Laterality in German New Medicine is a topic of vital importance.\r\n\r\nThe term laterality in GNM has a slightly different \u2018zeitgeist\u2019 relative to the traditional understanding.\r\n\r\nOur laterality is not synonymous with handedness, for example writing with your left hand on using a dinner utensil with your right hand \u2013 that can be a learned behavior.\r\n\r\nRather, our laterality is whether our brain responds to a (cortical) biological conflict with the left hemisphere or the right hemisphere.\r\n\r\nThis is conclusively determined at birth.\r\n\r\nA synopsis of laterality is as follows\u2026 An individual, who\u2019s laterality is right will respond to a biological conflict relative to mother\/child on the left side of the body. An individual, who is laterality is right will respond to a biological conflict relative to partner on the right side of the body. An individual, who is laterality is left will be the reverse.\r\n\r\nThe utmost importance of laterality in German New Medicine is due to the fact that it will help us determine the relationship (mother\/child or partner) that was connected with any biological program.\r\n\r\nIn other words, our laterality will dictate which side of the body will respond to a biological shock.\r\n\r\nDr. Hamer has devised multiple evaluations to accurately determine an individuals laterality.\r\n\r\nOne of the most recent discoveries is the correlation between laterality and hair whorls.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Way the Whorl Turns.\r\n(h)w\u00f4rl\/\r\nnoun\r\n\r\n1.\r\na pattern of spirals or concentric circles.\r\n"Shelley drew larger and larger dark whorls on her notepad"\r\nsynonyms: loop, coil, hoop, ring, curl, twirl, twist, spiral, helix, arabesque\r\n"elegant whorls of wrought iron"\r\n2. a clockwise or counter clockwise rotation pattern of hair growth, typically found on crown of the head.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThere is no way you can miss the cute whorls and sworls of a newborn baby\u2019s hair. Especially if you are his mother and you kiss that sweet baby head a million times a day.\r\n\r\nBut why does hair grow in these patterns?\r\n\r\nWhy does the hair not grow from the nape of the neck to the top of the forehead without interruption or the other way around?\r\n\r\nWhy do we have cowlicks and whorls, widow\u2019s peaks and crown sworls?\r\n\r\nA whorl (otherwise known as a parietal whorl, sworl or crown whorl) is a clockwise or counter clockwise rotation of hair patterning that is typically found on the back, top of the head. Most people have one whorl, fewer have two and very rarely does a person have three whorls.\r\n\r\nWhorls are most typically clockwise, but can be counterclockwise in direction. Most people have two whorls on their head, usually a dominant one at the crown of the head and another less dominant one in a different area of the scalp.\r\n\r\nThe circular patterning of the hair is also known as crowns, swirls, trichoglyphs, or cowlicks.\r\n\r\nStudies on these differences in direction have explored the possibility that hand dominance (right or left handedness) correlates with whorl direction.\r\n\r\nMost studies are *inconclusive, with a potential bias towards there being more people with counterclockwise whorl patterning who are also left handed.\r\n\r\nOne particular study, by the Genetics Society of America, found that only 8.4% of right handed people had a counter clockwise whorl, while 45% of left handed people had a counterclockwise whorl. Another study, published by the University of Munich, concluded that left-handedness was strongly correlated with a counterclockwise whorl, as well as the position of the whorl on a person\u2019s scalp. (liberatedmind.com)\r\n\r\nDr. Amar Klar of America's National Cancer Institute in Maryland studied five hundred people as part of his team's research. What was revealed was compelling. In greater than ninety-five percent of right-handed people - the parietal or crown whorl grows in a clockwise pattern on the scalp.\r\n\r\nOne of the most recent developments in German New Medicine has been the discovery of this near foolproof way to determine a clients laterality.\r\n\r\nWhat was this new discovery? You guessed it - these aforementioned crown hair whorls. Yep, that clockwise or counterclockwise hair growth pattern we see on the top of our head.\r\n\r\nHair whorl patterns need to be correlated with other laterality tests (clap, leading leg, baby cradle, menses observations et al) to determine accurate laterality - but the present data looks extremely promising.\r\n\r\nA clockwise whorl indicates right handed laterality. A counter-clockwise whorl indicates left handed laterality. Ideally, the hair should be freshly washed and allowed to naturally air dry. You or a family member can then observe the whorl pattern very easily (I now request new clients send me a photo of the crown of the head prior to their first session.)\r\n\r\nInterestingly, identical twins demonstrate opposite crown whorl patterns when it comes to laterality. One will show a counter-clockwise whorl (laterality left) the other a clockwise whorl (laterality right.) Always!\r\n\r\nNote previously, I said laterality and not handedness. The correlation of hair whorl patterns with handedness (which can be an acquired or learned proclivity) is not absolute. The correlation with laterality seems to be. It is important to correlate hair whorl patterns with other laterality tests for thoroughness.\r\n\r\n*The studies that indicate a far lesser correlation are looking at secondary and subdominant whorls as well as traditional handedness (and not laterality as it is defined in German New Medicine.)\r\n\r\nHistorically, studies suggest that approximately ninety percent of the world population is right handed, with southpaws coming in at ten percent.\r\n\r\nDr. Hamer's research surmises that approximately sixty percent of the world population has a right laterality (not handedness) with those demonstrating a left laterality (not handedness) coming in at forty percent.\r\n\r\nThe term laterality in German New Medicine has a slightly different 'zeitgeist' relative to the traditional understanding. Our laterality is NOT synonymous with handedness - for example writing with your left hand or using a dinner utensil with your right hand can be a learned (sometimes forced) behavior of conformity.\r\n\r\nThe utmost importance of laterality in GNM is due to the fact that it will help us determine the relationship (mother\/child or partner) that was connected with any biological program. In other words, our laterality will dictate which side of the body will respond to a biological shock. At times, the very nature of the biological conflict (danger vs. powerlessness, e.g.) will be determined by an accurate laterality. Dr. Hamer has devised multiple evaluations and insights to accurately determine an individuals laterality.\r\n\r\nA synopsis of laterality is as follows. An individual, who's laterality is right will respond to a biological conflict relative to mother\/child on the left side of the body. An individual, who is laterality is right will respond to a biological conflict relative to partner on the right side of the body. An individual, who is laterality is left will be the reverse.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, our laterality is vital in determining which cerebral hemisphere will respond to the first cortical conflict. A right handed male and a left handed female experience their first cortical conflict on the right or masculine (depressive) hemisphere. A left handed male and a right handed female experience their first cortical conflict on the left or feminine (manic) hemisphere. This is an important distinction (see below) which is conclusively determined at birth.\r\n\r\nAs you might guess, determining accurate laterality in German New Medicine is a topic of vital importance. The correlation with hair whorl patterns looks extremely promising as another reliable indicator.