In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with negative ions. We get them from our electronic devices, car exhaust, and even chemicals in the air. These negative ions have an adverse effect on our health and well-being, causing inflammation, anxiety, and a host of other health problems. In this article we look at how grounding our physical bodies can help us avoid the harmful effects of negative ions and help to improve overall health and wellbeing.
What Is Grounding?
Grounding, also called earthing, is the act of connecting with the Earth’s energy. This can be done in a number of ways, but the most common is by walking barefoot on grass, sand, soil, or concrete. When you make contact with the ground, negative electrons are transferred from the Earth into your body. These electrons have an antioxidant effect and help to neutralize free radicals in your body. In other words, they help to reduce inflammation. This “Must-See” video explains why grounding is so important and how it can benefit you:
Inflammation is an immune system response that helps to protect us from infections and injuries, but when inflammation persists for a long period, it can lead to a variety of health issues including heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Grounding helps reduce chronic inflammation by interacting with the electrical charges in our bodies. When we are grounded, these electrical charges are balanced and reduced, which leads to less inflammation overall. When you walk barefoot, your exposure to negative electrons is significantly higher than if you were wearing shoes. If walking isn’t possible for you, sitting or lying on grass or concrete has a similar effect.
Grounding also improves circulation by helping the blood vessels dilate or expand. This allows for more blood flow and oxygen to reach our muscles and organs. Increased blood flow has several advantages, including lower blood pressure, improved digestion, and decreased discomfort from diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Grounding can also aid in the healing of wounds by increasing blood circulation. This is because increased blood flow delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the region, which speeds up healing time.
One of the most common benefits of grounding is improved sleep. When we are grounded, our bodies can produce melatonin more effectively. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate our sleep-wake cycles. It’s what makes us feel sleepy at night and awake during the day. When we’re not properly grounded, our bodies have a harder time producing melatonin, and as a result, we may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night.
There are countless reasons why it’s important to make sure we spend enough time each day getting in touch with Mother Earth by Earthing or Grounding ourselves. With the number of toxins in today’s world that constantly surrounds us, it’s more important than ever before. From electronic devices to car exhaust and chemicals in pretty much everything these days, it seems like there’s no escaping the onslaught of negative ions trying to invade and harm our bodies. By spending more time grounded—whether it’s sitting on the ground, walking barefoot outside, or even gardening, we can improve our sleep, reduce chronic inflammation, and improve circulation throughout our bodies. To take advantage of these benefits and improve your health and well-being, aim to spend a few minutes each day outside connecting with nature and allowing your body to heal naturally.