Other Articles by Kerby Kuek
sync with body clock
Friday, October 22, 2010
best time to use the loo is the rabbit hours from five to seven in the
morning, when the large intestine is at work and we start having bowel
movements. This is a natural phenomenon: as the sun (yang) rises, our body
starts to discharge toxins.
to Chinese medicinal theory, all the organs in our body depend on one another
to function efficiently. For instance, lungs aid in the smooth functioning of
our bowels, and constipation takes place if our lungs are not working at their
best time for breakfast is during the dragon hours between seven and nine. The
stomach is one of the most important organs, and its operations have an impact
on other parts of the body. It is important that we eat breakfast during this
time as our digestive system is at its most efficient. Pimples, especially on
the face, are also caused by a poorly working stomach.
best time for work is during the snake hours between nine and 11 in the
morning, when the spleen is at its operational best. After food has been
digested, the spleen disperses the energy into the blood and distributes it to
the body via the heart. To check whether our spleen is working properly, we
can observe two things: one, the muscles in our body are firm and, second, our
lips will have a nice gloss.
best time for naps are during the horse hours between 11am and 1pm. People in
ancient times paid particular attention to the horse and rat hours (11pm to
1am) because two important organs are hard at work during these times - the
heart and the kidney. It is best that we rest or nap awhile to recuperate
during these times. The heart, the fire element, is on the ascendancy, as is
the kidney, a water element that suppresses the strong fire.
Quote of the week: In school, you're
taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that
teaches you a lesson.
here's an eye-opener
Friday, October 08, 2010
What to look for in a good employee:
are higher than eye level: a person whose ear level is higher than his or her
eye level is able to produce better results, since such a person is determined
to succeed and is enterprising.
eye socket: a person with longer eye sockets is able to think things through
and perform with grace under pressure.
longer than eyes: this is similar to a person with longer eye sockets. He or
she tends to be an attentive and careful person when it comes to pressure or
earlobes: a person with big earlobes is able to cool down and control himself
or herself when it comes to confrontations. During the heat of the moment in a
quarrel or confrontation, such a person will be able to foresee things and
events with tact and care.
lips and wide mouth: a person with thick lips and a wider mouth is loyal to
organizations or bosses that treat him or her well. Such a person is said to
believe that loyalty will earn respect and honor for himself or herself.
Bosses to avoid
eyes: such a boss is believed to be an indecisive person when it comes to
critical decision-making, and becomes emotional when confronted. Such a person
will avoid responsibilities.
eyebrows: if the left and right eyebrows are not in line, such a person is
similar to a person with watery eyes who cannot uphold certain principles, and
nose with breaks: since the nose signifies a person's ability to sustain and
manage wealth, a bigger- nosed person will be able to sustain and manage
wealth properly when there is a downturn, or when encountering difficulties.
forehead: the forehead signifies a person's ability to get help or support
from all sources. A person with a high and wider forehead will get help easily
when there is a downturn, or when encountering difficulties.
chin: the chin signifies a person's attitude toward subordinates and late-life
stages. Compared with a narrow chin, a round-chinned person will take good
care of his or her subordinates through good and bad times.
Thought of the week: Don't believe in
fate; your choices determine your life. We are in the driver's seat and create
the roadmap for our lives.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Best time to sleep
Rat 11pm-1am: Gall at work
wonder why you feel lethargic between 9pm and 11pm but refreshed after 11?
This critical period is when the first yang (bright) energy emerges and the
yin (dark energy) and yang combine. Our gall is working at this time.
Chinese medicine, we don't treat just the organ, but its related components
such as the bloodstream, surrounding organs and body parts.
treat this at three levels. The first is form because if this is damaged, the
totality of the organ is affected. The second is energy and this is related to
the movement of the bloodstream. The last is spirit, or how form and energy
combine at certain times. The function of the gall is to keep up the body's
Best time to sleep without interruption
1am-3am: Liver at work
yang energy from the liver can cause dizziness. This is because of energy
expansion and contraction. Energy expands when it rises and contracts when it
reaches a critical stage, causing headaches and dizziness.
liver also eliminates waste or toxins in our body. A healthy liver is critical
to determine the level of responsiveness and wit. It is wise to sleep soundly
from 1am to 3am to give the liver a chance to work.
When heart attacks happen the most
3am-5am: Lungs at work
is a period where most of our body functions transform from a static to
dynamic state. That's why most elderly people wake up or cannot sleep during
is when our blood flow starts to quicken and elderly people need special care
before waking up. The distribution of blood flow needs to be slow and steady,
especially for elderly people with heart ailments. Statistics show that most
heart attacks happen from 3am to 5am. This is due to uneven distribution of
Quote of the week: If you wait to do
everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of
times for your body
Friday, November 05, 2010
Best time for lunch
Goat 1pm-3pm: small intestine at work
function of the small intestine is to absorb the food after it is processed in
the spleen. It then transforms and distributes it to all the organs. If your
face is red and your chest is having difficulty breathing in this period, it
means the heart is malfunctioning.
heart and small intestine work closely. It is believed that a healthy lunch is
required to alleviate our hunger and at the same time satisfy our desire for
taste. This is the time our taste functions at its fullest.
Best time to build strong memory
3pm-5pm: bladder at work
bladder system is directly related to the brain via the bloodstream. It is
believed that in order to have a good memory, things that we learn in the
morning should be restudied during this period to strengthen our memorizing
ability. The bladder and kidney are interrelated organs. The function of both
is to determine the smooth flow of urine and bowel movement.
To determine your alertness level
5pm-7pm: kidney at work
kidney is the most important organ, according to the ancient Chinese. It
determines a person's activity level due to its storage and transformation
ability. The transformation acts as a catalyst for the normal functioning of
other organs. The storage determines the level of activity one can handle in a
Best time to relax
7pm-9pm: heart system at work
whole heart system ranges from the surrounding bloodstream to 7.5 centimeters
below the armpit. It runs through the middle path of our hand down to the
middle finger. Should our middle finger feel numb, there is a high possibility
that our heart is having a problem. The pressure point in front of our chest
will determine the level of our happiness as it is the control center of our
emotions. This critical point is in the center of our chest between the
nipples. Massage this area gently to relieve depression as well.
Best time to have sex
9pm-11pm: San Xiao Ching at work
is the time to relax and prepare to sleep. But before we sleep, this is also
the best time for couples to make love. It is believed to be the right time
since the previous period sets the tone.
Xiao Ching is divided into three parts. The first governs the heart and lungs,
the middle governs the spleen and stomach and the last governs the liver and
kidney. The whole system includes tissues, tendons and the bloodstream
Quote of the week: intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
(features in Hong Kong Standard Newspaper every Friday)
Kuek has published three books on fung shui. He specializes in yin and yang
fung shui, I-Ching, life analysis and astrology.
E-mail address of Mr. Kerby Kuek : Kerbykuek@gmail.com