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

No. 21.—The Picture of Chang Kwo-lao * abstracting from and adding to the strength of Fire. (#).—To cure the heat of the blood of the Three Divisions (imaginary functional passages) advancing upwards, vision indistinct.

Sit upright, let the hands rub the navel warm, afterwards press the knees, shut the mouth, sit quiet and wait till the air is fixed, then revolve the air in 9 mouthfuls.

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The Chrysanthemum Powder.

Prescription.—Take of ch‘iang-hwo, mu-tsei (#), Equisetum japonicum, hwang-lien, chw‘an-hiung, ching-chieh, (#), Salvia plebeia, fang-fêng, tang-kwei, pai-shao, liquorice, kan-chü-hua (#), Chrysanthemum sinense (sweet), a kind exported from Canton, man-ching-tse (#), hwang-ch‘in (#), Scutellaria viscidula,—of each the same. Make a decoction, to be taken after food.

The illustration is similar to Numbers 2, 9, 10, 16.


172:* One of the Eight Immortals of the Tauists, who flourished toward the close of the 7th and middle of the 8th century. He led an erratic life and performed wonderful feats of necromancy. Mayers informs us that he had a white mule as his constant companion, which carried him thousands of miles in a day, and which, when he halted, he folded up and hid away in his wallet. By spirting water from his mouth upon the packet, the beast again resumed its proper shape. He was asked to Court, but the ascetic wanderer spurned every tempting offer.

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