This section is from the book "The Beverages of the Chinese; Kung-fu or Tauist Medical Gymnastics; the Population of China; A Modern Chinese Anatomist and A Chapter in Chinese Surgery.", by John Dudgeon. Also available from Amazon: Kung Fu, or Taoist Medical Gymnastics.
Prescription. - Take of gypsum (roasted) 2 candareens; chih-mu Anemorrhena asphodeloides, liquorice, of each 1 mace;
pan-hsia 2 candareens; mai-tung tubers of Ophiopogon japonicus, 8 candareens; chu-ye bamboo leaves,
5 candareens; rice a pickle. Make decoction with 3 slices of ginger in it. (The heart will thus become as bright as a mirror, and as clear as Heaven, - the first couplet of the poetical stanza).
This Figure corresponds with Amiot's No. 9, which is said to be against vertigo and dazzling, and resembles No. 1 of the Eight Sections, and is therefore here omitted.
No. 8. - The Immortal Maiden Ts'ao looking at the Figure of the Ultimate Principle of Being - To cure inflammation, pain and swelling of the eyes.
Fix the tongue on the palate, direct the eyes to the vertex and nose [alternately], cause the fire of the heart to descend to and enter the yung-chuen (acupuncture aperture in the centre of the sole of the foot), draw up the kidney water (semen) to the kw'in-lun. In performing it, do it 3 times each time; set it on fire in 36 mouthfuls.