The founder of Polarity Therapy was Dr. Randolph Stone. After long years of study of the medicine of the East and West, Dr. Stone established a system of therapy based on the knowledge of the human being and the principles of life. To better understand Polarity Therapy, we should know that a human being is a physical body, a mind, and a soul, which will react constantly with the environ-ment of the present time based on the previous past experiences.
The physical body, soul, and mind are a unity which cannot be separated and will interact on each other all the time. The soul or the mind will be the power in charge, depending on the awareness of the individual. The physical body will automatic-
ally take the orders, as a slave. What is life? Harmony, balance and motion. If we don't follow these three principles, we will cut ourselves off from nature and become first sick mentally and after that, ill physically. The word polarity refers to the concept that there are opposite poles to everything in the universe: positive/negative, male/female, inside/outside, etc. The human being is a microcosm of the universe and as such is subject to the laws of polarity. The body has positive, neutral, and negative poles through which the life energy flows. When the opposite poles are equal in strength or are balanced with each other, they are polarized. This creates a condition of balance, what we call health and well-being. One feels relaxed, aware, whole.
Polarity Therapy is a scientific system for balancing the life energy in the human being. This is done through an understanding of the invisible energy currents, their design and function in the human form. We can say that Polarity Therapy is a wholistic system because it includes five aspects or approaches for achieving balance, harmony, and motion. These five arts/sciences are: 1) Love;
2) Thought and Attitude;
3) Manipulations; 4) Exercise;
5) Diet and Nutrition
Life energy is the current of nature which gives the human being its life. All illness and disease is simply and originally an imbalance in the flow of life energy. Nature has designed an invisible river system through which our life energy flows. If these rivers of life become damned up, blocked, or even narrowed, the result is pain, tension, and a weakening of the system which leaves the body open for attack. These blocks can be caused by negative emotions, mental outbursts, emotional or physical traumas, habitual negative thought
patterns, or suppressed emotions. By use of the Polarity system, the river channels can be widened or reopened, and the proper flow of energy re-established. When this happens, the body automatically rights itself and returns to its natural state of balance, what we call health. The mind and emotions return to harmony and life becomes once again happy and very enjoyable. Thus, Polarity Therapy is not only a school of manipulative therapy, but also a full, complete philosophy of life.
--written by Dr. Robert Stevens
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