Grounding The Body
GROUNDING THE BODY
Benefits of earthing the body, and hazards if it’s enveloped in high electric fields.
Grounding the body appropriately, especially at night, can prove beneficial for health, but most important is sleeping in a minimal electric field. Within a strong electromagnetic field, as created by electrical pollution can cause red blood cells to clump [Rouleaux] which reduce the amount of oxygen reaching the brain. When the body is grounded by direct contact with the natural earth surface for a certain time, the clumps disperse and the circulation improves.
Two experiments during 2010 at the private Dove Clinic near Winchester illustrate the concept with a client who suffered severe electromagnetic and chemical sensitivity. Fortunately two years later she fully recovered after moving from the polluted areas and taking necessary precautions.
The clinic was first checked out for electromagnetic pollution which proved satisfactory. The client was tested for red blood cell clumping before and after exposure: first to a laptop computer running in battery mode (non-wireless), and four weeks later to a DECT (cordless) phone base station, which emits microwave radiation 24/7. Exposure to the laptop caused a degree of red cell clumping but a few minutes of exposure to the phone base station caused a significant clumping. In fact, a body tingling occurred the moment it was switched on. Only after the client sat and walked bare foot in the clinic garden for around two hours did tests show a return to almost normal. In fact, a tingling sensation occurred immediately it was switched on.
Among people interviewed who grounded their body “directly” to earth, some reported favourable results. In one instance a person suffering chronic back pain had sleepless nights and after grounding the pain had vanished, and someone suffering advanced cancer slept more comfortably. Unfortunately, more people reported having no relief from their ailments after grounding, and a few complained of adverse effects and could be due to sleeping or spending some time within an electric field or implementing a poor grounding protocol.
Some people who found it alleviated symptoms initially, it didn’t last very long – a classic placebo scenario. Other researchers discovered grounding had decreased the time needed to go to sleep and made it easier to go back to sleep, enabled deeper sleep, improved the ability to dream and meant that individuals woke up refreshed instead of exhausted. The main factor appears to be keeping the body voltage below the range of nerve cell electrical activity (0.03-0.09 volts).
People sometimes use a volt meter to try and demonstrate this so called “body voltage” disappears like magic when grounded. However, checking the client’s grounded body for the presence of AC electric fields whilst they are holding the electrode of the grounded volt meter is an invalid exercise. At the moment the body is grounded it is at the same earthed potential as a grounded voltmeter and simply shows a shorted circuit. Importantly, when the body is earthed whilst shrouded in high electrical fields, those fields flow constantly flow from the body [seeking earth] like water from a running tap and only create added stress to the body.
Where our body, a 70% bag of highly conductive salty water is constantly bombarded with electro-magnetic waves, it acts like a battery or capacitor continually being charged and discharged, rather like a garden water butt which is filled and overflowing, is used up and filled with the next rain.
These days we are often totally submerged in electromagnetic pollution, and just as we wear waterproof clothing, electro-sensitive people can wear clothing made from a special fabric that helps deflect at least some EM pollution from vulnerable parts of the body, especially the head area!
The “field volt meter” measures an airborne voltage quite unlike the volt meter [multimeter] used to measure voltage from a fixed circuit. A field volt meter is not grounded and measures only airborne fields, including those close to conductive surfaces and close to the body. It registers the voltage present in its normal surroundings and pinpoint hot spots. Incidentally, the meter used to monitor electrostatic fields is called a “field mill”. The multimeter is a useful instrument but as with every test instrument has limited capabilities. A magnetometer measures magnetic fields and RF meters the power density produced from high frequencies such as microwave/radio transmissions.
Using the appropriate test equipment, a body can show higher voltage readings when it’s grounded via the earthed mains and lower one when the body is disconnected from it. The mains earth carries induced low and high frequency signals from internal and external sources such as electrical equipment and radiation from microwave communications. For grounding purposes it is best to use double insulated cable from the grounding sheet directly to earth. The wire is like a screened TV aerial cable [which blocks out unwanted signals] but far more robust, essential, and is expensive. The ground must have a low electrical resistance as in areas with dry, rocky or sandy soil the ground has a high resistance.
If a high resistance resistor [as normal] is fitted in the plug of the aforementioned grounding sheet, the resistance between body and earth is increased. The long wired earth circuit is the worst case scenario. Two bare feet on Mother Earth works better.
A link on this subject:
Virnich MH & Schauer M: “Caution, Grounding Pads and Sheets: Being Grounded Is Not Equal to Zero-Field Exposure” (de-Der Elektro- und Gebaudentechniker, 2005, trans. Gustavs K 2009) (http://buildingbiology.ca/wd/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/FINAL_ACHTUNG_ABSCHIRMDECKE_WEB.pdf