• Carly Monson

Do You Wake Up at a Specific Time Every Night?

Updated: Mar 6, 2018

Or do you notice something going on with your body at a specific time each day? While you may think that it is just something that happens to you, there could be an underlying cause.

According to Chinese Medicine, each 2 hour segment within a 24 hour period represents a specific organ or organ system. Furthermore, each organ corresponds to an emotion, color, taste, season, climate, element, and part of the body.

Example: It's Fall (not in AZ) and it is very dry outside, leaves are starting to die and fall off. You wake up every night at 3:30am for a couple weeks, and you aren't sure why. Well 3-5am on the Chinese Medicine clock corresponds to the lungs. The lungs are weakened by grief, sadness, and worry. They are also aggravated by dryness. Therefore if it is very dry outside and you are grieving or sad, you've weakened your lungs and they may need nourishment, which the body tries to tell you by waking you up at that specific time each night.

Of course, this is just one example, and there are many other reasons why this may be happening to you, but this is an interesting perspective to take into account. 

Take a look at the Chinese clock:

Photo from Fractal Enlightenment

And here is a table I made that groups together what goes with each organ:

Maybe now you have identified something that resonates with you and now you are thinking "How do I fix this?"  Or maybe you read this and became very curious as to how Chinese medicine works. 

My best advice is to go see your local acupuncturist or TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor. They will have all of the knowledge needed to answer any burning questions you may have!

Disclaimer: I am not a physician or a health care practitioner. This site is not meant to provide medical or health advice of any kind. Do not misconstrue any information that you read here as medical recommendation, diagnosis or treatment. The information provided here on this site is intended to serve as a communication of my experiences and to share articles and public material pertaining to health that I come across. It should in no way be interpreted as medical advice of any kind.

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