Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics, by John Dudgeon, , at sacred-texts.com
No. 43.—Ho T‘ai-ku supporting Heaven, seated.—To cure swelling of the abdomen from debility.
Seated upright the two hands are raised as if supporting a thing, move the air, and by upheaval lead the air upwards in 9 mouthfuls, then make it descend in 9 mouthfuls.
The above is sometimes called—Supporting the Pagoda towards Heaven.—For the cure of enlargement of the abdomen. (Compare this with standing Figure No. 11 of Chang Tze-yang driving the Pestle).
The Fragrant Sha Ling and P‘i Potion.
.—Take of fu-ling-p‘i, ta-fu-p‘i, wu-chia-p‘i, ginger-skin, ts‘ang-pai-p‘i, root bark of mulberry, chïh-ch‘ioh, sha-jên, pai-chu, lo-fo-tse, mu-hsiang, mu-t‘ung, tse-hsïeh, chu-ling, of each the same quantity. Boil, to be taken a little while after meals.
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