Earthing’ and ‘Grounding’ are two terms for treatments that link the body to the earth’s inherent electrical qualities for various health advantages.
It may seem to be woo-woo at first. On the other hand, the science underpinning earthing and grounding are compelling: The soil is rich in free electrons (negatively charged electrons), which, when linked to the body, may help neutralise free radicals, offering antioxidant and immune-boosting characteristics.
The “grounding” we’re talking about here differs from the “grounding” used in mental health facilities when patients use mindfulness techniques and breathwork to calm their nerves and relieve stress.
This article will discuss the research behind grounding and earthing, the benefits to health, and the techniques for doing so inside and out.
So, what is Earthing, exactly?
“Grounding” or “Earthing” refers to connecting your body to the earth’s inherent electrical charge. Like walking barefoot outdoors daily, taking breaks at the beach, and swimming in natural bodies of water, earthing is crucial for good health.
Cheap grounding pads or patches that plug into the grounding outlet on your home’s electrical panel may serve as an effective means of earthing and grounding.
The Advantages of Earthing and Grounding
Though research is still in its early stages, individuals use earthing and grounding to enhance their health and well-being in various ways.
Among the alleged advantages are the following:
- Increased energy and less weariness
- Reduce inflammation and chronic pain
- Exercise recovery time reduces.
- Improve/improve mood Lower blood pressure and hypertension
- Promote heart health
- Enhance Your Sleep Quality
How Does Earthing Work?
An electrical matrix shared by the soil and all living cells, including those of the human body, is supposed to be altered by earthing and grounding.
To ground oneself is to connect one’s body to the earth’s natural field of slightly negatively charged free electrons, or so the common notion goes. This matrix’s electrical conductivity may neutralise free radicals (unpaired electrons) in the body. This process might be analogous to antioxidants in terms of immune system defence.
Use Earthing to Lessen Inflammation
In 2020, researchers conducted a meta-analysis and found that grounding significantly reduces inflammation.
The researchers discovered that grounding reduces or even completely prevents the five primary signs of inflammation after injury: redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function. In 20 special case reports, medical infrared imaging supported the rapid clearance of uncomfortable chronic inflammation.
Circulation has increased
According to the same review study, grounding boosted blood flow to several body regions, including the face. Please see the picture below:
Grounding the human body in soil (“earthing”) during sleep decreases night-time cortisol levels. It synchronises cortisol hormone release more in line with the standard 24-hour circadian rhythm profile, according to a 2004 research.
Earthing and grounding are the same procedures that link us to the earth’s electrical characteristics. According to popular belief, all cells, including those that comprise our bodies, are linked to an electrical matrix with the earth. The earth is abundant in negatively charged free electrons, which give antioxidant and immunological advantages when attached to our bodies.