Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics, by John Dudgeon, , at sacred-texts.com
No. 8.—The Immortal Maiden Ts’ao (#) looking at the Figure of the Ultimate Principle of Being (#).—To cure inflammation, pain and swelling of the eyes.
Fix the tongue on the palate, direct the eyes to the vertex and nose [alternately], cause the fire of the heart to descend to and enter the yung-chuen
(acupuncture aperture in the centre of the sole of the foot), draw up the kidney water (semen) to the kw’ên-lun
. In performing it, do it 3 times each time; set it on fire in 36 mouthfuls.
The Bright Eye Flowing Air Potion.
.—Tang-kwei (#), Ligusticum acutilobum, pai-shao (#), Pæonia albiflora, shêng-ti (#) Rehmannia glutinosa, lung-tan-ts‘ao (#), Gentiana scabra, ch‘ai-hu (#), Bupleurum falcatum, hwang-lien (#), rhizome of Coptis teeth, chih-tse (#), Gardenia florida, tan-p’i (#), root bark of Pæonia montan;—of each 1 mace. Take of rhubarb boiled in wine, dried and again boiled and dried 3 × 7 times, 2 mace; and make a decoction and drink.
Next: No. 9.—Ch‘ieu Ch’ang-ch‘un’s Method of Turning the Windlass