Have you ever heard of ‘Earthing’? I had heard some positive things about this therapy for treating a wide range of ailments/illnesses, especially those that are inflammatory in nature, and so I purchased some of the “equipment” earlier in the year that one would use for this. Basically, this guy, Clint Ober, began making these products because of an experience he had in Sedona, Arizona…
“In 1998, a retired cable TV executive named Clint Ober sat on a park bench in Sedona, Arizona. As he watched the passing parade of tourists, it occurred to him that almost everybody — him included — wore synthetic plastic or rubber soled shoes. He wondered if such footwear, which had increasingly replaced leather since the 1960s, could impact health.
“The question surfaced because plastic or rubber soles would insulate people from the natural electrical surface charge of the Earth known in the electrical world simply as “ground.” All electrical systems in our homes, businesses, and industries, are stabilized and protected by the Earth’s “ground.”
“He wondered if this energy field could also protect the health of the body. Mr. Ober didn’t know it at the time, but that one simple question would set in motion years of investigation — continuing to this day — that have resulted in multiple scientific studies involving biophysicists, electrophysiologists, medical doctors, and exercise physiologists. The studies have produced a resounding “yes” to his original question and uncovered fascinating evidence demonstrating that direct connection to the Earth’s ground energy has a powerful and positive influence on the delicate balance between health and illness, and the prospect of living longer and better. For more information on these findings, visit the website www.earthinginstitute.net…”
What is Earthing?
“…Earthing is about “grounding” your body to naturally discharge inflammation, pain and stress. It’s simple and it’s free. All you have to do is place your bare feet directly on the earth. The Earthing products offered on this site are for “use” to conveniently ground you while indoors and during sleep.”
So, after I purchased a few of the Earthing products (not terribly expensive), I tried it for two days and felt a bit weird, and so I put it aside as I was on antibiotics and didn’t know what was causing what – thinking of trying it again. Just wanted to share the knowledge! You can purchase a book on Earthing through their site or on Amazon.
Earthing the human body influences physiologic processes. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Apr;17(4):301-8. Epub 2011 Apr 6.
Pilot study on the effect of grounding on delayed-onset muscle soreness. J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Mar;16(3):265-73.