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Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics By John Dudgeon

Kung-Fu, or Tauist Medical Gymnastics

John Dudgeon


Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 209 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1895.

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Fully illustrated. This is an extremely rare 19th century treatise on Chinese medicine, particularly the practices of the Kung Fu school. Although best known for a fighting style, Kung Fu includes a whole range of medical practices based on late Taoist alchemy. Dudgeon describes the use of yoga-like postures, movements similar to Tai Chi, the use of healing sounds similar to mantras, as well as massage and other techniques. He gives specifics of compounds used to treat a wide range of ailments in conjunction with the other methods, describes Taoist deities and sages, and gives extensive background on Chinese medical theory. This text is an invaluable look at the esoteric medical practices of the Chinese prior to the 20th century.
Note: Locations of untranscribed Chinese characters in the text are indicated by a single hash sign (#)

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