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Doctor Says 'Earthing' Practice Helped Soothe Her Colicky Baby

For a lot of new parents, getting their child to stop crying or get through their colicky stage might seem more than a little challenging. Baby colic, also known as infantile colic, is best described as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child. Of course, no parent knows what the real problem may be. But it’s a stressful time to say the least, and that’s because the crying can occur for hours on end.

According to a new report though, one doctor insists that “Earthing” helped cure his baby from his colicky crying. In general, Earthing and grounding both refer to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth's electrons from the ground into the body. In other words, the more your baby’s feet are on the ground or connected to the Earth, the better he or she will feel. At least, that's what many people and environmentalists believe, although it's never been scientifically proven.

According to Smart Parenting, physician Laura Koniver, M.D. says that she learned about grounding after her own baby had suffered with colic. Frustrated, tired and at her wit’s end, she was willing to try anything at this point to get her baby to sleep. That’s when she decided to step outside and into the outdoors.

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She says "The only time I could soothe her was when I was outside, and I was barefoot and I had her in my arms. And every time we were outside, she relaxed."

In addition, there is a study that says premature babies re also said to benefit from grounding. Research claims that it "may improve resilience to stress and lower the risk of neonatal morbidity."

Some fans of earthing even insist that it has helped defuse the cause of inflammation, and improve or eliminate the symptoms of many inflammation related disorders in both children and adults. Reduce or eliminate chronic pain. Improve Sleep and promote a deeper sleep.

So if all else fails, moms and dads can simply grab a blanket, take their crying child outside for a deep fresh of breathe air and hope for the best. Just make sure to go out barefoot on a day when the weather is warm. Then sit or stand on soil or grass and let Mother Nature do her thing.

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