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Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics, by John Dudgeon, [1895], at

8.—The Middle of the Fourth Month, termed "Small Full."—One hand is raised as if upholding something, one hand pressed down, right and left each 3 × 5 times, etc. To cure obstructions in the liver and lungs of the usual character (i.e.,—the vitiated air and poison which

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has become stagnant and refuses to disperse), fulness of the thorax and ribs, pain and palpitation of the heart, flushing of the face, eyes yellow, heart sad, painful and afraid, palms of the hands hot. This (see Figure, below) corresponds with Amiot's No. 17, which is against embarrassment of the lungs and suffocation.

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Before engaging in the kung-fu of the Fifth Month, there is as usual the preliminary exercise of placing the palms of the two hands together, and as it were pushing forward the fore-arm and wrists 7 times, to purify the heart of wind and trouble, and to disperse the obstructing air.

On the 5th day of the Fifth month, take a little of the earth of the grave, a piece of brick and a stone, go home and place them in a little bottle and bury it outside the door below the door-step; the whole family will thus be protected against disease of the period. Also take vermilion and write a charm, and apply it to the front of the heart. This will cure all sorts of diseases, and prevent disease from entering the body. To be applied for the united three months.

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