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Monday, May 21, 2012

Earth Healing - No Dragon Required


Healing with "Earthing"

Earthing is an easy way to help your body overcome illness and injury and improve your overall health.  Sound too good to be true?  "Earthing" is not a new diet or exercise program, in fact it's old.  Very, very old.  What is new is our ability to scientifically support the benefits of "earthing".

What is "earthing"?   It's walking barefoot on the earth.  Yup, that's it.  That's the whole enchilada - exercising on the earth in your bare feet.  Here's a four minute video that gives you a quick overview of the oldest, easiest and free way to improve your health.



There's an excellent video here that explains in detail the research done to support the claim that earthing can help us avoid our body's inflammatory response and why this leads to better health.  The video is just over an hour long but well worth the time investment.  If you don't have an hour to spare you can read the highlights on the page below the video.

I realize all that glitters is not gold, but this seemed to make sense to me so I gave it a try.  I had injured my back 6 days prior and was frustrated by my lack of recovery.  Despite continuing to practice Tai Chi and Qi Gong through the injury, laying down was my only pain free activity.   So I moved my Qi Gong practice outside, removed my socks and did a round of "Eight Brocades" - eight short exercises rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It took about twenty minutes.

For the next two hours I had tingling in the bottom of my feet as well as tingling and warmth up my legs, half way to my knees.  I have been practicing Qi Gong for years and had never experienced this.  I had never done Qi Gong barefoot in the grass before either.  

My back felt better, but I wanted it to be right, not just better.  So I did it again the next day, only this time after completing the exercises I laid on my back on the ground.  After about 10 minutes I was interrupted, my attention called indoors.  Because I was focused on other things, I didn't realize until later that day my back was normal.   Full range of motion - pain free!

If you decide to give earthing a try, please share your experiences here.  I'd love to hear if others have similiar experiences.


 







8 comments:

  1. I read about Earthing a couple weeks ago. I did try it and I really liked it. It seemed odd at first because I am so used to wearing shoes outside, but it did feel good. I wasn't in pain so I can't say it helped that, but it gave me a sense of peacefulness. In the article I read, it mentioned that it was best to do it in the morning on dewy grass.

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  2. Ruth you're awesome - you're willing to try just about anything! I too get a peaceful easy feeling (to quote the Eagles) after barefoot activity. Yes, water (aka the dew) is a great conductor of electrons.

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  3. I had not heard the term Earthing before your post, but have always had great benefits after walking barefoot on the earth. Hadn't really thought of it in years but am remembering how wonderful it was. Thanks for the reminder...guess I'll have to do a little Earthing later today. :)

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    1. I'm trying to do it, even if just for a few minutes, every day. Finding I'm much more relaxed. Let me know how it works for you.

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  4. I injured my back about 10 days ago. AND it had not been healing as I had hoped. I have been unable to walk ( I usually walk an hour a day) and all movement has been painful. But I was feeling called to go to a place I never walk. It is a laguna just outside of our town. I felt pulled there. So, today I went there and walked. I did not remove my shoes because of the roughness of the terrain but I wear "barefoot shoes". I was surprised that, as I walked, the pain decreased and I had my best day ever. Tomorrow I will go again! The connection to the Earth facilitates the body's wholeness.

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    1. What a great story - thanks for sharing! If your barefoot shoes don't have rubber soles you can draw earth energy through them. You were obviously drawn to some sort of healing energy there. Even if you didn't draw it in through your feet, you absorbed the healing. Awesome!

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  5. Thanks for the Earthing health tip, I'm going to give it a try and see what happens! BTW I've sent you a Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations from http://startrekspace.blogspot.com

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    1. Please come back and let me know how your Earthing experiment went. And thanks so much for the blogger award!

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