Circadian Rhythm and Immune Rhythm Charts for Total Wellness
Circadian Rhythm are the cycles all living elements experience over two distinct 12-hour intervals. One interval is involved in moving inward through sleep or restoration, and the other cycle moves outwards or to functioning.
Everyone and every living thing have a circadian rhythm chart built into their body, and the timing of these cycles vary from one person to the next. Your circadian rhythm is based on the habits you have formed or perhaps on your genetic predispositions. When you think of your circadian rhythm charts as habits or inclinations, you might gain an explanation why there are those who are night owls or morning people.
Chinese medicine uses the differences of the circadian clock to heal the mind and body. Chinese practitioners have been studying these charts and within their environment for thousands of years. Wellness, healing and the circadian rhythm charts relate to activity or rest, yin or yang.
Each organ in your body has periods of vigorous activity. Study the time and the part of the body that is next to the time. The chart gives you times when different parts of your body are at their strongest.
1-3 am: Liver
3-5 am: Lung
5-7 am: Large Intestine
7-9 am: Stomach
9-11 am: Spleen
11 am-1 pm: Heart
1-3 pm: Small Intestine
3-5 pm: Urinary Bladder
5-7 pm: Kidney
7-9 pm: Pericardium
9-11 pm: Triple Heater
11 pm-1 am: Gall Bladder
What exactly do these times listed with specific organs mean to health? Each time relates to a particular organ and what activities need attention. For example, Chinese practitioners consider the kidney as the body’s most central pool of essential energy. Anytime between 5 and 7 is an ideal time to work out or when energy levels are at their highest.
Your circadian rhythm chart also controls your body’s immune system chart. Believe it or not, timing is everything, and this is so true when it comes to the body’s ability to fight off disease. Research proves the success of the immune defense response depends in part on your body’s clock or circadian rhythm chart.
Aligning your circadian rhythm chart with your immune system rhythm chart can lead to therapeutic strategies that will optimize your immune responses and protect you when you are at your most vulnerable time for disease.
Combine your immune rhythm charts and your circadian rhythm charts with holistic philosophies and wellness life systems to provide a total health-based strategy to align your body to keep you well and healthy.