Geopathic stress – how often do you find that plays an issue in renovations/new construction?

What is Geopathology (Geopathic Stress):

Geopathology studies the effect that living in certain areas of the Earth has on our health and well-being. ‘Geo’ relates to the Earth, and ‘Pathology’ is defined as “a scientific study of the nature of disease, its causes, processes, development and consequences.” It explores the influence of geographic factors, such as geological formations, radiation, and electromagnetic fields, on living organisms, including humans. Living in particular locations, depending on their geological and electromagnetic conditions, may contribute to health issues, causing stress on the entire system—mind, body, and spirit—and this phenomenon is known as Geopathic Stress.


Throughout history, humans have passed down their observations from one generation to the next, with a longstanding focus on a particular concern: finding locations with beneficial properties.

Romans and Egyptians were known to avoid building their houses and settlements on plots that were regarded as having dangerous radiation. In “De Architectura,” Vitruvius writes how cattle were used to detect geopathic stress. A herd would be fenced into a specific area, and left to live there for a while. After a certain period of time their livers would be examined to determine the effect that living in that area had had on their overall health. Depending upon the results of that examination, the site would be designated as suitable or inadvisable for habitation.

Another method was to watch the animals, to see where they settled. When given the freedom to choose, most species actively avoid locations with geopathic stress. Observing where they choose to settle is a useful indicator of a healthy site.

Observations in animals exposed to geopathic zones include various symptoms and behavior patterns including: tumor growth, tendency to escape, weight loss, irritability, diminished performance, shortening of lifespan, less offspring, and cannibalism.

Observations in plants over geopathic zones include changes in yield, coloring, growth, seed formation and germination rate. There are cases known of individuals who fell ill while sleeping and/or working over disturbed ground. Recovery was initiated as soon as the bed was moved to a different location sometimes almost instantaneously and sometimes within several weeks or months.

To address geopathic stress, consider changing the location of key areas such as your bed, desk, or other frequently used spots. This straightforward and effective remediation strategy is easy to implement. Trust your intuition to select a place that feels positive and uplifting. In some cases, relocating to a different room or even a new home may be necessary, and this trial-and-error approach is often successful. Pay attention to the behavior of pets or plants, as they can provide additional insights into suitable locations.