Earthing Mat or Grounding Mat at your Feet
One of the most effective ways to use an earthing or grounding mat is placed under your feet while you rest or work.
The soles of your feet are rich in nerve endings, the gateways to your body’s electrical communications system.
The soles of the feet are also the location of an important acupuncture point, K1. This is the first point of the kidney meridian, one of the 12 main meridians of acupuncture. It is known as a potent point with many benefits for health including relieving insomnia, agitation, headaches, back and leg pain. The kidney meridian also connects with many other organs and meridians including the urinary bladder, liver, lung, heart and pericardium.
The research study ‘The Effect of Earthing on Human Physiology Part 2: Electrodermal Measurements‘ (Chevalier, G. Mori, K.) used electrodes attached to K1 to replicate standing on the ground, barefoot. The results showed that subjects earthed in this way underwent significant physiological changes compared to the control group. These changes were indicative of reduced inflammation and increased activity in the parasympathetic nervous system, associated with rest and relaxation.