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.
According to the yin / yang theory, meridians are divided into six couples- 6 yin and 6 yang meridians. Yin meridians include organs which perform functions of collection, storage and processing of substances and energy in the body: lungs, spleen, heart, kidneys, heart area and the area of the liver.
Ying meridians include hollow organs whose function is exchange, excretion (substance, energy): colon, stomach, small intestine, bladder, duodenum and gallbladder.
According to the rules of Chinese medicine and the law of rhythm, each meridian corresponds to certain organs and bodily functions, running at full strength in a cycle of 24 hours, for 2 hours, and 12 hours later, also for two hours, it rests or has a low level of activity.
A doctor of Chinese medicine will first ask the patient at what time of day do the symptoms of the disease or disorder in the body appear. Thus, he will know which part of the body is the problem, that means, where the energy circulates with difficulties or where there is too much energy, too, which is not good.
It is advisable to follow the biological clock and write down the time of the day when symptoms appear, such as fatigue, pain, and the like. Also, it is good to note the time when you have the most energy, and when you wake at night- it also indicates a problem with a particular part of the body.
Time of maximum function
from 1 – 3 am- liver (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
from 3am – 5 am-lungs(skin)
from 5am – 7 am-colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
from 7am – 9 am- stomach (lymph, food digestion)
from 9am – 11 am-spleen, pancreas (lymph, food digestion)
from 11am – 1 pm-heart (artery blood circulation)
from 1pm – 3 pm-small intestine (digestion, assimilation, arteries)
from 3pm – 5pm -bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleaning)
from 5pm – 7pm- kidneys (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
from 7pm – 9pm- cardiac layer (constriction of blood vessels)
from 9pm – 11pm- duodenum (thermoregulation)
from 11pm – 1am- gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
Time of minimal functions or rest
from 1am – 3 am- small intestine (digestion, assimilation of the arteries)
from 3am -5 am-bladder (bones, teeth, cleaning elimination)
from 7am- 9am- the heart layer (constriction of blood vessels)
from 9am- 11am- duodenum (thermoregulation)
from 11am – 1pm – gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
from 1pm – 3pm -liver (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
from 3pm – 5pm – lungs (skin)
from 5pm- 7pm- colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
from 7pm – 9pm – stomach (lymph, food and digestion)
from 9pm – 11pm- spleen, pancreas (lymph, food digestion)
from 11pm – 1 am- heart(artery blood circulation)
When an organ is at its energetic peak, the one on the opposite side of the biological clock (12 hour difference) is at its the lowest energy level.
For example, between 1 and 3am, the liver has reached its peak and the small intestine is at the lowest energy level. So if you eat late at night, the food is not well absorbed in the small intestine, which means you have to avoid some activities at the time when the energy of the body involved in that activity is lowest.
During the time of maximum activity all functions are accelerated. If there are diseases of excess energy that burden the appropriate organic system, they then show the strongest symptoms and that is the convenient time to take means to reduce excess energy.
On the contrary, if the appropriate organ at the maximum time shows weakness, it should be strengthened. Natural medicine has numerous funds that can intervene in the event of redundancy and lack of energy, including acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, and other assets.