The Chinese Body Clock: How It Can Benefit Your Mind and Health

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It is also a good time to enjoy another cup of steaming tea as well as drinking adequate water to help you detoxify. An imbalance in the bladder can make you feel irritated, afraid and, timid.

Symptoms of unbalanced meridian:

Disharmony in the bladder can make experience the following physical and emotional symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Pain in the neck/back/leg
  • Eye problems
  • Facial paralysis
  • Color blindness
  • Irritation
  • Fear
  • Timidity

Tips to balance meridian:

According to the Chinese Body Clock, this is a great time to do some work that stimulates your mind. Make sure to drink a lot of water and even a cup of tea to detox your body as toxins will be passed through urine between 3-5 pm.

7. Kidney Foot-Shaoyin: 5PM – 7PM

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The Chinese Body Clock: How It Can Benefit Your Mind and Health

It is time for your Kidneys to get down to business and feel the energy. During these 2 hours, your kidneys work harder to maintain the right chemical balance by filtering blood constantly. This is considered to be the best time to have your dinner. This is also the time for you to get your energy levels back up and activate your blood circulation. So make sure you engage in activities like walking, dancing, stretching, having a massage, and laughing before you get ready for your evening meal.

During this time, you may feel excited, self-aware, and courageous as you have faced all the problems of the day. However, if there is an imbalance, you may subconsciously experience terror or fear.

Symptoms of unbalanced meridian:

Some of the physical and emotional level symptoms which you may experience due to imbalance include:

  • Tiredness
  • Cold limbs
  • Poor circulation
  • Night time urination
  • Incontinence
  • Night sweats,
  • Asthma
  • Dry throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Lower libido
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tinnitus
  • Weak back/ knees
  • Anxiety
  • Poor memory
  • Stress
  • Terror
  • Fear
  • Insomnia

Tips to balance meridian:

Experts in TCM Body Clock believe eating a healthy dinner and restoring your energy can help you fix an unbalanced meridian. As our kidneys store energy reserves, it may be a good idea to reflect on what activities and thoughts we invest our energy in if we feel tired in these 2 hours. Focus more on yourself and practice self-love.

Related: Waking Up Between 3-5 am Often Can Be A Sign Of Spiritual Awakening

8. Pericardium Hand-Jueyin: 7PM – 9PM

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The Chinese Body Clock: How It Can Benefit Your Mind and Health

The Pericardium receives the Qi at this time and boosts circulation by carrying nutrients to the capillaries and cells. This is also a great time to enjoy your dinner in case you missed the earlier window. These two hours are perfect for enjoying the company of your family members and spouse, practicing meditation, pray, deliver gratitude, or even engage in healthy and loving sexual intimacy with your partner.

As you need to avoid any mental activities, you can wind down by reading a good relaxing book. You will feel the strongest spike of energy at this hour. You may find it hard to express your feelings if there’s an imbalance.

Symptoms of unbalanced meridian:

If there’s an imbalance in this meridian, you are likely to feel the following physical and emotional symptoms:

  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Heart & chest pain
  • Elbow spasm
  • Armpit swelling
  • Being unresponsive
  • Inability to express emotions
  • Feeling depleted
  • Mania
  • Hurt
  • Excessive happiness

Tips to balance meridian:

If we are to believe TCM practitioners, then this is the best time to socialize with friends, flirt, and engage in healthy sexual activities. The pericardium is associated with our brain and reproductive organs. Hence, it is a great time to conceive if you are planning to get pregnant. You can also soak your feet in hot water and massage the arch of your feet to find balance.

9. Triple Burner Hand-Shaoyang: 9 PM – 11 PM

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The Chinese Body Clock: How It Can Benefit Your Mind and Health

As we move further into the night, the energy moves to the Triple Burner (a.k.a. Triple Warmer or Triple Heater) which is related to our endocrine and lymphatic systems and it replenishes our enzymes and adjusts homeostasis.

As we start preparing to go for bed, our pelvis, abdomen, and thorax become most active as intake is controlled by the thorax, transformation by the abdomen, and eliminations by the pelvis. It is a great time to receive insight and understanding our inner selves. 

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