Dr. Long Huizhou Education_Millions of Dragons Health

Man is the spirit of all things and is subject to nature. The human body must "according to the prescription of the four seasons, follow the five elements to rest the king's air, respectful and respectful, and be careful not to slack." In other words, the heavens and the earth, the four seasons, and all things have an impact on human life activities. If you want to find your own balance in nature, you must first comply with the laws of nature and the climate change at the four seasons. Lesheng".

In ancient China, the time sequence was divided into four categories: day and night, four seasons (four o'clock), 12 o'clock, and 24 solar terms. The twelve hours are: Zi, Chou, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, and Hai, of which two hours are one hour. The sages based on Ziwu Liuzhu, combined a good lifestyle with regular work and rest, formulated the twelve hour regimen: Lung Yin Damao Weichen Palace, Spleen and Heart Noon Xiaowei, Shen Bangyou Kidney Pericardium Xu, Hai Jiao Zi is ugly and ugly. Sequential nutrition is one of the essences of modern nutritional medicine. How does it relate to the chronological regimen in ancient China? This article focuses on the analysis and discussion of the relationship between 12 o'clock and health preservation.


1, Zi Shimian

Child time is 11 pm to 1 am. Zishi is the master of the gall bladder. If you have enough courage, you will act decisively, and your viscera, qi and blood will function normally. As the saying goes, "how clear is the gall, how clear is the brain". Therefore, the function of gallbladder must be improved. How to improve it? Put things down temporarily and sleep peacefully! "Ningshe a meal, sleep when not giving up." There was a saying in ancients that "don't find a fairy party for a sleeping party".

When the yang qi is first born, the yin and yang meet in the zi shi, when the water and fire are in harmony, the yang is active and the yin is the mainstay, and when the yin qi is the strongest, the yin qi is most needed at this time. Therefore, the best sleep effect during child-hours can get twice the result with half the effort. Don't stay up at this time, go to bed in time. Timing nutrition believes that the brain has its own biological clock (the fourth dimension of timing nutrition). At night when the light is dimmed, the pineal gland secretes melatonin to promote sleep. Generally, it is at the peak of secretion from 10 am to 4 am, and the heart rate slows down. , Blood pressure drops, metabolism is slow, and the number of breaths decreases, providing the body with adequate sleep conditions.

2, Chou Shizang

Ugly time is from 1 to 3 in the morning, the liver meridian is on time. The blood flow is injected into the liver, which is called the "Foo Jueyin Liver Channel", which is the best time for liver repair. The liver controls blood, so sleep at this time is nourishing the liver and gallbladder and nourishing blood. Compared with qi, blood belongs to yin, which is the main focus of accumulation. At this time, the liver is active to eliminate toxins. A good sleep state is the best way to nourish and protect the liver. When people lie down, the blood goes to the liver.

In terms of time sequence nutrition, eat less after 9 pm, and the liver will start to rest after 12 o’clock, but the rest of the liver does not mean not working, but starting to detox; 1:3 in the morning is the opening of the liver meridian and detoxification It contains fresh blood for the day’s blood circulation, nutrient metabolism and nutrient transportation, and also provides a material basis for emotional stability, because the liver is good and the mood is good.

3, Yin Shiyang

Yin time refers to 3 to 5 in the morning, which is a time between day and night. In Yinshi Lung Meridian, the human body begins to change yin and yang, and when yang is surging and yin is declining, it is the time when the lung meridian is most vigorous. At this time, yang qi develops, so let it be. Qi and blood change from static to moving. After the liver pushes the blood out of the old when it is ugly, it sends fresh blood to the lungs. The lungs need to send blood to all parts of the body. At this time, deep sleep is required.

The elderly are prone to insomnia or waking up or even sweating profusely in Yinshi, which is a manifestation of insufficient blood. If you get up quickly at this time, the load on the heart is very heavy, and sudden death is very easy to occur. This is the reason why many heart disease patients die at three or four in the morning. If the heart is not good, it is recommended to get up later, and to wake up slowly, not too fast, and it is best not to do morning exercises too early. In terms of timing nutrition, if you wake up at this time, you can lie flat in bed, close your eyes calmly, relax and take a deep breath, feel the inhalation and exhalation of the gas, open and close the chest, breathe out and relax, which is conducive to the function of the lungs for a day Turn on.

4, Mao Shi Pai

Mao Shi refers to 5 to 7 in the morning, this time is the time of the large intestine meridian. The sky is basically bright, the door of the sky opens, and it is normal to wake up at five o'clock. Open the heaven, and open the land. At the time of the bowel movement, detoxification scum appears. At this time, we should defecate normally and get rid of waste and toxins that the body repairs, synthesizes, and metabolizes at night. Aerobic exercises, such as outdoor jogging, Tai Chi, Ba Duan Jin, Wu Qin Xi, etc., can also be performed during this time period. It is also beneficial to promote the circulation of gas and blood in the gastrointestinal and lungs, expel toxins from the lungs, and improve the function of the viscera.

In terms of timing nutrition, the best food for morning detoxification is warm lemon juice and sea salt water, except for warm water. Of course, you can also feel the detox effect of warm yogurt and fruit and vegetable juice. At the same time, you must not consume refined rice noodles with various toxins and refined foods containing additives.

5, Chen Shi Meal

Chenshi is also known as Shishi, Early Food, from 7 to 9 in the morning. During the Qin and Han Dynasties, people only ate two meals a day, and this one was the main meal in the morning. From the perspective of modern people’s timing nutrition, if it’s a developing adolescent or a frail person, it’s a regular breakfast (emperor’s meal with balanced nutrition); if it’s after the age of 35, or for those who focus on health preservation, it’s a regular breakfast. Meal, and this meal is a very important nutrient intake, but it should be postponed to the next hour in time, because this is the morning exercise time (not sports) for health-conscious people.

According to legend, Chenshi is the time when "the dragons walk in the rain". In the first chapter of "Journey to the West", "being arranged side by side" means: closely arranged; arranged in sequence. The original text is: "After Chenshi eats, and Si is lined up". Meaning: After eating at Chenshi, a group of monkeys lined up to play together. Indicate that after breakfast, do the main things of the day. For those who keep in good health, this is the movement of energy, or in other words, practicing and cultivating the Tao.

6, Si Shiyun

9 am to 11 am. This is the time of the spleen meridian, and the food eaten in the morning begins to transport and transform (qi and blood circulation and blood circulation) at this time. The spleen has strong transport and chemical functions, so that the body's digestion and absorption functions can be sound, can provide sufficient raw materials for metaplasia, qi, blood, and body fluid, and can provide adequate nutrition for all parts of the body. Conversely, if the spleen's function of transporting and transforming water and grains decreases, the body's digestion and absorption functions will also be abnormal. Therefore, the spleen is the source of qi and blood. In terms of time sequence nutrition, this can be regarded as a brunch for health-conscious people, or the first meal of the day, to ensure the main energy and nutritional balance throughout the day.

7, Wu Shigu

Noon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., when qi and blood flow into the heart meridian, the heart promotes blood circulation, nourishing the mind, qi and muscles. The Heart Sutra should be ordered, the qi and blood of the heart are filled, and the mind is nourished, in order to maintain normal life activities, sane and refreshed. In terms of time sequence nutrition, this is the lunch time for most people (between 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock). Nutrients should be rich, meat and vegetables should be matched, and it is recommended to drink some soup instead of snacks. Lunch must have carbohydrates (or grains, or whole grains), and the nutritional value of the diet should be high and refined; the lunch should be simple, focusing on quality and not weight, and avoid overeating, otherwise the whole afternoon will feel lack of energy. In addition, for ordinary people, taking a nap is the most important thing, going to bed at 11 o'clock at night and going to bed after eating at noon. People can sleep for a while at noon, which is great for nourishing the heart. But whether to take a lunch break or drink tea after a meal depends on personal physique and habits.

Water at noon is a festival custom, referring to the well water drilled at noon on the Dragon Boat Festival. In Taiwan, during the Dragon Boat Festival, every household has the custom of playing "noon water". The traditional saying is that the water at this time is the most effective at warding off evil spirits. It is said that the water used to make tea at noon is particularly fragrant, and the raw drink even has the miraculous effect of curing diseases, because this is the time when the yang energy is most vigorous.

Noon tea, including five grasses (also called plantain), perilla, Newton grass, etc., herbal tea containing more than 20 kinds of herbs and more than 30 kinds of traditional Chinese medicine, just pick the noon water on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival. Noon tea. Afternoon tea is to take a photo at the end of the sun in the afternoon to achieve the custom of curing diseases and eliminating evil, absorb yang and eliminate evil, so it is called afternoon tea.

8To raise

From 1 to 3 in the afternoon, the small intestine meridian is on the order, and the body is responsible for absorption; most people’s lunch time is between 12 and 1 o’clock, and it’s better to be full, because there is afternoon tea afterwards. Therefore, the stomach and intestines should be calm after a meal. The core of this retreat is to allow nutrients to be absorbed. This is the reason for calming the stomach after a meal. After resting, you can read books, study, play chess, play cards, surf the Internet, or do some light housework to help the small intestine distinguish the turbidity.

From the perspective of time sequence nutrition, lunch must be eaten within noon, so that when the small intestine is on duty, the nutrients of the food can be maximized. Only in this way can the small intestine absorb all the nutrients into the human body when the energy of the small intestine is most vigorous; otherwise, it will cause waste, or nutritional imbalance, or absorption disorder.

9, Shen Shicha

The time of application is from 3 pm to 5 pm. Taking the sun bladder meridian is the best time to drink water and detoxify throughout the day, which helps to expel toxins and "fire" from the body. Chinese people have been advocating the natural law of "harmony between man and nature" since ancient times. Shenshi is also called feeding time, day shop, evening meal, etc. Drinking tea at this time is the best maintenance for the lifeline of human body such as lung meridian and bladder meridian. At this time, you can also choose some exercises, such as "Climbing the feet with two hands to strengthen the kidney and waist" in the Baduanjin, combing the vitality of the whole body, turning from dynamic to quiet, and entering the state of yin qi gradually increasing with the heaven and earth. From the perspective of timing nutrition, drinking water to detox is a very important part, especially when Shenshi is between lunch and dinner, the fat reduction effect is very good.

10, Youshiguo

From 5 to 7 in the afternoon, it is not easy to eat rice noodles from a health maintenance point of view. Because eating rice noodles at this time can easily cause starch to become fat accumulation. But if you feel a little hungry at this time, you can choose fruits, dried fruits, nuts, etc., which are the best sources of nutrition. For those who do not eat after lunch, you can drink thin porridge, or fruits and vegetables.

In addition, Youshi wine is also a kind of culture. The word "wine" means three points of water plus a unitary; what is unitary, the west adds a horizontal; what is the west, in the pictograph, the west is the sun; that horizontal represents the horizon. When the sun is approaching the horizon, that is, when the sun is about to set, it is from 5 to 7 pm every afternoon, which is unitary time. Therefore, wine is the liquid that is drunk during unity. The word that the ancients made wine in this way is to explain this truth. It is only right to eat meat when drinking.

Meat and wine passed through the intestines, and the Buddha stayed in his heart. This does not mean that people who believe in Buddha can drink and eat meat, but that people with faith or cultivation, wine and meat, are not real objects (or food), but low-density that is most helpful to their health. The best combination of nutrition and high-density nutrition. From the perspective of modern nutritional medicine, the combination of (seaweed) soup and (collagen) protein is also a more suitable match for health and beauty. In Western food, there is a reason for the nutritional combination of using thick soup with red wine for dinner, plus steak turkey.

The unitary period is the kidney meridian, and the Zu Shaoyin kidney meridian is the most active. Wine is the appearance of water and the essence of fire. It belongs to fire. When drinking alcohol, if you can match it with plenty of water, the water and fire will be good, and people will not get angry, dry mouth, and catch colds. The kidneys belong to water in the five elements. The kidney meridian is active during the unitary period, and water can just neutralize the alcohol and fire in the mouth. Drinking at this time is the most comfortable time of the day and the time when the amount of alcohol is the largest.

11, Xu Shijing

Xu Shi is 7 to 9 in the evening, sitting silently under the night light, not thinking much, not reading much; thinking more sad, reading more hurting eyes. But don't sit for the second shift, you must sleep peacefully to cultivate vitality. In terms of timing nutrition, in daily life, one should often unconsciously massage acupoints such as Tanzhong, Neiguan, Hegu, Laogong, and Zusanli. When lying down, you must turn sideways and bend one foot above. Sleepy mind first, then sleepy eyes; sleepy mind is Dhamma, sleepy eyes is Dhamma. Therefore, Xu Shi is the moment of sleep.

At this time, the yang energy of the human body should enter the yin interface. At this time, the yin energy is in full force. Soak your feet with hot water before going to bed (about 20 minutes) to help warm and ventilate the body's qi and blood. People with a poor heart are best. Kneading the pericardium meridian at this time works best. Sit and close your eyes, keeping your pericardium meridian's "Tanzhong" acupoint for 5-10 minutes, then gently massage with your right hand from the top of the left chest along the inner side of the upper limb to the Laogong acupoint in the palm of your hand for 10 minutes, and rub your right upper limb with your left hand in the same way.

12, Hai Shixiu

Haishi is 9-11 pm, also called "Sanjiao Jingdangling". "Three Jiao", the upper abdomen is the upper Jiao, the middle spleen and stomach is the middle Jiao, and the lower Jiao is the liver and kidney. The nature of "Triple Burner" is warm, and a small fire means that our human body must maintain a degree of tepidity. The Chinese character "Hai" in the ancient text represents one yin and one yang, one long and one short on the top, a woman is pregnant at the bottom, and a man sleeping with her arms in the back. The word "Hai" in ancient Chinese represents the re-incubation of new life. Therefore, this time belongs to the phase of Yin and Yang harmony; and Western medicine also believes that around 10:30 in the evening is the best time to have sex. This is what the Chinese and Western temporal nutrition have in common.

On the other hand, Hai is a pig, and the image of a pig is lazy. He hums and sleeps when he is full, that is, when he comes to Hai, you just want to be lazy, enjoy, and sleep. These two hours are the initial growth of Yang. So at 10-11pm, you must start to rest and sleep, and sleep like a pig.


In summary, healthy living is closely related to timing nutrition. By understanding the ancient Chinese way of keeping in good health by time, and then understanding the time series nutrition of modern nutritional medicine, we can find many similarities or insights; not only to "adapt to the cold and heat", but also to conform to the law of the four o'clock ( Such as spring birth, summer growth, autumn harvest, winter storage), and follow the four-time regimen (such as nourishing liver in spring, nourishing heart in summer, lung nourishing in autumn, kidney nourishing in winter, nourishing spleen in four seasons), and the 12 o'clock regimen should also be followed. Only in this way can you be kind to yourself, understand your body, be peaceful, and prolong your life; otherwise, sub-health or chronic diseases will slowly find you.

So, is there a relationship between time series nutrition and 24 solar terms? Please continue to pay attention to the blog post of Dr. Long, a registered dietitian and registered health manager in Canada.

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