Do you notice you feel better when you walk barefoot on the Earth? That it makes you feel good? Like when you're hosing down your feet in the wet grass after you've been gardening all day. Well there is no question that walking barefoot is healing and ancient healers believed Earth's energy could be easily absorbed through our skin and through the soles of our feet, thereby stabilizing the electrical environment of our organs, tissues, and cells.
We know that throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, and through this direct contact the ground's abundant free electrons were able to enter the body and help keep it grounded. You see, when the body looses contact with the Earth it can carry a positive voltage and since our modern environment is full of a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation we are disrupting the trillions of subtle electrical communications which are a vital part of the function of our body's systems. By ditching the rubber shoes and being grounded to the Earth we greatly reduce the levels of these induced voltages. We are electrical beings, and the Earth's surface is electrically conductive.
I think this is Earth medicine at its finest and plays a vital role in preventing dis-ease. Some call it body earthing, or earthing, some call it grounding, but by reconnecting our bodies with the free electrons that flow through the Earths surface we can lower blood pressure, improve respiratory conditions, improve circulation and digestion, reduce stress, reduce sleep problems, aid in pain relief and boost energy levels, our immune system and aid in the harmonization of the body's basic biological rhythms. Sounds good huh. It is, and it is as simple as it sounds. So toss your shoes and walk barefoot on wet grass, river mud, moist soil, beach sand or any beautiful Earth available to you. Go wild, see how good it feels.
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Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.
Jessica Morgan, Herbalist