The term “earthing” refers to making direct contact between the human body and the Earth, allowing the body to absorb the Earth’s energy. According to the book “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!” by authors Clinton Ober, Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, and Martin Zucker, scientists have discovered numerous health benefits associated with earthing, including anti-inflammatory effects, pain relief, improved sleep, blood purification, and enhanced skin appearance. It can also help reduce stress, regulate circadian rhythms, and even improve various chronic illnesses.
Recently, an observational study suggested for the first time that earthing has a preventive and therapeutic effect on COVID-19. In this study, most of the COVID-19 patients who participated and were earthed for one to three days experienced significant improvements in their symptoms, with many patients recovering from fever and breathing difficulties.
Earthing Improved Symptoms in Most Patients Without Complications
Haider Abdul-Lateef Mousa, a researcher at the University of Basrah College of Medicine in Iraq, recruited 71 COVID-19 patients who had tested positive by PCR. The patients were instructed to perform earthing at home for 15 minutes to six hours a day, either by walking barefoot on non-insulated ground or by using earthing accessories to connect their bodies with the Earth.
Of the 71 participants, 24 were severely ill, 33 were moderately ill, and 14 were mildly ill. Their symptoms included fever, cough, breathing difficulties, loss of taste and smell, loss of appetite, sore throat, chest pain, headache, body aches, and fatigue.
All patients with mild and moderate symptoms showed significant improvement after one to three days of earthing. For example, a 67-year-old patient with diabetes and moderate symptoms had been experiencing fever, body aches, loss of appetite, and loss of taste and smell during the third week of infection. After performing earthing for two hours per day, he no longer had a fever the next day, and his appetite and sense of taste and smell also returned.
Of the 24 patients with severe symptoms, 22 showed improvement in their symptoms without any complications after performing earthing. Three patients were excluded or lost to follow-up, and one 58-year-old with a prior coronary artery bypass grafting died of multi-organ failure after only starting earthing on his 12th day of illness. One 68-year-old patient with hypertension and diabetes died of an ischemic stroke. Mousa stated that the patient only performed earthing for 15 minutes every other day, for a total of two times.
Severely Hypoxic Patient Recovers After 3 Days of Earthing
The most surprising case was a 56-year-old critically ill patient who was hospitalized due to respiratory distress, fever, cough, and hypoxemia (oxygen saturation of 74 percent). Despite receiving various treatments in the hospital, such as antiviral medications, steroids, antibiotics, and plasma antibodies, and using an oxygen machine for a week, he showed no improvement. Consequently, he chose to discharge himself and return home.
After being discharged from the hospital, he continued taking prescription medications and using an oxygen machine. About a week later, his condition worsened to the point where he could no longer speak due to severe respiratory distress. When connected to the oxygen machine, his blood oxygen level was found to be only 38 percent. A computed tomography scan showed that his lung lesions had exceeded 70 percent.
As the patient was unable to get out of bed or sit up, his son followed Mousa’s instructions and used earthing accessories on the patient for three hours a day. After two earthing sessions, the patient’s blood oxygen level miraculously increased to 95 percent the next day, and even without the use of an oxygen machine, his blood oxygen level remained at 77 percent.
After three days of earthing, the patient made a complete recovery and experienced only fatigue and weakness the following week.
Why Does Earthing Offer Such Powerful Healing Benefits?
The truth is, earthing is a natural state of human existence, according to the authors of “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!” For thousands of years, humans have been constantly connected to the Earth, whether they are active, resting, or sleeping. In the past, humans used clothing, shoes, blankets, beds, and chairs made from natural materials such as animal fur or plants, which are all semi-conductive substances. This allows the human body to be constantly connected to the Earth at all times.
However, modern humans have become increasingly disconnected from the Earth since the invention of rubber-soled shoes. With the widespread use of synthetic materials, clothing and furniture have become insulators, further exacerbating the disconnection between the human body and the Earth. Experts speculate that this disconnection is likely one of the major causes of the various ailments afflicting modern humans.
In his book “The Complete Handbook of Nature Cure,” H. K. Bakhru, a renowned natural therapy expert from India, mentioned an ancient earthing practice that was once common among Native Americans. According to Bakhru, these indigenous peoples firmly believed in the healing power of the Earth. They would bury sick individuals in the soil, leaving only the head exposed, and soak them in this “mud bath” for several hours. They believed that this method could cure a wide range of ailments.
In recent decades, there has been increasing scientific evidence confirming the health benefits of earthing for the human body. Studies have found that earthing can significantly enhance the body’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities, improve blood clarity (circulation), and promote physiological functions.
Experts believe that the mechanism behind earthing may be related to the “free electrons” on the surface of the Earth. When the human body is in contact with the Earth, it can absorb these electrons from the ground and store them within the body as “electrical nutrients” that can be used when needed.
When the body is inflamed, these electron troops will be mobilized to neutralize excess free radicals in the body, producing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
According to Mousa’s study, other studies have shown that earthing can prevent blood clotting, stabilize blood oxygen levels, and boost immunity (by increasing gamma globulin). Mousa pointed out that these effects could be significant for both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
Mousa stated that earthing can alleviate COVID-19 complications, such as hypoxemia, coagulopathy, inflammation, and immunodeficiency, without any adverse effects. Additionally, earthing may also have a preventive and therapeutic effect on other types of influenza and even viral mutations. He recommended one perform earthing for at least 40 minutes per day to prevent or treat COVID-19.
Earthing Is Simple
Earthing could be considered the simplest among health and wellness practices. It does not require any money, effort, or time, as you can perform it while doing other things.
There are two ways to perform earthing:
- Direct earthing: You can perform earthing by walking barefoot on sand, grass, soil, cement, and red bricks, or by touching these surfaces with any part of your body, including your head, hands, and legs. Moist surfaces work best. Touching the leaves and stems of plants with your hands can also provide the benefits of earthing.
- Indirect earthing: You can use earthing accessories such as earthing sheets, mats, mattresses, and pillowcases that are specially designed for earthing. These accessories can be connected to the ground through an earthing cord. They are very convenient, as you can easily perform earthing while standing, sitting, or lying down. You can also purchase shoes that are designed for earthing.
In the book “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!” it is noted that the benefits of earthing are associated with the duration of earthing—that is, the longer the better. People with chronic inflammatory diseases require even longer periods of earthing. The authors recommend performing earthing every day to maintain good health, both during the day and at night.
Reporting from The Epoch Times.