The way our body is constructed is to contain an energy system of meridians, other than the known systems such as the lymphatic system, nervous system, etc. Those meridians are channels not unlike blood vessels, but with energy flowing through instead of blood. They affect the body and the substance exchange in it.
This Chinese biological clock can show us the intervals in which energy circulates through the body, and the strongest energy levels in an area of the body every two hours. If there are problems in that particular area, the symptoms are noticeable. Meridian network is divided in 12 meridians each affecting particular major organ as stomach, spleen, small intestines, lungs, large intestines, heart area, duodenum, bladder, and liver These meridians are also called Principal Meridians and are divided into Yin and Yang groups.The yin meridians are: lungs, spleen, kidney, liver and heart area. These organs gather, store and process the energy and substances.
The yin meridians are the liver, lungs, spleen, heart, kidney and heart, while the yang meridians are the colon, stomach, bladder, small intestine, duodenum and gallbladder.
The energy meridians work for 24 hours divided in 2 12-hour intervals, with each meridian hitting its peak when another one is at its lowest energy level. This is why Chinese doctors always ask their patients at what time the symptoms occurred – this helps them easily identify the problem. Following the biological clock is an important process. Note the time of day you’re feeling energetic, and also when you wake up at night – everything will tell you where there’s a problem in your body.
Time of maximum function
1 – 3 AM – liver (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
3 AM – 5 AM – lungs (skin)
5 AM – 7 AM – colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
7 AM – 9 AM- stomach (lymph, food digestion)
9 AM – 11 AM – spleen, pancreas (lymph, food digestion)
11 AM – 1 PM – heart (artery blood circulation)
1 PM – 3 PM – small intestine (digestion, assimilation, arteries)
3 PM – 5 PM – bladder (bones, teeth, elimination, cleaning)
5 PM – 7 PM – kidneys (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
7 PM – 9 PM – cardiac layer (constriction of blood vessels)
9 PM – 11 PM – duodenum (thermoregulation)
11 PM – 1 AM – gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
Time of minimal functions or rest
1 AM – 3 AM – small intestine (digestion, assimilation of the arteries)
3 AM -5 AM – bladder (bones, teeth, cleaning elimination)
5 AM – 7 AM – kidney disease (bones, teeth, ears, filtration, elimination)
7 AM – 9 AM – the heart layer (constriction of blood vessels)
9 AM – 11 AM – duodenum (thermoregulation)
11 AM – 1 PM – gallbladder (digestion, muscles, eyes)
1 PM – 3 PM – liver (detoxification, muscles and eyes)
3 PM – 5 PM – lungs (skin)
5 PM – 7 PM – colon (assimilation, elimination, skin)
7 PM – 9 PM – stomach (lymph, food and digestion)
9 PM – 11 PM – spleen, pancreas (lymph, food digestion)
11 PM – 1 AM – heart (artery blood circulation)
One meridian (organ) has its highest energy level exactly when another on the opposite side has its lowest.
Take the liver for example: its highest energy levels are between 1 and 3 AM, and at that time the small intestine is at its lowest energy level. When you eat late and go to sleep, the food is not absorbed well in the small intestine, so you have to avoid certain activities when the energy of the body involved in the activity is at its lowest.
During the time of maximum activity of the organ, all functions are accelerated. If there are diseases of excess energy that cause difficulties to the appropriate organic system, they will then show strongest symptoms, which means that it is a convenient time to take some measures in order to reduce excess energy.
On the contrary, if the appropriate organ at the maximum time shows weakness, it should be strengthened. For that cause, you can choose some of the many funds that natural medicine offers, in order to intervene in case of redundancy and lack of energy. Some of these include herbal remedies, homeopathy, acupuncture and the like.