Grounding the Body for Health: Earthing Methods
You can ground yourself
(get electrically connected with Earth) for some part of the day
and/or during sleep using simple techniques discussed on this page. Most people
are able to find nearly all required materials and parts in their own household.
Note that soles of arms and feet are the most conductive areas on the surface of the
Warning. Excessive grounding (for previously ungrounded and currently
sick people or pregnant females) can trigger
a cleansing reaction and is potentially very dangerous.
Therefore, as for breathing retraining, grounding yourself requires a good knowledge of
How to ground yourself during daytime
1. Barefoot walking or barefoot running is the easiest and cheapest option. If
you are new to barefoot activities, use this method for some weeks only in the
first part of the day (before 6 pm or even 2 pm) since excessive stimulation of
nerve endings of the feet can cause problems with sleep.
If you can find soft grass, use it for up to 30-60 min, better in the early morning
(wet grass is more conductive).
You can ground yourself using a simple device that is shown on the right. This
particular homemade DIY device can be used only in the USA and Canada since it is made for a three prong
US outlet. If you are located in a different country, study the details provided
In order to make this device, you need:
- an electrical cable
- 2 copper clad clamps (which can be found in hardware stores)
- a standard three prong plug
- electrical tape.
You can get electrically connected (or grounded) with Earth using a copper cable,
which is easy to find in electrical and hardware stores. (Other electrical cables
can be used too.)
Both electrodes (copper pieces of this device) can be kept on the soles of your
feet (barefoot, or in your socks, or sandals) or on your waist (less preferable
due to much better conductivity of soles).
pieces of copper can be attached to your K1 (Kidney 1) acupuncture points (see
the picture), which are probably the most conductive places on the skin of the
body. You can fix those flat copper pieces on the K1 points using a surgical tape
for better connection.
This is one of the simplest and cheapest methods how to ground yourself to start with.
If you use a plug with a cable from old electrical appliances, keep in
mind that the ground wire and ground prone are located in the middle.
As you can see on the picture of the device, 2 upper prongs (flat prongs) of the
plug are bent for safety reasons, while the round prong (for grounding) is left
3. Foot bath with salty water. In your home, fill a wide foot basket with 2-3 liters of water. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sea salt
and stir to dissolve. Keep one or both copper electrodes in water, with another end
of the cable connected to Earth. If there are no contraindications, use it 2, 3
or more times per day. This last method provides nearly an ideal connection
between Earth and the human body and provides the best grounding for feet.
Grounding the body during sleep
sleep is the suggested method especially for those people who have low results
for the morning body-oxygenation test. One end of the grounding cable should be connected to Earth and
the other one to an object that will be in contact with your body.
Where to attach the grounding end?
There are different options for grounding depending on your current location and
availability of plumbing and heating tubes.
If your sockets are connected with a ground (Earth) cable, this is the cable
that you can get connected to. The solution for the USA and Canada was
mentioned above. Here is an image of such a plug attached to a ground cable of a
socket (the left picture).
2. If you are located in the UK or Ireland, you can disassemble the plug
(usually you need to unscrew one or more bolts), and get connected only with the
upper middle prong connected to Earth. You can do the same in other countries that have
ground cables connected to Earth.
If you live in continental Europe or some other country, or if you live anywhere in the world, you can get connected
to plumbing or central heating tubes (see the left image). In this image, the
copper part of the cable was separated from a plastic coating (this can be done
with ordinary scissors), and then this end was fixed with electrical tape.
Other types of tape may also be used. The crucial thing is to achieve good
contact between metal parts. Also, make sure that your cable is attached to pure
metal that does not have paint (generally paints are nonconductive).
Devices and electrodes for body contact
1. A simple DIY device (see the picture above) with 2 copper pieces can be used
to get connected with Earth during sleep. You can wear socks during sleep and
keep the device electrodes in socks. Optionally, you can use a surgical tape for keeping
the copper pieces attached to K1 points.
It is possible to apply a conductive tape on your bed linen and get a
strip across the bed so that your body has contact with this metal strip
during sleep. However, such conductive tapes can be found only in special
electrical stores. Here is a similar solution how to ground yourself using
materials that can be found in many homes.
If you have (or can find) an ordinary aluminum foil (used for baking) and a wide
plastic tape (or duct tape, or blue tape), then you can easily make a grounding
metal strip from these materials.
How? Attach about 50-60 cm (20-24 inches) of aluminum foil to the sticky side of
the tape. Then you need to fix this metal strip in the middle of your bed. The
next image shows this metal strip located on a bed sheet.
Warning. Make sure that the uncovered metal part is facing up so that your body
can touch it during sleep and you can get grounded yourself.
Warning. Do not use foils from potato chips and similar food
wrappings. Both sides of such foils are usually covered with a thin (invisible)
layer of plastic that prevents electrical current and flow of electrons.
After this, you should connect this metal strip with the end of the copper wire. You can achieve this using a simple tape (better an electrical tape since
such tapes are more sticky).
There are many other ways to ground
yourself. Which methods are better? One of the effects of grounding is that
generally sick and severely sick people have stronger perspiration with higher
conductivity of their skin. As a result, they get more electrons during
Regarding the methods themselves, their efficiency depends on:
- surface area of grounding
- skin conductivity of this area (or resistance)
- duration of grounding.
Warning. Do not use grounding during thunderstorms due to presence of
lightning. In the long run, personal safety can be increased with application of
one trick that is used for nearly all commercial devices. This trick and its exact parameter (the number) is provided right below here as your bonus content.
Warning. People with serious health problems, those taking certain
types of hormones and other medical drugs, pregnant women and people with
transplants, need to be aware about temporary
Other methods to ground yourself
If you find Earthing beneficial, you can either
investigate more on this topic or purchase
Earthing products using this link (for Canada and the USA customers only):
Earthing. Note that while the site and
business are located in Canada, they have some stock in the
USA and offer about the same (or usual) prices for Earthing
products with free shipping on orders over $150 in the USA.
There is one source of grounding sandals (footwear) (only for the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada): www.getgroundedfootwear.com.
For those who like running and remain grounded, consider
using these Earthing sandals. Click on the image on the right for more detail.
Note that if you run on the ordinary road or on a stadion, asphalt or paving
is not conductive. However, if you run on a grass or soil, then you can
A great book about grounding-Earthing
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