Updated: May 19, 2021
Let's be honest, life is stressful.
Technology has helped us advance in many ways, but it comes with a downside. Do you ever feel overwhlemed or get headaches after too much screen time?
It could be that you're getting too much electrical "input". Our bodies are made from many electrical impulses. If we're surrounded by other devices that give off electrical, radiational, or ther energy impulses, our bodies may start to accumlate too much of it, causing us to feel off.
You need to find a way to give "output", or release that harbored energy. One great way to do that is grounding, or earthing!
Research is still ongoing, but testimonials speak for themselves. In this article we'll discuss what earthing is, the potential benefits of it, and how you can get started today.
What is Earthing?
"Earthing", also known as "grounding", is simply making contact with the earth for a set period of time.
The idea behind this therapeutic technique is to balance out your electromagnetic field. From power lines to phones to radios to computers, we're constantly being exposed to and absorbing, lots of electromagnetic energy.
Some energy has a positive charge, and some energy has a negative charge. The Earth also carries an electric charge, and being in direct contact with it can help create equilibrium.
If we are overloaded with either positive or negative electrical energy, we can start to feel bogged down, overwhelmed, experience headaches, or have other physical disruptions.
What Are The Benefits?
Different groups of people have studies that seem to support many positive effects of grounding:
Massage therapists have seen improvement in their patients who've suffered from sleep disorders and fatigue
Other groups have noticed a great improvement in muscle pain, anxiety, and depression
A feeling of lightness, or relief
Clarity of mind
Sense of happiness
Everyone responds to stimulus differently. Some peopel may experience one, or many benefits from earthing.
Ways to Practice Earthing or Grounding
There are a few ways you can practice this healing and therapeutic technique. Some of the most common ways include:
Walking outside barefoot
Swimming or being underwater
Lying on the ground or grass
Using grounding equipment
If you want to try grounding equipment, some options include a grounding mat, grounding tape attached to a metal rod outside, or specific articles of clothing.
Always be aware of your surroundings when grounding in the water or on the ground. Avoid any situations where you could get hurt.
Does Earthing Work?
While there aren't many studies performed on the proven effectiveness of earthing, the studies that were done seem to offer hope.
One study done on a group that performed exercises with patches on their palms and soles of their feet showed less muscle damage and lower creatinine levels in the blood. This indicates possible healing effects. Another study done on the heart showed that those who grounded themselves had fewer red blood cells clumping around the heart than those who did not have the patches.
Are There Any Risks To Earthing?
While most of the methods of earthing/grounding are harmless, it's important to consider the possibility of electrocution. This risk increases if you're using a metal rod and grounding mat.
If you suffer from medical conditions and use devices such as hearing aids or pacemakers or suffer from seizures, please consult your doctor before trying this technique.
Earthing, or grounding, is a wonderful therapeutic technique that is both natural and beneficial. People who practice earthing have noticed a decrease in reducing anxiety, pain, and fatigue.
As always, consult your physician to rule out any underlying medical conditions before taking up this electromagnetic-field-balancing therapy.