Feng Shui for Health

| Modified on Feb 19, 2016
Classical Feng Shui is an ancient art and living science that uses very sophisticated and complex methods to enhance life through energy. It can improve your wealth, relationships, health, and longevity.

There is a popular misconception that Feng Shui is all about wealth in the sense of prosperity, money, and getting rich. Although it can definitely contribute to improving your finances, wealth has a much larger meaning in Feng Shui and includes relationships, career, and health. After all, how can one have a good life and enjoy it without good relationships and good health?

Good Feng Shui in your home can help you rejuvenate body and mind, recover more rapidly from illnesses, minimize complications, and support good health.

Of course, having your house Feng Shui-ed should not keep you from having a good diet, exercising regularly, and living a healthy lifestyle.

According to Classical Feng Shui, someone's life is based on the Three Aspects of the Cosmic Trinity ("Tien-Di-Ren" in Chinese), which means HEAVEN Luck (Tien), EARTH Luck (Di), and HUMAN Luck (Ren). Each aspect contributes 1/3 to our success in life. Heaven Luck is 1/3 of our luck; it is our Destiny. Human Luck is also 1/3 of our luck; it is what we achieve by our own efforts. And finally, Earth Luck, the last third of our luck, is Feng Shui, the art of harnessing the forces of nature.

We follow a holistic approach and always look at the health issues when we analyze a project site, even if the occupants do not ask for it. After analysis, we make suggestions so that clients can maximize their health in their current space, prevent accidents and injuries, and remain healthy. Needless to say, Feng Shui is not a cure for health problems and should not replace medical advice and treatment. However, it can be used as a supplement to enhance your health and well-being.

So let's get practical...

In order to maximize your health and well-being, a house must be properly supported in the back, right and left side - support can be in the form of a retaining wall, thick landscaping, or a building. For instance, if there is no support on the right-hand side - which is on the right as you look out your front door, it may indicate sickness for the female of the house.

Your gua number, determined by your gender and the date of your birth, gives relevant information about your health such as specific vulnerable issues and emotional make-up. Look up your gua number here.

Most importantly, it determines your Tien Yi, your personal direction for great health, and should be activated; and your Liu Sha, your personal direction that can bring accidents, poor health and serious illnesses, that should not be activated.

The kitchen and the bedroom are the two most important rooms for health in the home. The kitchen, because it is where we prepare the food necessary to our well-being, and because its quality has a direct impact on our health. The bedroom, because sleep is also vital for survival, and with sleep, our body relaxes, rejuvenates, and repairs itself. Consequently, the energy in the kitchen and the bedroom is essential to our health.

Additionally, Feng Shui can determine the best places for relaxing and rejuvenating in your home.

If you are interested in a truly holistic approach to your health, this is just the surface of what can be achieved with Classical Feng Shui and we encourage you to look more deeply into the benefits it offers.

By Francoise Courty-Dan
a.k.a. The French Feng Shui Lady
June 10, 2013

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Feng Shui for Health

Posted by Alison (Bakersfield, California) on 06/25/2013

I moved into my mother's house after she died. It feels very oppressive to me and I have no energy since I moved in here. My mother had a series of illnesses while she was in this house. My question is, how much did Feng Shui play into this? I would like to sell the house and move out, but am stuck here for now. I cannot afford a FS consultation, is there anything I can do?

Replied by The French Feng Shui Lady

Sorry about the loss of your mother.

Your question addresses several important issues and even if it must be evaluated one case at a time, Feng Shui plays a role into people's health but is not a substitute for medical treatment.

It is difficult to give an explanation without any specific information such as the floorplan of the house, a view of the property, your mother's date of birth. However, it seems like the house was set in a way that activated health issues for your mother. Feng Shui can help reduce and/or prevent some health issues, injuries and accidents by reducing the negative health energy and activate the positive one.

In regards to the oppressive feeling and lack of energy you experience in your mother's house, you too may be activating health and depression energy there. In addition, you may still be grieving and it may contribute to the state you are in.

This home may not support you and would explain your lack of energy. This can usually be easily fixed by adding a fence or shrubs on the unsupported side of the property.

There is a possibility, this house may not have a good Feng Shui for you either. Unfortunately, without any information, I cannot tell you if the house is simply bad for you and it would be best to move or if the Feng Shui can be improved. In most cases, Feng Shui offers remedies to improve the life force energy of a property.

Feng Sui can also help you sell the house by activating wealth energy.

Hope this helps.

Feng Shui for Health
Posted by Carol (Chicago, Il) on 06/11/2013

I read your article on feng shui and wanted to report on my own experience of feng shui. A few years ago I tried to use feng shui to bring more properity into my life. I followed some of the suggestions I found on the internet like placing crystals, a money tree and ceramic koi fish in specific corners of my apartment. After 6 months, nothing happened so removed the items. I never thought about the feng shui in my apartment contributing to my health issues though.Very interesting.

Replied by The French Feng Shui Lady

Dear Carol, I am sorry to hear you have not had good luck with feng shui. It seems you have been exposed to Western feng shui, which is an art of placement and uses crystals and koi fish for wealth, and mandarin ducks for love and marriage, and a lot of other trinkets. They are pretty but often fail to bring about desired changes. Western feng shui is a cookie cutter version of feng shui that does not take into consideration the cardinal directions of a home, its occupants, and many other elements that are the basis of classical feng shui.

Replied by Liz

Basic feng shui (using the universal bagua map) is not the real feng shui that masters used centuries ago. Real feng shui is applying the "flying star" method and using a compass to know where your house is sitting or facing. There are ways to activate the wealth areas (more then just one). The elements must also be applied to certain directions for each year. You need to know where your "5 yellow" area is which would need certain elements. Salt water cures are also known to absorb negative energy. When you apply classical feng shui then it improves not only your finances but it helps with health, luck, and marriages.