The New Medicine of Dr. Hamer
by Walter Last
Dr. Hamer had an exceptionally high success rate with his cancer
therapy, by far the highest I have seen of any therapy. ?During one
of several trials of the persecuted Dr. Hamer the public prosecutor
(Wiener-Neustadt in Austria) had to admit that after 4 to 5 years
6,000 out of 6,500 patients with mostly advanced cancer were still
alive. That is over 90%, almost a reversal of the results to be
expected after conventional treatment of advanced conditions.
Dr. Hamer started his cancer research when he developed testicle
cancer after his son was shot dead. He wondered if his son's death
was the cause of his cancer. Subsequently he investigated and
documented over 15,000 cases of cancer and always found the
following characteristics to be present, which he termed the Iron
Rules of Cancer.?
The Iron Rules of Cancer
- Every cancer and related disease starts as a DHS that is a
Dirk Hamer Syndrome, which is a serious, acute-dramatic and
isolating conflict-shock-experience. It manifests simultaneously
on three levels, psyche, brain and organ.
- The theme of the psychic conflict determines the location of
the focus or HAMER Herd in the brain, and the location of the
cancer in the organ.
- The course of the psychic conflict correlates with the
development of the HAMER Herd in the brain, and the course of
the cancer in the organ.
At the moment of the conflict-shock a short circuit occurs in a
pre-determined place of the brain. This can be photographed with
computed-tomography (CT) and looks like concentric rings on a
shooting target or like the surface of water after a stone has been
dropped into it. Later on, if the conflict becomes resolved, the CT
image changes, an edema develop, and finally scar tissue.
How specific and precisely located these brain lesions are may be
seen from the following.? After a professional lecture a doctor
handed him the brain CT of a patient and asked to explain it. From
this Dr. Hamer diagnosed the patient to have a fresh bleeding
bladder carcinoma in the healing phase, an old prostate carcinoma,
diabetes, an old lung carcinoma and sensory paralysis in a specific
area, in addition to the corresponding emotional conflicts.
Amazingly, Dr. Hamer was able to show that at the same time as
the concentric brain lesion appears also the target organ CT may
show such a concentric lesion. According to Dr. Hamer this happens
instantly when the psychic shock hits the subconscious level and
this same second is the start of cancer. However, also other
diseases can be caused by the same mechanism. How severe a disease
becomes may depend on other psychological, energetic and nutritional
factors but its nature and location are determined by the content of
the conflict shock.
Hamer believes that the correlation between key emotional shock
events, the target brain areas and the related organs has developed
as an adaptation of our human evolution from similar programs in the
animal world. When we unexpectedly experience emotional distress, an
emergency repair program is set in motion, a biological conflict
program with the aim of returning the individual to normal. Such
programs can even apply to families or other groups.
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.
The same process applies also to animals. A sheep that loses its
lamb to a wolf is prone to develop teat cancer; the side depends on
whether it is right or left footed. However, commonly the sheep
resolves this conflict by bearing another lamb.
The following example may illustrate the original survival value
of this mechanism. Lets assume a lion chases an antelope. The
antelope must immediately mobilize all its resources to survive. The
sympathetic nervous system takes over and in addition a specific
brain center becomes active that stimulates lung activity. After the
successful escape the animal rests and the parasympathetic nervous
system becomes dominant for a while to normalize body functions.
If instead a human gets a cancer diagnosis, even if the diagnosis
is wrong, the same biological program is set in motion by the same
fear of death that helped the animal to escape. The stress level
jumps and the brain-lung connection is activated but now there is
nowhere to run. Until the conflict is resolved, which may take
years, there will be constant stress as well as brain-induced
stimulation of lung activity, which now takes the form of increasing
lung capacity by the incessant division of cells.
This process can only be stopped by switching off the trigger in
the brain through defusing the original conflict shock. This happens
when the patient subsequently has surgery or natural therapy, which
he or she fully believes will lead to a cure. However, the same
procedure in a patient who has doubts about its effectiveness will
leave the conflict unresolved and the disease to progress. Thanks to
Dr. Hamer's work, this is no longer just an unsubstantiated
assumption but rather scientific fact that can be verified anytime
with a CT brain scan.???
The selection of the conflict focus occurs by subconscious
association. For instance biological conflicts involving water but
also other fluids, such as milk or oil, lead to kidney cancer, fear
of death to lung cancer and psychologically swallowing a bigger
chunk then we can digest to stomach or intestinal cancer.
Originally, in the animal world, it really was a big chunk of
food, but for us it may be a financial over-commitment or any other
obligation that we have taken on and cannot fulfill. However, the
target focus is not determined by the event itself, but rather by
the psychological significance that it has for us at the time of the
Hamer illustrates this with another example, a woman who finds
her husband in bed with another female. As a sexual frustration
conflict it causes uterus cancer. If she instead experiences it as a
partner conflict, then in a right-handed woman it leads to cancer of
the right breast. If the conflict feeling is fear and revulsion then
it causes hypoglycemia and with lack of self-worth cancer may
develop in the pubic bone.
If the lack of self-worth had been due to a failure in
sportsmanship rather than being sexually related, then the problem
would have arisen in an arm or leg instead or possibly in the
fingers or shoulder.
Other typical situations that may lead to biological conflicts
are loss situations, loss of a loved one, of a job, a valued
possession or a territory.
Dr. Hamer believes that most metastases or secondary tumors are
caused by the cancer-fear or death-fear resulting from the patient
given the cancer diagnosis or a negative prognosis. However, also in
this case the resulting conflict shock may not be fear of death but
rather anger, resentment or a separation conflict from partner or
children and then tumors would appear in different places. Also a
diagnosis of colon cancer commonly leads to liver cancer because of
a subconscious fear of starvation.
Generally hopelessness, despair and meaninglessness create
chronic stress, which prevent the healing from cancer and other
diseases but they are not the cause. According to Hamer the real
cause of cancer and other diseases is an unexpected traumatic shock
for which we are emotionally unprepared. The following list shows
some of the relationships between conflict emotions and target
- Adrenal cortex - Wrong direction, gone astray
- Bladder - Ugly conflict, dirty tricks
- Bone ? Lack of self-worth, inferiority feeling
- Breast milk gland ? Involving care or disharmony
- Breast milk duct - Separation conflict
- Breast, left (right-handed) ? Conflict concerning child,
- Breast, right (right-handed) ? Conflict with partner or
- Bronchials ? Territorial conflict
- Cervix ? Severe frustration
- Colon ? Ugly indigestible conflict
- Esophagus ? Cannot have it or swallow it
- Gall Bladder - Rivalry conflict
- Heart ? Perpetual conflict
- Intestines - Indigestible chunk of anger
- Kidneys ? Not wanting to live, water or fluid conflict
- Larynx - Conflict of fear and fright
- Liver ? Fear of starvation
- Lung ? Fear of dying or suffocation, including fear for
- Lymph glands ? Loss of self-worth associated with the
- Melanoma ? feeling dirty, soiled, defiled
- Middle ear ? Not being able to get some vital information
- Mouth - Cannot chew or hold it
- Pancreas ? Anxiety-anger conflict with family members,
- Prostate ? Ugly conflict with sexual connections or
- Rectum ? Fear of being useless
- Skin ? Loss of integrity
- Spleen ? Shock of being physically or emotionally wounded
- Stomach ? Indigestible anger, swallowed too much
- Testes and Ovaries ? Loss conflict
- Thyroid ? Feeling powerless
- Uterus ? Sexual conflict
The conflicts for some other diseases are as follows:
- Diabetes and hypoglycemia: A right-handed female develops
hypoglycemia from anxiety and revulsion, if left-handed she
develops insulin-dependent diabetes. A right-handed male
develops insulin-diabetes from a conflict of resisting or
struggling against something, if left-handed he develops
hypoglycemia. Heart infarct: fight for territory or its content.
- Hemorrhoids: both, a right-handed woman with an identity
conflict and also a left-handed man with territorial anger in
the healing phase will get hemorrhoids.
- Multiple sclerosis and Paralysis: inability to escape or
continue on or to hold on to or not knowing what to do.
- Facial paralysis: fear of losing face, having been made a
- Psoriasis involves separation conflict concerning mother,
father, family, home, friends or pets.
- Psychoses of all kinds have one or more active Hamer Herds
in each of the two parts of the brain.
- Vitiligo, Leukoderma: ugly or brutal separation conflict. ?
In regard to AIDS Dr. Hamer observes that no one ever died of
AIDS without having previously been told that they are HIV positive
or believe that they are. The implication is that just as with
cancer, it is the negative perception associated with AIDS that
causes its devastating effect.
Left-handed individuals develop problems on opposite sides to
genuine right-handed individuals. Handedness can be tested by
observing which hand is on top when clapping; this is the leading
hand. With right-handedness all muscles at the right side of the
body are involved with partners and possibly other individuals and
all left-sided muscles with children or the own mother. These
conditions may change with hormonal changes as with the birth
control pill or menopause.
The Healing Phase
The start of a DHS or conflict-shock experience is different from
other conflicts that we experience in our daily lives. It causes a
continuous stress resulting in a tendency to develop cold hands and
feet, lack of appetite and weight loss, sleeplessness and dwelling
all the time on the conflict content. If the conflict does not
become resolved soon, the long-lasting stress will lead to specific
symptoms and the development of cancer or another disease.
When the conflict resolves, the patient is no longer occupied
with the conflict content, the appetite returns, hands are warm
again and also normal sleep returns, but there may also be weakness,
fatigue and a need to rest. These effects show that the
parasympathetic nervous system is now in control. This is the
beginning of the healing phase, which can be long and difficult.
During the first part of the healing phase we see water retention
and inflammations but the tumor stops growing. This eventually leads
to a healing crisis, which Hamer calls an epileptic or epileptoid
crisis because it is caused by an edema in the Hamer Herd brain
lesion. It shows unique symptoms for each illness.
After this the body starts to expel the accumulated water, the
patient gradually regains strength and body functions become normal.
Now the connective tissue in the brain, the glia, starts repairing
the Hamer Herd. This may be interpreted by conventional radiologists
as a fast-growing brain tumor and treated accordingly. Hamer writes
that real brain tumors do not exist, as nerve cells in the brain
Hamer estimates that 99% of brain events, such as strokes,
bleeding into the brain, cysts and tumors are due to healing events
of Hamer Herds and with this temporary and self-limiting unless
there is inappropriate medical intervention. The most important
support in these situations is the reduction of any brain edema.
During the healing crisis the patient may for a short time
re-experience the original psychological conflict with cold hands
and cold sweat. This serves to suppress and eliminate the edema in
the brain lesion, which then allows other body conditions to
normalize. The main danger point is just before the end of the
healing crisis when it will become apparent if the body is strong
enough to eliminate the disease. In difficult cases with long or
strong conflict duration massive brain edema may develop for which
Hamer uses cortisone injections. In natural therapy we use an
assortment of urea and anti-inflammatory therapies instead.
Urea has strong diuretic properties and an excellent effect in
cases of dangerously high fluid pressure in the brain. Generally 20
g of urea are used 2 to 5 times daily. One life-threatening case has
been described of a massive ?brain tumor? re-growth that completely
disappeared within 2 hours after receiving 256 ml of 30% urea
(described in Your Own Perfect Medicine by Martha Christy, Future
Med). This report clearly shows that the presumed brain tumor in
fact was a massive edema as postulated in the New Medicine.???
What Hamer calls the epilepsy crisis may be experienced by the
patient as a heart attack, lung embolism, hepatitis or a lung
infection. Generally, during the healing phase, the patient will
have more discomfort than when the tumor was actively growing. In
the first part of the healing phase most problems are due to water
retention, inflammations and swelling of tissues that can cause a
lot of pain. Hamer regards edema, whether found in the brain or in
an organ, as positive, a sign of healing.
After the healing crisis adeno-carcinomas are removed by fungi
and mycobacteria while hepatitis virus may in addition help to
regenerate the liver. At this stage, bacteria, viruses and fungi
that help to break down the tumors and repair damaged tissues also
cause inflammation, pain and fever.
If you find it odd that Hamer regards microbes as essential
friends and helpers in the healing of cancer, he has made an even
more surprising discovery. In his ontogenetic system of tumors and
cancer equivalent diseases he distinguishes between two opposite
processes during the active conflict phase. Depending on the
location of the Hamer Herd in the brain, there may be either cell
proliferation or cell destruction.
The first group has cell proliferation and tumor growth during
the conflict phase and then removes excess cells with the help of
microbes during the healing phase. The other group causes cell
destruction during the conflict phase resulting in ulcers, necroses
and tissue holes affecting for instance bones (osteoporosis),
kidneys, spleen or ovaries.
During the healing phase, this second group tries to fill in the
created holes through cell proliferation. Tissue necroses and
osteolyses (dissolved bone) are now repaired by bacteria that first
form abscesses, which are then filled in with scar tissue and later
with granulating tissue to form osteosarcoma, lymphoma, fibroma and
healing cysts. Also leukemia commonly occurs during the healing
phase, as after bone marrow damage from radiation, chemicals or bone
According to Hamer these conditions are generally self-limiting
and only get out of control when additional conflict shocks occur or
the body is too old or weak or through the methods of conventional
medicine. In contrast, natural healing methods aim to support body
and mind during this trying time. Most healings proceed without
major problems, but about 10% need the full support of an
experienced therapist, especially at the time of the healing crisis.
Healing the Psychic Conflict
The main task in every case of cancer is to find the original
emotional shock experience and make sure that it has been healed or
is being healed. In many case it will have corrected itself and the
patient suffers from an effect of the healing phase.
For instance, someone may have lost a farm or business but has
now started another satisfying venture or hobby. As after-effect
there may now be a tumor that gradually becomes dormant or
eventually disintegrates.? About 40% of tumors discovered during
routine medical investigations are said to be old and harmless, that
is dormant and calcified. However, complications may still arise if
medical intervention now instills a fear of death conflict shock
that induces the same or another tumor to grow.
Nevertheless, in other cases the original conflict may still be
active or there may be a second active conflict. As we do not know,
we have to probe in every case to find the original and any other
conflicts. We need to think back, especially one to two years before
our problem started and analyze our emotional history during this
time as well as before and after. Also meditation and regression
therapy may be useful to discover conflict shocks.
If we still have a strong emotional response when we discover the
content of the conflict, then we can be sure that it is still
unresolved. If at all possible it is best to solve it in a natural
way. For instance if it was caused by losing a partner, then find
someone new; if you lost a child, become pregnant again or adopt a
child or buy a pet. Cancer does not continue to grow after the third
month as pregnancy has priority.?
If a natural solution is not possible, then use guided imagery
either on your own or with the help of a partner or a suitable
therapist. In a relaxed and meditative state re-create and
re-experience the conflict as intensely as you can but then
substitute a desirable or acceptable outcome. Create and experience
this new outcome as vividly and detailed as possible, see it, feel
it and possibly even hear and smell it. The original experience may
also have imprinted you with the memories of unrelated details of
your ordeal (tracks) to which you may now react with allergies. You
may try to overcome these in the same way with guided imagery.
If neither of these methods is possible because you feel that you
have to continue your present duties or ordeal for whatever reason,
then only increased spiritual understanding and acceptance may be
able to help. In either case, be aware of your vulnerabilities and
avoid any further conflict shocks but if one does happen, get it out
of your system is soon as possible.???
In addition, I firmly believe that all active conflicts will be
terminated and the healing phase begin when we are able to strongly
feel love and forgiveness within ourselves and then radiate it to
all others but especially to anyone who we feel might have wronged
us. We can further ease the healing phase by expecting it to be
short and mild and lead to full recovery.
It is my perception that full recovery requires a two step
program to heal this conflict. The first step involves appropriately
expressing the emotional shock experience. When losing a loved one,
this means feeling and expressing the inner grief or sadness; when
losing a job, asset, or business, this means feeling and expressing
the anger, frustration, or disappointment felt at the time. The
second step involves repairing the external damage, such as finding
another partner, pet, job, business or hobby. ?
According to Hamer, animals in the wild get cancer from the same
shock programs as we do. However, 80 to 90% survive and do not
notice much because the healing phase can take its natural course.
Those that die are mainly old animals that cannot resolve a
conflict, such as regaining their territory from a rival or
replacing a lost cub.
It is different in our society as the natural healing process is
routinely interfered with. It starts with getting tranquilizers or
antidepressants during the active conflict phase, which prevent us
from fighting back and regaining our territory. This may then lead
to a cancer diagnosis that causes an additional active conflict and
ends with morphine, which totally disables our healing responses.?
While Hamer does not believe that health foods, remedies,
cleansing or healthy living in general can cure cancer, these
certainly can be important in order to survive the ordeals of the
healing phase. Actually, Hamer regards all diseases as consisting of
two phases, initially with active conflict followed (if possible) by
a healing phase that reverses the conflict program. He does not call
them diseases anymore but rather special biological programs. In all
he is stated to have worked with over 31,000 patients and found his
theories confirmed in every single case without exception. Hamer
claims that overall the New Medicine has a 95% success rate with
Siemens, the manufacturers of the CT equipment have independently
verified the existence of the Hamer Herds in the brain. Furthermore,
their diagnostic significance was confirmed in 1998 at the
University of TRNAVA in Slovakia. Nevertheless, Dr. Hamer faced
Under German law the right to practice medicine can be withdrawn
if the doctor has diminished mental abilities. This law was used in
1986 by a German district court to withdraw his right to practice.
As proof of Hamer's inadequate mental condition the court stated
that he was not wiling to retract his theories and swear allegiance
to the principles of orthodox medicine. Even worse, the court had
discovered evidence that he was incapable of converting back to the
principles of orthodox medicine: he tried to convince a group of
prominent professors of the correctness of his theories only one
month before the court case!? One year later the same court
requested a psychiatric assessment of his mental abilities, which
Hamer refused. A court-appointed psychiatrist, without ever seeing
him, diagnosed him anyway as being a psychopath.
In 1997 Dr. Hamer was arrested and jailed for 18 months under an
obscure natural therapy law introduced under Adolf Hitler to
suppress Gypsies. His crime was that he had given free health advice
to some individuals who had asked him for his opinion. The public
prosecutor had openly stated that all means must be used to remove
Hamer from society. Compare this to a delay of the court case for 13
years and then a sentence of only 6 months on probation for the
killer of his son. This mild sentence may have something to do with
the accused being the Prince of Savoy, the son of the last King of
Since 1999 Dr. Hamer lives in Spain because courts in Germany,
Austria, France and Switzerland now want to try him for any cancer
patient who died following his advice. According to this reasoning
he is a mass murderer because he denied cancer patients the
supposedly safe and effective treatment offered by orthodox
medicine. There is also a private court case pending against him for
a large sum of money because he advised a patient against having
chemotherapy. This means that every medical practitioner is now on
notice to offer chemotherapy or face financial ruin. This witch-hunt
has been compared to the fate of Dr. Semmelweis who at the age of 47
died in a mental asylum for suggesting that surgeons wash their
hands before operations.?
Dr. Hamer survived 8 assassination attempts, and the mass media
in Germany treat him as a deranged criminal. While many individual
doctors, including professors of medicine, have verified the
principles of the New Medicine, so far no German university has
agreed to test them, despite a court order that the University of
Tubingen conduct such tests.
Also doctors and natural therapists in Europe who practice
according to the principles of the New Medicine face persecution. In
Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Spain authorities had started
proceedings against such doctors to take away their right to
practice. Court cases have been going on for years.? Only courts in
Spain adopted the enlightened position that it was not their role to
decide between conflicting medical theories and therapies. This
vicious response of the establishment is understandable because
widespread knowledge and application of the New Medicine would mean
the end of the medical-pharmaceutical complex.
However, in 2001 a prominent neurologist openly defended Dr.
Hamer by publishing a book about the New Medicine and demanding that
his theories be officially tested. Because Dr. Therese von
Schwarzenberg also belongs to the high nobility, the mass media are
in a bind on what position to take on this. Until now they have only
reported about Dr. Hamer in the most derogative ways and here is now
that high profile personality who claims that Hamer is right and
deserves a Nobel Price! Nevertheless, the official response of
prominent oncologists still remains that it is totally absurd to
assume emotions could be important in the cause and cure of cancer
and, therefore, Dr. Hamer?s claims must not be tested.
My own understanding and experience leave no doubt about the
primary importance of our emotions and beliefs in the cause and cure
of our diseases. Furthermore, the writings of Dr. Hamer give the
impression of a serious and meticulous researcher whose findings
have been confirmed by various scientific institutions and medical
practitioners, including professors of medicine. Only those continue
to denounce him who refuse to look at his evidence.
Therefore I have no doubt about the validity of his basic
premise, namely that specific diseases and in particular cancers are
associated with visible lesions in specific locations of the brain
as well as specific psychological experiences. His postulated
two-part disease process in which the healing phase is a reversal of
the original disease conditions is a basic concept of natural
However, Dr. Hamer appears reluctant to consider extending or
modifying his theory to take other possibilities into account.
Basically Dr. Hamer postulates a one-way communication from psyche
to organ via the brain. I suggest instead a two-way communication
from psyche to organ as well as from organ back to brain and
I like to explain this on an example. I understand that the rate
of death from breast cancer in China is one in 10,000 compared to
about one in 10 in most Western countries. Professor Jane Plant
realized that unlike western and westernized women, the Chinese do
not use animal milk or related products. At this stage she had the
fifth occurrence of her breast cancer and had been given up to die.
As soon as she avoided all milk products her tumor disappeared and
for 13 years she is now free of cancer (Your Life in Your Hands by
Jane Planet, published Virgin, UK 2000).
As the Chinese have normal rates of some other cancers, there
needs to be a special factor that causes these low breast cancer
rates. Assuming that it really is milk, I would apply the following
Milk is high in insulin growth factor, IGF-1, which stimulates
breast tissue to grow during puberty and pregnancy. IGF-1 is also
present in the meat of dairy cows and apparently also stimulates
other hormone-related cancers, including prostate cancer. Assuming
that this causes constant low-level stimulation of breast tissue and
the related brain area in milk-drinking or dairy-consuming women,
there are now 2 possibilities.
The sensitized brain areas will cause the woman to have a much
stronger emotional response than normal to any child or partner
conflict, and this causes milk-driinking women to develop more
frequent breast cancers. The second possibility is an existing
sub-acute conflict situation or past event that is still
subconsciously active. The persistent combined stimulation by a
sub-acute conflict in addition to IGF-1 may cause the gradual
development of a Hamer Herd or alternatively its sudden appearance
when a certain threshold is reached.
In this way any environmental factors can be taken into
consideration for creating Hamer Herds in combination with
psychological conflicts. Most people presently have a very unhealthy
lifestyle in addition to a poor quality of inherited genes. It may
well be that really healthy individuals will not develop a Hamer
Herd in response to an unexpected emotional shock or that it will be
a mild and self-healing event.
In a similar way may appropriate natural therapy directed to a
diseased organ give a message to the associated brain area that
helps healing the Hamer Herd, and in time also leads to a resolution
of the emotional conflict.
A confirmation of the suggested interconnectedness between
emotions, nutrients, brain and organs can be found in kinesiology.
Research in muscle testing has revealed a relationship between
different nutrients and emotions with specific muscles and organs
transmitted through the system of acupuncture meridians. However, a
surprising finding was the direct involvement of the brain. When an
isotopically labeled nutrient was placed in the back of the mouth
within seconds the isotope was also detected in the brain.
I suggest that conflict resolution may also happen in unspecific
ways. Assuming a patient receives a conflict shock due to a
diagnosis of cancer, then this conflict but possibly also the
original conflict shock may possibly be resolved if the patient
fully believes and expects that the subsequent treatment will be
curable. Other possibilities have been suggested under the heading
Healing the Psychic Conflict.?
The official English-language website of Dr. Hamer is at
www.newmedicine.ca. However, much more information is on the German
website www.pilhar.com. Dr. Hamer has written several books of which
one is available in English under the title Summary of the New