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

No. 41.—Lan Ts‘ai-ho (#) * imitating the Black Dragon shaking his Horns.—To cure pain of the entire body.

p. 196

Sit upright, extend both feet, close firmly the two hands, and together with the body direct them to the front, revolve the air in 24 mouthfuls, place the feet on the ground, bend the head, let the two hands grasp the toes of the two feet, and revolve the air as above.

The Soup to cause the Blood-vessels to circulate.

Prescription.—Take of hsuen-hu-so, tang-kwei, jou-kwei, of each 1 ounce; powder, mix with wine, and take 3 or 4 mace. Add wine according to each individual's wine capacity; when the pain ceases, cease the medicine.


195:* One of the Eight Immortals who, according to Mayers, wandered about a beggar in a tattered blue gown, with one foot shoelesss, wearing in summer wadded garments and in winter sleeping on snow and ice. She waved a wand in her hand, and chanted verses denunciatory of fleeting life and its delusive pleasures.

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