Friday, February 15, 2013
How to Measure Your Body Voltage (with a Multimeter)
Now in my previous post I mentioned that things like an Earthing mat or spending more time bare foot outside can lower our body voltage, but it sure helpful to know what our body voltage is to start with so we can plan accordingly, and that's what we're going to learn about today.
To check our body voltage, as with any experiment, we will need some tools. Here's the supplies you will need for this one:
|1. Digital Multimeter I purchased from RadioShack for $40.|
- Make sure it can measure Volts, you'll know this by finding a V with a ~ or - above it. It might also say "Volts AC" or "V AC" which is what we want to measure.
- Check the range of the volts, we want it be able to go really low...down to nearly one-thousandth of a volt (0.000). So if the multimeter you've found says something like 200 and 500 for the V or AC Volt section that will not work, we need it to go down lower. You want one that will self-range, or figure it out for us. Not be limited by only going down as low as 200 or 500 volts.
- Last, make sure it's digital that will give you the most accurate reading.
|2. Splitter cord from Earthing.com for $6|
|3. Alligator clips, I found these at Wal-Mart in the auto section,|
and 1 pkg. is about $2 or so.
|5. A grounded extension cord. This will allow you to extend|
your "measuring" further away from the wall, just make sure
you get an extension cord with the "third prong" so it can
|1. Clip the alligator clip onto the Splitter. You could also|
plug in an Earthing mat into the other side of the Splitter.
|2. Plug the splitter into the grounded port of the outlet.|
|3. Hold onto the red prong by squeezing it with your|
thumb and pointer finger.
To summarize how you set up the multimeter...
1. Turn the dial to the V with a ~ above it.
2. Press "Select" one time to change it from DC volts to AC volts
3. Now press "Range" several times to find the right voltage amounts you would like to read. They range from: 000, 0.00, 000.0, 0.000 and maybe one other. I like 0.000 because it will measure down the the lowest amount of a volt so we can really see what the voltage is like in a particular area.
4. Now you're ready to measure your voltage, so hold on to the red prong and go to town!
|Here's the typical set up.|
|You could also attach an Earthing mat into the Splitter|
as I did for the segment of the video where I measured
by voltage in my bedroom.
- My bed...clearly in the middle of sunny bright afternoon.
|0.003 of a volt|
|0.006 of a volt|
|"Oh yeah, I'm happy now... my bed is grounded!"|
|0.016 of a volt|
|0.16 of a volt|
(would have probably dropped down lower if I could have
put more of my hand or another body part on the mat, but
they were all full when the photo was taken!)
Lesson learned...don't hold or play with an iPod when it's charging, your body voltage will be through the roof...unless you're grounded that is.
What now? Say you've gone through your house, and taken your voltage measurements, what's next? Here's two options I would recommend:
1- Get an Earthing mat. As you've seen above, these can drastically drop your body voltage and they are very easy to use. Read more here.
|Spending some time on my Earthing mat.|
2- If you've found an area with really high voltage, move some things around.
- move your bed or main furniture away from the wall or from outlets
- move electronics away from your bed, and plug them in somewhere else if you really need them
- unplug electronics when they are not in use near the area
Have you ever measured your body voltage before or would you ever want to try? I know it's kind of one of those "out there" ideas...but if it can help with healing, better sleep, and improved health I'm always game. Feel free to post any questions you have below. Have fun checking out your body voltage!