Still Not Convinced It’s About Your Liver?
Question: Are you awake between 1:00 and 3:00 am nightly?
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine used as a primary form of healthcare for hundreds of millions of people around the world, disturbances in our energy during specific hours of the day may indicate a state of unease in a specific part of the body. Take a look at the chart above to get a clearer idea of the “message” of different hours of disturbance in your well being.
“The 1:00 – 3:00 am nightly wake up is likely a message from your liver that is overwhelmed trying to detoxify anything from the things you put in your mouth (poor diet choices, medicines, chemicals, alcohol, coffee, supplements) to your thoughts (anger, stress, frustration, confusion). While we’re supposed to be sleeping soundly to help our body regroup and heal, our mind kicks us awake and there we lay, eyes open, tossing and turning.” (Read more here)
Given all we’ve been through this past year – is it any surprise how many of us find ourselves awake during those hours?
How do we interrupt that cycle of disrupted sleep?
After years of wrestling with this one myself, I’ve recognized that this is its own type of alarm clock for me to start noticing what I’m doing differently that is contributing to this sleepless cycle.
I’m still exploring the things that impact my sleep cycle and one by one, clearing out the things that are creating repeated disruptions. I’ve sought advice from Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors, and Naturopaths for help. And while we can add something into our health routine that can help even temporarily—when it comes to an over-worked liver, it is usually about taking something away from our daily routine.
This is where Essential Clearing comes in.
What would you remove or let go of in your routine or intake…instead of taking in MORE, what could you take in LESS?
Fears? Thoughts? Anger?
Could you start a new routine of relaxation using aromatic essential oils, gentle breathing techniques and stretching? What about a restorative yoga practice to “settle down” a busy mind for a good night’s rest? How about taking a look at the stimulus you are “feeding” yourself right before bed?
Keep the Zendocrine Detoxification blend handy. Before bed, place a few drops over the liver on the right side of your stomach just below the rib cage, or on the arch of your feet. Then place just a bit more on your back just at the bottom of your rib cage over the adrenal glands and kidneys. This can help support you through sleep as you process your thoughts and feelings.
I hope you’ll think about these suggestions for Essential Clearing, and reach out to me to some 1:1 advice. Just pop me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s connect to help you identify the process and actions that will prepare you for the wonders of life that lie ahead. Stay well!