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

No. 33.—The pure peaceful Heavenly Preceptor's Sleeping Kung.—To cure spermatorrhœa from dreams.

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Recline on the back, the right hand supporting the head (as a pillow), the left hand grasping firmly the obscure parts, extend the left leg straight, flex the right leg, let the heart think, and revolve the air 24 times.

The above is elsewhere termed—The Sleeping Exercise of Ch‘ên Tu‘an.—For the cure of consumption and the effects of venery.

Recline obliquely on a pillow, with the right hand under the head; with the left rub the abdomen, draw up the legs, the left not quite up to the level of the right, the left pressing on the right, breathe gently, vacant in thought, and take into the abdomen 32 mouthfuls. Do this 12 times. If long continued, the disease is certain to be cured.

Another similar exercise is simply termed—The Sleeping Method.—For the cure of nocturnal emissions.

Lie on the back and make a pillow of the right hand, with the left hand press on the thigh of the extended left leg, draw up the right leg, think, and inspire 24 mouthfuls.

There is yet another Sleeping Method, for the cure of dyspepsia.

With both hands rub up and down the abdomen in all directions, like the whirling of a river or the eddying of the ocean.

The Nourishing-heart Soup.

Prescription.—Take of ginseng, shan-yao, mu-t‘ung, fu-shên, swan-tsao-jên (#), seeds of Diospyros lotus, kwei-shên, clarified tang-kwei, pai-shao, yuen-chih flesh (pulp), lien-hsü (#) [same as lien-jui], of each the same quantity. Add ginger, jujube, and lotus pulp. Make a decoction, and take.

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