Earthing also referred to as grounding, is the process where one connects with the earth’s electromagnetic charge. When our ancestors roamed the earth sometimes back, they did this barefoot sleeping on the ground and would reap the unvarying advantages of the charge from the earth. Due to the modern day’s lifestyles, we now require to make an effort (intentionally) to ground or earth ourselves. Maybe to some of you, this whole idea of grounding (earthing) ourselves doesn’t seem to make any solid sense. Or maybe some of you have heard it fro the first time at school but never thought it would be practical especially with human beings.
This is actual science
When someone walks barefoot on, say, dirt, grass or sand, he or she allows the natural healing. This sis because there will be a flow of electrical charges from the surface of the earth to his or her body. Does is sound esoteric? Well, it might but this is actual science. An earth to skin contact enables the negatively charged ions found in the surface of the earth to flow into an individual’s body, and this reduces inflammation and stress hormones.
Now that the concept is cleared to you, you just have to allow the natural healing to take place. How do you do that? Simple; trying the earthing shoes. These shoes, also called grounding shoes are just regular shoes; with rubber soles and the top covers. But the earthing shoes work in a manner that differentiates them from the common shoes we wear.
How do grounding shoes work?
Grounding shoes come with rubber soles that are fitted (inserted) with copper buttons. Remember that copper is a good conductor of electricity (and ions). The copper buttons (inserts) in the earthing shoes allow the negative (beneficial) earth’s charge to enter into your body. The grounding process actually will help to relieve naturally you of the stress and disease causing free radicals.
Only on conducive surfaces
The most crucial thing is that earthing shoes can only ground the user when they are on conducive surfaces. Such surfaces include concrete (untreated), grass, dirt or sand. A person’s daily walk says around the campus, on concrete, tarmac and grass can actually work wonders for them. However, while such a person is seated somewhere, say in class, they will not be grounding.
Other materials in your earthing shoes
You might be asking what other material is used together with the rubber and copper inserts to make the grounding shoes. Well, these shoes have footbeds, linings and upper parts that are made of leather. These features are meant for the users comfort and the shoes durability.
The manufacturers of such shoes make use of the natural vegetable dyes so as to make their manufacturing process less toxic. For those of you who aren’t comfortable with closed shoes, they can get their grounding shoes in the form of sandals.