What is grounding? quick way for a good day !

What is grounding? quick way for a good day !

What makes a walk on the beach, a picnic in the park or even tidying up work in the garden so fantastic for our well-being, gives an energy boost, relaxes the body and allows you to calm down your thoughts? Why, then, after returning to the urban reality, these feelings seem to blur as quickly? Well – for many people, being surrounded by nature is associated with a vacation and detachment from the hustle and bustle of everyday duties and troubles, but behind our wonderful bliss in its surroundings, there is often another phenomenon – grounding.

 

Most of this will be associated with an electric socket and fuses – but few people know that we can connect our body to the Earth, bringing a number of health benefits, improving well-being and strengthening the immune system, and normalizing the biological rhythm of our body. As? Just standing on it barefoot! Looking at millions of years of human history (and virtually every living thing on the planet), we can see that our bare feet have been in constant contact with the planet’s surface, which undoubtedly has little impact on shaping our physiology. Today, thanks to the progress of modern science, we can find out what is behind the phenomenon of this ancient combination.

History

It turns out that the healing effects of grounding have their roots far back in numerous cultures. Some religious communities on the Indian Peninsula slept on beds made of copper, connected by a cable to a rod stuck in the bare ground outside the window. In ancient Chinese arts, the focus was on extracting Earth Qi by “growing a root” between man and Earth through the “yong quan” point – the highly innervated point of contact of the foot with the Earth, which acupuncturists say reaches through an energy channel to the most important parts of the body.

 

Body contact with the ground was actually part of the daily life of most of humanity until the 1960s, when rubber and plastic were massively used as shoe soles.

Interestingly, there has been a significant increase in the number of people suffering from allergies and autoimmune diseases since then. In the United States alone, there are 50 million people struggling mainly with:

multiple sclerosis
lupus
type 1 diabetes
rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism)
Hashimoto’s disease and thyroiditis

So how do we explain the alarming statistics about a three- or even four-fold increase in the number of chronic diseases associated with immune system dysfunctions over several decades? In addition to the obvious consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, researchers and supporters of the grounding theory point to another factor – the “disconnection syndrome” of our bodies from direct contact with the Earth.

Anti-inflammatory combination

Over 20 years of research into grounding leave no doubt – those who are in regular contact with the surface of our planet function and feel better! Grounding improves the quality and depth of sleep, normalizes the level of cortisol (the stress hormone), reduces pain, speeds up wound healing, neutralizes inflammation, and even helps to recover from depression. and while the list of health aspects positively influenced by grounding continues to grow, its main purpose is to act as an antioxidant, or anti-inflammatory.

 

Let’s take a look at inflammation for a moment. They arise as a result of the body’s response to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens or tissue damage. One of the weapons some cells use against harmful microorganisms are free radicals. These notorious atoms lack one of the electrons and thus become out of balance. As a result, they try hard to “snatch” it from the complete atoms they encounter, whether they find it in a virus or in healthy tissue.

Due to numerous atmospheric discharges, the Earth has an infinite supply of electrons – negative electric charges. According to the leading hypothesis of modern researchers, by establishing a direct contact of the body (which is after all a perfect conductor of electromagnetic pulses) with the Earth’s surface, we absorb free electrons that help neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals. What’s more – grounding the body after just a few minutes results in visible differences in the concentrations of white blood cells, cytokines and other molecules involved in the inflammatory response. As shown by the observations of researchers on the phenomenon of human grounding, these processes have a positive effect on reducing chronic inflammation, accelerating the regeneration of injuries and wound healing, and alleviating the intensity of the perceived pain, and this is due to the strengthening of the body’s immune system.

The discoverer of the beneficial effects of grounding on humans is Clinton Ober – an American, who for many years was involved in cable TV and the grounding of electrical equipment, and since 1998 also the effects of grounding on the human body.

His pioneering experiments, carried out first at home on himself and on a small group of friends, convinced him that regular contact with Earth is extremely important for human health and well-being. Since then, together with a group of doctors and scientists, he has conducted several dozen independent studies

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