Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Organ Clock

Every one of our 12 organs have a two hour peek period during the day, a period when just that organ is most active.
In "Healing with Whole foods", Paul Pitchford advises the correct time for eating, depending if you are a 3 meals, 2 meals or even a 1 meal-a-day person.
If the energy in an organ is out of balance, symptoms will be more noticeable during the organ's two-hour period e.g. if you regularly wake up around 2 am, blame your liver.
Organs who are 12 hours "away" from each other, influences each other too, so if the first has a lack of energy, the second will have too much energy and balance should be recreated.
Too much energy: the illness or problem occurs and gets bigger both when the body is at rest and in physical activity.
Lack of energy: the illness or problem only occurs or gets bigger during physical activity.
05.00-07.00 : large intestine
07.00-09.00 : stomach
09.00-11.00 : spleen
11.00-13.00 : heart
13.00-15.00 : small intestine
15.00-17.00 : bladder
17.00-19.00 : kidney
19.00-21.00 : pericardium
21.00-23.00 : sansho
23.00-01.00 : gall bladder
01.00-03.00 : liver
03.00-05.00 : lung
Sanso I explained already in a previous blog. Pericardium in TCM is not the same as in western medicine, it is more the function of circulation than the bag around the heart.
The pericardium governs blood, and houses the mind, both functions being the same as the Heart. As a TCM student you should know that the Pericardium meridian points have a powerful influence on the mind. It also has an effects on a persons relationships.
Between 05.00-07.00 we should drink water, or even better  Rejuvelac, to trigger bowel movements to eliminate the toxins / waste from the day before, and make place for the new day nutritients.
Between 07.00-09.00  3 meals-a-day people should eat the most important meal of the day, dont forget to eat from yang to yin in your day time, so no fruits in the morning, to optimize your food with the energies in your body.
Between 09.00-11.00, the spleen takes over from the stomach, the stomach passes its contents on. Enzymes from the pancreas continue the digestive process.
Between 11.00-13.00, the heart takes over and distributes the energies / nutritients from the food through the whole body.
Between 13.00-15.00, it is time that the small intestine becomes active, this mostly for the proteins in your meal, as they need longer time to digest.
Between 15.00-17.00, the bladder organizes the elimination of the liquid part of the meal.
Between 17.00-19.00, it is time for the kidneys: they filter the blood and maintains the proper chemical balance of blood based on nutritional intake of the day.
Between 19.00-21.00, the Pericardium transports what the kidneys decided to keep.
Between 21.00-23.00, the endocrine system adjusts the homeostasis of the body based on electrolyte and enzyme replenishment.
Between 23.00-01.00, the gall bladder takes over, in his function to clean all tissues, and also processes cholesterol and enhances the brain function.
Between 01.00-03.00, the liver cleanses the blood and processes the waist.
Between 03.00-05.00, the lungs become most active in the expulsion of waist gasses.
This is what our body and our organs do every day, should n't we be very gratefull for these wonderfull processes?


Sansho, also called the triple heater is regarded as a "organ" in Chinese Traditional Medicine. Triple, as it has a superior, a middle and a lower source of heat, situated at the entry, the middle and the exit of the stomach, the places where we find the most ulcers.
The middle heater transfers food into energy, producing clear energy, that goes to the superior heater and later to the lungs, and unclear, liquid energy that goes to the lower heater. and later to the kidneys.