Sunday, June 5, 2011

To wear a Wristwatch.

Assalamualaikum. On the other day, I've been told that it is better to wear your wristwatch on the right hand, regardless if you're right-handed or left-handed. It is said that wearing wristwatch on your left hand could possibly bring not-so-healthy effect to your heart. Well then, thanks to the curiosity, I try googling for it (Hey, is there such term?) & guess what? 

I'm right-handed, and my watch feels more comfortable on my right wrist, but I've heard that I should wear it on my left wrist so the watch or the movement doesn't get damaged. Does it matter?
— Aaron Sherman, Davis, Calif.
I've heard that, too, but I don't think that's the whole story. Seems to me we've historically worn watches on our left wrists because they're easier to wind with our dominant right hands. This is, of course, irrelevant if one's watch is automatic. Or if it's quartz, driven by battery. Or if one is left-handed, in which case it's whatever the hell makes him most comfortable. It's also worth noting that a lot of watchmakers — Seiko, Panerai, and TAG Heuer among them — make lefts, or watches made with the movement reversed so the crown is placed at the nine-o'clock position instead of the normal three o'clock. I still wouldn't advise wearing it on the basketball court.

This is what I've found first. Ignore those winding elaboration. The main point is, it is correct to wear your wristwatch at your left wrist for a right-handed person, because it is more comfortable, as for me. Then I googled some more & bingo! 

 Right-handed people usually wear a watch on their left wrist. But wearing a battery-powered watch on the right is safer for the heart meridian running down your left arm
If you’re right-handed, you probably wear a watch on your

left wrist. You might consider switching, however, when you

consider the impact that your watch’s battery can have on the

health of your heart meridian and, ultimately, on your heart.

What is the Heart Meridian?
The heart is one of the 14 major organs and systems in

Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each of these organs has a

corresponding meridian, a line of energy flow through the

body that becomes strong or weak in tandem with that body

part. In healing a weakened organ, the energy of the related

meridian is used both to diagnose the health of the body and

as a means to begin to strengthen it.

The meridian system has been used and translated into

dozens of different energy healing techniques (including

energy psychologyEnergy Medicine, Touch for Health,

Brain Gym, and accupuncture) because the approach is so


How Does a Watch Battery Affect the Meridian?

The meridians are subtle energy structures and can be very

sensitive to the objects and materials that surround our

bodies. Magnets and other metals, in particular, are known to

affect the energy of the meridians.

Wearing any piece of jewelry for long can bring on fatigue or

have the opposite effect and make the wearer over-

energized.Some people are so sensitive that they have to

remove earrings or other jewelry after only a few minutes,

because the metal charges with their energy and begins to

affect the way they feel. Glasses with metal frames can have

tiny holes drilled at the end of the “arms” to discharge energy,

but that can’t be done to most decorative jewelry or to


Anything that crosses over a meridian is likely to affect it. 6 of

the 14 meridians have paths that run down the arms and

fingers, so bracelets, rings, and watches all have the potential

to affect these lines of energy. Watches are especially a hazard

because of their batteries and the mechanical motion, both of

which have the potential to disrupt the normal flow of

meridian energy.

Because the heart has its own rhythm and our very life

depends on it not being disrupted, most healing approaches

that use meridians are very cautious of anything that may

affect the heart meridian.

Why is the Heart Meridian, in Particular, at Risk?

A watch’s mechanical motion is mildly disruptive, but watch

batteries, with their intense electromagnetic charges, can be

very hazardous to the steady flow of energy in a meridian

especially for people whose hearts are weak or who know

they are at risk for a heart attack or other circulatory


The heart meridian occurs on both sides of the body, so it

runs down both arms and hands. The heart meridian on the

left side, however, is the more significant because of the

position of the heart in the left side of the chest cavity.

Solutions to the watch-battery energy dilemma

  1. You may have heard of people whose bodies make watches stop. They can put on a watch and within seconds, minutes or days, the watch stops running. People like this have one of the solutions spelled out for them: Don’t wear a watch. It’s easy to rely on wall clocks or a cell phone timer instead.
  2. Alternately, there are some watches available that need to be wound or that wind themselves based on movement. These watches are a safe alternative for most people that won’t disrupt the heart.
  3. If you absolutely must wear a battery-operated watch, wear it on your right wrist.

 I decided to give it a try on wearing my wristwatch on the right hand. It may be to early to say it, but I realised that after those change, I experience less nervousness. I'm not sure if it's real or if it's just because my mind is taken to think that way.

Not my pic.

Well then, hopefully someone will come up with a better justification for all these. Assalamualaikum.


  1. senang lah if liddat. aku ni da mcm org xtrurus pakai jam tgn kanan LOL


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