We have had a number of reports from individuals with hypothyroid who have been able to reduce their thyroid medication dosage. We strongly recommend doing so only under the supervision of a doctor. We believe that grounding improves thyroid function, but do not know the mechanism.
• From a woman in Georgia: “I had been diagnosed hypothyroid in 1997. As of late 2010, I had been on 2 grains (160 mg) of desiccated thyroid (Armour). My TSH consistently ran around .01 and my Free T3 and Free T4 tested in the mid-range which was where I felt best. My dose was divided so I took 1 tablet in the morning and another at bedtime.
“Prior to using grounding products, I stood outside barefoot on the ground several times a day. I had fairly fast results. And after doing that I experienced hyperthyroid symptoms: anxiety, nervousness, rapid heartbeat. My TSH blood work came in at .0001. The doc I was seeing said to cut back on the thyroid meds.
“I cut back to 1 grain per day (1 tablet). After a number of days, I still felt hyper so using a pill splitter, I cut back to one half grain. Still having feelings of restlessness and anxiety. I cut that back to 20 mg of Armour, one-eighth the initial dose I had been on. I have remained at that dose since for several months, using a grounding mat at the computer and a grounding sheet at night.
“My energy is up all day. My thinking is clear. I have none of the symptoms of low thyroid other than dry skin. I feel better than I ever felt on medication.”
• “After sleeping grounded for little more than a month I can report that I have never slept more soundly. I now enjoy vivid, colorful, logical dreams. I don’t wake up stiff in the morning. I have more energy. This is a very big deal because I have Hashimoto’s Disease and that can really sap your strength! I honestly don’t have any more issues with fatigue at all, and I used to collapse almost every afternoon! (Note: Hashimoto’s disease, an automimmune condition affecting the thyroid gland, is a common cause of hypothyroidism).
“Most incredibly, my husband, who has experienced severe chronic pain since a 1992 car accident, immediately experienced relief. He no longer contends with neck and/or back pain on a daily basis. He is in a much better mood, can concentrate better, and is happy!”
• “I have been Earthing for 1 year and my thyroid values came back improved, and the pain I had in my knee for 40 years has also disappeared. Before grounding, I had an occasional short stabbing pain in my breast for years. It was concerning me, but once doing grounding these pains disappeared. I’m so happy.”