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Explore (NY). 2019 Nov 14. pii: S1550-8307(19)30547-6. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2019.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Integrative and lifestyle medicine strategies should include Earthing (grounding): Review of research evidence and clinical observations.

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1
Naprapathic Healing Center, 1230 Larry Power Rd., Bourbonnais, IL 60914, United States. Electronic address: drmenigozd.n@comcast.net.
2
Lake Norman Integrative Psychiatry, 116 S Main St, Suite 301, Mooresville, NC 28115, United States. Electronic address: abundantyang1@me.com.
3
Center for Integrative Medicine, 12536 Ansin Circle Drive, Potomac, MD, United States. Electronic address: doctorrobinely@gmail.com.
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Jujube Clinic, 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Diamond Head Suite, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States. Electronic address: cimone@jujubehawaii.com.
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Total Thermal Imaging Wellness Center, 8341 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942, United States. Electronic address: drmelvin1@gmail.com.
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Clear Center of Health, 125 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941, United States. Electronic address: drdrew@clearcenterofhealth.com.

Abstract

Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to the discovery that bodily contact with the Earth's natural electric charge stabilizes the physiology at the deepest levels, reduces inflammation, pain, and stress, improves blood flow, energy, and sleep, and generates greater well-being. Such effects are profound, systemic, and foundational, and often develop rapidly. Earthing is as simple as routinely walking barefoot outdoors and/or using inexpensive grounding systems indoors while sleeping or sitting, practices that restore a lost and needed electric connection with the Earth. Some 20 studies to date have reported intriguing evidence of wide and significant physiological improvements when the body is grounded vs. non-grounded. The research, along with numerous anecdotal reports, demonstrates that Earthing clearly deserves inclusion in the clinical practice of preventive, alternative, and lifestyle medicine and has great potential to render these approaches more effective.

KEYWORDS:

Earthing; Electron deficiency; Grounding

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