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 deer horns 10 catties, shell of a land tortoise 5 catties, kow-ch'i-tse Lycium chinense, 30 ounces, ginseng 15 ounces. Use a jar and make it after the manner of an extract, then dissolve it in wine, and take for a dose 2. to 3 or 4 mace on an empty stomach.
No. 18. - Ko Hsien-weng opening the Thorax. - To cure the thorax of obstruction.
Stand erect, the feet placed after the Chinese figure of 8 , interlock the two hands, carry them to the front of the chest, rub them times without number, and move the air in 34 mouthfuls.
Another plan is with the left hand using force directed to the left, the right hand also forcibly following the left, the head also with strength directed to the right, the eyes strongly directed to the right, move the air in 9 mouthfuls, change the hands and repeat.