16 June 2020 - THE CHINESE ORGAN CLOCK
Of course we find traditional Chinese medicine and a holistic approach very interesting. We would love to tell you more about that, and maybe you finally find out why you feel in certain way in the day or why you wake up during the night. We would like to start with the organ clock. For those who have never heard of an organ clock, let’s start at the beginning.

The Chinese know 12 main meridians which are connected to organ systems. The energy of each organ is active for 2 hours per 24 hours. During these two hours, this organ is extra hard at work. Exactly 12 hours later, this organ is at its weakest.

From 5am to 7am Large intestine
The large intestine stands for letting go of what you no longer need. This is the best time of the day for a number 2. You don’t need this for the rest of your day. If you have digestive issues involve constipation or diarrhoea, this may indicate an imbalance and it's good to pay attention to this organ. Drink a large glass of warm water when you wake up. It helps with your bowel movements.

From 7am to 9am Stomach
The Chinese prefer to eat their hot meal in the morning. They believe that the stomach functions optimally between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The least favorable time to eat the biggest meal of the day? Exactly 12 hours later, between 7 pm and 9 pm. The stomach is associated with anxiety and related to stress. Disgust is also an emotion related to the stomach. If your stomach energy is disturbed, you may have trouble eating breakfast.

From 9am to 11am - Spleen
After breakfast, your body is busy absorbing nutrients. This is the best time of day to work or study. The spleen converts nutrients into energy and represents your intellect. You now absorb complex matter well.

From 11 am to 1 pm Heart
In the organ clock, the heart is central at noon, when the sun is at its highest point. At the end of the morning, your heart functions optimally. Your ability to concentrate decreases. The heart likes to connect with others and is connected with joy and laughter. According to the organ clock, this is a good time to make contacts and have a light lunch.

From 1 pm to 3 pm Small intestine
What you have eaten during lunch is now optimally used by your body. The small intestine separates the clear from the turbid. Just as the small intestine is responsible for figuring out what substances it will absorb for absorption and leaving it on a physical level for elimination, it is emotionally linked to solving problems. So 1pm to 3pm is a good time for problem-solving and thinking.

From 3 pm to 5 pm Bladder
Is your afternoon dip always between 3 pm and 5 pm? Often this is a sign that you didn’t drink enough. Grab a good cup of tea or have a bowl of soup. Because it is also possible that you have taken in too little salt.

From 5 pm to 7 pm Kidneys
Your kidneys are most active at the end of the afternoon. They are busy filtering your blood and can use some energy in the form of a light meal. If the meridians of your kidneys are disturbed, you may experience back pain or anxiety.

From 7 pm to 9 pm Pericardium (blood circulation)
This is the best time of the day to read or meditate at the beginning of the evening. According to the Chinese, this is also the best time to have sex. Especially if you want to get pregnant.

From 9 pm to 11 pm Triple burner
The heater is not an organ, but a kind of energetic system that helps to keep the balance in your body. Try to relax at this time of the day and slowly get ready for bed. Make sure your bedroom is neat and tidy. 

From 11 pm to 1 am Gallbladder
The gallbladder is linked to making choices. It is important to sleep at this time. During sleep, your confidence and ability to make choices are charged energetically. Every hour you sleep before midnight is worth two hours.

From 1am to 3am Liver
At the beginning of the night, your liver charges and you are detoxifying physically and mentally. That is why it is so important to actually sleep these hours of the night. Because only then will your liver get the energy it needs to rid your body of all kinds of toxins. The liver is also connected to the anger and pent-up emotions. That can also be a reason that you wake up between those hours. Are you still dancing in a club at this time (or watching Netflix during Corona time) don't be surprised if feeling of anger and frustration emerge at some point. This indicates a disturbed supply energy.

From 3am to 5am Lungs
Waking up during this time or do you suffer from sore lungs or breathing? That may indicate that you have an imbalance in your lung energy. You may be struggling with emotions that you have not yet processed. The emotion associated with the lungs is sadness. Practicing deep abdominal breathing exercises, yoga and meditation are great ways to support your lungs and release any unresolved emotions. Have you ever wondered why monks meditate so early? They do this because their lungs are functioning optimally at this moment. After all, lungs take care of breathing and that is something they focus on while meditating.

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