Increase Recovery, Reduce Inflammation & Increase Energy with Grounding
Grounding (AKA Earthing) has been dubbed as the biggest health discovery of the 21st century and is thought to provide a range of health benefits for help with chronic pain, insomnia and even recovery from tough MMA sparring sessions.
Having looked over the research, I was pretty convinced that there’s definitely something to this hippy, barefoot lark, so I began sitting outside on my bench, in the garden after work, with a nice cuppa.
After giving myself chill-blains in the freezing garden – I eventually decided to invest in a grounding product.
I went for the grounding mat, which I now sit on every evening whilst doing a bit of Kundalini Yoga in front of the TV.
Grounding Mat Review
I have to say that I definitely fall asleep easier and feel more relaxed after grounding outside or on the mat inside.
I have bought both a grounding mat and a lightbox for SAD during the same week, so it’s difficult to pinpoint what has made the difference, but I have also experienced a huge increase in energy, especially during the evenings.
Incidentally, he didn’t give written feedback but my Springer Spaniel Ted got attacked and bitten quite badly last week, and after sleeping on the grounding mat, he actually healed up really quickly. This may have happened without the mat, but it was a pretty quick recovery for a 9 yr old dog!
- The main benefit has been an increase in energy levels
Don’t just take my word for it…there’s plenty of research on grounding / earthing
Research on Grounding
Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons
Reduction in inflammation as a result of earthing has been documented with infrared medical imaging  and with measurements of blood chemistry and white blood cell counts . The logical explanation for the anti-inflammatory effects is that grounding the body allows negatively charged antioxidant electrons from the Earth to enter the body and neutralize positively charged free radicals at sites of inflammation . Flow of electrons from the Earth to the body has been documented .
In one experiment with nonmedicated subjects, grounding during a single night of sleep resulted in statistically significant changes in concentrations of minerals and electrolytes in the blood serum: iron, ionized calcium, inorganic phosphorus, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Renal excretion of both calcium and phosphorus was reduced significantly. The observed reductions in blood and urinary calcium and phosphorus directly relate to osteoporosis. The results suggest that Earthing for a single night reduces primary indicators of osteoporosis.
The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
If you have a strong-stomach – check out these images of an 8-month-old, non-healing open wound suffered by an 84-year-old diabetic woman.
Image B – was taken after one week of grounding or earthing treatments, shows a marked level of healing and improvement in circulation, as indicated by the skin color.
Image C – was taken after 2 weeks of earthing treatment, shows the wound healed over and the skin color looking dramatically healthier.
Treatment consisted of a daily 30-minute grounding session with an electrode patch while the patient was seated comfortably.
Grounding is Definitely Worth a Try
So to summarise – grounding, beyond doubt, is a free/cheap way to improve health almost instantly and is a great way to increase recovery rate and immune functioning when training for an MMA fight.