The organ clock and how it affects our body

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) assumes that our organs are linked to a natural rhythm. Twelve organs are each assigned two hours of the day. TCM sees people as a unity of body, mind and soul. The life force Qi ensures a harmoniously running system.

In 24 hours, Qi flows through the entire meridian system (channel system).

For example, if you always feel unwell at the same time, then energy may not be able to flow properly through an organ.

The time of the lungs (3-5 o'clock)

The lungs are a cleansing organ and carry out the cleansing process during sleep. If you sleep with the window open, you support the cleaning process.

Problems in the lung meridian can trigger the following problems:
- allergies
- skin problems
- increased sweating.

The time of the colon (5-7 p.m.)

In this phase, it is particularly easy for the body to empty the intestines and thus cleanse the body. Eating a healthy diet and starting the day calmly is helpful.

Problems in the large intestine meridian can trigger the following problems:
- Bloating
- constipation
- Diarrhea
- Cramps
- allergies

The time of the stomach (7-9 o'clock)

After the previous cleansing cycle, the body needs sufficient nutrients to regain sufficient energy. Full attention should therefore be paid to breakfast.

Problems in the Stomach meridian can trigger the following problems:
- Heartburn
- indigestion
- feeling of fullness
- Loss of appetite
- bad breath


The time of the spleen (9-11 a.m.)

The body is at its peak, which is why it is best to schedule exams and medical interventions during this time. In order to take advantage of this high willingness to perform, you should avoid eating food that is difficult to digest.

Problems in the spleen meridian can trigger the following problems:
- fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Water retention in the legs


The time of the heart (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

The heart meridian regulates emotional balance. FROM 12 o'clock the time of the maximum willingness to perform is over and you should take it easy.

Problems in the heart meridian can trigger the following problems:
- internal dissatisfaction
- Listlessness
- Sleep disorders

Small Intestine Time (1pm-3pm)

During this time, the body needs a lot of energy to digest lunch and only after 2 p.m. does the willingness to perform increase again. If possible, take a nap or a short break.

Problems in the small intestine meridian can trigger the following problems:
- Diarrhea
- Bloating
- Anxiety

Time of the urinary bladder (3-5 p.m.)

Over time, there is increased urine excretion, so the body cleanses itself of waste products. Especially now it's time to do challenging tasks or sports.

Problems in the bladder meridian can cause the following problems:
- urinary tract infections
- back pain
- fatigue.

The time of the kidney (5-7 p.m.)

The body prepares itself for rest by reducing pulse and blood pressure values. Since the kidneys are responsible for growth, sex drive and fertility, this time is of particular importance.

Problems in the kidney meridian can trigger the following problems:
- Sexual disorders
- anxiety
- mental problems

The time of the pericardium (7-9 p.m.)

The pericardium is considered the protector of heart energy and protects the heart from negative influences. It controls libido and circulation.

Problems in the pericardial meridian can trigger the following problems:
- tachycardia
- Panic
- indigestion

The time of the triple heater (9 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

It regulates the nervous system and prepares the body for sleep. So meditation and yoga are optimal to support this meridian.

Problems in the Warmer meridian can cause the following problems:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- low blood pressure.


Gallbladder time (11pm-1am)

Here the metabolism is very sluggish and the heart rate and blood pressure are reduced. Ideally, you sleep here.

Problems in the gallbladder meridian can trigger the following problems:
- Diarrhea
- gallstones
- Lumbago.


The time of the liver (1-3 o'clock)

In this phase, the bodily functions are shut down to such an extent that performance is at a low point. Detoxification takes place on a physical and mental level. Skin regeneration is also strongest here. During this time, sleep should not be disturbed if possible.

Problems in the liver meridian can trigger the following problems:
- Sleep disorders
- eye problems
- migraines
- skin disorders

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