What on Earth is earthing? I recently read a publication written by a metabolic cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, MD on earthing. Here is a brief synopsis.
Try to remember back when you were a kid how energizing it felt playing outside on the grass barefoot. Well, know we know there is a scientific reason for that feeling. When you are barefoot, your body actually becomes infused with negatively charged free electrons that are normally present on the earth's surface. Simply put, these free electrons help provide the body with energy. Think of Earth as being a battery that is constantly being charged by lighting, solar radiation and heat from its molten core. It is from this battery that our bodies derive it's energy, if were grounded.
If you cannot ground yourself by sleeping on the grass or walk around barefoot, get yourself an earthing mat.
The positive effects seen by earthing were it's ability to reverse the inflammatory process. As we know, inflammation is the major underlying cause of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer and neurological diseases.
The improvements seen in heart patients were: increase in ATP production: the powerhouse of our cells, decrease in cardiac arrhythmias and a decrease in blood pressure. Other benefits were improvement in sleep patterns, better socialization skills and stabilization of moods.
As alternative medicine has become an accepted practice, more and more people are finding new ways to help alleviate and cure illness. Those people who have applied the concept of earthing in their lives, feel better, get a restful night sleep and have less pain. Give it a try. Get connected with Mother Earth!
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Trisha M. Pacenti RN,BSN