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Signs of Geopathic Stress 1


Adapted from an article by

Dr Robert Jacobs, MRCS, LRCP


How can I tell whether I am affected by Geopathic Stress?

There are a number of pointers which may suggest the presence of Geopathic Stress by its effect on both people and buildings.

The following clues may suggest that a person is affected by Geopathic Stress:-

1. They have a serious illness such as cancer, M.E., or multiple sclerosis.

2. They have any illness which does not clear up despite good treatment.

3. They have tried a number of different therapies without success.

4. They feel better when away from home. For instance, a condition may clear up or improve when away on holiday only to come back again when they get back home.

5. They became ill shortly after moving house.

6. They live in a house which has never "felt right" or they instinctively dislike it.

7. They wake up feeling unrefreshed or feel worse in the mornings.This is because people are often affected by Geopathic Stress in bed as the body's resistance to it drops to a third of normal during sleep.

There are other pointers which may suggest that a particular house is affected. These are:-

1. There may be problems with mould in the house.

2. There is a lot of lichen or moss growing on the roof, walls, or lawn as geopathic stress encourages the growth of these.

3. There may be problems with ants, wasps or bees. (Most animals avoid geopathic stress. Those that avoid it include dogs, cows and horses. Some are attracted to it, these include ants, wasps, bees and, oddly enough, cats).

Numerous ants nests indicate GS too, and big ones are often on crossings of underground streams, while ant paths often follow streams too.

4. The presence of cracks in walls ,driveways, paving stones, kerbstones and roads.These may indicate the presence of a geological faultline.

5. The presence of trees with cancer (i.e. large knobbly growths on the trunk) or trees whose trunks have split into two.

6. Gaps in hedges. These may indicate the position of a line of geopathic stress crossing the hedge.

7. Close neighbours may also be in poor health.

8. The presence nearby of springs and wells.

9. Previous occupants of the house have also been ill.

Geopathic stress is more frequent where the water table is high such as around estuaries. It is common near oil fields and areas of seismic or volcanic activity.

Can Geopathic stress be detected by machines?

The answer is yes and no. Some types can be readily detected and others are hard to detect.

There are two types of machines which can detect it. There are those which can detect its presence in people and those which can detect it on the ground. It may still be very difficult to detect even with very sophisticated equipment.

Devices which measure the electrical resistance of acupuncture points can detect its effects in people. These devices are known as ELECTRO-DERMAL SCREENING devices

Note for health professionals and therapists - as a general rule of thumb, if a patient is not getting better on appropriate treatment, it is wise to assume that they are geopathically stressed, whether you can detect it or not.

Other methods may detect the presence of geopathic stress on the ground. Some of it may be detected by geo-magnetometers which can measure local magnetic fields, however they may not detect all types of geopathic stress.

The reason for this is that some geopathic stress consists of such extremely high frequency radiation that it is out of range of ordinary meters.(The frequencies involved are 10 to the power of 23 Hertz and above. In other words the number of cycles per second can be written as the number 10 followed by 23 noughts!) There exist in Germany prototype meters which can detect this frequency of radiation. However they are extremely expensive and at present are still experimental.

Kinesiologists, dowsers and water diviners can also detect geopathic stress. This is a subjective method in as much as different dowsers may tune into different frequencies of radiation and so may come up with different results. However this can still prove an extremely useful method of detecting geopathic stress, especially in the absence of readily available and accurate meters.

How common is geopathic stress?

In my practice in Southern England I find that around 30 % of patients are geopathically stressed. It seems to vary to some extent from one part of the country to another. It also varies from one country to another. For instance it seems to be fairly common in Northern Australia where there is a lot of underground water which supplies artesian wells.

If geopathic stress is natural why is it dangerous and why have we not become immune to it?

Although geopathic stress appears to have a natural origin in that it comes from the earth a lot of it is nonetheless man-made.

According to the German scientist and expert on geopathic stress, Dr Kohfink, there has been a huge increase in geopathic stress since the end of the Second World War. The reason for this , he says, is the Nuclear Weapons Testing programme, in particular the underground nuclear tests.

He states that these have caused splits in the earths crust that are 300 kms deep, and that they allow extremely high frequency radiation from deep within the earth up to the surface. This radiation then goes 6000 metres up above the earth's surface before dissipating.

As each nuclear test sends a shock wave 4 times round the whole earth, every country on earth has been affected by it.

Whether or not this explanation is correct there is no doubt that there is a lot of geopathic stress around at the present time.

If it is correct it may go some way to explaining the increase in the incidence of cancer since the middle of last century.

How do you treat geopathic stress?

Now we come to the good news, geopathic stress is readily treatable. Essentially there are three ways of treating geopathic stress.
These are:-

1.To move out of the geopathic stress.

2 To block it and screen oneself from it.

3. To neutralise it .

As regards moving out of it this does not usually mean moving house. Most people who are affected by geopathic stress are affected where they sleep as their bed is usually the only place in the house where they spend eight hours of every day without moving. Also the body's resistance to geopathic stress decreases markedly when we are asleep.

Therefore the primary and most effective way of dealing with geopathic stress is to move one's bed. This simple measure very often results in one moving out of the area of geopathic stress and it ceases to be a problem. The further the bed can be moved the more likely it is that one gets out of the stressed area. However moving a bed by as little as two feet is sometimes sufficient to get out of the stressed area as it can be very localised. For some it is impossible to move their bed and in this case other methods need to be tried. These are worth doing anyway, even if it is possible to move one's bed, as a back up

It is possible to block off geopathic stress by means of a layer of cork placed under the bed. A layer of cork tiles or bath mats ,available from DIY and furniture stores can be used. It is also possible to obtain large sheets of cork from specialist suppliers.

The scientific reason for this to work appears to depend on an observed association between geological fault lines and oak trees (which produce cork).The oak tree seems to have evolved its own defence against geopathic stress which is present in cork.

Lastly there are ways of neutralising geopathic stress. There are two main ways of doing this. One is by using devices or machines and the other is by means of dowsing.

The simplest device to neutralise it that I know of is our PowerHouse double Lakhovsky coil device.
Other devices which can be placed under the bed include Flat Dielectric Spiral Resonators which are available from us here.

Devices which are worn such as The Catalyst Bead also help.

More costly are electronic machines which neutralise geopathic stress.These are plugged into the mains and then left on.They are capable of clearing an entire building of geopathic stress.

Finally there are dowsers who are able to clear it. Some will visit the house and clear the stress by driving metal stakes into the ground in order to divert the energy lines or by placing crystals to absorb it at key locations. There are also some dowsers who can clear a house by working on it at a distance using a floor plan of the house.

So what should I do if I think I may be geopathically stressed?

In order of importance you should:-

1. Move your bed (if at all possible)

2. Get one of the devices mentioned above.

3. Find a dowser to get your house checked out.

Also clearing geopathic stress on its own may not bring about a cure as you may need to take appropriate remedies as well as to be free of geopathic stress.

The most important thing to remember is that Geopathic Stress can in virtually every case be cleared.

Geopathic Stress and Children


From an article in Geomantica (

 We know that many behavioural and learning problems experienced by children can be the result of exposure to geopathic stress, thanks to the work of Kathe Bachler in Austria.

A school teacher in Austria for 30 years, the Pedagogical Institute in Saltzburg gave Bachler her unusual assignment: to research into the connections between geopathic zones of disturbances and the academic failure in school children.


Bachler lists 10 indicators of sleeping in a geopathic zone:
1) Not wanting to go to bed.
2) Insomnia.
3) Restlessness and nightmares.
4) Avoidance of certain parts of the bed.
5) Sleepwalking.
6) Feeling cold.
7) Tired and not refreshed by sleep.
8) Vomiting or depressed appetite in the morning.
9) Feeling down, despondent, nervous, tearful on waking.
10) Cramps and increased heart rate in bed.


As for school children affected by geopathic stress, she says these are often the slow learning kids, who may be lazy, forgetful, restless, moody, bed wetting, hostile, aggressive, or antisocial and constantly missing school from ill health. They may have to repeat a grade.

When their desk is affected by a stress zone they may be incapable of doing homework there. If it's at their school desk they will hate going to school, and may get stomach aches, fainting and vomiting, and will often be staring out the window.

Bachler found that 95% of failed examinations were due to the presence of zones of disturbance. When the geopathic stress is in a classroom a 'rotating classroom' can be adopted - where seating positions are changed regularly.

After beds in geopathic stress zones are moved children often have an instant improvement in sleep and appetite and have increased health and wellbeing, better attention spans and interest in learning, improved thinking and memory and ultimately improved school performance generally, she finds.

'EARTH RADIATION The Startling Discoveries of a Dowser. Results of research on more than 3000 apartments, houses and work places. The recognition and correction of geopathic disturbance of sleep, health and school performance'.
By Kathe Bachler
Wordmasters, Manchester 1989
(originally published in German in 1976).

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