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The neuromodulative role of earthing

Overview of attention for article published in Medical Hypotheses, November 2011
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Title
The neuromodulative role of earthing
Published in
Medical Hypotheses, November 2011
DOI 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.07.046
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Authors

Paweł Sokal, Karol Sokal

Abstract

Neuromodulation is a process of inhibition, stimulation, modification and regulation or therapeutic alteration of activity, electrically and chemically in the peripheral, central or autonomic nervous systems. Direct electric current or electric field alternates the function of nervous system. Coupling the human organism with the Earth directly or via a wire conductor changes the electric potential not only on the surface of the body but also inside it, changing the potential of electric environment of the human organism. Earthing refers to a direct contact with the Earth with bare feet or contact with the Earth with the use of conductive wire attached to the human body during sleeping, or daily activities. During earthing this electric potential equals to electric potential of the Earth and the value of it depends on location, time, atmospheric conditions, moisture of the surface of the Earth. The earthing which changes the density of negative charge in electric environment of the human body influences physiological processes. Our medical hypothesis states that contact with the Earth (earthing) directly or via a conductive wire plays role as a neuromodulative factor, probably primary, which enables the nervous system to be better adapted to the demands of organism and ambient environment. It helps to restore natural, electrical status of the electrical environment of the organism and thus the nervous system. Earthing generates immediate changes in electroencephalography (EEG), surface electromyography (SEMG), and somato-sensory evoked potentials (SSEPs). We hypothesize that earthing through its complex action on bioelectrical environment of human organism and alternations in electrolyte concentrations regulates correct functioning of the nervous system. Earthing significantly influences on the electrical activity of the brain.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 6%
United Kingdom 2 6%
Australia 1 3%
Denmark 1 3%
Brazil 1 3%
India 1 3%
Unknown 28 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 7 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 19%
Student > Master 4 11%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 10 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 47%
Psychology 4 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Unspecified 3 8%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Other 6 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2019.
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#6
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