Best Time to Use Essential Oils – Chinese Medicine Body Clock
I was struck during a recent podcast interview when my colleague suggested that the time of day could play an important role in healing. Specifically, she shared that in Traditional Chinese Medicine correlates time of day with the way energy moves through our bodies and activates different organs.
This “body clock” is divided into 12 two-hour intervals where the life force energy moves through and repair each different organs. Healing can be optimized by supporting the specific organ during its peak period. Each organ is also associated with emotions. Symptoms associated with the emotion can present when the energy flow is blocked. Below is listed the best time to use essential oils in your day.
Best Time to Use Essential Oils
5 a.m. – 7 a.m. – Large Intestine
Upon rising, the large intestine helps serve the elimination function. The role of the large intestine is to let go of those things that don’t serve us. Physically, it lets go of waste after our upper digestive system has taken all the necessary nutrients out of the food we eat.
Emotionally, large intestine energy allows us to let go of patterns of negative thinking, destructive emotions, like guilt or defensiveness, and spiritual blockages that prevent us from being our best.
Compromised large intestine energy presents as having a hard time moving on from difficult situations, or holding onto emotions that harm or fail to serve us. This holding on can manifest as an unwillingness to share emotions or be open with others – the phenomenon of “bottling up” emotions for years very often leads to chronic constipation.
Applying 2- 3 drops of Large Intestine Support™ over the large intestine, around the ears or on the bottom of the feet can ease the feelings of loss, heals emotions, creates a feeling of security, and is grounding. It motivates us to move forward, assists with transitions or changing course in life, eases the feelings of loss, heals emotions, creates a feeling of security, and is grounding.
7 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Stomach
As the flow of energy moves to the stomach, our hunger for breakfast is stimulated. Digestion is a “rest and digest” parasympathetic event. Our nervous system needs to be in this relaxed state for the optimal digestive cascade to occur. Applying a small drop of Parasympathetic™ blend to the vagal nerve (behind the earlobe on the mastoid bone) helps begin the digestive process by trigger the mouth to release saliva and the stomach release HCL.