(TCM) traditional chinese medicine have been using a clock to know whether or not the vital organs of a person is functioning properly.
The system involves knowing when energy flows through the body to an organ. The energy flowing to each organ is monitored and when there is a problem to an organ there is a change to the amount of energy flowing to the organ at a particular time.
Our vital organs like the spleen, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine, heart, lungs, stomach and bladder are under 12 meridians.
These are split into 6 yin and 6 yang Inn accordance to the yin-yang philosophy. The yin meridians are for the organs that store up or process energy or substances such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen and liver.
On the other hand the yang meridians are those organs that give out or excrete energy and substances. They include duodenum, gallbladder, colon, small intestine, bladder and stomach.
The Chinese clock works on a 24 hour time schedule that is divided into two 12 hour intervals with each meridian achieving a peak period when the other is at its lowest.
In treating an ailment the doctor will inquire from his patient when they would notice that their symptoms are temporarily gone. Through this knowledge he is able to pin-point the problem.
You can keep records of your symptoms by taking notes based on your observation.
Here is an idea of how the clock is used:
Maximum Function Time
- Between 1 to 3 AM (eyes, muscles and liver detoxification)
- Between 5 AM to 7 AM – (skin, colon assimilation and elimination)
- Between 7 AM to 9 AM– (stomach, lymph and food digestion)
- Between 9 AM to 11 AM – (pancreas, spleen, lymph, food digestion)
- Between 11 AM to 1 PM – (heart and artery blood circulation)
- Between 1 PM to 3 PM – (small intestine digestion, assimilation, arteries)
- Between 3 PM to 5 PM – (bladder, bones, teeth, elimination, cleaning)
- Between 5 PM to 7 PM – (teeth, kidneys, ears, bones, filtration, elimination)
- Between 7 PM to 9 PM – (cardiac layer constrictions of blood vessels)
- Between 9 PM to 11 PM – (duodenum and thermo-regulation)
- Between 11 PM to 1 AM – (digestion, gallbladder, eyes, muscles)
Time Of Rest
- Between 1 AM to 3 AM – (small intestine, digestion, assimilation of the arteries)
- Between 3 AM to 5 AM – (teeth, bladder, bones, cleaning elimination)
- Between 5 AM to 7 AM – (ears, kidney disease, bones, teeth, filtration, elimination)
- Between 7 AM to 9 AM – (heart layer constrictions of blood vessels)
- Between 9 AM to 11 AM – (duodenum, thermo-regulation)
- Between 11 AM to 1 PM – (muscles, gallbladder, digestion, eyes)
- Between 1 PM to 3 PM – (muscles, eyes and liver detoxification)
- Between 3 PM to 5 PM – (lungs and skin)
- Between 5 PM to 7 PM – (skin, colon assimilation, elimination)
- Between 7 PM to 9 PM – (stomach, food, lymph and digestion)
- Between 9 PM to 11 PM – (pancreas, spleen, lymph, food digestion)
- Between 11 PM to 1 AM – (heart artery blood circulation)
As mentioned before the two meridians are at opposite terms.
So if for example your liver is at its highest point which is between 1 to 3AM. At this point the energy level for your small intestine is at its lowest.
Your bodily functions are stimulated at the maximum point of activity. When there is excess energy noticed it is indicative of a disease and what that means is that the excess energy would have to be reduced.
There is a strengthening of an organ where there is a weakness at the maximum level of activity.
This Chinese clock has been used for centuries and has been effective in spotting ailments and proffering a solution.
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