Natural Remedies 8: TCM



     December 7 was the final class of Natural Remedies. Unfortunately the two of us were absent and there were only 4 students in the classroom that day. We made two pairs, one acted as a patient and another one advised with the knowledge we had leaned through the course in turn.

     And then we learned about five elements deeper in traditional Chinese Medicine than the time we had studied it before.

     The above chart shows that the different body and mind relationships are associated with each organ. In Western Medicine, body and mind are often separated. You wouldn’t even think that you may have anything problem in your kidneys if you thought you were getting hard of hearing, and wouldn’t even notice that recent your fear had to do with your ear problem. You are healthy when you balanced well both physically and mentally. Body can be inseparable from mind.

     And we learned about Meridian Clock. 

     According to traditional Chinese Medicine, each organ has the time when it is activated a day. For example, stomach is activated most from 7 to 9 a.m . So you should have breakfast during the time. People who are asthmas tend to suffer from coughs in the early morning because lung starts becoming active around 3 a.m.

     From 5 to 7 a.m., large intestine is activated most, but kidney which is in the opposite side is resting that time. That is, you should rest stomach during 7 to 9 p.m.. So you should finish your dinner by 7 p.m. for your health. I can’t do that though!

     I learned many things through the course of Natural Remedies. I’d like to make my daily lives healthier with the knowledge! I’m going to begin with changing food I have for the better.


4 responses »

  1. My friend, I don’t understand what you mean when you say: “stomach should rest between 7-9pm, so you should finish your dinner at 7”. If I do, then my stomach will be busy after 7, right?
    Could you clarifiy this for me, please.

    • Hi Will,
      Thank you for the comment. Actually, I’d like to say, “Stomach’s most active time is 7 to 9 a.m. So, you should have proper breakfast during the time.” According to the Chinese medicine clock, the opposite time of the clock is the rest hours for the organ. That’s why 7 to 9 p.m. is stomach’s rest hours. In an extreme case, you should just use your stomack from 7 to 9 a.m. Of course, I don’t say that. But you shouldn’t eat positively from 7 to 9 p.m, I think. But You’re right. If you finiseh your dinner at 7, your stomach has to work after 7. But it’ll be better than using it during the time…

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