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.


Stomach Problems, root causes

 3rd Chakra– Solar Plexus: Self-empowerment

  • Our sense of security feels threatened
  • Fears new ideas
  • Lack of affection
  • Condemning the success of other people
  • Unhappy feelings

Acid Reflux or GERD Natural Remedies

Your stomach acid helps digest your food. This stomach acid is very strong – the same acidity as battery acid. While the stomach can handle this, the more sensitive esophagus cannot. When the stomach sphincter is too weak, stomach acid regurgitates up into the esophagus, and causes a burning sensation called Heartburn. While occasional heartburn is common, more frequent, ongoing heartburn may be Acid Reflux, or GERD. Symptoms of acid reflux include burning chest pain, sour taste in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, belching, hoarseness, and sometimes breathing difficulties. Acid Reflux symptoms are worse from lying down or bending over.

Acid Reflux may be caused by a poor diet with too much citrus, certain spices, and fatty or irritating foods. Check with your doctor as some medications promote acid reflux. Smoking, alcohol, coffee, and other foods will make Acid Reflux symptoms worse.

Doctor’s treatment for acid reflux usually entails antacids and proton pump inhibitors that stop or slow down stomach acid, which may cause nutritional deficiencies and contribute to osteoporosis and immune dysfunction. They especially reduce B vitamins, iron and calcium.

The goal from a natural perspective to help Acid Reflux is to first relieve symptoms with natural remedies, and then correct the dietary imbalances. Start with a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and mild meats such as chicken, turkey and fish, then add cell salts, homeopathy, and herbs to correct the underlying causes of acid reflux. Additionally, it is important to address stressful conditions in a person’s life.


Herbs for Acid Reflux

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

DGL (De-glycerized licorice) – provides symptomatic relief

Slippery elm – for use with DGL for fast symptom relief

Calendula tincture – for inflammation, tightening and repairing tissues, and lymphatic improvement

Cell Salts to Help Acid Reflux

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.

#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular spasms of the stomach
#10 Nat phos 6X – normalize pH, over-acidity
#11 Nat sulph 6X – pancreas, liver support

Acid Reflux 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.

Calcerea carb – frequent acid reflux with sour belching or vomiting; loud belching; stomach cramps. Person is a workaholic; doesn’t like bad news.

Nux vomica – feels like food won’t digest; worse from alcohol. Sour taste and nausea in mornings. For irritable, angry people that work too hard and play too hard; desire stimulants.

Pulsatilla – stomach feels heavy; gassy, belching, bad food or bitter taste in mouth; can’t eat greasy or fatty foods. Fears of being alone or disappointing people; cries easily.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Natural Acne Rosacea Remedies

Facial skin redness, acne rosacea looks like acne in adults. Fairly common in those 40 – 50 years old, symptoms of acne rosacea include redness of nose, cheeks or both; there may be pimples on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Acne rosacea also consists of long-term facial redness with the background of spider veins. The spider veins are usually on the cheeks.

Causes of acne rosacea, say the medical community, are allergic reactions or symptoms of stress. Medical treatments use antibiotics or topical gels that reduce symptoms which must be used almost indefinitely and may have severe side effects; they are also quite expensive.

From the natural viewpoint, acne rosacea is a reaction to stress, and may be a depletion of B-vitamins. Acne rosacea has been shown to include digestive disturbances involving one or more digestive organs such as the stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and colon, etc.

I have seen natural solutions very successful, but it does take weeks to months to be free of this condition. Symptomatic relief can happen within a few days. Help your digestive system by avoiding spicy foods and alcohol. Also eliminate tobacco, black tea, and fast foods.

Specific Nutrition for Acne Rosacea

Supplemental B-100 capsules should be used for several months.

Topical Acne Skin Remedies

For any fungus or bacteria, dilute 1 drop Tea tree essential oil into 20 parts almond oil – use 2 times a day on the affected area.

Calendula crème is a natural antibacterial and has skin-healing properties; may also be used twice daily.

Herbs for Acne Rosacea

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

Use these herbs for acne rosacea singly or in combination:

Burdock root improves gastrointestinal function as well as helping the liver and cleansing the skin.

Yellow dock is useful to improve the digestive tract and is slightly laxative and improves iron absorption.

Oregon grape root improves the liver, gallbladder and skin function.

Cell Salts to Help Acne Rosacea

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.

You can use this combination for several weeks to months as they work to repair the body internally. Kali mur 6x may be used alone with great success.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – spider veins, connective tissue support
#5 Kali mur 6X – works to reduce acne rosacea especially on the cheeks
#10 Nat phos 6X – to help repair digestive system

Acne Rosacea 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.

Abrotanum – blue-red spots on the skin; tendency to frostbite; thin build despite heavy appetite; lymphatic involvement.

Arnica montana – red face and a tendency to bruising; red-violet color; early symmetrical localization; spider veins.

Aurum met – reddened face; tendency to papules, pustules and flaking skin; acne rosacea around the eyes; tendency to depression; worries about money.

Capsicum – for burning pains on the face and the tendency to obesity.

Ignatia – for those with homesickness or grief; person sighs easily.

Lachesis – blue-red face; alcoholism; menopausal symptoms; worse from warmth and tight clothing; left-sided problems.

Sepia – menopausal symptoms; redness is around the mouth; circulatory disorders and hormonal depression; low sex drive.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

Natural Stomach Ulcer Remedies

Our stomach and digestive system is lined with brain-type cells. People that get stomach ulcers are often stressed and hold their anger, stress, and frustration in their gut, suggesting that ulcers are affected by our thoughts. Stomach ulcers frequently cause pain shortly (15-60 minutes) after eating. The pain is generally in the liver-gallbladder region (lower right abdomen). Ulcers are noticed mostly in the fall and springtime.

Ulcer symptoms start with bouts of indigestion. It may begin with discomfort in the upper right side of the abdomen and may radiate through a spot in the back. Pains can also be felt in the fingertips. Be aware of low stomach acid conditions which are seen as discomfort right after meals. It is a precursor for stomach ulcers.

Excess acid conditions are when there is digestive discomfort 2-3 hours after meals. This sets up the conditions for duodenal ulcers. Duodenal ulcers (below the stomach) often have pain that radiates to the tip of the lower right shoulder blade, which is also a sign of gall bladder problems. These pains are experienced morning and night, subside with eating, and resume 2-3 hours after meals.

The medical field uses acid reducers for ulcers. While reducing symptoms, these medications hamper the immune system, contribute to osteoporosis, anemia and poor protein assimilation, and create other side effects.

It has been observed that female hormones protect against ulcers. They are rarely seen in women 20 to 45 years old. Another cause is tobacco, which is the number one cause of stomach cancer.

Natural solutions include reducing stress. Some people need counseling or a change in job or a relationship. Using nutritional supplements such as Aloe Vera Juice soothes mucus membranes of the entire digestive tract. Olive oil a few drops ingested at a time may soothe stomach pain. Scrape ashes from one burned toast into a glass of water, several times a day, or use charcoal powder in caps.


Herbs for Stomach Ulcers

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

Herb combinations:

Dave’s Digestive Formula to help low stomach acid conditions (indigestion right after meals).

Dr. Christopher’s Stomach Comfort for high stomach acid conditions (indigestion 2 – 3 hours after meals).

Herb singles:

Aloe Vera whole leaf juice – helpful in any stomach and digestive disorder including ulcers and colon-related problems. It soothes and reduces inflammation, and heals the digestive tract.

Calendula tincture – stimulates repair of ulcer wound. 5-10 drops in 4 ounces, 3 times a day.

Cayenne – aids digestion, restores and stimulates the stomach and intestines, cleans and heals the stomach and digestive system, stops bleeding and heals ulcers.

Celery seed – improves digestion and liver function. Rich in organic sodium, which helps, feed the stomach lining. Calms and feeds the nerves. Helps prevent ulcers by strengthening the stomach lining.

Chamomile – helpful in the treatment of digestive problems, calms the nerves, reduces stress. Anti-ulcer effects.

Garlic – kills bacteria, viruses, Candida, and parasites, which all contribute to digestive upsets, including ulcers.

Goldenseal tincture – kills infections in the digestive tract, stimulates bile production, considered the “wonder remedy” for digestive problems. 5-10 drops in 4 ounces, 3 times a day.

Licorice – supports adrenal glands, helping with the ability to cope with stress. Useful for protecting against and healing gastric and duodenal ulcers. It helps stimulate the defenses that prevent ulcers from forming. It stimulates the increase of cells that protect the lining of the gastrointestinal system. Soothes inflammation in the intestinal tract.

Oil of Oregano – kills the h. Pylori bacteria that eat the stomach lining, causing ulcers.

Slippery elm – Has been used to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers. It soothes the stomach and colon, helps indigestion and acidity.

Comfrey extract – soothes and heals mucus membranes. 5-10 drops in 4 ounces, 3 times a day.

White oak bark – Contains astringent properties that help both internal and external bleeding. Helps heal damaged tissues in the stomach and intestines. Strengthens the stomach for better absorption and secretion.

Cell Salts to Help with Stomach Ulcers

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 Phos 6X – nerve and digestive support
#6 Kali Phos 6X – nervous conditions
#7 Kali Sulph 6X – liver and pancreas support
#10 Nat Phos 6X – over acid conditions

Stomach Ulcer 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.

Argentum nit – gnawing pain in stomach; sharp pains radiate from stomach area. Worse breathing deeply, retching violent; green diarrhea; gas, bloating; intense craving chocolate, sweets binging; aggravated by sweets and then suffer.

Arsenicum album – burning pain like coals of fire, relieved by heat or warm drinks. Heartburn, gulping up of acid or bitter substances, which seem to excoriate the throat. Indigestion from smallest amount of food or drink. Nausea and vomiting after eating or drinking. Blood in stools; perforated ulcer, severe last stages; ejecting both ends; food poisoning ejected from colon. Worry, anguish, restlessness, fears. Meticulous, sensitive to disorder. Debility and exhaustion. Faintness, icy coldness, great exhaustion. Thirst, drinks much, but little at a time. Craves milk. Indigestion from vinegar, acids, tobacco.

Chelidonium – pain at the tip of the lower right shoulder blade. Also liver problems or gallstones. Feels better from warm milk or warm foods.

Kali Bichromicum – stomach pain in small spots, worse after eating; heaviness and swelling after eating, worse with beer, heavy glutinous people. Feels load in stomach immediately after eating, but also gastric symptoms are relieved after eating. Stitches in abdomen and through to spine. Cutting pain in abdomen, soon after eating. Pressure and heaviness in stomach after eating. Ulcers in beer drinkers, alternating with arthritis. Ulcers alternating with joint pains that wanders or moves; diarrhea with stomach ulcers alternates. Nausea after meals; nausea excited by smoking and drinking.

Lycopodium – stomach ulcers with right-sided pains, worse 4- 8 pm; belching, bloating, burning, worse lying down. Great weakness of digestion. Pressure in stomach after eating, and pain. Eating ever so little creates fullness. Much bloating and gas (rumbling and gurgling). Incomplete burning eructation rises only to pharynx, and then burns for hours. Likes hot food and drink. Depression; fear of being alone; very sensitive, easily annoyed; apprehensive, constant fear of breaking down under stress.

Nux vomica – history of bad diet, executive stresses, nervous and irritable. The workload and mental strain force him into a sedentary life. Uses coffee, tobacco, and alcohol, prefers rich and stimulating food. Keeps late hours, sleeps badly, and wakes up with a thick head. Gets into habit of using analgesics, sedatives, laxatives, etc. Blood in stool. Worse from upset and anger, if yelling and screaming the problem comes back; anger suppression. Better with warm drinks; worse spicy foods. Hypersensitive nervous system, and many digestive symptoms.

Phosphorus – severe pressure in stomach after eating, with immediate vomiting of food. Throws up mouthfuls. Thirst for very cold water which is thrown up as soon as it gets warm in the stomach. Pain in stomach better by cold food, ices. Region of stomach painful to touch, or on walking. Burning extending to throat and bowels, craving for salt.



Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

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