Earthing and Athletic Recovery
Earthing promotes better sleep and faster recovery from day to day activity. People have more energy, less pain, better function, and require less sleep. All these are indications that the body is repairing itself and functioning more efficiently.
For athletes, there is clearly a positive effect on biology, leading to heightened recovery from day-to-day activity that facilitates competing at a higher level. Recovery is everything. Competition and training tear the body down. Without adequate recovery, the body will eventually break down or the person sets himself or herself up for injury. If you can sleep less and respond better, and train harder, which is what we see from Earthing, than the assumption can be made that you are affecting the recovery mechanism and repairing the body better and faster.
'An indispensable healing and recovery tool'
“Sports Chiropractor of the Year” 2004, Dr Jeff Spencer has this to say about earthing: ‘My observations and feedback enable me to say, without any reservation, that earthing is an indispensible healing and recovery tool, something even beyond significant, for any treatment or recovery regimen as it relates to injury, surgery, and maximum athletic performance. I tell my people to sleep grounded at night and ground themselves during the day as much as they can.
After injury, I have consistently found less scarring, pain, and redness among individuals who ground themselves in comparison to what you would normally expect to see. Scars are less red and tender, and smaller in size. They look more similar to the surrounding normal tissue than what you would expect from scarring. Visible external inflammation decreases rapidly. Internal inflammation, as seen through various imaging methods, does the same. From my experience, whether you are sick or injured, the more consistently you ground yourself and the more time you spend grounded, the greater your body’s ability to heal, repair, and regenerate, and operate optimally.
Athletes tell me frequently they are able to get into their previous “groove” and proper techniques quicker than expected after injury. Therapy and rehab go better and faster. They say their doctors are surprised at the rate of healing, restored function, and tissue repair. This consistent feedback confirms that Earthing is helping in some very significant ways.’
Earthing speeds up the healing of wounds, particularly if grounded electrode patches are placed around the lesion. These patches can also be placed directly on any painful or swollen area of the body.
The severe mental and physical strain experienced by professional athletes needs to dissipated during rest and sleep periods. many competitors have trouble sleeping because they are so over stimulated. Experiments conducted on cyclists participating in the Tour de France have shown that sleep is much improved and recovery from sprains, strains and injury is much quicker when the competitors spend their rest and sleep periods grounded.
Watch the video of Dr Jeff Spencer using Earthing to help athletic recovery with cyclists during the Tour de France.