In August of this year, wife told me about earthing and I started laughing about how stupid this was. Then I read about it to show her that this was a scam but I saw some journal articles had been written and a movie about it (I think on the Mercola web site). I still didn't buy it. So i agreed to try it to prove that this doesn't work so my wife would stop talking about it.
The first morning I tried it i had very vivid dreams of stuff that you might see in the walking dead TV series. Wow. At first i thought I might be tapping into demons for the under world. But I tried it a few more times and no crazy dreams. I think i'm sleeping much more deeply.
I struggle with anxiety and a little depression and I have noticed that these symptoms have diminished substantially. Very Substantially!!!! I suspect that this may because I'm sleeping better. I don't wake up very much when i'm tapped in to ground. Last night i was too tired to ground and I kept waking up. In the mornings I feel better, think more clearly .. perhaps because of the better sleep.
I don't think its magic but must have a scientific basis "grounded" in the fact that all biochemical reactions are electrical in nature. The most logical explanation I have read is that earthing behaves much in the same way as antioxidants we take into our body as supplements or in food. Antioxidents donate electrons to prevent oxidation of chemicals in our body (Antioxidant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and oxidation of key chemicals in our body leads to aging. The earth is negatively charged which means electrons will tend to flow to an object that is more positively charged (like our bodies). So in essence, the theory is that earthing is keeping us from oxidizing. It makes sense to me that life has evolved on earth over 3.6 billion years in homeostasis with earth's electrical system. And for the last 200 years we have become increasingly insulated and this has lead to imbalance in our chemistry. Like I said, this only makes sense to me and i'm not 100% sure that it is accurate.
What I can tell you is i'm better grounded than most and very down to earth
BTW, another fad my wife told me about is a raw food diet. I tried it and I was amazed at how much better I felt. No I don't eat raw meat. IN fact, I still eat cooked meat. I encourage you to try raw food with earthing.