FAQ - General Questions (and Answers) About Practicing Grounding
What is Grounding?
Earthing or Grounding refers to the process of reconnecting with the earth by touching skin to a conductive material such as grass, dirt, rocks, sand, rivers, lakes or seas. In our modern times we aren’t connected to the earth as much as we used to be - therefore we are building up too much positive electrons. When we are grounded, our bodies are maintained at zero volts - the same electrical potential as the Earth.
Who Can Do It?
Practicing earthing and grounding is beneficial for absolutely everyone. We need to reconnect with the earth in the way our ancestor did. It’s especially great for those struggling with inflammation, chronic pain and sleeping problems.
Are There Scientists that Back the Concept?
Yes, for sure. The concept was ‘reinvented’ by Clinton Ober, a retired cable television executive who started studying how the earth’s natural energy and the human’s relation to it, can improve health. He wrote the book,Earthing, the most important Health Discovery ever?And joined forces with renowned biophysicist, James Oschman.
In his article on the topic, Dr. Oschman also refers to a case study,Earthing, Health Implications of reconnecting the human body to the Earth’s surface electrons, that explores grounding and earthing and its implications.
There are also numerouspersonal stories of individuals sharing their experience with this practice, and how it changed their lives.
Do I need Earthing Products to Practice Earthing?
The goal of earthing products is to aid as a supplement to your natural ways of connecting to the earth. Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t have access to mud, sea, sand and dirt on a daily basis - but they still have the urge to feel connected to the earth. In this case, Earthing Products are ideal and can really benefit the individual by allowing them to connect with the positive electrons from the comfort of their homes.
How Long do I need to Stay Grounded to Feel the Benefits?
This would be the same as asking; ‘How much food do I need to eat to feel full’. It’s totally up to the individual, their physical symptoms, current lifestyle and usage of electrical equipment. It is said that physical ailments such as inflammation and pain can be improvement within minutes of earthing - but the more time you spend in touch with the ground, the better.
Grounding while sleeping is very important. This is the stage in which your body is focused on recovering and regenerating, and you can help boost the process with something like an earthing sheet.
How Does it ‘Heal’ Our Bodies?
In layman’s terms the Earth’s electrons have a natural anti-inflammatory effect and when we are connected with the earth it’s conducted throughout our bodies. Inflammation is one of the main causes for aches, pains and illnesses, so in effect - connecting to the earth will help neutralize the pain and speed up the healing process.
What Are The Main Benefits of Grounding?
Decreases hormonal symptoms
Supports adrenal health
Boosts the healing process
Enhances biological rhythms
Relieves tension and headaches
Improves sleep quality, reduces snoring
Increases energy and lowers stress
Reduces inflammationImproves blood circulation
How Do Earthing Products Work?
Note, that these products don’t run on electricity. The products pick up the energy via a grounded plug or a ground rod that’s directly placed into the earth. The outlet then delivers the energy through the cord of an Earthing Mat, Sheet or band that’s designed for human grounding. In essence, they simulate what would happen if you were to walk barefoot in the damp ground, swim in the ocean or work in the garden.
Can I use Earthing Products alongside other medications and therapies?
Earthing is as natural as it gets. However, if you have current ailments and prescription medication - it’s always a good idea to consult with a medical professional. For instance, if you are taking blood-thinning medication keep in mind that practicing earthing might have a similar effect. All in all, it’s as natural as walking barefoot on the earth - it’s our way of healing and growing alongside Mother Nature.
Are There Any Side-Effects to Practicing Grounding?
Some people have noted an initial, temporary discomfort when starting out with their practice. Flu-like symptoms, aches and pains are all fleeting effects and are only present of because of the normalization of the body’s ‘electrical system’. These are only some cases, and the majority of people don’t experience any discomfort.
What Should I Eat, or Drink to Future Improve the Practice of Grounding?
The free radicals in your body need a spark of energy (electrons) and one way to boost the performance is to supplement the body with Vitamin A, C and E, plant substances can also help increase the electrons in your body. Supplementing your practice with a healthy diet can further benefit the body and mind.
When the body has a positive charge on it, practicing earthing will spread electrons to where it’s needed in the body, and this will neutralize overblown free radical and inflammatory damage
We’d love to hear your questions about Earthing and Grounding, and we’d be happy to assist in any queries and concerns.