Health and Fitness

What is Earthing?

Earthing (also known as grounding) is a movement based upon the discovery that connecting to the earth’s natural energy is foundational for good health.

I don’t know about you, but I have issues with stress and difficulty sleeping at times. Especially because of this, I was so excited to learn about earthing.

Our Ancestors and Earthing

Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors were not wearing shoes with rubber soles. If anything, they were probably using animal hides to protect their feet. Also, it was probably way more common for them to be walking directly on the ground. I’m sure they weren’t thinking “I want to practice earthing when they slept directly on the earth, on animal hides or boughs laid out on the ground. This was just “how it was” and what they had to use. Without actually trying to do it, they were connecting with the Earth.

Many people believe that the earth possesses energy, called Earth chi and it is easily absorbed by our bodies and especially the soles of our feet. The earth is a “grounding” force and our bodies are meant to regularly come in contact with it. Especially today with all the electromagnetic waves floating around, many of us have an abundance of positive electrons built up in our bodies. Connecting directly to the earth with bare feet or sleeping in contact with the Earth, as in earthing, helps to ground the body and remove excess positive electrons.  Then our bodies exchange those positive electrons for healthy negative charged electrons.

Research About Earthing

According to research, earthing has many beneficial qualities.

  • Sleep Improvement
  • Reducing Stress
  • Increases Energy
  • Relieving muscle tension
  • Improving blood pressure

These are just a few of the areas that earthing has been found to be beneficial.

How To Get The Benefits of Earthing

Of course, the easiest way to get the benefits of earthing is to start walking outside in bare feet more often.  Another way would be to camp out somewhere and sleep on the ground or on a beach without any insulated type pad underneath your body. What you want is to get as direct a connection to the Earth as possible without some form of insulation getting in the way.

These days, that is probably “easier said than done”. Lifestyles have changed and people living in cities can’t just walk out the door and walk barefoot on the grass or sleep on the ground. But they need the benefits of earthing as much or more than someone living in the country. Fortunately, there is an alternative available for people who cannot get barefoot in nature.

Where To Get Earthing Products

Unikey Health offers various products to use in your home that provide those same benefits as earthing outdoors. They carry earthing mats to place under your feet as you work at your desk, an earthing half sheet that can be placed at the foot of your bed, an earthing wrist/ankle band for on the go, bed pads, fitted sheets, etc.

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