What is Earthing?
Earthing, or sometimes called grounding, refers to the discovery of benefits such as better sleep and reduced pain, from walking barefoot outside and letting your feet soak up the healing energy from the earth. Some prefer using conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body.
It seems that getting back to nature is basically the key here. Besides going barefoot on the ground, it is said that eating foods from the ground, using rocks and minerals from the ground, drinking clean water or putting your feet into the ocean, breathing in the fresh air all have positive affects upon stress relief, calming nerves, helping your mind relax and healing. All of these benefits would make sense in helping to lead to physical healing.
It is said that grounding will help:
- Improved immune function
- Improved digestion
- Improved sleep
- Rapid healing of injuries
- Improved blood circulation
- Harmonisation and stabilisation of the body’s basic biological rhythms
- Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity
- Reduction of inflammation
- Reduced stress / anxiety / irritability
- Reduced electrosensitivity
See more at: Groundology
If we can ground ourselves by putting our feet on the ground then why are there “grounding products?”
The simple act of touching your bare feet to the ground outdoors is enough to give you the amazing benefits of earthing. The problem is, unless you have nice weather daily and time to be outside for a certain amount of time, you are likely not able to ground yourself enough to offset the negative effects of a modern environment. Our society is drowned in emfs, pollutants, stress and chemicals.
The materials that our shoes, floors and chairs are made from are insulators, not conductors and restrict your ability to ground yourself to the earth. Some companies have made grounding mats which they say uses the grounding port of electrical outlets to connect your body directly to the earth from indoors, by touching the mat to your bare skin.
The Earth Mat company says this:
“The Earth is a natural resource for electrons where they play a major role as anti-oxidants, which dramatically reduce free radicals. Free radicals create damage to cellular function and are part of the internal and external aging process. This damage is commonly associated with stiffness, aches, pain, inflammation, and other common diseases like dysautonomia, for example.
Regular usage of the mat allows you to bypass the insulated materials of the building you are in, for direct contact to earth outside.
EMF radiation (computers) creates micro inflammation at a cellular level & affects our health over time.
With your skin having direct contact with the mat, EMF radiation drains to earth through the mat instead of your body, reducing the impact to your health.”
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- Earthing Universal Mat with Cover Kit
- Ground Smart Earthing Mat
- Earthing Starter Kit