POLARITY THERAPY Overview Information
Polarity therapy is called “energy medicine” because it uses several techniques to affect energy flow and energy balance in the body. This treatment was created by the osteopath, chiropractor, and naturopath Dr. Randolph Stone in the early 1900s.
Polarity therapy is used for fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, osteoarthritis, pain, cancer-related fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and many other conditions.
How does it work?
Polarity therapy is referred to as “energy medicine” because it uses several techniques to influence energy flow and energy balance in the body. This bodily energy is often referred to as “chi” in traditional Chinese medicine. Practitioners believe that energy imbalances, disturbances, or blockages result in disease.
To manipulate energy flow and balance, polarity therapists use a variety of techniques including touch or physical manipulation, movements and exercise called polarity yoga, nutrition or dietary changes, counseling, and other methods. Some of these methods can include practices similar to reflexology, chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, and others. Unique to polarity therapy is the use of bipolar contact, such as applying both hands where each hand represents a different element.
- Cancer-related fatigue. There is some evidence that polarity therapy might reduce cancer-related fatigue in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
- Other conditions.
POLARITY THERAPY Side Effects & Safety
There isn’t enough information to know if polarity therapy is safe. No side effects have been reported. However, this form of therapy has not been scientifically studied.