Earthing™ related research is continuing, and affirmative research data
has been compiled to date. However, more research and corroboration of
research is needed for science to make absolute, peer- reviewed conclusions
that carry the weight of a consensus of scientific opinion regarding the
benefits of Earthing™. Testimonials and information contained on this web site are
provided as a starting point for your own research and must not be taken out
of the intended context that Earthing™ is new and unsubstantiated by a
consensus of scientific opinion.
“...Now I sleep between six and seven hours.”
I was in real life turmoil. There were so many changes in my life and I wasn’t sleeping more than one-and-a-half to two hours per night. I also had a broken ankle with a steel plate in it and lots of pain. Then my friend advised me to try the Barefoot Connections™ Bed Pad. To my surprise, I began to sleep three hours straight, then four to five hours, never getting up once! Now I sleep between six and seven hours. I continue to see my doctors and do as they advise, but during this difficult period in my life, the Bed Pad has made me more relaxed and rested, with no aches or pains.
Olga (Walnut Creek, CA)
“...I did not have any muscle soreness the next day.”
I am 39 years of age, and work as a machinist and a volunteer firefighter. My work creates numerous opportunities to be very sore. I was pretty skeptical when I first got the Barefoot Bed Pad, until I did a very strenuous work out. I was amazed that I did not have any muscle soreness the next day. Also my endurance has improved quite a bit making my increased ability to perform very obvious. Isn’t it interesting how great things happen when we get back down to the basics?
Dan (Simi Valley, CA)
"...Lupus, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis “…still thanking God for the Earthing™ Bed Pad.”
I was diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis eighteen months ago. I could not sleep over an hour at a time; I was in so much pain. Since I received the Earthing™ Bed Pad five months ago, I have been sleeping well which has turned my life around as it has had a calming effect on my nervous system. I am still thanking God for having you discover the Earthing™ Bed Pad.
Donna (Camarillo, CA)
“…the next thing I knew, it was morning.”
Four months ago a friend and neighbor who was aware of my sleep and health problems suggested that I try sleeping on your grounded bed pad. Even thought it sounded strange, based on her reported results, I ordered the pad. Before sleeping grounded, I would get into bed and read for two to three hours at a time before I could fall to sleep. Even then, my sleep was not restful, and to make matters worse, I suffer from severe chronic pain in my lower back. Having two young children, a full time job and other stressful events occurring in my life, getting up in the morning without enough sleep was a very unpleasant experience. The first night, after placing the grounded mattress pad on my bed, I lay down to read and the next thing I knew, it was morning. Every night since, I fall to sleep quickly and sleep well almost every night. If I wake in the night, I go right back to sleep. Now I sleep so soundly and well that I get up at 5:15 a.m., go for a five-mile walk with my friend, and still have lots of energy. Recently I went on a trip and was not able to sleep while away. From here on I will not go or stay anywhere unless I can sleep grounded. It is my security blanket of sanity. Thanks Again.
Kelly (Ojai, CA)
"I have not had to take even so much as an aspirin for a long time."
I'm a 49-year-old certified auto technician. For more than 15 years I suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. To attempt to control the pain, I used to take 1500-3000 mg. of naproxen every day. In September 2005 I was forced to retire; the chronic pain and inflammation in my hands made it impossible for me to continue my work. I had been given a Barefoot Connections™ Bed Pad by my brother-in-law, but I was so skeptical that I took it home and put it in the closet. When I retired, my brother-in-law convinced me to give it an honest try. Reluctantly, I tried it and have experienced astounding results from the very first night. The inflammation and pain were significantly reduced within a few days and after 4 weeks, the pain was gone! My sleep also improved and I began to sleep better than I had in years. Today, I am completely pain free and I have not had to take even so much as an aspirin for a long time. This product has literally changed my life!
Steve G. (West Valley, UT)
“…relief from long-term lower back and hamstring injuries.”
I was introduced to the Earthing™ products when attending a holistic health conference. By using a standard voltage meter (which measures electric fields on the body), it was irrefutably demonstrated to me that there is an instant, dramatic decrease in the electric charge in my body when using the grounded Bed Pad. Further incentive to use the products came from reading Clinton Ober’s research. As a health educator and university instructor, both empirical research and demonstrable results are essential to me. With this foundation intact, I began routinely using the Bed Pad. I instantly noticed vast improvement in the quality of my sleep and within a week experienced relief from long-term lower back and hamstring injuries. Also, I can now sense an immediate energetic shift as I believe my body is increasingly adapting to - and inclining itself toward - lower EMF exposure. Because of the Earthing™ products, I am reminded to more often go outdoors and nestle my toes in the grass, directly connecting to Mother Earth herself. I enjoy sharing my positive experience with my students, friends, and colleagues, and hope my testimony may inspire others to benefit from this important tool for enhancing well-being.
Mary K. Walstrom, Ph.D. (Women's and Gender Studies Department,
Sonoma State University, California)
“…decrease in the pain and discomfort of my fibromyalgia.”
I am a 63 year old woman who has suffered from fibromyalgia for over ten years. About a year ago I was fortunate to receive the bed pad as a gift from a friend, who had experienced terrific benefits with the use of this bed pad himself. In a matter of two weeks after putting the pad on my bed, I noticed a significant decrease in the pain and discomfort of my fibromyalgia. I also noticed that my sleep time at night was much longer before being awaken by the pain and discomfort of my having fibromyalgia.
I strongly suggest that anyone who suffers from fibromyalgia make a wise investment and purchase one of these pads. They very well may find out, as I have, that not only has it helped to decrease the discomfort of their fibromyalgia, they are sleeping much sounder and having more dreams.
Evelyn (Denver, CO)
“...I am delighted…”
I am a 65-year-old mother, active grandmother and Hospice advocate. I am quite healthy; however, I have the “normal” aches and pains. When I over-do things I pay for it for a couple of days. I also have the remains of my menopausal experience that interrupts my sleep. Since sleeping on the Barefoot Bed Pad for the past 6 months, I am delighted to say that my recovery is amazing and the hormone control is wonderful. This is a very real experience.
Jean (Westlake Village, CA)
“...My hands and right hip (from arthritis) no longer hurt me.”
I have been sleeping grounded for over a year. Looking back, I realize that I have not been going to doctors like I used to do. My hands and right hip (from arthritis) no longer hurt me, and without really thinking about it, I had stopped taking glucosamine. The same thing happened with the numerous vitamins and supplements I used to take. It seemed I no longer felt the need to take them. Additionally, and this really surprised me, my many food allergies have disappeared. I also notice that my mind seems to be clearer and I seem to have more energy and stamina. Recently I had a check-up from my doctor and he commented that he was amazed at my excellent health – given my age.
Also, I am a hospice worker and was assigned a person who was suffering from very advanced rheumatoid arthritis. His hands, elbows and feet were grotesquely misshapen and he could hardly move or could only move very slowly. He also wanted to try grounding and has been using a mattress pad for over a year. Now he takes slow walks into the yard, something he never did previously. He also does some household chores such as tending to his fireplace (including carrying wood in from outdoors). His swelling has gone down, he looks healthier, and he moves, talks and expresses himself with a new liveliness. He once commented, “I feel I no longer have disease in my body.” Though he will probably always be handicapped, he is no longer considered at risk to die soon. And happily he now experiences some good feelings about life.
Arvord W. Belden, Ph. D (Clinical Psychologist, Meiners Oaks, CA)
“...It’s hard to remember now how horrible my nights were.”
I would like to thank you for inventing the Earthing™ technology and for bringing me back a little bit of myself and my life. I have suffered from lupus and fibromyalgia for decades and I can honestly say that I barely slept – for 25 years. Sleep deprivation goes along with both of these diseases. Since sleeping on the mattress pad, I am now sleeping at least 8-9 hours per night and sometimes 10-12 hours, and rarely waking up during that time. If someone wakes me up, I fall back asleep immediately. I wake up feeling refreshed and grateful for another night of sleep and rest. Previous to purchasing the pad, it would take me 2-3 hours in bed before I could fall asleep and then I would wake up about every hour through the night and again had to struggle to get back to sleep. The nights made me feel like I had been in some sort of war and I was losing the battle. I had tried every imaginable herbal remedy and even prescription sleep aids did not work and had many side effects. I spent a small fortune on new pillows and mattresses to try to solve this dilemma. All that did was put me further into debt. Nothing helped. When the pad was recommended by my doctor, I had no preconceived notions whether the pad would help me or not. The first time I laid on the pad I felt my muscles relax, and I luxuriated in that feeling and knew I would keep it even if that were all I would ever experience from this product. I slept 7 hours the first night and quickly got up to the sleep level I have now. It's almost hard to remember now how horrible my nights were compared to now. For years, I was unable to sleep on my side because of the pressure on my joints, but now I can sleep any which way I like on the pad. I no longer feel sleep deprived and I now look forward to going to bed. I can honestly say that my Earthing™ Bed Pad is the most valuable possession I have.
Patricia (Ventura, CA)
“…reduced my Chiropractic visits by two thirds.”
I am a 39 year old sales and marketing professional and have had chronic pain for most of my life due to curvature of the upper spine, overuse and sports related injuries. I have been unable to sleep thru the night for many years and use nutrition, Chiropractic and Ibuprofen to deal with this debilitating pain. The very first night using the Barefoot Bed Pad I actually slept through the night and felt more rested than ever. I was very skeptical and actually waited five days to tell anyone how well it was working. Since sleeping on the pad I have reduced my Chiropractic visits by two thirds. I am stunned as to the amount of pain reduction that has occurred along with a feeling of well-being unlike anything that I have experienced before. Thank you so much!
Eric (Washington, IN)
“…the pain in my wrists has virtually disappeared!”
A VERITABLE MIRACLE!!!!!!!! I got the mini-pad yesterday, used it for 2 hours last night, and the horrendous inflammation pain in my wrists has virtually disappeared already!!!!!! Praise God! (I write and type a lot, and it had become more and more difficult).
“…my aches and pains are all but gone.”
I was diagnosed with MS over 15 years ago and have been in a wheelchair for the last six years. I have experienced many aches and pains and the inability to sleep and wake up refreshed. It has been almost four months since I began sleeping on my Earthing™ Bed Pad. In that time I have noticed a marked improvement in my sleep patterns and my aches and pains are all but gone. I have more energy than I have in the past and have found that I am able to accomplish much more than I used to. My husband goes to bed an hour or so before I do - just so that he can sleep on my mat! He feels better, too! I recommend this product to everyone! It works differently for everybody who tries it and the results are amazing! This is a product that will be around for some time to come and I am glad that I am able to benefit from its use. Thank You,
C. Lambert (Parker, CO)
“…my feet warmed right up.”
I have had cold feet (poor circulation in feet) for longer than I can remember. Only 15 minutes after using my new Barefoot Bed Pad my feet warmed right up, and they stay that way throughout the day. I am so grateful. No more hot water bottle!
"I am now getting 8 wonderful hours of sleep every night."
I have a neck and back injury and also fibromyalgia (the result of surgery on my neck). For the last 9 years, I have tried many treatments to solve the pain and loss of sleep. Currently I see a Chiropractor and a Physical Therapist, weekly, and a Homeopathic doctor as needed. They were helping to improve my pain level, but they were not improving my sleep patterns. If I woke up during the night, it would take several hours to get back to sleep again. The only way to get 8 hours of sleep was to take pain medication; and after 9 years, the pain medication was having adverse effects on my overall health. I am now getting 8 wonderful hours of sleep every night. I still wake up, but I go right back to sleep. A skeptic might say that the treatments I was undergoing finally began working. However, the 8 hours of sleep started on the very first night that I used the Barefoot Connections™ Bed Pad. I believe that the Bed Pad is 100% responsible. It is a wonderful product and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Sally R. (Payson, UT)
"...Foot surgery heals fast."
My girlfriend's son had foot surgery on his left foot identical to the same surgery he had on his right foot six months ago. First time took him nine days to get the swelling down enough to cast it. This time we put one of the Earthing™ straps over his arch on his good foot day and night. After five days they removed the bandages and his foot was as normal as the healthy one and they cast him yesterday four days early. This allowed him to travel and spend Christmas with his grandparents and relatives. Thanks!
“I immediately stopped snoring and my sleep apnea was gone.”
I've become fascinated and excited about your technology. My wife (a Naturopath) and I attended the A4m Conference in Las Vegas this month, and stopped at the Barefoot booth. My wife became almost immediately 'sold' on the technology, and bought two pads. We put one on our bed in our room at the Venetian, and I immediately stopped snoring and my sleep apnea was gone. We've been sleeping on the pad since. We sent the second pad to Linda's Mother, and her arthritis is steadily improving.
“…physical endurance …has increased dramatically.”
I am 64 yrs of age, and have been in the mortgage business since 1986. Since sleeping on the Barefoot Pad these past 6 weeks my physical endurance after golf and/or workouts has increased dramatically. Surprisingly I found that in the first 2-3 weeks my waistline reduced by almost 3 inches without losing any weight. My stomach lining must have been inflamed and I had high cortisol levels. The “Earthing™” changed all of that! This science will change my health in the future more than anything that I have ever experienced.
Steve (Westlake Village, CA)