What the heck is a Chinese circadian clock?
Well, it’s a brilliant thing that was created by the Chinese thousands of years ago. The Chinese believe that each of your main 12 organs (the ones with meridians) have a 2 hour time period each day where organs are on a strict schedule of self-care and self-regulating.
So, if there are times of day or night that you feel a little off, with an energy plummet or maybe you’re wide awake at the same time nightly, check out the clock and see which organ is trying to tell you something!
For example, many, many people wake up between 1-3am, it’s certainly more common then hearing people are awake at 12pm or 530am. This points right to the liver, the spirit of the liver is restless, but why? Perhaps, your liver is congested and needs some attention, maybe your stress level is high and it’s working things out during your sleep?
Let’s say you hit a wall between 3-6pm, this is also so common, that late afternoon slump. To us at Tao to Wellness, this is a classic adrenal issue. In Chinese medicine, the Kidneys are linked to the adrenal glands and cortisol. The Urinary Bladder and Kidney are partners in crimes, so it makes sense that they are linked in this ‘wanna be’ nap time.
I’ve heard of smokers cough like crazy between 3-5am, never earlier! Makes sense why that’s happening, right?
Where are you experiencing something symptomatic that is consistent? View the chart for clues!