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At the Natural Medicine Centre we offer Structural Osteopathy

along with

Dorn Gentle Spinal Alignments, Equi-PRO Deep Tissue Technique, TuiNa

and other effective approaches to musculoskeletal complaints        Check our Prof Courses


Musculoskeletal approaches towards health and wellbeing have been around for thousands of years. Still, they become more and more sophisticated.

It has long been recognized that our skeletal alignment is of paramount importance to a healthy and strong body. Our bones are held in place by muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc. The whole system is covered by connective tissues and eventually the skin, the largest organ of our body.

We must consider our body as a closed circuit. One element blocked or out of alignment eventually may cause the entire system to fail. By using a variety of manual techniques our goal is to get to the source of a problem and solve it in a way that aims at eliminating any recurrence and is designed to improve overall vitality and health.

Osteopathy is a treatment approach which offers in-depth and inclusive remedial techniques for many structural and functional imbalances.

In many cases where chiropractic treatment with its direct approach is counter-indicated or ineffective, osteopathy can still achieve lasting results without posing any dangers to a potentially fragile body.

In an osteopathic treatment the status of muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well the connective tissue is considered. Blockages are removed prior to any mobilization of the joints.

Unlike during a chiropractic treatment, in an osteopathic treatment frequently the patient is required to play an active role. This may involve resistance, repeat-motion, specific breathing techniques, etc. on part of the patient.

Several other traditional manual techniques are used at the Natural Medicine Centre. And, while Rivkah Roth has separate certification in these modalities, their proximity to structural osteopathy frequently is remarkable.


TuiNa is the Musculoskeletal Energy Balancing Technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This Chinese version of a Western combination of chiropractic and osteopathy is as old as any of the other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities.

The history of this gentle yet deep Chinese hands-on technique covers the experience gained over several millennia.

TuiNa has found many supporters and these days is rather fashionable - particularly in Europe.

TuiNa, or sometimes called AnMo, may be used by itself or in combination with acupuncture.

Incorporating the knowledge of the acupressure technique, TuiNa prepares the muscular structure of the body for easier manipulative and setting techniques.

TuiNa can alleviate...

  • Colds

  • Muscle soreness

  • Tension headaches

  • a vast array of internal conditions

  • Locomotion problems

  • Lack of energy

  • and much more.

TuiNa in its pediatric form is particularly well accepted by infants and young children due to its non-invasive nature.


The Dorn Technique is a gentle spinal mobilization technique developed by a German traditional healer and systemized by a Bavarian MD.

At this time Rivkah Roth is one of very few certified Dorn Practitioners in North-America.

The spinal and other joint mobilization techniques of the Dorn Technique are based on the patient's active involvement.

  • Through light pressure applied in a predetermined direction the practitioner blocks and secures a specific joint.

  • The patient then is instructed to move legs, arms or head in a particular manner.

  • It is this motion that subsequently leads to a safe and natural structural realignment via the surrounding muscular and tendinous support structure.

The Dorn Technique is particularly helpful in cases of...

  • Joint instabilities

  • Back pain

  • Scoliosis

  • Sciatic syndromes

  • Vertebral blockages

  • Neck and Shoulder pain

  • Postural issues


Gentle yet effective, this deep tissue technique, muscular end-zone based technique was developed by Rivkah Roth during the nineteen-eighties for her performance horses and musician students and patients.

Since then the Equi-PRO Technique has been successfully used for a wide range of human conditions. It is based on a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology. In addition it requires a strongly developed feel for connective tissue quality, nerve impulses, and musculoskeletal blockages.

The Equi-PRO Technique is particularly indicated for problems with...

  • Range of Motion

  • Chronic Lesions

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Muscle Atrophies

  • Nerve Compression

  • Chronic Pain

The Equi-PRO Technique always remains  respectful of the body's own limits due to its  build and constitution. Being aware of these  limits this technique is an unique tool for  optimizing of the body's range of motion and  output of strength and often works even in  longstanding chronic conditions.

By appointment, Rivkah Roth DO DNM® DAc DTCM is available for consults and treatments at the Natural Medicine Centre or for long-distance consults via telephone or Skype.


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