Circadian Body Clock – in TCM & modern life
Almost every living thing is attuned to the earth’s daily rotation. Matching their internal workings to the shifting conditions of the outside world, these fluctuations are known as “Circadian rhythms”.
New studies link “Circadian misalignment” to greater risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, breast cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.
“Circadian rhythms” naturally deteriorate with age…… but strengthening them may be a hedge against cognitive decline.
In research by Mc Donald, old hamsters with strong “Circadian systems” outperformed misaligned younger animals on memory tasks.
“Extract from an article published by Mind & Brain, Scientific American Mind, Volume 26, Issue 5”