How Dr. Peter Goldman developed the Zone Technique
When most people think of chiropractic, they think of neck and back pain relief. Of course chiropractic is an excellent way to relieve neck and back pain, but this is only a fraction of what the original chiropractic is all about. The founder of chiropractic, DD Palmer, taught that altered nerve flow was the root cause of disease, and that misaligned spinal vertebrae negatively effect nerve flow. He taught that restoring the vertebrae to their proper alignment would restore health. Dr. Pete carries on this tradition.
Specifically, Dr. Pete’s Zone Technique is built upon the principles of Palmer’s real chiropractic, combined with the teachings of Dr. Thurman Fleet (1895-1983). Dr. Fleet created Zone Therapy in 1931. The healing results his patients achieved were unparalleled. In the early 1990’s, Dr. Pete began studying alongside several of Dr. Fleet’s top students and created his Zone Technique. While Dr. Pete was in chiropractic school, much of the faculty were so fascinated with the healing results from Dr. Pete’s Zone Technique that they too began getting adjusted by him. Since graduating chiropractic school, the phenomenal results have continued, leading to patients flying from all over the world to get adjusted by Dr. Pete.
Dr. Fleet taught the following – “there are only six kinds of disturbances that can affect 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 to the body’s 6 systems or Zones.”
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.
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. When there is a disturbance in any of the bodily areas, one or more of these centers are “shorted out.”
There has been a disruption of normal function of the entire center due to the effect of emotional, physical, or chemical stress.
The Zone doctor examines the patient to determine which of the brain centers are not in harmony with the systems they control. This is done by the Zone doctor feeling specific points on the patient’s 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, the zone doctor stimulates specific points in the spinal cord.
There are six sets of four points in the spinal cord (negative pole) that are related to the six brain centers (positive pole). Stimulation of the proper points by the Zone doctor 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.
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
- Improve 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
- Restore center of gravity / eliminate dizziness
ZONE 6 Circulatory System
- Heart health
- Normalize blood pressure
- Healthy blood vessels
- Proper circulation