The Health Benefits of Earthing
What Exactly is Earthing?
The Health Benefits of Earthing
Earthing has been shown to help with:
- Reduction of inflammation
- Reduction or elimination of pain
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress, anxiety and irritability
- Feeling calm
- Improved energy levels
- Improved immune function
- Improved digestion
- Accelerated healing of injuries
- Improved blood circulation, blood pressure and thinner blood
- Harmonisation and stabilisation of the body’s basi biological rhythms
- Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity
- Relief from muscle tension and headaches
- Reduction in snoring
- Reduction or elimination of jet lag
- Fewer hormonal and menstrual symptoms
- Reduced electro-sensitivity
- Protection against the potentially harmful biological effects of low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF)
- Alertness, reduced fatigue and easing of strains and tensions involved in long distance driving (when grounded to the metal frame of a vehicle)
Getting Started With Earthing
Getting started with earthing is as simple as being barefoot outside. Go outside and give it a try and see what a difference it can make to your pain and stress levels. For optimal health we recommend at least 30 minutes of earthing each day. Grass, sand, dirt and plain concrete are the best conductive surfaces and even better when they’re damp. Swimming in the ocean is also a wonderful way to earth.
However, for those times when outdoor earthing simply isn’t possible, this range of indoor earthing products is a terrific way to start earthing at home at your own convenience.
Conductive indoor earthing products have been designed to bring Earth’s natural healing energy directly to your body even when indoors. The products themselves are made from conductive materials and use conductive wires to connect to the Earth in two ways:
1. Using a standard power point in your home
Indoor earthing products can be connected via a standard power point in your home or office as the power point is already earthed. The custom-designed, non-electrical earthing plug connects only to the earth wire in the power point. The other two pins are made from plastic so no electrical power is used. One end of the conductive cord is then inserted into the plug and the other end attaches to the conductive earthing product, e.g.: an earthing sheet. The earthing plug is safe, non-electrical and can not be used like an appliance plug.
It is recommend you check your power point first with an Outlet Tester to ensure the power point is wired correctly and safely.
2. Using a grounding rod
Alternatively, you can connect your conductive indoor earthing product direct to the Earth by inserting a grounding rod into the Earth around your home or office. The conductive lead then attaches to the grounding rod at one end and to the conductive Earthing product at the other end.
Indoor earthing products are a convenient way to fit earthing into your daily life while you work, rest or sleep and there is a product to suit every need. Check out our range of earthing products and starter packs.
What Do People Say About Earthing?
Everybody’s experience with earthing will be different depending on individual circumstances. Some people notice an immediate difference once they start earthing and for others it might be a more subtle change over time.
Many people report better sleep and reduced stress once they start sleeping grounded and sometimes pain that they have had for several years disappears almost overnight.
Some people even report experience a ‘detox’ effect once they start earthing. This is caused by a normalisation of the body’s ‘electrical system’ which improves the body’s ability to release accumulated toxicity and is usually short-lived.
Is Earthing Suitable For Everyone?
Earthing is safe and natural, for people of all ages, young and old, but it is not medicine or a substitute for medical treatment. If you have a medical condition, see your health professional before you start
Research indicates that earthing the body affects physiological functioning in a variety of ways. Because of this, we strongly recommend that any individual taking medication to thin the blood, regulate blood sugar, control blood pressure, or to supplement thyroid activity should consult with their doctor before using earthing products, and then under supervision of their doctor monitor the medication. An adjustment in medication may be necessary.
For more information refer to The Earthing Institute’s Medical Disclaimer and Medical and Medicine Consideration