Earthing Research

The pursuit of scientific proof that grounding or earthing impacts human physiology and health began with Drs. Karol and Pawel Sokal in Poland and Clint Ober in the United States in the 1990s.

The research that has followed has produced fascinating evidence of a powerful and positive shift in the electrical state of the body and the electrodynamics of blood, and a boost to self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms.

It is believed that earthing allows a transfer of electrons from the ground into the body. We know that inflammation is caused by free radicals and that free radicals are neutralized by electrons from any source. Electrons are the source of the neutralizing power of antioxidants.

In the earthing studies, as well as global feedback from thousands of individuals who have grounded themselves, we have consistent evidence of people whose pain has been reduced. Such reduction of pain is evidence that inflammation is reduced. 

Below are the titles of the studies conducted to date. Click on the links to read the studies.

Grounding Patients with Hypertension Improves Blood Pressure

Effectiveness of Grounded Sleeping on Recovery After Intensive Eccentric Muscle Loading 

Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Massage Therapists

Electric Nutrition: The Surprising Health and Healing Benefits of Biological Grounding (Earthing)

Electrical Grounding Improves Vagal Tone in Preterm Infants     View study charts here

Effects of Grounding on Body Voltage and Current in the Presence of Electromagnetic Fields

Grounding After Moderate Eccentric Contractions Reduces Muscle Damage

One-Hour Contact with the Earth’s Surface (Grounding) Improves Inflammation and Blood Flow—A Randomized, Double-Blind, Pilot Study

The Effect of Grounding the Human Body on Mood

Grounding the Human Body during Yoga Exercise with a Grounded Yoga Mat Reduces Blood Viscosity

Research Review: The Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Inflammation, the Immune Response, Wound Healing, and Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases − Journal of Inflammation Research

Grounding the Human Body Improves Facial Blood Flow Regulation

Differences in Blood Urea and Creatinine Concentrations in Earthed and Unearthed Subjects during Cycling Exercise and Recovery

Earthing (Grounding) the Human Body Reduces Blood Viscosity—a Major Factor in Cardiovascular Disease
Video clip: Blood Viscosity Video

Earthing the Human Organism Influences Bioelectrical Processes

Research Review: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons −Journal of Environmental and Public Health

The Neuromodulative Role of Earthing

Emotional Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Grounding, and Improved Autonomic Tone: Clinical Applications 

Earthing the Human Body Influences Physiologic Processes.   Editorial: Chronic Disease: Are We Missing Something?

Pilot Study on the Effect of Grounding on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

Changes in Pulse Rate, Respiratory Rate, Blood Oxygenation, Perfusion Index, Skin Conductance, and Their Variability Induced During and After Grounding Human Subjects for 40 Minutes

The Effect Of Earthing On Human Physiology, Part 1

The Effect Of Earthing On Human Physiology, Part 2

The Biologic Effects of Grounding the Human Body During Sleep as Measured by Cortisol Levels and Subjective Reporting of Sleep, Pain, and Stress

Medical Thermography Case Studies on Earthing 2004-2005