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Dynamic DNM

Update, April 23 2024.


At AIMTC, we will now talk about Dynamic DNM (inspired by DermoNeuroModulation and by the method that Raymond Branly developed and which was later named Niromathé).

Dynamic DNM is a manual therapy, a method of the somesthesia which is inspired by the Niromathé method, but a purified Niromathé, stripped of everything that cannot be explained by physiology. For example, we will no longer speak of "opening the Yin", but of the « illusion of movement ». Everything about the method that Raymond Branly developed is supported by scientific research and we can now explain what we are doing, in physiology. Manual therapy professionals can now be reassured about the method and its impact on their patients.

Origins of the method
First inspired by Jean Moneyron, a pharmacist and physiotherapist from Vichy, who himself learned it from a person returning from Asia who herself had learned it there from someone else (knowledge has been passed down for thousands of years), the method was developed around thirty years ago in France, through the research of Dr Raymond Branly. He added what he observed from other manual therapists such as Eugène Renard and other bone-setters from the North of France. It forms a whole, a method in its own, hardly faster or more effective in very specific cases. It is a valuable tool for all manual therapists.
The dynamic move

The dynamic move we are using is very unusual. It is through this move that Ruffini's corpuscles and Pacini's corpuscles are recruited. One part of the move is slow and rotating while the other is fast and dynamic; thus, the whole gesture will have consequences at the CNS level. The receiving fields will be taken into account when performing the moves.

Positioning the body

With DNM, the person is placed in the most comfortable way, then the skin is stretched in the direction where the pain decreases. With Dynamic DNM, the person is placed in the uncomfortable (but not painful) position: so the skin is already stretched! Then we make movements that will also stretch the skin... The cutaneous reflex methods are the ones we must learn and understand: they are the ones that give the best results for any muscular or joint « blockage ».


My work as an instructor forces me to keep looking and learning. So one day I discovered the scientist A.D. Craig and I became very much fascinated. In 2015, I prepared a series of small lectures that I presented in English and French to different groups of therapists. We're slowly moving into neuroscience, but surely.

Perhaps have you already heard about the line drawings in connection with homoeostasis? Here's the original video. It is only in French, for now.

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