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The Digestive Zone and Zone Technique in Woodstock, GA

The Zone Technique is a healing methodology that balances the six zones of the brain: the Glandular Zone, the Elimination Zone, the Nervous Zone, the Digestive Zone, the Muscular Zone, and the Circulatory Zone. These brain centers are named for the areas they control. The signals sent to the corresponding glands, organs, and muscles cannot function optimally if they are imbalanced due to various emotional, chemical, or physical stressors.

The digestive system is everything involved with digestion, from the mouth to the stomach, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas to the colon, intestines, and areas of elimination. The salivary glands, taste buds, and stomach glands are also involved.

An imbalance in the Digestive Zone can result in loss of taste, excess or too little saliva secreted, food allergies, digestive issues such as diarrhea or constipation, excess or too little body weight, and low energy. When the Digestive Zone is balanced, weight loss often occurs, food allergies improve or disappear, digestion is normalized, constipation and diarrhea resolve, gas issues no longer occur, and patients notice increased energy levels.

Conventional medical treatment focuses on addressing symptoms with drugs or surgery. The Zone Technique uses neither and concentrates on balancing the brain and nervous system so that the body, including the digestive system, can function correctly. The focus is not on symptoms but on the root cause; as the root cause heals, the symptoms resolve independently.

We use the Zone Technique in our practice because we have found it to be one of the most accurate ways of determining what is imbalanced in the brain and body, allowing us to gently and specifically make the correction, and then re-check to make sure that area has been completely balanced and healing is taking place before someone even gets off the table.

How Our Digestive Zone Care Plan Works

Identifying The Cause

We listen to you, and more importantly, we hear you. We take this information, along with utilizing two state-of-the-art computerized technologies, to determine what is going on in your body and how this affects your health. We then devise a personalized plan to help you reach your goals.

Specific Chiropractic Care

Based on what we find in your computerized exam, we now know exactly how to adjust you. At each visit, we determine where to adjust you based on which zone of your brain is imbalanced on that visit. Adjustments are performed with the best instruments in the industry so that they are precise, extremely gentle, and tailored to your body’s needs.

Accelerate Your Healing

Research has shown that your brain is most open to change for 20 minutes after a chiropractic adjustment. That being so, why would we immediately send you out into the world that put you in the condition you came in with? We don’t! We maximize that period after your adjustment with our groundbreaking Transformation Stations, which accelerate healing and contribute to permanent positive changes and habits.

How We Use Digestive Zone Treatment in Woodstock, GA

The specific treatment techniques we use may vary depending on the individual patient and the nature of their condition. Here are the techniques we use as part of our Digestive Zone treatment within Zone Technique:

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

In our office, we focus on forging a relationship with our practice members through the consultation, which is more of a conversation delving into their health issues, how they affect their lives, and what their lives would look like once they are resolved. Once we establish that baseline, we perform numerous non-invasive but very telling exams, many computerized, to analyze the state of the nervous system. This tells us how the body functions and processes stress and what kind of adjustment is best suited for the person in front of us.

Digestive Zone Treatment Chiropractor in Woodstock, GA Near Me - Chiropractic Exam

Determining which Zone is out of balance takes place on each visit, as the Zone that needs addressing, much like peeling the layers of an onion, can change from visit to visit. The doctor will assess six points on the back of the head so he and the practice member know which zones are out of balance. After applying the Zone Technique, these areas are re-checked to ensure that the Zone has been completely balanced and the body is in healing mode.

Just like if you go to the mechanic for uneven tire wear, if they only addressed the symptom (the tire wear) by replacing the tires, it wouldn’t take long for the new tires to wear unevenly again since they didn’t address the underlying cause (tire alignment). The alignment is the root cause, and the tire wear is only a symptom. We address the root cause so that true healing can occur, and as a result, the symptoms also resolve independently.

Chiropractic Care In Woodstock, GA

Subluxations are vertebral bones out of place, which cause interference to the nerves exiting the spine and the glands, organs, and muscles they innervate. Subluxations also cause restricted motion and function of the spine. Subluxations are usually painless as only 11% of the nerve transmits pain. The other 89% controls muscles, glands, organs, and blood vessels. These subluxations can cause many health problems as the body cannot heal, function, or adapt properly.

We use the Zone Technique and the Cranial Release Technique to gently and specifically locate and correct subluxations. Chiropractic adjustments, mostly done with instruments due to their speed and specificity, are used to balance the subluxated spinal segments as identified during the Zone Technique analysis.

Research shows that the brain is most open to change 12-20 minutes after an adjustment. Rather than send you back into the world, we finish each visit in our Transformation Station.

  • Zero Gravity Chair – relieves the pressure of gravity on your spine (as the brain uses 90% of its energy to keep you upright in posture).
  • Earthing Technology helps balance your body’s energy and eliminate inflammation.
  • BrainTap Headset stimulates your brain with light and sound while you listen to soft music and guided imagery designed to help you reach your health goals, from weight loss to better sleep.

The Transformation Station amplifies and locks in the chiropractic adjustment you just had, so your healing and progress are accelerated.

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Carrie Elliott
Carrie Elliott
My experience over the last 8 months have been worth the commitment and investment. I appreciate the detailed assessment. I also love the education given to me about the issues I had along with a treatment plan. Thank you!
Victor Naumov
Victor Naumov
If your looking for an amazing Chiropractic experience in Woodstock then Dr. John is your guy. He practices what he preaches and understands exactly what it takes to achieve health, vitality and longevity. Thanks Dr. John!
Cheri Bartlett
Cheri Bartlett
I’ve had a great experience! I’m feeling better and better…more energy, less pain, better sleep…the best anti-aging in town.
Anna Schwartzenberger
Anna Schwartzenberger
I cannot recommend Dr. John enough! I have always gone to traditional chiropractors who took care of a problem for the day, but never healed the issue. I would wake up with headaches, hip pain from a horse injury (that I was told by a chiropractor would always be there no matter what), and knee pain while doing certain exercises. Since going to Center for Life Enhancement, I no longer have any pain or discomfort. It’s mind boggling because Dr. John uses gentle techniques to adjust verses the snap crackle and pop of a traditional chiropractic experience. I can go a week between visits and I don’t experience the laps backwards I felt after adjustments before. Life changing.
Stacy Pimentel
Stacy Pimentel
Dr John is a true healer. He totally understands how the body and mind work together. Dr John is warm, patient, and knowledgeable. I always feel great after an adjustment in all aspects, emotionally and physically. Do yourself a favor and go see Dr John, he will help you heal yourself.
Marykate Marley
Marykate Marley
I saw Dr. John while I was pregnant and after (until he moved, sadly!!). I went to him because I had back issues & was afraid of experiencing intense back labor as I had with my first son. His treatments made me feel safe & taken care of. I always left feeling a lot of mobility in my spine. The pregnancy was causing me a lot of back pain but after I started seeing him the pain went away. I was really happy to see the improvement during labor as well. I also took my 8 year old to him. My 8 year old is autistic and has adhd. Dr. John developed a beautiful relationship with my son & my son’s teacher even commented on how my son’s focus had improved. I noticed the same. We miss Dr. John!
Krystal Mcnallie
Krystal Mcnallie
Dr. John is AMAZING, my mind and body always feel noticeably better after getting adjusted by him. His energy truly is healing. HIGHLY Recommend!
Laura Colman
Laura Colman
Talk about wow! The doctor has such a huge heart, but has a wonderful way of adjusting. I never did well with the offices where everyone gets the same adjustments. I really love that he personalizes his care to the person in front of him. Give him a try, you won’t regret it!
Cathy Murphy
Cathy Murphy
Dr. D’Ambrosio is amazing! After just six visits, my back isn’t hurting any more, which is wonderful and the original reason for my visit, but I’ve seen so many other positive side effects! I have MUCH more energy, I’m sleeping better at night, I’ve lost a couple of pounds, and my blood pressure has even gone from 158/90 to 112/63, a decrease I believe is due to the decreased stress I feel from the treatments! I’ve seen other chiropractors in the past and have been satisfied with the adjustments I’ve received, but this is really so much more—a different approach to determining how to truly align the body based on research, and the results are incredible! I highly recommend Dr. D’Ambrosio and his professional, caring staff!
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Most Common Symptoms of Imbalance in the Digestive System in Woodstock, GA


GERD stands for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Some of the most common symptoms of GERD are heartburn, bad breath, regurgitation, dental corrosion, chronic cough, hoarseness, laryngitis, and asthma. GERD occurs when there is inadequate closure of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing acid and stomach contents to leave the stomach and go up the esophagus.

The inadequate closure of the lower esophageal sphincter can be caused by poor nerve supply, so once the nervous system is balanced, the nerves going to the sphincter can function properly, restore adequate tone to the sphincter so it opens and closes the way it was supposed to, resolving GERD.


IBS is also known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the stomach and intestines, also called the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of IBS include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. The exact cause of IBS isn’t known; however, factors that play a role include muscle contractions of the intestine, issues with the nerves in your digestive system, severe infection, early life stress, and changes in gut bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Balancing the nervous system allows the digestive system’s glands, organs, and muscles to receive proper signals and function optimally, restoring muscle tone to the intestines. With good nerve flow to the digestive system, the gut pH can return to normal, allowing normal bacteria, fungi, and viruses to return to their proper levels.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes swelling of the tissues (inflammation) in your digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. When the disease is active, symptoms typically include diarrhea, fever, fatigue, abdominal pain and cramping, bloody stools, mouth sores, reduced appetite and weight loss, and pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin.

The exact cause of Crohn’s disease remains unknown. Previously, diet and stress were suspected, but now doctors know these factors may aggravate but don’t cause Crohn’s disease. Several factors likely play a role in its development, including the immune system and heredity.

Through balancing the nervous system, chiropractic can help to normalize immune function, which can help with Crohn’s disease. A balanced nervous system can help the body properly digest food and allow proper processing of stress, which could minimize flare-ups. A properly functioning nervous system can positively affect your epigenetic potential. Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect how your genes work, so this could also help address the hereditary aspect of the root cause of Crohn’s disease.

Constipation & Diarrhea

Constipation most commonly occurs when waste or stool moves too slowly through the digestive tract or cannot be eliminated effectively, which may cause the stool to become hard and dry. Chronic constipation has many possible causes, including blockages, nerve supply issues, colon muscle problems, and hormonal imbalances.

Several diseases and conditions can cause diarrhea, including viruses, bacteria and parasites, medication, lactose intolerance, artificial sweeteners, and other digestive disorders. By normalizing nerve flow to the organs, glands, and muscles of the digestive system, chiropractic care addresses the root causes of both constipation and diarrhea.

Bloating & Gas

Gas in your stomach is primarily caused by swallowing air when you eat or drink. Most stomach gas is released when you burp. Gas in your abdomen forms in your large intestine when bacteria ferment carbohydrates — fiber, some starches, and some sugars — that aren’t digested in your small intestine. Bacteria also consume some of that gas, but the remaining gas should be released when you pass gas. Certain foods, medications, or diseases can also cause bloating and gas.

Bloating and gas can feel like intense pressure, cramps, or knotting in your stomach and lower abdomen. By balancing the nerves going to the digestive system, your digestive organs can begin to heal and function normally so that gas expels like it should and doesn’t build up in the large intestine.


Dyspepsia, the medical term for indigestion, refers to discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen, often after eating or drinking. Common symptoms include bloating, discomfort, feeling too full, nausea, and gas. Common causes of indigestion include dietary factors, smoking, obesity, and stress. By restoring proper nerve flow to the digestive system, normal function can return, resolving dyspepsia.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest the sugars in milk completely, resulting in diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, bloating, and gas. Lactose intolerance occurs when your small intestine doesn’t produce enough of an enzyme (lactase) to digest milk sugar (lactose).

Chiropractic care can balance the nerve supply to the digestive system, allowing for the proper environment for bacteria that produce lactase to flourish. This, along with appropriate probiotics, can repopulate the digestive system to resolve lactose intolerance.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract.

Ulcerative colitis symptoms can vary depending on the severity of inflammation and where it occurs. Signs and symptoms may include diarrhea with blood or pus, rectal pain and bleeding, abdominal pain, urgency and inability to defecate, weight loss, fatigue, and fever. In children, it can cause failure to grow.
The exact cause of ulcerative colitis remains unknown. Previously, diet and stress were suspected. However, researchers now know these factors may aggravate but don’t cause ulcerative colitis. Immune function and heredity are considered possible causes.

Through balancing the nervous system, chiropractic can help to normalize immune function, which can help heal ulcerative colitis. A properly functioning nervous system can positively affect your epigenetic potential. Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect how your genes work, so this could also help address the hereditary aspect of the root cause of ulcerative colitis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Zone Technique?

The Zone Technique is a healing methodology that focuses on balancing the function of the body by finding out which of the six Zones of the brain is not functioning correctly – Glandular Zone, Elimination Zone, Nervous Zone, Digestive Zone, Muscular Zone, and Circulatory Zone. The Zone that shows up on that visit is balanced, allowing for the healing of the glands, muscles, organs, and cells controlled by that Zone.

What comprises the Digestive System?

The Digestive System comprises everything from the glands of the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, and the small and large intestine.

What does an optimized digestive system look like?

An optimized digestive system functions efficiently and effectively, without food allergies, excess gas, constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting (unless the body needs to eliminate a toxic food).

What are the symptoms of a dysfunctional digestive system?

A dysfunctional digestive system can have symptoms of excess gas, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and food allergies.

How do you fix the digestive system?

Once the nerves to the digestive system are functioning correctly, allowing communication between the brain and those glands, muscles, and organs of the digestive system, healing begins to occur.

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Recommendations and Customized Transform Your Health Plan if deemed necessary

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