Glossary – Elixir

Elixir (丹) [Dan] –

Elixirs are typically in the form of pills. Different elixirs have different effects when consumed.

For Xiuzhen Practitioners and Xiumo Practitioners, when they achieve the stage of Jindan in their level of martial cultivation, the internal energies within their body will solidify and form a Jindan at their Dantian. The Jindan is referred to as Golden Elixir, and represents the essence and energies of a Xiuzhen or Xiumo Practitioner’s cultivation. It can be used as nourishment to further another Xiuzhen Practitioner’s martial cultivation. When the Practitioner achieves the stage of Yuanying in their level of martial cultivation, the Jindan will transform into a Yuanying.

For Xiuyao Practitioners, when they achieve the equivalent stage of Jindan in their level of martial cultivation, the internal energies within their body will solidify and form a Neidan at their Dantian. The Neidan is referred to as Internal Elixir, and represents the essence and energies of a Xiuyao Practitioner’s cultivation. It can be used as nourishment to further another Xiuzhen Practitioner’s martial cultivation. When the Xiuyao Practitioner achieves the stage of Yuanying in their level of martial cultivation, the Neidan will transform into a Yuanying.

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