The Origins of Polarity Therapy and European Neuromuscular Technique.

Includes the Notebooks of Dr Randolph Stone. 236 pages

In this volume, which includes a faithful reproduction of Dewanchand Varma’s original book on Pranotherapy, the reader can trace the growth of one of the early developmental branches of modern manual therapy and learn something of the lives of two of its early pioneers. 

Varma’s work has branched into two major forks. One fork was created by Stanley Lief  ND DC who studied with Varma in the 1930s and who went on to create European Neuromuscular Technique (NMT) and the other was developed by Dr Randolph Stone DO DC ND, a pioneer in energy medicine, who was also strongly influenced by Varma’s work. Stone was the founder of Polarity Therapy which shares many similarities with Neuromuscular Technique but has, to this day, maintained more of the original vitalistic approach that Varma taught. This book also includes the previously unpublished notebooks of Dr Randolph Stone written in the early 1970s at the end of his teaching career. 

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  • Hardcover: 236 pages
  • Publisher: MasterWorks International (December 31, 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956580337


Phil in Ann Arbor USA.jpgPhil Young is a master Polarity practitioner and educator and has been practicing and teaching Polarity Therapy since 1984. A unique visionary, his latest endeavour is the masterminding of The International Polarity Education Alliance, an abundant and unique resource for the Polarity community worldwide.


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Pranotherapy  is the first volume in a series about pioneers of manual therapy. Modern therapy owes a great debt to these early pioneers and as you read through this and subsequent volumes you realise that in many ways they were ahead of their time with their influence on diet and nutrition but also that modern medical practices have moved away from therapeutic manipulation of the physical body and what a loss that represents.



Phil Young has drawn the threads of this development together with the inclusion of the previously unpublished notebooks of another such pioneer, Dr Randolph Stone, a contemporary of Varma who, like Stanley Lief the founder of modern European Neuromuscular Technique, was influenced by Varma's work. Stone was the founder of his own system of manual therapy, which he called Polarity Therapy, and although it is similar to Varma's work, it has maintained to this day more of the original vitalistic, energy approach.


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