The Chinese biological clock shows the intervals in which the energy circulates through the parts of our body, and every two hours, it is strongest in a particular area of our body.
Then in that part of the body, if there is any problem, the symptoms at that time are the most prominent.
- Our body, despite all known systems, the digestive, nervous, circulation, lymph system, contains an energy system of meridians. Meridians are channels such as blood vessels, through which passes the life energy, thereby they affect the proper functioning of the body and the exchange of substances in it.
There are 12 main meridians and each belongs to a body organ after which it takes its name and which gives its function. These meridians are the ones of lungs, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, heart area, kidney, duodenum, gallbladder and liver.
The law of rhythm rules and the Chinese medicine say that the meridians work for one day or 24 hours. They are divided in 12 two hour intervals. Each meridian has its peak when the opposite meridian hits its low.
A Chinese doctor first always asks his patients about what time of the day the symptoms appear. Having that information, he understands where is the problem, or where the energy actually circulates with issues, or where is too much energy. It’s best to follow our biological clock and write down the time when we feel those symptoms.
We should note the time of day when we are most energetic, and when we wake up at night.
Time of maximum function
-1-3 am- liver; eyes, muscles, detoxification;
-3-5 am-lungs; skin;
-5-7 am- colon (skin, elimination, assimilation);
-7-9 am-stomach (food digestion, lymph);
-9-11 am-pancreas, spleen (food digestion, lymph);
-11 am-1 pm-heart; circulation of the artery blood;
-1-3 pm-small intestine (arteries, assimilation, digestion);
-3-5 pm-bladder (cleaning, elimination, teeth, bones);
-5-7 pm-kidneys (elimination, filtration, ears, teeth, bones);
-7-9 pm- cardiac layer (blood vessels constriction);
-9-11 pm- duodenum; thermoregulation;
-11 pm-1 am- gallbladder (eyes, muscles, digestion);
*Time of rest or minimal function*
-1-3 am- small intestine (assimilation of the arteries, digestion);
-3-5 am- bladder (cleaning elimination, teeth, bones);
-5-7 am- kidney disease (elimination, filtration, ears, teeth, bones);
-7-9 am-heart layer; blood vessels constriction;
-9-11 am-duodenum; thermoregulation;
-11 am-1 pm-gallbladder (eyes, muscles, digestion);
-1-3 pm-liver (eyes, muscles, detoxification);
-5-7 pm-colon (skin, elimination, assimilation);
-7-9 am-stomach (digestion, food, lymph);
-9-11 pm- pancreas, spleen (food digestion, lymph);
-11 pm-1 am-heart (circulation of the artery blood);
We have already mentioned above that when one meridian organ has highest energy level the opposite organ has the lowest energy level.
- Liver for example has its highest energy between 1 and 3 AM and at the same time the opposite organ- small intestine has its lowest energy. That is why when you eat later in the evening and immediately go to bed, the small intestine is not able to absorb the food properly so you should avoid doing certain things when the organ included in that activity is at its lowest energy level.
When the organs are the most active their functions are boosted. In time of illness if the organ is burdened with excess energy, symptoms will appear and then you need to reduce the excess energy. If the organ doesn’t work properly it should be repaired. Natural medicine has numerous remedies which can boost your energy as homeopathy, acupuncture and many others.