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After treatment, the Dorn Therapist then teaches self-help exercises so the patient is able to carry on where the therapist left off, leading to much longer term benefits.

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To locate the nearest Dorn Method Therapist near to where you live, please visit the Therapist Directory at the DMTA website.

The Dorn Method History - how it all began

The Dorn Method originated in a small village deep in the German region of Bavaria almost 40 years ago where it is now very well respected and practised by many Therapists. I personally feel very lucky that I had the chance to be taught and trained this wonderful Method by Dieter Dorn and Hildegard Steinhauser directly. Learning the DORN METHOD is a true blessing in my life.

Dorn Method History

Dieter Dorn (1938-2011) was a sawmill owner who was born in August 1938 in South Germany. Over 40 years ago he injured himself whilst lifting a heavy log and consequently suffered sciatic pain. A local old farmer helped to relieve him of his pain using some very simple and easy to use techniques. He asked the old Healer if he could also learn these techniques to which the Healer replied 'you already know them', implying how easy they were to learn and do yourself!

The following article is extracted from Thomas Zudrell’s book the DORN METHOD...

Dorn's first patient was his wife who for several years had suffered from severe headaches. According to some doctors, the transverse processes of her cervical vertebrae where too long and could be shortened by surgery but she refused to be operated upon. Dieter Dorn checked his wife’s neck and found that the vertebrae were only twisted and that the x-ray was not a correct reading. He gently pushed the vertebrae back into place and since then her headaches have been history. She has since became the most prominent patient of Dieter Dorn.

That was the beginning of the DORN METHOD!

Soon after, Dieter Dorn helped many people in the neighbourhood by correcting their unequal leg length and aligning their joints. To his surprise many other ailments like knee pains, heart problems, hearing problems and others also seem to have disappeared.

The answer to all this he discovered by coincidence in a book about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where acupuncture and acupressure were among the techniques used to cure many ailments.

During the course of his treatments he observed that he was also addressing the meridians (nerve pathways) along the spine. Because of the connection between the spinal cord and the inner organs connected through the spinal nerve pathways, many problems disappeared when the misaligned vertebrae where corrected.

By meeting and assisting Dr. Thomas Hansen M.D., Dieter Dorn started to lean more about anatomy and physiology, and together, they explored the potentials of this new method for an extended period of time.

Some years later, Dieter Dorn decided that it was time to teach other people this wonderful method, and he started to give seminars. Many learned from him and are now following in his foot steps with equal success.

Today, more and more people from the medical field, like doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, non-medical practitioners and chiropractors, attend these seminars and are amazed about what they learn.

Dieter Dorn still has his sawmill, which makes him independent and his simple and very kind personality keeps on impressing his students.

He says there are three kinds of thought models in life: • What can I do for myself? • What can someone else do for me? • What can I do for others?

Dieter Dorn lives with the third one. “We are born for others, otherwise our life makes no sense”, is his opinion. This is a way full of ‘thorns’ (Thorn translates in German as ‘Dorn’). Maybe that is why the method is called “DORN METHOD”, he jokes. Nome nest omen! In German the spinous processes are called Dorn Fortsaetze, in medical terms, isn’t that a coincidence?

Some of Dieter Dorn’s early students, like Harald Fleig and Helmuth Koch, started to give DORN METHOD seminars on their own, thereby contributing in an important way to the speedy spread of the knowledge of this fantastic therapy.

Hildegard Steinhauser learned the Method many years ago and, together with her life partner, Helmuth Koch, a well known non medical practitioner in Lindau, South Germany. They are now at the forefront of the mission to make the DORN METHOD popular and acknowledged by the medical community. As a Reiki Teacher and trained in acupuncture, Hildegard Stein Hauser says that she thinks learning the DORN METHOD was a true milestone in her life as a Healer and thanks to Dieter Dorn, it now becomes a true blessing for humanity.

The above article was extracted from Thomas Zudrell’s book the DORN METHOD.