Since my mother passed away from a heart attack at the age of 59 and had already had two prior attacks, one that led to a quad bypass at the age of 51, I have routinely seen a cardiologist and gone through the rounds of tests to make sure my heart is healthy.
Recently I was in the office of my cardiologist, who I think the world of, and saw one of his videos in his lobby. He was talking about liver health and how it affects the heart. He shared how we can have liver issues and absolutely no symptoms. If fact, the video went onto say that we can be near severe liver disease and not display symptoms.
I heard myself say… “if you are paying attention there are always symptoms.”
I realized, as a human race, most of us do not know how to listen to the body and even if we did we have no clue what the body is telling us and how it is actually talking to us.
I decided to write this short blog to provide some of the techniques I use to listen to my body and also to understand what it is telling me. I think you will find this as fascinating as I did when I learned of the immense wisdom of our human bodies. Send me notes to tell me what you have found and what you think. Also, if you have other resources, I am always open to learning more.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Body Meridian Charts
The body is a vast super highway of intelligent flows of energy that signify the workings of our organ systems, our emotional system and our energetic system.
One could easily spend an entire lifetime researching and learning all the body has to offer us, but for sake of time and energy I point you in the direction of Body Meridian Charts. You can google them or get posters or books for your own study. Many are in English now.
Along with the energetic highways of Body Meridians, the organ systems each have a ‘time of day’ they are on cycle for cleansing and renewal and also a season of the year.
Organ systems also overlap our emotional systems and provide insight into areas we need to cleanse out emotions.
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Overview of Activities and Emotions TCM Associates with each Hour of the Day
- 3am – 5am : Lung Time
- Early stirring gentle breathing
- 5am – 7am : Large Intestine Time
- Rising and defecating
- 7am – 9am : Stomach Time
- Healthy eating
- 9am – 11am : Pancreas/Spleen Time
- Thinking and working
- Low Self-esteem
- 11am – 1pm : Heart Time
- Meeting talking and eating
- Frightfully Sad
- 1pm – 3pm : Small Intestine Time
- Sorting and organizing
- Vulnerable / Gullible
- Feelings of Abandonment
- 3pm – 5pm : Bladder Time
- Storing and reserving
- associated with the Skin
- 5pm – 7pm : Kidney Time
- Driving and consolidating
- 7pm – 9pm : Pericardium, Circulation Sex Time
- Associated with the brain, including the pituitary and hypothalamus and the reproductive organs
- Socialising and flirting!
- Hurt/Extreme Joy
- Inability to Express Emotions
- 9pm – 11pm : Triple Warmer Time
- Associated with the Thyroid and Adrenals
- Controls Metabolism
- Energy Transfer and Regulates Temperature
- Relaxing and Chilling
- Confusion, Paranoia
- 11pm – 1am : Gall Bladder Time
- Sleeping and regenerating
- 1am – 3 am: Liver Time
- Deep resting and dreaming
I often find myself googling the Body Meridians when I have a rash surface or an odd set of pimples in an area or heat in a specific area that is highly noticeable. Pain also directs our attention to the body meridian that is barking for attention.
Once I know the area, organ or body system that is asking for attention, I reach to my trusty list of cleanses for that need. I also use acupressure point therapies, tapping, or neuro-lymph pressure point therapies to help release the stress and aid healing. Sometimes I combine the pressure style therapies above with essential oils, herbs, stones or mantras that go along with the body/emotion area. And there is not a day that goes by where I do not consider Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) first in my ‘re-energize’ and tap in modalities of loving my body. Through NSA I have learned to fuel my nervous system with immense light and energy so that I can more easily listen to my body, communicate with it, and heal far beyond what i can do on my own. It had been my turbo booster for every area of my life. You can find a Network Spinal Analysis doctor in your area by going to
Here are some more charts I love to reference… you can find others online too.