Are you feeling disconnected or having trouble relaxing or sleeping lately? A new-ish wellness trend could be just what your body needs. You see, our bodies are complex electrical systems that require stability and regulation, and scientists discovered that contact with the Earth could provide just that. In fact, over 20 studies found evidence of significant physiological improvements when humans are grounded. In this article, we will explore the incredible benefits of earthing, aka grounding, and why you need to incorporate this practice into your life, like, NOW. From what earthing is and how it works to the scientific studies behind it, I will provide all the proof you need that your body is electric. So take off your shoes, step outside, and get ready to discover the power of earthing.
What is Earthing and How Does it Work?
Earthing, also known as grounding, is connecting your body to the Earth to absorb its natural energy. The Earth contains a natural charge called the Schumann resonance, which is similar to the electrical charge found in the human body. You can learn more by clicking here to watch a 6-minute YouTube video that tells you all about it. By connecting to the Earth, you balance and regulate the electrical systems in your body.
But how exactly does this work? Humans are complex electrical systems that require stability and regulation to function correctly. When exposed to excess positive ions from technology or artificial lighting, our bodies can become imbalanced, leading to inflammation, pain, and other health issues. By grounding yourself, you can absorb negative ions from the Earth, which act as antioxidants and neutralize the positive ions in your body. Doing so provides a multitude of benefits, which we’ll get into in a follow-up article next week. If you want to make sure to see it, click here and scroll down to submit the form at the bottom of the page to get it sent straight to your email Inbox.
The evidence that humans are complex electrical systems is clear. Our bodies require a delicate balance of positive and negative ions to function properly, and contact with the Earth can provide just that. With over 20 studies showing significant physiological improvements when humans ground, it’s time to get outside and connect to the Earth.
Evidence that Humans are Complex Electrical Systems
Humans are complex beings that operate on electrical signals. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body communicates through these signals to perform various functions. Any disruption in this delicate balance can lead to health problems. With the increasing use of technology and artificial lighting, our bodies are exposed to excess positive ions. We are also cut off from the Earth because of synthetic shoes and clothing that are increasingly common in modern times. We also spend more time indoors than ever before, often in buildings that separate us from Mother Earth with concrete foundations. All of this can cause an imbalance in the electrical system and lead to inflammation, pain, and other health issues.
As The Earthing Movie (click here to learn more or watch it on Netflix) so brilliantly explains, to function optimally, our bodies must maintain a balance of positive and negative ions. Grounding or earthing helps achieve that balance by exposing our bodies to the Earth’s negative ions. These negative ions act as antioxidants and neutralize the excess positive ions in our bodies.
For example, think back to the last time you spent a few hours by the seaside or hanging out on a lake or river. How did you feel when you arrived versus when you left? Did it feel like all your worries just melted away at some point during the day? I’m betting they did because of the combination of bare feet on the Earth and moving water nearby. This is why so many consider oceans, rivers, and lakes their “happy place.” Exposure to negative ions balances out all the positive ones and makes us feel happier. It helps you glow from the inside out, just like my Goddess Glow coaching programs.
The evidence demonstrating that humans are complex electrical systems is overwhelming. Over 20 scientific studies showed significant physiological improvements in individuals who were grounded. Click here if you want to read them. These studies confirm that grounding helps regulate the body’s electrical system, leading to numerous health benefits that I’ll dive deeper into next week.
With the growing body of evidence supporting the benefits of grounding, it’s high time we start prioritizing our connection with the Earth to achieve optimal health and well-being. In the next section, we’ll explain some of the scientific studies conducted to validate the benefits of grounding, in case you choose not to click through and read all of them yourself.
Scientific Studies on Earthing
As previously mentioned, numerous scientific studies have investigated the effects of earthing on the human body. One study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health found that earthing can improve sleep quality, reduce pain, and increase overall well-being. The study also noted that earthing can have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help alleviate symptoms of chronic pain and other ailments.
Another study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that earthing can reduce stress and improve heart rate variability. The study participants who grounded during sleep had lower cortisol levels and improved heart rate variability, indicating a healthy autonomic nervous system.
A third study published in the Journal of Inflammation Research found that earthing can reduce inflammation in the body. The grounded study participants had lower levels of inflammatory markers, which can contribute to a wide range of health problems, including chronic pain, heart disease, and cancer.
In summary, numerous scientific studies have shown that earthing can have significant physiological benefits. With these findings in mind, it’s clear that earthing should be a top priority for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being.
Incorporating Earthing into your daily routine can be a game-changer for your well-being. As scientists have discovered, our bodies are complex electrical systems that need grounding, just like the electrical wires in our homes. The benefits of Earthing are vast and significant, as evidenced by over 20 studies. The list goes on, from stabilizing our physiology to improving physical and mental health. And the best part? You don’t have to know why Earthing works for it to be effective, although, after this article, you should. So why wait? Take off your shoes, step outside, and start grounding today! Your body will thank you for it. After all, it is one of the nine simple habit shifts you can make that create a life you don’t need to escape.
Until Next Week,
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