After considerable research among cancer patients, Dr. Hamer formed the five biological laws of New Medicine. He changed the name to German New Medicine upon learning he couldn’t trademark his original title. The German New Medicine (GNM) is based on tracing the impact of a sudden psychic shock that doesn’t get resolved, leaving an imprint on a part of the brain that corresponds with a specific organ. The type of shock or emotional impact determines the type of ailment affecting that organ. The unresolved biological impact creates what Dr. Hamer called a “biological conflict,” and its biological resolution is hampered by the unnatural “heroic interventions” mainstream allopathic medicine offers. According to GNM, only natural means that help the body heal itself might be necessary after resolving the unexpected psychic trauma with a process beyond normal psychotherapy. That concept was enough to cause the medical establishment to have Dr. Hamer imprisoned for a year and a half despite GNM’s cure rate of over 90 percent with 6,500 cancer patients during the late 1970s and early 1980s.