Besides walking barefoot, you can, of course, ground yourself by sitting on the Earth or on a chair with your feet planted on the ground, while reading a book, listening to music, or just plain relaxing. For people with foot issues or tender feet, we recommend sitting in a comfortable chair with your bare feet placed directly on the Earth.

To make the Earthing experience most effective, dampen the soil or grass for added conductivity. Leave your feet squarely on the Earth and sit there for thirty or forty minutes. Actually, when any part of your body-your hands, forearms, legs, for example–makes contact with the ground, you are receiving the energy from below.

If you have the opportunity, connect with the Earth two or three times a day. The more time you put in, the more you benefit. The more com. promised your health is, the more often and longer we recommend that you do this. But even in a half hour or so, you will have a remarkable shift.

We have already measured some important physiological improvements within a half hour to forty minutes, and many more will come to light with continued research.

Many people have asked us about concrete. Is it conductive? The answer is maybe. Conductivity depends on the moisture level, and whether there is moisture through the concrete down to the ground. A dry concrete floor, or one with a moisture barrier beneath, or with a sealed or painted surface, will likely have little or no conductivity. Asphalt is made from petrochemicals and is not conductive. The same goes for a wood or vinyl surface.

Water-wise, wading or swimming in the ocean is a great recreational form of grounding. Saltwater, rich in minerals, is highly conductive, and actually several hundred times more so than freshwater. Conductivity depends on the concentration of minerals in the water. So lake water is


much less conductive than saltwater. And pool water is likely less than that. A plastic kiddie pool would not be conductive because the plastic would insulate the water from ground contact.

The amazing thing about Earthing is that it is so simple and fundamental. James Oschman, the energy-medicine expert, reports on new technologies emerging every day and is often asked to examine them and explain how they work. “What is most profound about Earthing,” he says,

“is the element of simplicity. I once attended a meeting on the East Coast, and one of my colleagues came in from the West Coast. She had a bad case of jet lag. I told her to take her shoes and socks off and step outside

on the grass for fifteen minutes. When she came back in, she was completely transformed. Her jet lag was gone. That is how fast grounding works. Anyone can try it. If you don’t feel well, for whatever reason, just make barefoot contact with the Earth for a few minutes and see what hap-pens. Of course, if you have a medical problem, you should see a doctor.

But for ordinary aches and pains, digestive or respiratory problems, or sore muscles, there is nothing that comes close to grounding for quick relief. You can literally feel the pain begin to drain from your body the instant you touch the Earth.”

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