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Secrets to a Great Night Sleep


"A good laugh and good sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." - Irish Proverb.

This proverb always made sense to me.  Especially when you consider Traditional Chinese Medicine which emphasizes the body's natural daily cycle.  The "organ time clock" specifies certain times for restoring the energy of certain organs:
If you are waking up during these time frames, then you should look at the emotions, and function of the organ to determine what you may need to address in your life.  For instance, if you wake up between 1 and 3, you should consider if you are annoyed or angry about something. If you are not, then maybe you should consider if you have consumed something that isn’t good for your liver like, alcohol, spicy foods, or foods or beverages you are allergic to like sugar, wheat, or dairy.  Laughter helps here, because when you laugh the movement of your abdominal muscles helps to clean the liver, or so it is said.  So laughter may be the best medicine.

1:00 A.M. to 3:00 A.M. for the liver


• Emotions - anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, "flying off the handle".
• Liver Function - Involved in the smooth flow of energy and blood throughout the body. Regulates bile secretion, stores blood, and is connected with the tendons, nails, and eyes.
• Symptoms of Liver Imbalance - breast distension, menstrual pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizziness, dry, red eyes and other eye conditions, tendonitis.

3:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. for the lungs


• Emotions - grief, sadness, detached.
• Lung Function - Respiration. Forms energy from air, and helps to distribute it throughout the body. Works with the kidney to regulate water metabolism. Important in the immune system and resistance to viruses and bacteria. Regulates sweat glands and body hair, and provides moisture to the skin.
• Symptoms of Lung Imbalance - Shortness of breath and shallow breathing, sweating, fatigue, cough, frequent cold and flu, allergies, asthma, and other lung conditions. Dry skin. Depression and crying.



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