Dr Zaida Rivene Chiropractor, Naturopath, Gerson Practitioner

Frequently Asked Questions

All your frequently asked questions about Dr Zaida Rivene answered.

How long is the first visit and what does it consist of?

It takes 1 hour for a full consultation, examination and the first treatment.

What does the program consist of?

The first part is finding the root cause of the patient’s major health concern through an extensive exam and consultation. Then a 19-step process of Neural Organization is applied to create a structural, emotional, biochemical and environmental foundation and balance. Individualized programs are then applied to address remaining components of the root cause.

What’s our goal?

The first goal is to address the patient’s major concern through chiropractic adjustment. The second is to educate the patient on how to make life style changes to create better health in the future. And thirdly to give the patient the tools needed to improve her/his diet, her/his relationship with the environment and her/his emotional integration with body and physical integrity.

How long will it take to solve my problem?

It’s a long term program. A mountain takes time to climb; it is climbed one step at a time. The severity of your problem will determine the treatment period. The initial exam will uncover these details.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care versus other health care options?

Dr. Rivene’s approach is to find the root cause instead of the symptom as is the focus in many other alternative and mainstream health approaches. By focusing on the root cause and treating it rather than the symptom, the final result is removal of the problem rather than just reduction of the pain or other symptoms the patient experiences.

Can I use both traditional methods and Chiropractic care?

Yes, in many cases the doctor may also refer you to other practitioners for specific non-chiropractic needs.

Can Dr. Rivene heal me?

No. She doesn’t heal anybody; there is no one outside of you that heals you of any dis-ease. The true healer is God, universal force, higher force and your intention, your pure intention to heal and be 100% responsible for yourself and everything in life. That begins the healing. Dr. Rivene is a skilled facilitator who can help you in your healing journey and assist you to recognize and remove many of the interferences of mind and body caused by traumas.

Will she give me drugs?

No, she will have a list of all the drugs you use, and as she facilitates your return to optimal wellness you may be able eliminate one drug after another. The goal is to become drug free.

If I’m coming from another country or from far away how can she assist me?

You can stay at the Ranch or at other accommodations close by. We have multiple options for international patients. Check out the weekend stays and weeklong retreats on this website also and/or contact us with your specific needs.

How can I get started?

Call now (083 290 1283 in South Africa or from overseas dial the long distance code +2783 290 1283) and make your first appointment. Alternatively email us at rivene@redroanranch.co.za This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  – please allow a few days for e-mail responses.

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

Call if you have trouble 071 959 0786 or 083 290 1283