Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics, by John Dudgeon, , at sacred-texts.com
No. 26.—Lü Ch’un-yang’s * Figure of sustaining the Pulse.—To cure the hundred (all) diseases.
Another method is to press the knees with the two hands, twist the body right and left, and with each turn of the body revolve the air in 14 mouthfuls.
The Figure resembles in every respect No, 7, also No. 1 of the Ornamental Sections.
A similar exercise is elsewhere termed—The March of the Blood Vessels.
Corresponds with Amiot's No. 7 for sustaining the health.
179:* Lü Tsu (#) or Yen (#), or Tung-pin (#), or Ch‘un-yang (#), for he is known by all these names, was born 755 A.D. He was one of the most prominent of the later patriarchs of the Tauist sect, of whose doctrines he was an ardent votary. He was invested with the magic formulas and a sword of supernatural powers with which he traversed the Empire, slaying dragons and ridding the earth of divers kinds of evils during a period of upwards of 400 years. In the 12th century, according to Mayers, temples were erected to his honour and were dedicated to his worship under the title Ch'un-yang, which he had adopted. Several such temples exist at Peking. He is worshipped especially by the fraternity of doctors and barbers. He and Ko Hsien-wêng (No. 18), each at 64 years of age, met their teachers and embraced the Doctrine. For an account of this patriarch, see the writer's articles on Medical Divinities and Divinities in Medical Temples (Chinese Recorder, Volume 3, 1870).