Tuesday, February 27, 2024

What is the Chinese Meridian Clock?

Chinese Meridian Clock – Know More

Chinese traditional medicine, different from Western medicine, focuses on the function of organs, physical form, and  Everything that comes down to energy. For some reason, the flow is inhibited or obstructed. Then symptoms will be understood and defined; a person understands which area of their body is struggling and needs healing. Read more about the Chinese Meridian Clock.

Since the main organs are connected by certain meridians and five elements, to create balance and a healthy body.


Ever felt pain such as a headache or a stomachache at a particular time of the day each day? Ever notice a pattern of insomnia or a feeling of paranoia or anxiety? Perhaps there is a constant issue of constipation? The Chinese Meridian clock is used to explain these types of occurrences.

Chinese Meridian Body Clock Chart

The Chinese Meridian system comprises 12 meridians, Yin represents an earthly quality and has a feminine nature, and yang represents a “heavenly” quality and a masculine nature.


The meridians are a flow of energy, not having a physical form, but have been proven to exist. Chi flows along the meridians in an up-and-down motion.

The yin meridians have a downward flow, and the yang has an upward flow.

Chinese Meridian Clock And The Body Organs

To correspond with each meridian, 12 organ systems, the stomach, spleen, kidney, liver, heart, small intestine, bladder, pericardium, triple burner, gallbladder, lung, and large intestine.


Each organ system has a particular time of the day. At its peak (hence the clock), it is related to a specific meridian and has corresponding emotions and other symptoms (if not functioning well).


The stomach is an earth-energy yang organ responsible for transmitting the energy received from food into the next organ. It is the “sea of nourishment,” and if there is a problem in this area or given an excess, there could be mental complications such as anxiety, mania, or hyperactivity.


Its paired organ is the spleen. The spleen is an earth-energy yin organ that controls pulling energy out from the stomach and dispensing it. In Chinese traditional medicine, the spleen houses thoughts and ideas. If someone’s spleen is functioning well, it will show in the lips (they should be reddish and moist), but if they are pale and dry, then there is a problem.


The positive emotions that go along with useful spleen functions are trust, honesty, acceptance, and balance. If there is a problem, the person may experience overthinking/analyzing, worrying, self-doubt, and remorse.


The heart is a fire energy yin organ, and it is the head of all of the other organs. It controls everything, and when the heart is mentioned, it is also intended to imply “mind.” But the soul governs the blood and circulation, which affects each of the other organs in the body.

If the heart is functioning well, the person will feel joy, energy, forgiveness, courtesy, and a standard color and texture of the tongue and proper speech. A struggle with the heart will exhibit the symptoms of a lack of adequate sleep and stuttering speech.

Small Intestine

The small intestine is a fire energy yang organ and is the “Minister of Reception.” It takes food from the stomach and separates it into what is used for energy and what becomes waste.

It helps regulate growth, the sexual drive, and the metabolism and houses our most basic emotions. The small intestine also represents discernment and clarity in decision-making.


The bladder is a water energy yang organ. But it stores and releases urine and is in connection with the nervous system. A problem with the bladder can result in chronic fear, indecision, and lack of morality.


The kidney is a water-energy yin organ responsible for filtering through the body’s fluids and nourishing and aiding the bones’ growth. Poor kidney function could result in backache, ringing ears, fear, and paranoia.


The pericardium is not regarded as an official organ in Western medicine, but it is a fire energy yin organ in Chinese medicine. So it is a protector of the heart. It is intended to protect the heart from the other organs’ energies and provide joy to the organs’ king (the heart).

Because of its job, this organ can influence one’s mental and emotional wellness. The triple burner is an organ system in Chinese medicine and is not recognized in the Western system. But it is associated with the thorax, the pelvis, and the abdomen. This system controls the functions of solids and fluids throughout the body and the circulation of nourishing and protective energy.


So, the gallbladder is a wood energy yang organ. But it clears out the organ and secretes bile to help digest food. It is associated with strength and vitality, and if there is a problem, there may be neck and shoulder tension and weakness in decision-making and times of stress.


There also may be trouble sleeping. But the liver is a wood energy yin organ and is responsible for cleaning, filtering, detoxifying, and nourishing. Suppose it is connected with the nervous system and is related to muscular tension and activity. If there are liver troubles, the patient may have trouble relaxing or will be fatigued. So the liver is in charge of ambition, creativity, and drive and is associated with other strong emotions.


Lungs are a metal energy yin organ that controls the breath and assists the heart with circulation. Disrupted breathing affects cellular respiration and vitality. Breathing is used in yoga and meditation to help to unite the body and mind.

So the lungs help to operate the right flow of chi. Its positive emotions are integrity, high self-esteem, and dignity, and its negative emotions are grief, anxiety, and sadness. Lastly, the large intestine is a metal energy yang organ. So it transports the solids and nutrients and sends waste.

So the lungs and the large intestine are linked in Chinese medicine. But the expansion of the diaphragm with deep breathing may help, clogged large intestines; it can be supported by clearing out the bowel system. The large intestine is also affected by grief and sadness. However, an issue in this area can show up as physical weakness, depression, anxiety, and discouragement.

Chinese Meridian Clock – Timing and Body Parts

But each organ has a two-hour time frame, in which it is at its peak during the day. The stomach is 7-9 am; the spleen is 9-11 am, the heart is 11-1 pm; the small intestine is 1-3 pm, the bladder is 3-5 pm, the kidney is 5-7 pm, the pericardium is 7-9 pm, the triple burner is 9-11 pm, the gallbladder is 11-1 am, the liver is 1-3, the lung is 3-5 am, and large intestine is 5-7. If there is a problem in a specific organ, one will experience the negative symptoms described above during that organ’s peak time.

Since people are living longer,  But, western medicine has focused on the physical. At the same time, Chinese medicine believes in connecting the material with the spiritual life.

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