Zone Technique is a form of healing designed to balance your brain and align your spine so that your body can restore itself to maximum health. The human brain has six centers that form in the embryonic stage of development that are responsible for maintaining your health. Dr. Ryan is one of only two doctors in Tennessee who are trained and certified in the Zone Technique. He is the only chiropractor in Knoxville, TN trained in it.
What happens during the Zone Technique?
Your body may be properly classified as an electrical machine and the six brain centers represent the positive pole, while specific points in the spinal cord represent the negative pole. Each zone regulates and influences your overall health. All diseased conditions, aches and pains, and other discomforts experienced by the body can be attributed to one or more of the zones.
In order to locate the zone that is out of balance, there are six zone points on the head corresponding to each zone that are touched with slight pressure. The point where you feel discomfort indicates the zone that is out of balance with the bodily systems its controls.
Once the zone has been identified stimulation of points along the spine sends healing energy up the spinal cord to the brain to create balance. The brain center sends out signals to the imbalanced system to promote healing.
What should I expect afterwards?
You will be given a zone slip which outline possible changes you might notice after your treatment. Thinking about these changes will make them a part of your consciousness and help to stimulate healing.
An imbalance in one or more of the zones can create symptoms in the body from headaches and pain, to indigestion, depression and insomnia, In order to correct a disturbance zone therapy it used.
Learn more about the zones below.
Zone 1 – Glandular
All of the glands in the body are regulated and controlled by the glandular center in the brain.When any of the glands of the body have been disturbed by trauma, shock, disease or strain, there will be a reflex nervous action along the nerves.
If this disturbance is of significant intensity, normal nerve energy from the positive to the negative pole will be prohibited. This results in decreased activity in some of the glands and increased activity in others.
Zone 1 controls the glandular functions of the body. When a tense or taut ligament is identified the patient is suffering from a glandular disturbance.
Balancing the glandular system can help with:
STRONG IMMUNE FUNCTION• GREAT CONCENTRATION AND MEMORY• PERFECT SLEEP• NORMAL APPETITE• EXCELLENT SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS• NORMAL ENERGY AND EMOTIONAL BALANCE• EXCELLENT REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION
Zone 2 – Eliminative
The eliminative zone is responsible for removing waste products from the body. Principal organs involved are the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, bowels and skin.
Adjustment of this zone encourages increased excretion from these organs which due to a disturbance have inhibited function.
Balancing the eliminative system can help with:
ASTHMA • LESS COLDS AND FLU • NORMAL BREATHING ABILITY • POWERFUL IMMUNE FUNCTION AND ABILITY TO FIGHT INFECTION • PROPER BOWEL MOVEMENTS • PROPER ALLERGEN REMOVAL
Zone 3 – Nervous
The nervous zone is the part of the brain that controls our thoughts and emotions and is divided into two distinct halves called hemispheres. The hemispheres of the cerebrum are connected by the corpus callosum, containing millions of transverse nerve lines over which working exchange takes place.
The nervous system from the apex of the brain to the tips of the fingers and toes, to the glands and vital organs of the body. It is mechanically a united whole made up of nerve cells, nerve fibre and nerve tissue.
The center in the brain which is in control of the nervous system may be out of harmony due to many causes. A correction in the zone will bring about and improvement not only in the entire nervous system but in various organs associated with the zone.
Balancing your nervous system can help with:
EXCELLENT BALANCE• STRONG MENTAL ACUITY• NORMAL DIGESTION AND ELIMINATION• NORMAL SLEEP• ABILITY TO RELAX AND BE ENERGIZED WHEN YOU WANT TO• NORMAL SENSE FUNCTION, I.E. EYES, EARS, NOSE, ETC.• ABILITY TO HEAL QUICKLY NORMAL EMOTIONAL ADAPTATION
Zone 4 – Digestive
The fourth zone regulates the digestion and assimilation of foods and the production of substance to keep the body in health. This zone is often found to be out of order in many cases.
When the fourth zone is out of harmony this is directly related to diet. If chemicals from foods, drinks or toxins are incorrectly combined there will be unpleasant reactions leading to discomfort and imbalances within the body.
Correcting the zones are greatly aided by proper eating habits. Balancing this zone helps to support:
IMMUNE FUNCTION • DECREASED SENSITIVITIES TO FOODS • NORMALIZE APPETITE • NORMAL WEIGHT • NORMAL BOWEL MOVEMENTS • NORMAL FUNCTION OF GALL BLADDER, LIVER, KIDNEYS, PANCREAS, STOMACH, ETC.• NORMAL DIGESTION AND ASSIMILATION OF ALL FOODS • NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Zone 5 – Muscular
The fifth zone coordinates and regulates the muscles of the body. The activity of this center is largely of a reflex nature in origin and is excited by impulses which come to it from peripheral organs.
Any injury or shock, will distort the normal functioning of the fifth zone, resulting in a disruption of not only the equilibrium of the body but also a displacement of the center of gravity.
Tenderness is evident, and the tender side will be in a state of contraction. The traditional chiropractic’s techniques concerns itself with the correction of these bodily displacements.
Balancing your muscular system supports:
NORMAL FEELING IN ALL LIMBS • STRONG MUSCLES, BONES, LIGAMENTS, TENDONS AND JOINTS • ABILITY TO MOVE AND DO WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT • HEALTHY PAIN FREE MUSCLES AND JOINTS • EXCELLENT JOINT MOTION
Zone 6 – Circulation
Tissues and organs of the body are dependent on not only the presence of blood but its continuous movement as well. This is regulated by the circulatory zone.
Blood is kept in continuous movement by the heart, a central double organ. The heart pumps blood through arteries and it is then further distributed through a network of capillaries to organs and tissue.
The minute capillaries vessels permit the passage of nutritive materials into the tissue spaces and the veins collect and return the blood to the right side of the heart. Blood therefore moves in a cycle and the movement is termed circulation.
When any of the arteries, capillaries or veins contract or become too stretched the pressure must be changed to compensate them. Conditions such as high or low blood pressure or varicose veins can occur.
Balancing the circulatory zone supports:
NORMAL FUNCTIONING THYROID GLAND• NORMAL CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION• NORMAL LYMPHATIC FUNCTION (ELIMINATION OF TOXINS AND WASTE MATTER)• PERFECT WORKING HEART AND LUNGS• EXCELLENT BLOOD FLOW TO ALL ORGANS AND TISSUES