19 - 21 o’clock: Pericardium-time
The day draws to an end and the body retreats from the daily routine. The pericardium, the heart sac, is the protector of the heart’s energy. When the pericardium is strong you feel in tune with yourself. Follow the need for tranquillity and surround yourself with people with whom you can be totally yourself.
21 - 23 o’clock: Sanjiao-phase
Sleep envelopes you and the impressions of the day disappear. The triple-burner, called sanjiao, does not correspond with any organ in western medicine. Its superior function entails connecting body, mind, and soul as well as to ensure a balanced body temperature. Are you unable to find rest? A brief meditation can stimulate the energy cycle.
23 - 1 o’clock: Gall-phase
The days take turns and it is night: You are in a deep sleep. This respite is especially important for the gall bladder function. During the day you can strengthen the gall bladder by consuming mainly low-fat foods and plenty of green vegetables.
1 - 3 o’clock: Liver-phase
You are in bed and come to rest. The liver allows all bodily functions to proceed smoothly. It is also responsible for creativity and self-fulfillment. The most important support for the liver is sports. Go for a half hour walk or jog two- to three times. The goal, to find relaxation whilst exercising.
3 - 5 o’clock: Lung-phase
It is still in the night when the lung’s energy is high. It provides the body with oxygen, collects strength, and creates room for the forthcoming life tasks. To accomplish this, the lung needs fresh air. Preferably sleep with an open window for a good start into the day.
Institute of Biochemic Medicine
(Asia – Pacific)