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  1. grounding...

    #651822013-11-01 01:22:33 *jonnybravo said:

    ALL ABOUT GROUNDING Grounding, or earthing, refers to connecting electrically with the Earth. A growing body of research is finding numerous health benefits as a result of the physical body being grounded.

    Unfortunately, with our modern rubber or plastic soled shoes and insulated sleeping arrangements, we no longer have a natural electrical connection to the Earth, unless walking barefoot.

    There are two key reasons why this electrical connection is important:

    The Earth is a massive reservoir of negatively charged free electrons.  Without a connection to this reservoir, the cells in our body are unable to balance the positive charge which results from things like electron-deficient free radicals.  The effect of excess positive charge in the blood can be seen very clearly by the way in which the cells are attracted to clump together (see Scientific Research).
    Our modern environment is full of a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, from computers, mobile phones & masts, radio & TV broadcasts, WiFi, Bluetooth, power lines, domestic wiring, and other electrical appliances.  This electromagnetic radiation induces voltages in our bodies, disrupting the trillions of subtle electrical communications which are a vital part of the function of our body's systems.  By being grounded to the Earth we greatly reduce the levels of these induced voltages, as we are then effectively shielded by the Earth's large electrical mass.

    On a less tangible level, it may also be that the connection we make with the Earth actually carries information, and helps align us with the greater network of intelligence of our planet. How to be Grounded?

    The simplest way to be grounded is to go outside and place your bare feet or hands on some grass or earth, or to immerse yourself in a body of conductive water such as the sea or a mineral-rich lake.

    When indoors, an Earth connection can be made by driving a metal rod into the ground outside, running a wire from the rod, and then connecting it to ourselves.

    This may sound like a lot of hassle, but fortunately the majority of domestic electrical systems in the world already have such a rod and wire running indoors, connecting to the 'earth' pin on every mains electrical outlet. And rather than having to connect a wire to ourselves, a variety of conductive products have been developed, such as earthing sheets, mats, bands and patches. The Effects of Grounding

    The most immediately noticeable effect people report from being grounded is that they ‘feel better’. This has been described as a feeling of greater peace within themselves, feeling calmer with reduced stress levels. If there is pain present then often this is reduced or disappears completely.

    People who notice negative effects from using computers or other electrical equipment report a reduction or elimination of these effects when grounded.

    With regular grounding, numerous health benefits have been observed, such as:

    Improved immune function
    Improved digestion
    Improved sleep
    Rapid healing of injuries
    Improved blood circulation
    Harmonisation and stabilisation of the body's basic biological rhythms
    Accelerated recovery from intense athletic activity
    Reduction of inflammation
    Reduced stress / anxiety / irritability
    Reduced electrosensitiviy
  2. #651842013-11-01 02:23:35DarkChaplain said:

    For a while there I thought you had been grounded on halloween. I wanted to look for a suitable "sucks to be you" picture already. However, this thread has actual content - color me surprised.

  3. #651882013-11-01 02:42:32DarkChaplain said:

    "for a while" was in relation to the thread title. I didn't want to click it at first, but when I did, I FOUND ACTUAL TEXT instead of teenage angst. I was quite honestly impressed.

    even c/p'd shit content is better than a lot of threads I've seen in the past, is all I'm sayin'. btw, I muted this user on chat earlier today for spamming the same messages repeatedly.

  4. #651852013-11-01 02:35:01 *Kirlyte said:
    Fellow enlightened followers of grounding should be sure to check out these shoes as well to assist in your biomagnetic field management.

    I'm glad someone else realized the silliness the media sells to people, seeing fellow enlightened posts such as these brings a real breath of fresh air.
  5. #652022013-11-01 11:08:37 *hellstorm901 said:

    For the immediate moment I'll consider this on comparison with ASMR.

    Not enough evidence out there to justify it being a thing beyond an individual case by case basis.

    The positive effects brought about by this may be the person psychologically feeling better from doing it and that they may then proceed to do things they normally wouldn't have which leads to the health benefits.

  6. #652042013-11-01 11:27:05Taro_Tanako said:

    Looks like BS to me. No proper medical research that would pass professional standards and kinda a bit holistic remedy crap wrapped in dangerous pseudo-science. I'd put it on the same shelf as hypnosis, which is for gullible hippies that need smack to the head and a serious look at their life.

  7. #652062013-11-01 12:24:09 *Gwynn said:

    I've actually heard of grounding before, in my Psych 101 class. It isn't exactly an amazing mystery that it destresses you. Anything that makes you relax and let go of stress will do the exact same thing. It's something to keep in the 'ol psycological tool shed, when you can't deal with everyday life.

    I hadn't heard of the "connecting to a wire" idea before, but that's also something done by physical therapists. Use of electricity to stimulate muscles is pretty common along with extreme hot and cold, not to mention using the electromagnetic field emmited by batteries in a similar fashion. I'm less familiar with the electricity side, but I have observed the use of electricity by a trained physcial therapist.


  8. #652142013-11-01 17:30:07 *DoReMiKaDo said:

    lol Becker Hilton Medical Institute

    The Becker Hilton Medical Institute

    In iRenew’s commercial they use a plug from a Dr. Scott Becker from the Becker Hilton Institute who tells us just how incredibly effective these treatments really are. How could an educated person with a doctorate to boot believe in such a thing if it weren’t true? Well, I’m not so sure about his education, but I can tell you that his career activities may have something to do with it. I looked into the Becker Hilton Institute and man did I find some bunk. The institute is located in Miramar, FL and their “Yahoo Local” profile says they specialize in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (thanks again Oprah), nutraceutical supplementation, and age management. Six reviews were written on the profile. Five of the reviews gave a single star (lowest possible) and contained some colorful descriptions. A single five star review throw me off a bit until I read it. The review was titled, “Five Star Criminals.” How lovely. When I tried to view the institutes website I was redirected to a page that read, “This account has been suspended.” Looks like Doc Becker doesn’t make for much of an expert endorsement.


    Also, Dr. Becker seems to have a serious case of Green Screen for an office lol