Earthing: The Easy Way for Seniors to Reduce Inflammation and Pain

Before starting earthing, please inform your healthcare professional if you are currently under their care. Earthing can affect your feelings and test results, and may require adjusting your medication. If you are taking medication, we strongly suggest consulting your healthcare professional before and during earthing. Remember that the information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please talk to your healthcare professional first to determine if earthing is right for you and to get guidance on how to safely and effectively earth.

Getting older isn’t easy! Older people can face various health issues, such as poor heart health, decreased energy, low mood, and inflammation that causes aches and pains in the body.

Nobody can turn back time, and aging happens to all of us. But that doesn’t mean that getting older has to be unpleasant or stop you from living your life as you want. Fortunately, heaps of natural health solutions can improve the problems of ageing…and one of the easiest ones to try is Earthing!

So, what is Earthing?

In short, Earthing is the process of connecting your body to the energy of Earth. When you touch the grass or ground with your bare feet or use an Grounded Kiwi indoor Earthing product like the Earthing bed underlay at nighttime or any of our range of daytime Earthing products in the comfort of your own home, your body’s atoms absorb some of the free electrons from the Earth. 

While research into Earthing is ongoing, studies are showing Earthing has the potential to help:

  • Reduce chronic inflammation 
  • Neutralise harmful particles called free radicals, which contribute to ageing and make you more at risk of disease
  • Improve your circulation

Chronic inflammation in the body causes many issues for both older and younger people, from joint pain to a weakened immune system or even mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. 

Regularly connecting to the Earth’s energy may help deliver health and well-being benefits to people of all ages. Still, it’s especially helpful for older people. The great thing about Earthing is that it only takes minimal effort, and many people find Earthing to be a relaxing process that can help improve mental well-being and physical health.

These are some health benefits that regular Earthing can potentially benefit for older people.

Increased Energy

Who doesn’t want to wake up well-rested in the morning? Sleep is shown to be one of the most critical factors for our overall well-being. It’s when our brain recovers from the day, and our muscles and joints can heal from exercise or injury. 

In this study, Earthing was reported to help people get a better night’s sleep by reducing the stress hormone cortisol at night

Cortisol is naturally produced by your body, but when its levels are too high, it can cause you to wake up during the night, have poor sleep quality, and be unable to get back to sleep. Regular earthing helps to decrease how much cortisol your body produces at night, assisting you to get high-quality, refreshing sleep without waking during the night!




Reduction in Pain

This 2023 study showed that Earthing decreases inflammation in the body—including the inflammation that causes pain in arthritic joints, worsens autoimmune diseases, and upsets gut health. Regularly connecting to the Earth can decrease the pain you experience daily by tackling these issues at their core.

Many people report that they were able to decrease the dosage of their pain medication for chronic health issues after spending time Earthing. Earthing’s sleep benefits also allow you to sleep through the night without being woken up by pain.

Improved Mobility and Muscle Recovery

It’s well-known that getting older makes people feel stiffer and less mobile. Luckily, Earthing may have a part to play in helping with creaky joints and stiff muscles to help you move more freely!

Earthing is a natural process that decreases inflammation and improves the body’s ability to heal sore muscles while you sleep. It can help you recover from physical activity faster without worrying about stiffness or soreness the next day.


A Boosted Immune System

Earthing is a great way to boost your disease-fighting immune system, helping you avoid illness and recover more quickly from coughs and colds. Earthing strengthens your immune system by decreasing the levels of inflammation in your body, which can make it hard for your immune cells to fight off disease. Without inflammation, your immune system can return to its primary job: preventing you from getting sick!



Stronger Bones

Bone health is an essential concern for older people because ageing causes our bones to become weaker and less dense. This can lead to osteoporosis, where thin, fragile bones can put you at risk of fractures and poor bone healing. 

If you have low bone density or are at risk of developing osteoporosis, regularly connecting to the Earth’s energy is shown to increase how many bone-friendly minerals, like phosphorous and calcium, your body absorbs from your diet. These minerals are like building blocks for our bones; better absorption means your body can build stronger bones with less risk of breaks!


Better Cardiovascular Health

We all know how essential a healthy heart and lungs are. From preventing heart attacks to lowering high blood pressure, taking care of your cardiovascular system is a priority. Earthing helps to counteract blood viscosity, a thickening of the blood that can happen when we age, causing high blood pressure by making it harder for the heart to pump blood around the body.

Earthing is scientifically proven to decrease the thickness of the blood, giving your heart a break from all that hard work! Decreased blood thickness improves circulation, which can help age-related joint issues like arthritis and lower high blood pressure.


In conclusion, Earthing is a simple and effective way for older people to improve their health and well-being. By connecting to the energy of the Earth using one of our Earthing underlays, you can reduce chronic inflammation, neutralise harmful free radicals, improve circulation, and experience numerous other benefits that can make a big difference in your quality of life. So why give Earthing a try today? With minimal effort, you could be on your way to feeling better, sleeping soundly, and enjoying a more active and fulfilling lifestyle.


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