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

13.—For the Solar Term of the Seventh Month, called "Beginning of Autumn."—Both hands to the ground, contract the body, close the breath, raise up the body in a jerking manner 7 × 8 times, etc. To fill up the empty (weak) and injured parts, to dispel the air of the loins and kidneys collected there, the heart and ribs painful and so unable to turn the body, the face as if covered with fine dust, the outside of the foot hot, head-ache, jaws painful, eyes projecting, canthi painful, sternum and. arm-pits swollen and painful, paroxysms of cold perspiration. (See Figure).

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