The Benefits of Grounding and Earthing
Health Benefits Of Grounding and Earthing:
Published research indicates that Grounding and Earthing bring a broad range of positive benefit within the physiology and the bioelectrical construct of the body. Multiple reported benefits include improved sleep, decreased pain, a normalizing effect on cortisol, reduction of stress, diminished damage to muscles caused by delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), lessening of primary indicators of osteoporosis, and improved thyroid function, glucose regulation, immune response, and blood fluidity.
1. Grounding & Earthing Help You Sleep
Grounding and Earthing help normalize your circadian rhythm, it improves cortisol levels and helps your body adapt so you can sleep better. One study looked at participants who were grounded during their sleep cycle as well as their 24-hour cortisol profiles before and after grounding. After grounding the cortisol profiles went from scattered to steady. If you start earthing you are going to see great improvements to your sleep patterns.
2. Reduces Pain and Inflammation
Antioxidants and grounding can help reduce inflammation and pain! There have been studies that show that people who have done earthing report less pain than those who didn’t. They even saw a reduction of white blood cells which was a good sign that inflammation was diminished. It has even been documented through infrared imaging that grounding and earthing can reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the leading cause of pain. If we can reduce inflammation, then pain can be reduced.
3. More Antioxidant Power
Antioxidants reduce free radicals and one of the best ways to get massive amounts of antioxidants is through grounding. When your feet, or body, are absorbing electrons, those electrons have the same effect as the antioxidants that you eat to neutralize free radicals. This can diminish the damage of the cells through natural-aging or exposure to toxins. One of the awesome benefits of earthing is it is the largest source of free antioxidants.
4. Lowers Stress
As soon as my feet feel the blades of grass between my toes I can feel the reduction of stress. Grounding has been shown to take your body out of the fight or flight mode that so many of us are in because of modern day stresses. (5) Cortisol is an important hormone in your sleep cycle but it’s also a main stress hormone. By keeping cortisol levels where they should be it can help your body’s response to stress. It also helps keep your other hormones from draining which can happen if your cortisol levels are off.
Integrative and lifestyle medicine strategies should include grounding: Review of research evidence and clinical observations
Ongoing research shows that grounding augments the physiology's infrastructure from the foundation up. As the burden of global disease and pain conditions grow increasingly larger, it is more necessary than ever to promote effective prevention and lifestyle practices. Such practices should include grounding. Grounding and Earthing mean a return to a forgotten and vital aspect of Nature – Earth's healing properties – that has great potential to both prevent and treat common disorders afflicting modern society.