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The Body Clock in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Understanding Our Energy Cycles for Health and Healing


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A reference guide to understanding the natural rhythm of our organs and learning to support them in a holistic way

• Explains the Organ Body Clock from Traditional Chinese Medicine and which organs and meridians are dominant during different hours of the day

• Describes exactly what happens inside the body during each organ’s active time and shows what we can do to support the organs with plant medicine, homeopathy, our behavior, and simple daily practices

• Explores the mental and emotional states each organ is related to and their connections to the teeth, the other organs, and the Five Elements of TCM

All of our organs are energetically interconnected. They each have regular rest and active cycles throughout the day, with different organs becoming dominant at different hours. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is known as the Organ Body Clock.

In this accessible guide to the body clock in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the author shows how to support the body’s natural rhythms of activity, recognize the body’s signals of imbalance and find their sources, and achieve healing on the physical and energetic levels. He explains how the body clock can provide deep insight into our physical and energetic health. For example, if we always wake up at a certain time at night, we should look up which organ is associated with that time, which will lead us to discover the part of our body that needs special attention and help. The author explores the 12 major organs of the body, describing their active and rest hours, their function inside the body, the mental and emotional states they are related to, and their connections to the teeth, the other organs, and the Five Elements of TCM. The author describes exactly what happens inside the body during each organ’s active time and shows what we can do to support the organs with plant medicine, homeopathy, our behavior, and simple daily practices.

By working with the body clock and better understanding our bodies’ rhythms, we more easily trace our ailments and conditions to their source for faster relief, sustainable healing, and energetic balance.

From the Publisher

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LUNGS: Detachment & Courage

Organ Time

Strongest Activity = 3am – 5am
Weakest Activity = 3pm – 5pm

In TCM, the lung and colon have a polarized relationship and the interaction of both organs is to be found in the symptoms of many diseases. A cough thus corresponds to diarrhea, for example, or an irritable bowel could be described as “asthma of the colon.”

LIVER: Transformation, Renewal & Change

Organ Time

Strongest Activity = 1am – 3am
Weakest Activity = 1pm – 3pm

Medicine sees the liver as the key metabolic organ. Food is dissolved by the digestive juices of the stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, and gut, and is then passed on to the liver for further processing. It creates new substances from the food we eat, supplying the needs of the body by making vitamins, proteins, cholesterol, sugar, minerals, and more. These are then dispatched into the body for use.

If liver function is compromised, feelings of tiredness or lethargy occur at its main organ times: hyperfunction from 1am to 3am, hypofunction from 1pm to 3pm. These are also the best times for treating the liver or providing support for it.

HEART: Joy and Pleasure

Organ Time

Strongest Activity = 11am – 1am
Weakest Activity = 11pm – 1am

In Chinese medicine the heart is viewed as the seat of the connection between body and mind, unlike in Western medicine where it is reduced solely to its physical performance; every day it pumps nearly 1,800 gallons (8,000 litres) of blood through the body as it contracts and relaxes around 70 times a minute or more.

A few years ago neuroscientists discovered that the human heart has its own nervous system, one that is more complex than that of the brain.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Earthdancer Books; 1st edition (March 3, 2020)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1644110369
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1644110362
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 0.3 x 7.5 inches

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