Is earthing the new therapeutic Advil?

Our immune system is scientifically known to work it’s best when our body is filled with electrons, and one of the easiest, most accessible, and most natural ways is, believe it or not, walking barefoot!

The patient shown suffered from chronic bilateral foot and ankle pain. After just 2 nights of sleeping grounded 80% of pain was reported to be diminished. Photo Courtesy of Earthing Canada

Grounding, also known as “earthing” is the therapeutic act of doing different activities that electronically reconnect you to the earth. This can include sitting, working, or sleeping outdoors or with a grounding wire indoors.  

Most recent scientific studies described by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, have been exploring grounding for inflammation, muscle damage, chronic pain and mood. In a test for issues sleeping and chronic pain, after sleeping on pads connected to the earth giving the benefits of grounding for multiple days 93% of participants reported improved quality of sleep. 82% reported improved muscle and joint pain as well as 78% said that their general well being felt improved. Compared to control subjects who were unknowingly not sleeping on the same grounding mats having 13% improved quality of sleep, 0% improvement with muscle pain and a 13% improvement with general well being.  

From personal experience, grounding is a great addition to a simple routine! Sitting or laying outside while meditating, reading, listening to music or even napping gave a huge sense of relief to my body as well as helped me control my thoughts. Some may find this useful during school when stress occurs, however adding this simple process into your daily routine may help you gain deeper and more restful sleep as well as improving your well-being (mental and physical health).

The most simple and leisurely way to enjoy these benefits are to simply walk, sit, work or sleep with your body ( bare skin ) being connected to the ground. Grass or not, that’s all you have to do!

Photo Courtesy of Earthing Canada

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