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Earthing Defined, Benefits, and Research Studies Below

Earthing Defined and Research Studies

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Short Intro to Earthing: Human Metabolism Meets Cosmic Metabolism | by James Oschman, Ph.D. View 11 minute Video

Short Intro to Earthing: A few testimonials View 8 minute Video

What is Earthing?

Earthing is about grounding your body to the surface of the earth which helps you feel better. The earth is loaded with natural healing energy in the form of negatively charged free electrons. These electrons are vital to optimal health as they are also the end result of the anti-oxidant cycle [the same result that you get from Vitamin C, E etc.].

When connected to the Earth, these free electrons—nature's most abundant source of anti-inflammatories—instantaneously begin to neutralize the positively-charged free radicals that create inflammation, pain, and dis-ease.

Earthing can be achieved by standing barefoot outdoors on the grass or earth. Inside your house the best way to get grounded is to get a safe, conductive carbonized rubber mat, or a special cotton bed sheet with silver threads. These "barefoot substitutes" work as a natural link to the earth that will ground you while you are on the computer or sleeping.

Chronic inflammation is becoming the norm in today's fast paced, stressful world. Inflammation is now known to be directly connected to the many symptoms and conditions that aggravate the body including heart disease and early aging. For those of us who wish to disallow the build up inflammation and it's many symptoms, Earthing, or being connected physically to the surface of the Earth is essential.

What has been realized in the last 11 years since this re-discovery of Earthing, is the more hours a day one is connected to the earth, the less inflammation the body manifests and the quicker the symptoms of imbalance are removed. That is why it is so important to bring the earth indoors. The best Earthing hours are when you are asleep (healing) and at work at the computer (protected from EMF), or sitting and relaxing.

This is especially important for those with chronic symptoms and conditions....the more hours of earth connnection each day, the quicker your inflammatory symptoms will be elimintated.

Medical Thermography Image:
Increase in Circulation Before and After 4 Days of Earthing Sleep

"The images above are of the feet and ankles taken as a baseline (left) on 4-11-05 (prior to Earthing use). The arrows denote the decreased circulation in the feet. The significantly larger red areas in the left ankle and foot agree with the patient's account of more frequent pain on the left. The images on the right were taken on 4-15-05 after 4 nights of sleeping on the Earthing sheet . Note the complete return of normal circulation and reduction in inflammation." This image is from Study #7.

Earthing Studies (in PDF)

Read a Review Article of the Research: (Please allow a few seconds for the PDF file to open)
Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons ( Journal of Environmental and Public Health Vol. 2012) | View

  1. Pilot Study on the Effect of Grounding on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness | View
  2. Changes in Pulse Rate, Respiratory Rate, Blood Oxygenation, Perfusion Index, Skin Conductance, and Their Variability Induced During and After Grounding Human Subjects for 40 Minutes | View
  3. The Effect Of Earthing On Human Physiology, Part 1 | View
  4. The Effect Of Earthing On Human Physiology, Part 2 | View
  5. The Effectiveness of a Conductive Patch and a Conductive Bed Pad in Reducing Induced Human Body Voltage Via the Application of Earth Ground | View
  6. The Biologic Effects of Grounding the Human Body During Sleep as Measured by Cortisol Levels and Subjective Reporting of Sleep, Pain, and Stress | View
  7. Medical Thermography Case Studies | View
  8. Grounding the Human Body to Earth Reduces Chronic Inflammation and Related Chronic Pain | View
  9. Grounding The Human Body to Neutralize Bioelectrical Stress From Static Electricity and EMFs | View
  10. Emotional Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Grounding, and Improved Autonomic Tone: Clinical Applications| View
  11. Improved Blood Viscosity and Zeta Potential Pilot Study by Dr. Stephen Sinatra M.D. | View See below ↓↓↓

"But perhaps one of the most powerful benefits of Earthing is what it can do for your blood pressure. As many of you know, high blood pressure is caused by something called “hyperviscosity,” which means your blood is thick and sticky and moves slowly through your circulatory system. In other words, your blood is thick like ketchup, and that feeds the inflammation process that damages arteries, boosts blood pressure, and increases the risk of blood clots.

Instead of being like ketchup, you want your blood to flow like red wine, smoothly and easily. That’s where Earthing comes in. By altering the electrical “charge” of your blood, Earthing helps to improve its flow and viscosity. It also helps to discharge stress, which as you know is another factor that can drive up blood pressure." Dr. Stephen Sinatra, M.D. Cardiologist

On a cellular level, blood becomes thicker when red blood cells clump together, or aggregate. Cells stick together when they lack enough negative surface charge with which to repel each other.

Zeta potential describes the relative surface charge of red blood cells. Increased zeta potential indicates thinner blood and greater negative charge of red blood cells. As electrons are negatively charged, absorbing them by Earthing may increase the negative surface charge of our red blood cells, and thus decrease blood viscosity and increase zeta potential.

In a recent pilot study on zeta potential, researchers sampled blood from 10 healthy subjects before and after 2 hours of grounding with an Earthing device. They then examined the relative movement of red blood cells using a video camera that had been mounted on a dark-field microscope, and found that Earthing lowers blood viscosity and improves blood flow. (See images to the right }}}

Using an Earthing device may protect against cardiovascular events like heart attacks or strokes. It follows, that sleeping at night while grounded provides the greatest opportunity for naturally healthy blood thinning effects. People regularly report warmer hands and feet, an increase in mental clarity, and a decrease in blood pressure.

The Benefits of Earthing

Earthing Mat for the computer protects you from EMF.

For more than 11 years, Earthing research and feedback from individuals who have grounded themselves, primarily while sleeping at night, demonstrate a multitude of benefits. Here is a short list of them:

1. Improvement or elimination of the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders

2. Reduction or elimination of chronic pain

3. Better sleep and faster to sleep, Normalized melatonin (sleep hormone) and cortisol (stress hormone) levels

4. Protection against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

5. Lowered stress, more calmness by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones

6. Normalization of the body's biological rhythms

7. Thinner blood, improved blood pressure and flow

8. Muscle tension and headache relief

9. Lessened hormonal and menstrual symptoms

10. Dramatically faster healing and reduction/prevention of bedsores

11. Reduction/elimination of jet lag

12. Increased energy

13. Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity

Watch this video done by James Oschman, Ph.D., Short Intro to Earthing: Human Metabolism Meets Cosmic Metabolism | View 11 minute Video

Read a short summary on the Earthing concept and benefits from The Townsend Newsletter by Martin Zucker:
May 2010 View
May, 2011 | PDF View Earthing Update

The Importance of Earthing and how it relates to Dirty Electricity. Please read Understanding Earthing | View

Watch this video done by David Wolfe on how contact with the Earthing Mat eliminates electrical voltage interference from electronic appliances from our body. | View 11:34 minutes

Watch this 7 part interview of Earthing founder, Clint Ober by Dr. Mercola: "Discusses Earthing Concept and Research"
Part 1 | View 14:52 minutes
Part 2 | ">View 14:33 minutes
Part 3 | View 14:32 minutes
Part 4 | View 13:55 minutes
Part 5 | View 14:38 minutes
Part 6 | View 14:03 minutes
Part 7 | View 8:31 min

Additional Earthing Commentaries

  1. Listen to a very special interview of James Oschman Ph.D., given by Dr. Mercola Listen
  2. Gaetan Chevalier, Ph.D., The Earth’s Electrical Surface Potential A summary of present understanding | View
  3. James Oschman, Ph.D., Can Electrons Act as Antioxidants? A Review and Commentary | View
  4. James Oschman, Ph.D., Charge transfer in the living matrix | View
  5. James Oschman, Ph.D., Perspective: Assume a spherical cow: The role of free or mobile electrons in bodywork, energetic and movement therapies | View

Images depict changes in Blood Viscosity
with 2 hours of Earthing

thick blood
healthy blood

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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult a healthcare practitioner before starting any new diet, product or supplement. Results may vary.

Research indicates that grounding the body affects physiological functioning in a variety of ways. Because of this, we strongly recommend that any individual taking medication to thin the blood, regulate blood sugar, control blood pressure, or to supplement thyroid activity should consult with their doctor before beginning to ground themselves, and then monitor the medication once they start grounding. An adjustment in medication may be necessary.

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