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Energetic Bodywork and Polarity Therapy

One of the most eloquent metaphors attributed to Dr. Stone, Founder of Polarity Therapy, says that “Life is a symphony of all things which exist in major and minor keys of polarity. It blends the discords, by opposites, into a harmony which unites the whole into a grand symphony of Life. To learn through the experience in this life, to appreciate the symphony and lessons of life and to blend with the whole, is the object of our being here.”

The results of Polarity Therapy can be remarkable; deep relaxation, fresh insight into causes and release of inappropriate patterns. This therapy recognizes the body and its electromagnetic fields as one functional unit. Polarity techniques utilize knowledgeable application to realign, balance and recharge the overall level of energy flow with body/mind function. All systems are influenced, from the nervous system to muscles, digestion or circulation. The energy fields that surround and flow through our body are where congestion or distortions first occur, for instance, from emotional issues not resolved or released. When our body’s energy system is out of balance, we may experience agitation and tension, a less efficient immune system or eventually, develop physical discomforts.

Polarity Therapy is one of the first Western therapy systems to utilize energy and understand its role in health. It was developed during the 60-year career of Dr. Randolph Stone, osteopathic physician, chiropractor and naturopath (1890-1981). Adding to his own medical training and practice, he incorporated health-building concepts from his worldwide travels, such as components from the Ayurvedic Medical system. The use of the five elements within polarity therapy relate to the five stages of matter density, the different qualities of energy movement and to form itself. As they are associated with specific types of emotional and physical manifestations, this format can readily assist detection and correction of imbalances. Polarity Therapy has been aptly termed “the healing science of the future”, and “a science that works with the person rather than the symptom”.

As stated by Larry Dossey, M.D. in the foreword of the well-researched text ‘Vibrational Medicine’ written by Richard Gerber, M.D., “modern physicians, like physicists before them – have begun to deal with finer and finer forms of energy both in the diagnosis and treatment of human illness”. Dr. Gerber further points out that while current medical practice is based upon the Newtonian model, it is from Einstein’s paradigm and his famous equation E= mc2, that we now ‘recognize all matter is energy, including human beings which can be considered as dynamic energetic systems’.

Sound therapy can be used to influence the vibratory rate of matter and to help disburse denser energies. This effect of vibration can be demonstrated when one tuning fork in a room is struck and a second tuning fork in the same room begins to vibrate in 'sympathetic resonance' to the first one. Extensive research is currently being conducted on these principles and in regards to the application on our body systems. For this reason, tuning forks may be used during an energetic session.

 


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