Therapy of polarity is a direction in alternative medicine , the basis of which is the work of the Austrian physician Randolph Stone ( Randolph Stone ) (1890-1981). He believed that healing could be achieved through the manipulation of the "polar" forces known as yin and yang . This study relates to energy medicine . Polarity therapy claims that it supposedly works with supposed (immeasurable) energy, but also uses other medical methods of treatment.
The method is pseudo-scientific, since the effectiveness of the method has not received experimental confirmation by the methods of modern evidence-based medicine . [one]
History and Description
From 1947 to 1954, Stone published seven books describing the principles of polarity therapy. They were subsequently combined into three books. : “Therapy of polarity”, “Building health” and “Principles of therapy of polarity”:  Adherents of the direction believe that “subtle invisible and intangible human energy ” is supposedly the basis for all phenomena. They believe that this energy is similar to electromagnetic interactions between an electron and a proton in an atom . According to these ideas, if the energetic flow is restored, then this will supposedly lead to a change in physical fitness and health . It is claimed that some “blockages in the flow of energy” lead to pain and illness or are expressed as emotional overstrain or lack of vitality. Polarity therapy proponents often use an electromagnetic metaphor to describe processes. Stone believed that an even larger context was embedded in the concept of energy; he called “energy” “the breath of life”  . To support the theory, such definitions were used as the energy of qi , prana , yin and yang , the beliefs of China ( Tao ), mystical Christianity ,  ancient Indian medicine ,  Taoism , Hinduism ,  Buddhism ,  Sufism and yoga  Thus, the therapy of polarity was formed under the influence of eastern and western alternative medicine , derived from the views of Theosophy , anthroposophy and energy medicine . 
There is no evidence of the effectiveness of polarity therapy according to evidence-based medicine standards. There is also no scientific evidence for the existence of certain “energies” postulated within its framework.
However, it is noted that some polarity therapies (such as massage and relaxation techniques) can have a positive effect on patients. [one]
- Polarity Therapy
- Stone, R .: “Polarity Therapy, Vol. II ", page 227 ff. CRCS, 1986.
- Stone, R .: “Polarity Therapy Vol. I, page 2. CRCS, 1986.
- Stone, R .: “The Mystic Bible.” RSSB, 1956. Initially trained to be a Lutheran priest, Stone has dozens of Biblical references scattered throughout all his books.
- Morningstar, A ,: The Ayurvedic Guide to Polarity Therapy. Lotus Press, 2002. This presents Polarity concepts from the perspective of the Ayurvedic health care system
- Burger, B .: Esoteric Anatomy. North Atlantic Books, 1998. This presents Polarity concepts including interpretations from a Hindu mythology perspective.
- Sills, F .: The Polarity Process. North Atlantic, 2002. This gives presents Polarity concepts including interpretations from a Buddhist perspective.
- Wehrli, K .: The Why in the Road. Earthlit Press, 2005.
- Oschman, J .: Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, page 10. (Churchill Livingstone, 2000).
- Randolph Stone Polar therapy. Fundamentals of Good Health = Health Building: The Conscious Art of Living Well / Per. E. Melnik. - 2015 .-- 224 p. - ISBN 978-5-906749-57-4 .