Polarizing Batteries

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Every battery emits electromagnetic waves, creating an electromagnetic field (EMF) which can affect your health because of its impact on the nervous system. This isn’t surprising when you think that our nervous system is actually a sophisticated electrical system with wiring (the nerve cells), insulation (their myelin sheaths) and a master computer to make it run (the brain). Acupuncturists have known for centuries that the body has electrical meridians which are major channels for this energy to flow through the entire body.

Negative Effects of Non-Polarized EMFs

Exposure to EMFs can affect nerves directly, or secondarily by causing vertebral and other joints to subluxate, limiting range of motion and compromising nerve function. Effects from these nerve changes include fatigue, mental fogginess, headaches, earaches, changes in eyesight, and suppression of certain organ functions, notably heart and thyroid. EMFs also affect the cerebellum, sometimes causing headaches, depression, irritability and anxiety. People vary in their sensitivity to EMFs, but many who are affected don’t realize it, especially because the effects can be gradual.

EMFs can cause pain and dysfunction in any area of the body close to the EMF field. This may be immediate and acute or chronic and progressive. An example of an immediate impact is earache headache or head pressure from a cordless phone which can develop within a few minutes to half an hour or more of having the phone or the headset close to your ear. Other symptoms can become progressively worse over time, such as weakening of the thyroid.

Why Polarize a Battery?

Polarizing an electrical field simply means to balance it so the positive and negative poles are in alignment and equal in charge. This can neutralize the harmful effects of the EMF. Polarization is done with your left hand. It appears that we can actually use our body’s own electrical system to balance the poles of a battery. Whatever the physics, I’ve experienced the positive effects of this by immediate cessation of ear pain episodes when using phone, radio and TV headsets. 

Polarization can wear off over time. The effect usually lasts the life of the battery, but if symptoms such as earache or headache return after a year or so, re-polarizing the battery will correct this. One of my cordless phones began causing ear pain again after only three months, and muscle testing indicated that I didn’t get it fully polarized the first time. After polarizing it again, I had no ear pain for the rest of the battery’s life.

You can polarize batteries for yourself or others.

How to Polarize Your Batteries

  1. Determine the number of minutes to hold the battery.

Muscle testing (Applied Kinesiology) is an easy way to determine how long to hold the battery, but not everyone is able to reliably use muscle testing. If you or a practitioner can’t reliably muscle test, I suggest holding the battery for 10 minutes on a small battery or device (phone) and 20 minutes on a large battery or device (laptop computer). I’ve never had a battery require more than 17 minutes, and that was a large car battery, so 20 minutes should cover just about any battery. Many small batteries only require 4 or 5 minutes. The larger the battery, the stronger the EMF field, but how close you come to the battery also determines how much you’re affected. Therefore, for batteries you don’t come as close to, such as a car battery, muscle test to find out whether you even need to polarize them. It’s usually not necessary. However, some very sensitive people have found they do need to polarize their car batteries. It can never hurt and can only help!


2. Hold the battery between the LEFT thumb and middle finger for the designated number of minutes.

When possible, remove the battery from the phone or watch or electric toothbrush, etc. It’s easier to hold and works a little faster. If it’s not easy to remove it, don’t worry, it still works. Hold the device instead, getting your thumb and finger as close as possible to where the battery is. If it isn’t possible to get the battery or the part of the device containing the battery between the thumb and finger, it works to simply hold a part of the device that’s as close as possible to its center. Muscle test for the number of minutes required for holding the item in this offset position, which may be longer than the number of minutes needed if you’re holding a device directly between your fingers. Again, if you’re not able to muscle test, hold the device for a longer time than you think you need to based on the above recommendations.