‘Earthing’ or grounding includes walking barefoot. In addition, Dr. James Oschman, an expert in energy medicine field and a biology professor at the University of Pittsburgh explains that walking barefoot can provide a feeling of well-being and improve health.
Placing your feet on the ground allows you to absorb negative electrons via the soles of your feet.
The Scientific Evidence behind Grounding
A study published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health suggests that grounding may serve as a potential chronic degenerative disease treatment.
The researchers found that it may act as an effective and natural strategy against disturbed HRV, poor sleep, pain, inflammation, ANS dysfunction, chronic stress, cardiovascular disease, and more.
They concluded that grounding is a crucial element in the health equation along with clean water and air, sunshine, physical activity, and nutritious food.
Furthermore, a review published in the Journal of Inflammation Research suggested that it could decrease or even prevent the cardinal signs of inflammation following injury, such as loss of function, pain, swelling, heat, and redness. The researchers concluded that placing your feet on the Earth allows free electrons from its surface to spread into and over your body. These free electrons could have powerful antioxidant effects on your body.
Additionally, a study published at the University of California showed that it could help enhance the regulation of facial blood flow.
Many other studies have also proven that it could decrease blood viscosity, which’s beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine proved that it could be “the main factor that regulates the nervous and endocrine system.
Many studies have proven the physiological effects of grounding that include anything from heart health benefits and improved sleep to anti-aging and more.
What’s more, a study, carried out by the Department of Neurosurgery from the Military Clinical Hospital in Warszawy showed that subjects that are earthed during physical activity had lower blood urea concentrations. The researchers also concluded that grounding during exercise led to enhanced exercise recovery.
This means that grounding during exercise could inhibit the catabolism of hepatic proteins or elevate the excretion of renal urea. Grounding during exercise has an impact on protein metabolism, leading to a positive nitrogen balance. It has great significance in comprehending human metabolic processes and could have an effect on training programs for athletes.
That’s not all, grounding can also normalize the diurnal rhythm of cortisol. This stress hormone is connected to the stress response of your body and helps lower inflammation, regulate blood sugar level, and boost metabolism.
Here Is How to Ground Yourself:
Most people walk on the earth wearing shoes with plastic or rubber soles. Plastic and rubber act as insulators and disconnect you from the electron flow of the Earth. But, in case you wear shoes with leather soles or walk barefoot on ceramic tile, concrete, soil, grass, or sand, you’ll be grounded. In case you walk on tarmac, tar, vinyl, plastic, rubber, wood, or asphalt, you won’t be grounded.
Therefore, when you’re outside, walk barefoot! You may also want to use conductive systems when you spend time indoors, sleep, or work for a more lifestyle-friendly and convenient approach.