- 28 May 2019
If you wake up around the same time every night, according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is a clear sign of some imbalance in your body that needs to be addressed.
The theory is that our spiritual and physical well-being are directly connected to our internal systems and rhythms, that govern our bodily functions.
These processes are known as “circadian rhythms” in the Western medicine, but the TCM offers a deeper explanation of the cause of these blockages and their meanings:
10 pm- 11 pm: Hormones and Metabolism
If you are struggling to fall asleep every night, it is a sign of uncontrolled stress, endocrine imbalances, or some metabolism issues.
11 pm- 1 am: Gall Bladder
The TCM believes that this is a sign that you are depleting the gallbladder’s energy stores, and this causes poor fat digestion in the body, as well as low self-esteem, and poor decision-making skills.
1 am- 3 am: Liver
This means that your liver needs rebalancing, and you might experience symptoms like headaches, chronic fatigue, anemia, and irregular periods. On an emotional level, it is linked to anger, so you also might repress some anger, frustration, or resentment.
The lung is responsible for moving the qi (energy) through the meridians and the