Achieving Full-body Balance Through Grounding Techniques

Maybe you’ve heard of grounding, but don’t really know what it means. Grounding is a therapeutic technique that involves performing activities that “ground” or energetically reconnect you to the earth.

This practice builds on the science of grounding and grounding physics to explain how electric charges from the ground can have positive effects on your body. After all, we are all a bunch of atoms and electrons packed together in a body, right? 

There’s a science to grounding and it’s being heavily explored—the risks and benefits, and how to perform grounding best.

The most recent scientific research has explored grounding for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, and mood. 

The results are astounding. Grounding is very effective as it reduces and prevents inflammation from occurring in the body, which in turn helps prevent inflammation-related health disorders. It’s also shown that the process of grounding helps release stress, thus reducing it. Another significant benefit is improved circulation. 

So, here’s how it works: when you’re outside, you can easily engage in the act of grounding by allowing the soles of your feet, perhaps also palms, or your whole body to touch the ground. Walk on the grass, lie on the sand, or swim in the sea. These are all simple ways to reconnect naturally, and this is what grounding essentially is; it’s in the expression itself. It is the reconnection of your body, with nature and with itself. 

Grounding is best when done daily for 20-30 minutes; however, any amount of time helps and can be beneficial. If persistent, grounding will allow your body enough time to absorb the energies, and this should be enough to begin easing the pain, tension, and stress we regularly experience.

There are many kinds of grounding techniques to do as well, with various emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical grounding techniques. All of them possess a certain effect, and there are very strong physical and emotional implications to unpack with grounding. 

It’s important to note that grounding doesn’t have to be done in nature; the point of grounding is to reconnect to yourself and your body in the most peaceful and non-disturbing way possible. One of the most used methods and oldest is the 5-4-3-2-1 method. 

Using the 5-4-3-2-1 technique, you will purposefully take in the details of your surroundings using each of your senses. The point is to notice small details that your mind usually tunes out, such as distant sounds, the texture of an object, and even the smell of a certain room in your house.

Emotionally grounding connects you to your thoughts, and brings awareness to your feelings and mood. Physically, it makes you more aware of your body first and foremost, and then, more importantly, it can positively affect health. 

Grounding is also studied to be of help in more serious diseases, particularly those dealing with inflammation.

Light therapy uses and benefits are plenty, and now it’s something to consider using alongside grounding. It is a complementary wellness experience, as light therapy works by encouraging the process, while grounding can create it. 

With grounding, our body is recharging, boosting the number of white blood cells, and light therapy works alongside to multiply and accelerate cell reproduction. This can rejuvenate your whole organism. 

Both processes aim at achieving the same goal; they are holistic, non-invasive practices that improve your general well-being. 

Grounding techniques are also a proven tool for trauma survivors and people with PTSD, as well as conditions such as anxiety, depression, or just general stress and fatigue. This is also where grounding connects with light therapy, since LED light treatments help with many mental disorders, as well. And, light therapy is proven to help regulate our brain chemicals such as serotonin, help with sleep disorders, and melatonin production.

Together, these two modalities can reconnect you to your body and mind, and ultimately bring your body back into balance. 

With the use of Kaiyan light therapy devices, you, your patients, and clients can receive light therapy treatment that actually works, and attends to all aspects of mental and physical well-being. 

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Achieving Full-body Balance Through Grounding Techniques

Maybe you’ve heard of grounding, but don’t really know what it means. Grounding is a therapeutic technique that involves performing activities that “ground” or energetically reconnect you to the earth.

This practice builds on the science of grounding and grounding physics to explain how electric charges from the ground can have positive effects on your body. After all, we are all a bunch of atoms and electrons packed together in a body, right? 

There’s a science to grounding and it’s being heavily explored—the risks and benefits, and how to perform grounding best.

The most recent scientific research has explored grounding for inflammation, cardiovascular disease, muscle damage, chronic pain, and mood. 

The results are astounding. Grounding is very effective as it reduces and prevents inflammation from occurring in the body, which in turn helps prevent inflammation-related health disorders. It’s also shown that the process of grounding helps release stress, thus reducing it. Another significant benefit is improved circulation. 

So, here’s how it works: when you’re outside, you can easily engage in the act of grounding by allowing the soles of your feet, perhaps also palms, or your whole body to touch the ground. Walk on the grass, lie on the sand, or swim in the sea. These are all simple ways to reconnect naturally, and this is what grounding essentially is; it’s in the expression itself. It is the reconnection of your body, with nature and with itself. 

Grounding is best when done daily for 20-30 minutes; however, any amount of time helps and can be beneficial. If persistent, grounding will allow your body enough time to absorb the energies, and this should be enough to begin easing the pain, tension, and stress we regularly experience.

There are many kinds of grounding techniques to do as well, with various emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical grounding techniques. All of them possess a certain effect, and there are very strong physical and emotional implications to unpack with grounding. 

It’s important to note that grounding doesn’t have to be done in nature; the point of grounding is to reconnect to yourself and your body in the most peaceful and non-disturbing way possible. One of the most used methods and oldest is the 5-4-3-2-1 method. 

Using the 5-4-3-2-1 technique, you will purposefully take in the details of your surroundings using each of your senses. The point is to notice small details that your mind usually tunes out, such as distant sounds, the texture of an object, and even the smell of a certain room in your house.

Emotionally grounding connects you to your thoughts, and brings awareness to your feelings and mood. Physically, it makes you more aware of your body first and foremost, and then, more importantly, it can positively affect health. 

Grounding is also studied to be of help in more serious diseases, particularly those dealing with inflammation.

Light therapy uses and benefits are plenty, and now it’s something to consider using alongside grounding. It is a complementary wellness experience, as light therapy works by encouraging the process, while grounding can create it. 

With grounding, our body is recharging, boosting the number of white blood cells, and light therapy works alongside to multiply and accelerate cell reproduction. This can rejuvenate your whole organism. 

Both processes aim at achieving the same goal; they are holistic, non-invasive practices that improve your general well-being. 

Grounding techniques are also a proven tool for trauma survivors and people with PTSD, as well as conditions such as anxiety, depression, or just general stress and fatigue. This is also where grounding connects with light therapy, since LED light treatments help with many mental disorders, as well. And, light therapy is proven to help regulate our brain chemicals such as serotonin, help with sleep disorders, and melatonin production.

Together, these two modalities can reconnect you to your body and mind, and ultimately bring your body back into balance. 

With the use of Kaiyan light therapy devices, you, your patients, and clients can receive light therapy treatment that actually works, and attends to all aspects of mental and physical well-being. 

Incorporating Meditation into Your Light Therapy Ritual

It is said that stress is the precursor of all sickness. In a modern and increasingly fast society like ours, stress is responsible for many mental and physical health issues. Being stressed has become the norm, and yet we often waste our free time on things we don't even enjoy that much (social media scrolling, anyone)? 

We've all been there. We feel stressed as a result of family or relationship issues, or before a test or daunting event. On top of that, leading a hectic and unbalanced lifestyle doesn't help keep us calm and collected, but it rather intensifies the stress.

Stress is tied to a 36 percent greater risk of developing 41 autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, and celiac disease. We've become our own enemies. While we're rushing and running to get everything done, our bodies are developing serious problems, and we're not even noticing. 

Taking fifteen minutes out of your day to focus on yourself, your mind, and your body shouldn't be viewed as a luxury. In the time you spend complaining that it takes time out of your day, you could've paused and done it. So, why not change your narrative and allow yourself a little bit of relief? 

So, it’s time to invest in yourself. Light therapy is not only beneficial for our outer beauty but our inner balance as well. It works inward, directly targeting cells and promoting cellular rejuvenation. And there are many ways to use light therapy; from aiding in skincare problems to using our UV light therapy for wound healing.

The type of light therapy depends on your choice; there are a variety of colors that target different issues. Ranging from red and blue to yellow and purple, they all share the same benefit of light working on accelerating our adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the fuel of our cells and a better ATP production equates to a better organism in total. 

Light is known to trigger the release of serotonin in our brain. Serotonin is also known as the happy "feel-good" brain chemical. Light therapy is the perfect intervention when feeling down; it's also linked to improving other mental issues. 

It helps alleviate stress and is something that can be done at home with our light therapy devices. Not only are you reaping health and beauty benefits, but also you're promoting balanced brain activity. The beauty of doing the treatments yourself is that you get to choose when to do them and on what terms. Pairing your light therapy treatment with meditation could be the way to go.

Why do we mention meditation? Well, its benefits to the body and mind are infinite, and it can also help with your light therapy treatment. There are many different ways to incorporate meditation into your daily routine.

Meditation is, in general, a practice to achieve greater control of the activities of our mind so that it becomes capable of concentrating on a single thought, on a high concept, without overthinking and becoming still, peaceful. Akin to meditation is contemplation, which means letting the mind rest in its natural state. Therefore, it is a practice aimed at self-realization, which can have a religious, spiritual, philosophical purpose, or improve psychophysical conditions.

Pairing your time for light therapy with meditation will only compel your body even more to enter a state most pure to its well-being. Letting the outside world go and only focusing within while your cells truly are being rejuvenated is an incredible process, and a ritual you can incorporate into your daily or weekly self-care regimen.

We so often struggle to find a real escape when we could obtain one right within our homes. Scheduling light therapy-meditation sessions for yourself daily will give you a mindful time to look forward to. You can benefit both physically and mentally in your health, even now when that seems harder to accomplish each day. 

At Kaiyan, we’re dedicated to improving the body from the inside out. To help you achieve a balanced life, our MDA-certified and FDA-approved light therapy devices are the perfect at-home treatment.