Have you ever tried Earthing, also known as Grounding? Or, are you just looking at that last sentence and wondering why I’m trying to turn nouns into verbs? The website Earthing.com, defines earthing this way:
“Earthing is a fast-growing movement based upon the discovery that connecting
to the Earth’s natural energy is foundational for vibrant health.”
To break that down into language that most of us can understand, earthing or grounding is the process of electrically connecting ourselves to the earth either through skin to earth contact or by way of a ground wire so that electrons from the earth can flow into our bodies.
Depending upon your background and knowledge of the workings of the human body, you either think that earthing sounds brilliant or it sounds like some new age voodoo magic for the tree huggers. Regardless of your initial thoughts, we can all agree that since the beginning of time and up until the middle of the last century, humans had contact with the ground pretty much 24/7/365. It’s really only been since the invention of rubber and plastic soled shoes, that our ground contact has lessened or in many cases, completely been eliminated.
Several studies, dating as far back as the 1920’s, confirm numerous benefits from earthing.
These benefits include:
Increase in General Well-Being
Reduction in Cortisol
Faster Recovery Times
Reduced Heart Rate Variability
Improved Thyroid Function
Accelerated Immune Response
Reduced Blood Viscosity
Reduction in Inflammation
Improved Blood Pressure
Auto-Immune Disease Improvement
Is Earthing the Cure All? Maybe? Maybe Not? But, when looking deeper into what it does and how it does it, it’s pretty easy to conclude that earthing may have benefits that we have yet to realize. Now that you have a better understanding of what earthing is and know some of the confirmed benefits, do you plan to try it out? Leave a comment to let us know.