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

No. 35.—Kau Hsiang-sien’s (#) imitation of the Phoenix * spreading its Wings.—To cure diseases the same as the preceding one.

p. 190

Bend and contract the body a little, raise the hand higher than the vertex, let the mouth and nose slowly emit the pure air (!) in 3 or 4 mouthfuls, let the left foot be directed to the front, let the toes of the right foot be opposed to the left heel, and revolve the air to times.

The Flowing Air Potion.

Prescription.—Take of ch‘iang-hwo, ts‘ang-shu, chw‘an-hiung, tang-kwei, hsiang-fu, pai-shao, orange peel, pan-hsia, mu-hsiang, chïh-ch‘iöh, mu-t‘ung, liquorice, betel-nut, tze-su, of each the same quantity. Make a decoction.


189:* A fabulous bird. The male is termed fêng, and the female kwang; combined form the generic designation of this wondrous bird, a compound between the peacock and the pheasant, with the addition of many gorgeous colours. (See illustration in the Year's Kung-fu).

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