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Polarity Therapy is a truly holistic health system founded by Dr. Randolph Stone, D.O., D.C., N.D. Dr. Stone believed that life was much more than chemistry and that healing was greater than freedom from symptoms. He saw life as a spiritual journey and healing as the total alignment with that journey. Dr. Stone’s understanding of the healing arts began with the study of Western medicine which included structural manipulation, nutrition, and natural therapies. He then journeyed throughout Europe and the Far East studying different healing modalities. In the Far East, he studied Ayurveda, (the traditional healing system of India), acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. In Europe, he studied homeopathy and Hermetic philosophy and visited many nature cure spas. Polarity Therapy is based on the premise that we are fields of pulsating life energy made up of specific frequencies known as the five elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Each element relates and flows in a balance of positive and negative attractions arising from a neutral center. When our thoughts, emotions, and physical body are out of alignment with the energy necessary to meet a life challenge, an energy imbalance results. These imbalances may appear as physical, mental, and emotional discomfort or pain. Polarity teaches us that this pain and discomfort is a signal for us to learn, change, and realign our lives. An ongoing and dynamic balance of life energy is our foundation for health and well-being. Polarity Therapy helps us to develop this balance by promoting the flexibility, spontaneity, creativity, and clarity necessary to meet the challenges of everyday life. Dr. Stone says, “Obstacles are God’s design to make man with a spine.” We must have challenges to grow spiritually. Meeting these challenges is a life-long process in which we learn to increase the depth of our understanding and awareness and apply this to every moment of our lives. A Polarity practitioner utilizes the tools of bodywork, exercise, nutrition, and verbal guidance to evaluate and balance life energy. Polarity bodywork involves gentle rocking, stretching, and pressure- sensitive touch based on energy flow. Polarity exercises are easy stretching postures combining sound, breath, and self-massage. Polarity nutrition views food as energy and develops an ongoing, ever-changing, and creative nutritional awareness rather than a rigid set of rules. Polarity verbal guidance is based on the assumption that “right thinking” is the cornerstone of good health. Verbal processes involve understanding and feeling our emotions, taking responsibility for our lives, and creating life-enhancing thoughts.