A common problem we hear a lot about is waking up at 3 am every night. There are numerous ways we can get to the root of this problem, and the first is the Chinese Medicine Clock.
Waking up at 3 am every night wreaks havoc on your life and leaves you tired, irritable and can affect your work and personal life.
What Is The Chinese Medicine Clock?
First, let’s do a quick rundown of what the Chinese Medicine Clock is for those who are uninitiated.
The 24 hour day is split into two-hour chunks, twelve chunks in total. Each two hour period represents the peak energy for a specific organ or system.
When you feel off during a specific time every day, consulting the chart will allow you to narrow down what the problem is.
The same applies to wake up at 3 am. When you wake up at 3 am, it is because something has gone wrong in the previous chunk – in this case, 1 am to 3 am.
During the 1 am to 3 am period, the liver peaks in energy.
Your body is using this time while you are asleep to filter out the toxins from your blood ready for the morning.
This is a crucial biological process that can affect how you feel on a day-to-day basis – especially if there is a long-term problem!
Waking up at 3 am can indicate problems with the liver and the processes it is responsible for.
If it is happening every night then these problems can compound as your whole cycle is thrown for a loop.
Anxiety About The Future
The one is to 3 am period is important for more than just the liver, however.
Although the liver is the peak energy organ at 3 am according to the Chinese Medicine Clock, the body is also doing other things. Chief among them is the process of planning.
Our brains keep running while we sleep, and according to the Chinese Medicine Clock, we use this period of the night to plan for the future.
Unfortunately, anxiety problems can throw a spanner in the works, and when we get around to this planning in the subconscious mind, it demands the attention of the conscious mind. This is what wakes you up.
Pay attention to feelings of anxiety and note when they occur on the Chinese Medicine Clock.
Explore Other Reasons
If you have explored the Chinese Medicine Clock and not found the answers to your problems, it is probably a good idea to visit a Chinese Medicine Practitioner for a full diagnosis.
However, if none are available to you or that doesn’t work out, there are other avenues you can go down.
There may be more personal, metaphysical reasons that you are waking up at 3 am.
A quick search on this site will throw up a plethora of things for you to try. Don’t worry too much – one of them will work for you.