This is followed by a release of the fluids through urinary excretion.
The second part of the healing phase shows up in the brain with the appearance of new brain tissue to assist with the repair process, and the tumors in the organs or tissues slowly degrade. Then the HH changes into a white ring configuration on a brain scan. According to Hamer, many people are misdiagnosed and mistakenly treated for a reoccurrence of their cancer during this part of the healing phase.
The tumors related to the old brain that developed during the conflict active phase decompose with the help of microbes such as fungi or TB bacteria. If these microbes are not available, the tumor stays in place, but no further cell division occurs. The cerebrum controlled tissue loss that occurred during the conflict active phase gradually replenishes and refills with new cells.
This process occurs in both parts of the conflict-healing phase. If there is a reenactment of the conflict/shock during this conflict-healing phase, it will prolong or abort the healing and repair process, leaving the organ or tissue not completely healed. In addition, Hamer says that chemotherapy or radiation treatments will interrupt the natural healing process even if the conflict is resolved.
Hamer refers to a hanging healing as a situation where the healing cannot be completed because of repeated relapses of the conflict/shock.
We would call this a repeated reenactment of the original conflict/shock. He also uses the term tracks to describe the group of trauma-based sensory cues that we call triggers. EMDR therapists refer to them as memory components and Gestalt therapists use the term gestalt to indicate a unified group of elements.
These tracks/triggers/gestalts/memory components contains a unique group of sensory, situational, and relational components that relate to the original conflict situation such as the location, weather conditions, relational dynamics, sounds or smells, and so forth.
If a person is in the healing phase and a track/cue/trigger associated with the original conflict/shock gets activated, the conflictorgan related symptoms immediately reemerge. This reactivation might cause symptoms of a common cold, night sweats, skin rash, asthma attack, or diarrhea.
The function of a track or trigger is to serve as a warning signal to avoid the same events that relate in some way to the original conflict/shock.
Hamer suggests that recurring symptoms such colds, asthma attacks, migraines, skin rashes, seizures, hemorrhoids, bladder infections, or other chronic conditions indicates that the conflict/shock has not been resolved and likely is being interrupted by repeated reenactments or the original conflict/shock.
According to Hamer, these reenactments can create chronic conditions such as arteriosclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
The key to truly healing these conflict/shocks is reconstructing the original conflict/shock event and clearly and precisely identifying all of the significant tracks or sensory, situational, or relational triggers contained in the original event. This is also a primary goal of our DPW clinical approach for treating developmental shock, trauma or stress.
In Chapter 9 of our book, Healing Developmental Trauma, we describe in more detail how DPW therapists help their clients reconstruct original incidents involving unhealed developmental shock, trauma or stress and all the potential triggers (or hot spots), and then use the TET protocol and other DPW interventions to help heal them.
Once this is done, the client no longer gets triggered into reenacting the original developmental conflict/shock. If a client gets triggered into a reenactment of the original developmental conflict/shock, it means that the therapist and the client have not yet identified and healed all of the tracks or triggers contained in the original conflict/shock situation.
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