Updated: Jul 17
Do you recall walking barefoot along wet sand at the beach or on a field of dew-moistened grass? Do you remember feeling some tingling in your feet or legs, or a sense of warmth or well-being rising up into your body? That sensation is the result of direct barefoot contact with the surface of the Earth, which brims with natural, subtle energy.”
Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.
Just as the sun above creates vitamin D in your body, the ground below provides you with vitamin G, a kind of “electrical nutrition.”
To fully understand Earth, you must first understand the vibrational field that lies within & around it. Earth is an “electrical planet” & you, yourself are a “bioelectrical being.”
With that being said, your body operates energetically. This can easily be seen by examining the nervous system, & heart system.
Through intentional observations, Science has revealed the direct transfer of energy that occurs when we experience direct contact with Earth.
In fact this vibrational exchange or transfusion has the scientifically proven ability to “restore and stabilize the bioelectrical circuitry that governs your physiology and organs, harmonize your basic biological rhythms, boost self-healing mechanisms, reduce inflammation and pain, and improve your sleep and feeling of calmness.”
Ground-breaking benefits. Literally.
The Negative Impact of Modern Society-
Unfortunately, the vast percentage of shoes in modern society use insulating rubber, plastic soles, etc.
Without realizing it, this is deeply disconnecting us from our essential connection to the energy of the Earth, that our Ancestors had.
While, most may overlook this detrimental disconnection, it may be beneficial to know that is may contribute to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep.
Not only does this intentional reconnecting to Earth have the ability to relieve these symptoms, but from a Spiritual Perspective will deepen your connection to God + your highest, most optimized self.
The Inflammation Answer-
One particular benefit that deserves more attention is Earthing’s ability to assuage inflammation through the transfer of negatively-charged electrons from the surface of the Earth into the body (where the electrons neutralize positively-charged destructive free radicals involved in chronic inflammation).
Over the past few years, Inflammation has been the leading underlying trigger of chronic pain and most major health disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
“All roads to chronic disease lead through inflammation,” researchers are increasingly saying. Bodies are on fire.”
Credible Studies + Cardiovascular Medicine-
Sinatra’s study on Earthing reveals indications that individuals with a variety of Cardiovascular Conditions may benefit greatly from Earthing.
One way this can be seen is through the electrodynamics (zeta potential) of blood cells, indicating that Earthing can significantly improve viscosity (blood thickness), inflammation, + healthy blood flow.
To read more about the correlation between Earthing + Cardiovascular Disease, check out this blood study published by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine:
Another study worked on by Sinatra published in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal shows how Earthing can contribute to a de-stressing and balancing effect on the nervous system, and as a result, on heart function:
Finally, a study that showcases the most valuable Earthing research conducted to date by Journal of Environmental Health and Policy:
“The moment your foot touches the Earth, or you connect to the Earth through a wire, your physiology changes. An immediate normalization begins. And an anti-inflammatory switch is turned on. People stay inflamed because they never connect with the Earth, the source of free electrons which can neutralize the free radicals in the body that cause disease and cellular destruction. Earthing is the easiest and most profound lifestyle change anyone can make.”
Biophysicist James Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine:The Scientific Basis (Churchill Livingstone, 2000)
“The scientific investigation of the Earthing phenomenon has just scratched the surface of a whole new and exciting frontier for exploration that is nothing less than a huge healing bounty from Nature.”
In conclusion, not only is there extensive scientific research to show for the profound benefits of Earthing, but it is my opinion that Earthing is singlehandedly the most practical, effective, and cost-cutting way to combat pain + illness, + overall human optimization.
Sinatra, Stephen. “What Is Earthing or Grounding?” Dr. Sinatra's HeartMD Institute, 10 Dec. 2020, https://heartmdinstitute.com/alternative-medicine/what-is-earthing-or-grounding/.
About the Author-
Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T., is a board-certified cardiologist who is also board certified in internal medicine, and has additional certifications in nutrition, bioenergetic psychotherapy, and anti-aging medicine.