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Polarity Therapy and Stress


What is Polarity Therapy?

Polarity therapy is a holistic form of medicine that uses energy-based bodywork alongside exercise, diet and lifestyle counseling in order to restore the person back to their true state of health.

Like many eastern healing traditions, its concepts are based upon a life energy that flows between positive and negative poles within the body. It is said that when the flow is disrupted, the cause may be a blockage and as a result pain, illness and other effects of other diseases may be felt.

The model proposes that true health can only be experienced when:

1. The life energy of a body is running in its complete natural state and
2. Energy blockages are removed to allow for a smooth flow of energy.

What is Stress and its Symptoms?

The tension or strain felt when you are put under pressure from the outside world is generally referred to as stress. It may be felt when you feel you have too much to do, money issues, relationship problems, ill health and so on.

Whilst our lives would be very dull without a little stress, but too much of it can harm your health, personal relationships and general experience of life. When experienced in excess, the sympathetic nervous system of the body switches into flight or flight mode, hormones begin to respond, and the body begins to experience a host of hypersensitive, physical effects. Some of these include:

  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Headache
  • Muscle tension
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Affected appetite
  • The Inability to concentrate
  • Decreased memory ability.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Digestive difficulties.
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweaty palms

In other words, when you are stressed, your body gets ready for war against an enemy that doesn’t actually exist, shutting down the immunity and general organ function required for you to experience optimum health.

How Does Polarity Therapy Relieve Stress?

Polarity therapy restores the body to its natural healing process. This emotionally and physically balances the body, preventing stress from manifesting itself physically as injury, disease or condition. Through the body work of Polarity therapy, a practitioner can detect stress holding patterns held in the body. Through identification they can then correct energetical imbalances, alleviating any physical symptoms of stress and decreasing the body’s risk of developing any state of disease.

According to recent scientific research, Polarity therapy may relieve stress by:

  • Supporting the body’s natural detoxification process by stimulating the fluids of the body, including glandular secretions, lymph, blood and other toxic wastes.
  • Releasing tension and increasing muscular response, reducing muscle fatigue and increasing connective tissue elasticity.
  • Restoring balance to reflexes.
  • Rebalancing energy required for vital organ functioning.
  • Stimulating neural activity and restoring the central and peripheral nervous systems.

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