A quick guide to earthing

Ever heard of grounding or earthing for health?

Many people aren’t aware that one of the ultimate whole-body, natural health solutions is literally under their feet…………and it’s free.  For everyone.  Forever!

What if you could supercharge your health naturally in just 30 minutes, would you add it to your daily routine?

What’s more, it isn’t all woo-woo.  It’s backed by scientific evidence.  And it’s called EARTHING.


But what exactly is grounding or earthing?

A human body – our brain, heart beat, our muscles, everything – is primarily electrical.

When we’re standing barefoot on the earth, we’re absorbing electrons that help neutralise the free radicals in our body that damage our cells. We feel better because we are electrically stable.

Years of extensive research by Clint Ober (the founder of Earthing™) has shown that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy can reduce or diminish chronic pain, fatigue and other ailments that plague so many people today.  It is this connection that is referred to as Earthing or Grounding.

The Earth’s energy harmonises and stabilises the body’s basic biological rhythms, can reduce or eliminate chronic inflammation and pain, making it the most natural and powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging remedy around!

No matter who you are – what your age, gender, race or health status – you will benefit from being grounded daily!


10 things that earthing or grounding can do for you:

  • Reduces/eliminates chronic inflammation
  • Reduces/eliminates pain
  • Enhances immune response
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves blood flow to nourish the entire body with vital oxygen & nutrition
  • Improves energy
  • Decreases stress in the body
  • Reduces hormonal & menstrual symptoms
  • Accelerates healing from trauma, injuries and sporting exercise
  • Protects the body against possible health-disturbing electromagnetic fields (EMFs)


How does grounding work?

In a nutshell, here’s how grounding works….

The Earth’s surface contains a limitless number of free electrons that are continually replenished through solar radiation and lightning strikes; your body naturally absorbs these particles when you make physical (skin) contact with the ground.

Within the body, these electrons have an anti-inflammatory effect because they reduce the free-radical activity that causes inflammation and chronic pain.

Electrons are negative charges of electricity and are attracted to opposite charges of electricity.

Free radicals are molecules that are positively charged because they are short at least one electron.

It is because of this deficit that the free radical’s sole purpose is to stabilise itself by binding to (and therefore eliminating) negative charged electrons.

The immune system naturally produces free radicals to perform an essential physiological service. They are produced and released within the body to help eliminate injury, stress or disease by binding to and stripping negative charged electrons from damaged tissues and pathogens.

This is the body’s “inflammatory response” and can produce inflammation symptoms like redness, swelling, pain, decreased range of motion, among others.

Normally, when the disease or injury subsides, free electrons and anti-oxidants within the body neutralise and eliminate excess free radicals

However, the everyday stresses of life (money, health, work, relationships) have caused our immune system to constantly produce free radicals to fight what the body perceives as an ailment or affliction.

This over-production of free radicals can be detrimental to human health as it can lead to the oxidation of healthy tissues.

Earthing can help alleviate the presence of free radicals, which can lead to chronic inflammation and pain, because it injects the body with an abundance of negative-charged electrons for the free radicals to bind to.

The energy of the free electrons gained through grounding also helps keep your body’s innate electrical circuitry properly balanced.

All of these effects of grounding are extremely beneficial to whole-body health.

Without a regular connection to the Earth, people can develop what is essentially an electron deficiency.  Over time, this can lead to imbalances in the body and potentially to significant health problems and chronic inflammation.

…..but how long should I be grounded for?


This is a question we often get asked.

Most people presume that electrons act as fast as lightening but this isn’t the case.

(The Science bit..)…Drift velocity is the average speed at which electrons travel in a conductor when subjected to an electric field and is about 1mm per second.

When we look at the human body as a conductor and experiments of Earthing Patches placed on the soles of feet (simulating standing bare foot on the earth), people sometimes feel a tingling sensation moving up the legs i.e. the electrons moving from the earth and up into the body

Some say they often feel the same sensation when walking barefoot on wet sand.

Typically we know that it takes around 20-30 minutes to reach the upper body and chest area which is why we suggest a minimum of between 30-40 minutes per day to get that all over body benefit – however the more you can do, the better…………..and you can’t have too much earthing either!

Barefoot grounding

Consider also that a human foot is home to about 7,000 nerve endings that all correspond to specific areas of the body, including organs, the spine and your head…

…….which makes going barefoot and being grounded such a great way of healing the whole body.



What surfaces can I practise grounding?

If you are barefoot, or have direct skin contact, you WILL be grounded on the following:

  • Outside on the grass
  • Soil
  • Gravel
  • Stone
  • Sand
  • Brick
  • Concrete (unpainted or unsealed)

However, there are some surfaces that simply ARE NOT suitable for grounding and do not conduct the earth’s electrons..

You WILL NOT be grounded on the following:

  • Asphalt
  • Vinyl
  • Wood (e.g. decking)
  • Wooden floors
  • Painted/sealed concrete
  • Tiled floors
  • Carpets

That said, earthing or grounding isn’t always all about walking barefoot………did you know that being connected to water is one of the best ways of being grounded?

The presence of water or moisture makes you more conductive.  It increases the flow of electrons, which is a good thing!

That’s why walking on dewy grass in the morning, walking on wet sand, or along a stream, or in the ocean or braving a swim in the sea, or just sitting on the beach and making sandcastles with your hands in the wet sand are all great ways to receive the benefits of Earthing!


Powerful stuff this Vitamin G!!

Try and be grounded every day, make it part of your routine.  Perhaps when have your morning coffee, stand outside and start the day on the right foot……….well both feet actually!

If you’re interested to know more about the research and science behind Earthing there are further articles available here.

Or, if you’ve completed Netflix, why not take a look at the Earthing Movie (1hr 15 mins).