What Are Jing, Qi, and Shen? Exploring the Three Treasures in Daoist Internal Alchemy

Introduction: The Importance of Jing, Qi, and Shen in Chinese Traditions and Internal Alchemy Jing, Qi, and Shen are not just theoretical constructs but essential components in Daoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan) and other Chinese traditional disciplines like Traditional Chinese Medicine. Known as the ‘Three Treasures,’ these elements are different manifestations of universal energy. They are…

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Neigong Vs. Neidan: Two Distinct Paths of Qigong

Defining Neigong and Neidan: Unraveling the Dichotomy Neigong, synonymous with Martial Arts Qigong, is a distinctive blend of Qigong and martial arts, starkly different from its counterpart, Neidan, or Internal Elixir. Despite their shared characteristics and commonalities in promoting initial healing and body strengthening, these practices display substantial divergence in their operational levels and ultimate…

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