Find out for yourself which organ in your body does not function (work) as it should through this simple method called the Chinese biological clock. According to Chinese traditional medicine, the energy of the human organism in 24 hours circles through all the organs connected with 12 meridians or canals. Every organ in the human body works at full steam for whole 2 hours, while 12 hours later it rests for 2 hours (has the lowest rate of activity).
Chinese biological clock
The Chinese biological clock shows the intervals according to which energy circulates through parts of the body (organs and parts of the systems) and every 2 hours of the day is the strongest in certain parts of the body. When you go to a Chinese physician for examination, the first thing he will ask is in what part of the day do the symptoms of the disease or the body disorder appears. According to that, the doctor will determine which part of the body has a problem.
The Chinese biological clock shows the intervals according to which the energy circulates through parts of our body and every 2 hours during the day is the strongest in that particular part. So if there is any kind of a problem, the symptoms in that period will be most noticeable. Doctors who practice Chinese medicine, sometimes, in this way try to determine what the patient is suffering from. So at a time of maximum activity, all functions are accelerated. If there is a disease it will show the strongest symptoms within that interval. We suggest that you follow your biological clock and write down in what time of the day the symptoms appear like fatigue, pain and other similar symptoms. It is useful for you to follow the changes of your symptoms according to the biological clock and write down the exact time of the day when the changes occur.
It would also be good to mark the time in which you have the most energy and when you wake up at night – that also indicates a problem with a certain part of the body.
When an organ is at its peak of energy, the one on the opposite side of the biological clock (12 hours difference) is at the lowest energy level. For example: between one and three o’clock, the liver reaches its energy peak, while the small intestine is at the lowest level of energy. For those reasons, if we eat late at night, the food is not absorbed well into the small intestine. This means that some activities should be avoided at the time when the energy of an organ involved in that activity is the lowest.
Maximum function time:
From 1 to 3 – Liver (detoxication, muscle, and eyes)
From 3 to 5 – Lungs (skin)
From 5 to 7 – Large intestine-Colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
From 7 to 9 – Stomach (lymph, food, and digestion)
From 9 to 11 – Spleen (lymph, food, and digestion)
From 11 to 13 – Heart (arteries, blood circulation)
From 13 to 15 – Small intestine (digestion, assimilation, arteries)
From 15 to 17 – Bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleansing)
From 17 to 19 – Kidneys (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
From 19 to 21 – Cardiac cavity (clotting of blood vessels)
From 21 to 23 – Triple Burner-Thermoregulation
From 23 to 1 – Gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
Time of minimum function or rest:
From 1 to 3 – Small intestine (digestion, assimilation, arteries)
From 3 to 5 – Bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleansing)
From 5 to 7 – Kidneys (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
From 7 to 9 – Cardiac cavity (tightening of the blood vessels)
From 9 to 11 – Triple Burner-Thermoregulation
From 11 to 13 – Gallbladder – (digestion, muscles, eyes)
From 13 to 15 – Liver – (detoxification, muscles, eyes)
From 15 to 17 – Lungs (skin)
From 17 to 19 – Large intestine-Colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
From 19 to 21 – Stomach (lymph, food, digestion)
From 21 to 23 – Spleen (lymph, food, digestion)
From 23 to 1 – Heart (arteries, blood circulation)
This means that when an organ reaches the peak of its energy, the one on the opposite side of the biological clock is at its lowest energy level.
Our advice- how to track your daily cycle?
5-7 am – Large intestine – Drinking water raises the evacuation of the gut, releasing a place for a new food intake. The colon discharges the toxins that were collected overnight. Symptoms (signs) of weaker colon function are constipation, difficulty in passing stool (hard stool), and rash.
7-9 am – Stomach – The energy in the stomach is at its peak, so it is necessary to have a large breakfast, in which way you would improve food digestion. If the stomach is not balanced, signs such as acid, gastritis, stomach ulcer and bad breath problems appear. Groceries that help in balancing the spleen are cinnamon and lentils. Symptoms of poor spleen function are diarrhea, stomach bloating, desire for sweet foods, low energy.
9-11 am – Spleen – Enzymes of the spleen continue the digestion process.
11-13 pm – Heart – Nutrients enter the bloodstream. The heart pumps nutrients and receives the necessary lipids (fat). In this term, it is best to take a little rest after lunch. The heat is not good for the heart, so avoid coffee, stress, do not do intensive exercises, and do not take any activities that can increase your blood pressure. Symptoms of a bad heartbeat are palpitations, lack of air, cold palms and feet, as well as insomnia.
13-15 pm – Small intestine – Food requires a longer digestion process. Proteins have already completed their digestive process. If you have not taken enough amount of fluid during the day, it is very likely that you will have a feeling of dehydration at this time of the day. When the function of the small intestine is not balanced, there are symptoms such as ulcer of the duodenum, bloating of the stomach followed by vomiting and gases.
15-17 pm – Bladder – metabolic waste (from breakfast) is discharged, leaving room for filtration in the kidneys. When the bladder function is not balanced, some symptoms may appear as feeling tingling in the urination, fungal infections, or incontinence of the urine.
17-19 pm – Kidneys – They filter the blood (they decide what the body will keep, and what it will discharge), maintain the chemical balance of the blood based on the daily intake of food. Symptoms of poor kidney function are decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, lower back pain, premature hair loss and white hair.
19-21 pm – Pericardium / cardiac cavity – Symptoms of poor pericardium function are: nervousness, confusion, difficulty breathing, a sense of weight on the chest.
21-23 pm – Triple Burner-Thermoregulation (radiator) San Jiao – The glandular composition adjusts the body’s homeostasis. During this period, it is recommended to get some rest. During the winter earlier at night, and during the summer later at night. The triple burner radiator is not an organ, but parts of the body. The upper burner covers the head, the lungs, and the hands, the middle burner (radiator) covers the stomach and spleen, while the lower radiator covers the reproductive organs and the intestines.
23-1 pm – Gallbladder – begins cleaning of the whole tissue, cholesterol, and improves the function of the brain. The gallbladder is associated with self-esteem and decision-making. If in this term you are not yet in bed, you may feel the following symptoms: poor self-assignment, poor judgment, difficulty digesting the fat that can lead to weight gain.
1-3 am – Liver – Its function is to store the blood for menstruation in women and care for energy during the day. If in this term you do not sleep, you will become anemic in no time (low level of red blood cells). Especially if you are a woman (due to menstrual bleeding). The liver is related to anger. If at this time you wake up at night, it is very likely that you are suppressing your anger in yourself, or you suffer from long-standing indignation. Signs of bad Liver function are anemia, irregular menstruation, chronic tiredness and headache.
3-5 am – lungs – breathing, oxygen supply, flushing of waste gases. It is connected to grief. It is possible to wake up at this time because you are suppressing sorrow and grief. Poor function of the lungs leads to frequent yawning, coughing, asthma, mild illness.
Practical and useful advice (according to the biological clock)
Make love in the morning
In the morning, the organism strengthens immunity, and the exchange of matter is at its maximum stage. Carbohydrates taken around 7 in the morning are quickly transformed into energy. Start the day with some fresh fruits. The level of testosterone is rapidly rising and by 9 o’clock is the ideal time for making love. If you are in a working relation that time frame might not suit you, however, do not forget this rule in the non-working days, i.e. at the weekend.
The organs rest at night
At night, all organs are resting and regenerating. The heart is preparing for new daily activities after 3 o’clock in the morning. According to the statistical data we have, at this time is the most frequent number of childbirth. This is critical hours for heart disease patients and depressed individuals. It is also the period for the largest number of committed suicides. The kidneys rest around 5h. In the morning when it is not recommended to drink excessive amounts of fluids.
Take a break from work around noon
It is no coincidence that the number of mistakes made at work increase in the afternoon hours. It has also been noted that during this period, the number of injuries at work, as well as negligence in the traffic, is increasing. During this period, the body needs a short rest (pause). At that time, make a break from the hard working obligations. Concentration, memory, and working abilities are re-activated from 15-17 o’clock.
Do not eat at night
The muscles are most active around 5 pm, which is the right moment to do fitness. If you are planning a lunch at this time, you will not make a big mistake because at that time the pancreas stimulates the digestive system, especially alcohol. A glass of wine during lunch is recommended but not obligatory because in this period the body quickly processes the alcohol you consumed, contrary to the morning hours when you should avoid alcohol. Up to 6 pm, you can eat and have the last big meal of the day, because around 9 pm, the stomach slows down its function, and food remains undigested until the morning.
The hormone of youth activates before midnight
Take the children to sleep before 10 pm. Then the pituitary gland begins with s secretion of the growth hormone. This is also the ideal sleep time for the elderly because then the production of the melatonin-hormone begins which is in charge of youth and vitality. Over the years, the production of this hormone decreases. If you do not want occurrence of premature wrinkles on your face, and you want to keep your youthful look, forget the nightlife, especially until 4 am when the lungs are the most insensitive. Seating in smoky rooms or smoking cigarettes in this age is ruinous for the function of the lungs and their bronchi.
Never visit your dentist in the morning
According to the biological clock, we can find out which is the optimum time during the day for the treatment of certain diseases and consumption of the appropriate medicine. So, the body absorbs vitamins up to 16 hours. Vitamin C is best to drink in the morning. In the evening, you can consume vitamins with magnesium and zinc. At noon, when you feel a drop in concentration, drink more water. Water facilitates faster transmission of electrical impulses, which are important for communication between the brain and other organs. When you think about visiting your dentist, make sure that you schedule meetings in the afternoon when the anesthesia acts maximally.