Hands-on touch removes energy blocks and restores free flow of energy, promoting benefits for many side effects.

Polarity therapy at a glance

In polarity therapy, a practitioner places his or her hands on specific areas of your body to remove energy blocks and restore energy flow. The American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) provides certification of trained providers.

Some research shows benefit with fatigue, pain, sleep difficulty, and quality of life among people with cancer. Further benefits are documented among people with other health conditions and caregivers.

Polarity therapy, a biofield energy therapy, is part of a larger health system developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Randolph Stone, a doctor of osteopathy, naturopathy, and chiropractic. He synthesized principles of healing from several traditional medical systems including Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and homeopathy to create a health system that includes diet, exercise, and increased self-awareness.

Polarity therapy is sometimes investigated with these other biofield energy therapies.

CancerChoices ratings for polarity therapy

We rate polarity therapy on seven attributes, with 0 the lowest rating and 5 the highest.

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Nancy Hepp, MS

Lead Researcher and Program Manager
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Ms. Hepp is a researcher and communicator who has been writing and editing educational content on varied health topics for more than 20 years. She serves as lead researcher, program manager, and writer for CancerChoices. Her graduate work in research and cognitive psychology, her master’s degree in instructional design, and her certificate in web design have all guided her in writing and presenting information for a wide variety of audiences and uses. Nancy’s service as faculty development coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University also provided experience in medical research, plus insights into medical education and medical care from the professional’s perspective.

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Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS

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Laura Pole is senior clinical consultant for CancerChoices. Laura is an oncology clinical nurse specialist who has been providing integrative oncology clinical care, navigation, consultation, and education services for over 40 years. She is the co-creator and co-coordinator of the Integrative Oncology Navigation Training at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC. Laura also manages the “Media Watch Cancer News That You Can Use” listserv for Smith Center/Commonweal. In her role as a palliative care educator and consultant, Laura has served as statewide Respecting Choices Faculty for the Virginia POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) Collaborative as well as provided statewide professional education on palliative and end-of-life care for the Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care.

For CancerChoices, Laura curates content and research, networks with clinical and organizational partners, brings awareness and education of integrative oncology at professional and patient conferences and programs, and translates research into information relevant to the patient experience as well as clinical practice.

Laura sees her work with CancerChoices as a perfect alignment of all her passions, knowledge and skills in integrative oncology care. She is honored to serve you.

Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS Senior Clinical Consultant

Last update: August 25, 2021

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