Zone Technique Omaha

Zone Technique

At Diamond Chiropractic, we use many techniques to adjust patients, including one called Zone Technique. Dr. Thurman Fleet (1895-1983) was an amazing chiropractor who practiced in San Antonio. In 1931 Dr. Fleet created Zone Therapy. He taught many doctors during his 50 years of teaching. Four of his students would go on to teach other chiropractors about Zone Therapy. One of those chiropractors ended up being Dr. Peter Goldman. Dr. Goldman combined what he learned from those teachers along with his years of study. As a result, Dr. Goldman created of his own technique and teachings called the Zone Technique.

Dr. Robert Nilles studied underneath Dr. Goldman and is now certified in Zone Technique. This technique is very different, compared to other chiropractic techniques, as it allows the doctor to treat virtually all medical conditions by working with the patient’s Body, Mind and Spirit. Based on the condition, Dr. Nilles can usually detect which zone is out of balance. 

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Dr. Thurman Fleet

Dr. Thurman Fleet taught the following:

“There are only six kinds of disturbances that can affect the human body. These are 1-GLANDULAR, 2-ELIMINATIVE, 3-NERVOUS, 4-DIGESTIVE, 5-MUSCULAR, and 6-CIRCULATORY. Any and all disease conditions, aches and pains, and other discomforts experienced by the body can be placed into one or more of the body’s 6 systems or Zones.

“As we all know, the body is classified as an ELECTRICAL MACHINE. The brain centers represent the POSITIVE pole, and the 6 specific points in the spinal cord represent the NEGATIVE pole. When there is a disturbance in any of the bodily areas, one or more of these centers are shorted out or out of balance.”

Zone Certified 

When the body experiences stress, it can disrupt the normal function of one or more of these circuits. It is a bit like a circuit that “shorts out.” This shorted circuit presents symptoms like – headaches and pain all the way to depression, insomnia, indigestion and many more.

A certified zone chiropractor, like Dr. Nilles,  examines the patient to determine which of the brain centers is not in balance. This is done by feeling specific points on the back of the patient’s head. Those points connect to the six brain centers of the body. If a brain center is not sending the proper signals, all body functions associated with that system slow down. In order to correct this, the doctor resets the brain center by adjusting certain points along the spine. The brain center then restarts healing that system.

By using the Zone technique, Dr. Nilles improves all medical conditions that patients present. There is NOT a condition that Dr. Nilles has not treated.

Dr Thurman Fleet

The Zones


ZONE 1: Glandular System

  • Increase memory, energy, sleep, and relaxation
  • Regulate immune system and hormonal system
  • Thyroid, pineal, and pituitary gland care
  • Appetite regulation

ZONE 2: Eliminative System

  • Strengthen lung, kidney, and bladder function
  • Regulate colon & bowel movements
  • Clear sinuses, nasal passages, and bronchial tubes
  • Eliminate bloating and bodily toxins

ZONE 3: Nervous System

  • Improve mood & sleep
  • Eye and ear health
  • Balance the hormonal system
  • Increase energy, remain calm and relaxed

ZONE 4: Digestive System

  • Normalize weight
  • Salivary gland health/ normalize sense of taste
  • Sustain healthy liver, intestines, and gall bladder
  • Digest foods that were previously agitating
  • Boost energy

ZONE 5: Muscular System

  • Restore proper range of motion and movement
  • Expedite muscle recovery and improve strength
  • Improve suppleness and flexibility
  • Re-establish center of gravity/ eliminate dizziness

ZONE 6: Circulatory System

  • Heart health
  • Normalize blood pressure
  • Healthy blood vessels
  • Proper circulation