The Zone Technique is a chiropractic healing method originally created by Dr. Thurman Fleet in 1931 in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Fleet discovered 6 zones that create disturbances that affect the physiology of the human body.  These are GLANDULAR, ELIMINATIVE, NERVOUS, DIGESTIVE, MUSCULAR, and CIRCULATORY.  All diseased conditions, aches and pains, and other discomforts experienced by the body can be attributed to one or more of the above disturbances or imbalances to the body’s 6 systems or Zones.

6 Zones

 Here is how the Zones work: 

According to Dr. Fleet, the human brain is composed of many centers. These centers form in the embryonic stage of life and develop from the dorso-medial ectoderm of the embryo. There is a center which controls the glands of the body, a center which is associated with the organs of elimination, a center which regulates the central nervous system, and which is differentiated as an ectodermal neural plate in the dorso-medial region of the ectoderm.

 The digestive organs are regulated by a brain center. In the motor cortex of the brain we find a center which controls all of the muscles of the body, and in the caudate nuclei (both), we find the center which regulates the flow of fluids (circulation) through the body.

brain and nerves

Because the body may be properly classified as an ELECTRICAL MACHINE, these 6 brain centers represent the POSITIVE POLE of the body, and specific related points in the spinal cord represent the NEGATIVE POLE of the body and attract to one another.  When there is a disturbance in any of the bodily areas, one or more of these centers are “shorted out” or become imbalanced.

 Disruption of normal function of the entire center are due to the effect of emotional, physical, or chemical stress that has accumulated.

 Dr. Gregory will examine you to determine which of the brain centers are not in harmony with the systems they control. This is done by examining specific points on back of the your head. These points are related to the six brain centers by nerve connections. When a brain center is not sending the proper signals to its system, all bodily material associated with that system suffers. In order to correct this, we must stimulate specific points in the spinal cord to help communication with the brain and spinal cord. 

 Stimulation of the proper points sends healing energy up the spinal cord to the brain centers that need balancing. The balanced brain centers then are able to send out the proper signals to the body’s systems and the body is better able to heal itself.  Now, that is innate healing at its finest!

Dr. Gregory

Dr. Gregory works hard to make sure you get the care you need.  Adding the Zone Technique to her other lists of techniques will help you body get healthy and stay healthy!



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