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

No. 39.—The True Jade Immortal's method of harmonizing the Hall of the Kidneys.—To cure pain of the legs.

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Sit upright, clench the two hands, rub them warm, place the palms of the hand to the posterior ching door, rub several times, the more the better, and each time revolve the air 24 times. (In spermatorrhœa the legs are said to be painful).

The Soup for removing the Heat and overcoming the Damp.

Prescription.—Take of hwang-p‘o (moistened in salted water and afterwards roasted), ch‘iang-hwo, tze-hsieh, ts‘ang-shu, prepared liquorice (half the quantity of the other ingredients), tu-chung (roasted), pai-shao (roasted in wine), mu-kwa, wei-ling-hsien, orange peel, of each 1 mace; mu-hsi (#), 8 candareens. Add 3 slices of ginger, and make a decoction in water.

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