As a Holistic Health Coach I learned about different types of Grounding Techniques. But, I don’t recall learning about the term Earthing. Earthing is a particular type of Grounding that reconnects us with the Earth. Once I started to read more about it, it became apparent to me that it was similar to what I already did for relaxing, namely gardening, getting my hands in the soil. But, Earthing is showing promise as an Integrative Therapy of sorts that is not only free, but actually has studies to back it up too.
Walking barefoot, something I grew up doing and always did, is a core part of Earthing. I stopped when I got Plantar Fasciitis and it was recommended to wear good support shoes 24 hours a day until it healed. I had a particularly bad case of it and it took months to heal, and I got away from walking barefoot. While doing some research on Grounding and Stress Relief, I came across this Youtube movie below and I was quite intrigued. So, I looked for a study on Earthing to share that would show it’s remarkable effects on Inflammation, and hence Stress. It apparently works quite well for other issues too, but Chronic Inflammation is the precursor to many diseases. I always feel like I have to say this. I am not suggesting you throw away your doctor and just do Earthing. However, Earthing in conjunction with oversight of a medical doctor may just be the fix for what is ailing you. You don’t have to just walk barefoot. Like I said getting your bare hands in the soil while gardening, or just lying and sitting on the earth can work. There are grounding beds, shoes, patches and a bunch of other items to help you use Earthing at most times of the day. I am particularly interested in the shoes. They are quite expensive, so I may try the more affordable flip flops to see if I like how they feel on my feet. Everyone knows no matter how healthy a shoe may be if it is horribly uncomfortable you won’t wear it.
I urge you to read the studies done on Earthing. Also watch the Youtube video. It is kind of long, but very interesting.
Yes, I have started walking barefoot again!
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