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Root Cause to Illness & Symptoms: An Intro to German New Medicine

Updated: Nov 25

By Jenny Peterson

For generations we have become accustomed to receiving medication or some type of pill for every “illness” in order to get well. It’s normal when we go see a doctor or even a holistic practitioner, that we come out with a pill of some type. It gives us a comfort feeling. After all, having something in our hands means having a bit of hope. 

These pills confirm our belief that the cause is “external” otherwise an “external” cure could not happen. 

It is a satisfying, childishly simple minded way of dealing with illness. It is a way of handing over responsibility, similar to handing over a broken car to a repair shop. 

The specialist will fix it, why else would they have gone through so much to learn their trade?

Since we have no idea why we get sick or how to stay healthy, passing on responsibility is the easiest option. 

But for those of you that have chronic symptoms or illness, most likely this approach hasn’t worked for you. It has left you with debt, a cabinet full of pills, and an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.  Today I’m going to give you a whole new perspective on where illness starts.

I’m asking you to be open to hearing new information. If there is anything that chronic illness has taught me, it is to be open to hearing new information because when things aren’t working sometimes that’s the only option. 

My goal as a teacher and coach is simply to get you thinking about your health, your wellness, and about your belief systems, because those play a big part in how we look at the symptoms we have and the choices we make.

German New Medicine is an entirely new paradigm about your symptoms and your diseases, why you have them, how you got them, what their natural progression is, and how they will naturally resolve. 

Let me say right up front: This isn’t information you’re going to get from a healthcare provider or even a holistic health practitioner.

But, if you’re open to learning outside the box, then I think this info will be intriguing. But more than intriguing, I would say that it is also going to be mind blowing.

Be prepared to have your mind blown…let’s get started. 


There are many theories of where disease starts, like the food we eat, toxins in our food and air, bacteria, fungus, and viruses.  While these may be the most common way of viewing where illness comes from, I don’t have this view, at least not anymore. 

But, I once too thought that illness/disease all stemmed from these. I was detoxing the toxins and trying to kill the viruses, bacteria and fungus just like most of you. It wasn’t until I became sick myself and tried healing by this approach with no results, that my mind started to question this approach. 

I had heard about mind body medicine, eft and Louise Hays’ work. But as much as I wanted to believe in those, there really wasn’t anything to support that mind body medicine really worked.

There were so many books that would reference certain emotions with physical symptoms but when you compared them, they all had different explanations. In one book the liver would be connected to the feelings of anger and in another it would be connected with rejection.  There wasn’t any consistency. 

It was just as confusing as reading books on health and having them all tell you different supplements to take for different ailments. 

I wanted something simple. Something that I didn’t have to piece all together. Something that would tell me exactly what to work on for each symptom I had. I know that was a big request but I just knew that healing didn’t have to be this complicated. 

In 2017 while I was still very sick, I bought a $15,000 biofeedback machine. This machine I was hoping would be the answer to my request. I was told that it would tell me the exact emotion I needed to work on and which supplement that my body needed upon scanning myself. Perfect, I thought, no guessing anymore! 

So I got on a plane to North Carolina to learn how to use the machine. It just so happened that the company offering this training decided to add on a bonus class. It was called German New Medicine and I had never heard of it before. I was blown away with the information. After that class, I was no longer interested in the machine, I just wanted to learn more about German new medicine. 

In fact after taking additional classes on GNM, I sold that machine and was left with the one thing that I knew I needed to heal, GNM.

It was everything I had asked for: simple and I knew exactly what to work on based off of my symptoms. Plus I didn’t have to limit my foods, take a bunch of supplements or detox.  I just had to focus on my mind. 

While this simplified things by knowing that I only needed to focus on that one area, I’m not saying that working on the mind is necessarily easy.  But it does simplify things when that is the only thing you need to focus on. 


German new medicine was founded by Dr. Hamer who was from Germany. 


At the age of 22, he completed his master’s degree in theology and then, four years later, received his professional license as a doctor of medicine. 

In 1972, Dr. Hamer completed his specialization in internal medicine and began to work at the University of Munich clinic as an internist in charge of cancer patients. At the same time, he ran a private practice with his wife, whom he had met during their studies.  

On August 18th, 1978, the Hamer's received the shocking news that their son Dirk had been accidentally shot. On December 7th, 1978, just a few months later, Dirk died in his father’s arms. 

Shortly after Dirk’s death, Dr. Hamer was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since he had never been seriously ill, he speculated that the development of his cancer could be directly related to the unexpected loss of his son. 

Dirk’s death and his own experience with cancer set Dr. Hamer on an extraordinary scientific journey.  

At the time he was the head internist of a cancer clinic. He began to investigate his cancer patients’ histories and soon learned that, like him, they all had experienced an unexpected shock of one sort or another.

But he took his research even further.

Pursuing the hypothesis that all bodily processes are controlled from the brain, he analyzed his patients’ brain scans and compared them with their medical records and personal histories. To his amazement, he found a clear correlation between certain types of “conflict shocks”, how these shocks manifest themselves on the organ level as specific symptoms, and how all this is connected to the brain. Until then, no studies had examined the role of the brain as the mediator between the psyche and a diseased organ.

Okay, so I’m going to pause….. and  take a deep breath……. because this is big. 

Everyone in the cancer clinic at the University of Munich with the circle in the same area of the brain had all experienced the same kind of emotional trauma or distressing event, and they all had the same cancer.

There were no exceptions to this. It was true in 100% of them. This is a big deal and you should be all ears right now. I’m about to break down everything that Dr. Hamer discovered . 


Dr. Hamer established that every disease originates from an unresolved conflict and are mirrored biologically on the three levels of psyche-brain-organ. 

The moment the conflict occurs, the shock strikes a specific, predetermined area in the brain causing a lesion, visible on a brain scan as a set of sharp concentric rings.  In the practice of GNM, a brain CT is the ultimate diagnostic tool.

Now, Dr. Hamer has laid out all of the information for us, so to do this work a brain scan really isn’t necessary. Just knowing your symptoms is enough for someone with GNM training to have a good idea of where to start. 

The reason why specific conflicts are tied to specific areas in the brain is that during the development of the human organism each brain area was programmed to respond instantly to situations that could threaten survival.  Because we, just like all parts of nature, animals and plants, are wired for survival.

Biological conflicts are always linked to the function of the correlating organ. The organs of the digestive track relate therefore to “morsel conflicts” (not being able to catch, swallow, digest, or eliminate a morsel), the uterus and prostate to procreation conflicts, or the skin to separation conflicts.

Since human beings are capable of symbolic thought, we are able to experience biological conflicts also in a figurative sense. For us, an attack conflict can be brought on by an offending remark, a territorial loss conflict with an unwanted move, a starvation conflict through the loss of income, a sexual conflict when our partner is “mating” with someone else, a self-devaluation conflict because of abuse, or a death-fright conflict through the shock of a diagnosis.

In GNM, the PSYCHE (the subconscious)  is regarded as an integral part of the human biology. It is the ‘organ’, so to speak, that inherently recognizes dangers. At the very instance of a conflict, the psyche associates with the event a specific biological conflict theme such as “anger in the territory”, “worries in the nest”, “abandonment by the pack”, “separation from a mate”, “loss of an offspring”, and so forth. This association happens in a split second and entirely on a subliminal level. 

It is the subconscious reading and subjective assessment of the conflict situation that determines which Biological Program will be activated. Yet, how exactly the subconscious mind perceived the particular conflict is only revealed when the physical symptoms arise. Whether a person gets a sore throat, comes down with a cold, has diarrhea, develops a skin condition or a certain cancer is therefore dependent on how the conflict was perceived when it occurred. 

So for example:  Say that 2 people experienced the same event. One person felt like it was very difficult to digest the situation and ends up having persistent digestive problems. The other person felt powerless and helpless from this event and developed thyroid issues. The same event but based off the symptoms that each person was having after that event, you can see that they perceived it differently. 

It goes without saying that our past experiences, our social and cultural conditioning, our values, our beliefs, our knowledge, our expectations, our fears, and other factors contribute greatly to the perception of a conflict situation. 


Dr. Hamer also discovered that every disease progresses in two phases: The conflict phase and the healing phase. 


When the conflict occurs, the normal day-night-rhythm is instantly interrupted and the autonomic nervous system switches into a prolonged state of stress with nervous restlessness, a fast heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, slow digestion, frequent urination, and little appetite.

Since the blood vessels are constricted during stress, typical signs of conflict activity are cold hands, cold sweats, and the shivers. We therefore call the conflict-active phase also the COLD phase.

In this phase, The PSYCHE is in a compulsive thinking mode. You still have the situation on your mind or have an emotional charge around it. 

For example: It’s after your mother in law says something and you’re upset, you’re shaky. Physiological changes are occurring right then and there helping you to survive.

Your nervous system has been turned on and we’re in what we would call, fight or flight. 


Once we resolve this program, maybe we make peace with it, maybe the next day we talk with our mother in law and we work it out and there’s an apology and our nervous system switches now into the second phase, which is called the healing phase.

In this healing phase, our brain is now going to direct our body to return to balance, to homeostasis. 

With the resolution of the conflict, the autonomic nervous system switches into lasting vagotonia and a prolonged state of rest with fatigue but good appetite. Resting and the desire to eat provide the body with the necessary energy for healing. 

The PSYCHE in this phase is in a state of relief. The person is no longer thinking about the situation and has resolved it on a subconscious level.

If the healing phase is intense, the tiredness could be so overwhelming that one can hardly get out of bed. The need for sleep is particularly strong during the day . Accompanying symptoms are a slow pulse, headaches, and low blood pressure.

During vagotonia, the blood vessels expand causing warm hands and a warm skin. We therefore call the healing phase also the WARM phase.

Other signs of healing are pain, fever, and inflammation because of the increased blood flow into the healing tissue. The severity of the healing symptoms is determined by the intensity of the conflict-active phase. So if the conflict was short on a psyche level, then the healing phase will last very short. But if a person has carried a conflict for a long period of time, the healing phase will be longer. 

Many of these symptoms (pus, inflammation, swelling, pain) occur when any wound is healing. It is a natural part of the healing process for our body and its best to not interrupt it as much as possible. 

“If the patient has been made aware of all the facts, he will no longer need to get frightened by his symptoms. He can now fully accept these as the healing symptoms they are – all of which had until now caused fear and panic. In the greatest number of cases, the whole episode will pass without any serious consequences.”

- Dr. Hamer

THE EPI CRISIS is initiated at the height of the healing phase and takes place simultaneously on all three levels (the psyche, brain and organ).

At the start of the crisis, the entire organism is pulled out of the vagotonic state and the individual is, for the time being, in a conflict-active state of stress. The reactivation of the conflict generates restlessness, nausea, elevated blood pressure, a raised pulse, cold sweats, and the shivers.

The Epi-Crisis is followed by a urinary phase, in which the body eliminates all the excess fluid. You can see the healing phase and the epi-crisis when you think of the flu. You may get a fever for a few days and then one night you sweat it out and the next day you feel better. 

Its during the epi-crisis and the entire healing phase that most people start to freak out, and be fearful that something is wrong. This is when they think they are sick. When in fact there is nothing wrong, your body is actually healing. 

The Epileptoid Crisis usually occurs during periods of rest (weekends, holidays, vacation), in the early morning hours or during sleep when your parasympathetic nervous system is activated. Most of the time the healing crisis is completely harmless and only evident, for instance, as coughing fits, diarrhea attacks, nose bleeds, or as “the cold days” (chills) and nervousness.


The resolution of the conflict is the turning point of the Biological Program and what moves us into the healing phase. 

Conflicts always originate from real life circumstances, brought on, for instance, by problems with a spouse (separation conflicts), the death of a loved one (loss conflicts), troubles at work or at school (territorial conflicts, self-devaluation conflicts), financial difficulties (starvation conflict, morsel conflicts), worries about a family member (nest-worry conflicts), or concerns about oneself (existence conflicts, death-fright conflicts). 

Trying to find a practical solution is, therefore, the best as it is most lasting.

The loss of a workplace, for example, could be dealt with by picking up an old hobby; constant “territorial anger” with a neighbor might require a move. Sometimes, conflicts resolve themselves, for instance, when life-circumstances change or when other matters gain more priority. 

On a spiritual level, conflicts we are facing are an invitation to reconsider our attitude, let go of anger, view the situation from a different angle, try to see the larger picture, understanding the position of the people involved, and to practicing forgiveness and loving kindness as the true source of healing. 

From a higher viewpoint, making GNM part of our daily life contributes greatly to our personal growth and development. It is not without reason that the Spanish call GNM, ‘The Sacred Medicine.”


A “hanging healing” refers to the situation where the healing phase cannot be completed because of recurrent conflict relapses.

When we experience a conflict, our mind is in a state of acute awareness. Highly alert, our subconscious picks up all components considered as relevant in association with the conflict situation. In GNM, we call the imprints that remain in the aftermath of a conflict, tracks. 

Tracks are, for example, the location where the conflict took place, a person or pet that was involved, the taste of a particular food, specific sounds or noises, the weather condition, a certain scent (perfume, flowers), certain words, a voice, a gesture, and so forth. Tracks can also be referred to as triggers. 

Setting on a track can be highly emotional. In fact, feelings such as fear or distress itself can become a track. Other tracks could be a food ingredient or certain pollen.

The biological purpose of the tracks is to function as a warning signal in order to avoid experiencing the same conflict a second time. In the wild, these alarm signals are vital for survival.

If we are in the healing phase and suddenly encounter a track, either through direct contact or by association, the original conflict is instantly reactivated. 

Each conflict relapse interrupts and therefore prolongs the healing process – on the correlating organ as well as in the corresponding brain relay – leading to a chronic condition. 

A hanging healing is the root cause to chronic conditions. 

Persistent skin conditions , arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, “chronic fatigue syndrome” , or constant low blood pressure are examples of a hanging healing. Like with a healing wound that is torn open again and again, with conflict relapses the affected organ heals only very slowly. This is why we should try to resolve a conflict as soon as possible. 

Tracks also have to be taken into consideration when we are dealing with recurring conditions such as recurring colds, skin rashes, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, “infections”, or recurring cancers. Returning symptoms (flare-ups) are always a sign that certain tracks associated with a particular conflict are still of importance, although the healing phase has been completed.

Based on GNM, so-called “allergies” are therefore always manifestations of tracks. GNM is able to explain why one and the same allergen, for instance a milk-track, causes different symptoms in different people. It is the actual allergy symptom (a runny nose, red and itchy eyes, coughing, diarrhea, or a skin rash) that reveals the nature of the original conflict. 

Hence, we are not allergic to specific foods, cleaning agents, cosmetics, metals (jewelry made of gold or silver), mold, or dust mites but rather to what we associate with it subconsciously. 

In the application of GNM identifying the track(s) is of importance, because only then will an allergy stop reoccurring. I have helped many of my students, myself and my son overcome allergies to food, bees, mold, chemicals and more using this understanding. 


The theory that certain “diseases” are caused by “pathogenic microbes” is one of the most persistent doctrines of modern medicine. This general conception is largely attributable to the fact that microbes are present at the site of a “diseased” organ. And since the activity of microbes is accompanied by swelling, fever, inflammation, pus, discharge, and pain, microbes are believed to be the cause of “infectious diseases”. But remember, our modern medicine doesn’t know or understand the healing phase, but instead labels this time as disease. 

Microbes don’t cause diseases but play instead a vital role during the healing phase. This is one of the biological laws that Dr. Hamer discovered. 

The Fourth Biological Law shows that so-called “infectious diseases” occur exclusively in the second phase of a Biological Program, where the organism uses the microbes to optimize healing. During their activities microbes require a warm environment, hence, the development of inflammation and fever. The onset of an  “infection” is therefore not, as presumed, brought on by an imbalanced pH level (a “wrong diet”) but rather by the transition from the conflict-active phase into the healing phase.

It is no wonder that “killing” these so called bad guys never works. It simply stops the healing phase only to put the body back into the conflict phase. Then the cycle starts all over again. You see this time and time again with antibiotic use. 

FUNGI and MYCOBACTERIA are the oldest microbes. I always use the example of a rotting piece of wood in the woods. You will see bugs and fungus breaking it down. This is exactly what happens in our body. 

If someone was investigating the cause of a fire, they wouldn’t come to the conclusion that the vehicles and fire-fighters were the cause of the fire right?

Everyone knows that this would be ridiculous because they are there to put out the fire. Fungus, bacteria and virus do just the same. They put out fires and optimize healing. They are not to blame for disease. 

Microbes have been our faithful companion for a long time. Our body is riddled with them down to the very last cell. In nature nothing is germ free. On the contrary, every living thing is full of microbes. Since the beginning, we’ve lived in perfect harmony with them. Without them, we would fall stone dead on the spot. 

Dr. Hamer has found out that the three microbes, fungi, bacteria and viruses are controlled by different brain regions. From those regions they receive their orders for targeted operations. 

How We “Catch” A Cold

Let’s look at an example. Let’s look at the common cold because that’s something that most of us have experienced. 

Do you really catch a virus from somebody else? Something comes into our body and knows exactly where to go to give us exact symptoms?

No. That’s not an accurate description of what’s occurring. 

What happened is that you had a stink conflict. 

What is a stink conflict? Well, something stinks. Something was lousy in your life, something you were fed up with. 

At the moment of the conflict shock, when you’re totally fed up with something, you’re psyche started a program that reduced the number of cells in your sinuses because your body wanted to help you survive this issue.

“Let’s not smell this person in anymore. Let’s get away from this person.” 

So, we’ve had a stink conflict. We’re upset. We’re totally fed up. We’re losing cells in our sinuses. 

Biologically, we don’t want to smell that person that we’re fed up with, and if we can’t smell it, then our psyche says, well, we’re no longer near them which means the crisis has been averted.

This whole mechanism helps us to get away from it. Our psyche knows that losing cells in our sinuses will help us resolve  this program. 

Let’s say you’re on a city bus and somebody sits next to you who obviously has a bad cold. 

They’re sneezing, they’re coughing all over you, and you’re thinking, “Oh my gosh, they’re sitting right next to me. I can’t believe this, they’re spraying their germs all around me.”

Instantly you have a conflict shock. You are now losing cells in your sinuses right there on the bus so you could no longer smell this person that you don’t want to be near. 

A few days later, you’re away from this person. You’re not even thinking about them anymore.

Your psyche has realized, “Okay, we’re not in any danger. We’re away from that person. We lost cells. We need to refill them.”

Healing always takes place in a liquid environment, so our body brings liquid to our sinuses and that process helps us to replenish the holes that we created a few days ago on the bus.

This is what we call a common cold. It’s the healing phase of a stink conflict. 

Nothing has invaded you. There are no microbes that have entered to wreak havoc with you. 

The worst thing we can do is be in fear of these so called bad guys. Just fearing them alone, puts your mind into a conflict phase and sets you up for “getting sick” but in my terms going through a healing phase. 

Knowing this information about microbes, you can also trust that as long as you keep your head in the right lane or resolve your conflicts quickly, you minimize your chance of “getting sick.” The power is in your hands. You can’t pass a virus or bacteria to someone else because it's part of the healing phase. 

But you can pass on fear or ways of thinking that can lead to everyone having the same symptoms. 

So if you have 4 people in your home and only 3 out of the 4 get a runny nose at the same time, then 3 of those people most likely experienced the same event and had a perception that “this stinks!” But maybe the 4th person with no symptoms had a different perception of the event and therefore had no symptoms. It is all back to perception. 


Over the years, Dr. Hamer was able to confirm his discoveries with over 40,000 case studies.

Since 1981, Dr. Hamer’s findings have been tested more than 30 times by several physicians and professional associations supported by signed documents. All documents attest to the 100% accuracy of his discoveries.

Dr. Hamer’s research radically upsets the many existing theories of conventional medicine. His explanation of disease as a meaningful interplay between the psyche, the brain and the corresponding organ refutes the view that disease occurs by chance or as a result of a mistake of nature.

Based on sound scientific criteria, German New Medicine shatters the myths of cancer, infectious diseases and chronic illness. 

Diseases such as cancer lose their frightening image and are recognized as meaningful biological survival programs that every human being is born with.

All medical theories, whether conventional or “alternative”, past or current, are based on the concept that diseases are “malfunctions” of the body. Dr. Hamer’s discoveries show, however, that nothing in nature is “diseased” but always biologically meaningful. Diseases are not malignancies, as claimed by conventional medicine, but are instead age-old “Biological Programs of Nature” created for our survival. 

“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. Blinded, we brought upon ourselves this senseless, soulless and brutal medicine. Full of wonder, we can now understand for the first time that Nature is orderly and that every occurrence in Nature is meaningful, even in the framework of the whole. Nothing in Nature is meaningless, malignant or diseased.”

- Dr. Hamer


A true doctor in my opinion is a teacher. Someone that teaches you about your body and its healing abilities. I am not a doctor in conventional medicine sense. But I am a teacher. I am here to teach you how your body is designed to heal, so you no longer need to fear it. Instead you and your body can become a team to reach the level of health that you desire. 

Our current medical approach in America doesn’t work. If you have a broken leg, yes then you will get the proper care. But anything other than those type of needs, you are going to get a pill to cover it up. 

Rather than teaching personal responsibility, dependency on pills is being promoted. 

One way that we can change that is to educate ourselves about what’s really going on in our bodies. 

Dr. Hamer spent years correlating the CT scans he was looking at with the medical histories, and he was able to figure out the cause of every disease that we have.

He discovered the cause of every symptom. 

It’s no longer a mystery why one person is diagnosed with one disease and another person is diagnosed with a different disease. 

German New Medicine gives us an entirely new perspective on how to help ourselves. 

GNM is NOT a modality. It’s not something you do like acupuncture, eft,  homeopathy, herbs, surgery, or pharmaceuticals. 

GNM is a new understanding of physiology – of what’s occurring in the body and why. Once we have this understanding, we have a much better picture of any actions to take. We know what’s going on and why, then we can support it better and easier through the healing phase.

GNM explains why someone who eats organic and meditates everyday can get disease just as much as the guy drinking beer and smoking everyday. 

Freedom From The Fear Of Disease

For me, one of the best things about GNM is the freedom of fear of disease.

We have a culture of fear in our country. We’ve been taught to fear our bodies, to fear each other, to fear the natural microbes that live inside us and also around us. We’ve lost connection and the innate wisdom of our bodies.

To heal, we must get that back. 

Once you understand what caused your symptoms you will be empowered and equipped to prevent “illness” and handle anything that arises in the future in a whole new way. 

This is how GNM can empower us. It’s awesome.

I don’t see that kind of empowerment coming from the business model of disease we currently have now. 

And this also doesn’t mean do nothing. It means that you will understand what is happening better in your body and you can then make a decision that supports your body rather than goes against its own healing process. 

Using GNM with my students and in my program is what sets my work apart. It is how you can get the exact work that is needed for your specific symptoms and can let go of playing a guessing game or doing a general protocol that the next guy is doing that has completely different symptoms than you.

Do I do brain work? Yes, that is what my work is all about. But I do brain work that is specific to you and your patterns. Not a standard protocol for all symptoms. It keeps things simple and targeted to you. 

It doesn’t matter what you have, GNM can be applied to any symptom or diagnosis because there is a location in your brain for everything in your body. 

And based off the results of my clients, including myself, this work has proven itself to work. 

I’m hoping I got you thinking today and have sparked your curiosity or confirmed maybe what you were always feeling. 


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