The Meridian clock is a very useful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of energy imbalances.
The human body has 12 meridians - each meridian complements its opposite meridian.
Each of the 12 meridians flows in an up- or down-wards direction - one flows into the other. Keeping these lines/channels open is very beneficial for good health.
The energy of each organ meridian is strongest for 2 hours in specific cycles, completing a 24-hour cycle every day.
Each meridian comes into its highest action at a certain time of day... this is when its paired meridian at it's lowest. 12 hours later, the change is complete... with what was down, now at its peak!
Each meridian is influenced by an element or season - there are Five Elements - Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
You can become familiar with your body cycles by noticing the changes in the way you feel at different times of the day/night.
The meridian clock graphic is helpful for quick reference.
Do you get tired at particular times of the day? Are you prone, at certain times of the day, to headaches? Are you irritable? When? Grumpy? Energetic? Sharp?
The energy cycle is fairly similar in all of us... we just have to pay attention to it.
We can optimize these cycles by focusing on the meridians - and acu-points - and bring balance to the energy flow.
↓ Stomach Meridian (yang) 7am - 9am
Stomach problems, abdominal pain, distension, edema, vomiting, sore throat, facial paralysis, upper gum toothache, nose bleeding, pain along the meridian
↑ Spleen Meridian (yin) 9am - 11am
of the spleen and pancreas, abdominal distension, jaundice, general weakness
and sluggishness, tongue problems, vomiting, pain and swellings along the
course of the meridian
↑ Heart Meridian (yin) 11am - 1pm (13:00)
Heart problems, dryness of the throat, jaundice, pain along the course of the meridian
↓ Small Intestine Meridian (yang) 1pm - 3pm (15:00)
Pain in the lower abdomen, sore throat, swelling or paralysis of face, deafness, pain along the meridian
↓ Bladder Meridian (yang) 3pm - 5pm (17:00)
Bladder problems, headache, eye diseases, neck and back problems, pain along the back of the leg
↑ Kidney Meridian (yin) 5pm - 7pm (19:00)
Kidney problems, lung problems, dry tongue, lumbago, edema, constipation, diarrhea, pain and weakness along the course of the meridian
↑ Pericardium Meridian (yin) 7pm - 9pm (21:00)
Poor circulation, angina, palpitation, diseases of the sexual glands and organs, irritability, pain along the course of the meridian
↓ Triple Warmer Meridian - Gland Meridian (yang) 9pm - 11pm (23:00)
Diseases of the thyroid and adrenal glands, ear problems, sore throat, abdominal distension, edema, swelling of cheek, pain along the meridian
↓ Gallbladder Meridian (yang) 11pm - 1am
Gall bladder problems, ear diseases, migraine, hip problems, dizziness, pain along the meridian
↑ Liver Meridian (yin) 1am - 3am
Liver problems, lumbago, vomiting, hernia, urination problems, pain in the lower abdomen and along the course of the meridian
↑ Lung Meridian (yin) 3am - 5am
Respiratory diseases, sore throat, cough, common cold, pain in the shoulder and along the meridian
↓ Large Intestine Meridian (yang) 5am - 7am
Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, sore throat, toothache in the lower gum, nasal discharge and bleeding, pain along the course of the meridian
Spinal problems, mental disorders, fever, nose problems, headaches
Diseases of the urogenital system, hernia, cough, breathing difficulties, breast problems