Ryke Geerd Hamer MD, a German physician of the University of Munich, developed testicular cancer shortly after his son was murdered.  He began to explore the connection between the two events which lead to a massive study regarding psycho-somatic illness.  In her book, “The Body-Mind Connection,” Hanne Bom summarizes the work of Dr. Hamer.

“Psycho-somatic therapy (psyche=mind; soma=body) theorizes that there are psychological and emotional factors involved in both the onset and healing of cancer and other diseases.

One of the most recent studies on psychosomatic cancer therapy comes from Germany.  Over the past 10 years, medical doctor and cancer surgeon, Ryke Geerd Hamer, has examined 20,000 cancer patients with all types of cancer.

Dr. Hamer wondered why cancer never seems to systematically spread directly from one organ to the surrounding tissue.  For example, he never found cancer of the cervix and the uterus in the same woman.  He also noticed that all his cancer patients seemed to have something in common: there had been some kind of psycho-emotional conflict prior to the onset of their disease, a conflict that had never been fully resolved.

After having examined 20,000 cancer patients with all types of cancer, Dr. Hamer came up with some revolutionary information.  X-Rays taken of the brain by Dr. Hamer showed in all cases a “dark shadow” somewhere in the brain.  These dark spots would be in exactly the same place in the brain for the same types of cancer.  There was also a 100% correlation between the dark spot in the brain, the location of the cancer and the specific type of unresolved conflict.

On the basis of these findings, Dr. Hamer suggests that when we are in a stressful conflict that is not resolved, the emotional reflex centre in the brain which corresponds to the experienced emotion (e.g., anger, frustration or grief), will slowly break down.  Each of these emotion centres are connected to a specific organ.  When a centre breaks down, it will start sending wrong information to the organ it controls, resulting in the formation of deformed cells in the tissues: cancer cells.

To be continued….