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

No. 47.—Tung Fang-shuo's (#) * Method of grasping his Big Toes.—To cure hernia.

p. 202

With the two hands grasp the big toes of the two feet, bend the toes for a period equal to 5 respirations, lead the air in the abdomen throughout the entire body.

Another method is bending all the ten toes in this manner, which is better.

Hwei-hsiang Pills.

Prescription.—Take fu-ling, pai-chu, shan-cha, of each 2 ounce; chih-shill 8 mace, ta-hwei-hsiang (roasted) 2 ounce, wu-chu-yü (#) roasted 1 ounce, orange seed (roasted) 2 ounces, stones of the Lichee (#), Nephelium Litchi, 1 ounce. Powder, with honey form pills, each pill to weigh 1½ mace, to be taken on an empty heart. Break up the pills, and take with soup of ginger.


201:* Tung Fang-shuo, 2nd century B.C. It is related that he was the child of a miraculous conception, and his mother removed to a place further to the eastward from her home to give birth to her child; and hence his name. According to common repute, he was the embodiment of the planet Venus.

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