Grounding, also known as earthing, is the act of connecting to the earth’s natural energy by walking barefoot on the ground, touching trees or swimming in the ocean. Grounding has been a part of many ancient cultures and is now gaining popularity as a natural way to improve overall health and well-being.
The science behind grounding is based on the concept of electrons. The earth has a natural abundance of negatively charged electrons, which are known to help reduce inflammation, reduce oxidative stress and improve overall health. When we touch the earth, the electrons from the ground transfer to our bodies, neutralizing any positive charges that we have accumulated from electronic devices and other sources.
Studies have shown that grounding can have a significant impact on our health, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. In one study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, participants who walked barefoot on the earth for 40 minutes showed significant reductions in inflammation markers and oxidative stress compared to those who did not participate in grounding (Khaleghi, 2014).
In another study, published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, patients who participated in grounding for eight weeks showed significant improvements in sleep quality, muscle tension and overall well-being (Chevalier, 2016).
Additionally, grounding has been shown to improve circulation, boost the immune system, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. It has also been suggested that grounding can reduce pain, improve the body’s natural defense against harmful pathogens, and promote restful sleep.
In conclusion, grounding is a simple, yet powerful way to improve overall health and well-being. The science behind grounding is based on the transfer of electrons from the earth to our bodies, which helps to neutralize positive charges, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and improve overall health. If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your health, consider incorporating grounding into your daily routine.
Khaleghi, A., Gorji, N., Asghari, J., & Karimian, M. (2014). A randomized controlled trial on the effect of earthing (grounding) on inflammation, oxidative stress, and oxidative damage in individuals with muscle soreness. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20(8), 691-697.
Chevalier, G., Sinatra, S. T., Oschman, J. L., Sokal, K., & Sokal, P. (2016). Earthing: health implications of reconnecting the human body to the Earth’s surface electrons. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2016, 9623067.