Frequently asked questions: FAQs

The answer to the most commonly asked questions relating to Earthing.

What is Earthing?

'Earthing' is the term used in tandem with 'Grounding'.These terms describe the physical contact between our human body and the surface of Earth.

The human body is conductive, meaning when in direct contact with the Earth, we absorb the natural electrical frequencies contained within. Just as the sun provides Vitamin D, the Earth provides our body with free electrons, which attract and eliminate 'free radicals' built up within our bodies as well as absorbing excess built-up energy that we have built up over the day.

It is a scary thought when you think about how little time in our modern lives we are in direct contact with the Earth. You wake up in an insulated home, put on shoes with insulating rubber soles, drive in your insulated (or even electrically charged) car and go into your place of work, education etc, then home for the night and repeat. How often did you physically touch the Earth? and if you did, for how long were you in contact? 

To Earth, all that is required is direct skin contact with the surface of Earth. Damp/wet grass is very conductive and feels great but you need to watch out for those summer prickles and worker bees! Kick the shoes off when ever you can and walk on the grass, beach, or dirt. When this isn't an option, you can look to our products, such as the Earthing Underlay, desk mats, Earthing socks or throws which bring the healing power of the Earth, conveniently inside your home, providing the contact. 

Earthing is not a new fad; it has been used by many cultures for thousands of years. Now that we have the tools available to actually see and test the benefits scientifically, we have discovered that there are many ways to reconnect to our Earth from inside our homes and workplaces. With Earthing, the more time connected, the better. Protection from the ever-increasing amount of Electromagnetic fields present in our daily lives is an added benefit that our ancestors never needed when they used Earthing to heal the body.

When we don't Earth often enough, our bodies can build up an excess of 'free radicals as the stresses of our modern lives: money, relationships & work get our immune system kicking into high gear to prevent stress. After a while, our body recognizes this stress as an illness and will continue to produce 'free radicals, which in turn become detrimental to our health.

Earthing floods the body from the moment you make contact. Negatively charged electrons flow around the body and eliminate the 'free radicals and help to lower inflammation and associated pain.


When will my order ship? Fast! 

All of our products are in stock here in New Zealand, and the Grounded Kiwi team takes pride in delivering top-notch service with quick delivery.

All items are couriered with tracking; if anything goes wrong, there is no need to worry; the GK team will help get it sorted straight away. 


What should I feel when I start Earthing, and is it possible to have DETOX symptoms?

Everybody has a different experience with Earthing / Grounding. Many people feel an immediate improvement in their health and well-being‚ÄĒless pain, more energy and being able to get to sleep faster and more profound.

Some people feel tingling in their feet or hands when they sleep as the body dissipates built-up voltage from their busy day. You are simply feeling the electrons coming into your body and equalizing it with the Earth's potential, providing natural, healing energy. The tingling accompanies an initial re-energizing, re-synchronizing, and normalizing effect. 

In the beginning, some people may feel flu-like symptoms that include malaise, achiness, headache, a foggy mind, tiredness.  Muscle cramps and disturbed sleep might occur.  Our observations suggest that a healing, normalization process is underway because of Earthing’s ability to improve blood flow and oxygenation of the tissues as well as restore a natural electrical state in the body. Systemically, more efficient cell repair and function takes place, promoting a clear-out of wastes and toxins. Such detoxification could result in the symptoms just mentioned. Nerve fibers may function better, resulting in unaccustomed sensations.  Earthing has given the body additional resources to clean up and try to return to normal. Energy is expended in this process, so people sometimes feel initial fatigue before feeling increased energy. These responses vary from person-to-person, and when they occur, generally ease off within a week or two.

It can take up to 40 days for the full positive benefit of Earthing to show. If after 40days you still are not 'feeling' the difference, we can guarantee that your body is receiving this healing energy but that you should consult with a doctor or Naturopath to see if there are more 'missing pieces to your health journey. 


Earthing with a power socket, do I need the switch on or off?

It does not matter if the power switch is on or off. As the only Earth pin of the plug is made of metal and connected to your house Earth rod via your electrical system.

We always recommend that you test your Earth connection first with a socket tester.


Does my Earthing underlay work with a sheet on top?

To be Earthed and to get all the great benefits, direct skin contact with the earthing bed underlay is not required. As you sleep, your body warms up and creates a little moisture. This natural moisture creates a conductive effect through any natural fibre sheet, such as cotton, making you more conducive.


How do I know if my Earthing product is working?

When connected to Earth via the Earthing plug or Earthing rod, there is a direct connection between Earth and your underlay, pillow, throw, wristband etc. All earthing products will connect your body to Earth when you are in contact. You can use a multi-meter on the 'variable voltage' setting to measure your body's voltage when not in touch and then repeat when in touch with the earthing product.

The result showing on the body voltage test should be a reduction in voltage by at least a factor of 20. So if you are at 1.5V when not touching the earthing product and your body voltage goes down to 0.075V or smaller when you are, then the device is working properly.


Can I use the Earthing Underlay with my electric blanket?

Yes. In fact, we strongly recommend using our Earthing Underlay if you use an electric blanket. Earthing will help to protect your body from EMF / Voltage being emitted from the electrical wires within the blanket that you are directly on top of.

The Underlay is best situated between the electric blanket and your top sheet.

Unplugging the electric blanket from the wall before sleeping is also an excellent idea. Even when it's off, if the blanket is plugged into the wall, there will be voltage leakage.

I take medication. is Earthing ok for me?

It is highly recommended to consult with your GP before starting your Earthing journey. Earthing makes your body function more efficiently, and this improvement can affect medication dosages for the better. 

Earthing can thin the blood, may improve thyroid function, and helps regulate blood sugar and pressure. It's essential that if you are on medication, this is taken into account by a GP.

The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice or to replace the care of a professional medical practitioner. Nor is the information contained within intending to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.