Research

Earthing studies, combined with the experiences of thousands of individuals who have tried grounding, consistently demonstrate a reduction in pain. This reduction in pain provides evidence that inflammation may be reduced as well, indicating other potential health benefits. While further research is needed to confirm these findings, the studies offer promising results.

 

 

The research paper explores the positive effects of grounding (electrically conductive contact with the Earth) on human physiology and health, particularly inflammation, immune response, wound healing, and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The paper emphasises the importance of the duration and degree of grounding.

The paper concludes that grounding produces measurable differences in the concentrations of white blood cells, cytokines, and other molecules involved in the inflammatory response, and positively affects pain reduction and immune response in muscle injury.

The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

 

Discover the Anti-Inflammatory Antidote: Grounding. Uncover one of the greatest kept secrets in health and aliveness. Learn how grounding can prevent inflammatory illnesses and have an incredible impact on your health. With scientific validation and real-life testimonials, experience the dramatic healing power of the Earth on the human body. 

Grounding - The universal anti-inflammatory remedy


Discover the benefits of Earthing (grounding) - better sleep, reduced inflammation, pain and stress, and improved blood flow. A study found that just one hour of contact with the Earth can significantly improve blood circulation, promoting autonomic nervous system control and enhancing facial tissue repair and skin health. Try Earthing for yourself and optimize your appearance from the inside out. 

One-Hour Contact with the Earth‚Äôs Surface (Grounding) Improves Inflammation and Blood Flow‚ÄĒA Randomized, Double-Blind, Pilot Study


This study investigated the effectiveness of grounding, or direct contact with the Earth, as a non-pharmacological therapy for treating sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The results showed that grounding significantly improved sleep quality compared to the placebo group. 

Grounding the Body Improves Sleep Quality in Patients with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease: A Pilot Study


Grounded sleeping helps with recovery by maintaining constant hemoconcentration and reducing muscle damage inflammation markers.

Effectiveness of Grounded Sleeping on Recovery After Intensive Eccentric Muscle Loading


The study found that grounding had consistent beneficial effects on pain, physical function, and mood, which are highly relevant to massage therapists. Previous results from the same trial also showed improvements in inflammatory biomarkers, blood viscosity, and heart rate variability, suggesting that grounding can benefit massage therapists in multiple domains relevant to their occupation and overall health and quality of life. 

The Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Bodyworkers’ Pain and Overall Quality of Life: A Randomized Controlled Trial


The study investigated the effects of grounding on high blood pressure in a pilot case history series. Patients grounded themselves at home for at least 10 hours per day for several months, and their blood pressure was measured at baseline and at regular intervals. Results showed significant improvements in all 10 patients, with an average decrease of 14.3% in systolic levels. The study suggests that grounding is a safe and effective therapy for reducing blood pressure and warrants further research. 

Grounding Patients with Hypertension Improves Blood Pressure: A Case History Series Study 2018


This study aimed to investigate whether grounding in the presence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) found in a typical housing environment produces harmful currents in the human body. Fifty participants were involved in the study, and the results showed that grounding significantly reduced AC body voltage, and the AC currents generated during grounding were much lower than the minimum level of perception. Therefore, the study concluded that normal levels of EMFs present in houses do not produce harmful currents when a person is grounded. 

Effects of Grounding on Body Voltage and Current in the Presence of Electromagnetic Fields


Study examined the effect of 1 hour of grounding on blood viscosity during yoga exercises in 28 participants. Subjects were grounded or sham-grounded with a grounded yoga mat, and blood was taken pre and post-exercise to measure viscosity. Subjects grounded to the earth had significantly reduced post-exercise systolic and diastolic blood viscosity. The study suggests that grounding has the ability to affect exercise-induced inflammation, thereby reducing blood viscosity.


Grounding the Human Body during Yoga Exercise with a Grounded Yoga Mat Reduces Blood Viscosity


This study investigated the effects of grounding after moderate eccentric contractions on pain, creatine kinase (CK), and complete blood counts. Results showed that grounding significantly reduced CK loss from injured muscles, indicating reduced muscle damage. Grounding also produced changes in blood counts not observed in the sham-grounded group, warranting further study on the effects of earthing on delayed onset muscle damage. 

Grounding after moderate eccentric contractions reduces muscle damage

 

The study investigated the effect of direct barefoot contact with the Earth on prehypertension. 53 prehypertensive individuals were randomly assigned to a study group and a control group. The study group showed a significant decrease in blood pressure after an hour of barefoot contact, while the control group did not. The study suggests that barefoot contact with the Earth can be a cost-effective and simple method for preventing hypertension.

An experimental Study on immediate effect of direct barefoot contact with earth on prehypertension

 

The study investigated the effect of earthing on facial blood flow by grounding or non-grounding 40 subjects for at least one hour. Grounded subjects showed improved facial blood flow regulation compared to non-grounded subjects, suggesting possible benefits for skin tissue repair and facial appearance. The study suggests that the Earth may have a novel influence on skin health and
appearance.

Grounding the Human Body Improves Facial Blood Flow Regulation: Results of a Randomized, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study

 

Study evaluated the effects of earthing (direct contact with earth or a metal conductor) during cycling on biochemical parameters in 42 participants in a double-blind, crossover study. Blood samples were taken before and after cycling with or without earthing. Participants with earthing had significantly lower blood urea levels during exercise and recovery, indicating a possible positive protein balance. Earthing during exercise may inhibit hepatic protein catabolism or increase renal urea excretion. 

Differences in Blood Urea and Creatinine Concentrations in Earthed and Unearthed Subjects during Cycling Exercise and Recovery

 

This study examined the effects of grounding (physical contact with the earth's surface) on the electrical charge of red blood cells (RBCs) and RBC clumping. Ten healthy adult subjects were grounded with conductive patches on the soles of their feet and palms of their hands for 2 hours. The results showed that grounding increased the surface charge on RBCs and significantly reduced RBC aggregation. This suggests that grounding may be a simple and effective intervention for reducing cardiovascular risk and events by reducing blood viscosity and clumping. 

Earthing (Grounding) the Human Body Reduces Blood Viscosity‚ÄĒa Major Factor in Cardiovascular Disease

 

The article explores the effect of the Earth's electric potential on the human body. Measurements were taken of the electric potential on various points of the body in both earthed and unearthed conditions. Contact with the Earth causes a rapid decrease in electrostatic potential on the body and in venous blood, and movement of the body causes transient changes in potential. The results suggest that the Earth's electromagnetohydrodynamic potential may play a role in regulating bioelectrical and bioenergetical processes.

Earthing the Human Organism Influences Bioelectrical Processes

 

This study looked at the effects of grounding, or earthing, on heart rate variability (HRV). Grounding is a natural bioelectric potential that can support physiological changes in the body. The study found that grounding techniques improved HRV beyond basic relaxation in 27 participants. This suggests that grounding can be used as a basic strategy to support the cardiovascular system, especially in situations where the sympathetic nervous system is more activated than the parasympathetic nervous system.

Emotional Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Grounding, and Improved Autonomic Tone: Clinical Applications

 

This study examined the effects of grounding the human body with a copper conductor on physiologic processes. The study found that earthing during night rest caused reductions in serum concentrations of iron, calcium, and phosphorus, as well as affecting thyroid function and blood glucose levels. Earthing also influenced sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, protein, and albumin concentrations. The study concludes that earthing influences physiologic processes and may regulate endocrine and nervous systems.

Earthing the Human Body Influences Physiologic Processes

The article proposes a hypothesis that chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of all chronic diseases and that various environmental stresses, including those that disturb physiology and those whose absence is disruptive, contribute to chronic inflammation. Earthing may potentially help by reducing these stresses and promoting overall health and well-being.

Chronic Disease: Are We Missing Something?