Your Body Clock According To Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is believed that each organ has its point of highest energy and lowest energy.

Chinese Medicine practitioners use this clock to help them determine the organ responsible for the disease.

For example, if you find yourself waking up between the hours of 3am-5am each morning, you may have underlying grief or sadness that is bothering you or you may have a condition in the lung area.

If feelings of anger or resentment arise, you may feel them strongest during the time of the Liver which is 1am-3am or perhaps if you experience back pain at the end of your working day, you could have pent-up emotions of fear, or perhaps even kidney issues.


The diagram below shows the body clock in more detail:


This 24-hour cycle is believed to help us know when to exercise, eat, have sex, rest and sleep.  It also acts as a way to communicate with a particular organ or meridian (energy channel) of the body. 


5am-7am is the time of the Large Intestine making it a perfect time to have a bowel movement and remove toxins from the day before.  It is also the ideal time to wash your body and comb your hair.  It is believed that combing your hair helps to clear out energy from the mind.  At this time, emotions of defensiveness or feelings of being stuck could be evoked.

7am-9am is the time of the Stomach so it is important to eat the biggest meal of the day here to optimize digestion and absorption.  Warm meals that are high in nutrition are best in the morning.  Emotions that are likely to be stirred at this time include disgust or despair.

9am-11am is the time of the Pancreas and Spleen, where enzymes are released to help digest food and release energy for the day ahead.  This is the ideal time to exercise and work.  Do your most taxing tasks of the day at this time.  Emotions such as low self-esteem may be felt at this time.

11am-1pm is the time of the Heart which will work to pump nutrients around the body to help provide you with energy and nutrition.  This is also a good time to eat lunch and it is recommended to have a light, cooked meal.  Having a one hour nap or a cup of tea is also recommended during this time.  Feelings of extreme joy or sadness can also be experienced at this time.

1pm-3pm is the time of the Small Intestine and is when food eaten earlier will complete its digestion and assimilation.  This is also a good time to go about daily tasks or exercise.  Sometimes, vulnerable thoughts or feelings of abandonment my subconsciously arise at this time.

3pm-5pm is the time of the Bladder when metabolic wastes move into the kidney’s filtration system.  This is the perfect time to study or complete brain-challenging work.  Another cup of tea is advised as is drinking a lot of water to help aid detoxification processes.  Feeling irritated or timid may also occur at this time.

5pm-7pm is the time of the Kidneys when the blood is filtered and the kidneys work to maintain proper chemical balance.  This is the perfect time to have dinner and to activate your circulation either by walking, having a massage or stretching.  Subconscious thoughts of fear or terror can also be active at this time.

7pm-9pm is the time of Circulation when nutrients are carried to the capillaries and to each cell.  This is the perfect time to read.  Avoid doing mental activities at this time.  A difficulty in expressing emotions may also be felt however, this is the perfect time to have sex or conceive.

9pm-11pm is the time of Triple Heater or Endocrine System where the body’s homeostasis is adjusted and enzymes are replenished.  It is recommended to sleep at this time so the body can conserve energy for the following day.  Feelings of paranoia or confusion may also be felt.

11pm-1am is the time of the Gall Bladder and in order to wake feeling energized the body should be at rest.  In Chinese medicine, this period of time is when yin energy fades and yang energy begins to grow.  Yang energy helps you to keep active during the day and is stored when you are asleep.  Subconscious feelings of resentment may appear during this time.

1am-3am is the time of the Liver and a time when the body should be asleep.  During this time, toxins are released from the body and fresh new blood is made.  If you find yourself waking during this time, you could have too much yang energy or problems with your liver or detoxification pathways.  This is also the time of anger, frustration, and rage.

3am-5am the time of the Lungs and again, this is the time where the body should be asleep.  If woken at this time, nerve soothing exercises are recommended such as breathing exercises.  The body should be kept warm at this time too to help the lungs replenish the body with oxygen.  The lungs are also associated with feelings of grief and sadness.


Bladder Problems

2nd Chakra imbalance – Sacral: Self-creation

  • Repression of sexual feelings
  • Inharmonious male & female emotional relationships
  • Sexual identity going unexpressed
  • Unable to release things or ideas no longer needed
  • Feels over concerned with survival issues (money, job, health)
  • Lack of order or obsessed with order
  • Yearning

Bed Wetting Natural Remedies

Bed wetting is a condition where a child, usually over the age of 4 or 5, cannot hold their urine overnight, or sometimes during the day. Causes can be jealousy, anger, a new baby, or family discord. Bed wetting can be a nervous condition or something more serious such as diabetes, cystitis, or urinary blockage. If the bed wetting comes on suddenly, check with the doctor to rule out any serious problems.

Medical treatment for bed wetting may include drugs to control urinary output or bladder capacity or bladder muscle control. They can be somewhat effect, although they have side effects which can cause dependency.

The natural approach to bed wetting is to assist psychologically, nurturing to the child while assessing causes such as nervousness, parasites, kidney or bladder weakness, or such. Also recommended may be dietary changes such as eliminating junk food and sodas, especially caffeinated sodas, and encouraging drinking real fruit juices and water.


Herbs for Bed Wetting

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dave’s Positive Mind Formula for nervousness and focus issues

Dr. Christopher’s Parasite Formula where there are dark circles under eyes, irritability and nose or bottom itching.

Herb Singles:

Nervous conditions

St. John’s wort – used daily is the #1 herb for bedwetting.

Lemon balm – to keep a calm child.

Urinary Strength

Marshmallow – as a soothing herb for an irritated bladder.

Cranberry juice – to prevent urinary tract infections.

Cell Salts to Help with Bed Wetting

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation and exhaustion
#6 Kali phos 6X – nervousness
#11 Nat sulph 6X – to regulate the urinary system

Bed Wetting Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Benzoic acid – bed wetting, toxic state with strong smelling urine. Yellow stains won’t wash out. Irritating.

Causticum – bed wetting before midnight; better for boys; domineering parents-history of holding urine; urinary sphincter faulty.

Cina – bedwetting before midnight, dark circles under eyes, picks nose. Parasites. Irritability.

Equisetum – bedwetting first part of night; clear copious urine, odorless; #1 remedy for kidney-bladder weakness.

Lycopodium – domineering parents, poor self confidence or shattered. Compared to siblings. Self conscious, embarrassed. Punished by fear.

Phosphorus – sensitive, fears of dark, suggestible. Thirsty for ice cold water.

Sepia – bed wetting right after sleep; sleeps too deep; weak bladder, dribbling from laughing. Dreams of urination. Sleeps better with socks on. Irritability and exhaustion.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Incontinence Natural Remedies

Urinary leakage from the bladder includes frequent urging with little flow. Causes in women are generally menopausal problems from lack of estrogen, chronic constipation, weakness from childbirth, or a weak pelvic floor (from sitting too much). There are more women than men suffering from this. Men suffering from this can have an enlarged prostate. Men, see Prostate Problems, BPH Natural Remedies. Other causes of incontinence include prescription drug side effects.

Medical treatment for incontinence can include drugs which dry up body fluids (may cause a myriad of side effects) or act to calm bladder spasms. All drugs treat the symptoms of urinary leakage, not the cause.

Naturally, we want to get to the cause of the urinary incontinence. Also, getting rid of urinary stressors such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and soda pop will go a long way to eliminating urinary problems.

Stress and nervousness is often a cause of urinary incontinence, and herbs and other natural treatments can help. Other treatments can include strengthening the prostate, for men, and addressing hormonal issues during menopause for women. Doing Kegel exercises for at least 3 months can help with pelvic floor weakness.


Herbs for Incontinence

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dave’s Kidney Formula – to strengthen the urinary system, including the prostate.

Dave’s Mood Formula – for nervous or stress associated with continence.

Dave’s Recovery Formula – for muscle weakness and spasms associated with incontinence.

Dr. Christopher’s Changease – for hormone weakness of menopausal women.

Marshmallow root – to soothe bladder irritation.

Cell Salts to Help with Incontinence

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#2 Calc fluor 6X – pelvic floor weakness
#6 Kali phos 6X – stress and nervous incontinence
#7 Kali sulph 6X – hormonal weakness incontinence

Incontinence Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Causticum (#1 Homeopathic for Incontinence) – Urinary leakage by drops with coughing, sneezing, and laughing. Urine leaks at night. Urine leaks out by physical exertion. Nervous incontinence. Can be in especially old thin, cold women. Depression and restlessness with irritability. The most important remedy.

Arsenicum Album – Sudden urinary urging and burning upon urination. Nervous causes. Physical weakness, thirsty. Perfectionist. They suffer from embarrassment of incontinence because they are so neat and tidy.

Gelsemium – Urinary leaking from emotional excitement. Internal trembling; nervous exhaustion. Uncomfortable with getting in front of groups.

Sepia – hormonal causes in exhausted and menopausal women. Bladder weakness from uterine prolapse. Bladder pressure with leakage. Worse from laughing, coughing, and sneezing. May have low sex drive.

Pulsatilla – hormonal causes to urinary leakage. Poor urinary control especially in menopausal women. Urine leaks when angry. Hard to make decisions. Cries easily.

Zincum metallicum – incontinence from nervous conditions. Leakage from coughing or sneezing. Evening dribbling of urine. Nervous exhaustion. Exhausted, moody, irritable.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

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