Dr. Chathanatt, J. Varghese, M.D., Hom.
CASE STUDY # 1: CHRONIC ECZEMA
PATIENT: 28 year old right-handed female, unmarried, post-graduate in Civil Engineering from a reputed National Institute of Technology in India. She is a Catholic Christian.
Subjective Complaints: Skin rash with itching eruptions on both legs below the knees with occasional remissions and flare-ups for the past 14 years. Over this period, she had taken several treatments, including allopathic, Ayurvedic and homoeopathic medication, with and without external applications, but the skin never healed.
Observation: The skin of both leg showed skin lesions with occasional spots of scaling and bleeding after scratching. It was also observed that the skin of her legs looked very dark and thickened but without any itching. She said that the darkness of her legs were there since the time the skin rash eruptions appeared on her legs.
Organs Affected: 1. Epidermis
Embryonic germ layer: Ectoderm – Brain control center: Sensory cortex
2. Corium Skin
Embryonic germ layer: Old Mesoderm – Brain control center: Cerebellum
Biological Conflict: separation conflict, including “wanting to separate” from a person.
Biological Special Program: Conflict-active phase: cell loss (ulceration)
Healing phase: tissue restoration
2. Corium skin:
Biological Conflict: attack conflict or disfigurement conflict
Biological Special Program: Conflict-active phase: cell proliferation
Healing phase: cell removal with the help of (myco)bacteria
The patient’s conflict situation: At the age of 14, the patient went with her parents to visit a male friend of her father. They stayed overnight in the friend’s house. Her father and his friend slept on the beds; the patient slept with her mother on the floor in the same room. When she was asleep, the friend of his father touched her legs with bad intention. He tried to remove her underwear to touch her private parts (her DHS). She was terribly shocked and was sleepless and “badly disturbed”, as she worded it, for the rest of the night. She never disclosed this occurrence to anybody, including her parents or to any doctor who treated her. I was the first person she revealed the incident to because I inquired about what happened before the onset of the symptoms.
GNM Understanding: I explained to the patient the Biological Special Programs that she was running over the past 14 years.
Concerning the separation conflict, she experienced the conflict as “wanting to separate”, i.e., not wanting to be touched by her father’s friend. She associated the conflict (the abuse) specifically with her legs – below the knees, where he had touched her first. The disfigurement conflict was caused by the “ugly” sight of her legs (due to the skin rash and the darkening of the skin).
The separation conflict remained in a hanging healing for 14 years. During periods of conflict activity the skin was dry, rough, flaky with cracks and bleeding fissures. During the healing phases the skin became red, inflamed, itchy and sensitive to touch. The patient could not recollect any short term memory loss that commonly occurs during the conflict-active phase. The affections on the skin of her legs gave an ugly look for her otherwise fair skinned legs. She felt “soiled” and “disfigured”. The prolonged conflict activity (hanging conflict) resulted in further formation of dark pigmentation and thickening of the skin. This gave her an anticipatory aversion to get married.
It should also be mentioned that the patient used to get verbal sexual harassments from boys lingering on the street and as a result, she developed a sort of animosity against males, which was another reason for not willing to get married. – However, during a 3 years’ period, from her 24th to 27th year of age, she was in love with a class mate. During the time of their relationship, her skin condition was comparatively better but not completely healed. For the same reasons, the thickening and darkening of the corium skin remained. To her surprise, the boy kept postponing the marriage. She thought that he had no genuine intention to marry her and was purposefully delaying the marriage with lame excuses. Hence, she ended the relation in 2018. Thereafter, her skin rash eruptions (with strong itching) became worse again. The doctors who treated her diagnosed her with “chronic eczema”. The tracks that were prolonging the healing of the skin were: News about the molestation of girls in the media, bad comments by the street boys, and reminders of the breaking up of her relationship with her boyfriend.
GNM Approach: I asked her to forgive her “abuser” (her father’s friend who molested her), her boyfriend for not being committed to marry her, and the street boys who harassed her. I also asked her never to look at her “ugly” skin, and especially never to scratch her skin even a single time. Since she is a practicing Christian I could motivate her easily to forgive those who behaved badly towards her.
Results: The patient understood the Biological Special Programs and the connection between her skin condition and the conflicts she had experienced. She also understood that “letting go” of her conflict through forgiveness is her chance to close the programs. She took that chance. Her skin became gradually better; within one month her skin condition was more than fifty percent better and within a period of 3 months her skin discoloration also became almost normal. As of today, her skin is totally normal.