In 2017, three American scientists won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery that all living things have a biological clock. Circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle, is the period of about 24 hours on which the biological cycle of almost all living beings is based.
The circadian rhythm is influenced by luminosity, day-night cycle, tidal movement and seasons. Furthermore, circadian rhythms also have endogenous control and are expressed even in artificial laboratory conditions, where variations between day and night are eliminated. And even in visually impaired people, who do not notice the daily variations in luminosity, circadian rhythms continue to express themselves, which demonstrates the endogenous nature of such oscillations.
It regulates the body's physical, chemical, physical and psychological activity, influencing digestion, wakefulness, sleep, cell regulation and body temperature.
Some disorders result from changes in the circadian rhythm, such as: sleep disorders; mood disorders; excess weight gain. These disorders occur because the circadian rhythm regulates factors such as:
Traditional Chinese Medicine also describes the vitality of different organs peaking at various times: the lungs between 3 am and 5 am, the heart between 11 am and 1 pm, the kidneys between 5 pm and 7 pm, and so on. Follow the Stories to know the peak hours of operation of the organs according to MTC.
Set the hands of your biological clock for a better balance of health and emotions.