Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is it safe to ground myself via a domestic electrical outlet?
A. Yes, absolutely. The systems we sell have a built in protection resistance which makes them completely safe.
Q. For how long do I need to stay grounded to feel the benefits?
A. There is no simple answer to this as everybody is different. Many people do feel an immediate benefit when grounded, and even physical symptoms such as inflammation and pain can show improvement within minutes. However, in general we would say that the more time you can spend grounded the better. Ideally, use grounding kits (such as a earthing sheet or mat) whenever is practical, and particularly when near powerful electrical equipment such as a computer. Grounding while sleeping is important: not only do you spend a large proportion of your time sleeping, this is also the time when regeneration takes place and the body is most receptive to healing.
Q. Is it ok to combine grounding or earthing with medication / alternative medicine / complementary therapies?
A. Grounding and Earthing are as natural as walking barefoot on the Earth, but of course we would always advise that you consult a medical doctor. If you are taking blood thinning medication, then be aware that earthing can also reduce blood viscosity.
Q. When grounding via a mains outlet, does the socket need to be switched on?
A. No. The socket earth is always connected, whether the socket is switched on or not. Conversely it doesn't matter if the socket is turned on, since there is no connection to the live pins.
Q. Can I plug the grounding plug into a mains extension lead?
A. Yes, provided it is an earthed extension lead, and correctly wired, then this will work fine.