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The Dorn Method — Controversy

A Critical Look at The Dorn Method:


Because of the fast spread of this Method during the past years, the fact that it was re-discovered by a Lay-Healer and not a Medical Professional, Money Issues involved, Egoistic and Self-Centered Attitudes of Practitioners and the fact that it was and will NOT be controlled by a Trademark or Copyright executed through its Founder Dieter Dorn brings The Dorn Method more than just Praise in these modern Times!

The Situation that there is no uniform way how the Dorn Method is used, explained, named and understood even by Professionals who are convinced about its effectiveness is further not really helping to solve this Controversy.

Regardless how the Method presented here is called, or renamed from so many different Practitioners who all present theirs as the best, complete new, only correct one etc., it is still a fact that all are based on the same basic principles of the Dorn Method (from Dieter Dorn the Name giver, (» name coined by Helmuth Koch))
(Even if I cannot satisfy everyone I still want to call all Variations of this method ‘Dorn Method’, in honor of the founder Dieter Dorn, and spread it worldwide under this name!)

To clarify: The Dorn Method is not the same as the Dorn Therapy. The Therapy is only a part of the whole Method. Ideally, authorized Therapists should practice the therapy always with the goal to coach the client towards Self Help / Self Therapy.

I have the hope and wish that the many different practitioners of the Dorn Method will cooperate one day soon and that they agree on simple yet important principals and regulations (as outlined here on this website and in the maybe in an independent association registered by law or at least on a common code of ethics and conduct.

I also want to remark that the often expressed way how other practitioners, who seems to know everything better,(regardless how they call their method!), make fellow colleagues bad and this even with quite ugly words is NOT supported by myself and many who think the same. If someone talks bad about others then this is a questionable behavior and it does not make their own actions good!

Surely there are many so-called Black Sheep out there who practice what they call the Dorn Method without really knowing what they do and/or doing something that is quite different than the original Dorn Method to the extend that it might even become dangerous for their patients.

The Explanations given to participants in Seminars and during Treatments are not always scientifically correct and sometimes appear very doubtable if not totally un-logical. Specially the often used explanation that a hip joint that is slipped out of its position is responsible for a leg length discrepancy, which is physiologically almost not possible. Independent research is necessary to understand the exact mechanics.
(More detailed information about this you can find on this website here: Back Pain Causes)

There is no cure for all or Magic Bullet called The Dorn Method (or similar re-named therapies) but this is what some tell to patients, however often not directly but using colorful words. If the motive is of financial nature or because of the enthusiastic trust in the Dorn Method following some positive experiences, does not matter here.

Many Practitioners operate in a kind of Grey Zone from a legal point of view because The Dorn Method seen as a Manual Therapy must, by Law, stay in the Hands of Licensed Professionals in the Fields of Medicine and Therapy, that is the view of many Critics.
The Minimum required is that a Dorn Method Practitioner without license is doing his work under the supervision and protection of a licensed medical doctor or a Non-Medical Practitioner (MT, PT, ND, DC, DO etc.).

Because the Dorn Method can also be seen as Self Help Method, Practitioners can therefore legally use the Method as long as its purpose is to educate people about the possibilities for Self Help and not to cure health problems by means of Therapy. This again, by Law, can only be done occasionally and without payment unless the Practitioner has a registered business as Health Consultant, Self Help Consultant or similar.

Many further cannot accept the Dorn Method because for them it is too simple to be true.

For many others the Dorn Method is not just their profession it became their Philosophy and they invest Heart and Soul into it to help others.

There are people who do not like the Dorn Method because of the above mentioned or because they realize that it is not a fast cure for all and without their own cooperation (which is exactly what they do not want to do!) it does not give them the desired result.

Many also prefer a state of being not so well because the outer world does not demand so much from them as compared to when they feel well!

Other people use their undoubtable high intelligence against DORN often without having experienced it themselves and judge DORN based on words used or socalled claims made or because there are no evidence based studies about DORN. Make your own opinion here:


So many Questions still unanswered:


The List goes on...

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We must stay Open Minded but not to the extend that our Brain falls out!


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