What is Earthing?
Earthing is a relatively new Science taken from age-old beliefs, and just like appliances around the home are earthed to remove any electrical build up, it is shown that this is possible for humans. Essentially, to do the same thing; bringing with it many natural health benefits.
In human history, it is only recently that we have separated ourselves from the contact of the earth by the use of wood, plastics, and asphalt. Additionally, without any forceful choices, we would have very little contact with the earth at all. Many of our ancestors were always in constant contact with the earth, even during the times when all shoes had leather soles. These were still able to make the contact with the earth. It is only since the introduction of synthetic soled shoes we have totally cut off our essential connection to the earth.
It has been mentioned some of the health benefits from are Earthing include:
- Reduced inflammation
- Promoting calmness
- Relieving stress
- Improved blood flow
- Relief from muscle tension and headaches
- Promotion of healthy sleep
- Increased energy levels
- Normalizing biological rhythms
As we speak, the research still continues and some of the latest discoveries state that Earthing can minimize the effects of dirty electricity from around the home. It is said that there can be a distinct lessening from electromagnetic pollution which we receive from cell phone use and radio towers etc. It has also been shown to reduce the effects of jet lag, and this can be alleviated by placing a bare foot on the aluminum strip inside the plane’s cabin, as this will earth you to the plane’s body. This is a good chance make the most of all that time sat in your plane seat when travelling.
The body’s immune system will function at its best when it has an adequate supply of electrons, and these can be obtained naturally by having barefoot contact with the earth. The research that has been conducted leads us to believe the electrons which are passed from the earth have many antioxidant effects, which can help protect the body.
This is especially significant as it shows that due to increased blood flow, the amount of inflammation that can occur is vastly reduced. Essentially, this happens because there is an increased amount of oxygen being supplied to the inner organs, and around the body. It has been shown, for these effects to take place, that around 1 ½ hours of having contact with the earth is needed, for the free electrons to reach your bloodstream.
How Does It Work?
The Earth is negatively charged and has an abundant supply of electrons, so once you have bare skin contact with the earth, the negative electrons are attracted to the positive electrons in your body.
How Do We Do It?
As Earthing continues to be studied, there are new ways in which is it found to be used. The simplest and cheapest way is just to bury your feet in the damp earth, against a rock or in water. The best possible place to do it is the beach, as both the sand and water are very highly conductive. Unfortunately, that is not possible for everyone to achieve on a daily basis.
Earthing Mats and Sheets
If you are unable to walk barefoot every day, there are now easier alternatives, available. Fundamentally, these are called Earthing Mats or Earthing Sheets. These are available in different sizes and can be used in different locations.
The smaller size can be placed under your desk whilst at work, or by the couch while you are watching TV. As long as you are able to place your feet in direct contact with it, it can help earth you plus protect you from any dirty electric, or electromagnetic pollution that is floating around you. All you have to do is connect it to a grounding rod (US and Canada), or into the earth port on a normal socket. Both of these are done via a long wire with which the other end connects to the mat. Coming alongside the mat is an outlet tester to see if it has been configured correctly.
The larger size is one that you place on your bed, and this will give you the maximum amount of time that you can be connected to the Earth, during sleep. There are many people who currently use these and have reported that not only can they sleep much better, but they also feel much better. Why not give it a try, and see for yourself. It is a natural, safe, health alternative that is available to all age groups.
Maria Banfield is a guest blogger and fitness lover. She enjoys contributing to websites that help individuals to grow. She has been a writer for many top websites and loves researching topics. She currently writes for the leading website Fitandheal.com