This is my testimonial on earthing, covering mostly how earthing seems to be beneficial for pain relief - i.e. menstrual pain and headache.
"Most people, even in this scientific age, are totally unaware of their bioelectrical nature. Practically no one has the slightest notion of an electrical or energetic connection between his or her body and the Earth. Nobody learns about it in school. So nobody knows that we have largely become disconnected and separated from the Earth. In developed societies, in particular, we have essentially lost our electrical roots. Our bare feet, with their rich network of nerve endings, rarely touch the ground... As an analogy, think of a light-bulb with a loose connection. The bulb flickers, shines weakly, or doesn't light up at all. Many people go through life with flickering or weak health."
- Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?
As soon as I received my earthing sheet from Groundology.com, I had to go and try it and take a nap. I could feel subtle energy movements in my body as I lay quiet on the sheet relaxing and focusing. It doesn't only discharge the static electricity, it also provides free electrons (negative ions) from the earth's surface, which balances out your body electricity.
I slept very well the first night and both me and my bf had quite vivid dreams all through the night. I also feel as if I have more energy straight away, but I have to see in the longer run, whether the sheet makes a difference.
Quite an interesting discovery - I'm curious to see if it provides any long-term effects/ benefits. I will review the science behind earthing here and report on my own experience.
I got the grounding sheet, from www.groundology.com. They claim to be the official resellers of Clint Ober's products. A half sheet, which wraps around part of your bed costs £110 and I also got a socket tester for £8, to make sure that the plug by our bed is properly grounded. Earthing is meant to help with all kinds of inflammation and pain, high blood pressure, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), sleep disorders, and many other problems. It is also meant to undo the tiredness caused by what Dr. Mercola calls "electron deficiency syndrome" - the fact that our electrical selves get hurt by all the harmful frequencies of computers, electrical wiring, etc. Also, positively charged particles are created by pollution and air conditioning in the air, which further disrupt the healthy negative charge balance in our bodies. The ground offers an endless supply of negative charge and particles, to instantly bring our bodies in balance. This is also meant to help with jetlag and have an antioxidant effect in the body. These free electrons offer health benefits by fighting free radicals, which are negatively charged particles, in addition to rapidly correcting the unnatural charges caused in our bodies through wearing shoes, living above ground, asphalt, electrical wiring, etc.
You can listen to Clint Ober's book "Earthing" for free here:
( www.groundology.co.uk/earthing/earthing-book" ) Clint Ober: Earthing Audio Book.
Friday, 5th April 2013
I have been sleeping grounded for six nights now, and I think it does make me sleep deeper. The effect is quite subtle but I can feel subtle electricity on my legs when I lie on it as well (I bought the half sheet which only touches the legs). Of course there is no electric current, just an earth connection, but what I can feel are the earth's electrons. You can get a similar sensation when lying on the grass in a park barefooted but it is a very subtle sensation so not everyone can probably feel it. I don't feel like I need any less sleep yet, if anything I seem to sleep a bit more, but that may have to do with the raw food diet I am currently doing (2013 raw food diet - high raw) and the detox.
I can't say that there are any clear things to report - apart from more vivid dreams - but I do feel that it is good for me. I fall asleep quickly and sleep deep through the night, which I never really had problems with before but it seems to be even better than usual. I guess the benefits will come long-term from parasymphathetic nervous system relaxing. I have adrenal insufficiency anyway which causes fatigue so that will need a fairly long and slow process of recovery, including supplements, destressing, etc.
Tuesday, 3rd September 2013
I have been using the earthing sheets for many months now, and also purchased two earthing mouse-mats. I have found definite benefits, notably: I can keep my menstrual pain away by wrapping two grounding mouse-mats around my belly and lower back. This works if the pain is only starting and manages to keep the pain away for the whole day, as long as I stay grounded in this way.
Putting one of the grounding mousemats on my head if I have a headache also takes the headache away quite quickly. Although these are not severe headaches.
I have also noticed improved dreaming capabilities, as noted above. Others have said the same and although sometimes it is nightmares as well, sometimes it is very beautiful dreams.
I also sometimes feel energy moving up my legs when lying with my feet on the earthing sheet. This is not electricity since I used the testing plug to make sure that the earthing of the socket has been done correctly.
The two dogs put on mousemats, however, didn't seem to have any interest in them, although the book says that animals usually love them. Maybe they would have needed more time to get used to the mats. (I was just trying to sit the dogs one by one on the grounding mat while they were busy trying to do something else.)
In conclusion: it definitely seems that earthing does work and does bring benefits.
Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? by Clinton Ober
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