Earthing Institute Vision & Mission

A New Health and Healing Frontier

At the Earthing Institute we envision the day when every human being (and pet) on this planet will be grounded throughout their daily life. When that day comes, grounding will be considered as important for health as good nutrition, sleep, exercise, and a positive mental attitude.

The Earthing Institute is here to further the research regarding the health benefits of being connected to the Earth (grounding), to serve as the repository of information about grounding the human body, and to disseminate this knowledge throughout the world.

A Message From Our Director

As a researcher involved primarily with the physics of electricity and the body’s electrophysiology (how the body produces and utilizes electrical energy), I find it amazing that at this point in the human timeline we are just exploring the Earth as a remarkable resource for health and healing.

Past cultures put great emphasis on connectedness with the Earth, a relationship still honored by many indigenous people today. To what extent this connection was recognized as a healing factor among past cultures is not a subject that has been studied. Now, finally, science is exploring the dynamics and benefits of this connection.

The studies I have been involved with have yielded an intriguing picture of what happens when we connect to the Earth. In short, it’s as if a switch is somehow turned on, and, in response, the body’s inner workings start functioning more efficiently and robustly.

The initial studies conducted to date – some two dozen as of 2020 – strongly suggest a distinct, positive, and rapid shift in the physiology that may one day give rise to whole new definitions of what is normal. The research continues. We have so much more to learn. We welcome your questions and feedback. Feel free to contact us.

Gaetan Chevalier
– Gaétan Chevalier, Ph.D. Director, Earthing Institute

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