Letiratus: Hooking up with Earth-A A +A
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
IN THE eyes of ordinary people, the soil is a mere resource from which all plants can be harvested. In the eyes of those who studied chemicals in the living environment, it is an unlimited source of electrons that can be a key to curing maladies that infect mankind.
The 1965 Nobel Prize winner in Physics Richard Phillips Feynman wrote: “When the body potential is the same as the Earth’s electric potential, it becomes an extension of the Earth’s gigantic electrical system.”
Scientists like cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, Gaetan Chevalier and James Oschman hold that the earth’s surface is negatively charged, and contact therewith allows electrons to transfer from the earth to the body. And since our immune systems function at their peak when our bodies have an adequate supply of electrons, contact of our body with the earth allows these particles to neutralize free radicals inside, which are positively charged.
As simple as walking barefoot on earth can do the trick.
The so-called “grounding theory” slowly finds scientific support thereafter.
For instance, this year’s issue of the Journal of Environmental and Public Health carried a review of past studies on this phenomenon. The team headed by Chevalier of the University of California at Irvine noted its effectiveness in treating sleep disturbances, chronic muscle and joint pain, and stress (including such psychological conditions as anxiety, depression and irritability) as well as thyroid diseases.
The resulting Earthing Therapy found further support when many studies confirmed its capability to increase respiratory rate, decrease blood oxygenation variance, and increase pulse rate variance, all indicators of a bodily increase in oxygen consumption, suggesting the occurrence of metabolic healing. It also improves the heart rate variability, the decrease of which can predict a possible death of patients after a heart attack.
The good thing about this therapy is its low to zero cost requirements if you go the natural way. Any time of the day other than around noon time (because it is too hot for your skin to do so), you can simply go out into your field or garden, remove your sleepers, and stand on barefoot, letting your feet soak electrons in and perhaps do their wonders there. And obviously you cannot get overdosed standing on the field, can you?
There is just one issue that you need to resolve before doing this: harmful microorganisms that also abound in the soil. Get past that, and off you go.
Richard Arnold, writing for the USDA 1983 Yearbook of Agriculture, goes: “The stories
of many of people’s activities are recorded in soils.” Would that include stories of healing? That’s for all you, readers, to find out.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 17, 2012.