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Biological Clock in Chinese Medicine

What determines your daily schedule?


Job Habit Feeling and emotion

Is there any part of your daily routine that is not healthy?

Overview
To live a healthy and long life, we need to follow the rhythms in our body and in our environment. Ayurveda and Chinese medicine both discovered that our body follows certain daily clock. How does the daily clock work in Chinese medicine?

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

Yang

Yin

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

The same energy that runs through my meridians night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

Time for Sleep


In Chinese medicine, the best time to go to sleep is before 11 pm, and the sleep should last at least for four hours.

Time for Sleep

Acupuncture Point for Insomnia


Shenmen (spirit gate)

Time for Bowel Movement


The energy enters the large intestine meridian between 5am and 7 am, and its time for bowel movements.

Time for Bowel Movement

Acupuncture Point for Constipation


Tianshu (heavens pivot)

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