The Benefits of Grounding Shoes:
What do we have in common with Astronauts?
Upon first glance, you’re probably thinking that there is not much the average person has in common with an astronaut. On most levels, there isn’t a lot of common ground; however, we do have some fundamental commonalities. For one, we are all part of the human species and need benefit from direct contact with the natural energy in the earth in order to improve our health.
The earth’s energy is essential, especially the earth’s electromagnetic fields. There is a disturbance in our bodies whenever we leave the comfort of the grounded energy of earth’s natural electromagnetic field. This disturbance occurs whenever a great distance is put between our bodies and the ground either by traveling by plane, or exploring the great unknown of outer space.
Grounding, also known as earthing, is a simple, easily accessible way to improve upon the deficiencies in our bodies and to be able to sustain itself when cut off when direct interaction with the earth.
Pioneering astronauts who resided in space for extended periods experienced discomfort in the form of severe nausea and major disorientation, to name a few. This severe discomfort was termed “space sickness”.
The cause, which was discovered by scientists shortly thereafter, was that this condition was a result of these astronauts being deprived of the earth’s “electromagnetic resonance”; in essence, the lack of direct absorption of the earth’s natural energy.
In subsequent missions, space vehicles were outfitted with devices that simulated this resonance, also known as the Schumann resonance, named after the man who made the core discovery. Research suggests that the earth’s magnetic resonances vibrate at the same frequency as human heart rhythms and brainwaves. This helps explain why the practice of grounding, also called earthing, is so beneficial for one’s body – and why it makes us feel good.
Get grounded when you land Many of us will never walk on the moon, orbit the planet, or be in a plane that breaks the sound barrier. There are a great many of us who will travel by plane, however. Some travel regularly for business; others less so. Whether it’s for pleasure or business, there will be a brief period where you will experience separation for the earth’s grounded electromagnetic field. To recover from this separation faster, upon landing, find a piece of grass and put you bare feet on it. If this is not a practical solution, a great alternative is to wear shoes which conduct the earth’s energy through your body – grounded footwear; also called earthing or grounding shoes.
Grounding has been with us forever Some people are claiming that grounding, also called earthing is a new discovery. This recent discovery only brings to light something that has been in existence since ancients walked the earth. The Native Americans have always known its importance and the land’s sacredness. In the book about folklore and native wisdom, The Wind Is My Mother, a wise tribal leader, Bear Heart, had to say much on the healing properties of Mother Earth. “We look to the North for emotional, physical and mental health. We may have a loved one who’s ill or perhaps we’re sick and we want to get well. Lay down on this Mother Earth with your navel towards her and your head to the North”. Crazy Horse, a warrior, also shares these sentiments. He was known for standing on the earth for hours on end to build up his energy. The good news is, we can still receive healing energy from this Earth, the same way our forefathers and natives did.
Almost as Good as Going Barefoot Recent findings indicate that our disconnection from the earth contributes to many conditions including; chronic aches and pains, listlessness, and poor sleep. This finding is not surprising since our disconnection relates to spending less time outside than our ancestors. As Richer Louv says in Lost Child in the Woods, we are “nature deficient”. Adding to this disconnection is the fact that many of us wear shoes insulated with synthetic or rubber soles. This man made material cuts us off entirely from the beneficial electrons from the earth passing up through our feet into our body. Have you ever wondered why it feels so good to walk barefoot on the grass, or sand? Well, there is a very good reason.
For over millions of years, our bodies were designed to reap the benefit of going barefoot. There are approximately 1,300 nerve endings per square inch in the soles of our feet; that’s more than any other part of our body. These nerve endings are what allow the flow of free electrons from the earth to flow up into our body and spread through your tissues.
By enabling this natural and free flow of electrons, also known as grounding or earthing, we foster a shift in the electrical state of our body and enhance our bodies’ natural healing response. Research studies have also found the following results attributed grounding. For links to the actual scientific studies, you can visit http://ongrounding.com/ and search under research studies. Below are some of the findings from these papers:
- Reduced swelling, redness, heat and pain in patients with acute inflammation
- Faster healing
- Improved sleep
- Reduced pain
- Reduced stress
- Decreased muscle pain
- Faster recovery from jet lag
- Improvement in neuropathy
- And a whole lot more
Time to Get Connected It’s never too late to “get back to earth” and reconnect. Your body will thank you in the long run. The first step to reconnecting with the earth is to get grounded. A simple 20-30 minute barefoot walk on the grass or sandy shores, weather permitting, is a wonderful gift you can give your body. When walking barefoot is not an option, there is an equally effective alternative– Pluggz, a new line of grounded footwear that enables you to connect to the earth’s natural and healthful energy when you make direct contact with the ground. These earthing and grounding shoes allow you to get grounded when you walk directly on grass, sand, soil, gravel, unsealed tile/stone/brick/rocks – even concrete sidewalks which is great for city dwellers.
This means no more jay walking, as asphalt/black top seals concrete and is insulating, as opposed to conductive concrete. Pluggz grounded footwear is proprietarily crafted with a custom formulated carbon and rubber plug technology that is designed in to the shoe’s sole and placed right under the most sensitive part of the foot for conductivity, the K1spot, or metatarsal area (the ball of your foot).
In addition the healthful benefit of getting grounded with Pluggz shoes, they are also very fashionable and remarkably comfortable. Pluggz blends fashion and function while maintaining comfort. This blend of fashion, without sacrificing comfort, comfort without sacrificing style, and functional shoes which are beneficial to health without sacrificing fashion is truly a first.