Introducing German New Medicine (GNM)
Another look at the connection between trauma and fibromyalgia comes from a relatively new study by a German Physician named Ryke Geerd Hamer. Dr. Hamer was diagnosed with prostate cancer several months after his 17-year-old son was killed in a shooting accident. Dr Hamer intuitively asked the question, “Is my cancer diagnosis related the shock of my son’s death?” To find the answer to that question, he spent many years researching, studying and documenting the relationship between trauma and physical illness. What he discovered was revolutionary and will change the course of health care in the years to come.
Dr Hamer found that the human body is an amazing conscious organism that is guided by divine intelligence. It is more intelligent and capable than the human mind can even begin to comprehend. It is designed to survive, to adapt to changes and challenges in its environment and, most importantly, to heal itself.
The impact of trauma
Dr Hamer discovered that when a person experiences a trauma or an unexpected negative event, a series of changes begin to occur in the body. The event could be a major even such as the death of a loved one or as simple as getting stuck in a traffic jam making you late for an important meeting.
At the moment of the distressing event, we are now considered to be “conflict active” and a lesion appears in the brain in a specific location. Then a biochemical signal is sent to a specific organ or tissue in the body causing changes to occur in the organ or tissue. These changes involve growing or losing cells to make that specific organ or tissue stronger or weaker. The location of the lesion and the organ or tissues in the body that are affected, depends on how the psyche interprets the event.
Our nervous system becomes sympathetic dominant. This is the part of our nervous system that wakes us up, keeps us alert and functional during the day, and rises to the occasion to respond to a threat.
The changes occurring in the affected organ or tissue are assisting us so we’re in a better position to manage the unexpected event. There aren’t many symptoms during this phase, but signs that you are “conflict active” include having clammy hands, nausea, a racing mind, and an inability to sleep.
The Healing Phase
Once the conflict is resolved, your nervous system changes and your body responds by addressing the changes that occurred in the conflict active phase. If you grew cells, you’ll now break them down; if you lost cells, you’ll now replenish them. This phase is called the healing phase. You now experience (there generally were NO symptoms before this) symptoms in the body as the parasympathetic side of the nervous system becomes dominate. This is when we are tired, in pain, and need to rest and take care of ourselves so our bodies can heal. In Dr Hamer’s research, it became clear that the symptoms were simply the body’s way of healing itself, reversing the changes that occurred after the shock and returning to balance or homeostasis.
If the conflict isn’t resolved, the trauma or negative experience can be re-triggered again and again, keeping us stuck in a never-ending cycle of re-traumatization and ongoing symptoms.
Let’s look how this applies to fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is the medical term for widespread muscle pain of unknown origin. From the perspective on German New Medicine, “fibromyalgia” indicates a long-lasting healing of a generalized self-devaluation conflict affecting the whole person. In my case, working through my lack of self-esteem and self-confidence and trusting in myself and my inner knowing has been a major factor in my process of rebuilding my health.
It seems to be very common for women with fibromyalgia to feel unheard and not believed. They are often misunderstood by others who cannot understand or relate to the difficulties of the fatigue and pain she struggles with every single day. When you add the insomnia and depression and other symptoms such as IBS, daily life can feel like sheer torture.
There were many years when simply getting up in the morning and struggling to be functional was all I could manage. And after years and years of pushing through the fatigue and pain, my body completely gave out. I had to rest. Rather than continuing to push myself, I had to look inside and resolve the underlying metaphysical causes of my fibromyalgia. I continue to work on that but doing so has helped me make huge shifts in my physical, mental and emotional health.
Symptoms vary from person to person based on your own unique situation and the intensity of the pain. However, we gain a new perspective when we learn GNM. We learn new insights into the underlying trauma or negative life experience that began the symptoms and continues to keep them active.
German New Medicine can support us in rebuilding our health
Once we correlate when the symptoms started with the negative events in a woman’s life, we understand the events that created the conflict shock. We can then begin to resolve our relationship to the events and reminders of that event and support the body in releasing the cycle of ongoing re-traumatization and symptoms.
When we understand our symptoms as the body’s process of healing itself we can release the fear and support the body in the healing phase.
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Until next week, Bindu