Objective: This study examines the physiological and health impacts of grounding (earthing), focusing on inflammation, immune response, wound healing, and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Context: Grounding, or direct physical contact with the Earth's surface, has shown intriguing effects on human physiology and health, which this study aims to further explore.
Approach: The study uses a multidisciplinary research method, analyzing how grounding affects the body's electrical charge and its influence on red blood cells, cytokines, and other inflammatory markers.
Data Collection: Participants were grounded through conductive patches, and various physiological parameters were measured, including blood cell behavior, cytokine levels, and inflammation markers.
Researchers' Summary of Findings
Impact on Health: The research indicates that grounding increases the surface charge on red blood cells, reduces blood viscosity and clumping, and has a significant effect on inflammation and immune response.
Health Implications: Grounding is suggested as a simple yet profound intervention for health, particularly in reducing cardiovascular risk and aiding in wound healing.