Reprinted with permission – Article in BellaSpark magazine by Dr. Phyllis K. Kennemer
Acupuncture is an age-old alternative healing practice based on the belief that the natural flow of qi (energy) in the human body can become disrupted causing pain and/or illness. Practitioners insert needles into acupuncture points in the skin to restore balance to the qi, thus contributing to the person’s health.
Now energy workers are discovering that the natural flow of the earth’s energy can also be disrupted and in need of harmonizing influences similar to those used on the human body. Earth acupuncture practitioners (geomancers) believe that geopathic stress is caused by natural radiations which rise up through the earth. These are distorted by electronic fields created by subterranean-running water, certain mineral concentrations, fault lines and underground cavities. The wavelengths of natural radiation disturbed in this way can be harmful to living organisms. Geomancers discover these blockages and then perform Earth Acupuncture through the placement of copper rods in the ground. Finding blockages – the first step in the healing process – is often done through dowsing.
Dowsing, too, is an intuitive art and discipline used from ancient times through the present. It provides a technique to bring information from the subconscious senses to the attention of the rational mind. The use of dowsing rods to find underground sources of water has been well documented, but dowsing is also proving to be a valuable tool for other purposes. For example, skilled and experienced practitioners now use dowsing techniques to improve and maintain the health of living organisms.
Geomancers, such as Karen Rice King, employ dowsing to similarly help in healing the Earth. King is a certified healing arts practitioner, master dowser and ordained minister. She was inspired to explore the field of geomancy and earth energy during her recovery from a life-threatening automobile accident in 1990. Angels appeared to aid in her recovery, she says, and they provided guidance for the direction her life would take.
The angelic guidance led her to Bill Reid and Slim Spurling and their research on geomancy and its effects on human health and well-being. Reid and Spurling used dowsing methods to discover underground electromagnetic fields that cause disturbances in the earth’s energy. King learned how to mitigate negative energies emitted by underground sources, such as electricity, radar and microwaves. She found that the energy can be harmonized through the placement of L-shaped copper rods in the ground surrounding homes and other buildings. These rods help balance the earth’s energy just as the small stainless steel acupuncture needles help to balance the energy of a person.
This system of earth acupuncture creates safe zones that enable family and business matters to flow more harmoniously. It also creates environments for improved health and psychological well-being.
Currently, King is exploring new uses for Earth Acupuncture. She is conducting research to determine the effects of using earth acupuncture to alleviate insomnia and other sleep problems. King believes that the inconsistent flow of electricity from large power plants can affect the sleep patterns of people who live nearby. After strategically placing copper rods around their homes, people experience improved sleep patterns. King is testing this theory through her project, “Sleep Study for Adults Using Earth Acupuncture for the Home.” King works with medical doctors, licensed acupuncturists, and other health practitioners in a controlled scientific study to determine whether an Earth Acupuncture installation reduces or eliminates the problems associated with a wide variety of sleep challenges.
For people interested in further exploring Earth Acupuncture possibilities for their own homes, King has developed a home kit based on ancient Egyptian mathematics. The kit contains copper rods and directions for placing them around homes. King conducts classes and workshops on dowsing and earth acupuncture in Boulder, Colorado, and throughout the United States. Further information is available on her website: www.karenriceking.com.
Dr. Phyllis K. Kennemer is a Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator. She is a life-long learner and educator with a specialty in children’s literature.