Geopathic stress is a relatively new term that covers the relationship between earth energies and people's well-being.
"Geo" obviously means "Earth" (or "Land"). The term "Pathic" is a very interesting one. It indicates both a disease, as well as a cure for the disease. It also indicated the ability to feel, perceive or be sensitive to specific energies (as in telepathic).
The most accurate definition of geopathic stress is the study of earth energies and their effect on human well-being. You will find that sometimes there will be more topics included under the same "geopathic stress" umbrella, such as the sick building syndrome, or the EMF pollution.
This is not exactly accurate, so we will stay with the original definition of geopathic stress as the study of earth energies and their effect on human health.
There are various types of earth energies, some are very good for human health, and some are detrimental. In ancient times the feng shui masters and geomancers were familiar with the earth currents; they knew which sites to recommend for building, and which sites to avoid.
We have lost interest in this knowledge in the modern times, and are coming back to it now because there is an increase in the number of geopathic stress-related diseases.
Basically, various underground formations, such as subterranean water currents, specific mineral deposits, or different fault lines emit specific electromagnetic fields that can be harmful to a human dwelling. If you are just passing through an area with geopathic stress, there will be little or no concern. However, if your house is located in a geopathic stress area, you really need to understand what is happening and find appropriate solutions to protect your health.
How a Specific Earth Energy Can Weaken Human Health
To answer it, imagine having a house right above the highway (the energy equivalent of a ley line), or above a rushing river (an underground water current). How does that feel? How does your body feel? We are talking about underground formations, so it might be hard to understand the relationship between invisible factors, but just because we cannot see it does not mean it's not there!
The vibrations emitted by various earth energies do not cause a specific illness, but rather lower a person's immunity to fight diseases. If your bed is placed above an underground water current, all your body can do is try hard to keep its basic balance all night long. It does not have enough energy left to focus on regenerating and replenishing itself.
How You Know if Your House Has Geopathic Stress
To find the answer to this question, you will inquire into the state of your house, as well as the state of your health. Usually, there are only 2 ways people come to inquire about geopathic stress - they either know for sure that there is a present of geopathic stress in their home and they are looking for solutions, or they are just curious to find out more about it.
If you have any repeated health concerns or emotional problems with family members, in other words, if there is an insistent presence of any unwanted energies in your family house, best to check your house for geopathic stress. You can do that yourself with dowsing or you can find a professional dowser to help you.
The house symptoms of geopathic stress can express themselves anywhere from constant water leakages to cold and damp areas, or in more subtle ways, such as a very restless energy in your bedroom, for example.