Feng Shui Frequently Asked Questions
Truths and Misconceptions

Is Feng Shui related to any religion or any esotherical practice?
No. Feng Shui is not related to any kind of religion. All of the principles and theories of Feng Shui are derived from the I-Ching, 'the Book of Changes’, which conveys all the wisdom and universal truth. Traditional Yang Sang Feng Shui is a naturalistic ancient science that understands the patterns of the earth's magnetic energy and teaches us how to align our architecture with them in order to create the most favorable living environments.

Is Feng Shui applied to houses only?
No, Feng Shui can be applied to houses, offices, commercial buildings, public buildings, schools, health facilities, etc. It can also be applied to neighborhoods, cities, states, as well as to the entire world.

What about mirror placement?
Mirrors and shiny surfaces have the ability to reflect electromagnetic waves, such as light. However, they should be used carefully, because this reflecting capability creates 'Qi stroke' (direct and intense flow of Qi, which is not beneficial for well beings of humans). Also, mirrors cannot be used for attracting good energies and reflecting bad energies, as is commonly believed; they are not able to make the distinction between energy types.

After a Feng Shui reading, how often do you find yourself recommending that people move out of a property?
Seldom. Most of the time, the problem can be corrected with relative ease. Only in rare situations in which the conditions are so unfavorable that they represent a threat to life would the occupant be advised to leave.

If Feng Shui is so important, why have I never heard of it before?
For centuries, Feng Shui was kept secret by China’s ruling class; it was used almost exclusively by emperors. The study and the practice of Feng Shui’s was not open to the public. This was partially due to the high level of education and dedication that it required in addition to the long time that needed to be invested to practice and develop the skill. With the increasing Asian migration to the United States and Canada, mostly from Hong Kong and Taiwan, where Feng Shui is more widespread, Westerners are being exposed to and they are learning the benefits of this ancient science. The biggest increase in awareness by far has occurred in just the past 10 years.

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"Thank you for your responding so quickly and for you patience in trying to relay the data to a novice. I don't fully understand the workings of feng shui but believe in the concept and am excited to apply your suggestions. I appreciate your help."

- Catherine C., Construction Company CEO, Lake Village, AR


"There was a great rapport with Dr. Mainini due to her training as an architect and her great ability to listen and interpret our concerns We immediately honed in on the issues attributing to the perception of comfort in response to our light-deficient environment. Her input and dialogue with us during the design process were instrumental in both finalizing decision as well as inspiring alternative design ideas.


Most importantly, what Simona gave us was a way of looking at space and energy perceived by the body: this we believe contributes to a more comprehensive way of arriving at design for our built environment"

- Annie Chu, AIA - Principal, Chu+Goodings Architects, Los Angeles, CA


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- G. & J. Y., Newport Beach, CA


"Dear Dr. Mainini… My family and I just moved into our new house. Given the great results we experienced after you consulted for us on our previous house, we decided to now have you consult for us once again on this new one. To be honest, we shopped around for other Feng Shui consultants too, but none of them worked out as successfully as you did for us in our previous house, so please, please, please come and work with us again in this new house."

- S. & K. H., Burbank, CA


"My firm had always been successful until we moved to our new location. About the same time we started losing clients. We consulted Feng Shui Architecture and, after harmonizing the flow of energy in the office, our employees keep increasing their productivity , our firm has been further promoted and we have had many important commission among which are the Boston Court House and the Mc Carren Airport in Las Vegas."

- T.J. De Ganyar - Principal, ASI-Advance Structures Inc., Santa Monica, CA


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Our Feng Shui Consultants offer consultations on Feng Shui house and Feng Shui office to create a great Feng Shui zone by applying the Feng Shui Numbers, Feng Shui colors, Feng Shui elements and Feng Shui water to any Feng Shui house; including how to Feng Shui kitchen, Feng Shui bedroom layout and Feng Shui bed position, Feng Shui living room, Feng Shui bathroom, Feng Shui front door; Feng Shui office and Feng Shui garden. In addition we offer Feng Shui consultant services on Feng Shui Interior Design, Feng Shui Real Estate Investments, Feng Shui Real Estate Developments Industrial, Commercial and Residential and for any kind of Feng Shui Architecture projects.

Feng Shui for Architecture by  Dr. Simona Mainini

Feng Shui for Architecture by Dr. Simona Mainini
Feng Shui for Architecture by  Dr. Simona Mainini