Does Earthing Really Work?

EDIT APRIL 2012: I HAVE STOPPED SLEEPING ON THE EARTHING SHEET. I FOUND THAT I WAS STILL WAKING UP STIFF, AND THE SHEET IS SUPPOSED TO HELP WITH THAT. I AM TAKING A BREAK BUT WILL START UP AGAIN AT SOME POINT. I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.

To me, the Earthing technology’s effects are two-pronged. As I demonstrate in my Earthing sheet video, your body voltage definitely decreases substantially when you have bare skin on your Earthing product – whether it’s the mat or the sheet or a body band. So in respect to how your body is being affected by electricity, this aspect of Earthing benefits is tangible. And the less body voltage, the better. I was gratified to see proof of this with a volt meter.

The other benefit is the anti-inflammatory effect that Earthing has, and this has to do with the transfer of electrons from the Earth to your body. Free radicals are positively charged so a limitless supply of electrons quenches them. Through infrared imagery studies have shown that inflammatory conditions subside after subjects are Earthed.Earthing and Inflammation

As for the even bigger question: will I feel like a million bucks if I sleep on an Earthing sheet? The answer to this isn’t as straightforward. In my case, after three months of sleeping Earthed, I can honestly say that I sleep better at night and have more energy each day. So much so that I started exercising (running), which of course makes me feel even better. But yet I’ve read one or two posts online of people who say they haven’t felt much of a difference. However, there are many more who convincingly tell us that the technology works – that they do feel better.

Since I work in front of a lot of computer equipment every day, I am really glad that I can have my bare feet on the Earthing pad under my desk. I love knowing that the hardware’s electromagnetic effect on me is being greatly reduced.

And even more importantly – getting to the source of the Earthing, i.e. going outside and touching that Earth directly! What better way to spend your lunch each day than strolling barefooted on grass! That makes my Top Ten of Luxurious Things to Do.

Please let me know your experiences with the products from the Earthing Institute.

3 Responses to Does Earthing Really Work?

  1. Chuck Montague says:

    My wife received a grounding mat for Christmas from her son. she sits and reads with her feet on the mat. The product that she received has a ground test module & a cable / plug connected to the mat.
    The test module is UL certified. The cable / plug & mat assembly is not, for a very good reason. The
    cable / plug assembly plugs into the house power ground, which is connected to power neutral at the breaker box. If for some reason the power grounding rod became disconnected, it would become an unsafe situation. UL looks at all possible contingencies for certification. Where ever, in the house, you plug this cable / mat assembly into, you will have some residual voltage from the receptacle through the house wiring to the breaker panel, and to the power ground stake outside. There is no way electromagnetic energy can flow into the cable mat assembly, with this configuration. This can not be the same as walking with bare feet in the grass. Earthing outside certainly feels good on your bare feet; however, I know of no control study that concludes Earthing has significant health benefits.

    I think this is a bogus product with false promises and unrealistic expectations.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Chuck,

      I too believe that we are best off walking barefoot on grass and earth. I’ve not used the earthing pad or sheets in years. Too bad, as I was so excited when I first learned about it. I am not ruling out the possibility that there’s something to the idea, but for now, I’ll focus on warm weather, bare feet, and Mother Earth.

  2. Jane says:

    Hi, I was interested in earthing too, but found it didn’t help me as it was suggested it should. I was completely seduced by the reports how it helps the body and by the lance Armstrongs Tour de France cycling team using it one year during the race…. (You don’t hear of athletes using it… And they are the very people who should benefit most)…. I get the theory behind it… But have since done a lot of research. There is also several very well informed specialists that insist it is bad for you in a high emf environment. As your body becomes the ground more volts pass through your body to escape to earth. So you are in fact being exposed to higher levels. It is recommended in a clean low emf enviroment.. but these are very hard to find now a days. And when working at a computer it is better the computer itself is earthed to reduce high voltage rather than you. Hard to get a definitive answer. Is it really good for you or not????

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