Friday, March 16, 2012
Time for an update on the grounding. I have been doing this for a month or so. I found a couple of things, the method I first used does not work for most people, so clearly I am more sensitive. I had used a static discharge bracelet used in electronics work, what I did not know is the bracelets for this purpose have a resistor in them. So it explains why I felt a greater effect when I used the products rather than my homemade stuff.
When I got the kit is had two parts a rubber type mat and a cloth with silver fibers. My son took the cloth after some "mom pressure" to try it. He said it did nothing but then he would not give it back. After a few uses he said he could feel it cause slight cramps in his legs, but he continued to use it. After a few days he stopped getting cramps. He still did not want to give it back. (so I bought another for me). I am only guessing here but I think it has a positive but hard to figure out effect. I am just going on his behavior - he had a know negative side effect but he did not want to stop. I think his mood has improved and he reports he is sleeping better but he says the cloth is not the reason. But he will not give it back.
When I got the new cloth I put it on my bed and asked my husband if he noticed anything after the first night. He did not, after three or so days he reported mild cramping in his calfs. The cramps moved up his legs. When the cramps got to his buttocks my husband got real pain in his back - we took the cloth off his side of the bed. But here is the funny thing he decided to try it again in a few day. He waited until Friday night so if he got a back issue it would not affect work. he has not had any negative effects. He is not reporting positive effects and yet he want to continue,; the same as my son. Again I suspect positive effects that are subtle so the guy want the grounding but cannot say why. (And they both still laugh at me in a good natured way, but they are both clear that something does happen)
I am really please to say that my effects are continuing to be positive. I am using the grounding at night while I sleep. I use a pad and an EKG lead directly on the area of my hand that has bothered me since 2010. I do not have any more pain in my hand or forearm, My forearm is still having some cramping.
I loaned some equipment to a friend of my who had a lot of pain. She is going much more gradually because of my husband's back problem. I think I may have avoided this by starting out much slower with my homemade equipment.
I have another friend who tried to do his own with a copper plate but he had not noticed any effects. He did find an mis-wired plug in his house. It could be that his electrical system is not well grounded. I am going to loan him the actual rod you stick into the ground and a rubberized mat.
I am convinced something physical is going on. I am not sure about the theory but the practice. It seems to work better on me than many other people. But I have not been in physical contact with the earth since my accident so that makes some sense.