The image above depicts Improved facial circulation (image on right) after 20 minutes of grounding, as per a Speckle Contrast Laser Imager; the dark blue represents the areas of lowest circulation and the dark red represents the areas of highest circulation). Source: Scientific Research Publishing.
Grounding is also known as “earthing,” and the activity entails placing your feet barefoot on the ground. Since the Earth itself carries a negative charge, the charge is electron-rich which provides an excellent supply of antioxidants and free-radical destroying electrons to the human body. Dr. James Oschman has earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and he is a renowned expert in energy medicine; Oschman argues that walking barefoot on the Earth boosts health and evokes feelings of well-being. Much literature and many practices in various cultures back this ideology up, but the fact remains that many human beings only walk barefoot outside when they’re at the beach or in their own backyard.
Research in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health under the title of “Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons” indicates that earthing could be a potential treatment or cure for several chronic degenerative diseases; more specifically, grounding could be a natural and “profoundly effective environmental strategy” to combat chronic stress, ANS dysfunction, inflammation, pain, poor sleep, disturbed HRV, hypercoagulable blood, and other common health disorders such as cardiovascular disease.
Studies to date indicate that grounding could be vital to the health equation in addition to other elements such as sunshine, clean air, clean water, nutritious food, and physical activity. Additionally, one study by the Department of Neurosurgery from the Military Clinical Hospital in Powstancow Warszawy and the Poland Medical University discovered that blood urea concentrations are lower in people who are grounded.
Furthermore, this reveals that grounding while exercising inhibits hepatic protein catabolism and increases renal urea excretion; protein metabolism results in a positive nitrogen balance. Notably, these revelations will be significant in terms of comprehending human metabolic processes, and it could eventually impact enhanced training programs for athletes. What’s more, research by Bottom of Form the Developmental and Cell Biology Department at the University of California at Irvine discovered that grounding improves facial blood flow.
As alluded to, research also demonstrates that grounding reduces blood viscosity: a big factor in cardiovascular disease. One study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine goes so far as to say that grounding could be “the primary factor regulating the endocrine and nervous system.” Similarly, a review in the Journal of Inflammation Research argues that grounding reduces and prevents signs of inflammation after injuries including redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function (Figures 1 & 2). In fact, resolution of painful chronic inflammation was observed in twenty case studies through the use of medical infrared imaging (Figure 3). It has also been said that electrons from the Earth can resolve smoldering inflammation.
Dr. Joseph Mercola believes that “This simple process of grounding is one of the most potent antioxidants we know of. Grounding has been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, enhance well being, and much, much more. Unfortunately, many living in developed countries are rarely grounded anymore.” Please see the image below to observe the results of a study which scrutinized the impact of grounding while sleeping for eight weeks.
If human beings wear leather-soled shoes, vegan leather-soled shoes, or walk barefoot on sand, grass, soil, concrete, or ceramic tile, then they will be adequately (and beneficially) grounded. Additionally, conductive systems can be utilized while sleeping, working, or remaining indoors.
In 1952 a German physicist named Professor W.O. Schumann of the Technical University of Munich tried to determine if the Earth has a frequency or a pulse; remarkably, he was eventually able to conclude that this frequency was 10hz.
In 1954, Schumann and scientist Herbert König honed this frequency down to 7.83 Hz, and this was confirmed by many other scientists besides them. Indeed, both modern scientists and modern citizens of the world should learn and teach much more about Schumann and his resonance.
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