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Reimar Banis

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Unresolved emotional conflicts can lead to disease. Eliminating them breaks up psychoenergetic blocks. This book shows you how it’s done. With the aid of a special test device, therapists can first determine the extent of patient subtle energy on all four energy levels (Vital, Emotional, Mental, Causal). Next, with the aid of special homeopathic compound agents, they can pinpoint patients’ hidden emotional conflicts, which are the main causes of energy blocks. A few months of conflict therapy can then eliminate the psychoenergetic blocks, after which life energy can once again flow at full strength. This training and practice manual conveys the following: • The methodical tools of the trade for therapists (test device, testing instructions, organ test kit) • Background information (energy field, Chakra therapy, emotional basic conflicts, typology, acute and constitutive agents) • Practical application (test instructions for clinical practice, indications, limits to PSE) The book completely covers the contents of the course of training to become a "Certified Energy Therapist".

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Dr. Reimar Banis

Born 1951 in West Berlin, grew up in the Ruhr valley, alternative service in hospital, after graduation from high school, attended the all-day German Naturopathic School (DH) in Bochum for two years. Passed the naturopathic examination in 1976, then studied human medicine in Heidelberg. Doctorate under Prof. Maria Blohmke (social medicine), dissertation title Thermoregulation Diagnostics and Focal Diseases, magna cum laude. 1984 American State Exam (ECFMG). Worked as assistant physician at the internal-medicine ICU in one of Germany’s largest rheumatism clinics (University of Hanover).

Since 1985 established physician in general medicine with continuing-education warrant in naturopathic medicine, over a decade as panel doctor with practices in Achern (southern Baden), Stuttgart, Plochingen. Private practices in Ostfildern, Bregenz and Wallerfangen. Intensive collaboration with H.W. Schimmel, developer of the Vegatest. Collaborated in research on electroacupuncture and computerized segment electrography with Prof. G. Heim, Heidelberg University. Seminar activity around the world, and development of Psychosomatic Energetics. Reimar Banis is married to a Swiss woman, lives in the vicinity of Lucerne with three children: Jana, Frederik and David.

Preface

The Psychosomatic Energetics Textbook (PSE) is meant as an aid and reference work for therapists while in training to become “Certified Energy Therapists”, but also to be useful later in daily clinical practice. At this point, after more than 15 years, over 600 therapists in German-speaking countries and 50 in North America have been trained, and Psychosomatic Energetics – originally developed from the precursor Vegatest method of H.W. Schimmel – is well on the way to becoming one of the standard methods of modern complementary medicine.

For those interested in the method, this textbook provides a good overview of the possibilities and limits of the method, but it cannot replace practical training. To the uninitiated, energy tests might seem easy to perform, but they are very sensitive and require intensive training in order to obtain good results.

With standardization, PSE aspires to a high level of quality, and this textbook makes an important contribution thereto.

The textbook contains the entire training material for PSE and I’m very grateful that my colleague Dr. Birgitt Holschuh-Lorang, head of PSE training, has looked it over and authorized it.

The textbook is now 16 years old. First published in 1997 by CO’med Verlag in Sulzbach, a thoroughly revised version was published in 2003 in three editions by VAK Verlag in Hinterzarten. In 2013, the textbook again needed to be completely rewritten and brought up to date. It now contains all the studies and scientific research on PSE, as well as an overview of the therapeutic options for a number of different disease pictures. Each procedure is illustrated by means of specific pertinent cases. Because PSE provides a glimpse into the characterological deep structure by which human feelings and actions are subconsciously pre-formed, PSE also makes possible a kind of psychotherapeutic life-counseling, the possibilities of which are likewise thoroughly presented.

Since PSE is active in a relatively unexplored region of the human organism, a certain degree of theoretical underpinning was necessary to indicate what PSE is capable of. The model developed here of the psychosomatic and subtle-energy mesenchymal mode of action should be regarded as provisional; nevertheless, it has a high reality content, since it is based upon decades of clinical experience. It is intended to help therapists to arrive at correct decisions in each case, and also to be able to explain to patients the healing principle of subtle-energy harmonization.

Hergiswil/ Switzerland, August 2014

Dr. Reimar Banis

Table of Contents

Part 1 Basics

1. Introduction

1.1 How is Psychosomatic Energetics applied in practice?

1.2 Psychosomatic Energetics vs. Orthodox Medicine – just a placebo?

1.3 Healing with Energy Medicine

1.4 The relationship of subtle energy to the mesenchyme, soma and Psyche

2. The History of Psychosomatic Energetics

2.1 EAV and Vegatest

2.2 The discovery of the conflicts

2.3 Conflict size

2.4 Chakras as conflict storage

2.5 The Central Conflict

2.6 The four character types

2.7 The REBA® Test Device

Part 2 Psychosomatic Energetics

3. The Subtle Energy Field

3.1 Testing the patient’s energy field

3.2 The four energy levels

3.2.1 The Vital Level

3.2.2 The Emotional Level

3.2.3 The Mental Level

3.2.4 The Causal Level

3.3 Life energy and well-being

3.4 Life energy with respect to circulation and pain states

4. The Seven Chakras

4.1 Preliminary remarks vis-à-vis “Chakra”

4.1.1 Hormones, nerve plexus and stem cells

4.1.2 Chakras as psychosomatic control points

4.1.3 Archetypal significance of Chakras

4.1.4 PSE and Chakras

4.1.5 A lifelong journey through the seven Chakras

4.2 Definition of the seven Chakras

4.2.1 First Chakra

4.2.2 Second Chakra

4.2.3 Third Chakra

4.2.4 Fourth Chakra

4.2.5 Fifth Chakra

4.2.6 Sixth Chakra

4.2.7 Seventh Chakra

4.3 Chakra interrelatedness: high/low coupling

5. The 28 Emotional Conflicts of PSE

5.1 Example of conflict origin and healing

5.2 Conflict formation due to emotional repression and energetic relocation

5.3 Conflict storage and activation

5.4 Conflict uncoupling

5.5 Conflict consequences

5.6 Uncovering the 28 unconscious emotional conflicts

5.6.1 First Chakra conflicts

5.6.2 Second Chakra conflicts

5.6.3 Third Chakra conflicts

5.6.4 Fourth Chakra conflicts

5.6.5 Fifth Chakra conflicts

5.6.6 Sixth Chakra conflicts

5.6.7 Seventh Chakra conflicts

6. The Four Character Types

6.1 Basic laws of PSE characterology

6.2 When to talk about character type and when not to

6.3 PSE diagnosis of the four character types

6.4 Description of the four character types

6.4.1 Melancholic

6.4.2 Sanguinic

6.4.3 Choleric

6.4.4 Phlegmatic

6.5 Tips for practical character diagnostics

6.6 Emotional growth in characterology

6.7 Partnership

6.8 Child rearing

6.9 Getting to know the character types

6.10 Does character type trigger specific disease susceptibilities?

6.11 Basic aspects of Central Conflict treatment

7. Character type and Karma

7.1 Reincarnation and depth psychology

7.1.1 Evidence for and against reincarnation

7.1.2 Consequences of former lives and mixed therapeutic experiences

7.1.3 Psychoenergetic dissolution of karmic conflicts

7.2 Reincarnation and PSE – a new transpersonal approach

7.3 Karmic conflicts in PSE

8. The Acute Agents

8.1 Anxiety

8.2 Nervous tension and overexcitement

8.2.1 Autonomic misregulation

9. Geopathy and Electrosmog

9.1 Definition, physical proof and studies

9.2 Diagnosing geopathies

9.3 Medications, relocation reaction, monitoring bedsite cleansing

9.4 Conclusions concerning the topic of geo-radiation

9.5 Reliably detecting electrosmog

9.6 Just how harmful is electrosmog?

10. The Organ Test Kit

10.1 Mesenchymal stress

10.2 Darkfield microscopy

10.3 Acidum lacticum ampoules

10.4 The Organ Test Kit

10.5 Functional organ disorders

10.5.1 Intestinal dysbiosis

10.5.2 Bile duct dysfunction

10.5.3 Pancreatic functional disorder

10.6 Chronic foci

10.6.1 Chronic sinusitis

10.6.2 Dental foci

10.6.3 Chronic tonsillitis

10.6.4 Chronic appendicitis

10.6.5 Pelvic foci (ovaries/uterus/prostate)

10.7 Filtering

10.7.1 Filtering with organ ampoules

10.8 Therapy conclusion

Part 3 Clinical practice

11. Using Psychosomatic Energetics Correctly

11.1 Test site prerequisites

11.2 Patient prerequisites

11.3 Tester prerequisites

11.4 Step one – patient questioning and examination

11.5 Step two – testing the energy levels

11.6 Step three – testing geopathy, Chakras and conflicts

11.6.1 Acute agents and masked anxiety disease

11.6.2 Remedy test

11.6.3 Organ Test Kit

11.6.4 Testing other medications

11.7 Step four – conflict size

11.7.1 Therapy recommendation

11.7.2 Testing with the Basic Test Kit

11.7.3 The course of therapy

11.7.4 Chavita plus agent

11.8 Step five – explaining the test procedure to the patient

11.9 Step six – interpreting the test results

11.10 Step seven – discussing character

11.11 Step eight – relationship topics

11.12 Step nine – karmic interpretation of the Central Conflict

11.12.1 Patient resistance and therapist conflicts

12. Useful Information about Energy Testing

12.1 Disturbance due to external influences

12.2 Disturbances due to unconscious mental stress and doubt

12.3 Pitfalls of mental testing and training good testers

12.4 Testers should be more energetically healthy than their patients

12.5 Testing children

12.6 Testing animals

13. Psychosomatic Energetics in Everyday Practice

13.1 Anxiety, AIDS, addiction

13.2 Emotional ailments – Central Conflict dissolution

13.3 Psychiatric ailments

13.4 Venous and arterial circulatory disorders

13.5 Cardiovascular diseases

13.6 Allergies

13.7 Hormonal disorders

13.8 Adjuvant therapy in malignancy cases

13.9 Neurological diseases

13.10 Rheumatological diseases

13.11 Emotionally/physically conditioned ailments

13.12 Spiritual crises

13.13 Limits to PSE

13.14 Successful practice management

13.15 The testing process

13.15.1 A testing sequence

Part 4 PSE Therapist training – Studies – Case studies – PSE’s accomplishments

14. Training

14.1 Studying the basic works

14.2 Training program in detail

15. Studies

15.1 Clinical study at a general practice in Bregenz (Austria)

15.2 Mathematical modeling

15.3 Clinical study at a general practice in Saarlouis (Germany)

15.4 PSE as a complementary diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in a neurological practice

15.5 Adjuvant homeopathy (drops) for juvenile behavioral disorders (Jupident study)

15.6 The Butterfly Project (Schmetterlings-Projekt) with Austrian grade-school students

15.7 Butterfly Project (Schmetterlings-Projekt)

15.8 Burnout syndrome and exhaustion states – results of a clinical investigation (2007-2009)

15.9 My “Butterfly Project” (Schmetterlings-Projekt) in a Children’s Village in Vorarlberg (Austria) – positive experiences with PSE

15.10 Chronic pain: tissue’s cry for energy flow – clinical practice experience with PSE since 1998

15.11 How stable are healing successes? Long-term study results of applying Psychosomatic Energetics

15.12 Multicentric clinical study of Psychosomatic Energetics

16. What PSE is capable of

16.1 The effects of energy deficiency

16.2 Therapeutic results

16.3 Therapists’ experiences

16.4 Special qualities of Psychosomatic Energetics – an overview

Part 5 Appendices

17. List of the 28 Conflict Themes

17.9 Conflict Theme 9

18. Character Type Questionnaire

19. Useful Addresses

20. Bibliography

Part 1

Basics

1 Introduction

This manual deals with the complementary-medicine method known as Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE), which the author developed in the mid-90s in his naturopathic general practice. As a textbook, it is oriented exclusively towards therapists, and presents the essential knowledge and insights of the method. It contains the learning material for the training course toward becoming a “Certified Energy Therapist”, a multiyear PSE-specific extra-occupational supplementary course with written and oral exams as well as obligatory continuing education. This training is authorized by the International Society for Psychosomatic Energetics [IGPSE: Internationale Gesellschaft für Psychosomatische Energetik; website: www.ipse.ch) and is carried out by a team of physicians and naturopathic practitioners.

Along with the multi-volume PSE readers, this manual is meant to serve as a practical reference work when questions arise in daily practice. In order to make this easier, it contains an index as well as an easily understandable copiously illustrated introduction to testing. It also includes many useful case histories as well as a rich variety of answers to frequently asked questions. I hope it will turn out to be a valuable enrichment of each reader’s daily practice.

Fortunately, Psychosomatic Energetics has quickly established itself as a new standard procedure in modern complementary medicine. In the opinion of many colleagues, this is attributable primarily to two characteristics of the method: the logical simplicity of its practical application and its high therapeutic efficiency. Meanwhile, in a great many clinical studies, the success rate for common mainstream medicine disease pictures is over 80%, in which more than 1200 patients from the entire range of mainstream medicine diseases have been treated. Many important questions in daily practice can only be answered at this high level of quality and confidence with PSE. In more than a few practices led by experienced therapists, this has now led to Psychosomatic Energetics becoming the primary procedure of choice.

Experience has shown that, with Psychosomatic Energetics, one can practice holistic medicine in the truest sense of the word, which leads for many disease pictures to psychological and somatic improvement or healing. The elimination of conflicts resolves psychoenergetic blocks, so that life energy can once again flow at full strength. A disrupted metabolic system is able to renormalize, amazingly often leading to emotional regeneration as well as physical healing processes. Thus, with PSE, one treats both body and soul – i.e. psychosomatically in the best sense of the word. Amazingly, this often even succeeds nonverbally, so that the method can be used successfully with children and animals, as well as with patients with a negative attitude towards psychotherapy. On the other hand, Psychosomatic Energetics is fundamentally open to the application of adjuvant therapies, such that psychotherapy, hypnosis or other procedures can be performed.

Psychosomatic Energetics is based on two fundamental theses. The first thesis is also one of the fundamentals of Indian Yoga and traditional Chinese energy theory, which says that the quality of the subtle energy field reliably reflects a person’s subjective feeling of health, and moreover is crucially related to health and illness – comparable, say, to the relationship between software (energy) and hardware (matter) in a computer. A person with a lot of subtle energy therefore feels fresh, lively and is usually healthy, whereas sick people tend to have low energy and feel tired and listless. The healing principles of Yoga and acupuncture developed from these observations, which are also the basis of Psychosomatic Energetics.

The second fundamental thesis of the method is based on the presence of emotional conflicts in the energy field. Shamans and spiritual healers have long been able to visualize these “demons” and regard them as important causes of disease. Unlike the current conceptual model of modern psychotherapy, PSE can show that emotional conflicts by no means represent purely emotional processes, but rather are permanently stored in the energy field and act there as “energy thieves”(cf. Fig. 1.1). For example, if a patient suffering from depression feels tired, his low energy is based on a Rage conflict which constantly siphons off energy and which can be viewed energetically as the cause of the patient’s depression. With the REBA® Test Device, one can measure the energy stored up in the conflict and thereby determine its size, which is an enormous advantage – vis-à-vis techniques which operate entirely on the mental level – not only for the determination of the clinical picture, but also for monitoring the course of treatment.

Psychosomatic Energetics uses a kind of quick or focal psychotherapy in which the conflict contents are briefly summarized in a short phrase. The patient is then asked if there’s anything he wants to say about it or if anything occurs to him. In practically all cases, patients recognize that the testable conflict theme addresses the current emotional topic. Many people feel quite relieved to be accepted and correctly understood in the depths of their being. The results of this quick psychotherapy have since come to be regarded as scientifically valid. In particular, the quick response of the conflict contents turns out in many cases to be especially beneficial. The patient maintains his individuality and sovereignty because no regression is performed, and the mental self-healing powers are optimally stimulated.

Fig. 1.1– Aura levels showing a conflict connected to the Aura via an energetic umbilical cord and feeding vampirically from it (sketch by the author).

The discussion of the individual character type, based on testing of the Central Conflict, leads to particularly profound life counseling sessions. Patients thereby learn about the otherwise subconscious “stage directions” which influence their life scripts and relationships with others. Awareness of the script often enables breakthroughs in personality development, especially when the Central Conflict is dissolved at the same time. Afterwards, people seem more authentic, are more clearly able to express their needs and are better at demarcating boundaries; they put a stop to self-damaging behavioral patterns and once again look optimistically into the future. In the social give-and-take, the theory of character types has proven to be particularly beneficial in the areas of child rearing and choice of partner.

In Psychosomatic Energetics, energetic conflict resolution has turned out to be the key healing element, since ultimately the method also works wordlessly. One is thus dealing here with a special form of psychotherapy which is more closely related to modern energy medicine (such as psychokinesiology or Bach Flowers therapy) and humanistic somatic psychotherapy (biodynamic psychology) than, say, to traditional psychoanalysis. The essential point in Psychosomatic Energetics is that, for the first time in the history of medicine, it seems to be possible to portray one’s inner emotional “demons” energetically and most precisely by means of resonance over a few months’ time.

We now have amassed clinical practice experience from many thousands of patients who have come to us with a great variety of disease pictures, from simply feeling bad all the way to severe chronic ailments. With this treasure trove of experiences, therefore, this manual can offer quite solid instructions in procedures and techniques which have led to success in the majority of cases. Nevertheless, since it is a living method, new experiences and insights are added every day, which makes standing still impossible and which lead to constant improvement. To this extent, Psychosomatic Energetics represents a continuous learning process to which many colleagues, fortunately, constantly contribute. So the method is always being improved and expanded, and every reader is invited to join in this process.

Moreover, I hope that this manual will “infect” as many therapists as possible with the same enthusiasm with which it was written. Because PSE is not just a method with excellent results which is easy to use, but also often an outright adventure for the therapist, which ever and again leads to new stimulating insights. I also hope that this book will impart to my colleagues valuable ideas and information. But above all I hope to stimulate them, as they work with character types, to take on the important role of life counselor, whose comfort and advice is so sorely needed by so many suffering people. The PSE toolkit, which reaches deep into the mental and spiritual realm, makes it possible to impart brand-new insights to many people, which then enable them to reconcile themselves with their destiny and to recognize the truly significant life tasks which each person has, namely to get to know themselves at a very deep level and thereby fully develop their individuality.

1.1 How is Psychosomatic Energetics applied in practice?

Fig. 1.2Kinesiological arm-length test with the REBA® Test Device.

In order to give the reader an initial impression of the daily routine with PSE, I would like to describe briefly (in greater detail later on) what a therapist actually does when using PSE. The first step measures the charge on the four subtle-energy levels Vital, Emotional, Mental and Causal using a test device called the REBA® Test Device (Fig. 1.2). The more energy the patient’s organism has, the more it can be stressed by the device’s vibrations, until finally it exhibits a test reaction. This means, for example in the case of a kinesiological arm-length test, that the position of the patient’s parallel arms will become unequal (Fig. 1.3). Other testing procedures can also be used, e.g. a shifting of the pulse wave in the reflex auriculocardial (RAC) test, or an electroacupuncture test device indicating a different value at a measurement point.

There is a training film available for ESP trainees which presents the rule-consistent use of PSE. Every Basic Seminar participant gets a copy of the DVD so that the testing steps can be calmly learned and rehearsed at home.

Fig. 1.3– Differing arm positions in the kinesiological arm-length test (positive test reaction).

In the second step, the therapist uses small test tubes filled with homeopathic compound remedies. This is done to find out why the patient has too little energy – i.e. where the energy blocks are located. The test tubes are placed in the test honeycomb one after another to determine when the patient exhibits a reaction to the test. Experience has shown that, at a particular energy block – whether disturbed energy center (Chakra), subconscious conflict, geo-radiation or functional organ disorder – one of the test tubes will respond. Like a sore spot on the skin which hurts when touched, the organism reacts to the subtle vibrational signals of a particular test tube because it also contains the same vibrations.

In the third step, the size of an energy block – i.e. how much energy is taken away from the patient – is determined with the aid of the REBA® Test Device. The duration of therapy can be derived from the conflict size. The final testing step then checks whether the therapy will benefit the patient energetically. Placing the test tube in the pelvic region (Yin zone) simulates taking the agent. Next, the energy levels are retested; if they are noticeably improved or even normal (100%), it may be assumed that the medication in the test tube will be the right healing agent, and so the tested healing agent is prescribed for the patient.

After a few months, the patient is retested with the question now being whether the old energy blocks have disappeared and whether any new ones have surfaced. Case studies of more than 1000 patients have shown that, as a rule, there are good results after 2 to 3 sessions. Thus, PSE is not a fast-acting therapy, but rather takes a great deal of time – which the Psyche evidently needs in order to get reoriented. For this reason, all attempts to accelerate PSE have failed.

1.2 Psychosomatic Energetics vs. Orthodox Medicine – just a placebo?

Modern scientifically-oriented medicine (also known as “mainstream medicine”) is known to cover only a portion of the area which makes people sick and for which it can then offer appropriate therapies. One can only estimate how large the region is which mainstream medicine does cover. Based on my decades of experience as a practicing naturopathic physician (going after medical school into a multi-year full-time DH-technical college for training as a naturopath, I’ve been comprehensively trained in and have a good overview of both areas), it might be 30% or less. Now of course mainstream medicine is constantly improving and discovering new possibilities such as immune-system modulators in cases of inflamed rheumatism, yet this only marginally changes the lack of knowledge, i.e. the incapacity of mainstream medicine will remain pretty much the same for quite some time.

Because mainstream medicine is unaware of large regions which make people sick – for example disturbed intestinal flora or nocturnal geo-radiation stress, as well as disorders on the subtle-energy level – these areas are obviously not treated. However, Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE) knows about these problems and can offer good solutions – it works as a supplement (complement) to mainstream medicine. With this as background, PSE’s time has come when the usual mainstream medicine procedures have come to a dead end. However, one first needs a solid mainstream-medicine diagnosis which is then used as the basis for the application of PSE.

PSE complements mainstream medicine without competing with it, since mainstream-medicine diagnostic procedures have their legitimacy and are often indispensable. I’m not just paying lip service here, I also use it in clinical practice, such as when I strongly urge a patient who has not undergone a mainstream-medicine examination to get an examination (cancer checkup, lab tests, x-rays etc.) or therapy (hypertension therapy etc.) as quickly as possible, if the patient has come in for PSE testing, or maybe have it done afterwards.

One tiresome topic is the placebo accusation, since mainstream medicine refuses to acknowledge any possible diagnostic or therapeutic gaps. Instead of learning from alternative or complementary medicine, one mainstream-medicine journal article asserts that: “placebo effects probably account for part or all of the effectiveness of alternative and complementary medicine. Since the administration of […] creates an illusory state of affairs, it needs to be […] checked as to whether or not the deliberate administration of a placebo might not represent […] a deception of the patient.” [29] Readers of the Deutsches Ärzteblatt [German Medical Journal] thereupon wrote angry letters to the editor, indignant at the above quote by Breidert and Hofbauer, insinuating that they would be guilty of fraud under the law if they were to perform homeopathy (as do about 80% of all established German physicians!). In their response, the authors quickly backpedaled, saying that they “had not even considered professional disbarment for practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine; they were merely concerned that physicians be more aware of the placebo effect.”

Ultimately, this confrontation hinges upon what is medically correct and sensible. Anyone who is not convinced of the efficacy of homeopathy will understandably be convinced that the administration of a homeopathic agent constitutes a kind of fraud. However, upon closer inspection, the situation is much less drastic than it sounds at first, because categorical statements of this sort – what is 100% right and what is false, what really works and what does not – are impossible to make from a scientific standpoint: no one can say with absolute certainty that homeopathy is ineffective

because there are plenty of positive studies concerning homeopathy,

but above all because, for scientific-theoretic considerations, such dogmatic statements are fundamentally impossible to make in the first place.

The basic idea of the scientific theoretician Karl Popper [109] that one should view science as an “unfinished construction site” (to use a visual metaphor) remains to this day the gold standard of scientific thinking. On principle, serious science may and must not make any final and definitive statements, but rather can only work with probabilities which are subject to constant change. Obviously, critics can nevertheless call into question particular scientifically disputed diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, but they should in all fairness also admit to the proponents that they might under certain circumstances turn out to be right after all. Ultimately, present-day science is something that the scientists of 100 or 200 years ago would largely have found to be absurd and false; one might recall the hostility of his colleagues around 1850 when Semmelweis proposed that unhygienic conditions caused childbed fever. In like manner, it seems thinkable that future research will someday confirm the effectiveness of homeopathy.

Note

Nobel prize winner Luc Montagnier surprised his colleagues during a scientific conference in 2010 with the statement that aqueous solutions which contained the DNA of pathogenic bacteria and viruses (including HIV) “are capable of emitting low-frequency radio waves which then cause the surrounding water molecules to group themselves into “nanostructures”. These water molecules could then in turn emit radio waves. Montagnier showed that water maintained these characteristics when the original solution was massively diluted, even up to the point where the original DNA had in fact vanished. In this manner, water could store the “memory” of substances with which it had been in contact – and physicians could make use of these omissions in order to detect disease.

Source: www.theaustralian.com/news/health-science/Nobel-Lorient-gives-homeopathy-a-boost/story-e6frg8ys – 122 588 777 2305

Like other complementary-medicine procedures, homeopathy is controversial primarily because it simply has not yet been sufficiently investigated in its fundamentals nor its therapeutic efficacy. One reason that the situation is so unsatisfactory is because no one in the universities believes in such procedures; that which from the outset is believed to be nonsense will not be considered to be worth investigating in the first place. Besides, it is well known that busying oneself with homeopathic topics does not exactly further one’s scientific career. The topic is disreputable, i.e. whoever researches such topics should, to be considered a serious scientist, at least demonstrate that homeopathy has little to no effect. So this is indeed what comes out of many studies, but it needs to be said that there are nevertheless a nontrivial number of positive study results (more on this later).

From a business standpoint, when it comes to the serious clinical studies that need to be done, we are talking about expensive material outlays which can run to much more than $3 million, which busts the limited budget of many naturopathic enterprises. In addition, one needs a suitable personnel and economic environment in order to sensibly carry out studies of this sort in the first place – which, considering the global dominance of mainstream medicine in universities and hospitals, turns out, as we all know, to be quite difficult. Any medical outsider faces difficult initial conditions from the very beginning – or is not able to have his therapeutic method rationally examined at all.

Hence, when it comes to scientific investigations of alternative and mainstream medicine, a double standard is employed: those who attack alternative medicine, as can be seen in the quote from the German medical journal, are ultimately merely expressing thereby their strong belief in the current scientific status quo. If one considers contemporary mainstream medicine to be the “true and only church”, then anything that deviates from this is basically heretical. One believes exclusively in mainstream medicine and is therefore completely convinced of its correctness.

However, since serious homeopathic research already exists also, which numerous successfully concluded clinical studies and even positive meta-studies demonstrate (mostly carried out in private clinics and special homeopathic departments), there are definitely serious indications that homeopathy is indeed effective.

But the stridency of the confrontation is fueled by other matters. Viewed superficially, it is initially a matter of medical worldviews and current political, business and societal positions – i.e. with objective arguments. But behind these one finds intensely emotional motives such as personal pride, ambition and the like at work. Thus, anyone who is attacked by others will feel personally injured. No wonder, therefore, that the confrontations can at times take a subjective and passionate turn.

For instance, experience has shown that anyone who takes alternative medicine to task in respected medical journals, such as I cited at the beginning of this section, can count on a rapid climb up the academic career ladder. That which seems to be permeated by noble scientific conviction, striving altruistically to discover the truth, is in reality driven by numerous societal and personal motives. In this context, it is worth noting the empty cash registers of the health insurance firms, which understandably makes the intensity of the struggle to legally carve out as big a piece as possible from the shrinking pie of membership fees ever harder and at times more ruthless. To this extent, the article in the German medical journal is an expression of the predominant political and economic Zeitgeist.

That the bitter confrontation between mainstream and alternative medicine frequently takes the form of ideological trench warfare can also be seen among the alternative medicine practitioners. Like their opponents, they too often behave subjectively and even polemically. For instance, the question as to whether vaccination is medically correct and sensible, or the radical assertion that, in the cold light of day, the entire field of mainstream medicine is nothing but a corrupt collection of Mafia-type interest groups. Since I myself am not against vaccinations and am in many areas a staunch mainstream medicine practitioner who does not doubt the importance of large regions of mainstream medicine, I do not wish here to expound any further on this topic. Such types of extreme accusations simply highlight the passion with which these religious wars are fought – since ultimately they are nothing more than personal convictions, i.e. ideologies, crashing against each other.

At this point, it should be pointed out that there is often a great deal of ignorance with respect to the actual significance of placebos. Mostly their healing power is assessed to be much greater than it really is, particularly with reference to placebo medications. In cold reality, placebo medications are much less effective than most people think. As a physician with more than 30 years of professional experience – and unlike many critics of alternative medicine who enjoy steady employment in hospitals and universities – it was an existential necessity for me to earn money in my work. I needed to have a full waiting room, but I knew empirically that a placebo-based approach would quickly empty it out, because patients know very well what helps them and what doesn’t.

My clinical practice experience agrees with investigations by Peter C. Gotzsche, Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, and his colleague Asbjorn Hrobjartsson. In the largest meta-study which has so far been done on the topic of “efficacy of placebos as medications”, they found out that placebos are, amazingly, barely or not at all effective. Gotzsche wrote: “In those cases where the clinical results were measured on a binary scale (i.e. improvement/no improvement) we were unable to determine any placebo effect whatever. For this reason, our investigation refutes the claim that the exclusive administration of placebos to patients can result in strong clinical effects.” [67]

My own clinical experience agrees completely with the study results of the two Danish researchers. In those rare cases in which I prescribed only placebos, absolutely nothing happened. On the other hand, PSE homeopathic compound agents, used in my practice and those of my colleagues, have achieved positive therapeutic effects of over 80%. Placebo effects, on the other hand, come up at the most to 49%, and for medication-based therapy the response rate, as mentioned, is significantly lower or nearly zero.

1.3 Healing with Energy Medicine

In this Psychosomatic Energetics Textbook [8], I describe the oldest, yet also most comprehensive, healing system known: treatment of the subtle body. By subtle body (ind. “Aura”) is meant a field that is not perceptible by the normal senses, one which extends out beyond the boundaries of the physical body and, according to ancient Gnostic tradition, is said to be identical with life energy. More detailed clarification will follow in later chapters. Remnants of this knowledge can be found to this day among Siberian shamans, Eskimos and some American Indian tribes. It has long been known that disturbance of the energy body is the primary cause of illness and emotional problems. People lose their joie de vivre, their ability to communicate and their bodily harmony if the free flow of life energy is inhibited.

As a general practitioner, I’m expected to heal not only as quickly and gently as possible, but also and above all causally and durably. According to everything that I have learned, this seems to be possible to do with Psychosomatic Energetics – i.e. with the method that I developed over the course of several years. After having examined and treated hundreds of patients using Psychosomatic Energetics, I can say with full conviction that energy-body disturbances are behind most illnesses and interpersonal problems! Even when such disturbances are not the sole cause, they are nevertheless often crucially involved in the appearance or continuation of the problem in question.

Naturally, one might ask oneself why the disturbed energy body plays so big a role. Unfortunately, I cannot give a satisfactory answer in a strictly scientific sense. Evidently, our organism requires free-flowing life energy in order to “function” in a healthy manner and in harmony with its environment. To patients, I like to compare the energy body with a computer’s operating system. This is of course just a hypothesis which needs to be more precisely investigated scientifically. I leave the exploration of this topic to the future, and limit myself here to that which I have learned as a practicing physician: when it comes to healing, to trust, above all, sound common sense, my five senses and experience. Proceeding from this pragmatic attitude, I am able to say that the method simply works!

I illustrate the healing process with an image for my patients: the patient represents a plant which needs water and light in order to live. Just as a plant gets disturbed and sick if placed in darkness and not watered, so does the patient with respect to life energy. Like the Psyche itself, every one of our body’s cells needs enough life energy to stay healthy. Many patients ask: “Doctor, can you make me healthy again?” But the healing process does not essentially depend on me, which is why the question is, at bottom, wrongly put. It is not I, the therapist, who is the actual healer; the patient’s self-healing powers effect the cure. This modesty is not merely a pose on my part, but rather my deepest conviction. The therapist is (to stay with the image) simply the good gardener who keeps the plant supplied with light and water; “Mother Nature” does the actual healing.

There is yet another rule that can be derived from the plant image, namely that a plant which is too damaged can no longer be or become healthy. That sounds obvious and yet also sobering. It is thus sometimes a necessary and often painful realization for the patient, to accept the cruel truth that the disease process is too advanced and that not very much more can be done. One thus needs to begin dissolving the energy blocks as soon as possible, or otherwise the self-healing powers will be overwhelmed. In these late stages, one needs more powerful “weapons” in the form, say, of the much-maligned yet often indispensable “repair medicine” of strong chemical medications etc. Energy medicine thus hits its limits in cases of advanced disease processes. Also, many diseases have causes other than energy deficiency, such as infections. One must then proceed causally and fight the pathogen – which of course succeeds much better with a good energy system. Therefore, harmonization of the energy body often represents a very sensible adjuvant therapy. In many British hospitals, spiritual healers are welcome co-therapists, who harmonize the patient’s energy field and thereby stimulate the self-healing powers.

Another important viewpoint has to do with the holistic effect of life energy, which influences both body and mind. Harmonic and free-flowing life energy is the most important basis for physical/psychological harmony. We feel good emotionally, are motivated and interested in the world, desire fulfillment and want to do something meaningful when life energy flows freely; we are likewise, as a rule, physically healthy and remain so when life energy flows harmonically. The old Latin saying mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind (lives) in a sound body) needs to be extended as follows: “a sound mind in a sound body – thanks to healthful life energy”. Naming my method “Psychosomatic Energetics” is based on this context; it unites the three parts or dimensions of man namely Psyche (mind/soul/spirit), Soma (body) and Energy (spiritlike life energy). “Energy check”, “Psychoenergetics” and “energy therapy” are often used synonymously. Many patients call the Psychosomatic Energetics testing system an “energy check”. The specially trained therapist who conducts it is called a “Certified Energy Therapist”.

Because life energy influences the whole person, all healing methods which begin with life energy are holistically oriented toward body and mind – and with that, I would like to talk about the heart and core of Psychosomatic Energetics: it has to do with bringing out into the light the unconscious conflicts which can be considered to be the most important causes of energy efficiency. There are of course other causes, but the conflicts are our worst “energy thieves”. Every person has such conflicts, which is why I can correctly call them “our” energy thieves. Of course these conflicts are not constantly stealing huge amounts of energy from us, but instead often just tiny bits, such that we normally are hardly aware of their existence. To make matters worse, these conflicts are hard to uncover because they almost always settle into nonverbal and therefore completely unconscious regions.

Most people don’t feel their conflicts at all, even though they are to some degree weakened and, over the longer-term, made sick by them – since, sooner or later, conflicts always make one more susceptible to disease, cause subliminal disturbances and very often trigger illnesses. With the aid of Psychosomatic Energetics, we can thus do extremely valuable preventive work by harmonizing people at a very deep level and getting them re-centered. In this manner, many illnesses disappear, and even if they are not always completely eliminated, at least some important impediments to therapy have been moved out of the way so that other healing methods can only then really do their work. Resolving conflicts therefore represents an extremely worthwhile therapeutic goal, one whose profound effect is not matched by any other procedural method.

There is an even deeper significance which reaches deep into human and spiritual realms, and that is the therapeutic activity centering on the largest of the conflicts, the so-called “Central Conflict”. The Central Conflict plays a key role in shaping our character and behavior, since it represents the largest psychic “shadow” that we have, since that which, on the psychic level, is the darkest and most suppressed, at the same time influences us most strongly. So if we lead an unhappy and externally determined life, the Central Conflict is often the actual cause. One is reminded of a marionette jiggling with no willpower of its own at the end of its strings. Of course, the Central Conflict shows its destructive nature not just through its often subtle manipulation of behavior, it is also quite directly experienced through illnesses.

Since time immemorial, healing and self-knowledge have been viewed as kindred processes. According to this, those who know themselves are expected to grow spiritually and become healthier. In principle, this proposition is a good idea for many health disorders (it goes without saying: not for all of them) as people attempt to figure out their own share of the responsibility for their plight. But the search for self-knowledge has a big catch in clinical practice: the conflicts are usually unconscious and, moreover, bringing the conflict into consciousness represents a problem in itself. Basically, it’s the age-old and all too well known problem that many people really do know what’s good for them and what they should be doing, but they can’t do it for some reason or another. The root of the problem is the unconscious conflicts by means of which one engages in a kind of self-sabotage.

This is the point at which Psychosomatic Energetics differs substantially from other methods. According to psychoanalysis, the first step toward healing should be to becoming aware of the conflict – but most patients do not lose their conflicts even though they have been made aware of them. On the contrary, many a physician gets the impression that conflicts even grow and become stronger if they are dealt with intensively. It often does not function exactly like that if one sticks firmly to the good intentions, but mostly it stays at the level of mere wishes, to be implemented after New Year’s or some other significant date, only to fade afterwards into oblivion.

Other psychological methods strengthen patients’ egos (positive thinking, supportive psychotherapy etc.) or reinforce their positive actions (behavioral therapy). But just as dirt is not really eliminated by painting over it, conflicts do not disappear merely through words of positive encouragement. Still other methods try to clear up the familial environment (family therapy) or guide the deep unconscious onto the right track (hypnosis, meditation). This all sounds very rational and at first inspires both therapists and patients, but it very rarely has any lasting effects. In fact, it can get even worse, because although people might feel healthy after many kinds of therapy, their conflicts have by no means disappeared, and they continue to tick on like a time bomb deep underground.

If you consider them in the context of the biblical passage “By their fruits shall ye know them”, then many therapeutic procedures are overwhelmed when it comes to healing large conflicts, and they often fail. I speak from many years of experience with countless patients who have tried out everything possible before coming to me. Looking back, there is nothing that really helped them very much. It is my experience that many well-known therapies suffer from an inability to completely recognize the conflict, to say nothing of properly healing it. Exceptions are strongly transformative therapies with a deep spiritual orientation which correspond to what is designated in the Bible as “purification” or “purging”, and in modern terms as “deep personality transformation”. In such cases (which are hard to set up voluntarily and which therefore have no general therapeutic value) people undergo change in the core of their being, appearing afterwards as transformed persons. As I said, however, that is seldom the case.

Another small group is made up of people who have worked a great deal on themselves and their unconscious problems. By the way, contrary to popular opinion, this kind of work on one’s own personality by no means inevitably entails costly and prolonged psychotherapy, only the courage to face up to one’s dark side and overcome it. Naturally, the aid of an experienced therapist can help a lot, not only because one needs some reassurance every now and then, but also because it’s good to have someone who will help to get through the jungle of the unconscious. However, I would once again like to emphasize that the current omnipresent glorification of psychotherapy and many similar forms of therapy seems to be excessive and mostly unwarranted.

Therefore, many methods seem to me unable to deal with a conflict because they do not recognize it and certainly do not eliminate it energetically. I can explain what happens – or better yet: what doesn’t happen – with an example: no one is surprised when a syphilis sufferer stays sick if the spirochetes are not killed off; only the proper medication can cure the disease. This seems precisely to be the problem in the case of a conflict: it must be dissolved energetically for it to disappear and be permanently cured. The tremendous and durable cures which therapists who work with Psychosomatic Energetics experience every day in their clinical practice speak volumes for the correctness of this approach.

Therefore, the First Law of PSE is that conflicts must be energetically dissolved in order for the associated energy blocks to disappear, the emotional distortions to cease and life energy to flow freely once again.

Psychosomatic Energetics thereby becomes an indispensable therapeutic tool, because basically every patient benefits from this kind of procedure. In many cases, the self-healing powers are so strong that healing begins as soon as Psychosomatic Energetics is applied. Occasionally, one might also need other methods, namely when the self-healing powers are no longer sufficient because the disease is already too far advanced. This applies not only to physical illnesses, but also to emotional and social disorders. (I will return to this in the therapy section.)

I would also like to call attention to the important point that many healing techniques have a stronger and quicker effect when Psychosomatic Energetics is used as an adjuvant. This applies to massage, chiropractic and neural therapy on up to psychotherapy. Patients are more relaxed, emotionally more open and react more easily once the energy blocks have been eliminated. Psychotherapists more quickly get “to the point” and patients more easily recognize the negative patterns because they once more can feel that which is good and life-affirming in themselves. In the case of social disruptions, people are either more willing to compromise when a beneficial solution is possible, or on the other hand more vigorous and uncompromising when dealing with self-destructive processes. Thus, students will usually drop their provocative and uncooperative behavior once their conflicts have been eliminated. Contrariwise, a battered wife will more forcefully put an end to her degrading situation.

1.4 The relationship of subtle energy to the mesenchyme, soma and Psyche

We do not yet have a sound model that can properly represent the relationships

between the coarse body (Soma) and the mental control function (Psyche) – i.e. the two areas of human existence known as yet to traditional medicine –

as well as two unknown regions, the archaic metabolism, the isotonic primordial sea in which all body cells swim (mesenchyme) as well as subtle energy.

Yet such a model is necessary in order to be able to properly practice complementary medicine. Many people will no doubt register with astonishment that a model of this type actually does exist, although nearly always as experience-based intuition. This kind of model arises automatically over decades of practical experience along the lines of: “As a therapist I know that this or that technique works and that it will have this or that effect.” This kind of causally linked experiential knowledge is a kind of model that can not only be applied intuitively, but also put into words – which I have done in what follows. The following model is based on experience from various therapeutic levels, and it is enough so that one can work with it immediately in clinical practice, even if one has not had decades of experience oneself.

The organism as a whole is like a pyramid standing on a broad foundation, with only the upper region visible (Fig. 1.4). The upper region corresponds to that of the individual body cells and all materially detectable body components which can be detected and measured objectively by science-based medicine. As a tree whose root system is invisibly embedded in the ground, and which is essential to the life of the tree, the subtle-energy and mesenchyme regions are likewise crucial to the life of the organism. It’s just that they are not visible and therefore not real from the viewpoint of regular science-based medicine.

In complementary medicine, we can influence the non-visible parts of the organism, i.e. the functional metabolism of the mesenchyme (intracellular connective tissue) as well as subtle energy, the latter being slotted in ahead of the mesenchymal level. So, when one harmonizes subtle energy, one thereby automatically affects the mesenchymal level as well. The mesenchymal level is also referred to as “hyperacidity, clogging, premature aging, poisoning”; alkaline vegetarian diets, physical activity outdoors in the fresh air, fasting, therapies involving light, baths (freshwater, seawater, Kneipp baths etc.) are used to try to influence it. The subtle-energy level is treated with homeopathy, acupuncture, energy transmission through laying on of hands, PSE etc.

The health of the mesenchymal level is recognizable by a refreshed appearance, dynamism and vitality, normal body odor, normal bowel movements, elastic skin turgor (the fasting specialist F.X. Mayr checked this by pinching the skin on the temples next to the eyes) as well as a normal blood picture in darkfield microscopy. On the other hand, illness at this level is shown by fatigue, poor appearance, bad body odor, constipation or diarrhea, creased and dry skin turgor at the temples, as well as a poor blood picture in darkfield microscopy.

Basically, health at the subtle-energy level is like the mesenchymal level, but with the addition of mental/energetic characteristics such as good mood, resilience, the joy of discovery, ability to empathize, self-confidence as well as a hospitable and welcoming attitude and healthy logical thoughts and deeds. Illness at the subtle-energy level is precisely characterized by the opposite negative characteristics such as bad mood, irritability, reduced resilience and the like.

Fig. 1.4– From the viewpoint of PSE, the regions of the organism can be likened to a pyramid, of which only the upper (material) tip is visible. Only the tip is detectable by the objective methods of scientific orthodox medicine (cellular level). On the other hand, the other two regions – which exert a much more comprehensive and broader effect on the organism and have more to do with functional regions (archaic organizational structures) and subtle life-energy fields – are indiscernible and can only be revealed via indirect methods such as PSE, darkfield microscopy etc.

Health at the subtle-energy level can be determined by PSE (REBA® Test Device), and very likely also by a diagnosis in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with pulse and tongue diagnosis (I assume that this is possible, but I have no comparisons). Good PSE treatment normalizes the subtle-energy level and thereby also improves the mesenchymal level up to a point.

In short, good energy-medicine treatment spares one possible cleansing, unclogging and detoxification measures, and promotes health in the entire organism. One exception to this is blockage at the mesenchymal level, which can be detected using the PSE Organ Test Kit – for example chronic inflammation, chronic sinusitis or functional disorders such as disrupted biliary drainage or intestinal flora dysbioses. Even the best PSE sometimes cannot eliminate these, so that in these cases one must first eliminate the causative mesenchymal disturbance, possibly by healing a chronic sinusitis or surgical removal of chronically inflamed tonsils. This same logic also applies at the cellular level, in which very advanced processes overwhelm the organism’s self-healing powers, and mainstream medical procedures are again called for.

2 The History of Psychosomatic Energetics

Fig. 2.1– Dr. Helmut W. Schimmel (MD and DDS), developer of the Vegatest.

I first presented Psychosomatic Energetics in the fall of 1997 at the Baden-Baden Medical Week, the largest alternative-medicine physician’s congress in the world. At the end of my presentation on “Psychoenergetic deep structure and its therapy – the new energetic model”, my friend and colleague, the physician and dentist Dr. Helmut W. Schimmel (cf. Fig. 2.1) – whom I will be talking about later – made me a lovely compliment at the entranceway: “That’s a very bold thing you just presented! You are venturing very far forward with it.” Schimmel had seen at once that PSE enables us to look deep into the depths of the human soul, and that it takes courage to face the repressed and mainly uncomfortable truths found there.

A year later, the first edition of my book Psychosomatic Energetics was published, the REBA® Test Device for measuring energy levels was introduced, and the emotional and chakra remedies came onto the market. Now, more than 15 books about PSE have been published in German, English, Italian and Russian. In just a few years, the method has become established, in more than 20 countries among thousands of therapists, as a valuable alternative-medicine standard method. The nicest compliment I have received as inaugurator of the method I have heard time and again in various different forms, namely my colleagues saying that they can no longer even conceive of working without this method.

PSE came about over several decades through numerous developmental leaps which I underwent as a practicing naturopathic physician, from its unclear beginnings to the very clear methodology which PSE now offers. Because all of this plays out in a dark and sparsely researched area, the complicated developmental process is understandable. I would like to say at the outset that I, as an established general practitioner, did not at first intend to bestow a new method on my colleagues. PSE kind of developed through the back door; looking back, I see that, in my daily medical practice, I evolved a process, the course of which I did not consciously intend or guide – at the end of which there emerged PSE, like a puzzle which finally came together as a whole.

In Fig. 2.2, the various influences which shaped PSE are presented. From this variegated mixture of influences it’s not very hard to see that the method is “neither fish nor fowl” so to speak: it deals with homeopathy, acupuncture and Bach Flowers, but also with psychotherapy, shamanism and ancient characterology. It unites East and West, ancient Eastern and Western medicine and psychology. It regards body, soul and subtle energy as a unity which can only be viewed as healthful and life-promoting in the harmonious interplay of all components. At the same time, PSE views crises and conflicts as opportunities for growth, and thus does not promote a sterile image of man oriented exclusively toward positive feelings, a smooth line and a health-aware lifestyle, but rather is aware of the human chasms which are the price of our free will, yet also a chance to grow beyond them.

PSE makes it possible to determine a person’s character type by means of an energy test taking only a few minutes, rather than a depth-psychological analysis lasting years. How is this possible? I think it’s because psychological reality and energetic reality say much the same thing, and this permits drawing the corresponding conclusions. Thus, PSE is based upon clear and explicit rules which are historically portrayed by various diagnostic and therapeutic systems, which PSE integrates by means of its systematics. Therefore, a complex method such as Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE) is easier to understand if one knows its historical roots. This is why I would next like to describe its history, treating each influence chronologically, out of which the qualities and possibilities of PSE should become clear.

Fig. 2.2– The most significant influences which have played a role in the development of PSE.

2.1 EAV and Vegatest

As a young naturopath in 1976, I learned Bioelectronic Functional Diagnostics (BFD), a further development of Dr. Reinhard Voll’s Electroacupuncture (EAV), which in turn was an extension of Chinese acupuncture. The internist Voll (cf. Fig. 2.3) had discovered after World War II that the capacitive resistance at acupuncture points changed depending upon disease and disturbance. This change, moreover, could not be reproduced by machine, even if it might subjectively seem to do so by the tester. The EAV tester unknowingly applies a different pressure, which then results in altered test readings. One can take this opportunity to grasp the idea that practically all energy medicine tests such as EAV, RAC pulse diagnosis, kinesiology, one-hand dowsing etc. are based on the same principle, namely a modified muscle play on the part of the tester (I will get into this complex topic in greater detail later on). Because the remedy test deals with subjective phenomena, one should basically not speak in terms of (objective)