Did you know Earthing can help improve sleep, reduce pain and inflammation, balance immunity, lift mood, minimize your stress response, and more? It sounds like the perfect remedy for many women's menopausal transition.
Earthing is all about direct physical contact with mother earth. This allows the transfer of energy from the ground into the body. It’s so easy, you just need to remove your shoes and socks and stand barefoot outside on a natural surface such as grass, sand, or dirt. The earth's surface contains a vast supply of electrons and we have unfortunately created a barrier to this powerful healing property. Reconnecting with this natural resource has more benefits than you can imagine.
Historically, humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground. They were in regular contact with mother earth and her abundant free electrons. These electrons are electrically conductive and all of the body can receive this stabilizing electric flow.
The separation we have created started when we no longer slept on the ground and we cemented our separation around the 1960s with the invention of rubber or plastic soled shoes. Since this time there have been an increase in chronic illness, immune and inflammatory diseases.
The benefits of Earthing comes from either the electrons or the electrical rhythm. The electrons act like anti-oxidants to help reduce inflammation and pain, they also help thin the blood and improve the functioning of the immune system. The electrical rhythm helps to resetting the circadian rhythm and balancing the cortisol and melatonin cycle. This is so important at all stages of life but especially now when sleep can become increasingly hard to achieve. Our day cycles may become more sleepy and our night cycles more wakeful.
Why not try it for yourself? Just take your shoes off and go outside. You can stand still, walk or even sit or lay down. It’s about bare skin on the earth. Start with 30 minutes every day. It can be in the morning, afternoon, evening, or spilt up throughout the day. And see if you also notice a difference.
One documentary on the subject I recommend watching is “The Earthing Movie, The Remarkable Science of Grounding”
During the movie, they mentioned there had been 21 published peer-reviewed studies on grounding. Here is one you might like to read. Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons