Earthing, also known as grounding, is the concept of being connected to the earth’s natural electrical field for its diverse benefits. The earth pulses at the frequency of 7.83 Hz (Schumann Frequency). See the post, “Schumann Frequency – Heartbeat of the Earth,” for details. In addition to beating at a stabilizing frequency, the earth provides an abundance of negative ions which stimulate a healthy energy flow within the body. Negative ions discharge positive ions created by this world’s overwhelmingly intense electromagnetic environment.
The Grounded (shortened version)
It might be overwhelming when reading the disinformation on the market regarding earthing. The concept of earthing is quite simple and easy to set up properly. Grounding through a house’s electrical system is not advised at all. The house system is set up for grounding a lightning rod and runs through the electrical box. Using this system harms the body’s energy in the long run and does not provide the beneficial negative ions. It is best to set up a separate grounding rod used only for the purpose of earthing.
For the best grounding results, install an eight foot long copper grounding rod designated only for earthing. Short rods are inefficient when the soil dries out. It is easiest to pound the long rod into the earth in the spring when the soil is moist. All metals in the entire grounding setup must be copper for peak conduction of electrons. (This is verified with an ion meter.) After pounding the long rod into the ground about two to three feet from the house, install a copper connector to the top. Attach coated copper wire and run a line to the house. It may be left on top of the ground or buried down a few inches. Bring the wire into the house through a window or other opening. Attach a copper handle or simply wind up some uncoated wire into a ball to hang on to.
Hold the grounding copper handle as often as desired. Some attach the grounding wire to a copper ankle bracelet to stay grounded all through the night while sleeping. Deep breathing while earthing increases the benefits and speeds the grounding process. Regularly grounding morning and evening brings about numerous benefits, some sooner than others.
Benefits of Grounding
Grounding is not a cure for any disease, but it certainly aids in maintaining electrical equilibrium within the body, contributing to a reduction in numerous, perhaps debilitating symptoms. These improvements are commonly noted by people when doing regular earthing:
- Reduced muscle stiffness and soreness
- Reduced pain and inflammation
- Speeding up of wound and tissue healing
- Improved mood
- Improved sleep
- Reduced stress
- Increased circulation
The kidney meridian, beginning on the center of the bottom of each foot, is where the earth’s energy flows up into the meridian system of the body. When needing a boost of energy, or to enhance the body’s polarity, sit in a pose with the left leg bent with the ankle resting over the right knee. Place your right hand over the lower part of the left leg, just above the ankle. Then place the left hand on the bottom of the left foot, covering the kidney meridian (K1). Deep breathe for a few moments and feel the energy flow into the body. Doing this technique while outside on the bare ground, or while grounding with a properly set up grounding system, brings about the best results.
Excellent Research on Grounding
US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, presents an extensive clinical research study with extraordinary results: The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
“Multi-disciplinary research has revealed that electrically conductive contact of the human body with the surface of the Earth (grounding or earthing) produces intriguing effects on physiology and health. Accumulating experiences and research on earthing, or grounding, point to the emergence of a simple, natural, and accessible health strategy against chronic inflammation, warranting the serious attention of clinicians and researchers. The living matrix (or ground regulation or tissue tensegrity-matrix system), the very fabric of the body, appears to serve as one of our primary antioxidant defense systems. As this report explains, it is a system requiring occasional recharging by conductive contact with the Earth’s surface – the “battery” for all planetary life – to be optimally effective.”1
What Hinders Grounding?
Rubber soled shoes hinder grounding and is the most important detriment to grounding to remedy. Electricians use tools with rubber handles to avoid electrical shocks when working because rubber is an electrical insulator. Following this line of reasoning, one can see that tennis shoes, work boots, and other rubber soled footwear keep the earth’s natural electrical field from entering into the body through the soles of the feet. Wearing leather soled shoes or moccasins allows the earth’s electrical energy to flow into the body. Going barefoot is best, when possible. The invention and wide-spread use of rubber soled shoes since the early 1900’s has brought about an astronomical increase in the use of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Another concern which hinders a person from being grounded is living in a house that is not properly grounded. An electrician educated in proper grounding methods will be able to find any metal piping and electrical wiring that is not properly grounded. Sensitive electrical meters, like the trifield meter, alert a person to concerns. Electrical outlets which are not grounded must be rewired correctly. A simple ground meter from a hardware store works well to find ungrounded outlets. These are called Receptacle Testers or Socket Safety Testers. Dimmer switches are not grounded and may be removed to create a safer environment.
Studies have revealed that people living on higher levels in tall buildings or multi-story homes are less grounded. Flying in an airplane depletes the body of negative ions contributing to jet lag. After air travel, spend a generous amount of time grounding. When traveling to the beach for a vacation, don’t delay in going for a barefoot walk along the water’s edge. Most vehicles have rubber tires, keeping a person ungrounded while traveling. When a person touches something metal and feels an electrical shock, it is necessary to drain this static by grounding. The grounding wire hanging from a shopping cart aids in keeping a person from generating static electricity while shopping. Without a grounding wire, a person might be continually shocked by the metal cart while strolling down aisles.