Do You Consistently Wake Up at a Certain Time During the Night?

Do You Consistently Wake Up at a Certain Time During the Night?

The concept of an “Organ Clock” in Chinese medicine is a useful tool in understanding why this occurs. In Chinese medicine, energy or chi, moves through the body’s meridians and organs in a 24-hour cycle. Every two hours the chi (or energy) is strongest within a particular organ and its functions within the body. So if you wake up at 3 AM, when liver energy peaks, you may be suffering from Liver Chi stagnation, which could be related to an unhealthy diet, excess alcohol consumption, unresolved anger, or high levels of stress. If you consistently wake at 4 AM – it could be due to an imbalance in your lungs, which is related to grief and sadness, fatigue, or reduced immune function.

Turn the Music On!

Turn the Music On!

A growing body of research attests that music therapy is more than a nice perk. It can improve medical outcomes and quality of life in a variety of ways. Just as listening to heavy rock metal can raise your heart rate, listening to soothing music can also produce direct biological changes, such as reducing blood pressure and cortisol levels. Upbeat lyrics can increase your level of optimism, too.

Tap Into the Healing Power Beneath Your Feet!

Tap Into the Healing Power Beneath Your Feet!

Walking barefoot outside for just 30-40 minutes a day is enough to start the healing process. Scientists have discovered that the earth’s surface is brimming with free electrons that are readily absorbed by the human body when they come in contact with each other, whether by walking barefoot or some other form of direct connection. Renowned cardiologist and bestselling author Stephen Sinatra, MD, had this to say about the benefits of earthing: “Reduction in inflammation as a result of earthing has been documented with infrared medical imaging and with measurements of blood chemistry and white blood cell counts.”

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