Earthing / Grounding, a solution to relieve or even cure fibromyalgia
In this article, to better understand Earthing / Grounding, you will find various testimonies from people related to fibromyalgia. It turns out, with these testimonies, that we can really say: Earthing / Grounding, a solution to relieve or even cure fibromyalgia. As you will see, many people heal or have their symptoms significantly reduce after they start earthing. Could it be possible that this evil of the century, the cause of which is said to be unknown, is the result of an almost permanent disconnection from the earth?
Overnight relief from chronic pain of fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout (Earthing / Grounding)
From a couple in Montreal: “For 16 years, the Dr has been prescribing anti-inflammatory and painkiller that destroy my wife’s body. One day I found her in agonizing pain in the kitchen at 3 in the morning and since her body been rejecting every form of medication and has a violent reaction when her Dr tested new meds. So we were forced to turn to holistic alternatives to find comfort and ease her pain. Over time we found a variety of things that helped her reduce her pain index a few points, small victories always appreciated but regardless far from what I could call a good quality of life. And now we have come across this new discovery, EARTHING a reconnection with mother earth. And since then she can sleep all of her night.”
Released after 35 years of pain – fibromyalgia (Earthing / Grounding)
“I have suffered with muscle and joint pain for 35 years. The fibromyalgia pain was so intense at times that all I could do is sit on my couch and rock myself and cry. The pain was so deep that a massage wouldn’t touch it. Myopressure therapy was helpful, with the elbow pressed so deeply into my muscles that I would have bruises afterwards. I longed to have someone reach those deep pressure points that seemed to connect with even deeper pressure points. I would moan and cry in a kind of agonizing relief during that kind of therapy. There wasn’t a place on my body that didn’t hurt.
“Some doctors said I was depressed and that caused the pain. Others said it was all my imagination. No doctor takes me seriously when they see in my records the words ‘fibromyalgia’ and chronic pain. My history creates an ‘attitude’ with medical people. I’ve had doctors throw the medical history sheet in front of me and say, ‘no way!, I’m not touching this.’
“In 2010 or 2011, I read the grounding book and purchased a grounding mat. After using it for about a month, I noticed one day that I was not hurting so much. I wondered why. I then realized it was the grounding mat. As time went on I realized that my pain was not nearly what it had been. That deep longing for ‘pounding’ was gone. Even when someone would massage me (my daughter or husband or a therapist) I didn’t moan and cry. It was amazing. I totally credit the grounding for the relief. Even when I eat really bad stuff like ice cream, I may hurt more than normally but it is nothing like before. That deep sickening ache is gone. If I could ground all day as well as at night I’d be even better. If I rated my pain before I started grounding on a scale 1-10, it would be an 8 or 9 on a regular basis. Sometimes it was off the scale. Now, on a normal day my pain is at a 2 or 3, and a bad day, compared to five years ago, is about a 4. Constant, chronic pain is so subjective that it can’t be compared to other pain, like having a baby or breaking a leg, and it can’t be compared to someone else’s pain.
“If I leave home and forget to take my mat I really notice. I don’t sleep as well, and I hurt the next day. I’m so afraid to go without it. The thought of hurting like I did for so many years is frightening.”
Relief after 60 years (Earthing / Grounding)
Colleen Flynn is a 76-year-old Australian woman who has had fibromyalgia for more than sixty years, a result of multiple stresses in her life: the early death of her father, growing up in various homes, caring for a new husband incapacitated by a back injury, then a son born with a severe immune system deficit, the sudden death of her husband hit by lightning. and a double mastectomy (breast cancer).
There were times, beginning as a girl, she told us, that her body was so painful that no one could touch her. Even a mere breeze made her feel worse.
“Over the years, I went to so many specialists to evaluate what I had, and after patting me on the back, they told me that there are just some people that doctors can’t help and I was one of them,” she said.
Finally, she received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, along with medication that helped her to some degree.
Still, her pain issues continued. In the afternoons she would often collapse into a chair to watch TV, tired and in pain from just “doing the little bits around the house that I could manage.” She said she would frequently just stumble painfully to her room for a night of more pain.
In the spring of 2014, she heard about David Richards, an Australian physician not far from where she lived, who was grounding his patients “and getting great results for people with pain.” Although skeptical, she went to see him and obtained some Earthing bands.
She recalled the first time she used them. “My daughter had come over for lunch, and afterward we sat on the sofa. I put on a wrist band. After 45 minutes, my daughter asked me if I felt any different. I replied I didn’t think so. Then I fell asleep, a deep sleep. When I woke up, I was full of energy. I cooked pikelets (pancakes) for tea, then cleared up and wouldn’t let anyone help me. I did the lot. I went to bed and slept all night. Later I got an Earthing throw and a sheet. I soon realized that when I use them, I have little or no pain.”
One of Colleen’s doctors suggested she form a fibromyalgia support group in her home town. Since its formation in 2009, the group has attracted about 30 members and holds monthly meetings.
“We are all trying to control some level of neuropathic pain,” she said.
According to Colleen, Earthing has helped many individuals in her group. She offered several examples:
– “One lady also has Parkinson’s, restless legs, and incontinence. She obtained an Earthing sheet but couldn’t use it because of the incontinence. So she decided to go for a walk with her dog each morning barefooted. In about six weeks, the restless legs were gone as was the incontinence. She now sleeps grounded on her sheet. The change in her has been remarkable.”
– “One of the young women has several serious problems. She obtained an Earthing sheet but when she put it on her bed she felt silly, that it was probably just a gimmick and wouldn’t work. The next morning she texted me to say it was the first time she had slept all night in five years. When I saw her next, the difference was remarkable. Her face looked so rested. She said she was sleeping on the sheet pain free.”
– “At one meeting, I brought some grounding wrist bands for others to try. One women stood up at the end of the meeting and said she was now pain free. She suffered also with irritable bowel syndrome and had a pain that never left her.”
– “We have about sixteen people in our group grounding themselves indoors. All of them get great results.”
Colleen said that when she gets into bed and onto her Earthing sheet, she usually sleeps all night: “I am getting that deep restorative level of sleep. I wake up in the morning feeling fresh with energy and ready to face the day. If I have to get up to go to the bathroom, the pain will come back strong all over my body and sometimes I think I won’t make it. Once I get back on the Earthing sheet, I can feel the pain being drawn out of my body. The pain goes away and I usually fall back to sleep. If I don’t go back to sleep, I lay awake and simply marvel that I’m not in pain. When I am having a tough time through the day, I go to bed and the pain leaves me.”
Colleen said that Earthing has infused her with energy and enabled her to reduce her dosages of medication.
“I have discovered the magic of Earthing. When I go to see my specialists, I arrive fresh and alert, not tired at all. I am having a much better quality of life. I am now able to play and converse with my beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren, instead of struggling and pretending when I really wasn’t coping very well at all. I teach scrapbooking, and can sit and work for two hours and control my pain. I am living. My challenge now is to pace myself and realize I can’t do everything. ”
Diagnostic – fibromyalgie (Earthing / Grounding)
From a woman in Washington who had been suffering with pain and sleep issues believed to be fibromyalgia-related. She started Earthing in 2013 and experienced significant relief. Then, in early 2015, the pains in her feet and joints suddenly returned, and she had trouble sleeping again. She checked out her connections and discovered that the gardener had pulled up her ground rod. “No wonder I was hurting all week,” she reported. “I stuck the rod back in the ground again and, like magic, the pain went away and I was back to sleeping better.”
One Massage Therapist’s Experience (Earthing / Grounding)
• Nancy Reid, a massage therapist in Gowanda, NY, first contacted us in 2010. Here’s what she said:
“Nothing so far has helped me as much as Earthing with my sleep and energy levels which were in the basement. My pain level was sometimes 6 to 8 on a 10 point scale. Now it’s down to 4-5 and sometimes I don’t have pain at all.
“There have been times when I would just sit in my chair knowing I had chores to do and not do them. Now I get up and do things and then find more things to do that I haven’t been able to do before. Clean out a closet, feed the birds, clean up the yard. I can actually do them instead of just thinking about them.
“I am having a wonderful response to grounding. I have had sleep difficulties for many years and can now say I sleep 100% better. I have been trying to repair my body for years with other natural health means, herbs, supplements, etc. and maybe after all this time, they have finally helped, however, it wasn’t until I had grounded for two months that I noticed SIGNIFICANT differences in sleep as well as energy during the day. It’s my understanding that Fibromyalgia is a very difficult syndrome to improve so this is an enormous difference.”
In 2015, Nancy wrote us to say that she’s still grounding routinely and “doing great.” She says she still has some muscle pain and attributes that to her massage work. “But I recover and the fatigue is much, much better. Compared to what I was experiencing a few years ago, it is incredible the difference. Grounding is not the only thing I did, but a huge part I believe.”
Suspected but avoided fibromyalgia (Earthing / Grounding)
My surprising experience with Earthing / Grounding! By chance, one evening, I saw an explanatory video on Facebook about Earthing / Grounding with Mr. Clint Ober. After watching the video and feeling it as a “answer” to my various problems, I then began to look deeper into the subject. I’m the type to read everything, which is what I did.
Then, with the incredible amount of positive feedback on Earthing / Grounding, we bought the products because my spouse and I had many different issues. It is important to know that over the years, before finding Earthing / Grounding, we have tried almost everything to live better: supplements, osteopathy, chiropractic and other alternative medicine techniques, yoga, stretching, meditation and several other techniques in the field of energy, vegan food, gluten-free, stress-free lifestyle, etc…. Of course, each approach has brought better and its positive side but some basic problems had not improved.
Personally, I have always had problems with physical pain. I have often been compared to a “little nature” that was not strong, often tired. I had come to terms with the idea that my body might be weak because I wasn’t able to take on stress or have endurance. I also felt like I was paying the price for a skiing accident I had when I was 13 years old, when I entered a tree head-on. Unable to play sports also because the pain could follow me for weeks, so I made my way all my life and in the last few years to Earthing / Grounding.
The problem is that in the last 5 years, the pain I had increased to the point of having difficulty walking 2 years ago. Again, I was putting all this on the stress of recent years because I was not spared on this subject. For reading for hours on the subject of fibromyalgia because 2 of my cousins were diagnosed, I knew I was also heading down this path. So I had taken the necessary steps to have a family doctor in the process of referring me to a diagnosis. If I hadn’t put in place everything I did before Earthing in my life, I would definitely have put in place everything to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Before Earthing / Grounding, I had several deep chronic symptoms and pains every day that ranged from 5 to 8 on a scale of 10 every day:
- Constant pain in the lower back, neck, shoulder, fibromyalgia type
- a lot of fatigue
- Cyclical pains that move around the body, shoulders, neck and back,
- difficulty getting up in the morning with stiffness, spasms in the neck, shoulders, hands,
- difficulty doing more than 1 hour of work on the computer because of inflammation-type shoulder pain,
- difficulty standing up to work for more than 2 hours,
- I had been bruxism for at least 15 years,
- My hands and arms were often numb at night,
- I occasionally took anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve myself a little….
I have been using Earthing / Grounding, the connection to the earth, for more than 2 months now, and many changes have happened to me, spectacular changes in my opinion, but I am no exception because many also see their lives transformed with Earthing.
The changes that have been most significant to me are first and foremost the reduction of pain in my lower back to the left. I would say that at 95%, the pain that was recurrent in the background but never disappeared (I said it was far and deep in my spine) has now gone. Even though I still have some pain escape reflexes that are still present. When I see myself doing them, I realize how many mechanisms I had put in place to escape pain, even just ways to stand, bend, work, etc. I am therefore working to restore a posture that no longer runs away.
As far as the pain is concerned, I had a muscle in the middle lower back that had been spasmed for years. Mysteriously, I didn’t realize it too much, it was only in the last 5 years that I found it because I had decided to get in shape. Failure on all fronts, except walking, because I paid the price of sport with pains that followed me for a long time, days and weeks. In the last 5 years, I have therefore come up against this spasm, which was the barometer and told me what I could do and how I could move or not. I felt like I was carrying a heavy burden (maybe something to investigate) that was literally imprinted on my body.
At the same place, my partner used to massage me regularly, in order to alleviate the deep pain that was holding me. So much I felt that this pain was far and deep in my body, I would have liked to receive mass blows to make it come out or burst. This particular point, in recent years, dictated how long I could stand. Often, in the worst case, I couldn’t last more than an hour without having to sit down. When at one point I decided to confront her, I could finally stand up for up to 2 hours straight. So I spent my days alternating my tasks, standing seated, standing, sitting.
Still, with Earthing / Grounding, this spasm really disappeared as if by magic. Not having that point of pain anymore makes all the difference to me. I also know that I had lost my sensitivity there, I could “pinch” my skin without feeling too much. But the most curious thing about this situation is that I didn’t know that with Earthing, I would regain my sensitivity at this point on the left side of the spine. At one point, when my partner massaged me there to see, I said you’re pressing too hard! And he said, but I’m doing the usual. And I said, but I can feel my spine! So, over time, I had lost my sensitivity, I have now found it again with the Earthing!
In terms of change too, the different tensions I had in the body, I mainly think of the tensions in the neck, arms and jaw have been greatly reduced. In the day, if I feel tensions coming on for any reason, I plug in with Earthing and the tensions go down or go away, I no longer stay with them for days and weeks.
Also, I hardly do bruxism anymore, as I had been doing it for at least 15 years. And it’s also a big difference for me to finally be able to sleep relaxed. Before, I woke up and felt like I had been fighting all night. I had to unbend my neck, arms, see what was stuck or not stuck all night. When I didn’t sleep with my fists clenched, it was my jaw clenched and often both at the same time, sometimes cyclically, I would wake up at night with numb arms and hands.
With Earthing / Grounding, my sleep has now returned relaxed and it is also deep. I feel that it is true, and not superficial as before where I felt like I could hear my thoughts all night long! Other changes, I would say bonuses, have also happened with the Earthing / Grounding! I have a better mental focus, the fine lines on my skin fade and I even had to reduce my coffee because I have so much energy. The energy I have gained makes all the difference. In my opinion, all this is proof that we need the Earth and that it is our primary food because it is it that provides the LIFE we need for our body. In short, Earthing literally changed my life!
Nadine, Quebec, Canada, www.nadineprimeau.com
Video Testimonies Earthing / Grounding
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