Your meridian energy channels run in a flow every 2 hours – known as your “Body Clock”. By understanding this clock we can help our bodies and time flow better.
Did you know that the time of day your symptoms appear can indicate which energy is out of balance in your body? What time do you always wake up in the night? always have a headache come on? or always feel emotional or tired? Look at the diagram below to work out which energy you may have out of balance.
For example: if you always have a headache at 8am this is when your Stomach energy is working. Your life force energy enters the stomach meridian channel at 7am, it peaks at 8am and then calms down ready to exit this channel at 9am where it moves into the Spleen meridian channel. (This is why the ideal time to eat breakfast between 7 and 9am). If you have any symptoms appear at this time of day it can indicate that your stomach energy is imbalanced.
Looking at the diagram you can see that the Large Intestine meridian is most active between 5am and 7am, meaning that it peaks at 6am – the ideal time to open your bowels and let your large intestine do it’s thing! Training your body to go at this time of day is really helpful to people with irregular bowel movements.
Unfortunately you can also see the best time to have sex is 8pm! Not always possible that one, though you can practice and see!
The only time this theory doesn’t hold true is if your body clock is out of sync. For example if you have jet lag or work night shifts, it is possible that although your meridians are still running in the same order, they are active at different times. For the majority of people though the chart should be accurate, though I am sure you have all had the feeling you are ready for bed, when in reality it is only 3pm!
During a Kinesiology treatment your body clock is checked to make sure you are on the right time of day to get the most from your body and have good energy levels. The muscles that relate to each meridian are also shown on the above chart. For example, I would monitor the amount of contraction in your Subscapularis muscle which would be an indicator of the heart meridian flow. If the Subscapularis muscle is strong then the heart meridian is flowing well, conversely if the Subscapularis muscle is weak there maybe an imbalance in the heart meridian. I would then ask your body what is causing this imbalance, is there an emotional, nutritional, energy or structural block. If you have a weakness in the Subscapularis muscle, you may notice symptoms appear or get worse between 11am and 1pm, every day.
I hope this has given you some understanding of how Kinesiology and the body clock work together and some ideas to optimize your time!