Prescription. - Take of tzu-su, keng-yehThe Soup for widening the Middle Thorax 330 Hemiptelea Davidi (Zelkora Davidi), cardamons, chih-ch'ioh, ch'ing-p'i immature fruits (dried) of a species of citrus, orange peel, betel-nut, mu-hsiang root of Aplotaxis auriculata (putchuck), pan-hsia, lo-fu-tse, hou-p'o flowers of the Szechuen hou-p'o-tzu, ts'ang-shu, tse-hsieh

Alisma plantago, mu-t'ungThe Soup for widening the Middle Thorax 335 Clematis, of each the same;

crude ginger, 2 slices boiled in water.

No. 12. - Miss Huang-hua The Soup for widening the Middle Thorax 336 Sleeping on Ice. - To cure consumption and extreme debility from venereal excesses.

The Soup for widening the Middle Thorax 337

Lie with the left hand for a pillow, rub the abdomen with the right fist, flex the right foot a little, press the right leg upon the left a little, and as if sleeping in this manner inspire 32 mouthfuls, and move the air round in 12 mouthfuls.

The Soup of the Great Shop for strengthening the Centre (Thorax)

Prescription. - Take of ginseng, pai-shu, fu-ling, pai-shao, shu-ti [see sheng-ti] The Soup of the Great Shop for strengthening the C 338 hwang-ch'i, of each 1 mace;

tang-kwei, chw'an-hiung, tu-chung The Soup of the Great Shop for strengthening the C 339 bark of an Euphorbiaceous tree, ts'ung-jung Ęginetia Sip., ku-chi legumes of Psoralea (Bauchee seeds), of each

7 candareens; liquorice, cinnamon, of each 3 candareens. Boil with ginger and jujubes, and take it at any time.

No. 13. - Yin Ch'ing-ho'sThe Soup of the Great Shop for strengthening the C 342 Sleeping Plan. -

To cure weakness of the spleen and stomach, and indigestion of the five cereals (hemp-seed, millet, rice, wheat and pulse).

The Soup of the Great Shop for strengthening the C 343

Recline on the back, place the right foot like a frame on the left foot, lay the two hands straight on the shoulders, the abdomen coming and going; move the air round in 6 mouthfuls.