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 ts'ang-shu [or ts'ang-chu] Atractylis ovata; hsiang-fu Cyperus rotundus; ch'en-p'i orange peel; chw'an-hiung Pleurospermum Sp., or Conioselinum univitatum (umbelliferae); pai-chih root of Angelica anomala; fu-lingfungoid growths on roots of Pachyma cocos; t'u-fu-lingroot of the smilax (China-root); shen-ch'u a celebrated medicine cake for curing colds and dispersing wind, brought from Chin-chew near Amoy (the name means "divine leaven"); tzu-su
Perilla ocymoides; dried ginger and liquorice; - of each the same quantity. Make a decoction in water.
* The illustration is that of a Tauist priest sitting cross-legged as described. As the illustrations are too numerous and occupy too much space, they are omitted unless the positions or figures are more or less striking, and where they resemble or are identical with those already given, reference to the illustration is sufficient.
No. 2. - The Venerable Prince Li playing the Lute. - To cure chronic disease and yellow swelling.
Sit silently with both hands on the knees, rub forcibly, let the heart consider and wait till the air has circulated to all parts of the body, and make it go round in 49 mouthfuls. The air will thus revolve, the blood harmonize, and diseases vanish.