In essence, Earthing occurs when you connect your body to the Earth.
The earth is electrical and so are you. By Earthing, you are allowing your body to re-fuel with electrons. Don't worry, its quite safe and natural. Your body knows how to adjust its own electricity balance when you connect yourself to the earth's electricity, however, we often cut off that connection by wearing shoes or overload ourselves with positively charged atoms due to environment. The aim of the game is to be electrically balanced which results in better cellular health naturally. This means less oxidation and less inflammation ie: less pain and more wellness.
To be electrically balanced you must have an abundance of electrons which can be easily consumed in a variety of ways. Via breathing negatively charged oxygen (anions), via eating/drinking anti-oxidant rich foods (they donate electrons), or best of all via absorbing electrons through the skin. EARTHING- allows an abundant flow of electrons into your body by connecting your bareskin with the earth.
Why do we need electrons?
The simple science is this - Electrons are one of the fundamental particles in atoms. They nuetralise the charge of an atom, their negative charge balancing out the positively charged protons; that is why there's always an equal number of electrons and protons in an atom. Electrons are also responsible for atom bonding.
Electrons play a major role in all chemical bonds. There is one type of bonding called electrovalent bonding (ionic), where an electron from one atom is transferred to another atom. You wind up creating two ions as one atom loses an electron and one gains one.
Powerful anti-oxidants have plenty of electrons to donate.
The point of mentioning that electrons transfer between atoms as needed, is relevant to how an oxidated cell (a positively charged, acidic PH cell) needs more electrons to become a healthy cell (to become a negatively charged, alkaline PH cell). You may want to read more about PH=Voltage here. Electrons are like little batteries, holding an electrical charge that can be used up as the cell sees fit to do. When a cell has enough charge (negatively charged) the ATP action can happen (cell respiration) which means that the oxidated cell can now start flexing the cell wall because it has some electrical charge to exchange. The oxidised cell is starving for nutrients and has become rusty and inflexible and the inflamed cell is bursting with trapped toxins which can't get through the inflexible cell wall. Either way, it needs more electricity ie: electrons, to allow all the functions of the body to happen.
So, electrons are an essential nutrient for a healthy cellular life. An abundance of electrons in your body will ensure that all action has a steady supply.
Health benefits of Earthing
With an abundance of electrons via EARTHING, the circadian rythmn balances, cortisol level balances, blood pressure balances, inflammation reduces, circulation increases, cellular action increases. Your cells are now resonating to the Earth's energy which brings about balance and healing. Your body has released any built up positive charge and soaked in an abundance of negative charge (electrons).
Many of us consume quality essential nutrients (like ORMUS alkaline Minerals) which are also essential in every cellular action, but when it comes down to it, when your body uses a mineral it also uses an electron or two in the chain reaction. We need the minerals for energy and the electrons to fire up the action.
Earthing is easy to do
Your bareskin contact with the Earth restores your natural electrical balance by soaking in electrons from the Earth and releasing excess positive charge back to the earth. Whether you connect with the earth directly through barefeet or you sleep on an Earthing bedsheet, you're bound to notice the health benefits. Your red blood cells will thank you for it, as they bounce off each other instead becoming a sludgy slow stream prone to blockage.
An abundance of electrons will be soaked into your bloodstream to be carried everywhere to every cell, like sparks of life, turning off free readicals, providing electricity for every cellular action, and alkalising your body's PH by normalising the voltage.
Our 21st century lifestyle takes us away from barefoot contact with the Earth. The wearing of shoes cuts off the connection to the Earth through a layer of insulation, usually all day. At least take your lunch or your cup of tea to the grass and take your shoes & socks off.