Obtaining the Elixir Drug

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Inner Alchemy
Terms of Inner Alchemy
Mind , Spiritual Nature and Bodily Life
Essential Matter , Vital Breath and Spirit
Great Reversion Elixir
Small Reversion Elixir
Integrated Cultivation of Spiritual Nature and Bodily Life
Three Flowers Condensing onto the Head
Transporting through the Three Vehicles
Meeting of the Three Parts
Refining the Mind through the Nine Cauldrons
Intercourse of Dragon and Tiger
Refinement of Essential Matter into Vital Breath
Refinement of Vital Breath into Spirit
Refinement of Spirit Back to Emptiness

Refinement of Emptiness into Dao
Reversing Kan with Li
Centering Merits When Yin And Yang Join
The Five Vital Breaths Oriented to the Origin
Rebirth from the Original Fetus and Bones
Basic Cultivation
Harmonizing the Breath
Obtaining the Elixir Drug
Collecting Elixir Drugs
Fire Phases
To Increase Fire
To Reduce Fire
To Nourish in Warmth
Unfixed Zi Phase
River Chariot
Mysterious Pearls
Passages and Cavities
Cosmic Orbit
Feminine Alchemy
Cutting the Red Dragon
Refining the Form through the Supreme Yin
Body of Original Chastity

"Obtaining the Elixir Drug " ( 得藥 Deyao ) is a term of the science of the Golden Elixir ( 金丹 Jindan ). Considering its semantic meaning, "drug" originally refers to special materials taken from nature that are used for curing diseases. This kind of "medicine" is called the "outer drug". The "elixirs" refined from minerals, such as lead and mercury, by early Daoist practitioners are also "outer drugs". Corresponding to the "outer drug" is the "inner elixir", which refers to the substances that originally exist in the human body and can be used for self-treatment, nourishment and health improvement. The chapter "On Elixirs" in the Transmission of Dao by Zhongli Chuan and Lu Dongbin ( 鍾呂傳道集 Zhonglü Chuandaoji ) points out that the medicinal materials of Inner Alchemy ( 內丹 Neidan ) are found in the heart and kidneys, which everyone has but are invisible to the naked eye and perceptible only if one adjusts the spirit and nourishes the vital breath. Inner Alchemists refine the Essential Matter ( 精 Jing ) and the Vital Breath ( 氣 Qi ) in accordance with the phases of the circulation of the sun and the moon. In a certain stage, the true vital breath activates, and the practitioner has feelings like "a dragon keeping a pearl in its mouth" and the coupling of husband and wife. This is just the situation of "Obtaining the Elixir Drug".