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Marion lost her father to the “German New Medicine” of Ryke Geerd Hamer

Marion Piat, who lost her father to the German New Medicine of Ryke Geerd Hamer, has decided to tell her story and start a blog to warn people for this dangerous sect. We have translated her story and posted it here:

“It started in October 2007 when my father was on a mission in Guatemala. One morning he was no longer able to urinate, a kidney stone blocked the bladder: emergency operation. The urologist who operated on him noticed the prostate had an abnormal shape and appearance. Following were: biopsy, blood tests, pessimistic diagnosis, prostate cancer.

Inspired by the terminology of alternative medicine he had already decided he would not be “mutilated” or be subjected to any of the “inhuman” medical treatments reserved for cancer patients.

Shortly before, my father had met a therapist who practiced Germanic New Medicine and my father turned to him to see what his thoughts were. ‘We have to find your conflict,’ said the therapist, ‘then all will be better and I will help you find your conflict.’

Then on the phone my father opened up about everything and anything to a man he hardly knows. Finally the therapist puts his finger on the problem … His daughter … me … the boyfriend I had been with  … I had given my father cancer because he worried over me and my friends. Of course I do not feel guilty at all because I know that this medicine is ridiculous from A to Z, but imagine how you feel when a serious conversation with your father about living in the moment, loving life and literature, suddenly takes a turn and you are told you gave him cancer…

Gradually, as days and months passed, things degenerated. At first my father continued to work, as his contract ended in June 2008. I would say that from October 2007 to June 2008 things remained just about the same. But after my father had stopped working, things slowly got worse and he started to complain of pain in his back and hips. When we went to France for the wedding of my aunt (his sister) things took a turn for the worse and after our return he often was in low spirits and had trouble sleeping because of the pain.

We decided that it might be necessary to go to the hospital, at least to see what was happening. He agreed but said he wanted to make clear that he did not want medication or surgery or anything. The doctors believed the cancer had metastasized to the bone and tests confirmed this. From then on, everything started to degenerate.

Dad became increasingly difficult, the tension mounted and he spent most of his time in bed; now and then he managed to get up to eat something or go to the bathroom and smoke cigarettes.

As he was bedridden and had great difficulty getting up, mom and I had to look after him all the time. In the beginning it was not yet so difficult and we could manage, but eventually we had to take care of him day and night. He could not stand on his feet at all and suffered horrendously, but according to the therapist this was all a normal part of the cure, because for them the pain is an essential part of the healing process …

Our only medicines were aspirins, for his headaches, herbal medicine the therapist sold and essential oils to put on the tongue.

In October 2008, he suffered so much that he cried and screamed almost constantly. He was feeling so bad that we succeeded in convincing to him to be hospitalized.

When the ambulance arrived it was very difficult for the paramedics to put him on the stretcher because his body ached all over. In the hospital, dad was telling the paramedics that he was in so much pain “because” his body was in a healing process and he explained about the Germanic New Medicine.

Once he was in the hospital, the nurses gave him pain medication but it did nothing. As he would accept no drugs and would nor any treatment the doctors advised, he had to return home.

His condition deteriorated more and more. He could no longer get up to go to the toilet, we had put a chamber pot beside his bed and he wore diapers because he often felt nothing when he urinated. He suffered terribly, he ate very little, he was often very angry with us, because sometimes we forgot to do things that he had requested; my father had always been a very kind and nice man and he had changed completely.

Then one day he said he wanted to be separated from us, he explained that he had to leave us in order to be cured, because this would never happen if he stayed with us … (But in reality it was only the words of the therapist …)

From December 2008 he did not get up at all anymore, he smoked in the room, ate in the room etc. … There was nothing we could do, we had tried everything, every time mom tried to convince him to go at the hospital he abused her, it was horrible. I also tried to talk to him in the morning when mom went to work, my classes only started at 13h so I was with dad every morning. I got up early in case he needed anything, I would have done anything for my father.

One morning I heard him screaming my name, ‘Marion, help me!’ He was so ill, he was death white, his remaining muscles were very tense … I tried to tell him I would call an ambulance but he cursed and said ‘You think this is the time to tell me about your damn medicine, all you and your mother want is to get on my nerves and upset me, I’m sick, I’m in pain, you understand, but stop telling me about your medical crap, because I’ll cure without it, you’ll see…’

He developed phlebitis, for which he apparently had to eat garlic. He also had bed sores, for which he had to chew Plantain which also had to be applied to the wound… The wound was 15 cm in diameter … a hole in his lower back …

In January 2009, he decided to leave home and go to a care home, he kept saying that with us he would not be cured.

He made preparations, but a move like that takes some time, during which mom and I occupied ourselves with looking after him constantly, taking turns: mom washed him at night, I washed him in the morning, preparing his lunch for the day, I made sure that he had everything he needed around him, I aired his room, talked to him and put ice on his forehead because he suffered from terrible headaches. We never knew why this was because he had always refused to be tested.

Then in July 2009 the ambulance came to transfer him to the hospice.

He had said that he did not want to see us for at least one month after being admitted to the hospice.

He was admitted on Monday and the Tuesday after that, the nurse called us to tell us that his condition was much worse, that he did not move, that he did open his eyes but did not recognize anyone, he didn’t speak, couldn’t eat …

I went to see him and I knew he recognized me because I saw it in his eyes but he did not have the strength to move, his body was exhausted from pain.

Wednesday he was no better, he still did not speak, hardly opened his eyes, we were talking to him but no response or action. We asked my brother from Quebec to come to Montreal because we knew the end was nearing.

Wednesday evening we went in his room and each in turn told daddy how he had always protected us, how much we loved him and that we would never forget him, and he turned his head and gave everyone of us a beautiful smile.

That evening mom and I went back, my brother had offered to spend the night with dad. On Thursday morning 6am his last breath came. “

Marion has created a blog to warn people:
http://medecinedangereuse.unblog.fr/

32 responses to “Marion lost her father to the “German New Medicine” of Ryke Geerd Hamer

  1. Marion Piat February 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much for all that, you give me hope and made me feel good!

  2. beatis February 18, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    We’re happy to hear that sweetheart, I think you are a very brave girl.

  3. Bram Hengeveld February 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Right know I’m 3 weeks into a placement in a hospiceward in Holland. Knowing what I know now, after only three weeks, this story really upset me. I don’t like to admit, but I had to fight back some tears when I read that the pain’s supposedly part of the ‘healing process’. Right now, it downright infuriates me.

    Marion, I wish you all the strength in coping with the loss of your dad and thank you for writing these important words.
    And props the Anax crew for spreading them.

  4. Bram Hengeveld February 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    A placement in a hospiceward means that I’m going to spend 20 weeks there to complete my Bachelor of Nursing degree. (this not to show off, but perhaps my previous reply implied I stay there as a patient, so consider this ‘for the record’)

  5. beatis February 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    It is so sick what these people do, preying on the fears of cancer patients, setting them against their loved ones and isolating them from everyone that has their best interest at heart and therefore might be able to influence them away from this cult, so that they become totally dependent on this Germanic New “Medicine.” Very disturbing and very scary.

  6. cryptocheilus February 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

    @ Marion

    Thank you for sharing your story. It’s important to let the ‘world’ know about Hamer and his ‘therapists’.

    Of course I do not feel guilty at all because I know that this medicine is ridiculous from A to Z, but imagine how you feel when a serious conversation with your father about living in the moment, loving life and literature, suddenly takes a turn and you are told you gave him cancer…

    This part gave me the goosebumps. You’re very rational about that. Good for you. I can imagine that this was very hard on you.

    If I ever end up like your father I wish I had a caring and loving daughter like you. I quote Beatis for truth; you are a sweetheart.

  7. WeWee February 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Merci Marion.

    très triste mais il peut servir à sauver des vies par l’ignorance de ces charlatans.
    Salut.

  8. jli February 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

    @ Marion
    I am sorry for your loss. And also thankful for you stepping forward. Hopefully your blog will contribute to put an end to that nonsense.

  9. freetime May 11, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Thank you so much Marion for sharing your feelings and shedding light on this schocking sect. You deserve honours.
    These people that carry on with all this So Called Alternative Medicine (SCAM) are dangerous; similar in many respects to those that believe in the supernatural.

  10. Ikaruga November 2, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Plantain, garlic, essential oils, mixed up with interior conflict generated by others (what?)… to this we add the fact that suffering = healing.

    Ok, this is crazier than I first thought. It’s like they’ve been tearing apart druidism, shamanism, energy work, alchemy and other subjects, and they have mixed them together carelessly into a deadly cocktail that is not lacking traces from religious dogma.

    I simply can’t even imagine how they have put up all of this together, ’tis the most random mix I have ever seen. I wouldn’t be surprised to walk in and see them practicing necromancy partially mixed up with santeria and salsa dancing.

    How come I didn’t notice this one earlier? I must be getting old.

    I really can’t figure out these guys, I think I’m going to intrude their ranks and have a really good look, because this doesn’t make sense. It’s like they’re trying out chaos and discordia for healing purpose.

    All hail Eris?

    There I go, let’s see how far can I go undetected.

  11. beatis November 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

    All hail Eris?

    Absolutely – although there is some system in this madness, albeit an extremely simplistic one: all diseases – even the common cold – are caused by sudden emotional trauma. Period.

  12. Ikaruga November 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Hmm, I smell a rat, NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) rings a bell?

  13. spreen March 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    DR. Ryke Geerd Hamer’s New Medicine is the most brilliant discovery of the 20th century, you dummies. Marion’s story may be a sad one, but guess how many equally sad stories are written each day all over the world after regular chemo treatment and the like. In France alone over 200000 per year. So think before you write.

  14. beatis March 8, 2011 at 6:51 am

    You could put the number in perspective by also telling how many people survive with standard treatments.

    But then again, that would completely undermine your argument.
    :mrgreen:

  15. paul,Ireland August 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Thats a very touching story. You were a great daughter to be so patient with your father. God bless.

  16. terry elston September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Its a moving story indeed. Who could not be touched by the love of a family and the demise of the family bond. What is not told though is the story of a personality that either could not communicate well enough the difference between someone causing a cancer in someone else and someone taking responsibility for the cancer in their own body. It’s the fathers own reaction to the outside world that was the issue, but somehow the daughter had been talked to as if it was her fault. That’s a communication problem, which, by the looks of it did not heal the issue and did not help the relationships involved.

  17. Rheana November 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear how this unfolded for you and your family. But, my understanding of GNM is that it’s supposed to help the patient resolve the psychological part of their illness. It sounds like that did not happen with your father. Instead, it sounds like he used portions of GNM to blame others for his problems. That’s not the point of that medicine. The point is supposed to be about healing the emotional/psychological conflict, to relieve the underlying stress connected with the illness. And GNM does NOT preclude other therapies or treatments. Yes, they lean away from chemo and radiation, (which many, MANY other healing systems do as well). And they closely monitor the healing phase, specifically if conditions worsen or the healing crisis becomes too uncomfortable. They have steps and measures to take if that should happen, including conventional treatment when necessary. The symptoms you described are NOT a normal healing crisis, as defined by GNM. They are a worsening of his condition. This is one of the most important parts of that system to monitor. It sounds like he either did not have a competent therapist. They should have caught this and gotten him the correct treatment.

    It sounds to me like there was a lot lost in translation in your father’s case. Perhaps the “therapist” was vastly incompetent, perhaps your father did not do the personal work of healing the emotional/psychological issues he had (as indicated by increasing agitation, blaming and argumentativeness), and perhaps he only grabbed on to segments of the GNM information, leaving it incomplete, dangerous, and most unfortunately of all, the misunderstanding led to blaming his loved ones and isolation from them.

    I am very, very sorry to hear about what happened to your father and your family. It is good that you don’t give in to feeling guilty or responsible for his cancer. While it is in a parents nature to worry for their children, that doesn’t mean that a child directly gives a parent cancer. It means the parent needs to find a way to deal with their worry and stress so that is doesn’t make them sick. It is up to each of us to keep our own house in order, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. Life is filled with stress. We can only find our power when we find healthy ways to deal with it. Blaming others leaves us feeling helpless. This is clearly not healthy, empowering, or useful to cancer recovery. GNM does not advocate any of this.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that there has been a hijacking of GNM through various fraudulent practitioners in the US. They statistically do not have the case results of a genuine practitioner. So, perhaps his therapist was a charlatan.

    Also, if anyone looks at cancer statistics of ANY branch of medicine, you will see there are always those who do not make it. No therapy is 100% successful. Ever. Some have higher success rates than others, sometimes vastly so.

    My point is that before judging and discrediting any entire system of healing that does have it’s place in saving lives, perhaps one should dig deeper, learn more about that system, research the medical files and case histories, do background checks on the “therapists”, look at their recovery stats, and compare several branches of medicine to find a more balanced view. I know that this does not make up for the emotional charge of losing your father and the way the family deteriorated at the end, but it is easier to look for someone to blame. Your father made the best choices he could within his belief system and resources. Some of those resources may have been lacking. He probably did not have a complete enough picture to make better choices, but they were still his choices. He lost that gamble because of blaming others, harboring resentment, and not letting go of that. Please don’t allow yourself to go down that same road. This is the exact kind of stress that leads to cancer! This does not exonerate a bad practitioner from negligence–they are still responsible for the part they played (and can be sued for it), just don’t forget your father had a part, too. Learn from what your father went through, don’t follow in his footsteps, further educate yourself, and heal.

    Blessings and healing to you and your loved ones.

  18. beatis November 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    @Rheana

    He lost that gamble because of blaming others, harboring resentment, and not letting go of that.

    He lost that “gamble” because he fell into the hands of an arrogant and ruthless quack who held him away from treatments that could have saved his life.

    Perhaps the “therapist” was vastly incompetent, perhaps your father did not do the personal work of healing the emotional/psychological issues he had (as indicated by increasing agitation, blaming and argumentativeness), and perhaps he only grabbed on to segments of the GNM information, leaving it incomplete, dangerous, and most unfortunately of all, the misunderstanding led to blaming his loved ones and isolation from them.

    How convenient: when the quack’s patient dies, it’s just their own fault: they were either too stupid or they didn’t try hard enough.

    Please don’t allow yourself to go down that same road. This is the exact kind of stress that leads to cancer!

    That is complete nonsense.

    This does not exonerate a bad practitioner from negligence–they are still responsible for the part they played (and can be sued for it),

    Being a GNM practitioner makes one a bad practitioner by definition.

    just don’t forget your father had a part, too. Learn from what your father went through, don’t follow in his footsteps, further educate yourself, and heal.

    Don’t flatter yourself, Marion is far too intelligent and sensible to fall into the clutches of the fraud that is called German New Medicine.

  19. Dr Marinova May 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Hi all.
    I am a medical doctor. I have been practicing medicine for 14 years. All the time I have been searching what lies beneath the complains. I strongly believe in a relation between Body – Mind – Spirit. I tried Homeopathy, which shows some links,but this is not enough for me to explain and apply in my practice, because our subconscious and out way of thinking and our believes are the main producers of our reality!
    Searching to know what Meta-medicine is I found this story.
    Thanks for expressing your point of view Marion. Loss of a father is really devastating and almost the loss in your case when you cant help your father:
    1. because your belief system is different from his
    2. because of the disease itself, which needs patient to accept every kind of treatment and to surrender and accept all in his life without any resistance.
    Thanks SPREEN, TERRY ELSTON, RHEANA for your comments.
    From my point of view, people in bad situations and patients tend to pass their responsibilities for their lives to someone other, because its easier to blame others instead of accepting the situation we currently are into.
    Its all about the CHOICES we made in our lives, BELIEVES we built or adopted in our mind. All these stuff put together with unwillingness for change lead people to emotional dead-end situations.
    I had patients who thanks God are alive! They suffered from disease like high blood pressure, cystitis, which didnt have any respond. What I found beneath was very painful relationships lasting years with their mothers.
    Dear Marion, Its hard to blame. Wasnt your father’s CHOICE to attend that particular doctor?
    Wasnt HIS choice to resist till the end! to accept traditional medicine? All I can see is a RESISTANCE in its strongest way! BUT it was HIS choice, isnt it?
    It is pain for you to accept HIS choice. It was His choice.
    We choose what to do how to and often we are blind to see the opportunities,which are only an arm distance. Thats why to blame, because of pain, because of words that doctor said ,But your father believe in that is not the right way.
    Imagine that your father didnt believe in that words? what would be? But it was his choice to believe in that.
    We must learn to accept the reality in non-judgmental way and forgive and take the responsibilities of our loves!
    Dr Marinova

  20. Daniel Grémeaux April 23, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Bonjour Marion, Bonjour Véronique,
    Ancien collègue (et ami d’Alain – son remplaçant à TRACFIN), je voulais vous assurer de toute notre amitié Christine et moi.
    J’ai appris la nouvelle de son décès sur Internet en recherchant son nom. N’ayant plus de nouvelle depuis quelques années, je me disais naïvement que “pas de nouvelles, bonne nouvelles” mais …
    Le moral en prend un coup, j’aimais beaucoup Alain et suis navré qu’il se soit fourvoyé dans une histoire aussi tragique.
    Courage à toutes les deux sont les seuls mots qui me viennent à l’esprit.
    Courage et confiance dans la lutte que vous menez. Bravo !
    A sa mémoire, affectueusement,
    Daniel et Christine GREMEAUX

  21. zenobiusz April 30, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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  22. Emer May 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    “He lost that “gamble” because he fell into the hands of an arrogant and ruthless quack who held him away from treatments that could have saved his life.”

    Simply your indignant claim that he is a quack doesn’t make him one. There’s plenty of scientific evidence that German New Medicine is a real science and gets real results. Your resentful, bitter, spurious charges don’t change any of that. That you refuse to honestly engage with the available data doesn’t make that data non-existent. It simply means you have a closed mind.

    Conventional medicine loses millions of lives – fails to produce the results it advertises – year after year without being dismissed as quackery.

  23. JLI May 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    There’s plenty of scientific evidence that German New Medicine is a real science and gets real results.

    No there isn’t. There is plenty of evidence, that GNM is wrong. See for instance this post.

  24. Lue Krogh June 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you, I lost my friend the same way, she believed in Dr. Hamer and GNM, and lost her life in great pain to cancer and GNM!

  25. JLI June 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Sorry for your loss Lue.

    This may be a bigger problem in Denmark than I realized.

    I have found a list of 27 certified practitioners of metamedicine, which is what GNM is called in Denmark. An additional 31 are under training, and 1 is listed as “working with the principles of metamedeicine, whatever that means.

    They don’t flat out state that they suggest that people should replace conventional treatment with metamedicine. But they totally buy into the misconceptions of Hamer’s ideas. And they do recommend the book by Andreas Moritz titled “Cancer is not a disease”.

  26. Ilario D'Amato July 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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  27. Ilijas January 30, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Oh my god, I’m so sorry, Marion.

    Thank you for sharing something so deeply personal with the world.

    Big hugs.

  28. Louise-Marie Bédard March 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Another victim of Big Pharma (medical research is only funded by pharmaceutical companies). Alain died from an internal bleeding (autopsy report), after he has taken doctor’s medical prescriptions (anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and morphine). I was his best friend, he was calling me almost everyday and often crying on the phone, because his wife, daughter and sister were unable of listening, love, care, respect and support. He wanted to divorce and escape from what he used to call a “cold jail”, but he could’nt… He’s not here anymore (rest in peace brother) and I’m profoundly shocked to see how people can use a dead man to attract sympathy and, worse, try to destroy the integrity, solid knowledge and great dedication of a consciencious therapist. The German New Medicine is a complete reversal of the present ‘hypothetical medicine’. That medicine needs 500 to 1,000 hypotheses and some 1,000 extra hypotheses because, with their collection of facts, they know nothing other than working statistically. I’m a grandmother and as a Scientific journalist for more than 30 years, with a complete medical and naturopathic education, because of Marion’s false story, I’ve lost my name, my credibility and my work. Love and Light ! Louise-Marie Bédard http://www.newmedicine.ca/verification.php

  29. beatis March 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    @Louise-Marie Bédard

    (…) because of Marion’s false story, I’ve lost my name, my credibility and my work.

    You lost all credibility the moment you hooked up with the GNM.

  30. JLI March 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

    (medical research is only funded by pharmaceutical companies)

    As a taxpayer funded cancer researcher, I can inform you that a lot of medical research is not funded by the pharmaceutical industry.

    … a Scientific journalist for more than 30 years,

    And yet you are unaware that not all medical research is funded by the pharmaceutical industry??
    And furthermore you haven’t been able to spot the demonstrable flaws of GNM??

    because of Marion’s false story, I’ve lost my name, my credibility

    Beatis answered this point. Marion has far more credibility than you. If you have done to cancer patients and their families what your colleague did to Marion’s father and his family, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  31. Pablo July 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    This account both moved and angered me; I recently became briefly involved with a woman who engaged in ‘German New Medicine’ and other quackery. Thankfully that involvement, thanks to my intuition was short lived. There are many dangerous people about nowadays, they prey upon the ill and vulnerable, their motive is primarily financial. Be wary, be vigilant, do not trust strangers.

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