Updated: Mar 11, 2020
Waking up at the same time each night?👀
Chinese Medicine's body clock explains why⤵️ In Chinese medicine, energy or qi, moves through the body's meridians and organs in a 24 hour cycle. Every 2 hours the qi is strongest with a particular organ.. this is a time when the organ has downtime to cleanse and repair. It is understood that the mind and emotions are inseparable from the body, so if there is disharmony in the physical body, it is tied to your emotional state.
If you wake up between 1-3AM it means your liver may be overloaded. The liver is responsible for detoxifying your body and processing emotions each night. You may be suffering from an unhealthy diet, excess alcohol consumption, and/or unresolved anger or high levels of stress.
If you wake between 3-5AM it could be due to an imbalance in your lungs, specifically breathing, fatigue or reduced immune function. It is linked to emotional factors such as grief or dealing with loss.
If you wake between 5-7AM it means your large intestine is trying to tell you something. Pay attention to getting proper hydration and fiber. Emotionally you're likely to be feeling "stuck" in a certain circumstance, relationship, job, etc.
Is your body trying to tell you something? Find out here.