The practice of grounding, or “earthing” has been gaining popularity in the last few decades as a holistic approach to prevention and treatment in broad scopes of practice. The exercise reflects the early human experience of frequent and direct contact with the earth’s surface. The current, limited available data perceives and theorizes health improvements including decreased inflammation, enhanced perfusion, sleep restoration, lowered blood pressure, enhanced muscle recovery, and decreased cortisol levels. When implementing any new health practice into one’s routine, it is crucial to be well informed. This review can help individuals better ascertain if grounding could improve their health and provide practical methods to begin the practice.
Koch, K. Are you down to earth? BUHealth. 2023; 1(1). https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/buhealth/vol1/iss1/6.