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Tick41
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   Posted 5/1/2018 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have experience with Earthing? Been reading a bit about it and it seems to have a profound effect on inflammation. I’m going to give 30 minutes of earthing a day a shot!

Looking for some insight on those who have done it!

Girlie
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   Posted 5/1/2018 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven’t officially done it - but I do go barefoot a lot in my back yard in the spring and summer.

What’s the criteria?

Does lawn count? Or does it need to be dirt?
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added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
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ArtAngel
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   Posted 5/1/2018 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I bought the mat, the sheets and the earthing book by Clinton Ober.
I didn't get anything like the results that are being promoted. I wish I had - the promise of a good sleep, reduced inflammation, healing benefits etc.
At the time I was electrosensitive and my lyme had not been diagnosed. I was very ill.
I still use the mat and I hope it is doing something to help with the headaches I pick up being around the computer.
It seemed to me it was a healthy thing to do anyway but there were no noticeable health benefits for me. My lyme is treated and the numbers are down and inflammation, some degree of electrosensitivity and poor sleep are still issues and I have tried a lot of things since them - some helped and some didnt. From my experience it wasn't a game changer. I still hold a lot of respect for living more naturally so in principle I think earthing can't hurt. Whether it can benefit anyone who is very ill - I don't think so.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 5/1/2018 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I've read differing opinions on it. Some say the electrical thing is outright dangerous, and I'm inclined to agree. I would think walking barefoot on any kind of ground would be beneficial somehow.

sandyfeet
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   Posted 5/1/2018 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm definitely a big fan of being barefoot outside - good for the soul, it fills my bucket at least.
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WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 5/1/2018 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I always wanted to be, but even as a kid I had very tender feet (probably from bart) and just couldn't stand to go barefoot even though I tried.

1000Daisies
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   Posted 5/1/2018 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
We did the Earthing for awhile. And no, unfortunately, we did not see any benefits to it. I gave it up eventually when the cord broke.

But if it helps others, good for them! smile Just didn't help us unfortunately!

* PLEASE note that we are extremely difficult to treat. We have had many epic failures in both mainstream and alternative medicines. So, most things do not help us (whereas they help many others). Just putting that disclaimer out that so you understand where the opinion/experience is coming from. smile
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.

Kalymika
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   Posted 5/1/2018 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I earth all the time. I'm pretty much barefoot all the time but I like to lay in the grass and meditate. I noticed if I don't do it everyday I become more unbalanced emotionally and physically. When I first started it took about a week or two of being outside, laying in the grass, walking in the woods barefoot; for an hour or two every day for me to really notice a difference.

When I was on doxy it killed me to not be outside and touch the Earth with bare skin. I'm still reacting to the sun so I stay in the shade and go outside at night.

Also, the sun gives vitamin d, so I'm sure being outside that much helped me that way also.

I notice I have increased energy, sense of peace or calm and my Outlook is more positive. I'm centered and just all over feel better.

Kalymika
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   Posted 5/1/2018 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
But I'm not using anything like a book or mat. I just like to touch the Earth. It's very spiritual for me to be in nature. I've never heard of mats or sheets or a cord?

On full moon I like to float in the pool under the moon with candles and a pretty essential oil. I find it relaxing. Also, floating at the beach watching the sunset really cleanses my soul smile
Lyme, bartonella, mycoplasm. 2018, in treatment, abx and glutathione.

Girlie
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   Posted 5/1/2018 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Kalymika - Are you not worried about ticks - when you're laying in the grass?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Kalymika
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   Posted 5/1/2018 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in Florida so I'm not as concerned. I know there are ticks here also, but Lyme is not as common. I've actually never seen a tick in the 15 years I've been here. Plus I just started abx. Probably something I will need to be really concerned about when I get further in treatment. I hadn't really thought about it.

I believe I got Lyme and coinfections when I lived in pa. I've had problems for twenty years and can remember being bitten when I lived in pa.
Girlie said...
Kalymika - Are you not worried about ticks - when you're laying in the grass?

Girlie
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   Posted 5/1/2018 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Kalymika said...
I live in Florida so I'm not as concerned. I know there are ticks here also, but Lyme is not as common. I've actually never seen a tick in the 15 years I've been here. Plus I just started abx. Probably something I will need to be really concerned about when I get further in treatment. I hadn't really thought about it.


I’ve only seen a tick once. (BC, Canada)
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Kalymika
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   Posted 5/1/2018 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely something for me to think about. sad I love the woods....
Girlie said...
Kalymika said...
I live in Florida so I'm not as concerned. I know there are ticks here also, but Lyme is not as common. I've actually never seen a tick in the 15 years I've been here. Plus I just started abx. Probably something I will need to be really concerned about when I get further in treatment. I hadn't really thought about it.


I’ve only seen a tick once. (BC, Canada)

everseeking
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   Posted 5/2/2018 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I use the grounding sheet and noticed a difference but not as much as I was hoping for. It definitely helped with sleep but not really the lyme. It also helped my husband's snoring for a while but after about a week he started again! (And I don't see any reason that the sheets would be dangerous... You're only plugged into the ground plug, you're not touching the electric wires at all...)

I too like to walk barefoot and lay in the grass. I worried about ticks a lot at first, and deer flies since that's how I got it, but I eventually decided that my sanity was too important to let my worry control me... My sanity depends on spending time outside, lots of it, and my fear of being outside was really messing with my sanity. sad I do put on sawyer bug lotion before I go out. It's the best I've found. And I want to try an essential oil one this summer but I'll keep the sawyer on hand just in case... I don't typically find eo's to be as effective as so many others seem to but it's worth a try...

Tick41
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   Posted 5/2/2018 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I’m going to attempt to do it the natural way by getting on the grass barefoot for 30-60 minutes a day. And yes there are ticks out but I can’t be so apprehensive that I’m afraid to go in my yard. I won’t let Lyme and ticks control my life that much. I will take precautions however.

I will let you guys know how it goes after a month! I’m over the majority of my Lyme issues I still have some chronic low grade inflammation going on (asthma) and other issues.

sandyfeet
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   Posted 5/2/2018 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Kalymika said...
But I'm not using anything like a book or mat. I just like to touch the Earth. It's very spiritual for me to be in nature. I've never heard of mats or sheets or a cord?

On full moon I like to float in the pool under the moon with candles and a pretty essential oil. I find it relaxing. Also, floating at the beach watching the sunset really cleanses my soul smile


That sounds heavenly Kalymika - not so sure about floating outside under the moon (it's always chilly up here lol) but maybe I'll have to add a full moon bath ritual. smile

We do have a beach and I try to walk barefoot there whenever it's above freezing, even with snow about. I'm always reminding my kids the warning signs of frost nip - it's ok if it tingles but if it stops then you have to worry.

Kalymika
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   Posted 5/4/2018 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm really lucky because it's only cold at night a few days a year, maybe a week or two tops. Other then that it's beautiful when the sun goes down. On the downside though it's routinely 90 to 100 degrees during the day and very humid, so it's hard to be outside long in the summer.
sandyfeet said...
Kalymika said...
But I'm not using anything like a book or mat. I just like to touch the Earth. It's very spiritual for me to be in nature. I've never heard of mats or sheets or a cord?

On full moon I like to float in the pool under the moon with candles and a pretty essential oil. I find it relaxing. Also, floating at the beach watching the sunset really cleanses my soul smile


That sounds heavenly Kalymika - not so sure about floating outside under the moon (it's always chilly up here lol) but maybe I'll have to add a full moon bath ritual. smile

We do have a beach and I try to walk barefoot there whenever it's above freezing, even with snow about. I'm always reminding my kids the warning signs of frost nip - it's ok if it tingles but if it stops then you have to worry.

10LymeB
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   Posted 5/5/2018 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
everseeking said...
I use the grounding sheet and noticed a difference but not as much as I was hoping for. It definitely helped with sleep but not really the lyme. It also helped my husband's snoring for a while but after about a week he started again! (And I don't see any reason that the sheets would be dangerous... You're only plugged into the ground plug, you're not touching the electric wires at all...)

I too like to walk barefoot and lay in the grass. I worried about ticks a lot at first, and deer flies since that's how I got it, but I eventually decided that my sanity was too important to let my worry control me... My sanity depends on spending time outside, lots of it, and my fear of being outside was really messing with my sanity. sad I do put on sawyer bug lotion before I go out. It's the best I've found. And I want to try an essential oil one this summer but I'll keep the sawyer on hand just in case... I don't typically find eo's to be as effective as so many others seem to but it's worth a try...


everseeking CBD oil helps with snoring. I gave it to my husband on a whim and his snoring was drastically reduced. I then looked it up and sure enough, you can use it for that. I also read you can use thyme essential oil on the big toe (make sure to dilute) and that is supposed to help, but we haven't tried it yet. CBD oil seems less messy.

everseeking
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   Posted 5/5/2018 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks 10LymeB. I had no idea that CBD helped with snoring! The things we learn... smile

Girlie
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   Posted 5/5/2018 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
everseeking said...
Thanks 10LymeB. I had no idea that CBD helped with snoring! The things we learn... smile



ohhhh? hmm...maybe I should buy some for my husband... tongue
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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