Geopathic Stress and Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
What is Geopathic Stress?Geopathic stress refers to the concept that certain geological or environmental factors can have a negative effect on human health and well-being.
According to some beliefs certain Earth energies or electromagnetic fields can be distorted or disrupted leading to detrimental effects on living organisms and human health.
The term "geopathic" comes from the Greek words "geo" meaning Earth and "pathos" meaning suffering. It's believed that specific geological features such as underground water veins, geological faults, mineral deposits and certain rock formations can generate harmful energy fields.
These energy fields are said to interact with the electromagnetic field of the human body. This can potentially cause disruptions and imbalances that can manifest as various health problems.
Those who believe in the concept of geopathic stress suggest that exposure to these distorted Earth energies can weaken the immune system, disrupt sleep patterns, impair concentration and cognitive function and contribute to chronic illness.
Some even link geopathic stress to conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies and cancer.
Scientists largely dismisses the concept of geopathic stress.
Studies investigating the effect of geopathic stress on human health have produced mixed or inconclusive results. The general consensus within the scientific community is that alleged effects of geopathic stress are likely to be caused by other factors.
These could be psychological, environmental pollutants or lifestyle.
Geopathic stress is associated primarily with alternative and complementary medicine. It's also connected to various forms of energy healing and dowsing.
These beliefs are often found within the field of "geobiology" which explores the relationship between the Earth's energies and living organisms.
Some within these alternative medicine fields suggest geopathic stress can be detected and measured using dowsing techniques or specialised equipment such as pendulums, dowsing rods or electromagnetic field metres.
The Existence of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)Within various fields of alternative medicine geopathic stress is also referred to EMF (electromagnetic fields).
Electromagnetic fields are known to exist and are well-documented in scientific literature.
They're generated by various natural and man-made sources which include power lines, electrical appliances and wireless and corded communication devices.
Extensive research has been conducted in order to understand the health effects of electromagnetic fields, particularly those associated with high levels of exposure.
The potential health effects have been a hot scientific topic for many years.
The general consensus from top level organisations is that exposure to electromagnetic fields within the recommended limits does not pose a significant risk to health or wellbeing.
It's really important to distinguish between the well-established scientific understanding of electromagnetic fields and the controversial concept of geopathic stress.
Geopathic stress attributes specific health effects to distorted Earth energies which is not supported by scientific evidence.
While electromagnetic fields are a known and measurable form of energy, the link between geopathic stress and human health remains unproven according to mainstream science.
Understanding the ScienceMany articles online promote the concept of geopathic stress emanating from Earth. Scientific literature largely dismisses the idea due to a lack of robust evidence to support its existence.
Certain natural phenomena associated with the Earth such as geological faults, underground water veins and mineral deposits can generate electromagnetic fields or other forms of energy.
Their potential effects however on human health are not well-established. Science remains skeptical of the claims these Earth energies cause significant detrimental effects on human health and well-being.
At this point in time the scientific view remains that geopathic stress is not a credible or recognised health concern.
Geopathic Stress and Crystal HealingMany crystal healing websites claim there is increasing research to support geopathic stress and electromagnetic fields are responsible for headaches, insomnia, tiredness, lack of concentration and irritability.
Certain crystals are recommended for blocking geopathic stress. These include shungite, fluorite, hematite, tourmaline and pyrite.
Our ResearchWhilst doing research on geopathic stress we found several articles that appeared to be scientific studies.
Only by reading them very carefully did it become apparent they had been written by companies with a vested interest in promoting products or services related to protection against or the treatment of geopathic stress.
Separating proven scientific facts from opinion and speculation is not easy in material published online. It's even more difficult when it comes to controversial or pseudoscience related subjects.
Many legitimate studies on geopathic stress exist but most are scholarly articles associated with academic journals. For many people these can be extremely challenging to read.
With patience they can be read and understood enough to gain a basic understanding of the research, its findings and final conclusions.