Dealing with Geopathic Stress in New York

From Sick Building Syndrome to EMFs and Spirits - Is your home bothering you but you can't quite put your finger on it!

If your home, apartment, or place of work here in New York has an atmosphere that feels "slightly off" or "not quite right" or "slightly strange" and you can not put your finger on exactly what is causing it... there is a possibility that your building is exposed to a subtle disturbance in the earth's natural electromagnetic frequency. This is a very common phenomenon and is called Geopathic Stress.



"In fact, there is a lot of Geopathic Stress in New York, I come across this in 0ver 60% of the Feng Shui work I do in the city".


The detection and remediation of Geopathic stress is part of the service I offer in my

New York Feng Shui practice


In this article, I offer  a very thorough explanation of

what it is

what causes it

how to detect it

signs and symptoms

effects on property and human health

how to treat it


If you think you are having problems with Geopathic Stress please call immediately and I can confirm whether or not you do and what the best steps are to deal with it.




My Background and Experience With Geopathic Stress


Back in the mid-nineties, I had the pleasure of studying with the preeminent British Acupuncturist, Dowser and Earth Acupuncture specialist Richard Creightmore. Richard is a remarkable font of knowledge and a true expert in the field of Geomancy and Feng Shui.

In the Fall of 1998, I traveled with Richard to China to meet with 40 international Feng Shui practitioners to study with Master Wang Yu De from Wuhan University, on a study tour organized by another favorite practitioner of mine, the Chinese-Australian Architect, Howard Choy.

This experience was a game changer for me... and the true foundation of my Feng Shu practice was formed during that tour.

Richard kindly gave me permission to reprint his article on Geopathic Stress. I consider the following to be the definitive work on the subject. Its original source can be found here:


A Definition and Overview

by Richard Creightmore

Understanding Geopathic Stress

Various effects of underground water veins as illustrated by Dr. Joseph Kopp

The term Geopathic Stress is used to describe negative energies, also known as ‘harmful earth rays’, which emanate from the earth and cause discomfort and ill health to those living above.

Earth energies can be bad, good or neutral. The word ‘geopathic’ is derived from the Greek words,‘Ge’ meaning ‘the Earth’, and ‘pathos’ meaning ‘disease’ or ‘suffering’, so literally ‘suffering of the Earth’.

The surface of the earth is woven with a pattern of etheric threads identical in energy and importance to the acupuncture meridians of the human body. These are responsible for the health and growth of the natural kingdoms of the landscape, and any interruption to their strength and harmonious flow has subtle but profound effects upon the health of the local natural life.

In the modern landscape, besides the obvious effects of environmental pollution, this etheric matrix suffers disruption and scarring from, for example, railway and motorway cuttings and embankments, quarries, mines, and building foundations.

Famously, the horror of Chinese geomancers at British attempts to construct railways across the Lung Mei or ‘dragon veins’ of their country in the nineteenth century resulted in a consortium of local businessmen buying and promptly dismantling the newly-completed railway line around Shanghai, in order to prevent the devastating impact it would have on the Feng Shui of the city.

The resulting etheric disharmony manifests as a lowered quality of the local natural life forces, often through the medium of what have been known in European geomancy as ‘Black Streams’. These are local capillary meridians of energy and information field flowing with underground water veins that have become toxic, whose yin-yang balance have been distorted on the side of excessive yin, i.e. stagnation.

This is often a result of local landscape trauma along their path, maybe even be some miles away. The ascendance of degenerative over generative and regenerative influences occurs in places lying directly over such streams.

These bad streams are known in the Feng Shui tradition as channels of underground ‘Sha’, toxic energy.

The Chinese ideogram for ‘Sha’ describes a destructive fiery force rising from beneath the ground. These are in contradistinction to the ‘purple’ and ‘white streams’ of European dowsing (terminology derived from the Mager Rosette diviner’s device), that carry healthy, generative energy, and regenerative, healing energy respectively - ‘Sheng Qi’ in Feng Shui terms.

Sha streams may also occur naturally, and a wide range of these and other naturally occurring energetic configurations in the landscape are known to have an influence on the quality of health of the local life forms.

Just as local geology determines the local soil and vegetation, and therefore the whole natural ecology of an area, so it also affects human consciousness.

People who live and work on clay soils are different to those on chalk soils in their relationship to their environment; those in river valleys different from those on hilltops in their vision of life. Many of the centers of concentration of holistic thinkers in Britain today lie in sandstone districts, the quartz content of sandstone perhaps amplifying the spiritual possibilities of human consciousness.

The anciently-venerated sacred places of Delos (Greece) and Deya (Majorca) are both set in rings of hills high in ironstone.

Granite districts are relatively high in non-corpuscular (natural) radioactive elements, such that the exposure to background ionizing radiation of dwellers in moorland Cornwall or North-East Scotland is estimated at 25% above the United Kingdom national average, and 300% more for those who live in houses built of granite blocks.

Underground water streams, even when not ‘black’ or ‘Sha-bearing’, and geological faults are known to have an effect on the geomagnetic, ionizing radiation, and etheric fields around them.

The new science of geopathology is growing, initiated by the observations of dowsers and increasingly investigated by physicists and engineers, to the extent that much of the information is now couched in terms of electromagnetism.

The etheric earth forces have as a lower-octave reflex geomagnetic fields measurable with electromagnetic instruments. Where local disturbances in the geomagnetic flux occur, so-called areas of geopathic disturbance, there appears also some disruption to the biological regulating mechanisms of living organisms.

The importance of the natural geomagnetic background to body equilibrium was comprehended in the early manned space flights.

Geopathically disturbed zones may differ from surrounding regions in the degree of ionization, from altered electromagnetic field charges; in AC changes; in enhanced electrical resistance; in altered acoustic levels and radio reception; and in increased gamma radiation.

Associated also with such areas are increased ‘occult’ phenomena. The relationship between haunted houses and ley-line crossings is well known.

Astral projection is easier and stronger along the paths of ley-lines. Vampirism is associated with the discharging energy fields (see below), and poltergeist phenomena and other materializations with the charging field zones. Any geomagnetic disturbance is mirrored on every plane.

As the Earth rotates on its axis, it functions as an electromagnet generating electrical currents in the molten metals found within its core, and an electromagnetic field on the surface which oscillates at an average frequency of 7.83 Hz, which is almost identical to the range of alpha human brainwaves.

Life on earth has evolved with this background magnetic field, and creatures are accustomed to living within its presence and are able to cope with the slight fluctuations over time caused by electrical storms and the sun’s activity.

The Physicist W.O. Schumann identified this frequency in 1952, and it has become known as ‘brainwaves’ or Schumann Waves.  The space agency NASA has had to build Schumann Resonators into their space shuttles in order to artificially generate this electromagnetic frequency, which is known to safeguard the health of astronauts when they are beyond the influence of the earth’s vital frequency.

Geopathic stress (GS) represents a distortion of this natural frequency by weak electromagnetic fields created by streams of water flowing underground, geological fault lines, underground caverns, and certain mineral deposits (notably coal, oil, and iron). For example, where the inner Earth's vibration of 7.83 Hz crosses a water vein 200 – 500 feet below ground, stress lines vibrating at up to 250 Hz can be created.

Man-made disturbances to the earth’s surface can give rise to further distortions. Examples include canal, railway and road cuttings and embankments, bridges, tunnels, quarries, mines and underground bunkers, sewers, drains, buried utility pipes and wires, dockyard pilings, metal fence posts and road-sign poles; building foundations, particularly taller buildings with steel pilings, ground-levelling and excavations; as well as artificially created electromagnetic fields from overhead or underground cables and electricity-generating stations and sub-stations.



Man-made disturbances to the earth’s surface can give rise to further distortions, including quarries and mines; road and rail cuttings and embankments; building foundations, especially tall buildings with steel pilings; tunnels, sewers, drains, buried utility pipes and wires; as well as artificially created electromagnetic fields from overhead or underground cables and electricity-generating stations and sub-stations.


Any distortion of this 7.83 Hz level creates a stress with the potential to weaken the immune system of any mammal living above the distortion, leading to greater susceptibility to viruses, bacteria, parasites, environmental pollution, degenerative disease, and a wide range of health problems. 

Many dowsers use a 0 – 16 scale known as the Von Pohl scale (after its originator) to measure the strength of geopathic stress, in which 0 represents the healthy 7.83 Schumann frequency, and 16 an extremely strong locus corresponding to 250 Hz. For example, people who are sleeping on a GS locus of 9 or more (perhaps a combined score from the presence of several geopathic features) are likely to develop cancer.

Medical Implications Of Geopathic Stress

Living and working on geopathic stress can have mild to severe medical implications. For the sensitive or weak person, or for anyone exposed for a sufficient length of time, geopathic stress may be sufficient to overcome the body’s natural homeostatic regulation and lead into a disease spiral.

At first, a confused non-specific symptom picture or out-of-sorts mood may present. The symptoms vary from pathological, psychological and physiological. Although no symptom should be viewed in isolation. Please remember that this website is not able to give any medical opinion.

Geopathic Stress Fields

The two broad categories of geopathic disturbance are yin - the discharging field, and yang + the charging field, ranging from the geomagnetic baseline of 65,000 nano-Tesla by up to 8,000 nT either way.

The yin fields are associated with underground water flows, underground caverns and rock hollows, the running water causing a decrease in the intensity of the rocks’ geomagnetic field strong enough to influence living organisms on the surface. Where two underground streams cross the effect is enhanced.

The pathological states associated with the yin fields manifest first as the below-noted sleep disturbances and mood changes. Over time, the immune system becomes impaired, and perhaps the gastrointestinal, neurological, endocrine or other systems overloaded according to individual constitutional strengths and weaknesses, as well as to particular disease signatures that may be embedded in the information fields of the various currents.

In the idiom of Chinese medicine, Qi Xu (energy deficiency) syndromes can worsen to become Xue Xu (Blood deficiency) and Wei (wasting and paralyzing) conditions - fatigue, neurasthenia, depression, arthritis, diabetes mellitus, cancers, multiple sclerosis, myopathies and neuropathies and other degenerative disorders.

Discharging Fields

Left: Discharging field: crossing point of two underground streams.
Right: Charging field: geological fault zone.

The yang fields are especially associated with fault zones and with coal and oil deposits. Found in such regions are changes in ionization, infra-red emission and AC & DC current; low-frequency atmospheric pulsations with increased probability of lightning strikes; and low-level radiation emissions. As might be expected, yang fields lead to Qi Shi (energy excess) states such as hypertension, cardiac problems, strokes, migraines, epileptiform fits, gastritis, alcoholism, mania, and schizophrenia.

Global geomagnetic grid crossing points can be associated with both yin and yang fields.


When do symptoms manifest

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In the acupuncture tradition a point on the hand just distal to the fourth and fifth metacarpal junction (Triple Heater 3-1/3rd) is a prime geopathic and technopathic stress test point, for both diagnosis and treatment – it will feel tender or empty to touch for acute or chronic problems.

Kinesiology (muscle testing), electro-dermal screening devices such as the MORA and VEGA machines, and Blood Crystalline Analysis may also be employed to diagnose GS as significant for a patient.

The most frequently found symptoms occurring at an early stage of exposure to geopathic stress, perhaps immediately upon moving to a new house, are sleep disturbances. The siting of a patient’s bed is the most important factor, after which come favorite chair, desk, room in which most working time is spent, and so forth.

Location-specific illnesses are classic, which are relieved on going away and worsen dramatically on returning home. Also not wanting to go home or to bed, and therefore finding excuses not to.

Patients often wake up at an odd angle in bed, perhaps on the edge of the bed as far as possible from the center of stress, while children might sleep-walk.

Cats tend to prefer sleeping over a stress hot-spot, other things like warmth being equal; dogs and most other mammals prefer to avoid them.

Healthy humans are naturally sensitive to avoiding such stressed areas, while humans on a disease cycle can gravitate into sleeping in perhaps a progression of beds whose geopathy reinforces their pathology.Resistance to treatment, whether holistic or pharmaceutical, is another classic sign, where chronic physical and mental illnesses appear unresponsive to treatment.

Many hospital nurses talk of some beds in some wards “the deathbed”, having the reputation that incumbents seem to have more difficulty in recovering or where the death rate is higher.


Physiological Signs

Measurable physiological effects of geopathic stress include changes in the electrical polarity of the cell membrane with impeded ionization across the cell wall; altered spin oscillation and proton resonance of protein molecules; faulty hydrogen bonding; disturbed mesenchyme base regulation, hormone balance, and pH values.


A survey of the world’s literature concerning GS shows a remarkable concordance of experience regarding the medical symptoms associated with exposure. A list of known symptoms from the Chinese Feng Shui tradition that I was given in 1996 was identical in every respect to a list that I had previously compiled from the Western dowsing literature and my own experience:

Pathological symptoms can include restlessness, difficulty in getting to sleep, excessive dreaming, excessively heavy sleep and sleep requirements, waking unrefreshed, cold or restless feet and legs in bed, asthma and respiratory difficulties at night, fatigue and lethargy, unexplained mood changes, aggression, and depression.

Cancer is the most notorious of these, and tumors are known to develop almost always at exactly the spot where two or more GS lines cross a person’s body as they lie asleep in their bed. All mammals are considered to produce cancerous cells on a continual basis, though they are also continuously destroyed by the body’s immune system. Stress on the immune system caused by GS is seen as responsible for the resulting overgrowth of cancer cells. Professional dowsers tell many stories of patients whose tumors have mysteriously disappeared after moving their sleeping position away from the GS lines.

Digestive problems particularly associated with GS include loss of appetite, gastric debility, and Crohn’s disease (e.g. an area of East Grinstead in Sussex famous formerly among local G.P.s for having an unusually high concentration of patients suffering from this debilitating bowel disorder).

Heart diseases of all types can be linked to GS, along with hypertension, hyperactivity, kidney stones (e.g. ditto in a street in Newick, East Sussex), loss of balance, allergies to food, drink or environmental triggers, migraines, asthma, eczema, arthritis and rheumatic disorders - sore joints will often coincide exactly with the crossing point of negative earth energy lines under the bed.

Leukaemias and lymphomas may also develop, and are generally associated with an ionizing radiation or electro-pollution component to the geopathic stress under the patient’s bed.

Endocrine dysfunctions of all types can be provoked, including pituitary – giantism, dwarfism, thyroid – hyper or hypo, adrenal – hyper or hypo, and menstrual - infertility, disturbed menses, fibroids, PMS.

Wasting and paralyzing diseases may develop such as multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other diseases of the central nervous system, flesh, muscle and peripheral nerves such as necrotizing fasciitis and myasthenia gravis (all illnesses diagnosed as ‘Earth element disorders’ in traditional Chinese medicine).

Also linked in the literature are the onset or worsening of tuberculosis, A.I.D.S., E. coli food poisoning, B.S.E., S.A.R.S.

Paediatric Symptoms

Fertility problems come high in the list – infertility, history of miscarriage, difficult pregnancies, premature births, unhealthy new-borns, Down’s syndrome and other genetic abnormalities are found.

Women are generally more sensitive to geopathic stress, and the endocrine system particularly sensitive to it. If the maternal bed during pregnancy is compromised, then the baby’s development will be affected, including a baby girl’s approximately 25,000 eggs, by geopathic stress which can include ionizing radiation. This can potentiate genetic abnormalities or weakness in future generations.

Foresight, the British pre-conception care organization, now suggest that all couples trying for a baby should get their homes checked for geopathic and electromagnetic stress (Storks will not visit, let alone nest on geopathically stressed locations!).

Cot death, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, has well-established connections with exposure to geopathic and electromagnetic stress, microwave communication transmitters, proximity to nuclear power plants and research establishments, and baby dribble reacting with fire-retardant chemicals in cot mattresses (as well as a compromised breathing control area in the brain-stem caused by an impacted occiput at birth, and treatable with cranial osteopathy).

Babies crying continuously can often be relieved simply by moving the cot a few feet away from the geopathogenic zone. Babies repeatedly found sleeping in one corner or edge of the cot, (or children and adults repeatedly falling out of bed), are probably instinctual attempts to escape from the worst of the GS. The diagrams below, from respected British dowser Rolf Gordon, are cases where babies have been trying to avoid GS in their sleep. All the babies slept peacefully after their cots were moved to a GS- free place.

Babies avoid Geopathic Stress

Other pediatric symptoms include bed-wetting, eczema, asthma, allergies including hay-fever, failure to thrive, chronic gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbances including night terrors (if your child complains of monsters under the bed, they’re probably right!), learning difficulties, hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorder.

Childhood Issues

The respected Austrian researcher Kathe Bachler surveyed over 3000 school children and showed 95% of children with learning difficulties, hyperactive tendencies or continuous bad behavior, either slept or had their school desks (or both) in locations with marked GS (see Biblio.) When she moved the children into stress-free places, they nearly all showed a marked improvement, often going from bottom to top of their class in one term. She concluded that GS affects a high proportion of children who continuously play truant or who are refused places in ordinary schools due to misbehavior. Class teachers in schools suffering from GS also have a high rate of absenteeism.

Exposure to GS during childhood can make a person particularly sensitive to it for the rest of their life, as well as prone to choose to inhabit places with a similar and familiar level of geopathic stress.

Post Viral Fatigue

Another cluster of symptoms occurs around the diagnosis of post-viral fatigue or myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.). They can include chronic fatigue, severe muscle pain, exhaustion after smallest physical or mental exertion, headaches, dizziness, inability to concentrate, hypersensitivity to temperature changes or light, pallor, lack of patience, and feeling of wretchedness.

M.E. is usually triggered by the contraction of a virus such a glandular fever, an emotional shock or a physical accident, and displays symptoms of a compromised immune system, particularly of the spleen and thymus. It is almost invariably a disease with a strong GS component. G.S. can manifest as any of the above symptoms as well as many other chronically depleted energy states and impaired immune and lymphatic systems, including chronic candidiasis.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders include insomnia and restless sleep, as if the body is on continuous alert, with bad dreams (you may be partaking of aspects of the same nightmare as others asleep on the same disturbed water line), sleep-walking, teeth-grinding; awaken in the morning feeling unrefreshed or with fatigue, muzzy head, headache, backache, cramps, feeling cold, tingling in arms and legs.

Psychological Issues

Mental disorders also figure prominently including schizophrenia and variations, addictions and obsessions (the focus of the obsession may be explicable in terms of the causal trauma to the local earth meridians), depressions, anxiety, panic attacks, emotional hypersensitivity, psycho-sexual disorders, suicidal thoughts, short-term memory loss, anorexia, and bulimia.

Baron von Pohl came to the conclusion towards the end of his career that every single disease of humanity could be linked to disturbed underground streams, as a primary or secondary etiology, with the single exception of gout

I have encountered at least one case of gout that was directly attributable to GS,
which no doubt shows that we each have our blind spots!.

Caveat: No symptom should be viewed in isolation, medicine is usually multi-factorial. Please remember that this website is not able to give any medical opinion.

Geopathic Stress Case Histories - Similar to Cases I Have Worked on in New York

These Case studies have all been translated from editions of the journan
“Fortschritt fur Alle” 1976—85

Key for following diagrams
/ / = earth fault,
grey = water
//// = crossing of global grid lines

1. Colon cancer 2. Rheumatism

1. & 2. The examination at the Leonhard family was at first done outside the house, as always. The whole length of the house stands on two radiation lines (water and geological fault) which are on top of each other. Testing for the grid lines is done at the bedside and showed a crossing just below the stomach. i.e. a typical cancer bed: a crossing of two geological interference zones of which according to present experience one is always water i.e. either a crossing of water/water (at different ground levels) or a crossing of water/fault etc. The crossing of the grid line identifies the area exactly. In fact Mr. L., who slept 6 years in this bed, had been operated on for cancer of the colon and had radiation treatment and looked accordingly. He had known about the cancer-producing radiation but had not believed in it. The people who had lived there before had their beds on the opposite wall, which was free of interference. It is not known whether they were ill. Mrs. L suffers from severe rheumatism.


3. Still healthy 4. Cancer of ovaries

No. 3 and 4. Beds of the Frank couple. Here the wife sleeps on a cancer area: water, geological fault and grid line crossing in the stomach area. No trouble for 25 years as life style was holistic. After the resistance had been broken at last, disease set in, probably with cancer of the ovaries, metastases in liver and lung. Treatment in hospital for a fortnight with Zytostatica remained futile. Died six weeks later.


5. Bladder trouble 6. Stomach cancer

5. & 6. Wittmann couple. Cancer bed is no. 6. Crossing water/geological fault and grid line over the abdomen. Mrs. Wittmann was operated on for cancer of the abdomen a year ago. Mr. Wittman declares that he often has to get up during the night to pass water. When he does not sleep at home he does not have this trouble. Geological fault (the sides have a stronger effect) and grid line crossing in the region of the bladder, but no water line.


7. Head trouble 8. Cancer of stomach/colon

7. & 8. Both beds of the Dasch couple lie on a crossing water/geological fault and thus are cancer beds (grid line crossing in the region of the stomach). The wife says that instinctively she moves to the side of the bed. The resistance when on interference zones first of all declines in the organs which are constitutionally the weakest — in this case obviously the head: headaches, sinusitis, neuralgia in the head region. The beds have only been in this room for the last four years. Before they slept in a different room. According to Mrs. Dasch their health has been deteriorating ever since they moved rooms. A crossing of interference zones in the stable was responsible for two cows being infertile.


Typical Multiple Sclerosis site    Typical Cancer site

Mr Wolfgang Mers, Riestatt 8, 3110 Uelzen, has tested several MS beds and has found that all MS patients were on a threefold crossing in the region of the back.

Dr. Phys. Paul Schweitzer had already published exact details with sketches in “Krebs geschehen” No 4/81, which we here reproduce. He also found a threefold crossing in the back area with all MS patients and emphasized that in the case of MS all zones are right-circling and in the case of cancer all zones are left-circling.


From British geobiologist Alf Riggs


cs01Case Study 01 – Brain Tumour (Leamington Spa – Warwickshire). Man with a brain tumor awaiting treatment. This case was part of a blind-test, where I was called upon to investigate a house without being given any information as to any problem related to the occupants. During the course of checking all the rooms, I found two different types of radiation crossing in the area of a pillow on a double bed and was able to state based on my experience that this was a potential brain tumour site. It transpired that the man sleeping in the radiation zone had been diagnosed as having a brain tumour, about one third of my investigations are undertaken in a blind test situation


cs02Case Study 02 – Brain Tumour (Putney Bridge – London). Two year old girl suffering from a stem cell brain tumour. The magnetic field anomaly measured over a few centimetres in the centre of the pillow was 32,600nT, this field was generated from the springs in the mattress. The girl did not respond to medical treatment until the mattress was replaced with a non-spring mattress, following which, the area was measured again and found to be normal.




cs03Case Study 03– Breast Cancer (Ipswitch – Suffolk). Woman with cancer of the breast. Hospital claims to have spent in the region of £100,000 on treatment over a two year period, and at one stage it was said to be cured but returned after a short remission. It is important to understand that it is necessary to remove the patient away from the radiation site before any treatment begins, since it has been my experience to find that no therapy works to its full potential when those being treated are left to sleep on the radiation site that caused the problem in the first place. The combination of a subterranean water course intersected by a two banded Hartmann line is often found crossing the sleeping site of females with breast cancer.


cs04Case Study 04– Breast Cancer (East Grinstead – Sussex). Woman died from cancer of the breast after spending two years on this sleeping site. Male suffering from Parkinson's disease, their cat slept on the floor near the bed and died from cancer after some 18 months on that site. The problem resulted from two subterranean water courses crossing the sleeping zone and from my observations over the years this represents one of the most lethal combinations.




cs05Case Study 05 – Prostate Cancer (Mill Hill – London). A man with Prostate Cancer, not responding to medical treatment until I changed the chair that he sat on at his desk where he worked as CEO for some nine years, often for 10 hours a day. The chair he sat on had an anomaly measuring 47,000nT across the base of the seat. I made a thorough investigation of his residential and company premises, there were no other problems detected at either premises. There were many other chairs at his office not being used, after measuring the emissions with a Geo-Magnetometer, I selected the best one for his use. He went on to make a complete recovery.


cs06Case Study 06 – Throat Cancer (Hamlyn – Germany). Man with cancer of the throat. His first wife died from cancer of the throat when sleeping on the same side of the bed. When he married again, his second wife choose to sleep on the side of the bed that was free of earth radiation relegating her husband to the side formerly occupied by his first wife.





cs07Case Study 07 – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Dundee – Scotland). Man suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the last four years having slept on this site for a period of five years. Symptoms: A severe energy depleted state, insomnia, depression, headaches, short-term memory loss, muscle and joint pains, candidiasis and food intolerance, not responding to any form of medical treatment.



cs08Case Study 08 – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Playa de Las Americas – Tenerife). Woman suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the last two years having slept in that zone for just over three years. Symptoms: A severe energy depleted state, insomnia and candidiasis leading to an intolerance to a range of foods, the only type of hazard found to be a problem was the subterranean water course marked in blue on the chart.



cs09Case Study 09 – Miscarriages (Cambridge – Cambridgeshire). Woman suffered three miscarriages during a three and a half year occupation of this sleeping site. The subterranean water course recorded on the chart represents the type of radiation that is commonly found in such cases, and again it is my contention that the miscarriage results are due to altered states within the bio-electric messages transmitted at cell level that are essential for a healthy progressive development. Her daughter who slept in the next room was sleeping on the outside edge line of the same subterranean water course, and this was the only hazard found to be present within her bed space, and she was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, with a severe energy depleted state, insomnia, depression, migraine type headaches, short-term memory loss and hyper-sensitivity to light and sound.


cs1002Case Study 10 – Multiple Sclerosis (West Hampstead – London). Woman suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. This represents a typical MS site with a combination of three specific types of radiation found to be present within the sleeping zone. The outside edge line of a subterranean water course, a two banded Hartmann line plus a highly disturbed magnetic field generated from the springs in the mattress.



from British geobiologist Roy Riggs:

ex102Example One - Women suffering from Chronic Lymphoid Leukaemia. This woman slept in this position for 12 years but only developed leukaemia in the last twelve months. After sleeping in this zone for about one year she began to suffer from insomnia and an energy depleted state, which was to be expected since in my experience the radiation generated from the outside edge water line (blue) produced by the movement of a subterranean water course is associated with that particular development. The illness developed into lymphoid leukaemia only after the introduction of a bedside reading lamp that had a transformer in its base producing 301 nT (nano Tesla) in the area of the sleeping site on the right hand side of the bed. From my observation it is quite clear that where radiation is a factor in the chronic types of leukaemia it essentially the interaction between the two banded Hartmann line (red), the outside water line (produced by the movement of a subterranean water course) and elevated levels of AC pulsed magnetic fields above 200nT that serves to promote this condition.


ex202Example Two - Child with Cancer. Two-year old girl with germ cell cancer of the brain not responding to medical treatment. An anomaly in the earth’s natural geomagnetic DC field of some 32,600 nT produced by the springs in the mattress was measured over a distance of nine centimetres in the area of the girls head. (Remember that metallic ore causes changes in the Earth’s natural magnetic field. This ore has been refined to its purest form to make the springs of our mattresses). After changing the mattress for one which had no springs she responded to treatment with a successful outcome.



ex302Example Three - Man and woman suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME ). Both 25 years old, became ill after living in this small cottage for about a year. Their dog slept in a radiation zone and died from lymphoid cancer during this time. These two people were almost totally incapacitated by this radiation, physically and mentally. The place where they slept had two underground streams, and a 2 banded Hartmann line running through the area. These produced the following symptoms: very severe energy depleted state, insomnia, depression, headaches, short term memory loss, food intolerance, panic attacks, muscle and joint pains, and Candida. In the short term the radiation found in the area of the bed represented a classic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome state. In the long term the configuration found on both sides of the bed represents typical cancer sites.


Example Four - Female with Four Miscarriages. This is a typical example of being exposed to both the outside edge lines of an underground watercourse. It mostly affects women by either promoting fatigue to chronic fatigue and/or miscarriages


(for fuller details please see





The signs and symptoms of Geopathic stress will vary from person to person and place to place depending on -


the individual pathologies of the people inhabiting the space
the age and general health of the inhabitants
the type of geopathic stress and the geology of the area
the severity of the the Geopathic stress and other contributing factors, such as technostress
the health of the earth and the ability it has to “breath” and therefore detoxify
Feng Shui and the form of the built and natural environment
the climate


No symptom should be viewed in isolation, and in particular, remembering that is website is not equipped to give a medical opinion.


These signs and symptom may be evident and exacerbated when there is Geopathic Stress present. They are listed here in no particular order.


Behavioural Problems

Bedwetting, Tantrums, lying,

Physical, Sexual, or Verbal Abuse of Children and Spouses


Stressed relationships
Hostile staff relations,


Road Rage

Location-specific aggression


Bad Neighbour Syndrome

Bad neighbor syndrome can frequently be traced to a Sha stream flowing from aggressor to victim.


Social Unrest

Social symptoms can include vandalism, burglary, fighting and warfare, corruption, financial decay, and bad luck in all its forms.  


Sick Building Syndrome

Bad Feng Shui in the workplace and offices. The World Health Organisation estimates that 30% of offices, hotels, institutions and industrial premises have SBS. causing: headaches, tension between staff, lethargy, respiratory infection, dry skin and throat, eye symptoms, loss of concentration, depression, stress, and fatigue, leading to a high rate of absenteeism, increased staff turnover and lowered morale. While electro-, micro-, and radio wave and chemical pollution are undoubtedly major factors, SBS is generally rooted in the presence of Sha streams under the property.  Sha Qi can be spread from the path of the streams throughout a building by the steel construction frame, wiring loom, and pipework, just as it is spread along railway tracks or a metal bed frame.   Thus a steel-framed cattle shed with Sha streams running through it will usually feel much more unhappy than a brick and wood barn.


Geopsychic Stress

Hauntings of earth-bound human ghosts and other entities, including poltergeist activity are invariably tied to negative earth energies. Ghost and spirit release and exorcism performed without attention to cleaning up the local earth energies can sometimes result in a new crop in the next day.


Dislocated nature spirits and disturbed landscape entities can also hold trauma to the earth’s etheric web within the landscape and are often the bearers of emotion (apathy, grief, fear, anger, etc.) in the atmosphere of a place.


Predecessor Qi (memory and atmosphere of past events in a place) will be thicker and more troublesome with GS.


Physical Decay

The path of a Sha stream can often be traced within the home by following the piles of chronically unresolved clutter across a house. Other clues include piles of rubbish, cracks in glass, brick, and plasterwork, recurring mechanical and electrical breakdowns, derelict areas, and accident blackspots both within the home and outside.   Fruit and vegetables, grain, ale, cheese, jam, wine and photographic film will all spoil quickly when stored in the wrong place.


Recurrent Bad Luck

Poor workmanship

Difficulty selling a property



In the animal realm, most mammals instinctively avoid spending time over Sha streams, gravitating instead to Sheng Qi streams i.e. the healthy, free-flowing earth meridians.  Dogs will instinctively avoid kennels and beds on GS lines, though obedience to their human’s instructions can be the death of them. Birds are reckoned to be most sensitive, and horses most resilient, though many chronically ill or injury-prone horses are found to be stabled on Sha streams.  


Cats, owls, corvids, snakes, slugs, and snails are however attracted to Sha streams, and a cat’s  favorite sleeping place (in the absence of an obvious source of warmth) is very often a sure clue to the location of a Sha stream crossing. Local cats will gather in the neighborhood GS hot-spot. A cat who regularly sleeps in the same spot on a bed is certainly performing a diagnostic, and possibly a protective function, though if the GS is too strong the cat will also suffer. Insects, parasites, bacteria, and viruses also thrive on Sha streams, and ant and wasp nests invariably provide a similar clue: thus a Sha stream is the right location for a beehive.



Clues to the path of a Sha stream in the vegetable world include lightning-struck trees, dead or stunted gaps in hedges and avenues of trees, infertile fruit trees, cankers, and strangely twisted trees (usually in the direction of current flow).  Fruit trees are the most sensitive, while oaks, redwoods, and ashes are more resilient, and elders seem to be positively attracted. Lawns will often betray bare patches, moss, silverweed, and fungi, while vegetable gardens will reveal stunted or mutated growth, especially along the edge lines of the Sha streams.


Ivy, bindweed, nettles, docks, thistles, foxgloves, ferns and nightshades are naturally attracted, and indeed the appropriate medicinal herbs for a sick person are usually to be found in the garden along the path of a Sha stream running through their bed.




Modern understanding of Geopathic stress recognizes a number of different sources.   Generally the most dangerous are the harmful underground water veins known to European dowsers as black streams, and to the Chinese as channels of underground Sha Qi. Also important are geological faults, radon gas, mineral deposits, ley line crossings, and global geomagnetic grid crossings.  Latterly, the entire spectrum of AC pulsed electromagnetic fields and industrial and medical ionizing radiation sources have also to be considered, as well as microwave and radio wave transmissions, and DC field disruptions caused by metal objects.



As water flows through underground passages, fractures, and fissures, it produces its own electromagnetic field, often high into microwave frequency. This field fluctuates depending on what is dissolved in it, how fast it is flowing, and whether it is interacting with any other type of earth energy. Interference with the earth’s natural energy field is particularly marked where these underground streams flow, and especially at the crossing points of two watercourses or other types of energy line. In a league table of radiation associated with biological damage, the outside edge lines of subterranean watercourses are at the very top, and they are found in association with many terminal and debilitating diseases.


A skilled dowser can easily detect this type of energy line. It can also be detected by a German analytical instrument developed by Dr. Ernst Hartmann and Dr. Dieter Ashcroft in Essen, which confirms this dowsable energy above subterranean water lines. The Genitron Felix-3, used in German universities and research institutes, detect ultra short and radio microwave frequencies and prints them out on a UKW- Spectrometer, and Linedrawer.


The radiation rises vertically above the underground watercourses, and the deleterious effects are evident many stories up.  The adverse health effects may include deprivation of regenerating sleep resulting in arthritis, cancer, enhanced production of microbes encouraging mold and rot, degenerative diseases and rheumatism.   The molecules of moving underground water interact with the structure of the strata it is flowing through, producing a positive vertical electric field, a dc generated magnetic field, radio frequencies ranging from 87 - 101 MHz and ultra-short waves which are organized into narrow bands about 6-8 cm wide.


Sha Streams

Sha streams can be defined as underground water veins that give off noxious radiations which can be harmful to life above them. They can be seen as earth meridians (Mai) whose flow has become stagnant or polluted, giving rise to Sha Qi.   This Sha Qi includes radon gas as well as subtler elements. 


Harmful radiation rises in a vertical plane from the underground stream to the earth’s surface and above. The stream may be anything from 1ft - 3000ft deep and from 1ft - 300ft wide (the widest corresponding to a major ley line).  The two edge lines and the center line dowse as the strongest, sharpest Qi and are potentially the most dangerous places on the stream for habitual exposure. The edge lines are found to be more associated with physical diseases such as tumors, while the center lines have more of an association with mental and psycho-spiritual disturbances. Where the underground water vein is a primary riser the edge lines are the more dangerous, while on the descending veins it is the center line that is the strongest (and over which standing stones are sited in ancient British geomancy).


 The streams may display tributaries and convergences, and dowsable echoes parallel to the mainstream.  They may display course changes, especially after earthquakes and droughts.  They are known to be stronger at midday, mid-summer, full moon, and during periods of heightened solar flare (sunspot) activity.  They are also known to be associated with higher levels of ionizing radiation, and with lightning strikes and other atmospheric phenomena.


Sha Streams: Causes

A Sha stream is a sick Lung Mai or earth meridian.   There is a well-established link between Sha streams and traumas to the earth’s etheric web that have caused the flow of Qi to stagnate in the channels.  Typical examples of such traumas include the building of railway and motorway cuttings, tunnels and embankments, quarries and mines, and building foundations, especially those with steel footings.  Also implicated are heavy industry sites, power stations and electricity sub-stations, military bases, steel pilings, poles and road signs.   Old battlegrounds and historical sites of trauma such as witch-burnings and executions can also retain much Sha Qi, as sometimes can natural topography. 


On a subtler level, homes, shopping centers, airports and modern housing estates developed without any traditional foundation-stone laying ceremonies, without offerings made in good faith to the nature spirits whose land has been taken for development, will usually display signs of a traumatized Elemental life and stagnant Qi in the earth meridians.


Sha Streams: Remedies

There is much that can be done to ameliorate or remove Geopathic stress arising from disturbed underground water veins, and protocols can be divided into three types: avoiding, shielding and curative. 


‘Avoiding’ generally involves moving the bed away from the zones of disturbance, having identified them with dowsing rods or meters. This is the ideal short-term solution, however, it is often not practical in a typical small house.


To shield a residence from the path and effects of a Sha stream, traditional Chinese devices include the building of a Dragon wall (a screen wall with an undulating ridge), the digging of a ditch or the burying of a protective talisman at an appropriate point on the path of the stream.  Modern Western methods include a layer of cork tiles or bath mats placed under the bed, the careful placing of crystals, bottles of salt, copper rods, coils, and ankhs, or the installation of radionic devices such as the Spiral Of Tranquillity, and Raditech, Helios and Geomack machines, generally using Multi-Wave Oscillators or Radionics to establish a shielding field.  


Ideally, the disturbed water line can be healed: to cure a Sha stream the Sha Qi has to be transformed into Sheng Qi by the practice of Earth Acupuncture.  This can be performed using wood, metal, stone or crystal “needles”, or other healing interventions, applied to the appropriate earth acupuncture points (Xue) for a variable time.  This could be a few seconds or a few hours or could be a permanent placement according to the size and nature of the underground stream. The Sha streams are thus transformed into Sheng Qi streams.  With larger meridians, as with geological faults, a needle may need to be left in place permanently.


A wide range of other curative styles have been employed, from the application of flower and gem essences or symbols to selected points, through offerings and dialogue with local nature spirits and landscape angels, to ceremony, prayer, meditation and focused visualization and distant healing. These may be broadly classified under the heading of ‘Earth Acupuncture’ in as much as they all represent a therapeutic input to the local situation, gaining leverage to transform ill health via the focus through a specific point or points on the ground. What all these cures have in common is a therapeutic intention, often in a sacred ceremonial context.   Often the spirit world will need to be addressed directly, in Heaven as well as Underground.


Fire, in the form of candles, incense, moxa, sage or a ‘bon’-fire may also be employed - the old Beacon hills of Britain are moxibustion points in the landscape for the purification of the land.  They are fired at the appropriate moments in the cycle of the seasons - the fire festivals.

Permanent needles may take the form of sculptures and statues, standing stones, moving water features, or a specially planted tree.   A gravestone may be seen as a style of earth acupuncture needle, balancing the Yin Qi of the corpse with a Yang form to reunite the Qi of Heaven and Earth.   On a larger scale, pagodas, temples, churches, and cathedrals all function as earth acupuncture needles to the same effect. Ringing the local church bells used to be traditional practice to ward off impending lightning strikes.


Traditional earth acupuncture techniques to promote the flow of Qi in a blocked meridian under a house will generally have an instantaneous effect in dispelling an associated accumulation of radon. Where the radon concentration derives from Sha streams the effect is usually permanent as long as the streams remain healthy and free-flowing.


If the causal traumas can be successfully released from the earth meridians, the cure should be permanent. However, especially in urban environments, there is so much ongoing disturbance to the ground, not to mention electro- and other pollution inputs, that regular (perhaps yearly) check-ups and/or the installation of shielding devices, in addition, may be desirable. Whilst it is laudable that in some parts of Europe a housing development is no longer permitted without having had a dowser first survey the land, this still begs the question of what geomantic disturbances the building construction may then cause.




Earth Acupuncture is a form of treatment used to heal earth that is showing signs of Geopathic or Geopsychic Stress. Much like performing acupuncture on a human, a point is identified by the Geomancer that will access or have leverage over the lines or phenomena being healed. At this point wands or sometimes metal rods are inserted into the earth in such a way as to “catch the Qi”. The Geomancer’s training then allows them to transform the energy using a variety of techniques.


Earth Acupuncture, Geopathic Stress, and Feng Shui

Geopathic Stress (GS) and Earth Acupuncture have always been an integral if esoteric part of Feng Shui practice. Where the Feng Shui form of a building or landscape is poor, the effects of GS will be worse. Where a GS line runs across or through other key points in a property beside the bed, such as the front door, front gate, or center of a house, the quality of Qi entering the property will be compromised and the whole building will suffer.


Where GS lines coincide with Compass School sectors, for example in a Ba Gua, Ba Zhai, Ming Gua or Fei Xing chart, the type of effect that the GS will provoke can be anticipated – it can deplete a good portent or activate a bad one. For example, in my own professional experience, every single bedroom surveyed belonging to a child who has died has suffered from medium to strong GS lines in conjunction with the Jue Ming (severed fate) Ba Zhai portent in their bedroom.

Earth Acupuncture Case Histories


Case History 1. Solsbury Hill, Bath.

Following the cutting of a by-pass, through the shoulder of Solsbury Hill, to the north-east of Bath in 1995, the city experienced a dramatic economic decline, with many shops and small businesses closing down.  The suburb of Larkhall had its first-ever outbreak of burglary and vandalism. 



Solsbury Hill, near Bath.


Dowsing revealed that two major Dragon veins had been severed on their course from Solsbury Hill, through Larkhall, to Bath Abbey and the Circus respectively.   In May 1996 four sandstone Cairns were raised on either side of the road cutting, on the mid-lines of the earth meridians, aimed at restoring the flow of Qi across the road cutting.   Local feedback confirmed that Larkhall’s crime outbreak ended the following week as suddenly as it had started, and Bath’s economy had picked up within a month.


Case History 2. A dairy farm near Airdrie, Scotland.


The entire herd had been twice slaughtered in the previous two years as a result of brucellosis.   Fertility was very low with no female calves born. 
Dowsing revealed four strong streams of Geopathic Stress passing through the steel-framed cattle barns (A). 

At (B) a small GS stream, 3ft wide, passed directly through a calf pen in which a 3-week old calf was on death’s door, unable to stand or feed.  This was pointed out to the farmer who exclaimed that the last calf kept in that pen had died a few weeks before.   On carrying the calf into the next door pen, free of noxious earth radiation, it immediately drank a whole bucket of milk, and six months later was reported as completely healthy. The farmhouse (C) was haunted, and a son of the family mentally disturbed.   At (D) stood an almost dead oak tree, in a poorly-drained corner of the field.

Earth acupuncture was performed at the points marked Ä for a total of four hours, and the problem traced to a quarry a couple of miles away. At a dramatic moment of energetic release at the end of this four-hour focus, the entire herd started mooing loudly, a chorus which they kept up for several hours.

Feedback the following year reported no more major health problems in the herd, and a big increase in fertility, with more females than males born.  The ghost in the farmhouse had gone, the farmer’s son was fine, the dying oak tree was now thriving, and the corner of the field in which it stood was even draining well.



 Farm near Airdrie, Scotland.



I would like to thank Richard Creightmore for his exhaustive research into the complex world of Geopathic stress. If you would like to find out more about Richard and his work in Britain, please contact:

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