Time and body Activities
The timelines of activities of each organ in our body are predetermined. Once we have decoded their activities, we are well on our way to easily maintain and repair our body organs.
The secret of health is hidden in our body. There are twelve months in a year, and twenty four hours in a day. Our human body is a system that pays attention to harmony and balance every hour throughout the year, as if there is a god inside running the system.
If we deviate from it, we will feel uncomfortable, and we may get sick. When we decipher the secret codes of the human body, we will have mastered the secrets of life preservation, leading to longevity.
The classic book on life cultivation, Huangdi Neijing, starts from our daily life and helps us to interpret the wisdom of health preservation. As long as we live according to the nature of the human body every day, do the right things at the right time, eat well, sleep well, and provide for our innate essence with nutrients, health maintenance will become very simple and natural.
The Five Basic Principles of Health Preservation in the classic Huangdi Neijing states:
Working at sunrise and resting at sunset, almost all living creatures follow an invisible clock to thrive as if controlled by a clock. This is the biological clock that we should follow to stay away from all illness.
On the other hand, if a person does not want to go with the flow and insists that he wants to stay up late instead, his body’s working and resting time will be disrupted, and all of his body functions will gradually weaken.
According to the classic book, our human body has a twelve-hour regimen. Every major organ in the human body has a corresponding actively working time slot. We will explore this in full here.
Bear in mind that our internal organs are properly maintained while we are in deep sleep. If we do not sleep and rest properly, it is equivalent to disrupting the operation of the organs. Over time, our organs will start to be dysfunctional.
Timeline of activities
Time slot one zishi
23:00-01:00 Gallbladder Meridian
From eleven in the evening to one in the morning of the next day, the gallbladder meridian is active. The best way to take care of our gallbladder is to go into a deep sleep before midnight. Our gallbladder is the star of our systems so it is worth taking care of. For example, scratching our head while we are trying to make a decision, we are actually stimulating our gallbladder meridian system to do the thinking.
Our body will strongly generate vital force around eleven in the evening. With vital force circulating, our blood and energy will flow. Therefore, it is best to go to sleep before eleven. Sleeping will nourish the vital force. Therefore, sleep well and clear our mind so that we are not thinking at all.
Time slot two choushi
01:00-03:00 Liver Meridian
From one to three in the early morning, the liver meridian is active. Maintaining deep sleep during this time slot will help to nourish and maintain the liver.
Take care of our liver as if we are cultivating a tree.
The liver meridian is associated with many diseases particular to women.
Sulking is more harmful to the liver than losing the temper.
Overuse of vision hurts the liver and blood and thus the eyes. People who use computers the whole day must be aware. They must try to do proper maintenance of their liver. Otherwise, they will suffer from liver fatigue.
Time slot three yinshi
03:00-05:00 Lung Meridian
From three to five in the early morning, the lung meridian is active. It is the time slot for taking care of the lungs. It is the time slot when a person is in a slumber. The energy of a person changes from latent to active during this period. Taking care of the lungs starts with the acupoint Taiyuan.
Nourish the lungs in the Autumn. When it is time to harvest, go ahead and harvest.
What should you do when you wake up in order to take care of your lungs? More on this in our next episode.
Time slot four maoshi
05:00-07:00 Large Intestine Meridian
From five to seven in the morning, the large intestine meridian is active. At this time, the sky starts to light up slowly. At this time, we should defecate normally and habitually to eliminate the junk toxins in the body.
The intestines are smoothly operating only when the large intestine is not blocked.
Taking care of the large intestine starts with the acupoint Hegu.
Taking care of constipation and diarrhea by doing certain techniques.
More on what to do upon waking up in our next episode.
Time slot five chenshi
07:00-09:00 Stomach Meridian
From seven to nine in the morning, the stomach meridian is active. Stomach is our main organ for digestion. It breaks down food into nutrients. It is our source of energy. Eat warm food and drink at breakfast.
Women should take good care of their stomach before age 35.
The maintenance of the stomach starts with the acupoint zusanli.
No vigorous exercises in this time slot.
If possible, consider walking or cycling to work.
More on the morning routine and breakfast in our next episode.
Time slot six yishi
09:00-11:00 Spleen Meridian
From nine to eleven in the morning, the spleen meridian is active. The spleen is responsible for the transformation and transportation of nutrients. If we compare the stomach to a pot, then the spleen is the fire and is responsible for digesting the contents of the pot.
The spleen is the origination of new blood and vital force for the day, thus it is fundamental to our acquisition of energy for continuing activities.
If we miss someone or something and keep on thinking about it, we will hurt the spleen.
Summer time is the best season to take good care of the spleen.
More on this in our next episode.
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