In today’s demanding, technology-driven work, your life is likely go, go, go. If you’re going full speed ahead all day long, your stress levels are probably high. When you’re stressed, your physical body can suffer. You may experience anxiety, depression, insomnia, a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, digestive issues, and bodily aches and pains among other symptoms. However, Earthing is a natural way to reduce stress through your feet.
What Is Earthing?
Earthing is a movement that encourages people to connect to the Earth’s natural energy. This energy can give us better health.
The theory behind Earthing is that as we have become more modern and industrialized, we have become disconnected from the Earth’s energy. We wear shoes, which often have soles made of rubber, plastic or synthetic materials. We walk on raised floors made of wood or concrete and covered in carpeting. Consequently, we have literally become ungrounded.
Earthing or grounding helps our bodies physically connect with the Earth’s energy on a regular basis. We need this re-connection since our bodies function using bio-electrical energy. For example, the conduction system in your heart sends electrical impulses through it. These impulses cause your heart to beat. In your nervous system, neurons communicate via electrical impulses and neurotransmitters to and from different areas of your body.
When we physically come in direct contact with the Earth through our bare feet, we can re-balance our body’s electrical charge. Therefore, we return to a natural state. The Earth has an indefinite source of electrons. When electrons can flow through our bodies, we can receive their healing power.
Some natural health experts suggest that one of the reasons people suffer from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, is because they have an electron deficiency. When we don’t have enough electrons running through our bodies, our bodies can’t effectively fight inflammation.
What Are the Benefits of Earthing?
Have you ever noticed that when you kick your shoes off and walk through the grass you feel better? Or, how about when you go to the beach and walk in the sand and water? Don’t you naturally experience a sense of better well-being rising throughout your body? That sensation is due to your direct contact with the Earth and its natural energy.
This energy infusion can provide your body with many benefits, including:
- Reduced inflammation and chronic pain
- Better sleep
- Increased energy
- Less stress and more calmness
- Fewer headaches
- Improved blood pressure and blood flow
- Decreased muscle tension
- Greater self-healing
- Shorter recovery time from physical activity or injury
- Better adrenal health
- Reduced menstrual and female hormone symptoms
How Do You Receive the Benefits of Earthing?
Go outside, kick your shoes off, and stand or walk in the grass. However, be careful to avoid rocks or any other materials that can injure your feet. Or, just go outside and sit or lay in the grass.
Since water is a great conductor, you may want to walk in wet grass after a rain shower or in the morning dew. Wet grass can help you receive more of the Earth’s energy. Or, you can also head to the beach and walk in the wet sand and water.
The more you can ground yourself every day, the better. You’ll see the benefits start to add up.
If your environment or the weather doesn’t allow you to ground yourself naturally, many natural health experts promote the use of grounding mats, sheets, and patches. However, since we don’t have enough information to confirm their effectiveness in grounding or any possible side effects they may cause, we can’t recommend their use.
If you have any questions or concerns about Earthing, we recommend you talk to your doctor or a natural health practitioner for more information.
Ground Your Feet in Your Shoes with ezWalker® Custom Orthotics
While it would be nice to go without shoes all the time to stay grounded, unfortunately, it’s just not practical in our modern world. Also, there are just too many things out there that can injure your feet – rocks, broken glass, hot concrete or asphalt, etc. Not to mention, most businesses frown on employees and customers going barefoot. Therefore, shoes are a must in our daily life.
Just as the Earth provides a foundation for grounding your body and bioelectrical system, custom orthotics, like ezWalker® Custom Fit Orthotics, can provide a better foundation for your feet and body as you walk in shoes. When you wear ezWalker® Custom Orthotics, the arches of your feet will be properly supported, giving your feet a better ground on which to walk. Additionally, ezWalker® Custom Orthotics will biomechanically realign your body from the feet up, so you will walk with a better gait. When your feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back are properly aligned, you’ll have less pain throughout your body.
Earthing can rebalance your body’s electric energy, while ezWalker® Custom Fit Orthotics will rebalance your physical body. Visit the WalkEZStore for more information. Or order a pair of ezWalker® Custom Orthotics and try them out. If you find they don’t relieve your foot pain, you can return them and get your money back. Therefore, you have nothing to lose, but your pain.
Because … when your feet feel good, you feel good.®
Disclaimer: The information included in this article is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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