Exploring the Health Benefits of Grounding
A study showing that grounding helps regulate circadian rhythms is Gaétan Chevalier et al.’s Effects of Grounding on Inflammation, Immune Response, Wound Healing, Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases. Published in the Journal of Inflammation Research in 2015, the study found that grounding can improve sleep and regulate circadian rhythms by lowering cortisol levels and increasing melatonin secretion.
Grounding benefits: Reduces blood viscosity
Another study with similar results was by Gaétan Chevalier et al., “Grounding in the human body reduces blood viscosity – an important factor in cardiovascular disease”. Journal of Alternatives, 2013 and Complementary Medicine. The study about grounding benefits found that grounding can help regulate circadian rhythms and improve sleep quality, which can have a positive effect on overall health and well-being.
Effects of grounding on cortisol
“The Effects of Grounding on Cortisol Secretion and Sleep” by Ghaly and Teplitz, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2004, and “Earthing: The Health Effects of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Surface Electrons of the Earth,” James L. Oschmann et al., 2012, published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.
Need more research about grounding
While there is some evidence that grounding can help regulate circadian rhythms and improve sleep quality, a complete understanding of the mechanisms behind these effects and how they are most effective is lacking. It is important to note that more research is needed.
All grounding studies in the overview:
- “Effects of grounding on inflammation, immune response, wound healing, and chronic diseases” (Chevalier et al., Journal of Inflammation Research, 2015)
- “Earthing the human body reduces blood viscosity in cardiovascular disease” (Chevalier et al., Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2013)
- “Grounding reduces cortisol secretion and improves sleep” (Ghaly and Teplitz, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2004)
- “Earthing reconnects the human body to earth’s electrons” (Oschman et al., Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2012)