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The "Chinese Clock"

Time

Organ full

1–3 am

Liver

3–5 am

Lung

5–7 am

Large Intestine

7–9 am

Stomach

9–11am

Spleen/Pancreas

11 am–1 pm

Heart

1–3 pm

Small Intestine

3–5 pm

Bladder

5–7 pm

Kidney

7–9 pm

Pericardium

9–11 pm

Triple Warmer

11 pm–1 am

Gallbladder

 

The "Chinese Clock" and Selected Five-Element Correspondences

Element

Wood

Fire

Earth

Metal

Water

Solid organ

Time full

Liver


1 am–
3 am

Heart


11 am–
1 pm

Spleen/
Pancreas

9 am–
11 am

Lungs


3 am–
5 am

Kidneys


5 pm–
7 pm

Positive emotion

Kindness

Love
Honor

Compassion
Fairness

Courage
Righteousness

Gentleness

Negative emotion

Anger

Arrogance
Cruelty
Impatience

Worry

Sadness
Grief

Fear

Sense organ

Sense


Flavor

Eyes


Sight


Sour

Touch


Tongue/
Speech

Bitter

Mouth


Taste


Sweet

Nose


Smell


Pungent

Ears


Hearing


Salty

Hollow organ

Time full

Gallbladder


11 pm–
1 am

Small 
intestine

1 pm–
3 pm

Stomach


7 am–
9 am

Large 
intestine

5 am–
7 am

Bladder


3 pm–
5 pm

The Pericardium is full from 7 pm–9 pm and the Triple Warmer from 9 pm–11 pm.

Adapted from Five Phase Correspondences, by John W. Garvy, Jr.,  
and Transform Stress into Vitality, by Mantak Chia.