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    10.30.17
    chinese body clock why are you waking up at night

    Ever woken up from a dead sleep at 2:30 AM after an evening of one too many martinis? You might be interested to find that, according to a tool used in Traditional Chinese Medicine named the Chinese body clock the liver is in power-cleansing mode from 1 to 3AM.

    In fact, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body has a strict schedule of self-care, self-regulating various organs within the body at specific times of day and night.

    Having trouble sleeping at a specific time? Or feeling “off” at a specific time each day? The Chinese body clock is one of our favorite tools to begin deciphering the meaning behind our imbalances. To take a deep look at the connection between our organs and our emotions, read this piece here. 

    Bookmark this link for future reference and take a look at the model above and descriptions below. Scan through the Chinese body clock – you may find clues as to why your body is trying to get your attention…

    1am - 3am:

    THE LIVER | Deep sleep, detox blood, rest and recovery, planning.

    3am - 5am

    THE LUNGS | Deep sleep, dreams and memory, detox lungs.

    5am - 7am

    LARGE INTESTINE | Wake up, release bowels, meditate.

    7am - 9am

    THE STOMACH | Breakfast, good concentration, walk.

    9am - 11am

    THE SPLEEN | Clear thinking, spleen converts, food to Qi.

    11am - 1pm

    THE HEART | Blood circulation, high energy, eat lunch.

    1pm - 3pm

    THE SMALL INTESTINE | Sort and absorb food, low energy, nap time.

    3pm - 5pm

    THE BLADDER | Energy restored, liquid waste released, work and study.

    5pm - 7pm

    THE KIDNEY | Store nutrients, build bone marrow, suppertime.

    7pm - 9pm

    THE PERICARDIUM | Protection, light reading, sex, self love.

    9pm - 11pm

    TRIPLE BURNER | Endocrine and metabolic balancing, getting sleep.

    11pm - 1am

    GALL BLADDER | Sleep, release bile, cellular repair, build blood cells.

    Want to better understand the relationship between our organs & our emotions? Scan this piece to better understand the connection.

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    Comments


    1. I love this article. Why? Makes you think about how your energy–inside and out–is distributed throughout your twenty-four hours.

      Elizabeth | 10.30.2017 | Reply
    2. Ok, you wake up at 2:30 and it’s “liver detox.” Soooo…what does that mean? Dig a little deeper here, guys!

      Cam | 10.31.2017 | Reply
      • I agree, I read the chart and then the article which was just a regurgitation of the chart. What can I do to help my body so I’ll stop waking up at a certain time each night. Kind of a waste of an article!

        Vicki | 10.31.2017 | Reply
        • I agree! What does “Deep sleep, detox blood, rest and recovery, planning.” mean? Obviously I’m not deep sleeping, so should I start planning. I’m so confused…

          steffi | 10.31.2017 | Reply
          • ^same. this article is unfinished…

            Kelsey | 10.31.2017
    3. What if you’re on an overnight schedule?

      Sarah | 11.04.2017 | Reply
    4. It means if you would like to use a Chinese chart for discovery, then make an appointment with a Chinese Dr. to find your exact remedy for the your issue. This website will never take you there it’s just a pointer for more research on your part.

      Marianne Callari | 11.20.2017 | Reply
    5. the times listed – are these times equivalent to the Time Zones in China? Cuz, right now, it is in the 3 AM hour in Hong Kong but almost 2 PM where I am in Texas.

      ashycourt | 11.22.2017 | Reply
    6. thank you Elissa, fot your help. 🙂

      Livia | 12.18.2017 | Reply
    7. Thank u, for your help. The article is good

      Nhu Nguyen | 01.29.2018 | Reply
    8. Fascinating. I want to know more and how to correct problems

      Kaye | 02.26.2018 | Reply
    9. It means if you would like to use a Chinese chart for discovery, then make an appointment with a Chinese Dr. to find your exact remedy for the your issue. This website will never take you there it’s just a pointer for more research on your part. Visit my website

      gel titan nga chính hãng | 05.08.2018 | Reply
    10. bang

      bangkitudacbiet | 05.08.2018 | Reply
    11. The article is good, after reading this article I know what it means. thank you ad lot many nha

      trợ giúp kiếm tiền | 05.08.2018 | Reply
    12. I love this article. Why? Makes you think about how your energy–inside and out–is distributed throughout your twenty-four hours.

      Eva | 05.08.2018 | Reply
    13. I just bought a new mattress 5 days ago. I have vivid dreams every night and have woke up approximately 4:25AM each morning fully alert rested like I have had 8 hours of sleep. And I have only had 4 hours of sleep. Very strange for me. Never happened before.
      Curious….

      Brent | 06.08.2018 | Reply
    14. I just love this information and would like more

      Wendy Gittens | 06.16.2018 | Reply
    15. I get extremely hot and flushed between 5 pm and 10 pm. Feel nauseous. By 10 pm I cool down. I have had this for 6 years but only once or twice a year. Any suggestions ?

      Maye | 06.25.2018 | Reply
    16. Thank you ..!

      sua may lanh quan 9 | 08.01.2018 | Reply
    17. Thank you. I got precisely what I was looking for here. I can now explore further and also alter what I do during the day so as to support my various body systems.

      Astrid | 12.06.2018 | Reply
    18. This was so helpful to me! So much of a t fits with what I have experienced. I wish we were taught more of this sort of wisdom rather than “take two aspirin and call me in the morning!” I plan to print this and begin to plan my days accordingly.

      Barbara Coon | 01.12.2019 | Reply
    19. Is there a link to the piece on Organs & Emotions please?

      Marie | 02.26.2019 | Reply
    20. It is my understand that your body will be in sink with the sun and moon in YOUR time zone. So China / Australia / USA… no matter. Your body sets it clock based on night and day….sleep and awake…. Sun and Moon etc etc

      polly | 08.20.2019 | Reply
    21. Cam, vicki, steffi, did you try to think before complaining? If you have no knowledge in health at all then seek for a hearth practitioner, otherwise think!
      If your liver is detoxing when you wake up, could it be that the detox is strong enough to wake you up ? If the detox is strong might be because there is too much to detox, if there is too much to detox take don’t eat food that are hard on the liver, choose to have an alkaline diet instead, find peace in your life.

      cece | 11.17.2020 | Reply
    22. No time is given for the female’s womb???

      Dr Toyin Joshua | 12.27.2020 | Reply

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