Who knew your body is electric?
The membrane of every cell produces electrical energy,
using the sodium-potassium pump (like a hydroelectric power plant) to generate ATP and GTP, which provide energy for you.
Mild electric currents stream throughout your body, not only through your nervous system and muscles, but to your organs and tissues.
(Within every atom, protons have a positive charge, electrons have a negative charge, and the flow of electrons between atoms and ions is electricity.)
At the microscopic core of chronic diseases, we find inflammation due to “free radicals.”
A free radical has an unpaired electron, which makes it unstable.
In its effort to grab more electrons, it damages proteins and cells.
This process produces oxidative stress and leads to chronic inflammation.
This is a huge topic, but basically the longer we live, we hold more free radicals, oxidation, inflammation, pain, disease, aging and wrinkles.
(Poor nutrition, preservatives, sugar and refined carbohydrates give us even more free radicals and inflammation.)
For the past two decades medical scientists tell us that inflammation is the real killer, the root cause of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, pulmonary disease, neurological disease, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune conditions, and more.
“Supplements to reduce inflammation” gets 65.5 million hits on my browser.
If only we had more free electrons to match up with those free radicals, we could avert damage, inflammation, and pain . . .
The surface of the Earth is filled with free electrons which pass through your skin and restore your body to better health.
That is, if you go barefoot on the ground, sit on the lawn, and/or try sleeping on an Earthing mat, you’ll feel the benefits of Earthing.
“Earthing works fast. Anyone can try it. You don’t even have to believe it works. If you don’t feel well or have pain, for whatever reason, just put your bare feet on the ground – on grass, wet sand, gravel, or plain dirt − for a half-hour. See what happens. There is nothing that comes close to Earthing for quick relief.” – James Oschman, Ph.D., internationally-renowned expert on energy medicine
The Earth’s free electrons neutralize free radical molecules, which stops their destruction of healthy tissues, reduces inflammation, and relieves pain.
Medical Thermal Imaging reveals decreased inflammation after a person gets grounded to the Earth. (See this clip of The Earthing Movie at minute 27-28.)
Studies published in 2004 (using subjects who sleep on a grounding mat) demonstrated that Earthing stabilizes the stress hormone Cortisol down to normal healthy levels.
Earthing calms the nervous system and improves overall mood.
Earthing tends to improve
- inflammation and diseases of inflammation
- chronic pain, or almost any pain
- better circulation, blood flow, healthy thinning of the blood
- blood pressure
- daily energy and stamina
- immune system strength – fewer colds or viruses
- thyroid function
- adrenal health
- blood sugar levels
- hormonal levels, PMS, hot flashes
- quicker healing of injuries (proven during Tour de France 2003-2005)
- deeper sleep, less fatigue
- easy release of stress
- better digestion
- quick recovery from jet lag
- transmuting and releasing detrimental EMFs
We have tons of Earthing case studies from people who improve their blood pressure, feel and look more vibrant, accelerate healing of injuries, relieve seasonal allergies, arthritis, asthma, eczema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and more.
People who consistently sleep on an Earthing mat may need to reduce their medications. Typically they need lower doses of
- blood thinners (anticoagulants)
- anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
- diabetic pills
- thyroid-boosting medications
- blood pressure pills
- pain pills
Every person’s situation is unique.
People have varying amounts of improvement with Earthing.
Many find Earthing is anti-aging, because it removes inflammation and heals the immune system.
People tend to feel more vital, energetic and restored in many ways.
How to Ground / How to use Earthing
- barefoot outdoors
- Earthing mat indoors connected to ground
- Earthing patch for specific pain
Go barefoot on the Earth (sit, stand, walk, lie down if you like) for a half hour or more each day.
Electrons flow into your body. The soles of your feet are especially receptive.
(Experiment – rate your pain before and after 30 minutes of Earth-contact.)
Good conduction happens on soil, grass, sand, gravel, rock, and concrete.
Moist surfaces are extra conductive.
You can also wade in any natural body of water.
(Grounding/Earthing does not work on wood, rubber, plastic, vinyl, asphalt, or sealed/painted tile/concrete – all are poor conductors.)
Sleep on an Earthing mat connected to the ground through an electrical outlet (via the rounded receptor at the bottom of the type B power outlet common in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Central America and part of South America).
Before using the outlet’s ground port, check its wiring safety with the plug-in tester that comes with every Earthing mat.
Another option is to connect the Earthing mat to a grounding rod in the soil outdoors (and feed the wire through a window).
(Use a smaller Earthing mat under your bare feet when sitting, if you like.)
Apply a grounded Earthing patch to a painful spot, such as an arthritic wrist. (The patch is wired and connected to ground.)
My Earthing mat experience so far (first 6 weeks):
In the beginning, I felt lots of tingling sparky energy from the mat, so it took time to overlook that and drift to sleep. But I did sink into good solid sleep from the first night onwards.
(Most people say deep sleep is the earliest benefit.)
When I would waken (after 9 hours of restoration), I would feel lethargic and cloudy, like a detoxification. This makes sense, as free radicals cleared out of my system.
The Earthing Institute mentions these early side effects, and says it may take up to 2 weeks for the tingling sensation and the detox effect to finish.
In my case, it took 4 weeks to normalize.
After the initial detox, I now feel clear and energetic in the morning and throughout the day.
My body now takes 8 hours of deep sleep instead of 9.
My digestion improved. (I quit burping after meals. Found out science says gut bacteria are electric too.)
What about a few critics who claim the Earthing mat brings more EMFs (man-made electromagnetic fields) into your body?
This is refuted by early experiments done by the Earthing mat inventor, Clint Ober, and also in a 2005 published study by electrical engineer Roger Applewhite.
Clint Ober examined the electrical field-induced EMF voltage created on subjects’ bodies in their own beds, before and after grounding on a mat.
Ober found an average of 3.27 volts EMF on the human body prior to grounding, which came down to an average of 0.007 volts on the body when grounded on a mat.
Applewhite’s 2005 study using wired Earthing devices confirmed that
- when a person is grounded, electrons pass both ways to maintain the human body at the same electric potential as the Earth, and
- grounding drastically reduces EMF energies on the body.
I think I’ll keep sleeping on this mat . . .
Have you tried Earthing?
How do you feel about it?
More info on Earthing (includes free eBook)
Diane Stallings RN does distance healing, EFT tapping, and/or Biofield Tuning on the phone, energy healing sessions, and health coaching. She gives you practical ways to lift your wellbeing.
Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills.
(Thanks to my backyard and feet for this image.)