The essence of Earthing is all about absorbing electrons from the earth into your body, an abundant source of antioxidants.
The action of earthing is easy to do, and free, by just standing barefoot on the earth. Your barefoot body acts as a conductor which draws in enough electrons to re-balance & regulate every cell in your body.
It has been said "We are one with the Earth". It's true!
As electrical beings, we are conductors of electrons. Earthing is all about soaking in electrons, into your body. We NEED electrons to make every action happen at a cellular level. We ingest electrons via the air we breathe, via the food we eat, via our skin AND most profoundly via the Earth.
Take your shoes & socks off and put your barefeet on the Earth. Feel the stress drain away, feel the pain reduce. This called 'Earthing'. For arthritis pain its enormously beneficial and effective to 'ground' youself, whether you do it yourself or whether you use an earthing 'gadget', the aim of the game is to Earth yourself regularly.
Reduce inflammation - improve circulation
A study using thermal imaging to observe the effects of grounding was performed on a group of people with complaints including joint inflammation, muscular strains and carpel tunnel. Some patients experienced improvement in one session & within 4 weeks up to 80% improvemnt occured.
This is what happens to your blood after only 30 mins of earthing. It's vibrant and alive, the red blood cells are bouncing off each other not clumping. This is because after earthing they have enough electrons to become negatively charged. This means less clots, less hardened arteries, less emphysema, less inflammation, less oxidisation.
Regulate Cortisol - reduce stress & improve sleep
Another example of science proving the effect of Earthing.
After just 30 mins of Earthing, it is known that your circadian rythm realigns with normality, and your cortisol levels normalise. This means less stress, better sleep & improved mood.
With regular Earthing / Grounding, numerous health benefits have been observed, such as:
Reduction of inflammation
Reduction or elimination of pain
Improved sleep - deeper and more refreshing
Reduced stress / anxiety / irritability
Improved energy levels
Improved immune function
Rapid healing of injuries
Improved blood circulation, blood pressure and thinner blood
Harmonisation and stabilisation of the body's basic biological rhythms
Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity
Relief from muscle tension and headaches
Snoring ceases or is reduced
Reduce or eliminate jet lag
Less hormonal and menstrual symptoms
Reduced electro sensitivity
Grounding to the metal frame of your vehicle helps maintain alertness, reduces fatigue and eases the strains and tensions involved with long distance driving
Protects the body against potentially harmful biological effects of low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
Potential Benefits of Earthing
Reduce affects of stress by lowering stress hormones such as cortisol
Improve heart health
Increase energy levels
Reduce and prevent chronic pain
Balance your nervous system
Improve blood pressure and blood flow in your body
Relieve muscle tension and headaches
Shorten recovery time from injury or physical exertion/sporting activities
Speed up healing
We live in 2017, and that means that most of us can't stand barefoot on the earth for any length of time, we're generally too busy and spend most of our time indoors. And we wear shoes which disconnect us from the earth. Did you know that the metaphoric rise in inflammatory conditions started at the same time plastics were incorporated into our shoes and clothing?
So, some clever scientific inventors came up with a range of Earthing products for us to use indoors. This means bare-skin contact with the product connects us to the earth via the product. We become Earthed indoors. Grounded.
Natural Arthritis Relief is a proud affiliate for the Australian distributor of Earthing products because I know them to work, I know that being earthed reduces inflammation, and therefore helps arthritis. I know that being earthed allows better sleep, and balances cortisol, and improves circulation, and allows the body to regulate voltage thereby regulate PH.
If you choose to see the full range of excellent Earthing products, here's my affillate link to take you to the main Earthing website.
The products below are ones I'm personally using or that I have first hand feedback about, via me and my own customers.
“ Most people want the most health benefits for the least amount of work. This is it! Earthing gives you more benefits for the least work. There is no work! " DAVID WOLFE, M.S. AUTHOR OF ”SUPERFOODS: THE FOOD AND MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE"
We are all different and so although some people feel the effects of Earthing almost instantaneously, others do not notice anything for weeks or even months. Don’t give up. It is working as soon as you establish direct contact with the Earth. Initially some people may feel some temporary discomfort or even flu ¬like signs, nausea, pain or aches. In practically all cases, this experience is fleeting. It is the result of a normalization of the body’s “electrical system.” A healing crisis, so to speak. As the process gets underway, the body’s ability to release accumulated toxicity may improve and you could feel that as transient discomfort. Typically, after some initial adjustment, you start feeling better and more energised.
If you are uncomfortable, stop grounding yourself for several days and then begin again, starting with shorter exposure and gradually increasing the exposure.