Developed by Dieter Dorn in the 1970's in the South of Germany, it is now fast becoming the widest used therapy for Back Pain and many Spinal Disorders in Germany.
The Method is based on natural laws of physics and anatomy and combines TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Principals/Knowledge with Western techniques and principals and has produced great results over many years now. It is a gentle vertebrae and joint treatment. It can be helpful for treating illnesses directly or indirectly connected to the spinal column. It is completely safe but still very effective.
Our skeleton should be symmetrical, harmonic and in a static-dynamic alignment equilibrium. When we 'upset' this 'bone order' then our joints may be moved out of place especially in the spine.
The results of long-term 'bone dislocations' are as diverse as there are names for illnesses today.
When the skeleton is re-aligned people often feel better fast and symptoms of illness can disappear or abate.
The DORN Method is based on the correction of uneven leg length which can be diagnosed in almost every human today. Because of that the pelvis becomes twisted, or the twisted pelvis causes this functional leg length discrepancy, and this often results in a asymmetrical, crooked or displaced spinal column.
School medicine has very little yet complicated explanations for the causes and persons many end up having operations or walk around with special build up shoes or insoles. The Dorn Method proves that we can have the same leg length every day and your body will thank you for that.
The corrections of joint or spinal cord misalignment is always done in a 'dynamic', a moving action. Our muscles and especially tensed muscles will always try to hold the positions of the joints and spine and when they are out of order the muscles assumes this 'wrong' position as the correct one and hold it there or in some cases even cause the blockage.
A static correction e.g. chiropractic, is difficult since it needs to overcome the strength of the holding muscles and the patient is often quite tense since the treatment is done "on" him and not "with" him.
The Dorn Method uses motion to divert the muscles tension and in this relaxed state it is reasonable easy to re-align the bones. The same principal as when getting sand through a sieve, you need to shake (move) the sieve in order to get the sand through it!
Although the therapeutic pressure, which is actually a counter-pressure from the patient side, is encouraging the bones to shift position in the same way it normally does it naturally, the whole functional unit of bones-ligaments-muscles and other tissues is treated at the same time because of the dynamic situation during this treatment.
The Dorn Method can be called a ‘gentle’ Method and NO harm can be done to the patient because the correction pressure is stopped as soon as any (real or intolerable) Pain arises.
Positive results are often immediately achieved and with some easy exercises, that the patient does after the treatment, the Dorn Method can bring long lasting relief.
Time required is only about 25 minutes.
Sometimes there are several reactions to be noticed up to several days after the treatment.
Dull muscle pain due to the correction (like after a gym workout) and pressure sensitivity on the corrected areas are common.
Detoxification signs due to an improved metabolism (better nerve function) e.g. flue like symptoms, changes in toilet habits and even an awakening of unsolved inner issues may appear.
These reactions should be judged as a positive healing crisis!
Of course positive reactions like the disappearance of long time pain and chronic inner ailments can be noticed most of the time.
In case of unexpected or severe reactions consult your therapist or doctor!