Polarity therapy is a type of "energy medicine" that uses several techniques to alter energy flow and energy balance in the body.

Polarity therapy is used for fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression, osteoarthritis, pain, cancer-related fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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. Practitioners believe that energy imbalances, disturbances, or blockages result in disease and can be corrected.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Tiredness in people with cancer. Early research shows that polarity therapy might reduce tiredness and improve quality of life in women who are receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer. But it doesn't seem to work better than massage therapy.
  • Stress. Early research shows that polarity therapy can reduce levels of stress in people who take care of adults with dementia.
  • Fatigue.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Pain.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of polarity therapy for these uses.

Side Effects

Polarity touch therapy is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used appropriately.

Special Precautions and Warnings

Polarity touch therapy is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used appropriately. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if polarity therapy is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions ?

We currently have no information for POLARITY THERAPY overview.


Polarity therapists use a variety of techniques to manipulate energy flow and balance, the most common of which is touch or physical manipulation. Polarity therapy uses bipolar contact, which involves applying both hands to the body at once, with each hand on an "opposing location". Other techniques might include movements and exercise called polarity yoga, nutrition or dietary changes, and counseling. Some of these methods can include practices similar to reflexology, chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, and others.

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