Earthing: health implications of reconnecting the human body to the Earth's surface electrons
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Earthing
Abstract: 

Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness. Reconnection with the Earth's electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits-including better sleep and reduced pain-from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth's electrons from the ground into the body. This paper reviews the earthing research and the potential of earthing as a simple and easily accessed global modality of significant clinical importance.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Environmental and Public Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Environ Public Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Year: 
2012
Pages: 
291541
Volume: 
2012
ISSN: 
1687-9813
DOI: 
10.1155/2012/291541
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 22291721 PMCID: PMC3265077

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Gaétan Chevalier, Stephen T. Sinatra, James L. Oschman, Karol Sokal and Pawel Sokal. 2012. "Earthing: health implications of reconnecting the human body to the Earth's surface electrons." Journal of Environmental and Public Health 2012: 291541. 10.1155/2012/291541.

Wikipedia Citation

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