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

No. 28.—Fu-yeu-ti-chün (#) drawing the Sword from its Scabbard.—To cure all sorts of cardiac pains.

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Stand erect and firm like the character (a nail), raise the right hand and look to the left; if the left hand be raised, look to the right. Revolve the air in 9 mouthfuls, turn the head, and look to the four quarters.

The above is elsewhere termed—The Immortals unsheathing the Sword.—For the cure of cardialgia.

With the raising of the right hand, the body is turned in the opposite direction, and vice versâ.

The Falling cup Soup.

Prescription.—Take of Hsuen-hu-so (#), tubers of Corydalis ambigus, wu-ling-chïh (thoroughly roasted), chien-k‘ow-jên (#), nutmeg kernels from Fuhkien, of each 6 candareens; liang-chiang (#), Galangal (alpinia officinarum), shïh-ch‘ang-p‘u, hou-p‘o, orange peel, hwo-hsiang, of each 1 mace; chïh-ch‘ioh, su-kêng (#), Perilla ocymoides, of each 6 candareens. Make a decoction with water, and drink.

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