Our body is a combination of our physical and spiritual health, and its internal clocks often send important signals to us. Do you wake up at the same time every night?
If this happens to you, it means that your body is trying to tell you something.
The ancient Chinese Medicine Body Clock maintains that our energy runs through different meridians at different times of the day, in a cycle of 24 hours. These meridians serve as channels that send energy to body organs and thus promote vitality and health.
Yet, in case these channels are blocked, energy is not able to arrive at the organ, so it starts to accumulate and leads to sleep disturbances.
The traditional Chinese medicine believes that waking at the same time at night indicates some imbalance in the organ or the corresponding meridian. These obstructions in the energy flow can be both, spiritual and physical.
The following list divides the night into five periods of 2 hours, and explains their connection with the meridians in the body, in order to help you find the underlying cause of your symptoms:
9 pm To 11 pm
Most people go to sleep at this time, and it is when the endocrine system restores its balance and the enzymes start refilling.
The role of the endocrine system is to regulate the hormones, so if you wake up at this time of the night, your body might be in a flight or fight mode, or you are too stressed. This might also be a result of a poor diet or a heavy meal later in the day.
11 pm To 1 am
The yin energy is converted into yang during this period, so this might be a sign that you are judgmental with someone or yourself, or you are disappointed.
This might also indicate the inability of the gallbladder to properly break down fat, so you should reduce the intake of fatty foods. Try to forgive and accept others, in order to bring positivity in your life.
1 am To 3 am
The liver is detoxifying the body and cleanses the blood, so waking up at this time means that it is overstressed and cannot function properly. On a spiritual level, this is a sign of anger and frustrations, which are spiritual toxins.
3 am To 5 am
This is the time when the lungs repair, as they receive a flow of energy. Therefore, waking at this time is a sign of a blockage and an inability to relax. This might also signal sadness and grief.
Moreover, this can also be caused by appetite changes, lucid dreaming, sensitivity to unusual sounds, or long periods of feeling cold.
5 am To 7 am
This is the time of the activation of the large intestine, which breaks down toxins and eliminates from the body.
The function of the large intestine might be impeded, or this might also symbolize an emotional blockage or restriction. In this case, try to release the feeling of guilt and relax.