This Chinese biological clock shows the intervals at which energy circulates through parts of our body, and every two hours a day it is strongest in a particular area. The characteristics of that part of the body are best, and if there is any problem, the symptoms at that time will be most pronounced.
Everything about our body, in addition to all known systems (digestive, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic …) contains the energy system of meridians.
As channels there are meridians, such as blood vessels, trough which passes the life energy (prana, chi, qi ..), thereby affecting the proper functioning of the whole body and the exchange of substances in it. There are 12 Top Meridians and each belongs to a certain organ which is named after and which determines its function. These meridians are lung, colon, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, heart, triple heater, gallbladder and liver.
Theory of yin – yang tell that meridians are divided into six pairs – 6 yin and 6 yang meridians.
Yin meridians include full organs performing the functions of collection, storage and processing / matter and energy in the body: lung, spleen, heart, kidneys, heart and liver area.
The yang meridians are hollow organs whose function is to exchange, excretion (substance, energy): colon, stomach, small intestine, bladder, triple heater and gallbladder.
By the rules of Chinese medicine and the law of rhythm, each meridian is corresponding to specific organs and body functions, in a cycle of 24 hours, in “full power” works for 2 hours, after 12 hours, also for a period of 2 hours – it rests, that is has the lowest level of activity.
The doctor in Chinese medicine will first ask the patient what time of day, do the symptoms of a disease or disorder in the body appear. By this he will know in which part of the body is the problem, and the energy circulates difficult or where in the body is too much energy, which is also not good.
It`s not bad to monitor the biological clock and write down the time of day when symptoms appear, such as fatigue, pain. Also, it is good to note the time in which you have most energy, and when you wake up during the night –that also indicates a problem with a particular part of the body.
Time of maximum function
- From 1 to 3 h LIVER: (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
- From 3 to 5 hours LUNG (skin)
- From 5 to 7 h RECTUM (assimilation, elimination, skin)
- From 7 to 9 h STOMACH (lymph, food and digestion)
- From 9 to 11 h spleen, pancreas (lymph, food and digestion)
- From 11 to 13 h HEART (arteries, blood circulation)
- From 13 to 15 h small intestine (digestion, assimilation of the arteries)
- From 15 to 17 h bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleaning)
- From 17 to 19 h kidneys (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
- From 19 to 21 h HEART LAYER (contraction of blood vessels)
- From 21 to 23 h Triple Warmer (thermoregulation)
- From 23 to 1 h bile (digestion, muscles, eyes)
Time of minimal functions or rest
- From 1 to 3 h the small intestine (digestion, assimilation of the arteries)
- From 3 to 5 hours bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleaning)
- 5 to 7 to the kidneys (bones, teeth, and ears, filtration, elimination)
- From 7 to 9 h HEART LAYER (contraction of blood vessels)
- From 9 to 11 h Triple Warmer (thermoregulation)
- From 11 to 13 h bile (digestion, muscles, eyes)
- From 13 to 15 h LIVER (detoxification, muscles, eyes)
- From 15 to 17 h LUNG (skin)
- From 17 to 19 h RECTUM (assimilation, elimination, skin)
- From 19 to 21 h STOMACH (lymph, food, digestion)
- From 21 to 23 h spleen, pancreas (lymph, food, digestion)
- From 23 to 1 h HEART (arteries, blood circulation)
When one organ is at its peak of consumption, the one on the opposite side of the biological clock (12 hours apart) has the lowest energy level.
For example, between one and three hours liver reaches its peak, and the small intestine is at the lowest level of energy.
So, if you eat late at night, the food is not absorbed well in the small intestine, that is why you should avoid some of the activities at a time when the energy of the organs involved in this activity is low.
At the time of maximum activity all features are accelerated. If there are diseases of excess energy which burden the respective organic system, they at that time show the strongest symptoms and it is the perfect time to take a means to reduce excess energy.
If on the contrary, the concerned organs in that maximum time show weakness they should be strengthened.
Natural medicine has a multitude of resources that can be used to intervene in the case of excess and shortage of energy like acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, and other means.
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