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The “Iron Rule of Cancer”: The dangerous cancer quackery that is the “German New Medicine”

Given that I trained as a cancer surgeon, do laboratory and translational cancer research, and spend my clinical time taking care of breast cancer patients, not surprisingly one topic that gets me the most irritated and provokes a lot of my verbiage for SBM is cancer quackery. As I was perusing my list of posts the other day, it occurred to me that there’s one huge topic that in the more than a year and a half I’ve been blogging for SBM I’ve never covered. It’s a particularly pernicious and dangerous quackery. Indeed, it’s a quackery I mentioned during part of my talk at the Science-Based Medicine Conference, which Steve organized and where several SBM bloggers spoke the day before TAM7 started.

I’m referring to the dangerous and vile quackery known as the German New Medicine (Die Germanische Neue Medizin). Pioneered by Ryke Geerd Hamer, it is a quackery that claims lives. So what is this German New Medicine? Well, it appears to be a Theory of Everything Medical, and in particular everything having to do with cancer:

THE GERMAN NEW MEDICINE provides us with illuminating explanations about the origin, development and healing of both physical and mental disorders. In 1981, Dr. Hamer discovered that every DISEASE is caused by a shock experience that catches us completely off guard. He found that this shock not only occurs in the psyche but simultaneously in the brain and on the organ level. At the moment the unexpected trauma takes place the shock impacts a specific area in the brain causing a lesion that is clearly visible on a brain scan as a set of sharp concentric rings. With the impact the affected brain cells communicate the disturbance to the corresponding organ. Whether the organ responds with a tumor growth (cancer), with tissue degeneration, or with functional loss, is determined by the exact type of conflict shock. Based on the analysis of over 40,000 case studies Dr. Hamer is the first to provide scientific proof that cancer is not caused by a malfunctioning organism producing deadly cancer cells but is rather the result of an innate meaningful survival program that has been successfully practiced for millions of years. Since HEALING can only occur after the conflict has been resolved, the GNM-therapy focuses on identifying and resolving the original conflict. By understanding healing symptoms such as painful swelling, infections, fever, or inflammation in their psychological, biological and evolutionary context, we are able to liberate ourselves from the fear and panic that often come with the onset of an illness. Dr. Hamer’s findings offer a completely new understanding of so-called diseases. His scientific discoveries revolutionize entirely our view of medical conditions and their causes.

The German New Medicine presents a comprehensive system that allows us to understand what type of conflict causes the onset of a particular disease, how the disease manifests itself in the conflict active phase, what can be expected in the healing phase, and how all the developments are connected to the brain, verifiable with a brain scan.

The German New Medicine is a natural science, based on FIVE empirically disovered BIOLOGICAL LAWS that apply, in a strong scientific sense, to each and every case of disease of man and mammal.

The repository of quackery known as Mercola.com describes the “Five Biological Laws” of German New Medicine thusly:

GNM is based of five biological laws that apply scientifically to each and every case of disease. They include:

  1. Every disease is caused by a conflict shock that catches an individual 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.

Further, Dr. Hamer believes that a person cannot die of cancer in and of itself.

If someone dies during the conflict-active phase of disease, he says, it’s because of energy loss, weight loss, sleep deprivation, and emotional and mental exhaustion. The stress of receiving a cancer diagnosis, or being given a negative prognosis, is often enough to deprive a person of their life-force. Conventional cancer treatments only accelerate the downward spiral.

Oooh, boy. So much woo in such a concentrated form. Oddly enough, it never occurs to Hamer that it might be–oh–the metastatic cancer that results in weight loss and the gradual decline of cancer patients. Also note how Hamer blames the doctors. If we tell a patient that that patient has a life-threatening cancer, it’s a “psychic shock” or a severe stress that actually “deprives the person of his life force.”

When I first heard of this particularly odious form of cancer quackery, my first question was: Why five BIOLOGICAL LAWS? (And in all capital letters, yet, as in “FIVE empirically disovered BIOLOGICAL LAWS”?) Why not four? Or six? It reminds me of the scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, with a little change:

… And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Unholy Conventional Medicine. Then, shalt thou come up with FIVE LAWS. No more, no less. FIVE shall be the number of laws thou shalt find, and the number of the laws shall be FIVE. Six shalt thou not find, neither find thou four, excepting that thou then proceed to FIVE. Seven is right out. Once the number FIVE, being the fifth number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy BIOLOGICAL LAWS towards cancer thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.” Amen.

Yes, I can see it now, except with German accents.

In case you’re curious, the creator of the German New Medicine, Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, named the DHS after his son, Dirk. You see, Dr. Hamer’s son was tragically shot in his sleep by Vittorio Emanuel, the last crown prince of Italy. After a prolonged course requiring multiple operations, his son unfortunately succumbed to his wounds, which undoubtedly caused Hamer immense emotional trauma, as the sudden loss of a child always does. Three years later, Hamer developed testicular cancer. So, in a perfect case of post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning, Hamer decided that it must have been the psychic shock of his son’s death that caused his cancer. Forget about all that molecular biology. Forget about oncogenes and tumor suppressors. Forget about increased mutation rates. Forget about all that. Dr. Hamer is here to tell you that it’s “Hamer-time.” (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) In actuality, he’s here to tell you that everything that scientists think they know about the pathogenesis of cancer is wrong. Cancer is really due to a “psychic shock,” not genetic alterations in cells that lead to uncontrolled proliferation. What about cancer patients who have lived happy lives devoid of “highly acute, dramatic, and isolating shocks”? There’s no such person. If you search back far enough, you could probably find such a shock, and if that fails you could alway postulate some sort of birth trauma. I don’t mean to minimize the tragedy that Dr. Hamer must have suffered because of the shooting of his son and the fact that the killer got off with a slap on the wrist because of his title and wealth, nor am I claiming that mental stress doesn’t contribute to disease, but Hamer took his tragic personal experience and generalized it to a ridiculous extreme, even to the point of basing rather arrogantly-named “biological laws” on it. It’s as if the shock of losing his son unhinged his mind.

So what are these “laws” that Dr. Hamer so confidently postulated? Well, let’s look at the First Law, a.k.a. the Iron Rule of Cancer. Naturally, it’s subdivided into three criteria:

  1. Every cancer or cancer-equivalent disease originates from a DHS (Dirk Hamer Syndrome), which is a serious, highly acute, dramatic and isolating shock that catches an individual completely off guard. The conflict shock occurs simultaneously in the psyche, the brain and the corresponding organ.
  2. At the moment of the DHS, the content(s) of the conflict determine the location of the Hamer Focus in the brain and the location of the cancer or cancer-equivalent disease in the organ.
  3. The development of the conflict determines the exact development of the Hamer Focus in the brain as well as the exact development of the cancer or cancer-equivalent disease in the organ.

The most ridiculous “law” at the heart of Hamer’s quackery is the Second Law, in which he claims that the origin of all cancer is in the brain. This, specifically, is what the “Hamer Focus” is:

By analyzing thousands of brain computer tomograms (CT) in relation to his patient’s histories, Dr. Hamer discovered that the moment a DHS occurs, the shock impacts a specific, pre- determined area in the brain, causing a “lesion” that is visible on a CT scan as a set of sharp concentric rings (In 1989, Siemens, the German CT scanner manufacturer, certified that these ring formations are not artifacts of the equipment). Upon impact, the affected brain cells communicate the shock to the corresponding organ, which in turn responds with a particular— predictable!—alteration. The reason why specific conflicts are indissolubly tied to specific brain areas is that during our historical evolution, each part of the brain was programmed to respond instantly to conflicts that could threaten our survival. While the “old brain” (brain stem and cerebellum) is programmed with basic survival issues that relate to breathing, eating, or reproduction, the “new brain” (cerebrum) is encoded with more advanced themes such as territorial conflicts, separation conflicts, identity conflicts, and self-devaluation conflicts.

Dr. Hamer’s medical research is firmly tied to the science of embryology, because whether the organ responds to a conflict by a tumor growth, by tissue meltdown, or by functional impairment is determined by the embryonic germ layer from which both the organ and corresponding brain tissue originate (Third Biological Law).

Here’s a video further describing Hamer’s bizarre ideas about cancer:

I find it particularly despicable how Dr. Holt, the narrator of this video, blames osteoporosis in a psychic conflict or blow that comes from menopause, in which loss of estrogen supposedly leads women to feel that they “aren’t the woman they used to be” and that that conflict is manifest in the bone. Equally despicable is the part where he talks about an athlete’s being angry because of an injury that screws up his ability to perform and that anger leading to an osteosarcoma of extremity. Here’s a further explanation:

The therapeutic focus of the New Medicine is to identify the original DHS and to find a solution to the conflict that is as real and as practical as possible. For example, a man who lost his business and suffers a territorial loss must find a new occupation; the shock from an unexpected early retirement could be resolved by establishing a new “domain”, such as by joining a club or taking up a neglected hobby. As soon as the conflict is resolved, healing runs its natural course.

Is Hamer really saying that, for example, if a new retiree was forced out of his job and then later develops colon cancer, his colon cancer could be cured just by finding him a hobby or other productive way to spend his time? How nice. I guess that would put us surgeons out of business, given that most colon cancer is cured primarily by surgery, with chemotherapy and, if it’s rectal cancer, radiation therapy decreasing the rates of post-surgical recurrence. More likely, if you tried to use that concept to treat GI malignancies it would give us more of the business that we really don’t like: malignant bowel obstructions that require urgent, rather than elective, surgery, with a resultant decrease in cure rates and increase in complications.

This is pseudoscience with an implausibility on par with that of homeopathy. Really. First, let’s take a look at the photo of a brain CT that, according to the “Second Law,” allegedly shows a “Dirk Hamer” focus (right). I’m not a radiologist, but this “Dirk Hamer focus” looks a lot to me like your basic CT scan artifact. One also has to wonder: If this were real, why has no other physician or investigator reported finding similar lesions in cancer patients? If all cancer really is due to the presence of the DHS lesions in the brain (which, according to Hamer, are due to whatever “psychic trauma” that supposedly caused the DHS and therefore caused the cancer), then why is it that no other oncologist or radiologist has ever reported them? After all, if every single cancer patient suffered some sort of psychic trauma resulting in DHS rings that in turn result in cancer, the correlation between such lesions and cancer should have been really easy to see, particularly with more modern CT scanners. Is Hamer so much more brilliant than everyone else? Whenever anyone claims that there is one cause for all cancers, run, don’t walk, from him! Hamer and his “DHS rings” are no different than Hulda Clark and her liver flukes, which Clark claims to be the cause of all cancer.

Here’s how Hamer views cancer, described in his Third Law, which he calls the “Ontogenetic System of Tumors’ Meaningful Special Biological Programs of Nature” (whatever that means):

Ontogenetic

In it, Hamer divides all tumors into two phases that he calls “sympatheticotonia” (conflict active phase) and vagotonia (conflict resolution phase). He explains how these phases work thusly:

GNM’s “Ontogenetic System of Tumors” illustrates that “old-brain”-controlled organs, which derive from the endoderm or the “old-brain”-mesoderm, like the lungs, liver, colon, prostate, uterus, corium skin, pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, breast glands, etc., always generate cell proliferation as soon as the corresponding conflict occurs. Tumors of these organs therefore develop exclusively during the conflict-active phase (initiated by the DHS).

Let’s take lung cancer, for example: The biological conflict linked to lung cancer is a “death-fright conflict”, because in biological terms the death panic is equated with being unable to breathe. With the shock of the death- fright the lung alveoli cells, which regulate breathing, instantly start to multiply, forming a lung tumor. Contrary to the conventional view, this multiplication of lung cells is not a pointless process but serves a very definite biological purpose, namely, to increase the capacity of the lungs and thereby optimize the organism’s chance of survival. Dr. Hamer’s brain scan analyses demonstrate that every person with lung cancer shows a distinct target ring configuration in the corresponding area in the brain stem, and that each patient had suffered an unexpected death panic prior to the onset of cancer. In the majority of cases the death scare was triggered by a cancer diagnosis shock that the person experienced as a “death sentence”. Given that smoking is on the decrease, this sheds new light on the enigmatic increase of lung cancer (“The #1 Killer”) and calls into question whether smoking is per se an actual cause of lung cancer.

That’s right. According to Hamer, smoking doesn’t cause lung cancer, so smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em!

He also blames breast cancer on either a “mother-child” or “partner worry” conflict. To him, these sorts of “conflicts” involve a child becoming ill or being seriously injured. According to the article above, Hamer’s “many case studies” show that women develop cancer of the breast from “obsessively worrying about the well-being of a loved one”, such as a child who is in trouble, a parent who is ill, or a dear friend who is a cause for concern. This concept is, of course, the purest poppycock, utter woo.

Of course, no good piece of cancer woo would be complete without its creator telling us “conventional” types that we have it all wrong about some key aspect of cancer. Not content to tell us that we have no idea what we’re talking about regarding the pathogenesis of cancer, like Hulda Clark, Hamer boldly tells us that we also have no clue about the real reason for cancer metastasis:

The standard metastasis theory suggests that cancer cells of a primary tumor travel via the blood stream or the lymph system to other parts of the body where they cause a cancerous growth at a new site (theoretically, this assumption would imply a potential risk of contracting cancer through a blood transfusion). The New Medicine does not dispute the fact of secondary and third cancers. However, according to the Five Biological Laws, second and third cancers are not the result of migrating cancer cells but of a second or third DHS, often triggered by a diagnosis or prognosis shock that puts the individual into total panic, causing a new conflict or even several new conflicts leading to additional cancers. For example, a cancer diagnosis shock can trigger a “death fright conflict” leading to the development of lung cancer.

Sorry, dude. If your cancer metastasizes, it’s not really the same tumor at all, but a new one. Moreover, obviously you’ve had some sort of other “psychic trauma” that caused the metastasis to pop up. It’s also pretty convenient that Hamer attributes metastasis to a “death fright conflict.” Pretty much each and every single cancer patient fears that his or her cancer will kill him. Thus, every cancer patient has a “death fright conflict.” Now that I think of it, though. If it is the case that most, if not all, cancer patients fear that their cancer will kill them, isn’t it true that most, if not all, cancer patients have a “death fright conflict”? If that’s the case, then why don’t all cancer patients develop metastases? Just a thought.

Let’s move on to the Fourth Biological Law, which supposedly addresses the role of microbes in disease and evolution, but for the life of me I can’t figure out exactly what the heck Dr. Hamer is saying about disease. Let’s whittle it down to two sections:

When our organs developed over the course of evolution, very specific types of microbes developed with them. The biological purpose of the billions of micro-organisms that inhabit our body is to maintain all the different tissues and keep them in a healthy state. Given the purposeful co-existence of man and microbes, the New Medicine identifies fungi, bacteria or viruses as loyal helpers that are indispensable for our survival.

It is the discovery of the New Medicine that microbes become without exception only active in the healing phase. In the phase of Normotonia as well as in the conflict active phase they are dormant and do not cause any infection. But at the moment of the conflict resolution, they receive a signal from the brain to start the work that was assigned to them. Pathogenic (active) microbes are totally harmless to all other organs.

And:

It is true that microbes are present in infectious diseases, but it is not the microbes that cause the disease. On the contrary, our organism uses the microbes to optimize the healing process. It is also true that microbes can be transmitted, but they stay inactive as long as we are not in the healing phase of the appropriate conflict.

Ah, so all of those pathogenic bacteria? Don’t worry about them. They only work for your good. So, if you have a big abscess, a gangrenous foot, pneumonia, AIDS, or hepatitis C, it’s just your body using bacteria or viruses to “optimize the healing process.” You don’t need antibiotics or antiviral drugs. If you die in the process, it just means that you weren’t able “resolve your inner conflict.”

Wrong. Especially this part about microbes:

Fungi and myco-bacteria (yellow group) are the oldest microbes. They exclusively work on organs and tissues that originate from the endoderm and are directed from the brain stem. Fungi like Candida or myco-bacteria like tubercular bacteria are the “destruction crew”. They decompose tumors such as colon tumors, lung tumors, kidney tumors, or liver tumor. During the healing phase they break down the extra cells that are no longer needed. Usually, this decomposing process is accompanied with fever and night sweats. What makes myco-bacteria remarkable is that they start to multiply immediately at the moment of the conflict shock. They multiply at a rate which parallels the growing tumor. The moment the conflict is resolved, the exact amount of tubercular bacteria is available that is necessary to decompose the tumor cells. If the microbes are absent because, for example, they were eradicated through vaccination, the tumor will be encapsulated in scar tissue and stays in place with no further cell augmentation. In this case the tumor will be viewed as “benign”.

Bacteria (orange group) inhabited the organs and tissues that derive from the mesoderm directed from the cerebellum (old brain mesoderm) or the cerebral medulla (new brain mesoderm). Bacteria are the “cleanup-workers. In old brain mesodermal tissue they decompose tumors such as glandular breast tumors or melanoma, and assist by clearing away the remnants. Bacteria also help to restore the tissue by forming abscesses that will be filled with scar tissue. In new brain mesodermal tissue, bacteria such as staphylococcus bacteria fill the gaps in the bone that were caused by the meltdown of callus cells and reconstruct the bone with granulating callus forming tissue. During the healing phase, bacteria also rebuild the cell loss (necrosis) of ovarian or testicular tissue.

Viruses (red group) are the youngest microbes. They exclusively work on tissue that derives from the ectoderm and is controlled from the cerebral cortex, e.g. the epidermis, the cervix, the intra-hepatic bile ducts, the mucous membrane of the stomach, the bronchia or the nose. Viruses are the “reconstruction workers”. They replenish the tissue that was lost during the preceding ulceration process. While old brain directed myco-bacteria start to multiply immediately with the onset of the conflict active phase, viruses start to divide and to become active only upon the resolution of the conflict. With viruses involved the healing phase is more dramatic, often accompanied with fever and inflammation. Examples for viruses at work are: pneumonia, hepatitis, herpes, or the “flu. If the necessary viruses are absent, healing still occurs but not to a biologically optimum degree.

Like tumor cells, microbes never cross the germ layer threshold (diagram). For example: pneumonia viruses only work on bronchial tissue which originates from the ectoderm and is controlled from the cerebral cortex, while tubercular bacteria are specialized to operate exclusively on lung alveoli tissue that originates from the endoderm and is directed from the brain stem. That is why we will never find tuberculosis in the bronchia.

Uh, no. Just one example: Tuberculosis can infect many organs and sites and not just ectodermally derived tissues, including lungs, kidneys, the meninges (lining of the brain), and bones and joints (which, happen to be derived from mesoderm, by the way). It is also not true that you don’t find tuberculosis in the bronchi.

But the bottom line for Hamer is the Fifth Biological Law, and, if you’ve been paying attention to alt-med concepts, you will realize that this “Law” echoes so much woo that you have to wonder if Dr. Hamer thought of it himself or simply synthesized many varieties of woo into a single concise statement that seems to sum up huge swaths of alternative medicine:

Every so-called disease has to be understood as a Meaningful Special Biological Program of Nature created to solve an unexpected biological conflict.

Every “so-called disease”? Yes, indeed. According to Dr. Hamer:

All so-called diseases have a special biological meaning … While we used to regard Mother Nature as fallible and had the audacity to believe that she constantly made mistakes and caused breakdowns (malignant, senseless, degenerative cancerous growths, etc.) we can now see, as the scales fall from our eyes, that it was our ignorance and pride that were and are the only foolishness in our cosmos. We could not understand such a ‘sewn up’ totality, and so brought upon ourselves this senseless, soulless and brutal medicine. Full of wonder, we can now understand for the first time that nature is orderly (we already knew that), and every occurrence in nature is meaningful, even in the framework of the whole, and that the events we called ‘diseases’ are not senseless disturbances to be repaired by sorcerers’ apprentices. We can see that nothing is meaningless, malignant or diseased.

Unfortunately, these ideas have power and resonance among cancer patients, and this attractiveness, coupled with the fear of science-based cancer therapy, particularly chemotherapy, has led all too many cancer patients to believe in Hamer’s quackery. For example, there was the case of Olivia Pilhar. Olivia was six years old in 1995 at the time she was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumor, a highly treatable childhood malignancy, and her parents discovered Ryke Geerd Hamer. Her parents withheld conventional medical therapy and persued Hamer’s German New Medicine. In an echo of later cases in the United States of children whose parents decided to pursue “alternative medicine” rather than scientific medicine, such as Abraham Cherrix and Daniel Hauser, the Austrian government finally removed the parents’ rights of care and control, and they fled from Austria to Spain with Olivia. Despite Hamer’s “treatments,” Olivia’s tumor continued to grow. After negotiations including the intervention of the Austrian president, the parents were persuaded to return with the condition of no punishment. By then, Olivia’s tumor weighed several kilograms. The child was finally given emergency medical treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery, after a court order against the parents’ wishes. Olivia is still alive in 2009 and very lucky to be so. In the end, her chances at survival had been eroded, and she suffered far more than she needed to in order to treat her cancer. Her parents received an eight-month suspended jail sentence in Austria.

Another victim of Hamer’s quackery is Michaela Jakubczyk-Eckert (note: photos on this site not for the squeamish). This is the patient I spoke about at the Science-Based Medicine Conference in July. Michaela developed stage III breast cancer and initially underwent chemotherapy, with good response. If she had continued, likely she could have undergone surgery with curative intent. Unfortunately, she discovered Ryke Geerd Hamer, who persuaded her to give up chemotherapy and pursue German New Medicine. As a result, her cancer returned with a vengeance. She developed en cuirasse disease, which is cancer growing over a large portion of her chest wall. Her death in 2005 was unpleasant and very painful.

There’s another, equally unsavory aspect to Hamer, and it ties into another aspect of any serious cancer quackery, namely a foe that keeps The Truth from the people. Basically, Hamer is a raging anti-Semite. He has become convinced that the German New Medicine is being suppressed by the “International Jewish Conspiracy,” that Jewish scientists have stolen from him the idea of German New Medicine, and that they are hiding it from the world. Indeed, he further claims that the Jews use German New Medicine for themselves to cure their cancers but keep it from Gentiles, all the better to allow two billion people to die “needlessly” from cancer. In this, the German New Medicine shares with many other forms of quackery another essential ingredient: A conspiracy theory to explain why Hamer’s quackery isn’t more widely known, practiced, and above all appreciated for the “genius” that it is. In most cases of cancer quackery, it’s the pharmaceutical companies, governments, or some cabals made up of both who are said to be “suppressing” the latest cancer cure. In the case of Ryke Geerd Hamer, it’s…THE JEWS!!!!!!! (Cue scary music.)

If there’s one thing about the German New Medicine that feeds in to what I’ve thought for a long time now, it’s that many “alternative medicine” beliefs seem to demand some sort of “meaning” from disease. The cancer patient, when faced with the horror of his or her disease, will rail against the unfairness of it all. And indeed it isn’t fair. It isn’t fair at all. Cancer sucks. Regardless of the type of cancer, it’s a horrible, nasty disease, and some varieties are particularly deadly. But life itself isn’t fair. Sadly, bad things (like cancer or other life-threatening diseases) happen to good people. Personally, I don’t see much difference between Hamer’s quackery, in which all diseases are postulated to have a “special biological meaning” where the symptoms are the result of an inner mental conflict and the beliefs expressed by many religious people that bad things (like being afflicted with a horrible disease like cancer, whatever type) must be the result of a “higher purpose,” that they must serve a “greater good.” The only difference is that Hamer has replaced the appeal to an unknown and unknowable “meaning” dictated by God with an appeal to a greater “meaning” dictated by Nature. The hope that one’s suffering is all in the service of a greater good may well help many people deal with cancer or other life-threatening or debilitating diseases, but it’s not such a good idea as the basis of any sort of medicine, whether “New German” or otherwise.

The second, even worse thing, about the German New Medicine is that it feeds into another common strain in “alternative medicine” thought, namely to blame the victim. In the case of this particular form of cancer quackery, cancer isn’t a disease but rather a manifestation of something going on in the mind. If the cancer patient can’t overcome this “trauma” and thus dies, the implication is that it’s the cancer patient’s fault. If only he had believed more or done more to follow the particular woo that is supposed to save him, he would still be alive today.

That, I find to be the most despicable aspect of all when it comes to cancer quackery.

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48 thoughts on “The “Iron Rule of Cancer”: The dangerous cancer quackery that is the “German New Medicine”

  1. Kausik Datta says:

    When I started reading, I was initially sympathetic towards Hamer senior. Poor man, the trauma of his son’s unfortunate death must have deranged his mind completely, because GNM can only be the product of a such a deranged mind. But by the time I reached the fourth law, the one concerning microbes, I puked.

  2. AlexisT says:

    Sorry to do a pedant post, but you stopped mid-sentence at the end the 4th paragraph from the end: “In the case of Ryke Geerd Hamer, it’s”–that’s all that appears.

  3. Chris Noble says:

    Psychiatrist Anthony Storr finds a common pattern in many Gurus.

    Briefly:
    period of mental illness/depression followed by finding the one true answer to everything and absolute certainty

    Hamer fits the pattern perfectly.

    Storr’s book is worth reading even if it is a bit light weight and highly speculative.
    http://www.amazon.com/Feet-Clay-Anthony-Storr/dp/0684834952

  4. eschatologist says:

    “If the cancer patient can’t overcome this “trauma” and thus dies, the implication is that it’s the cancer patient’s fault. If only he had believed more or done more to follow the particular woo that is supposed to save him, he would still be alive today.

    That, I find to be the most despicable aspect of all when it comes to cancer quackery.”

    Agreed. Another cruel irony of SCAM – it promises to empower patients who feel helpless, but in truth sends the message that if you’re sick, it’s your own fault for not being more enlightened.

  5. Mark P says:

    So how does Hamer deal with animal cancer studies? Where mice or whatever are raised in basically identical ways, but one set is exposed to pathogens/carcinogens and then come down with more cancer.

    A moment’s look into animal studies will show the uselessness of blaming it on stress or shock.

  6. Sorry to be so pedantic, but the translation “German New Medicine” is wrong. It should be “Germanic New Medicin”. Hamer is very proud of his germanic origin, thats why. He even tried to run as president for some right-wing nuts. Btw, his newest ramblings also include Atlantis, but this just shows he is completely bonkers.

  7. DevoutCatalyst says:

    Will the anti-vaxxers now talk about the chipping of our vaccines? Dr. Hamer says it’s true, and once a death chip has been inserted in you via vaccination, your death can be decided at will by Tel Aviv. Man this cat is out there. Where is the condemnation of Dr. Hamer from the alt-med luminaries? If Weil and Chopra and the Wizard of Oz have weighed in, I can’t find it.

  8. JamesG says:

    Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports on another cancer patient’s decisions:

    Imus decided against surgery and radiation [for his stage 2 prostate cancer], choosing an approach that relies on diet and daily treadmill exercise, a regimen supervised by a Columbia University doctor. Under the watchful eye of his wife, Deirdre, he subsists mainly on uncooked, organic foods such as raw sauerkraut, flaxseed and searingly hot habanero peppers. Imus says this approach has stopped the cancer from spreading, rattling off numbers to show it is under control.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/04/AR2009100402982.html

  9. beatis says:

    @ DevoutCatalyst,

    “Where is the condemnation of Dr. Hamer from the alt-med luminaries?”

    Where is the condemnation of any alt-med from the alt-med luminaries? I have never seen one, they will stick together no matter what.

    There are videos on the internet of Hamer giving interviews and talking to his patients – well, victims. It shows that he is charismatic in a way, he has a certain charm and holds himself with a sort of ‘benign authority’. Well, some people are taken in by taht, they admire and pity him and fall for his lunacy. It boggles the mind, but what can you do?

  10. Sir Eccles says:

    I prescribe a course of leeches to balance out the humors and empty out your wallet.

    It’s quite simple, it’s like the four elements, wood is composed of earth air and fire. Set it alight and you release the air and fire leaving just earth. With the body, just apply a leech and release the red humor. Perhaps combine with a coffee enema to release the other humors and you’ll be right as rain.

    Medi-evil practice!

  11. DevoutCatalyst says:

    @ Beatis

    “…Where is the condemnation of any alt-med from the alt-med luminaries? I have never seen one, they will stick together no matter what…”

    I suspect that’s because it would be a mighty slippery slope.

    Lest anyone think my reference to Hamer’s vaccine death chip is fiction, here it is, in all of its, um, fiction:

    http://standeyo.com/NEWS/09_Sci_Tech/090912.the.needle.chip.html

  12. beatis says:

    “…I suspect that’s because it would be a mighty slippery slope…”

    :-D

    I just landed on this chip idiocy yesterday. Just when you think it can’t possibly get any more idiotic, lo and behold, there it is.

    Sometimes I think this GNM is just an excuse for unbridled anti-semitism.

  13. ama says:

    The threat is BY FAR larger than you imagine. Hamer’s ideas are taken by copycats, some of which call themselves “meta-mediciners”. They target medical doctors and naturopaths. There were several TV reports this years by ww.TV2.no So far the norwegian journalists found 5 dead.

    The “meta-mediciners” have a base in the USA. The following quote shows how in the USA a large-scale fraud is committed, and at least 20 world-famous screen-actors are part of that fraud:

    http://www.deathsect.com/#metamediziner
    [*QUOTE*]
    8.
    The Fraud of the Metamediciners
    Mega-Scandal in the American Film-Industry

    Material about the meta-mediciners you can find here:
    Die Metamediziner:
    http://www.transgallaxys.com/~kanzlerzwo/board.php?boardid=211

    The meta-mediciners gain a foothold in Great Britain, Germany, Norway, and the USA, where they defrauded at least 2 dozen screen actors. The meta-mediciners made the actors believe that the meta-mediciners are engaged in breastcancer research. The screen actors, among them celebrities like Geena Davis and Ben Kingsley, are abused with their names and photographs taken for the PR of the meta-mediciners.

    PICTURE: Screenshot of the web-site healbreastcancerawards.org,
    with fotographs of 20 film und TV actors

    I informed the American Screen Actors Guild, also some spokespersons of the actors. If they will realize the goings-on … is another question… One more if they will admit to have brought their clients, the actors, into this situation. Because it is not the actors themselves, but their agents and spokespersones, who are responsible for these things.

    Open Letter to the Screen Actors Guild
    ——————————————————————————-

    Screen Actors Guild
    Hollywood
    5757 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600
    Tel: 001-(323) 954-160-0 Main Switchboard
    -6729 Agency Department
    http://www.sag.org
    Screen Actors Guild

    Bremerhaven, Germany, March 9th., 2007

    Dear Sirs,

    I ask you to please help me in a very serious and sad matter: a case of
    fraud in which world famous film actors are victims.

    In the web-page

    http://www.healbreastcancer.org/awards_overview.php

    you can see some of the victims:

    OUR BENEFIT COMMITTEE

    Geena Davis
    Ben Stiller
    Rosie O’Donnell
    Ben Kingsley
    Alfre Woodard
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Paula Abdul
    Harold Perrineau
    Allison Janney
    Lourdes Benedicto
    Antonio Sabbato jr.
    Kathy Griffin
    Mario Lopez
    Lisa Vidall
    Terri Polo
    Laura Innes
    Jon Seda
    Tyler Hilton
    Kendall Payne
    Andy Dick

    The actors are abused for PR. They were made believe that they do something
    good: that they are helping to fight cancer. But the truth is that an
    international group of criminals is abusing them as public PR tools. The
    group deals with “meta-medicine”. (There are several versions of this word.)
    You can see it at the bottom of that very web-page:

    http://www.healbreastcancer.org/awards_overview.php

    Copyright © 2006 Heal Breast Cancer Foundation
    News Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact Us META-Medicine
    *************

    The background behind “meta-medicine” is the “Germanische Neue Medicine”
    (“New German Medicine”) of the criminal psychopath Ryke Geerd Hamer.

    Ryke Geerd Hamer was a medical doctor, who lost his approbation in 1986 as
    his patients died because of his murderous nonsense “treatment”. There are
    media articles about him since the beginning of the 1980ies.

    This is his biography, written by one of us: http://hamer.wordpress.com/

    For some years now I investigate and publish about Hamer and his death sect.
    Hamer has a network of helpers, many of whom being ill with cancer
    themselves. They believe him — and they die. So far I could find 130 death
    cases related with Ryke Geerd Hamer and his scene.

    As the Hamer scene denied that even ONE person died because of Hamer’s
    madness, I tried to find the victims and made a list:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/ama_ham2.htm

    I had found 87 dead, when some weeks ago I was given material about 43 more
    dead: patients who died in the time about 1982, 1983.

    There are 2 large groups of dead, the one mentioned with 43 patients and one
    with 50 in Austria, mainly in the time from 1990 to 1995, when Hamer’s
    “center” in Burgau was closed by the justice and he fled to Spain (where he
    still is). The material of that time in Austria is with the Austrian
    Ministry of the Interior in Vienna. (The attorney office department(s) in
    Vienna refuse any comments, but forward to the Ministry of the Interior.)

    I have more than 2 dozen web-pages about Hamer in my web-site, the most
    important being the obituaries for Michaela Jakubczyk-Eckert (who died in
    november 2005) and for Christina Connell. I do very intensive
    investigations, so I have no time for translating the pages – nearly all are
    in German. The obituary for Christina Connell is in English:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/amachris.htm

    Mrs. Connell was a musician and lived in Carthage, Missouri. She died in
    march 2006, a victim of

    Ilsedora Laker,
    c/o Herbs and Health Holistic Centre,
    6022 Yonge St.,
    Toronto, ON M2M 3V9
    Canada

    Ilsedora Laker
    3 Willer Ave.
    Ajax ON L1T 3P4
    Canada
    Phone: 905-427 2790

    which are a base in the USA and in Canada with http://www.newmedicine.ca

    I am in contact with Mrs. Connell’s son Stephen and her husband Dennis. I am
    also in contact with families of other victims in Belgium, Switzerland, and
    Germany.

    The fotographs in the obituary for Michaela

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/amamiche.htm

    (that is the English version) show much more than words ever could what a
    cruel crime is done to the ill. Now, imagine that these patients are
    forbidden to take medication against pain… Hamer makes them believe that
    Morphium would kill them rightaway…

    Hamer makes the ill believe that their dieing is their healing. The worse
    the situation is, the worse the pain becomes, the more the ill believe that
    they are near to health. And so they die.

    The families are under such a pressure that they break. For years these
    people are not able to talk about what happened – even with families of
    other victims.

    And now look at the “Gala” with the world famous film actors being abused
    for this crime….

    I have contacts with journalists in TV and in print media.

    This is one of the reports about deaths caused by Hamer, boardcasted by the
    SWR in 2002:

    http://www.swr.de/report/archiv/sendungen/021118/04/index.html

    A report by the RBB in 2005:

    http://www.rbb-online.de/_/kontraste/beitrag_jsp/key=rbb_beitrag_3362703.html

    Some weeks ago there was one by the “defakto” TV magazine of the Hessischer
    Rundfunk.

    There also is an expert statement by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/ama_ha47.htm

    We collected a lot of material during the last years – and I can give you
    material and contacts to the media here and in Austria. In France is an
    association against sects, the UNADFI:

    http://www.unadfi.org

    France is the most active country: Hamer was sentenced to prison for 3 years
    (by far not enough!) and was kept in prison for half of that time. The
    UNADFI played an important role in those law-suits.

    To ease your investigations I uploaded 2 archives:

    http://www.ariplex.com/agb/metamed1.zip
    http://www.ariplex.com/agb/metamed2.zip

    They contain

    a) material about the sites as they are now
    b) material from the web-archive to show earlier pieces of proof

    The best to do is to download the files, each in a directory on HDD, unpack
    it there and the do a full-text search, mainly because of entries in the
    meta-tags. In case you need help, please let me know.

    Please pass on this information to the actors and their agents. I suggest to
    have advice of lawyers. The dimension of what happened and still happens is
    beyond imagination… We must take action so that such a thing will not
    happen again.

    ——————————————————————————-
    [*/QUOTE*]

  14. ama says:

    Hi, folks, is there a size limit for comments?

  15. ama says:

    The threat is BY FAR larger than you imagine. Hamer’s ideas are taken by copycats, some of which call themselves “meta-mediciners”. They target medical doctors and naturopaths. There were several TV reports this years by ww.TV2.no So far the norwegian journalists found 5 dead.

    The “meta-mediciners” have a base in the USA. The following quote shows how in the USA a large-scale fraud is committed, and at least 20 world-famous screen-actors are part of that fraud:

    http://www.deathsect.com/#metamediziner
    [*QUOTE*]
    8.
    The Fraud of the Metamediciners
    Mega-Scandal in the American Film-Industry

    Material about the meta-mediciners you can find here:
    Die Metamediziner:
    http://www.transgallaxys.com/~kanzlerzwo/board.php?boardid=211

    The meta-mediciners gain a foothold in Great Britain, Germany, Norway, and the USA, where they defrauded at least 2 dozen screen actors. The meta-mediciners made the actors believe that the meta-mediciners are engaged in breastcancer research. The screen actors, among them celebrities like Geena Davis and Ben Kingsley, are abused with their names and photographs taken for the PR of the meta-mediciners.

    PICTURE: Screenshot of the web-site healbreastcancerawards.org,
    with fotographs of 20 film und TV actors

    I informed the American Screen Actors Guild, also some spokespersons of the actors. If they will realize the goings-on … is another question… One more if they will admit to have brought their clients, the actors, into this situation. Because it is not the actors themselves, but their agents and spokespersones, who are responsible for these things.

    Open Letter to the Screen Actors Guild
    ——————————————————————————-

    Screen Actors Guild
    Hollywood
    5757 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600
    Tel: 001-(323) 954-160-0 Main Switchboard
    -6729 Agency Department
    http://www.sag.org
    Screen Actors Guild

    Bremerhaven, Germany, March 9th., 2007

    Dear Sirs,

    I ask you to please help me in a very serious and sad matter: a case of
    fraud in which world famous film actors are victims.

    In the web-page

    http://www.healbreastcancer.org/awards_overview.php

    you can see some of the victims:

    OUR BENEFIT COMMITTEE

    Geena Davis
    Ben Stiller
    Rosie O’Donnell
    Ben Kingsley
    Alfre Woodard
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Paula Abdul
    Harold Perrineau
    Allison Janney
    Lourdes Benedicto
    Antonio Sabbato jr.
    Kathy Griffin
    Mario Lopez
    Lisa Vidall
    Terri Polo
    Laura Innes
    Jon Seda
    Tyler Hilton
    Kendall Payne
    Andy Dick

    The actors are abused for PR. They were made believe that they do something
    good: that they are helping to fight cancer. But the truth is that an
    international group of criminals is abusing them as public PR tools. The
    group deals with “meta-medicine”. (There are several versions of this word.)
    You can see it at the bottom of that very web-page:

    http://www.healbreastcancer.org/awards_overview.php

    Copyright © 2006 Heal Breast Cancer Foundation
    News Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact Us META-Medicine
    *************

    The background behind “meta-medicine” is the “Germanische Neue Medicine”
    (“New German Medicine”) of the criminal psychopath Ryke Geerd Hamer.

    Ryke Geerd Hamer was a medical doctor, who lost his approbation in 1986 as
    his patients died because of his murderous nonsense “treatment”. There are
    media articles about him since the beginning of the 1980ies.

    This is his biography, written by one of us: http://hamer.wordpress.com/

    For some years now I investigate and publish about Hamer and his death sect.
    Hamer has a network of helpers, many of whom being ill with cancer
    themselves. They believe him — and they die. So far I could find 130 death
    cases related with Ryke Geerd Hamer and his scene.

    As the Hamer scene denied that even ONE person died because of Hamer’s
    madness, I tried to find the victims and made a list:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/ama_ham2.htm

    I had found 87 dead, when some weeks ago I was given material about 43 more
    dead: patients who died in the time about 1982, 1983.

    There are 2 large groups of dead, the one mentioned with 43 patients and one
    with 50 in Austria, mainly in the time from 1990 to 1995, when Hamer’s
    “center” in Burgau was closed by the justice and he fled to Spain (where he
    still is). The material of that time in Austria is with the Austrian
    Ministry of the Interior in Vienna. (The attorney office department(s) in
    Vienna refuse any comments, but forward to the Ministry of the Interior.)

    I have more than 2 dozen web-pages about Hamer in my web-site, the most
    important being the obituaries for Michaela Jakubczyk-Eckert (who died in
    november 2005) and for Christina Connell. I do very intensive
    investigations, so I have no time for translating the pages – nearly all are
    in German. The obituary for Christina Connell is in English:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/amachris.htm

    Mrs. Connell was a musician and lived in Carthage, Missouri. She died in
    march 2006, a victim of

    Ilsedora Laker,
    c/o Herbs and Health Holistic Centre,
    6022 Yonge St.,
    Toronto, ON M2M 3V9
    Canada

    Ilsedora Laker
    3 Willer Ave.
    Ajax ON L1T 3P4
    Canada
    Phone: 905-427 2790

    which are a base in the USA and in Canada with http://www.newmedicine.ca

    I am in contact with Mrs. Connell’s son Stephen and her husband Dennis. I am
    also in contact with families of other victims in Belgium, Switzerland, and
    Germany.

    The fotographs in the obituary for Michaela

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/amamiche.htm

    (that is the English version) show much more than words ever could what a
    cruel crime is done to the ill. Now, imagine that these patients are
    forbidden to take medication against pain… Hamer makes them believe that
    Morphium would kill them rightaway…

    Hamer makes the ill believe that their dieing is their healing. The worse
    the situation is, the worse the pain becomes, the more the ill believe that
    they are near to health. And so they die.

    The families are under such a pressure that they break. For years these
    people are not able to talk about what happened – even with families of
    other victims.

    And now look at the “Gala” with the world famous film actors being abused
    for this crime….

    I have contacts with journalists in TV and in print media.

    This is one of the reports about deaths caused by Hamer, boardcasted by the
    SWR in 2002:

    http://www.swr.de/report/archiv/sendungen/021118/04/index.html

    A report by the RBB in 2005:

    http://www.rbb-online.de/_/kontraste/beitrag_jsp/key=rbb_beitrag_3362703.html

    Some weeks ago there was one by the “defakto” TV magazine of the Hessischer
    Rundfunk.

    There also is an expert statement by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/ama_ha47.htm

    We collected a lot of material during the last years – and I can give you
    material and contacts to the media here and in Austria. In France is an
    association against sects, the UNADFI:

    http://www.unadfi.org

    France is the most active country: Hamer was sentenced to prison for 3 years
    (by far not enough!) and was kept in prison for half of that time. The
    UNADFI played an important role in those law-suits.

    To ease your investigations I uploaded 2 archives:

    http://www.ariplex.com/agb/metamed1.zip
    http://www.ariplex.com/agb/metamed2.zip

    They contain

    a) material about the sites as they are now
    b) material from the web-archive to show earlier pieces of proof

    The best to do is to download the files, each in a directory on HDD, unpack
    it there and the do a full-text search, mainly because of entries in the
    meta-tags. In case you need help, please let me know.

    Please pass on this information to the actors and their agents. I suggest to
    have advice of lawyers. The dimension of what happened and still happens is
    beyond imagination… We must take action so that such a thing will not
    happen again.

    [*/QUOTE*]

  16. ama says:

    The threat is BY FAR larger than you imagine. Hamer’s ideas are taken by copycats, some of which call themselves “meta-mediciners”. They target medical doctors and naturopaths. There were several TV reports this years by ww.TV2.no So far the norwegian journalists found 5 dead.

    The “meta-mediciners” have a base in the USA. The following quote shows how in the USA a large-scale fraud is committed, and at least 20 world-famous screen-actors are part of that fraud:

    http://www.deathsect.com/#metamediziner
    [*QUOTE*]
    8.
    The Fraud of the Metamediciners
    Mega-Scandal in the American Film-Industry

    Material about the meta-mediciners you can find here:
    Die Metamediziner:
    http://www.transgallaxys.com/~kanzlerzwo/board.php?boardid=211

    The meta-mediciners gain a foothold in Great Britain, Germany, Norway, and the USA, where they defrauded at least 2 dozen screen actors. The meta-mediciners made the actors believe that the meta-mediciners are engaged in breastcancer research. The screen actors, among them celebrities like Geena Davis and Ben Kingsley, are abused with their names and photographs taken for the PR of the meta-mediciners.

    PICTURE: Screenshot of the web-site healbreastcancerawards.org,
    with fotographs of 20 film und TV actors

    I informed the American Screen Actors Guild, also some spokespersons of the actors. If they will realize the goings-on … is another question… One more if they will admit to have brought their clients, the actors, into this situation. Because it is not the actors themselves, but their agents and spokespersones, who are responsible for these things.

  17. David Gorski says:

    Hi, folks, is there a size limit for comments?

    Not that I’m aware of, but there is a limit for the number of links in a comment, which you far exceeded. The reason for that limit is because comment spammers often include numerous links in their comments. I approved your comment, but, geez, show a little restraint in burying us with links.

  18. ama says:

    This script is driving me crazy by its mixing up time stamps…

  19. ama says:

    Hi, Dave,

    since spring 2007 (!) we try to get this published in the USA, but no avail. The advertising with the screen actors still is online (according to may last inspection there).

    The links are not for fun.

    How can we manage to get the whole text online in an US medium? The problem is that we cannot get through to the screen actos themselves as they we are blocked off by their spokespersons.

  20. ama says:

    The background behind “meta-medicine” is the “Germanische Neue Medicine”
    (“New German Medicine”) of the criminal psychopath Ryke Geerd Hamer.

    Ryke Geerd Hamer was a medical doctor, who lost his approbation in 1986 as
    his patients died because of his murderous nonsense “treatment”. There are
    media articles about him since the beginning of the 1980ies.

    This is his biography, written by one of us: http://hamer.wordpress.com/

    For some years now I investigate and publish about Hamer and his death sect.
    Hamer has a network of helpers, many of whom being ill with cancer
    themselves. They believe him — and they die. So far I could find 130 death
    cases related with Ryke Geerd Hamer and his scene.

    As the Hamer scene denied that even ONE person died because of Hamer’s
    madness, I tried to find the victims and made a list:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/ama_ham2.htm

    I had found 87 dead, when some weeks ago I was given material about 43 more
    dead: patients who died in the time about 1982, 1983.

    There are 2 large groups of dead, the one mentioned with 43 patients and one
    with 50 in Austria, mainly in the time from 1990 to 1995, when Hamer’s
    “center” in Burgau was closed by the justice and he fled to Spain (where he
    still is). The material of that time in Austria is with the Austrian
    Ministry of the Interior in Vienna. (The attorney office department(s) in
    Vienna refuse any comments, but forward to the Ministry of the Interior.)

  21. ama says:

    I have more than 2 dozen web-pages about Hamer in my web-site, the most
    important being the obituaries for Michaela Jakubczyk-Eckert (who died in
    november 2005) and for Christina Connell. I do very intensive
    investigations, so I have no time for translating the pages – nearly all are
    in German. The obituary for Christina Connell is in English:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/amachris.htm

    Mrs. Connell was a musician and lived in Carthage, Missouri. She died in
    march 2006, a victim of

    Ilsedora Laker,
    c/o Herbs and Health Holistic Centre,
    6022 Yonge St.,
    Toronto, ON M2M 3V9
    Canada

    Ilsedora Laker
    3 Willer Ave.
    Ajax ON L1T 3P4
    Canada
    Phone: 905-427 2790

    which are a base in the USA and in Canada with http://www.newmedicine.ca

    I am in contact with Mrs. Connell’s son Stephen and her husband Dennis. I am
    also in contact with families of other victims in Belgium, Switzerland, and
    Germany.

    The fotographs in the obituary for Michaela

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/amamiche.htm

    (that is the English version) show much more than words ever could what a
    cruel crime is done to the ill. Now, imagine that these patients are
    forbidden to take medication against pain… Hamer makes them believe that
    Morphium would kill them rightaway…

    Hamer makes the ill believe that their dieing is their healing. The worse
    the situation is, the worse the pain becomes, the more the ill believe that
    they are near to health. And so they die.

    The families are under such a pressure that they break. For years these
    people are not able to talk about what happened – even with families of
    other victims.

    And now look at the “Gala” with the world famous film actors being abused
    for this crime….

    I have contacts with journalists in TV and in print media.

    This is one of the reports about deaths caused by Hamer, boardcasted by the
    SWR in 2002:

    http://www.swr.de/report/archiv/sendungen/021118/04/index.html

    A report by the RBB in 2005:

    http://www.rbb-online.de/_/kontraste/beitrag_jsp/key=rbb_beitrag_3362703.html

    Some weeks ago there was one by the “defakto” TV magazine of the Hessischer
    Rundfunk.

    There also is an expert statement by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft:

    http://www.ariplex.com/ama/ama_ha47.htm

    We collected a lot of material during the last years – and I can give you
    material and contacts to the media here and in Austria. In France is an
    association against sects, the UNADFI:

    http://www.unadfi.org

    France is the most active country: Hamer was sentenced to prison for 3 years
    (by far not enough!) and was kept in prison for half of that time. The
    UNADFI played an important role in those law-suits.

    To ease your investigations I uploaded 2 archives:

    http://www.ariplex.com/agb/metamed1.zip
    http://www.ariplex.com/agb/metamed2.zip

    They contain

    a) material about the sites as they are now
    b) material from the web-archive to show earlier pieces of proof

    The best to do is to download the files, each in a directory on HDD, unpack
    it there and the do a full-text search, mainly because of entries in the
    meta-tags. In case you need help, please let me know.

    Please pass on this information to the actors and their agents. I suggest to
    have advice of lawyers. The dimension of what happened and still happens is
    beyond imagination… We must take action so that such a thing will not
    happen again.

    ——————————————————————————-
    [*/QUOTE*]

  22. ama says:

    The actual number of found dead now exceeds 150, since the Norwegian journalists found 5 victims in Norway.

    The “meta-mediciners” are extremely dangerous because the intentionally left out Hamer’s antisemitism and Hamer’s claim for the THE ONLY medicine. THis way it is much easier for the “meta-mediciners” to sell their stuff to homeopaths, kinesiologists and all other kinds of quacks, because they want to CO-EXIST.

    The “meta-mediciners” meet in noble hotels and hold courses at 1190 euros each. This way they spread and make big bucks.

    The whole scene is
    a) conspirational (as the DO KNOW what they commit)
    b) disguised by the way they make their statements. They are not as aggressive as Hamer, but very slimy.

    In Norway they had meetings, the TV2.no reported about.

    Do not look at the anti-semitism, do look at the corpses they leave on their way.

  23. ama says:

    Sorry for the doubles. The script did not say that the first (!) try already was taken into storage and was subject for approval. Can you please delete the doubles, which I posted as small pieces as I thought there is a size limit and later to get around the number of links limit?

  24. David Gorski says:

    Aribert, you really have to lighten up and take your time with the multiple postings. You’re drowning out all the other commenters, metaphorically speaking and, in fact, are bordering on spam right now. I say this even though I share your disdain for Ryke Geerd Hamer and appreciate your work to fight him.

    In fact, when a commenter’s posts are approaching the length of one of my admittedly lengthy posts, one after another, with no one commenting between them, it’s getting to be too much. It scares away other commenters, who don’t want to wade into the verbiage. Moreover, there are now several posts held up in moderation, many of which appear to be duplicates (although it’s not always easy to tell immediately, because many of them seem to share sections), all of which I’m going to have to deal with when I get a chance. Take a deep breath and stop it for a few hours. Let other commenters have a chance. Please.

  25. overshoot says:

    I wonder how [1] they rationalize the “cancer of itself never kills” to the family of Natalie Morton?

    [1] Not “if”

  26. BKsea says:

    Regarding the “Dirk Hamer Focus,” the claim that it is not an artifact is ridiculous. CT basically shows the density of the body. Thus, if the rings are not an artifact, it means that the density of the brain must be varying in concentric rings around the focus, regardless of actual brain physiology (e.g. white/gray matter).

    An artifact can occur as a result of a true feature. The most common example is the streak artifacts radiating outward from metal objects in the body. Thus, it could be claimed that this phenomenon is an artifact arising from a true abnormality in brain physiology. However, that claim would have to come with an explanation of the physics leading to the phenomenon.

  27. Sil says:

    It´s just a silly joke, but “Hamer” and “Maher” are anagrams.

  28. David Gorski says:

    Oh, that’s good. Heh.

  29. ama says:

    Hi, Dave,

    the doubles were caused by a bug in the script, which lets postings seem to have been rejected by the script. Please delete teh doubles.

    The bug was in the script long ago, it is not a new one.

  30. ama says:

    I hope that among the 307 million Americans there will be at least ONE journalist, who understands the situation of the fraud committed by the “meta-mediciners”.

    Imagine: more than 20 world-famous American screen-actors are de facto advertising for Hamer’s “Germanic New Medicine”. I consider that a scandal, and that the American media do not report about it, I also consider a scandal.

  31. David Gorski says:

    Aribert,

    If you’re using a script to post comments to this blog, then you are spamming.

  32. ama says:

    1. I am ama,
    2, I do not use MY script to post, I use YOUR wordpress script. THAT is buggy.

  33. So Joe Mercola promotes yet another “one cause, one cure” cancer quack. Why am I not surprised?

    What amazes me is how anybody with even a single working brain cell can’t detect the rampant insanity in the talk about microchipping via vaccination in order to kill almost everyone and enslave the rest. Perhaps everyone’s thinking capabilities have been reduced by Phase 1 and Phase 2 of The Plan – contrails and fluoridation.

  34. ama says:

    @Peter Bowditch

    “contrails”??? Do you mean “chemtrails”?

  35. DevoutCatalyst says:

    “…What amazes me is how anybody with even a single working brain cell can’t detect the rampant insanity in the talk about microchipping via vaccination in order to kill almost everyone and enslave the rest…”

    Those are nanoscale chips, Peter, “clearly visible” with “children’s toy microscopes”. Direct quotes. You can’t make this stuff up.

  36. David Gorski says:

    2, I do not use MY script to post, I use YOUR wordpress script. THAT is buggy.

    This is a pretty standard WordPress installation and spam filter, and it does what it is supposed to do: It puts comments with too many links in it or certain trigger words or phrases commonly used by spammers into the file for moderation, where either I or one of the other editors has to look at them and decide if they are spam. There is no bug that we are aware of. Rather, it is your behavior that is triggering expected and designed functions of the spam filter. As you can see, if you stop doing what’s triggering the spam filter, your comments go through just fine. As we say, it’s not a bug; it’s a function.

    The only complaints we ever get about commenting almost always come from people who try to post too many comments with too many links in too short a period of time, and I’m telling you what I tell them: Don’t keep reposting. Wait until I’ve had a chance to moderate the comments. And don’t post huge comments with multiple links and expect that they will show up right away. If your comment hasn’t appeared within a day, then e-mail. I have a day job, you know. I can’t be monitoring the comments constantly in case the spam filter triggers a false positive.

  37. David Gorski says:

    So Joe Mercola promotes yet another “one cause, one cure” cancer quack. Why am I not surprised?

    Yeah, Mercola is a piece of work, isn’t he?

  38. nitpicking says:

    How does Hamer explain tumors in plants? Lacking nervous systems as they do, I mean.

    Actually, metastatic cancers CAN (so I have read) be transmitted via transfusions and other transplants, or even by bites . Hamer? What’s your comment on that?

    Dr. Hamer’s medical research is firmly tied to the science of embryology, because whether the organ responds to a conflict by a tumor growth, by tissue meltdown, or by functional impairment is determined by the embryonic germ layer from which both the organ and corresponding brain tissue originate (Third Biological Law).

    The brain originates from the ectoderm. All of it. Now that I’ve corrected him, surely Hamer will acknowledge his error and retire New Medicine.

    Wait … I’m Jewish. I must be part of the conspiracy. Of course my uncle died of cancer and my mother had surgery and radiation for her breast cancer, but Hamer knows better than the actual facts.

  39. nitpicking says:

    Replace “bites” with “sex” in my comment above. I changed my mind about which transmissible tumor to write about but forgot to change the link.

  40. ama says:

    Hi, Dave,

    “There is no bug that we are aware of.” This is why I tell you. The bug is that the script accepts texts AND DOES NOT SAY SO.

    NORMALLY a script IMMEDIATE$LY says that a post is taken in quarantine and will be moderated. The script here does NOT do that.

    ALSO, it handles things in an unlogical way on the timeline, some things appear immediately and others, which had happened EARLIER, show up AFTER others, which had been LATER in the timeline.

    In installed several WordPress blogs myself, and THAT kind of bug I found nowhere, except here at SBM.

  41. ama says:

    @nitpicking on 06 Oct 2009 at 2:50 pm

    >How does Hamer explain tumors in plants?
    >Lacking nervous systems as they do, I mean.

    Oh, such minor things do not bug him. So far I found no explanation from him concerning this topic.

    Hamer claims that brain tumors do not exist. So a nervous system is negligable. In case of a Hamer a brain also is…

  42. rosemary says:

    David, “In fact, when a commenter’s posts are approaching the length of one of my admittedly lengthy posts, one after another, with no one commenting between them, it’s getting to be too much. It scares away other commenters, who don’t want to wade into the verbiage.”

    Actually it is lengthy abstract blogs that scare me away from this site. I rarely look at it, but when I do, I usually go directly to the comments and either skip or gloss over the blogs. I mean how many words does it take to say that classical homeopathic “remedies” don’t contain any detectable active ingredients and that water and sugar don’t cure anything?

    There are excellent sites on the New German Medicine, or whatever one wants to call it, which have been up for quite a long time. Most people who read them will be horrified and understand how insane it is. Once they do they will not be deceived by those who clean up the advertising pitch so that it sounds like something more plausible, more easily swallowed by those who don’t know much about science or medicine and haven’t seen its insane roots.

    Ama sounds like an expert on the topic to me, an expert whose native language is German, something that enables him to review the original material himself and translate it for others.

    I think the question is what is the purpose of this site? If the main purpose is to offer professionals a place to vent and share information, a very worthy purpose at that, then you may not want someone to post long comments, but if you want to work aggressively to stop the spread of quackery and to prevent innocent people from being killed, injured and robbed, I think the best way to proceed is to help people like Ama get the information they have to the general public, in this case the English speaking public.

    If you want to educate the general public and not just preach to the choir, you will have to start by finding a way to get feedback from the folks you want to reach to see what methods are most effective, to see if my reaction is idiosyncratic or typical of the people you have to reach to stop unscientific medicine from taking over our world.

    IMO, alt med marketing geniuses figured out a long time ago that the best way for them to take over the world is to promote their goods and services directly to the public bypassing those who were traditionally the “experts” – scientists, MDs and what used to be scientific institutions. Once they convince the guy and gal in the street that your drugs are dangerous and their remedies are safe and effective, they know that their converts will put tremendous pressure on the people at the top, the experts, to embrace and sell their wares. This is exactly what we have all watched happen. IMO, the fastest way and perhaps the only way to stop the insanity is to follow the example of the marketing geniuses, to realize that they got it right, to go to the general public and educate them.

  43. Scott says:

    I mean how many words does it take to say that classical homeopathic “remedies” don’t contain any detectable active ingredients and that water and sugar don’t cure anything?

    If you want to do it properly and give the evidence for that proposition, as opposed to simply asserting it? Quite a lot.

  44. rosemary says:

    Scott in response to my question as to how many words it takes to say that classical homeopathic “remedies” don’t contain active ingredients and therefore can’t cure anything, “If you want to do it properly and give the evidence for that proposition, as opposed to simply asserting it? Quite a lot.”

    That would be true for philosophy-based-medicine or logic-based-medicine, but not for evidence-based medicine. (For “science-based-medicine” I don’t know since I don’t know how you define the term.)

    Most laypeople realize even if it is only subconsciously that there is a great deal of evidence indicating that inert substances like sugar and water do not prevent or cure diseases and would laugh at or ignore the claims made for homeopathic products if they knew that was all that they contained. Most will not listen to arguments showing that inert substances are, well, inert, and they will think that anyone who spends a lot of time presenting such arguments is at best a bit stuffy.

    My point is that if you want to protect people from quacks and snake oil you have to target the people they target – the general public and that in order to reach them you have to talk their language rather than the language of academics and intellectuals. With regards to New German Medicine I think that there are sites that were posted in German and translated into English a long time ago that do that very well. The trick is to help Ama get people to see them before New German Medicine takes off in the English speaking world.

  45. Scott says:

    That would be true for philosophy-based-medicine or logic-based-medicine, but not for evidence-based medicine.

    Quite the opposite, really. If one is to be doing either EBM or SBM properly, then one must present and analyze the evidence. What you’re advocating might be called ABM – Assertion Based Medicine; i.e. just say it and not actually cover the evidence.

    Most laypeople realize even if it is only subconsciously that there is a great deal of evidence indicating that inert substances like sugar and water do not prevent or cure diseases and would laugh at or ignore the claims made for homeopathic products if they knew that was all that they contained.

    And yet they do not laugh or ignore it. Indeed, the typical response in my experience is some variant on “well then, you just don’t know how it works.”

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