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

No. 5.—The Maiden Immortal Ho (#) slowly ascending to Heaven.—To cure gravel twisting the intestines and abdominal pain.

In one work, the Figure—a male—is termed "The Eighty-one (9 × 9) Ways of ascending to Heaven."

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Sit inclined, the two hands embracing the knees on a level with the navel, tread up and down with the right and left feet 9 times, move the air round with 24 mouthfuls.

This Maiden is one of the Eight Genii. When born, six hairs were seen growing on the crown of her head. At fourteen she dreamed that a spirit gave her instruction in the art of procuring immortality, in the obtaining of which she was to eat powdered mother-o’-pearl. She vowed herself to a life of virginity, wandered in the mountains, lived on herbs, and ultimately disappeared from mortal view. She has since, it is said, been twice seen.

The Salt Soup (Water) Method for bringing on Vomiting.

Prescription.—Use very much salted water to cause vomiting and the affection is cured.

This corresponds with Amiot's No. 19, which is there said to be against calculus and nephritic colic.

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