The Influence of Feng Shui Directions on the Human Body: Using AcuGraph as a Means of Measurement

By Hengameh Fazeli and Zunaibi Abdullah.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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There are various principles and patterns that has been establish in traditional societies based on experiences of many human generations dealing with the physical environment and well being. It is believed that architecture has a direct influence on the physical and psychological health of the users, due to its effect on the energy field surrounding the body. Feng shui which literally translates into “wind-water” is an intuitive ancient art of understanding the energy of elements. Although the existence of this energy field is scientifically proven it is not widely discussed in the field of architecture. Therefore, the application and effectiveness of Feng shui guidelines remains debatable. This study validates the guidelines relating to the four main principles of Feng shui where the size of the energy field surrounding the body is measured using Acugraph and Scanning method. It is hoped that the findings from this study would enhance the knowledge in the discipline of architecture.

Keywords: Feng Shui, Directions, Traditional Sciences of Architecture

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp.15-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.041MB).

Hengameh Fazeli

PhD Student, Department of Architecture, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Zunaibi Abdullah

Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Zunaibi Abdullah is a senior lecturer at Built Environment Faculty of University of Malaya. He is an expert in the field of architectural technology and education and has published various articles in well-known national and international journals. He was a former head of department at the faculty and has contributed as Part I & II examiner for Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) since 2013.