According to Chinese medicine, our body is constructed to contain an energy system of meridians which instead of blood, they have energy flowing through them.
These meridians affect the body and the substance exchange in it.
Luckily, there is a Chinese biological clock that can show the intervals in which energy circulates through the body. Moreover, it also shows the strongest energy levels in an area of the body every 2 hours. If there are problems in a particular area, the symptoms will be easily noticed.
This system consists of 12 meridians and each of them is connected to certain organs like: the lungs, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, heart area, kidneys, duodenum, gallbladder, and liver. According to ying-yang, they are devided in 6 yin and 6 yang meridians. The yin organs are: heart, kidney, lungs, spleen, the liver and heart area and they all collect, store and process substances and energy.
On the other hand, the colon, bladder, duodenum, gallbladder, small intestine and the stomach belong to yang meridians which exchange and excrete sbstances and energy.
It should be mentioned that the meridians work for 24 hours, divided into 12 two hour intervals. Every single meridian has its peak when the opposite meridian hits its low.
This is the main reason why doctors in China always ask the patient about what time of the day the symptoms appeared. According to the time, the doctor knows where the problem originates from or rather where the energy circulates with issues, or if there is too much energy.
Make sure to follow the biological clock and write down the time when the symptoms started to show. Moreover, you should also remember the time of the day when you are most energetic, and when you wake up at night – which can also mean there is a problem in a certain part of the body.
THIS IS THE TIME OF MAXIMUM FUNCTION:
1 AM – 3 AM – liver (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
3 AM – 5 AM – lungs (skin)
5 AM – 7 AM – colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
7 AM – 9 AM- stomach (lymph, food digestion)
9 AM – 11 AM – spleen, pancreas (lymph, food digestion)
11 AM – 1 PM – heart (artery blood circulation)
1 PM – 3 PM – small intestine (digestion, assimilation, arteries)
3 PM – 5 PM – bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleaning)
5 PM – 7 PM – kidneys (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
7 PM – 9 PM – cardiac layer (constriction of blood vessels)
9 PM – 11 PM – duodenum (thermoregulation)
11 PM – 1 AM – gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
THIS IS THE TIME OF MINIMAL FUNCTIONS OR REST:
1 AM – 3 AM – small intestine (digestion, assimilation of the arteries)
3 AM -5 AM – bladder (bones, teeth, cleaning elimination)
5 AM – 7 AM – kidney disease (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
7 AM – 9 AM – the heart layer (constriction of blood vessels)
9 AM – 11 AM – duodenum (thermoregulation)
11 AM – 1 PM – gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
1 PM – 3 PM – liver (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
3 PM – 5 PM – lungs (skin)
5 PM – 7 PM – colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
7 PM – 9 PM – stomach (lymph, food and digestion)
9 PM – 11 PM – spleen, pancreas (lymph, food digestion)
11 PM – 1 AM – heart (artery blood circulation)
As we previously mentioned, one organ or meridian reaches its highest energy levels at the very moment when another on the opposite side has its lowest.
For example, when it comes to liver, its highest energy levels are between 1 and 3 am, and at the same time the small intestine is at its lowest energy level. People should not eat when the energy of the body involved in the activity is at its lowest since the food wont be well absorbed in the small intestine.
On the other hand, during the maximum activity, all the functions are improved. However, if an organ shows weakness during maximum activity, it should be strengthened. Luckily, natural medicine has many natural remedies that can help with lack of energy, including acupuncture, homeopathy, etc. This clock is just one of them.