The Dorn Method - Spine-Organ-Connections
A Yes to Self Responsibility and a No to Back Pain
The Dorn Method – Spine Organ Connections
The information presented here is not a proven medical fact and is intended as information reference only.
Different annecdotal evidence collected from actual experience was used to develop this chart and it does not represent a medical anatomical chart.
Dieter Dorn experienced himself in the first years of applying DORN that the Back and Joint Pains of the people that came to him improved or disappeared often very fast but beside that many other ailments that these people had also improved at the same time.
By experience learning from his hands on work and learning more about human anatomy and physiology and the Meridian connection from TCM it became apparent that the re-balancing of certain spinal areas contributed to the improvement of other parts of the body and organs that were connected through the nerves branching from the spinal cord in these respective areas. A fact that was long known by other medical practitioners especially from the fields of Chiro- and Osteopathy.
Knowledge of these connections can help to understand the different results and reactions after a re-balancing of the structures and may be helpful in explaining DORN to Clients/Patients and motivating them to do the necessary Dorn selfhelp measures. Our sytem is a functional unit of hardware and software so to say and one should look at it in a more holistic way, something clearly missing in conventional medicine.
The Chart (see graphic below) is available as download (pdf) and makes a great reference poster and eye-catcher for the therapy sessions.
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Connections Table: Relationships between Vertebrae-Organs-Physical-Mental-Chakras
Vertebra / Organ Connection / Possible physical problems
C 1 — Head, optical nerve, brain — Headaches, migraines, high blood, chronic tiredness, dizziness, paralysis due to irregular circulation in brain
C 2 — Eyes, tongue, ears, sinuses — Sinus problems, eye trouble, deafness, ear pains
C 3 — Ears, teeth, facial nerves — Pain in face nerves, spots, acne, tinnitus, toothache, bad teeth, Plaque, bleeding gums, neuralgia
C 4 — Nose, mouth, lips, ears, mandibular joint, throat — Constant cold, loss of hearing, chapped lips, cramped lip muscles, adenoids, catarrh
C 5 — Cervical muscles, throat, neck — Hoarseness, sore throat, chronic cold, laryngitis
C 6 — Acromio-clavicular joint, shoulder, tonsils, neck — Tonsillitis, croup, stiff neck, upper arm pains, whooping cough, goiter
C 7 — Thyroid gland, elbow, sterno-clavicular joint — Diseases of the thyroid gland, colds, bursitis in the shoulder or elbow, depression, fear
Th1 — Shoulder, wrist, hand, neck, lower arm, fingers — Shoulder pains, neck cramps, lower arm/hand pains, ligament inflammations, furry feeling in fingers
Th2 — Heart, blood vessels, chest — Heart trouble, disruption in rhythm, fears, chest pain
Th3 — Lung, skin, breasts, chest, mammary gland — Bronchitis, influenza, pleurisy, pneumonia, cough, breathing difficulties, asthma, disruption in chest region
Th4 — Gallbladder, tendons, ligaments — Trouble in gallbladder, gall stones, jaundice, headaches on one side (from the gallbladder meridian)
Th5 — Liver, circulatory system, immune system, tendons, ligaments — Disruptions in liver, low blood, anemia, fatigue, shingles, circulatory weakness, arthritis
Th6 — Stomach, muscles, pancreas — Stomach and digestion problems, heartburn, diabetes
Th7 — Duodenum, stomach, pancreas, muscles — Duodenal ulcers, stomach complaints, hiccups, possible lack of vitamins, feelings of weakness
Th8 — Spleen,, blood, muscles — Spleen problems, weakness in immune system
Th9 — Adrenal gland, — Allergies, nettle rash
Th10 — Kidney, bones — Kidney problems, salt can not get out, chalked-up arteries, chronic tiredness
Th11 — Skin, kidney, urinary track, bones — Skin diseases like acne, spots, eczema, boils, raw skin, psoriasis, (does not drink enough!, needs more liquid)
Th12 — Small intestine, ovary, testicles, blood vessels, circulation — Problems with small intestine, wind, rheumatism, disruption in growth, infertility, errectile dysfunction
L 1 — Large intestine, skin, — Problems with large intestine, disruption in circulation in intestine, blockages, diarrhea, etc., constipation
L 2 — Large bowel, appendix, skin — Problems with appendix, stomach cramps, hyper acidity, varicose veins
L 3 — Bladder, uterus, prostate, knee — Problems during pregnancy, menstruation pains, menopause problems, bladder pain, knee aches - often together with the bladder, impotence, bed-wetting
L 4 — Sigmoid, sciatic nerve, prostate — Sciatica, lumbago, prostate trouble, painful or too frequent urination, (daily massage of buttock muscles!)
L 5 — Rectum, — Circulation problems in leg and feet, cold feet, cramps in the calves, swelling of feet and legs
Sacr — Sacrum, legs, hip, sciatic nerve, crest, buttock, genital organs — Sciatica, abdominal problems, chronic constipation, pains in legs and feet
Ccyx — Anus, — Hemorrhoids, itching of the anus, pain on sitting
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Vertebra / Chakras / Possible inner problems
C 1 — Crown — Lacking ‘overall view’, problems with creator, Desire to comprehend everything with one’s head
C 2 — Third eye — Lacking ‘farsightedness’, does not want to see
C 3 — Third eye — Connected with next row below
C 4 — Third eye — Does not want to listen, no firm point of view, Wavering, loses stability, feelings of guilt
C 5 — Throat — Connected with next row below
C 6 — Throat — Inability to speak well, unable to bite one’s way Through, lump in throat
C 7 — Throat — Feels humiliated, suppressed, suffers silent, no defense
Th1 — Throat — Happily overburdens oneself, shoulders carry a great deal, does everything by oneself, no trust
Th2 — Heart — Finds it difficult to be loving, locks one’s heart, joyless
Th3 — Heart — Wants nothing for oneself, puts oneself last, does not Want to breathe deeply, no own opinion
Th4 — Heart — Inner anger, lets nothing out, single minded, embittered
Th5 — Solar Plexus — Worries over others, problems with the ‘inner child’, neglects own vital interests, always sad, cries a lot
Th6 — Solar Plexus — Connected with next row below
Th7 — Solar Plexus — ‘swallows’ a great deal, lets nothing out, loses oneself in addictions: eating, drinking etc., internal rebelling
Th8 — Solar Plexus — Worries, rigid, does not surrender to the flow of life
Th9 — Solar Plexus — Suppresses own aggression, makes accusations, allergic
Th10 — Solar Plexus — Partnership problems with parents or husband, wife, children, colleagues, neighbours, other people
Th11 — Solar Plexus — Contact problems, insecurity, fearful, feels weak, afraid
Th12 — Solar Plexus — Connected with next row below: finds it hard to make a new start, fearful, problems to let go of things in the past
L 1 — Solar Plexus — e.g. parents, partner, people, animals, places of residence Property, work, career etc.
L 2 — Solar Plexus — Becomes tense very quickly, feelings of panic
L 3 — Sacral — Connected with next row below
L 4 — Sacral — Connected with next row below
L 5 — Sacral — Sexual problems, lethargy in ‘digesting’ problems, lack of security, feelings of guilt
Sacr — Sacral — How do I carry the ‘burden of life’?
Ccyx — Root — Lacking connection to ‘Mother Earth’
Copyright: Thomas Zudrell ©
NOTE: Never try to use the DORN Method on other people without proper training best conducted by an authorized DORN Method Instructor. Although the DORN Method and the Self Help Exercises are very safe if done correctly, the DORN practitioner is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the application during the manual session and Selfhelp exercises. In any case it is advised to consult your doctor first because health problems and back pains may have other causes than misaligned joints and vertebrae and should be checked by a trained medical doctor or other healthcare professional. The DORN Method has certain Limitations that must be cleared prior to any practical application! Remember: The DORN Method is NO Replacement for any other form of medical or non-medical treatment but it can be a very effective complement in an integrative medical system.