Monday, August 25, 2008

Sleep Early

Sleep early is easy to say, but very difficult to do. We have thousands of reasons to stay up late. And they all sound justifiable. In today's busy world, sleeping early is simply not possible.

In Chinese medicine, a day is divided into 12 time units. During each time unit a specific organ comes to its peak function. Around midnight is the time that liver comes to its peak function. What does liver do? It is the manufacturer of blood.

The Chinese medicine believes that if a person's total blood level is low, the person is in poor health. Unfortunately, there is no modern equipment that can measure the total quantity of our blood level. We can check the color of lip and finger nails as indicators. If the color is pail, it means the blood level is not good. When the blood level is low, you will feel tired, have no energy doing things, and you are vulnerable to many chronic ailments.

Best time to sleep is not later then 10:00-11:00 pm. Do the following before you go to bed.

5 minutes patting along arms, neck, shoulders, and legs
1 minute dry wash face
1 minute comb hair with fingers
10 minutes QiGong in bed

Give it a try and let me know if you start to feel better.

1 comment:

小草 said...