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Do you wake up every night at the same time? This is what it means

3-5am: Lungs

Has something particularly saddening, or tragic happened?

The lung is responsible for moving the qi (energy) through the meridians and to the entire body, as well as providing immune protection. It is also emotionally associated with grief. You may find that waking up during these times if you are struggling with grief or sorrow. Imbalances may also show up as wheezing, coughing, asthma, or getting sick easily.

Any toxins released and broken down earlier in the night are getting cleared out of the system.

The large intestine is active during this time. Eating a poor diet or too late can lead to problems that will wake you at this time.

5am-7am: Large Intestine

Have you been holding onto something that you’re having a particularly hard time letting go?

This is the best time to have a bowel movement. The large intestine is all about ‘letting go’ physically and emotionally. Symptoms of malfunction include constipation, dry stools, skin rash, and feeling emotionally ‘stuck’.