Laohu Gong (Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong) is from the Emei Zhengong (Mt. Emei Sage Style Qigong) school. Mt. Emei Sage Style Qigong combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts. The elements of this style are rooted in the ancient world of Chinese shamanism, which is the source of all the classical Chinese traditions. In ancient China, shamans were respected as sages, and sages were shamans.
The theoretical foundation of the Mt. Emei Sage Style Qigong is rooted in Yijing science and the principles of classical Chinese medicine. Generally, we can classify this style as a type of Confucian Qigong since all of the forms contain the rational and moral meanings of the Confucian perspective. This style can also be categorized as belonging to the Fulu fff^ School because it holds to some rituals and methods that are similar to those in the Daoist Fulu tradition. The Chinese character Fu means symbol, omen, in alignment with, or in accord with. Lu H refers to the book of prophecy, incantation, or a Daoist
amulet (a charm to ward off evil). Because of its ancient shamanic ritual practices, the Fulu ggfH; School has been described as a shamanic school. We can also consider it to be a classical Chinese medical Qigong school due to its inclusion of strong medical functions.
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