I have written about this, done podcasts on this, held lectures and seminars going into great detail on this topic over the course of 10 years. This is just a very simple introductory article for those unfamiliar with the subject. I originally wrote this article in October of 2016 on my now retired Element Mountain Wilderness Exploratory schools website.. So this is a repost.
Our human bodies go through cycles based upon time, the clock itself as it follows a 24 hour circle. This cycle continues from the day we are born until the day our bodies give up the ghost. Of course depending upon our age and health will determine the efficiency and exactness of the cycle the body follows within each 24 hours. For example, a healthy adolescent or adult will have the highest spleen energy and functioning between 9-11 am each late morning. However, if a person has a weak spleen the spleen energy may not be so high during that time and actually lean towards a deficiency of energy that could even be taken over by liver energy.
Nonetheless, for the sake of some mere basics to point to in this short article, you will find the following part of the overall 24 hour body cycle for human beings.
If we begin at noon, 12pm, and move forward from there we will note the following:
If we look to the other end of the 24 hour clock we can find functions such as these happening:
The organs go through a 24 hour cycle of high energy times and low energy times. The basic layout of the 24 hour organ body clock is as follows:
23:00 hrs to 01:00 hrs – Gall Bladder – high energy – Heart – low energy
01:00 hrs to 03:00 hrs – Liver – high energy – Small Intestine – low energy
03:00 hrs to 05:00 hrs – Lungs – high energy – Urinary Bladder – low energy
05:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs – Large Intestine – high energy - Kidney – low energy
07:00 hrs to 09:00 hrs – Stomach – high energy - Pericardium – low energy
09:00 hrs to 11:00 hrs – Spleen – high energy – Triple Warmer – low energy
11:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs – Heart – high energy – Gall Bladder – low energy
That completes half the 24 hour cycle. You will note that the organs are paired yin and yang. All major organs are yin energy and their excreting opposite is the yang. Lungs, for example, take in energy/breath and are thus yin in quality, but the opposite organ to the lungs is the urinary bladder, which excretes and thus is the yang organ.
The next 12 hour cycle of the total 24 hours is simply the direct opposite organ association. Notice we started with the span of the midnight hour, 23:00 hrs to 01:00 hrs – Gall Bladder – high energy – Heart – low energy. We ended with the exact opposite over the noon hour span, 11:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs – Heart – high energy – Gall Bladder – low energy. The same goes for the rest of the clock.
13:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs – Small Intestine – high energy – Liver – low energy
15:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs – Urinary Bladder – high energy – Lungs – low energy
17:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs – Kidney – high energy - Large Intestine – low energy
19:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs – Pericardium – high energy - Stomach – low energy
21:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs – Triple Warmer – high energy – Spleen – low energy
Back to the start:
23:00 hrs – 01:00 hrs – Heart – high energy – Gall Bladder – low energy
There is a ton more detail along this 24 hour cycle of the human body. Learning it and understanding it can greatly increase our ability to manage our bodies through each day and season, heighten self awareness, design and embrace the most beneficial habits and lifestyles and truly get in touch with the many surface and deep levels of our physical systems. Even further it can assist us in relating to and understand other people and their habits, weaknesses and strengths. This can be an exceptional tool for anyone in the medical field, an employer (boss) of others and teachers of any subject! For martial training and combat training… I’m sure you can begin to see the benefits of studying, learning and immersing one’s self in the depths of this knowledge.
Elder White Wolf: