Chinese biological clock shows the intervals by which energy circulates through the parts of our body, and where on every two hours is the strongest in certain part.
Then the functions of that part of the body are the best and if there is a problem, the symptoms in that period will be most expressed. Doctor in Chinese Medicine will first ask patients when in the day the symptoms of some diseases appear or when did they notice any disorders in the body.
Thus the doctor will know which part of the body is the problem, since the energy will circulates with difficulty in the given part or simply it might be that there is too much energy in that organ, which is also not well.
It’s not bad to follow the biological clock and write down in what period of the day the symptoms appear, such as fatigue, pain and rest. Also good to note is the time in which you have the most energy when you wake up at night, which might indicates a problem with a particular part of the body.
Time of maximum function (12 hours later function is the smallest)
- 5-7 am – colon
- 7-9 am – stomach
- 11 to 13 pm – heart
- 13 to 15 pm – small intestine
- 15 to 17 pm – bladder
- 17 to 19 pm – kidneys
- 19 to 21 pm – heart lining
- 21 to 23 pm – thermo-regulation
- 23 to 1 am – bile
- 1 to 3 am – liver
- 3 to 5 am – lung
When one organ is at its peak of power, the one on the opposite side of the biological clock (12 hours difference) is at the lowest energy level.
For example, between one and three o’clock in the morning the liver reaches its climax, and the small intestine is at the lowest range of energy. So if you eat late at night, the food is not well absorbed in the small intestine.
So, you should avoid certain activities at the time when the energy of the organ involved in the activity is the lowest.