Much of Feng Shui is about health and well-being. It's about carefully arranging your environment so that it supports you in achieving your desired outcomes. Remaining healthy is a critical success factor.
It is important with any discipline to take the principles and ensure that they are adapted for the modern age and the cultural setting. Potential health hazards such as electro-magnetic fields (emf's) should therefore be taken seriously. All power lines, electrical and electronic appliances produce EMFs. Governments across the world are now setting lower and lower legal leveles for emf's- especially for places such as schools and public buildings.
What are EMF's?
Electric fields are created by differences in voltage: the higher the voltage, the stronger will be the resultant field. Magnetic fields are created when electric current flows; the greater the current the stronger the magnetic field. An electric current will exist even when there is no current flowing. If current does flow, the strength of the magnetic field will vary with power consumption but the electric field will be constant.
Electric fields are strongest close to a charge or charged conductor, and their strength rapidly diminishes with distance from it. Conductors such as metal shield them very effectively. Other materials, such as building materials and tress, provide some shielding capability. Therefore the electric fields from power lines outside the house are reduced by walls, buildings and trees, when power lines are buried under ground the fields at the surface are hardly detectable.
Magnetic fields however, are not blocked by common materials such as walls, although they do rapidly decrease at greater distances from the source.
What do EMFs do to us?
Many Governments continue to deny that any problem exists, or that evidence is "too weak". However, published scientific studies and official reports suggest that there is little doubt that alternating electric and magnetic fields may give out measurable harmful biological effects. Recent research has shown that long-term exposure to relatively low fields from sources within the home, such as mains electrical supply and appliances, can present potential health risks.
Overall research shows that the increased incident of the following is linked to exposure to some EMFs: cancer, miscarriages, clinical depression, suicide, SIDS ((cot death), Alzheimer’s, ME.
I offer a Health Homes Check that will measure the levels of EMF's found in your home or business. It will also check for Geopathic Stress and remove any GS through Earth acupuncture.
Should the levels in your home be above guideline levels it is best to either practice prudent avoidence, minimise them, or better still, eradicate them where possible.
See also Geopathic Stress
For research information see:
• Mains supply
• Light switches & wiring
• Power sockets & Extension cables
• Mobile phones
• Cordless (DECT) phones
• Wireless technology (such as with computers, modems, etc)
• Electrical appliances
• Storage heaters
Common sources of EMFs outside the home are:
• Power lines
• Electricity sub-stations
• Satellite dishes
• Radio transmitters and radars
• Mobile phone masts
• Railway lines