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Peak Times for Organs 5 Elements

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The so called »Traditional Chinese Medicine« TCM has become a buzzword in the West. In fact a tradition as such does not exist. In China, since the Mao period, Chinese medicine has been a compromise between the old, partially religiously tinted healing methods, the opinion of western trained doctors and the theories of some Marxists.

In the West who could have ever offered real TCM today, if he has not studied the ancient writings, if he has not verified their claims?

For the first time ever, after 23 years of research, and only in 2003-2011, the classics of ancient Chinese medicine has been translated into English and published in 4 volumes. It is about 1600 pages with texts dating back to times of the Yellow Emperor. The work is called Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen. Head of the project was Paul U. Unschuld, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor in history of pharmacy, in history of medicine and in Chinese studies.

With certainty no one could insinuate negative stereotypes to Unschuld and his staff. And Unschuld sees the run on the so-called tradition with skepticism. He questiones whether one should not strive to better understand the described mechanisms of action. In the theory of meridians, pathways of life energy flowing through the body, this is not yet the case. He points to studies in which the needling of »false« points, points being offside the described pathways of the meridians, was effective too. Therefore one should ask whether the extraordinary trust in these outdated theories could be justified at all. He, who extols TCM as a holistic alternative, should also bear in mind that it contains neither surgery nor the study of infectious diseases. And he should consider that today's upper class Chinese prefer the best modern medicine that one could think of.

The tables below are meant to give an insight into the theory of the meridians and the 5 elements. However, they were compiled from various Western sources before the translation of »Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen«.

Peak Times of Anatomical Organs in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Time
Meridian
Element
House
Signs of the Zodiac
Planet
03-05
3am-5am
LU - Lung
Metal - Yin
1 - Personality and physical body
Aries - The Ram
Mars - Egocentric, Animal nature, Self expression, Competitive, Survival, Disorder, Divisive
05-07
5am-7am
CO - Colon (Large Intestine)
Metal - Yang
2 - Possessions, Accumulations of masks
Taurus - The Bull
Venus - Harmony and order, Affection, Indulgence, Fear of solitude, Desires
07-09
7am-9am
ST - Stomach
Earth - Yang
3 - Expression, Mental activity, Left brain development
Gemini - The Twins
Mercury - Intellectual curiosity, Intellectual separation, Communication, Left brain explanations, Misinterpretations
09-11
9am-11am
SP - Spleen
Earth - Yin
4 - Environment, Consolidation of masks, Protection, Active memory formation
Cancer - The Crab
Moon - Subconscious personality, Interpretation, Habits & Instincts, Emotional insecurity, Active emotional memory, Maternal love
11-13
11am-1pm
HT - Heart
Fire - Yin
5 - Creativity, Pleasure, Procreation, Social activity, Inner child
Leo - The Lion
Sun - Conscious personality, Potential, Life force, Individuality
13-15
1pm-3pm
SI - Small Intestine
Fire - Yang
6 - Health, Service to our body, Practical reassessment
Virgo - The Virgin
Mercury - Intellectual curiosity, Intellectual separation, Communication, Left brain explanations, Misinterpretations
15-17
3pm-5pm
UB - Urinary Bladder
Water - Yang
7 - Partnerships, Relationships
Libra - The Scales
Venus - Harmony and order, Affection, Need for social activity, Indulgence, Fear of solitude, Desires
17-19
5pm-7pm
KI - Kidney
Water - Yin
8 - Death/birth, Regeneration, Interrelationships
Scorpio - The Scorpion
Pluto - Sacrifice, Society, Collective power, Manipulation, Abuse of power

Mars - Egocentric, Animal nature, Self expression, Competitive, Survival, Disorder, Divisive
19-21
7pm-9pm
PC - Pericardium
Fire - Yin
9 - Philosophy, Religion, Intuition, Travel, Right brain
Sagittarius - Centaur The Archer
Jupiter - Philosophy, Religion, Aspirations, Growth & expansion, Right Brain, Illusions of grandeur, Recklessness
21-23
9pm-11pm
SJ Sanjiao (Triple Heater)
Fire - Yang
10 - Career, Outward self expression, Achievement, Recognition
Capricorn - »Goat-horned« (The Sea-Goat)
Saturn - Responsibility, Realistic expectations, Organization, Wisdom, Paternal influence, Struggle, Limitation
23-01
11pm-1am
GB - Gallbladder
Wood - Yang
11 - Friends, Aspirations, Beliefs, Group consciousness
Aquarius - The Water Bearer
Uranus - Originality, Visionary, Change, Intellectual honesty, Creativity, Rebelliousness
01-03
1am-3am
LIV - Liver
Wood - Yin
12 - Individuation, Destroying the masks, Death of false self
Pisces - The Fishes
Jupiter - Philosophy, Religion, Aspirations, Growth & expansion, Right Brain, Illusions of grandeur, Recklessness

Neptune - Inspiration, Spontaneity, Altruism, Guilt & Control, Manipulation

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The 5 Elements in the Traditional Chinese Medicine

 
Fire
Earth
Metal
Water
Wood
Color
Red
Yellow
White
Blue (Black)
Green
Sense Organ
Tongue, Hands
Mouth
Nose
Ears
Eyes
Sense
Speech, Touch
Taste
Smell
Hearing
Sight
Smell
Scorched (Burnt)
Fragrant (Sweet, Perfume)
Rotten (Fish)
Putrid (Urine)
Rancid (Bad Cheese)
Taste
Bitter
Sweet
Pungent, Spicy
Salty
Sour
Body Fluid
Sweat
Saliva
Mucous
Urine
Tears
Quality of Movement
Maximum Expansion
Stillness
Contraction
Maximum Contraction
Expansion
Movement
On the Surface
Balance
Towards the Core
At the Core
Towards the Surface
Progressive / Life Cycle
Growth / Life
Change / Peace
Aging / Decline
Death / Germination
Birth / Growth
Season
Summer
Late Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Climate
Heat
Dampness
Dryness
Cold
Wind
Body Areas Governed
Arteries, Veins
General Tissues, Muscles
Skin
Central Nervous System, Bones, Fluids
Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments
Yang Organ
Small Intestine (Triple Heater)
Stomach
Large Intestine
Bladder (Governor Vessel)
Gall Bladder
Yang Muscles
Small Intestine
Abdominals, Quadriceps
Triple Heater
Sartorius, Gastrocnemius, Soleus & Gracilis (Adrenals), Teres Minor (Thyroid)
Neck Flexors and Extensors, Levator Scapula, Pectoralis Major Clavicular, Brachioradialis
Hamstrings, Fascia Lata, Quadratus Lumborum
Bladder
Sacrospinalis, Anterior & Posterior Tibialis, Peroneus
Governor Vessel
Teres Major
Popliteus, Anterior Deltoid
Yang Activity
Intellect / Awareness
Discernment
Conscious Mind
Conscious Thinking
Instinctive Reaction
Active Reproduction
Sexuality
Deciding
The catalyst for all Actions
Yin Organ
Heart (Pericard)
Spleen (Pancreas)
Lung
Kidney (Conception Vessel)
Liver
Yin Muscles
Heart
Subscapularis
Pericard
Adductors, Piriformis, Gluteus
Trapezius (M & L), Triceps, Latissimus Dorsi, Palms, Opponens Pollicis Longus
Deltoid, Diaphragm, Coracobrachialis, Serratus Anterior
Kidney
Psoas, Iliacus, Upper Trapezius
Conception Vessel
Supraspinatus
Rhomboids, Pectoralis Major Sternal
Yin Activity
Wisdom / Knowing
Deep Synthesis (Knowing of Life)
Subconscious Mind
Intuitive Process
Response
Surrender
Passive Reproduction
Sensuality
Planning
Metabolic Activity & Life Adaptation
Consciousness
Spirit
Self Awareness, »I Am«
Essence
Primary Sence of Presence
Animal Instinct
Primary Reactions to Life
Will Power
Will to Live, Survival, Procreation
Soul
the Storage of all Experiences
Role
Propels (pushes) Blood
Generates Nourishment
Receives & Disperses Energy
Stores all Vital Essences
Stores Blood
Emotion
Joy / Sadness
Worry
Grief
Fear
Anger
Natural Emotion
Harmony
Thinking
Dispersion
Activity
Movement
Pathological Emotion
Depression
Confusion
Disintegration
Weakness / Collapse
Explosiveness

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