Earthing establishes symmetry in the body and spirit through the soles of your feet. This practice has been around for ages. Native Americans believe that every part of the Earth is sacred and they have an intimate connection with it. They respect Mother Earth and she provides for them in return — humble harmony. Modern scientific studies are proving that they aren’t wrong. Earthing has become a widespread therapeutic convention for achieving an electrical balance within oneself.
What is Earthing?
The Marrion Webster dictionary defines Earth as the sphere of mortal life as distinguished from spheres of spiritual life, and as the planet we inhabit and the soil beneath our feet. Earthing is the act of creating a physical connection between the body and the surface of the Earth, exchanging electrical energy — reciprocal flow between life and Mother Earth. This exchange, also known as grounding, rids the body of negative energy or free radicals in turn increasing a person’s mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Earthing is very simple. There is no need for a doctor’s prescription, to hire a trainer, purchase medicine, equipment, or special shoes. On the contrary, Earthing is absolutely free, the only requirement being your bare feet. If you have access to the ground you already have everything you need. Simply walk around with your naked feet on the grass, sit with your soles and palms planted firmly on the ground, take a nap under a shade tree or wade around in your favorite swimming hole.
Negative energy is absorbed into the earth and positive energy is pumped back out balancing the molecules of electricity within the body. The soles of our shoes block the exchange of electricity creating a barrier. Shoes as well as decreased time people spend in nature hinders electrical harmony and the result could be causing negative side effects.
Scientific studies regarding Earthing and its devotees proclaim there are multiple benefits. For example, in a study conducted among massage therapists over a month, the group warranted higher energy levels, less pain, and a decrease in depression due to improved sleep patterns and therefore felt less fatigued. Electrons freely given from the earth provide a boost in antioxidants as proven in another study involving young adult males.
A significant reduction in inflammation promoted the healing process and a reduction of pain within hours. Grounding our homes provides protection from surges of electricity. The practice of Earthing creates balance, therefore, simulating a surge protector for the human body providing the following advantages
- Enhanced quality of sleep
- Improvements in mood
- A decrease in anxiety and depression
- Decreased Inflammation and pain
- More energy
- Mental clarity
Earthing balances the electricity we are continuously surrounded by. When a molecule moves from a high energy state to a low energy state it emits energy in the form of electromagnetic waves referred to as radiation. These waves create an Electromagnetic field commonly called EMFs. EMFs are created by nature furthermore by humans anytime we use electricity. With increases in technology the number of EMFs in the environment is higher than ever.
Concerns that high-frequency radiation in the form of X-rays and UV light can have harmful side-effects and may even have a link to cancer are by no means new. Anxiety has recently been spiked from the fear of harmful effects of low-frequency radiation from electric lines, household appliances, computers, and cell phones especially with the development of 5g.
There has been a global increase of concerns about the harmful effects that 5G radiation may have on our health. 5G is defined as the next-generation wireless networking technology. Topping the existing 4G LTE network 5G is said to be much faster. 5G also has a greater bandwidth allowing it to support more connected devices at the same time. The major benefit of 5G is that it eliminates latency and allows devices to connect instantly.
The major difference between 4G and 5G is a high-frequency signal. These frequencies can not penetrate walls or buildings and the signal can easily be blocked by bad weather or other entities especially in metropolitan areas. 5G requires towers that are closer together as well as a multitude of small cell sites that they attach to towers, walls, and light poles. As the number of towers and cells increases so does the number of electromagnetic fields in a concentrated area raising fear levels and concerts about the effects they have on human health.
Long before 5G cell phone radiation was a concern Bill P. Curry, a consultant, and physicist was assigned the job of studying how radio waves affect cells and tissues in living organisms. He reported that we should be alarmed because radio waves could cause significant harm and damage to the human body. Dr. Curry has been accused of misinterpreting the results of his research because he failed to consider how human skin is a barrier protecting the internal tissues and organs from high-frequency waves.
However, dermatological problems can not be ruled out. Although there are no significant scientific studies or research to prove 5G is any more harmful than its predecessor, the FCC website states “The weight of scientific evidence has not effectively linked exposure to radiofrequency energy from mobile devices with any known health problems. The FCC claims that they will continue to monitor the effects of cellular waves. A proactive approach to protecting yourself and your children is never a bad thing either way.
Fighting EMFs/ 5G with Earthing
EMF sensitivity is simply an increased sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. EMF hypersensitivity is not a recognized medical diagnosis and has no scientific basis. However, according to the World Health Organization, increased exposure to EMFs may cause negative side-effects. Those thought to be sensitive have a wide range of symptoms that collectively can not be pinpointed to a specific syndrome. Some side effects of EMF sensitivity include:
- Redness of the skin, tingling and burning sensations
- Difficulty concentrating
- Heart palpitation
- Digestive disturbances
- Body pain
Prioritizing 10-15 minutes a day to take a barefoot walk through nature, lie down on the grass, or even wading in a body of water grounds your body, mind, and spirit. If the weather or your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to be outdoors the next best way to experience earthing naturally is by bringing the outdoors inside.
Shungite is one of the rarest minerals on earth, made up of 98% carbon. A shungite study conducted by American scientists: Kroto, Smalley, and Curl in 1996 were awarded The Nobel Prize in chemistry for discoveries of its healing contents. This “miracle rock” serves as both a blocker and harmonizer of EMFs. Shungite also produces antioxidants to purify and detoxify therefore correcting imbalances in energy making it a triple threat. Place the stones next to your cell phone or wifi modem to equalize electricity or wear them all the time on a necklace or bracelet.
Man-made Earthing products plug into your home’s existing wiring allowing the electricity from the Earth outside to flow into the comfort of your home. Bare skin contact with indoor devices such as a Grounding Mat or Grounding Half Sheet provides the same amazing benefits of natural outside Earthing.
It’s an undeniable truth that connecting with nature lifts spirits and instills peace within those that make direct contact. Despite the uncertainty and little scientific evidence the benefits of Earthing have been confirmed and are practically risk-free. The most significant loss by giving it a try is your shoes. Grounding the appliances in our home to prevent surges in electricity has become a no brainer as much so as Earthing was to the indigenous. Taking a barefoot step back in time and getting in touch with nature and your roots can significantly improve your health and happiness. Take 20 min to escape the hustle and bustle; relax, reconnect, and accept our Earth’s gift of rejuvenation and serenity.