Circadian Rhythms & Body Clock
infographic of a conventional circadian rhythm. Image Credit: elenabsl / Shutterstock.com
Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark and affect most living beings, including animals, plants, and microbes. Chronobiology is the study of circadian rhythms.
Circadian rhythmicity is present in the sleeping and feeding patterns of animals, including human beings. There are also clear patterns of core body temperature, brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration, and other biological activities
In traditional Chinese medicine, during a 24 hour period, the energy is thought to move in 2-hour intervals throughout the organ systems, it’s believed that someone can potentially make the most of his specific organs and bodily functions when they’re at their peak.
Moon Phases & Fasting (Sabbath, Uposatha)
The moon movement has electromagnetic & gravitational effect on earth. It is known for its gravitational pull on the earth’s ocean and rivers. This pull facilitates weather changes. Because of those, the body fluids & microbiome are possibly affected, alongside with the digestive, hormonal, immune & reproductive processes.
When fasting is taking place on specific days coinciding with certain positions of the moon, detoxification of the body is supposedly amplified.
The mo0n phases & fasting can be tracked to ancient cultures & religions (Hindu, Jewish (Sabbath), Buddhism (Uposatha) & Shamanism)