12 hours and health maintenance
Chinese body clock and health maintenance
XU (19:00-21:00)—pericardium meridian
The pericardium is on duty at this time. Pericardium is mainly to protect the heart and the main passway for blood and qi. When pericardium is activated at wu, it dispels all the pathogenic energy around the heart to protect it.
People with heart trouble can knock the pericardium at this time to strong the heart. Strong exercise should be avoided.
Soak the feet in hot water about 40℃ for half an hour is advised. This can help dispel pathogenic heat and damp and activate blood.
Hai (21:00-23:00) —triple-JIAO meridian
According to Chinese medicine, SAN-JIAO is the largest fu in human body. SAN JIAO is linked to all meridians. If you have a good rest during HAI period. All your meridians can get rest and this is good for health.
People should keep a peace and calm mood at this time, so it’s time to feed the body with joy. Having sex at this time also leaves enough time for a sound sleep and rest for the next day.
That is the health maintencance in XU and HAI period.
Body clock–SHEN and YOU
Chinese body clock
SHEN (15:00-17:00)—bladder meridian
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the bladder meridian goes work at this time. Bladder’s main function is store urine and body fluid. Urine is excreted and body fluid stay inside the body. Urine out means means toxin expeling. If people have heat in bladder, it usually causes cough with incontirence of urine.
Temperature is high at SHEN period. So more water is needed. If you want to pee, just do it and do not hold too long. Or that will cause uroschesis, that means the sphincter vesicae loss elasticity.
You (17:00-19:00)—kidney meridian
After the bladder experting toxin, the kidney meridian takes its turn. Kidney begins to store essence during this period and this is the best for kidney reinforcing therapy.
It’s time for dinner but not too much leave enough time for stomach to digest before going to bed. A little wine is good to activate blood circulation.
It is the best time for Sexual intercourse.
That is the Chinse clock in SHEN and YOU time.
TCM body clock–WU and WEI
Traditional Chinese medicine body clock
Wu (11:00-13:00)—heart meridian
This is the lunch time.A good diet is needed during this time. Take a slow walk after lunch. And a half hour’s nap is recommended.
The heart is on duty at this time. People is the most active during this period. The heart push the blood to active to nurish the SHEN,qi and JIN. Nap is good for heart at this time, but not more than 1 hour, or you will hardly go to sleep at night.
Wei (13:00-15:00)—small intestine meridian
Small intestine is active at this time. It clears the good from the waste, eassen to spleen, water to the bladder and waste to the large intestine. So lunch is better before 1pm.
TCM body clock–CHEN and SI
Horary clock—traditional Chinese medicine clock
Chen (7:00-9:00)-stomach meridian
After a whole night of digest, Now the stomach is on duty, so it is time for breakfast. Eat warm foods and eat slowly. Rubbing the stomach and belly while walking helps improve digestion one hour after breakfast.
If the stomach fire is flarring up, you will have a cheilosis.
Breakfast is necessary at this time. If our stomach is not filled with food, it will get too much Gastric Acid Secretion. Gastric ulcer, gastritis, and cholecystitis will follow in bad condition.
Si (9:00-11:00)—- spleen meridian
Spleen is active during this time. Blood and energy flow to the spleen to support metabolism, conversion of nutrients into blood and energy and send them to muscles.
If the function of the spleen is good, so is the blood. And then the lip is ruddy. If not, the lip is pale or dull purple.
During this time, 8 cups of water is needed at least.
Remember to have a breakfast and have 8 cups of water during CHEN and SI time to keep your body healthy.