The benefits of "Earthing" have been substantiated by several scientific studies and are getting the attention of open minded people. The science of Earthing is based on the principle that all living creatures are electrical by nature and that the human body is a dynamic conductor of electrical impulses. The energy residing on the surface of the earth is primarily electrical in the form of negatively charged free electrons.
Free radicals, the main source of inflammation, tissue destruction and disease are positively charged. The practice of Earthing effectively neutralizes the positively charged free radicals.
Earthing also protects the body's delicate bio-electrical circuitry against static electricity and interference in the form of Electromagnetic Fields (EMGs). Our disconnection from the earth's natural surface energy due to living in elevated structures and wearing insulated shoes results in an "electron deficient" state that leads to inflammatory and autoimmune disease, poor sleep, dysfunction and accelerated aging. Exposure to the ground provides an electrical "nutrient" as important as oxygen, light and water and is the best natural antioxidant and inflammatory agent.
The sole of the foot has more nerve endings than any other part of the human body so walking bare foot or simply sitting with one's feet planted on the ground is the best way to gather the free electrons and natural energy from the earth.
The benefits from Earthing are as follows :
- Defuses the cause of inflammation, and improves or eliminates the symptoms of inflammation-related disorders.
- Reduces or eliminates chronic pain.
- Improves sleep in most cases.
- Increases energy
- Lowers stress and promotes calmness in the body by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones.
- Normalizes the body's biological rhythms.
- Thins blood and improves blood pressure and flow.
- Relieves muscle tension and headaches.
- Lessens hormonal and menstrual symptoms.
- Dramatically speeds healing and helps prevent bedsores.
- Reduces or eliminates jet lag.
- Protects the body against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
- Accelerates recovery from intense athletic activity.
"Earthing" is full of convincing testimonials from individuals who have benefited from using Earthing products for relief from a vast number of health disorders including insomnia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, fibromyalgia, electro-sensitivity, premenstrual syndrome, headaches, asthma, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, autism and recovery from sports injuries.
The most important health benefit of Earthing is providing the body with abundant electrons from the Earth. The scientific research and hypotheses related to Earthing point to a major impact on the inflammatory process as a result of this electron transfer.