Polarity Therapy

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Hands or fingertips are used in Polarity Therapy.

Polarity therapy is a holistic alternative treatment for achieving and maintaining good health.

History of Polarity Therapy

Polarity therapy finds it's basis on the premise that positive and negative energy poles anchor a grid-like map of energy circuits and fields covering your entire body. A lifeforce energy travels through this grid much the same way electricity flows through power lines.

Dr. Randolph Stone

Dr. Randolph Stone, an Austrian immigrant, arrived in America with his father and sister when he was 13. He went on to complete the following holistic medical degrees:

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)
  • Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.)

Soon, Dr. Randolph felt limited by his practice and explored India's 6,000 year-old, ancient life science, Ayurveda. This led him to develop polarity therapy.

The Five Ayurvedic Elements

The Ayurveda perception is that the universe is composed of five elements (energies) which give life its physical form.

  • Ether - Energy's highest vibrational frequency. Ether generates all other energies.
  • Air - Element manifests directly from ether.
  • Fire - Created from combination of air and ether.
  • Water - Product of fire, air and ether
  • Earth -Final energy created from water, fire, air and ether.

Physical Body: Manifestation of Five Energies

In polarity theory, the five elements came together to form an intricate complex system that ultimately became the template for the human body as well as other physical life forms.

  • Air = Breath
  • Fire = Warmth
  • Water = Drink
  • Earth = Food

Understanding Body Energies

The Staff of Hermes (Caduceus) symbolizes the manifestation of the five energies within the human body and the two polarities that send energy to the charkas (energy centers).In Polarity theory, the Caduceus staff (Sushumna) is an ultrasonic core that feeds energy to the human body's spinal cord and central nervous system.

Positive and Negative Energies

Just like yin yang energy, polarity energy has a positive, Pingala (right side) and a negative, Ida (left side). When these two opposite energies cross over one another, it creates the five fields of energy.. Five Fields of Energy

  • Throat = Ether
  • Thorax = Air
  • Head = Fire
  • Pelvis = Water
  • Abdomen = Earth

The five energies flow out from your chakras lengthwise (North to South). Each of the five energies forms two currents. One is positive and the other is negative. These two currents flow in opposite directions and spiral around the Sushumna in an East to West direction.

Another source of energy spirals from the navel is considered a primary energy source that's responsible for creating the pattern of energy that became you.

Wired and Pulsating

The energy currents traveling through your body create an energy-grid template that's made up of the positive and negative energies of the five elements. The current these energies create pulsates. The Yang (Pingala) energy pulsates as an expansive current while the yin (Ida) energy pulsates as a contracting current. When functioning properly, the two energies combined create the energy of life. Healthy bodies have an uninterrupted cycle of pulsation (expansion and contraction) found from the organs all the way to the atomic level of individual cells.

How Systems Interact Within Your Body

Polarity therapy is as intricate as the human body. The elements (energies) aren't solitary and must interact with each other, often working in various combinations to support body systems.

How It Works

The natural flow of positive and negative energy can become blocked or imbalanced which in turn disrupts your body's electrical system. Pulsation becomes erractic or broken. This dis-ease in your energy system leads to other breakdowns in your power grid and cause further deterioration of your body's systems.

Polarity therapy is a gentle form of bodywork that combines other tools such a polarity yoga, nutrition and even counseling in order to correct and reconnect your circuit board.

First Session: What to Expect

Your therapist will first need to understand your medical history so will ask questions. Your answers establish a starting point for the therapist to build upon as your therapy progresses. Your therapist may conduct several assessments if she feels there's a need.

Planning Your Therapy

Once the assessments are completed, your therapist evaluates the imbalance of your body's energies and design a thorough plan that will include bodywork sessions. You'll have your first bodywork during this initial session to address any immediate concerns.


Your therapist administers the majority of bodywork techniques you're fully clothed by using bipolar contact. This means that your therapist may use his entire hands or just the fingers in order to link to your body's energy fields. Your therapist's touch may alter between light to deep. You'll be surprised that even deep touch is gentle since your therapist is working strictly with your energy fields and not your muscular or skeletal structures.

Some Unexpected Reactions

Prepare yourself for some surprises when the therapist reconnects your energy. Oftentimes this correcting of energy evokes emotional and physical reactions, especially if it's a cause of the interruption in your energy. You may find yourself crying, laughing or experiencing overwhelming feelings of anger or joy.

After Bodywork Is Completed

As part of your session, the therapist may design a diet and exercise regimen for you to follow in order to further balance the five elements within your body. If your body has a high-level of toxicity, the therapist may start you on a cleansing program.

Unique Difference In Therapy

You have discovered a unique therapy where your illness isn't treated as an invading enemy that must be fought and defeated. Instead, polarity therapy recognizes your disease is a breakdown within the harmony of your body's natural energy systems.

Discovering Renewed Health

With polarity therapy you can experience a gentle reconnecting of your body's energy systems to help you rediscover and maintain a healthy life.

Polarity Therapy