When following a healthy lifestyle, there are many things to consider: the right diet, the right type and amount of exercise, the right supplementation, and a long list of other things that culminate in our desired health goals. Most of us like to stay up to date and learn any new information that can support improved health and vitality.

The Earth’s Vital Energy

One thing we rarely consider, yet vitally important for overall health, is knowing if we are plugged into our vital energy source. Humans must plug into their source (the Earth) to function optimally, like TVs, computers, and other devices are plugged into a socket. Many scientific studies show the direct correlation between connecting with the Earth and multiple health benefits. Disconnection can contribute to many of modern society’s health problems.

As life has evolved on the surface of the Earth, these energies and frequencies have helped shape our constant change. In early civilizations, we lived connected to the Earth. We walked barefoot or with leather shoes that were electrically conductive when in contact with perspiration. We slept on the Earth on animal skins. Since the 1960s and the general use of insulated shoes, this connection has been lost. In today’s world, we rarely spend a significant amount of time receiving earth energy.


The scientific study and practice of this phenomenon is called earthing and is sometimes referred to as “grounding” or “forest bathing.” Earthing is defined as “coupling your body to the Earth’s eternal and gentle surface energies.” Studies suggest that while connected to the Earth, you receive its natural healing energy.

The Body Responds Favorably to Earthing

Our body responds favorably to this Earth energy, stimulating healing responses by directly connecting our skin (preferably our feet) to a natural, electrically conductive surface like grass, dirt, gravel, or sand. It might seem surprising that one of the best things you can do for your health is walking barefoot on natural ground.

Many scientists have been studying the effects of Earthing with very promising results. When we are connected to the earth, our body’s energetic output becomes one with it, canceling out other frequencies that can be harmful to our well-being.

One of the main health benefits of Earthing is being able to use the surface electrons of the Earth for our internal energetic processes. Electrons play a huge role in the cell’s ability to stay healthy, decrease inflammation, and create balance. Antioxidants are simply molecules that inhibit the oxidation of cells by donating an extra electron that free radicals normally steal from cells.

Also, some research suggests that being in direct contact with the Earth helps balance the stress hormone cortisol, which is implicated in many of our chronic diseases. Earthing can stimulate the normal cycle of this hormone.

Benefits of Earthing

Some of the benefits of Earthing include:

  • Defuses the cause of inflammation and improves or eliminates the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders
  • Reduces or eliminates chronic pain
  • Improves sleep in most cases
  • Increases energy
  • Lowers stress and promotes calmness in the body by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones
  • Normalizes the body’s biological rhythms
  • Thins blood and improves blood pressure and flow
  • Relieves muscle tension and headaches
  • Lessens hormonal and menstrual symptoms
  • Dramatically speeds healing and helps prevent bed sores
  • Reduces or eliminates jet lag
  • Protects the body against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
  • Accelerates recovery from intense athletic activity

This is possibly one of the easiest things you can do for your health. Integrate the practice of Earthing into your daily routine. Spend at least 15 to 20 minutes walking barefoot on a natural surface such as grass, sand, or dirt.

At Sanoviv Medical Institute, we encourage all our guests to practice earthing daily and have an ideal environment for this. Not only does the naturally grown organic grass provide a beautiful earth element, but it overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The ocean air, as does our handmade stone walking path, also provides a natural earth element. Earthing is an important part of healing.