What is it?

Grounding, also called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth.

This practice relies on earthing science and grounding physics to explain how electrical charges from the earth can have positive effects on your body!

 

How can it help? —> What the Science Says

Although an under-researched topic, the most recent scientific research has explored grounding for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, mood and mental health.

The central theory is that grounding affects the living matrix, which is the central connector between living cells.

Electrical conductivity exists within the matrix that functions as an immune system defense, similar to antioxidants. They believe that through grounding, the natural defenses of the body can be restored. Further research expands on this idea.

  

This research is supported by a recent study on grounding for pain reduction and mood improvement. Sixteen massage therapists alternated between periods of grounding and no grounding.

Before grounding therapy, physical and emotional stress and pain were common side effects of their physically demanding jobs. After the earthing therapy, pain, stress, depression, and fatigue were all reduced among participants.

While most of the studies on grounding are currently small and rely somewhat on subjective measures, such as self-reported feelings, mood, or even self-administered treatment, research and knowledge are advancing every day, and more benefits are sure to be uncovered!

 

{Source: Eleesha Lockett, MS}

Medically Reviewed. (Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT)

 

 

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