Do you wake up the same time of day? This is what it means –
We all have an internal clock system that helps bodily functions. Below is a list of times and organs associated with your internal body clock. If you have woken up the same time each night, some of your energy may be blocked or misdirected.
9-11pm – Endocrine system, hormones
Rebalances & enzymes are replenished. If you have problems or trouble falling asleep at this time you may be in flight or fight. I love and admire and respect chines medicine and get regular acupuncture treatments for the last 20 years. I especially love how Chinese medicine integrates emotions in the physical body and the direct correlation between specific negative emotions and their impact on specific organs. Fear creates a release of adrenaline which triggers flight or fight, response which has physiological effect. These responses include heightened mental alertness, higher blood pressure, muscle tensing, lack of appetite, suppressed digestion, along with rapid and shallow breathing. Along with the nervous system, the Endocrine System is involved in the control of practically all bodily functions other than muscle movement. The Hypothalamus controls Autonomic functions, the Pituitary Gland (and all it controls) and release of other hormones. It is involved with regulating body heat, fluid balance, sleep, appetite, and the emotions of fear and pleasure.
11am – 1am Liver
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Liver is the organ responsible for the smooth flow of emotions as well as Qi and blood. It is the organ that is most affected by excess stress or emotions. The Liver’s partner organ is the Gallbladder. The eyes are the sensory organ related to the Liver. If you have any eye issues, including blurry vision, red or dry eyes, itchy eyes, it may be a sign deep down that your Liver is not functioning smoothly. Anger and resentment the emotion associated with the Liver. If you are often irritable, get angry easily, have trouble unwinding from the day’s activities, have trouble reasoning or going with the flow and letting things go, you are experiencing a Liver function problem. Experiencing these emotions chronically or excessively can seriously unbalance the function of your Liver. So reinforce self-love, let go fo any anger and be appreciative and grateful for every day. Do your best to stay calm and conserve your energy.
1am- 3am Gall-bladder
Crucial time for body’s detoxification and renewal process so waking during this time is normally indicative frustration. In Chinese medicine, this organ works closely with the lymphatic system to clear out toxic by-products of the metabolism and the muscular system. Without it, we would be filled up with all kinds of toxins! Its energy provides us with muscular strength and vitality. In other words, the gallbladder essentially eliminates muscular fatigue and aches. It also directly affects both the quality and length of sleep. The gallbladder plays a large role in courage and initiative. People with a weak gallbladder are indecisive, timid, and easily discouraged.
The lungs are under repair flooding body with oxygen so if you’re waking up at this time it may be related to grief and sadness. So time to let go and be free. In chines medicine, the Lung’s task is that of making a connection between the inner and the outer world. Vital materials can be taken in and waste materials excreted. The Lung, in Chinese medicine, is more than the respiratory system. The Lung has to do with boundary, breath, and renewal. At the physical level, boundary, breath, and renewal are expressed as the lungs, the skin, and the colon. The Lung refers to the whole respiratory system and includes the nose and sinuses. Across the boundary of the lungs, oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide waste is excreted. Since most human energy is derived from air, the Lung is primarily responsible for physical vitality and is said to govern Qi in the body.
5am – 7am large intestine
Your large intestine is active at this time toxins being released and broken down earlier in the night and getting cleared out of the system. The large intestine is all about change, letting go, transformation, moving on and they are just as connected to that system as are our bowels and our digestive health.
waking up -your heart
If you’re dizzy after sleep or waking your heart may be affected. Inadequate blood oxygen levels, low of high blood glucose levels, low blood pressure or circulatory disturbances or maybe inner ear disturbances. So be aware of how your body of how you feel in the morning.
The Heart, according to Chinese medicine, is the king of all organs. This means that all the other organs will sacrifice for the Heart and they will always give their energy to help the Heart maintain its balance. The Hearts partner is the Small Intestine. The Stomach is the “child” of the Heart. If the Stomach is functioning well then the mother, the Heart is happy or less impacted. So your Stomach energy must be in balance for Heart energy to be balanced. The Five Element chart also shows us that the Liver is the “mother” of the Heart. When a person is under continual stress, Liver energy becomes compromised because one of its energetic functions is to smooth and regulate emotions. So when chronic stress or excessive emotion is experienced, the Liver cannot offer proper support to the Heart. Because of these important relationships as described by Five Element Theory, if you want to really take care of your cardiovascular health, it’s crucial to take care of your digestive organs, the Liver, and the Stomach! I have acupuncture regularly and highly recommend you all do the same to assist you in your health and fitness journey. Mind body and soul 🙂
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