Do you have problems staying asleep?
Avoiding distractions may allow the thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive glands to heal.
Healing energy is most active within these organs from 9-11pm.
Watching TV, computer work, phone addiction, reading, late night cocktails or eating during this time frame, takes energy away from these glands.
These distractions often cause us to compare ourselves to someone or something...and comparison breeds anxiety.
The triple warmer (TW) acupuncture pathway supplies energy to the thyroid, adrenals, and reproductive glands.
The TW energy that should be used for healing is redirected to supply energy for the distractions.
Anxiety, depletion, and emotional exhaustion are all processed specifically in this time frame. Healthy processing occurs best when energy can be used solely for emotional and metabolic healing.
Even though an activity or late night hobby may seem relaxing, it ultimately keeps the thyroid, adrenals, and reproductive glands working. The mind needs to be quiet; to be trained that it is okay to shut off!
Some things I do:
- Massage TW23 point around 9pm-it’s near upper outer corner of the eye.
- Try a ginger, chamomile, or lavender tea at night
- Make sure the room is completely dark when you sleep
- Pray or meditate 5-10 min before bed, TRAINING THE MIND to be still