Gaetan Chevalier Ph.D.

Lead faculty, California Institute for Human Science Director, Earthing Institute/ Research Director, Psy-Tek LLC


Thirty-eight year career in frontier research working in engineering physics, fiber optics, atomic physics, laser and instrumental spectroscopy, plasma physics, biophysics and electrophysiology. Worked on the first measurements of the nuclear magnetic dipole and quadrupole moments of the 91Zr isotope for isotopic nuclear separation at the University of Montréal. Post-doctoral scholar developing carbon probes to measure neutral particle flux on the inner walls of the “Tokamac de Varennes” at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Varennes, Québec, Canada. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) post-doctoral scholar and spectroscopist in the P.I.S.C.E.S. group of the M.A.N.E. (Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering) Department. Staff scientist at the Low Energy Plasma Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. Professor and Director of Research at the California Institute for Human Science (CIHS) in biophysics and electrophysiology doing research in the electric conductivity of meridians according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Accolades & Achievements

  • Canadian government fellowship for studies in fiber optics, Université de Montréal, Canada. 1980-1982

  • National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship UCLA, CA. 1992-1993

  • Department of Energy post-doctoral fellowship, UCLA, CA. 1990-1992

  • Invited to write Appendix A “The Physics of Earthing – Simplified” in the book “Earthing: The most Important Health Discovery Ever?” (authors: Ober, Sinatra & Zucker) which is the 2011 Nautilus Silver Award winner in the category of Wellness/Prevention/Health & Healing. 2011

  • Director of Research conducting research in biophysics, electrophysiology, and energy medicine at Psy-Tek Labs located on the campus of CIHS. Visiting Scholar in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD since 2015.

Gaetan Chevalier Ph.D. – 2019 USPA Presentation

Title: Earthing: Health Benefits and Research

The Mind-Body-Earth Connection

Throughout time, humans have sat, stood, strolled, and slept on the ground – the skin of our bodies touching the skin of the Earth. Such ordinary contact has served to transfer the Earth’s natural, negative charge into the body. Human lifestyle has disconnected us. Earthing, also known as grounding, is the discovery that the disconnect makes us vulnerable to inflammation, pain, stress, poor sleep, and sickness, and that reconnecting to the Earth restores a timeless link to Nature that improves health, sleep, energy, mood, and appearance.

Reconnect and feel the remarkable benefits of Mother Earth

A) Earthing is probably the most powerful anti-inflammatory agent that is available to humans.
B) Earthing quenches pain.
C) Earthing is anti-stress.