Your Daily Rhythm: The Chinese Clock
Some of you might know that I have been diving deeper into understanding the wisdom offered to us through Chinese Medicine by studying the 5 Elements and energetic acupuncture. I truly love the ancient wisdom of the Eastern understanding of our healing and how it makes so much sense. I love that I get to work with this understanding as a key part of the BodyTalk System.
One of the fascinating aspects of the Chinese system that I would like to dive deeper into through a series of posts over the next few weeks is something called the Chinese Clock.
What is the Chinese Clock? It is the flow of Qi (energy) through the acupuncture meridian system in 2 hour windows over the course of each 24 hour periods. When we look at this clock, we can get greater insight into the rise and fall of energy in our daily cycle.
When we say that, for example, 1am to 3am is “Liver time,” that doesn’t mean that the other acupuncture meridians are empty of energy but it means that during that particular time, there is the highest concentration of energy in that particular meridian. This means that that time can be a particularly good time to address certain imbalances.
This Chinese Clock system also means that at the opposite side of the clock, so again for example, 1pm to 3pm, the Liver energy is at its lowest. That in turn means we might see Liver symptoms appear at that time as well.
Over the next few weeks, I plan to dive into different time segments (divided by 5 Elements Theory) of the Chinese Clock to help you understand what is at its peak and what is at its low during that time- and, more importantly- how you can use this understanding to work with your daily rhythm for your health and well-being!
Stay tuned for next week’s post where I dive into Metal Time, which focuses on the Liver and Large Intestine energies as the beginning of the daily energy cycle.