Polarity Therapy, developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, D.C., D.O., (1890-1981), is a comprehensive system of balancing body/mind/spirit energies through hands on energy balancing, nutrition, exercise, and counseling.

According to Polarity Therapy, there are five elements in the human body:


ETHER is the prime element latent in all things, providing space and balance for the other elements to unfold. Ether is essential to our sense of connectedness with spirit and wellbeing. In the body, ether is space, such as chest, head, and joints. When out of balance, we have problems with breathing, joint pain, and expressing ourselves. Balanced ether promotes our sense of joy and union. Lack of ether is connected with the feeling of grief and separateness.


AIR is lightness and movement. On a still day we feel lethargic and heavy, while on a windy day we feel refreshed and enlivened. Air is   associated with shoulders, arms, lungs and respiration. Balanced air promotes our sense of love, devotion, and compassion. Imbalances are seen as nervousness, exhaustion, panic attacks, headaches, gas, bronchitis, heart problems, neuralgia, and leg cramps.


FIRE is light and heat. Fire is transformative and is associated with the head, solar plexus, and thighs. Well-balanced fire is forgiveness and enthusiasm. Fire imbalances include headaches, eye disorders, digestive disorders, liver problems, pain and weakness of the legs.  Unbalanced fire shows as anger and resentment.


WATER is the source of all life.  Water is associated with breasts,  genitals, and feet. Balanced water allows us to relax and let go, while unbalanced water reflects our attachment to worldly things. Imbalances show as breast tenderness and lumps, and skin, menstrual, prostate problems, and foot and back pain.

EARTH is dense, passive, the great provider. Earth is associated with neck, bowels, and knees. Balanced earth is reflected in strong bones, active assimilation and elimination, and flexible necks. Also, we find courage and contentment. When unbalanced, fear takes over and we experience neck stiffness, constipation and weak  bones.

Five Pointed Star


Dr. Randolph Stone’s Five Pointed Star chart depicts a foundation principle of Polarity Therapy – the movement of creative energy from its inception to manifestation. It is one of a core set of diagrams which he developed to describe the wireless anatomy of the body.

“At the very core of the search for true health lies the essential question of what life is for. What is your personal goal, in terms of the use we make of this body and mind – and what is the purpose of the divine gift of this human life?  Merely having no physical pain does not always mean a happy condition of mind.   We are entitled to more and have a greater purpose for being in this world.  Each one of us is seeking the inner happiness that comes not from outward accomplishments but from the harmony of our inner being”  Dr. Randolph Stone

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