Prescribing time in parks and green spaces is now used as a way of treating a range of conditions including high blood pressure, anxiety and depression. Enter Vitamin G, or grounding.
Negative Ions: The Vitamins of the Air
Quick science class refresher: Everything on earth is made up of matter and all matter consists of atoms. Atoms consist of protons, neutrons and electrons. If an atom has more protons than electrons, it has a positive charge.
Our modern world is filled with cell phones, electronics, Wi-Fi and pollution, all of which are emitting positive ions. So, does your “charge” really have any effect on your health?
According to science, it totally does!
When it comes to atoms and our health, negative is actually better, and you can The earth literally supplies you with electrons to neutralize your charge. Grounding your feet, often called Vitamin G, is the same process as grounding a gasoline tank to keep it from exploding. The only way to ensure electrostatic energy (static) doesn’t explode the gas is to connect it to the earth and neutralize the charge
With grounding, people have reported improvement for conditions such as:
- Chronic fatigue. In a study on massage therapists, many reported a decrease in their fatigue levels after four weeks of treatment with grounding mats.
- Chronic pain. A study on grounding for exercise recovery found that those who used grounding protocols reported lower pain levels.
- Anxiety and depression. In one small study, it was shown that even one hour of grounding therapy can significantly improve mood.
- Cardiovascular disease. Results of one treatment study found that long-term, self-administered grounding therapy helped to reduce blood pressure levels in participants with hypertension.
How to get the most effective dose of negative ions and up your vitamin G:
Walk in bare feet in wet grass, either after it rains or in the morning dew
Walk in the sand along the shoreline
Use a humidifier or diffuser to take the static (positive ions) out of the air
Use a Himalayan salt lamp
Try a bio-mat, or grounding mat
sounds great, but what can we do in Ohio when it's cold!
Come to ReSet and try the BioMat! The BioMat is an FDA licensed medical device that combines state of the art far infrared light and negative ion technology with the healing power of Amethyst crystal. It is basically a mattress filled with pockets of smooth amethyst stones. When you turn it on, it sends a gentle heating current through the stones, which causes a release of negative ions and far infrared rays that penetrate deeply into the body.
To make it even better, we have paired it with vibroacoustic therapy (VAT), which is a type of sound therapy that involves passing pure low frequency sine wave vibrations into the body via a device with embedded speakers. This therapy was developed in Norway by Olav Skille in the 1980s. The Food and Drug Administration has approved vibroacoustic therapy for increasing circulation, pain relief and increasing mobility. Vibroacoustic therapy is being evaluated to treat a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy and Alzheimer's disease.
Hope to see you soon for some Vitamin G!