Feng shui
Feng shui


Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that focuses on improving the relationship between people and the spaces that they are in.

Feng shui has been used in China for thousands of years. Practitioners of feng shui attempt to balance the energy (or "qi") in a space.

Feng shui has been used to improve quality of life and general well-being, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
Feng shui is likely safe when used appropriately. It has been used for thousands of years without safety concerns. Also, there is no reason to expect safety issues when used appropriately.


There is interest in using feng shui for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

Feng shui attempts to increase the positive influences and reduce the negative influences in a space. A feng shui practitioner uses a specialized compass (called a luopan) and a map of each space's energy (called a ba gua) to improve the flow of qi through a space. They use shapes, colors, textures, sound, light, and furniture arrangement to balance the flow of qi.

Many health concerns are thought to be due to an imbalance in qi. Too little qi is said to make a person feel tired, depressed, or unable to focus. Too much qi is said to make a person feel out of control, overly emotional, or anxious. The goal of feng shui is to correct these imbalances in qi to improve overall health.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
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