Explore the Role and Function of Bigu on Taoism Health Preservation

Zhonghua XUE

Abstract


“Methods of health preservation or regime” pursued by Chinese Taoism sects strives for immortality in a fairyland. One of these methods is Bigu, who had its own take on the genre. Due to its excellent effect on curing diseases and prolonging life, Bigu has been considered as the only path to becoming an immortal. As a consequence, Bigu occupies an important position in all Taoism methods of health preservation.


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Bigu, Taoism; Health preservation ; Effect

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7639

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