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Term Glossary: Dan Tian

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Dan Tian


Dan Tian is the most important energy center in the body located in the lower abdomen midway between the naval and the pubic bone. It means elixir (dan) field (tian).


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              Here is a little history and an explanation. Chinese is made up of characters and ideograms to represent the concept of what they are writing about.  Whereas the writing you are currently reading  is a string of sounds that your brain puts together to get the concept.  Up until recently, most writings on Chinese topics in English used the Wade-Giles system.  This is a system that was developed by a British ambassador to China (Wade) in the mid 1800s and refined ... Read More