TCM Unravels Sleep

发帖者 ADuu | 4/19/2009 04:00:00 AM | , , , , , | 0 评论 »

Traditional Chinese Medicine views almost all sleep disorders as stemming from either a deficiency in qi or from a surplus of qi in body organs, mainly the kidneys and heart.

The kidneys, like all the body's organs, store energy. When the kidney's ability to store energy is compromised, sleep disorders can result. According to TCM, kidney energy deficiency can prevent the kidney from holding the energy inside. When this happens, the energy ascends and disturbs the heart (spirit). This, in turn, keeps the person awake.


Body's Natural Daily Cycle

Traditional Chinese Medicine also stresses the need to observe the body's natural daily cycle. The "organ time clock" specifies certain times for restoring the energy of certain organs:

11:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. for the gallbladder

1:00 A.M. to 3:00 A.M. for the liver

3:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. for the lungs

5:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M. for the large intestine

It helps to go to bed early for optimum benefits. 9-hour sleep time is the most preferable.

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