Earthing (electrical grounding of the human body)
provides free electrons and normalizes the electrical voltage of the human body. As several recent clinical studies proved, Earthing helps to suppress inflammation, reduce pain and stress, to dramatically improve sleep in insomniacs, and
normalize nerve, muscle, and immune function.
For ungrounded people, just standing barefoot for 30 min can
increase body O2 (results for the body-oxygen test) by 2-5 seconds.
Even better results are typical for many people when they are grounded during sleep. In
the long run, an average student can often get up to 5-10 s higher morning CPs (body O2)
due to the correct application of Earthing.
Excessive grounding can easily trigger
an immediate cleansing reaction and can be potentially dangerous. Therefore, as
during breathing retraining, Earthing, in cases of severe
health conditions, requires a good knowledge of
and safety rules.
Earthing is an entirely natural and powerful supplementary method that was
endorsed by Dr. Buteyko and his colleagues. However, they suggested that the main
benefits of barefoot activities are due to the stimulation of nerve endings on soles
is not a substitute for other lifestyle factors. Therefore,
we still require exercise with nose breathing, correct posture, prevention of
supine sleep, clean air, proper thermoregulation, an empty stomach (for
nearly all people) before going to bed, and many other factors to have
high body-O2 test results for the next morning.
The YouTube video on the right side is about research, benefits, an overview of main principles, and effects of Earthing on inflammatory conditions. This video features Clint Ober (the man who discovered and was first to test effects of grounding on health) and Dr. Joseph Mercola.
How does grounding or Grounding work?
The electrically insulated human body tends to accumulate a positive electrical charge (up
to many 100s or 1,000 Volts), while Earth has a slightly negative charge (or an excess of
electrons). Many antioxidants, like vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and so on, can
deactivate free radicals (reactive oxygen species) by using mainly
one mechanism: donation to free radicals their free electrons.
Electrons provided by Earth produce a similar effect
on free radicals as these antioxidants do.
When the human body has physical contact or is electrically
connected with Earth, Earth provides an unlimited source of free electrons to
quench any inflammation and normalize the work of the nervous system and
muscles. Several causes lead to the accumulation of a large
positive charge (mainly due to wearing synthetic clothes) on a human
- insulation of the human body (due to wearing modern insulated
shoes, walking on wood and carpet floors, sleeping on elevated beds)
- triboelectricity (mainly due to wearing synthetic clothes and
walking on carpets)
- induced body currents due to large outer electric and magnetic
fields caused by ordinary electrical cables, home appliances, cell
phones, laptops, iPads, iPods, and many other objects.
Depending on their presence and magnitude, these factors lead to an electron deficiency, which fuels chronic inflammation, pain, abnormalities in the transmission of
electrical signals in the nervous system and muscles, and other pathological effects.
Earthing, however, restores a natural flow of electrons and reduces or eliminates
these and other problems.
Grounding and exercise in the past
This graph explains why modern people have reduced results for the body
It is also known that several generations ago people were electrically connected
to Earth due to barefoot walking, sleeping on the skins of animals (which are
conductive), and wearing shoes made from leather.
Therefore, one may assume that Earthing can be one of the critical factors, together
with physical exercise with nose breathing, which contributed to the slow and easy
breathing in people living generations ago.
The image on the right is a link to the
most popular book on Earthing which has the title "Earthing:
The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?". You can purchase this book in
paperback, audio or Kindle format. This was the most interesting book or
manuscript that I read in the last several years.
How to ground yourself:
This web page provides easy and
simple methods for grounding (Earthing) yourself during the day or sleep.
For a review of clinical studies related to effects of Earthing click here:
If you decide to test the effects of Earthing on yourself, right below here, you can find a test that I teach to my students. The description of this test is provided in the next paragraph as your bonus content.
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