A problem is that we are not living in harmony with the energies of the earth.  We place buildings according to mental considerations after drawing nice squares on a map.  We are disconnected from the land and do not try to feel what it is like before building or moving in a new place.  The real answer is to bring awareness of geopathic stress zones.  If we address this initially, we will strengthen our health, energy and well-being.  

Next generation spaces

Developing next-generation home and office environments requires more strategy than merely finding a modern space in a trendy neighborhood, open floor plans with natural light and readily accessible mass transit options.  It also depends on influences from the earth itself.

Physicists tell us that the earth is surrounded by its own field of rays, waves and energy, called earth magnetic fields.  These rays are natural and harmonious.  However, at certain locations or zones, they are out of tune.  The term used to depict this discordance is geopathic stress zones.

Geopathic stress zones describe a natural radiation that rises up through the earth and is distorted by weak electro-magnetic fields created by global grids, subterranean running water, certain mineral concentrations, fault lines and underground cavities. The wavelengths of the natural radiation disturbed in this way become harmful to living organisms.  Some physical qualities, like a strong increase in air ionization or raised radioactivity, can be measured in these zones. These factors undeniably cause cancer, MS, Parkinson, Alzheimers and other diseases.

The word geopathic is derived from the Greek words “Geo” meaning “the Earth” and “pathos” meaning “disease.” The term geopathic stress  is used to describe harmful rays that emanate from the earth and cause discomfort and illnesses.

Testing and linking geopathic stress zones to illnesses existed in primitive cultures. For example, Ancient Romans tested a prospective building site by having sheep graze in the area for one year. They would dissect the sheep to see if their organs were healthy and make plans accordingly.  Hippocrates spoke about the importance of the location of buildings in relation to health. In the ancient Chinese culture it was required that the location of a prospective house be examined with a dowsing rod before the house was built.  The Chinese emperor Yu wrote the first book about dowsing and the dowsing rod in 2000 B.C.

As we are becoming more perceptive and sensitive to factors in our environment, we can tap into the knowledge our ancestors had and evaluate spaces we live and work in.  By becoming aware of where the geopathic stress zones are in our home and office, we take measures to eliminate harmful influences from our environment and live a healthier life.

Are you being effected?

There are a number of personal health factors which suggest the presence of geopathic stress zones in your home or office:

  • Tired all the time

    You don’t wake up feeling refreshed or you wake up feeling worse than you did before you went to sleep.  ~  You become tired an hour or two after getting into the office.  Or you can’t sit at your desk for long before needing to walk around (my co-worker calls that “happy feet”).

  • Low productivity

    You or your employees are failing to bring about the desired and necessary results but know you/they can do the job.

  • Hard time focusing

    You have a hard time focusing at work or home.  Your thoughts are fuzzy and you are not as productive as you would like to be.

  • Something is not right

    You have a feeling that there is something wrong with your house or office.  Either it doesn’t feel right, you feel better away from it or you don’t look forward to going home or to work.

  • Can’t sleep

    You, your spouse and/or child can’t sleep at night or sleeps in a position that shows the body is avoiding something toxic.  When small children consistently roll off the bed onto the floor, it is an indication that the bed is located on a stress zone.

  • Deteriorating health

    Your health started to deteriorate after moving to your new home or office.

  • Suffering from cancer

    In the homes of cancer patients, researchers have systemically found noxious earth lines where the patient’s bed was or where they spend a lot of time (desk/couch).

  • Illness is not responding to treatment

    You have a serious illness such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or migraines.  Your illness may not be responding to treatment.

If you can relate to any of these problems, get in touch with our team.

Below are interesting facts about geopathic stress zones or earth lines.

Oak trees, willows, ashes and fir trees love earth lines. Mistletoe, mushrooms and asparagus grow vigorously on earth line crossings.

The function of ants is to clean all that is rotting in nature. When you see an ant heap, it is likely they’ve found a geopathic stress zone.

Most living organisms get sick when located on an earth line. Whereas compost heaps work best on geopathic stress zones.

The strength and width of earth lines are reinforced by storms and the full moon. The lines will become thicker and more toxic.

Cats like sitting on earth line crossings. Dogs do not.

Building Evaluations

The quest of finding geopathic stress zones and measuring electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is an essential part of Feng Shui and has its roots in the Building Biology movement as the foundation of creating healthy and supportive environments.

AnneMarie and her team specialize in evaluating homes and businesses for geopathic stress zones and EMFs. These disturbances are everywhere. You can not get rid of them. However, you can avoid areas that are affected by them.

What you will get from the evaluation

Location of geopathic stress zones
Measurements of geopathic stress zones and electromagnetic fields in your home and/or workplace.

Photos of the area surveyed, including notations of the geopathic stress zones.

Safe areas to spend your time
Once the geopathic stress zones are identified, you will know where not to place your desk, bed, couch and other furniture where you spend most of your time.

Final report
A detailed report of the consultation with recommendations to improve your environment.

Simple actions give significant results

Once you know where the geopathic stress zones are in your space, you can take simple actions to avoid them.  This may simply entail sliding your desk or bed a few inches or feet from its original position.  It may mean relocating your alarm clock.  Or it could be that your television needs to be moved 30 feet so you don’t get afflicted by its rays.

Dr. Ernst Hartmann, introduced in the next section, made it a routine to examine sleeping areas of his patients, especially those with cancer.  Time and again he found a correlation between strong geopathic zones and severe illness.  The relocation of the bed relieved the patient of considerable physical stress and allowed them to heal.

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Dr. Hans Nieper, a cancer specialist, says in his book Revolution in Technology Medicine and Society: “According to studies I have initiated, at least 92% of all the cancer patients I have examined have remained for long periods of time, especially in respect of their sleeping place, in geopathically stressed zones.”

Disease as a problem of location

Dr. Ernst Hartmann studied geopathic stress zones in the 1950s and 1960s in Germany.  Dr. Hartmann did his medical studies with the underlying belief that the wellbeing of human beings depends on the interaction of body, mind and spirit with their environment. The essence of his research resulted in “Krankheit als Standortproblem” or “Disease as a problem of location” where he described the effects of geopathic stress zones on people’s health.

As medical doctor it struck him that medicine should be able to deal with ordinary illnesses that patients came in with but often it did not.  In many cases, the symptoms of his patients got worse.  So he went outside medicine to look for the source of the problem, which led him to examine patients’ homes and where they slept.

Through his sensitivity he sensed geopathic stress zones in areas where the beds of his clients where placed. He discovered in this series of studies the Hartmann Grid.  The Hartmann grid, also known as the global grid, is associated with the earth’s magnetic field. Its lines measure between 8 and 12 inches in width. However, these values can vary depending on geographical location.  Dr. Hartmann found that in most cases it was sufficient enough to move the bed a few feet away from the stress zone to reverse health symptoms and bring wellbeing back to his patients.

Dr. Hartmann was born in Mannheim, Germany, on November 10, 1915. As a trained physician, he worked as a staff surgeon in World War II, during which time he was captured by Americans. After he was discharged, he established his own practice as a general physician and ran it for more than 40 years.

In addition to his work as a doctor, he and his brother Robert got involved with geobiology and dowsing. Furthermore, he occupied himself with homeopathy and biology.

Dr. Hartmann died in Waldkatzenbach, Germany, on October 23, 1992. Up to his death, he remained the honor chairman of the research group for geo-biology. [ref]

The Hartmann Grid was founded by Dr. Ernst Hartmann during his study of geopathic stress zones in the 1950s.

The Power of Building Evaluations

Building a new home or workplace?

The most optimal time to have our team come out and help you is when you are in the preliminary stages of developing a home or office building. We work with architects and builders to identify geopathic stress zones so they know where to place rooms.

Buying a new home or moving to a new office?

“Location, location, location” does not only apply to real estate value but also to geopathic stress zones. If you move to a place that doesn’t support you, your health and wellbeing can be effected. To avoid problems, let our team verify that there aren’t any major disturbances in the key rooms before you purchase a new home or move to a new office. This also applies to rental property.

Sick of being sick?

Potential problems of geopathic stress include cancer, cardiovascular deficiency, attention deficit disorder, immune deficiency disorders, chronic fatigue, headaches, infertility, miscarriage and behavioral problems. If you are tired of being sick, we can help lessen the stress your body endures by surveying your home or office.

Have problems sleeping?

If you have any symptoms related to poor sleep such as trouble falling asleep, waking up at night and feeling unrefreshed in the morning, it’s time to check your place for geopathic stress zones.

Having a baby?

If you are trying to conceive, pregnant with a child or already have a little one, check for geopathic stress zones where the baby sleeps.  Geopathic stress is one of the reasons children have nightmares, fall out of bed or want to come into their parents’ bed.  It keeps them in a state of subtle distress and can be prevented.

Interested in learning how to identify harmful zones yourself?

AnneMarie and her team gives workshops so you can learn how to identify geopathic stress zones yourself. If you are interested in attending a workshop or setting one up at your location, get in touch with us.

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Let us do the dirty work.  We will assess your space to make sure the areas where you spend the majority of your time are not on noxious zones.  And we will show you where the good zones are to enhance your performance at work and ensure that you and your family are resting safely at home.


Tracey is passionate about and an expert in the Feng Shui Art of Space Clearing. She brings discernment, joy and harmony to each consultation she engages, holding the highest level of integrity for the occupants and their space.

Her extensive training includes 13 years with Space Clearing Pioneer Karen Kingston, certifications in Feng Shui with Denise Linn, and the Feng Shui Design School and numerous other shorter trainings that include training in dowsing and clutter clearing.

Since 2002, she has worked in the residential and business properties of more than 800 clients in the US, South East Asia, Canada, Australia and the UK with outstanding results. Her work and her have been featured in magazines, newspapers and on television.

Tracey’s projects have ranged from the small sized Manhattan studio of 500 sq ft to large scale office and environmental projects, buildings as large as 40,000 sq ft. Her corporate clients have included businesses in the government, legal, technology, financial, health and wellness fields.


Stefan studies Geopathic Stress and it’s impact on the human system. His focus is on creating healthy and supportive environments in the best possible harmony with modern technology.

Stefan studied mathematics and engineering in Germany and has a solid background in in organic building techniques, blacksmithing, carpentry and roofing. He lead multiple projects for the Heritage Conservation of Historical Buildings in Germany, where he restored and rebuild houses from the 17th century.

In Australia he headed the extension of the White Cliffs Underground Motel with 15 more rooms dug inside the hills.

Stefan studied meditation and self development techniques, and held public meditation workshops in German, Spanish and English since 2003. A solid part of those courses has been dedicated to teach participants about sensing Geopathic Stress Zones. In 2008 he gave numerous stress-release workshops to international companies in Singapore and Manila.


AnneMarie is driven to help people work and live in a space that is supportive and healthy.  When people walk into spaces she’s worked on, the main comment is that it feels like a temple.  It is her desire to assist others in creating the same sacred space in their environment.

She obtained her MBA in her late 20s and dove into the corporate world where she worked at Canon for more than 10 years.  Through the company’s expansion and later reduction, her department relocated several times.  Each location felt different and effected her differently.  Sometimes she and her co-workers would have more energy at a location and sometimes less.  This made her extremely curious about land energies and noxious zones.

It wasn’t until years later that she ran across the topic of Geopathic Stress Zones.  Through her thorough training and studies on the topic, she now assesses offices and homes for these zones.  Her focus is on corporate offices and homes of cancer patients to ensure people are in the most supportive environment possible.

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Case Study #1

Geopathic Stress Zones & Absent Employee

My team evaluated a business center in San Francisco.  In addition to wanting to know where the geopathic stress zones were, the owner wanted to understand why one of her key employees was consistently calling in sick.

Our investigation showed that the only desk situated in a high stress zone was the one of the employee that was experiencing health issues and staying home regularly.  Not only was the desk was on an earth line crossing, it was also situated next to a electrical box that was emitting values above the international recommended threshold of 2 milliGauss.

We recommend the business owner to:

  1. Move the desk across the room to an area that was free of both earth line crossing and high EMF readings.

Case Study #2

Geopathic Stress Zones & Cancer

My team and I evaluated a home of a couple who lives in Silicon Valley. The woman was going in for surgery to have her ovaries removed.  She had treatable cancer.

Through thorough investigation we discovered she was sleeping on two types of earth line crossings (Hartmann & Curry) and that the crossings were both around her ovaries.

In addition, there was an electrical mess behind her bed. The readings of electromagnetic fields on the upper part of the bed (near the head and upper body) were high. Influence factors include the cord clock radio, cordless phone charger with 110V/12V transformers and the unshielded wiring of the electric installation.

The electromagnetic fields were reinforced by the metal bed and the coil-spring mattress. The headboard measured values beyond the international recommended threshold of 2 milliGauss. In addition, on the left side of the bed, the readings in the head area were over 20 V/m.

We recommend her to:

  1. Replace the 110V clock radio with a battery driven alternative.
  2. Move the cordless phone at least 4 feet from the body at night. We told her due to the exposure of high frequencies from the phone, it would be advisable to ban it from the bedroom altogether.
  3. The wiring of the electric installation appears to be unshielded, which means it does not have an earthed metal coating.  We said to her that ideally there would be an integration of a demand switch which shuts down all electricity at night.
  4. Replace the metal bed frame and the spring mattress with non-metal alternatives. The metal bed holds and reinforces the EMF from installations. As long as the demand switch is not in place and the electric cables are not properly shielded, the radiation effects are strong.
  5. Consider relocating the bed to the opposite side of the room as indicated in the drawing. If she didn’t want to do that we suggested moving it 2 feet to the right so as to avoid the crossings.

Can you relate?