What is Grounding?

Grounding or Earthing is the act of having barefoot contact with the Earth. This practice is simply done just by the routinely walking barefoot outdoors. Bodily contact with the Earth’s natural electric charge allows the body to rid itself of the ‘bad’ positive charged ions. While this may sound more spiritual than physical, the scientific study of biochemistry directly explains why this is extremely beneficial to the body. Our bodies are often electron deficient, which is needed to support the foundation of bodily health. Grounding has been studied to correct the “electron deficiency syndrome,” which can cause numerous health disorders. This practice is also largely connected with helping the body detox from exposure to EMFs throughout the day.

What are the Benefits of Grounding?

One PubMed article states that grounding “stabilizes the physiology, reduces inflammation, pain and stress, improves sleep, blood flow, and lymphatic/venous return to the heart, and produces greater well-being.”1 There are profound physical impacts on the body when it is relieved of unnecessary protons and given needed electrons. Grounding has especially drastically improved inflammation in the body by healing electron deficiency.

Studies have also shown a significance in better blood flow with patients who grounded themselves daily.

Our Long Lost Connection with the Earth

In the hustle of modern living, we often forget that God gave us this Earth for a beautiful reason. Not only has He provided all the means to survive and to thrive, He has harnessed it with the very thing that heals us and rids us of bad ions. “It is now time for the medical world to start recognizing that a body connected to the ground – a grounded body – is similarly more stable and healthier. It functions more naturally, a state lost over time because humans have become largely disconnected from the Earth.”1 Rarely do we walk barefoot outside, sleep on the ground or work outdoors. We have lost the connection with the Earth simply due to our way of life. We surround ourselves with screens, electrical items, and typically stay inside most of the day, which is impacting our both our mental and physical health!

As diseases and health complications become ever more prevalent, it is more important than ever to be taking preventative lifestyle changes and supporting the body in all its physiological needs. Grounding is so important and such an easy practice that can relieve a variety of mental and physical conditions.

 

1 Wendy Menigoz, Tracy T. Latz, Robin A. Ely, Cimone Kamei, Gregory Melvin, Drew Sinatra, Integrative and lifestyle medicine strategies should include Earthing (grounding): Review of research evidence and clinical observations. 2020