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Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics, by John Dudgeon, [1895], at

No. 14.—Li Ch‘i-ch‘an’s (#) Method of dispersing the Semen (#) [ching]; sometimes called Lü-tsu's Method for strengthening the same.—To cure spermatorrhœa from dreams.

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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The Strong Ching Pills.

Prescription.—Take of chih-mu (roasted), hwang-po (#), Phellodendron amurense or Pterocarpus flavus, of each 1 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-yü (#) 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.

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