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Grounding Mat

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Description

Grounding mat is used to imitate the feeling experienced when you put your bare feet on the ground. When used, it balances the electrical charge present in your entire body.

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Possible Benefits

  • May decrease stress levels
  • May improve mood 
  • May improve focus 
  • May reduce inflammation
  • May enhance sleep quality 
  • May reduce pain
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Required Equipment

Grounding mat 

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How to Do It

Simply place the mat in a place where you can put your bare feet. This can be under the desk where you work. 

Then, put your bare feet on the mat, making sure the entire sole of your foot touches the mat.

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Why it works

  • Being in contact with the earth mat allows the body's natural electrostatic balance to be restored. The mat conducts the electrical charge to remove it from the body.
  • By releasing the body's excessive electrical charge, it decreases the feeling of stress. 
  • The body stores more electrostatic charge when in contact with electrical devices, such as computers.
  • It may modify the circulation of neutrophils and lymphocytes, as well as modulate some chemical factors related to inflammation.
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Time Commitment

1-2 hours 

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Suggested Frequency

2 times per week 

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Time of Day

Any 

More useful during active hours

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Possible Side Effects

Discomfort, skin irritation.

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Tips

  • You can find grounding mats to put on your bed to improve the quality of your sleep.
  • If you have a safe lawn or garden, you can walk barefoot for a few minutes to get more benefit. 
  • Be sure to keep the mat clean and dry when you use it. 
  • Combine this habit with meditation to maximize the benefits!
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. The effect of grounding the human body on mood. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25748085/
  2. Effectiveness of Grounded Sleeping on Recovery After Intensive Eccentric Muscle Loading. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360250/
  3. The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4378297/#:~:text=The%20results%20of%20the%20experiment,as%20measured%20by%20subjective%20reporting.
  4. Electric Nutrition: The Surprising Health and Healing Benefits of Biological Grounding (Earthing). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28987038/
  5. Integrative and lifestyle medicine strategies should include Earthing (grounding): Review of research evidence and clinical observations. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31831261/
  6. Grounding after moderate eccentric contractions reduces muscle damage. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26443876/
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 Mood  Stress  Health  Sleep  Energy  Productivity  Focus
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