TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES!
Hopefully, we have all experienced the sand between our toes at the beach or squishing around in the mud with our shoes off. In today’s fast paced life, it doesn’t seem like we get many opportunities to do these kinds of things. You may not realize, but every time you do get a chance to get your shoes off and dig your toes into the ground, you are gaining greater health benefits than you thought. The technique that has been around since the day our feet touched the ground, is now making leaps and bounds in the world of natural healing. Known as “Earthing”, you simply take your shoes off and let them touch any natural earth surface.
The goal is to balance the electrical exchanges in your body. We have lost this exchange because we have become so grounded by wearing shoes almost every day. I cringe as I write this blog because I have shoes on, inside a building, with carpet, with no chances of soaking up any electron potentials from the earth. It takes me back to my days at The Ohio State University when I studied electrical concepts in my physics class. There are three types of materials used in electricity: conductors, insulators, and semi-conductors. (1) These electrical materials use protons, neutrons, and electrons as the active nano particles that make the magic of electricity occur. It is the exchange of electron particles that power the appliance in your home or give an electric shock if not properly insulated. Please do not confuse “Earthing “and electrical engineering though. Electrocution is a serious hazard, and any electrical questions you may have, please refer to a qualified electrician.
So, what really happens when you practice Earthing techniques? Your body becomes infused with the negatively charged free electrons that are so abundant on the surface of the earth. Your body immediately equalizes to the same electrical potential of the earth.(1) The earth’s frequency is 7.83 Hz (the Schuman resonance). (2) Mankind has tried to harness the Earth’s energy from the beginning of time to generate electricity, make food, and machines. The concept of harnessing the earth’s energy to create restorative properties in our bodies is a new concept which is getting some serious consideration at multiple levels. You can simply Google “earthing mat” and look at all the products being sold that allow you to earth. You can buy mats for the office and even home use so you can soak up the earth’s electron potential as much as possible.
Every day I learn about these new ideas, I get more and more excited about our bodies innate potential to heal. For me, it was Chiropractic that grounded me to the universal concept that nature needs no help, just no interference. The idea is that the power that made the body heals the body! The idea that life is “vitalistic” and “holistic” and not “mechanistic” and “reductionistic”! Maybe reading this blog today will trigger you start earthing and get grounded in this hectic life we live on planet earth. So, take your shoes off, stay a while, and go get connected!!
Dr. Andrew Kender, III, DC
August 16, 2017
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
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Dr. Keith S. Ungar, Dr. Andrew Kender, Dr. David Hardy, Dr. Joseph Little, Chiropractic Physicians
- Ober, C, Sinatra, S, Zucker, M: Earthing; The most important health discovery ever. Basic Health Publications, Inc. 2010. Page 5