Prescription - Take of pai-shu (roasted with earth), chih-shih The Strong Spleen Pills 344 roasted, Aegle sepiaria (small fruit), orange peel, mai-ya roasted, sprouts of wheat and barley, shen-ch'u (roasted), shan-yao Dioscorea Sp. (yams), fu-ling, ts'ang-shu (roasted), of each 1 ounce; hou-p'o (prepared) 8 mace; mu-hsiang 5 mace. Powder, take non-glutinous rice flour and make into a paste and form pills, of which 6 or 7 for a dose in rice gruel.

No. 14. - Li Ch'i-ch'an's The Strong Spleen Pills 347 Method of dispersing the Semen [ching]; sometimes called Lu-tsu's Method for strengthening the same. - To cure spermatorrhoea from dreams.

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Sit upright, raise up both feet, rub until warm the soles of both feet, and move the air right and left each in 30 mouthfuls, and so the semen will not flow away. The Chinese believe that the ching is secreted in the kidneys and can be dispersed throughout the entire body, and thus be prevented from collecting and flowing away.

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Prescription. - Take of chih-mu ( roasted ), h\vang-poThe Strong Ching Pills 350 Phellodendron amurense or Pterocarpus flavus, of each I ounce; burnt oyster shells, burnt fossil bones, tz'u-shih Euryale ferox, lien-jui stamens of lotus flowers, fu-ling, yuen-chih root and root bark of Polygala sibirica, shan-chu-yu fruit of a shrub not yet identified, of each 2 ounces. Powder boiled rice, make the pills with a cinnabar coating. Dose, 50 pills on an empty heart (stomach), and swallow with diluted salted water.

No. 15. - The Maiden Chang Chen-nuThe Strong Ching Pills 354 fixing her Animal Spirits. - To cure emptiness and great pain of the heart.

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Sit upright, with the two hands press the knees, use the idea in it, look to the right and elevate the left, move the air in 12 mouthfuls, look to the left, raise the right, and move the air in 12 mouthfuls.