Earthing, or grounding, is an ancient practice of making direct contact with the earth (mainly by walking barefoot).
The idea behind earthing as a health practice is that by having the skin meet the earth, we can help neutralize the electric charge that runs through our bodies.
Here's how it works:
Our bodies run through a type of electrical current. The brain and heartbeat rely on electrical signals.
The earth's negative charges can create a stable internal bioelectrical environment for the normal functioning of all body systems--affecting the biological clock, regulating circadian rhythms, and balancing cortisol levels.
Our bodies are naturally able to absorb electrical charges from the earth.
Our skin acts like a conductor. Our feel, specifically certain points in the balls of our fee, are believed to be especially good at receiving the earth's electricity.
BUT, because of our modern way of living--always wearing shoes and living mainly indoors--we are losing touch with the earth's natural electrical force.
Benefits of touching the earth:
Fight free radicals
Earthing has even earned a patent as a natural method for reducing disease-causing inflammation.
There is plenty of scientific research out there if you'd like to learn more about this amazing, natural way of healing.