I saw my LLMD yesterday and he is cautiously optimistic that I have been cured. Been symptom free for 2 months. He says that if it continues through the summer, he will consider me cured. Was diagnosed fall of 2012. He suggested I look into Earthing. He is a MD and was pretty skeptical of it until he researched and tried it. Has anyone heard of this, or done it?
I would use caution when walking barefoot, there can be parasites and other risks in dirt. At least make sure you have no cuts on your feet and that you wash when you are done.
I've never heard of "earthing" before this post, but spent about 5 minutes googling it and have come to understand that it's supporters believe that electrons from the ground will act against free radicals in the body to achieve better health. Furthermore, several of the earthing websites go on to sell products that will aid in this proposed mechanism. While I respect the beliefs and opinions of others, earthing smacks of snake oil to me, and I would, as a concerned community member, urge you to proceed with caution.
It's interesting -- sounded like snake oil to me too. However, my MD told me some of his colleagues suggested he research it. His exact words were "I thought it was a new age - hippie thing." But he is a believer and uses the sheets. Probably couldn't hurt to stand on the lawn a few minutes every day.
Mention of earthing makes me think of a city guy turned greenie activist who was having some mental problems, much like those we Lymies experience. I wrote him, told him he had perhaps contracted toxoplasma from running around barefoot all the time. He's getting better now.
Pipergirl614, this is remarkable. Congratulations!!!
Your doctor might be on to something good!
The planet we all live on, is a huge.. ball of energy!
Something like 6.000.000.000.000.000.000.000 (sextillion) metric tons of
battery power, necessary to run everything efficiently around us.
Our soles are full of nerve endings, to the tune of over 1200 per square inch!
This gives our feet the ability to act as receptors of the frequencies of this power, provided that our footwear do not separate us from having a sensory response to earth's electromagnetic energy.
For the one's of you who are skeptical (very normal when there's very little information out there on this ) or concerned with safety, try wearing a pair of 100% leather moccasins, the flat type with no heels and stay or walk on the ground - sand, dirt, grass-for at least 30 minutes per day for a few weeks.
You might be pleasantly surprised.
I do "beach" therapy, walking on the beach barefoot for a minimum of 1 hour daily. I know, it feels heavenly! And if someone says, this is just a placebo effect, by all means, if it works, who gives a "bleep"!
Google: Playa El Palmar Ixtapa, Playa Larga Zihuatanejo and Falasarna Beach Crete. I spend months every year at those places.
So member jurors, keep an open mind as you cannot discredit anything,
just because you don't know much about it.
It is fine to be skeptical, cautious and careful, but it is unfair to you and others to be against! (There's a fine line between these 2).
It may rob us from the opportunity to explore and learn.
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