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. 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.”
When the body experiences stress, that stress disrupts the normal function of one or more of these circuits. It is a bit like a circuit that “shorts out.” This shorted circuit causes 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, Dr. Nilles 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.