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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.