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polarity

 [po-lar´ĭ-te]
the condition of having poles or of exhibiting opposite effects at the two extremities.

po·lar·i·ty

(pō-lar'i-tē),
1. The property of having two opposite poles, as that possessed by a magnet.
2. The possession of opposite properties or characteristics.
3. The direction or orientation of positivity relative to negativity.
4. The direction along a polynucleotide chain, or any biopolymer or macrostructure (for example, microtubules).
5. With respect to solvents, ionizing power.
6. The tendency of an organism to develop differentially along an axis.
[Mod. L. polaris, polar]

polarity therapy

Fringe medicine
A system of healthcare developed in the 1920s by an Austrian-American holistic doctor, Randolph Stone, who was a chiropractor, osteopath and naturopath. Stone’s system is based on the belief that the life forces controlling a person’s physical and emotional well-being can be blocked by poor habits and diet; good health depends on restoring a balance, or polarity, of the life forces, by promoting the body’s natural self-healing capabilities.

Each body region is said to have positive (+),negative (-) or null (0) energy. Polarity therapy involves five basic elements (ether, air, fire, water and earth) that affect five distinct energy centres. Four techniques are used to restore polarity: therapeutic touch or bodywork, enhancing awareness, diet (liver flush drink, “live foods”, i.e., fruits and vegetables) and stretching exercises. 

Polarity therapy energy centres 
• Air centre—Cardiorespiratory system.
• Earth centre—Rectum and bladder, which eliminate solids and liquids.
• Ether centre—Voice, ears, throat.
• Fire centre—Eyes, GI tract, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, sympathetic nervous system.
• Water centre—Pelvic and endocrine secretions, which control generative and emotional forces.

po·lar·i·ty

(pō-lar'i-tē)
1. The property of having two opposite poles, as that possessed by a magnet.
2. The possession of opposite properties or characteristics.
3. The direction or orientation of positivity relative to negativity.
4. The direction along a polynucleotide chain, or any biopolymer, or macro structure (e.g., microtubules).
[Mod. L. polaris, polar]

polarity

the morphological and/or physiological difference between the two ends of an axis, such as root and stem.
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