Ease Menopause Symptoms with Earthing
If you’re feeling frustrated with your hot flushes, sore joints, anxiety and aching, tired body, then we’d like you to try something. We’d like you to stand or walk barefoot outdoors for at least 30 minutes and see how you feel.
Whether it’s on grass or concrete or you’re on a woodland track or the beach, kick off your shoes and ‘ground’ yourself with the earth’s surface. Multi-disciplinary research has revealed that contact of the human body with the surface of the Earth (grounding or earthing) produces fascinating effects on physiology and health. There are positive effects on inflammation, immune responses, wound healing, and the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. It may even help you more than all those menopause supplements you are taking for your hot flushes too.
Reduce Hot Flushes When You Ground Your Body
Your hot flushes (flashes) are called ‘vasomotor symptoms’ or VMS to be precise. As you move from perimenopause to menopause and oestrogen levels change, your hot flushes are caused by a dysfunction in the regulation of your temperature mechanisms. This includes the inflammation that builds up in your changing blood vessels and the fact that you may not be sleeping, which in turn means your thyroid function changes. There is an important but powerful connection between your pituitary, thyroid and stress hormones during our menopause transition and when any one of these organs is out of balance, our temperature regulation is out of balance as well. When this happens our blood pressure might increase as do our sore joints and hot flushes or night sweats. But when you understand how our body regulates our temperature, then there are some powerful lifestyle solutions you can action, to help you turn down the heat and stop the sweat during your menopause transition. One of these strategies is simply called ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’
Menopause can be such a difficult time of our lives and with this hormonal upheaval going on for nearly a decade or more, it is important for all of us to understand that when we connect to the earth, we help to reduce our symptoms, especially our hot flushes.
How Does Earthing Help Menopause?
Grounding or earthing refers to direct skin contact with the surface of the Earth, such as with bare feet or hands, or these days, there are various grounding products you can purchase as well. Earthing connects you to nature’s energy that nurtures and balances your body at the deepest levels, draining it of inflammation, pain, stress, and fatigue. It works by connecting your skin to the surface of the earth. This contact then allows Earth’s electrons to spread over the skin surface and into the body. As your skin is your largest organ, then walking barefoot for at least 30 minutes daily, not only re-connects us with the Earth but helps to re-activate our ancient cooling mechanism and reduce the build-up of inflammation in cells and tissues.
The soles of your feet contain numerous blood vessels and walking barefoot helps to regulate our natural and ancient cooling mechanism. Why aren’t we told this when we line up for our HRT?
If it’s still a little chilly to be heading outdoors with bare feet, why not try our Get Grounded Organic Cotton Earthing Sheet? If you don’t feel that your sleep has improved within 30 days, we’ll give you your money back, with our 30 day better sleep guarantee.
For more information on the benefits of Earthing take a look at some of our Earthing articles here and explainer videos on YouTube