Earthing and Grounding

Earthing and Grounding

Earthing and Grounding
Earthing and grounding have been around since man first walked on the earth

Earthing or grounding is a relatively new natural health phenomena that has been around as long as men and women have walked on the earth.

Let me explain this contradictory statement. Since the advent of shoes or footwear, humans have no longer been in contact with the earth when they walk, unless of course they go barefoot.

It was not until approximately 15 years ago that it was discovered that the earth provides electrons or anti-oxidants when in direct contact  or grounding contact with it.

This amazing discovery, or rediscovery if you will, can have a profoundly positive effect on your health and well being.

I will describe what earthing and grounding is, how it works, how you benefit from earthing and grounding, the best ways to take advantage of it, and what earthing products are available.

What is Earthing and Grounding

Earthing and grounding
Walking barefoot on the beach is a common way of earthing

Earthing or grounding is described as a fast growing activity that allows you to tap into the earth’s natural energy, in order to improve health and wellness.

The main method used in earthing is to walk barefoot on the earth or ground surface for a period of time.  Earthing is the process of absorbing the earth’s free flowing electrons into and through your body.

This is normally accomplished by simply walking barefoot for at least 5 minutes at a time, touching the earth with your hands also for at least 5 minutes at a time, or by using a sleeping sheet while sleeping, or a grounding mat while sitting or standing indoors.

Due to the ubiquitous diseases and chronic inflammation of today, grounding yourself to the earth, as well as from indoors can provide a simple, natural road to less pain, better overall health, deeper sleep, and increased energy.

 

How Earthing and Grounding Work

Earthing and grounding
Earthing works by tapping into the grounds free flow of electrons

Earthing and grounding works by tapping into the free flow of electrons from the earth. Our ancestors walked barefoot or used animal skins for their feet providing direct contact with the earth.

Since the invention of synthetic footwear, we have lost the direct contact with the earth, and, as a result, unknowingly, we have also lost the earth’s limitless array of health benefits.

Possibly the easiest way to understand how this works is if you know about free radicals, and anti oxidants, by earthing or grounding yourself, your body absorbs these anti oxidants from the earth which quench the free radicals that are running rampant in your body.

These free radicals damage our cells, and this leads to much, if not all of the chronic disease that we as humans have had to endure.

In fact, today over 53% of Americans are chronically ill. Compare this statistic with only 4% of Americans being chronically ill at the turn of the last century, 1900.  Is it coincidence that our ancestors spent 10-12 hours a day outside, and often in contact with the earth?

You don’t need to spend 10-12 hours a day running around barefoot to benefit from earthing and grounding. It is thought that any amount of time in direct contact with the earth will provide you with positive results. The more time you spend at it, however, the better.

This process of ridding your body of free radicals by adding anti oxidants has a profoundly positive effect on your health.

Earthing and grounding can also be achieved indoors with the use of a special grounding sheet that can be placed on a bed or other surface used for sleeping.

This special designed sheet has a connected wire that is plugged into the grounding receptacle of a three pronged electrical wall outlet or other three pronged electrical outlet such as an  electrical strip.

This connection runs through to the outside to the grounding rod that is inserted into the ground.  This connection achieves the same effect as grounding oneself with their barefeet or hands to the earth.

Other indoor earthing and grounding methods are mats that have the same connection as the sleeping sheet, and can be used while sitting, or standing, or even as a mouse pad.

These indoor devices are very useful especially during cold weather months when going barefoot outside is not practical.

There is also a grounding wristband that can worn so that you are continually grounded. This can restrict movement, and is best used while you are at a computer or somewhere that you don’t need a great deal of freedom of movement.

There are now earthing shoes that are available that can be worn to give your feet protection while also grounding with the earth.

How You Benefit from Earthing and Grounding

Earthing and grounding
Any part of body touching the earth is considered earthing

Earthing and grounding can have many health benefits. Certainly the most profound, and impactful health benefit is a reduction, and/or eradication of inflammation and chronic pain.

This pain can be caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many other issues, and all these conditions can be helped by this simple process.

In fact, it is now known that inflammation is at the core of most serious chronic conditions and diseases. These include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, neurological diseases, pulmonary diseases, alzheimers disease, as well as arthritis, and auto immune diseases.

Free radicals, inflammation, and rouleaux formation(thickening of blood cells) are the primary causes for the known diseases. Earthing and grounding can improve all of these causes.

Earthing has also been shown to be beneficial for sleep problems. People that are earthing say that they sleep more soundly, more consistently, and go off to sleep more easily than before.

As a result, they wake up feeling more refreshed, and energetic.  Some earthers have also said that they don’t require as much sleep as before in order to feel like their sleep needs have been satisfied.

Suffice it to say that practically all diseases, and other health issues can be helped by earthing and grounding.

Best Ways to Take Advantage of Earthing and Grounding

Earthing and grounding
Gardening is another good way to earth

The best ways to take advantage of earthing and grounding are simply to get outside and kick your shoes off. If you’ve been thinking about starting a garden, do it.

Gardening will have you touching the earth a good deal. Doing so will allow you to take advantage of the earth’s energy, assuming of course you don’t wear gloves or shoes the entire time.

If you are a golfer, play a hole or two a round barefoot. Your playing partners may think you a bit strange by doing so, but once you explain why you are doing it, don’t be surprised if they join right in with you.

Use your imagination. If you take your dog or your kids to the park, spend part of the time walking barefoot (but watch out for those tootsie rolls). Even at work, if you have an outdoor area that you can take breaks, or lunch, you can do some earthing.

Even touching trees, bushes, and plants will give you the earthing effect. (Be sure you know what you are touching, however) If you have a beach near your home, you have an ideal way to connect with the earth. No wonder beaches are so popular.

Earthing and grounding is free or very low cost, it is available to you almost anywhere, and it is very easy to do.

Of course some of us live in areas that going outdoors to connect with the earth is impractical for at least several months of the year.

The good news is, there are now several excellent ways to get your earthing and grounding in from the comfort of your home or office.

Earthing and Grounding Conclusion

Earthing and grounding
Earthing can be a fun experience

Earthing or grounding is a relatively new natural health phenomena that has been around as long as men and women have walked on the earth.

Our ancestors walked barefoot or used animal skins for their feet, providing direct contact with the earth.

Earthing or grounding is described as a fast growing activity that allows you to tap into the earth’s natural energy, in order to improve health and wellness.

Earthing is the process of absorbing the earth’s free flowing electrons into and through your body.

By earthing or grounding yourself, your body absorbs these anti oxidants from the earth which quench the free radicals that are running rampant in your body.

These free radicals damage our cells, and this leads to much of the chronic disease of today.

In fact, today over 53% of Americans are chronically ill. Compare this statistic with only 4% of Americans being chronically ill at the turn of the last century, 1900.

Is it coincidence that our ancestors spent 10-12 hours a day outside, and often in contact with the earth?

Earthing and grounding has many health benefits. Certainly the most profound, and impactful health benefit is a reduction, and/or eradication of inflammation and chronic pain.

Free radicals, inflammation, and rouleaux formation(thickening of blood cells) are the common causes for the known diseases.

Earthing and grounding can improve all of these causes. Earthing has also been shown to be beneficial for sleep problems.

Earthing is accomplished by simply walking barefoot, touching the earth with your hands, (the longer the better) or indoors by using a sleeping sheet while sleeping, or a grounding mat while sitting or standing.

Earthing and grounding is free or very low cost, it is available to you almost anywhere, and it is very easy to do.

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4 thoughts on “Earthing and Grounding”

  1. Hi Tom,
    I knew that earthing and grounding will provide you with certain benefits, but never thought of that in so depth.
    I totally agree with you that our ancestors used to go barefoot. And being connected to nature we also need to connect back to nature by stepping on the ground with our bare feet!
    I think earthing could provide you not only with electrons sharing but also will help to spread our fingers. What I mean is that the tight shoes we use to wear (especially women) deform our feet. That in its turn make us walking not really straight, that in it turn lead us to spine problems, that in its turn lead us to shift your organs and certain diseases.
    My point is that going bare feet is definitely benefit our health.

    1. Hi Anna, thank you for your comments. Yes, earthing has many health benefits. You make a good point about how walking barefoot could be good for our spine, and alignment. Hadn’t considered that before. Tom

  2. Great post and I never knew that something I love to do actually has a name! I love walking barefoot, and I love to garden and now I know they are called earthing and grounding! I also paint rocks, which I find on the beaches here in New York, and there’s nothing like sitting on the beach, feeling the sand and the rocks, and feeling connected to the earth. Thank you for putting the name to something I felt inherently in my being…!

    1. Hi Amy, thank you for your comments, and your compliment. Your experience with earthing and grounding I think verifies it’s authenticity. You instinctively knew that earthing, and grounding, even though you didn’t know it had a name, or how it worked, was beneficial for you. All the best, Tom

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