MOMENTARY MADNESS

It would be difficult to describe the looks of the assembled party in the library at Brownlows at this moment. Jack, to whom every thing was doubly complicated by the fact that the intruder was Pamela’s mother, and by the feeling that his own affairs must be somehow in question, made a step forward, thinking that her business must be with him, and fell back in double consternation when she…

AN UNLOOKED-FOR VISITOR

Powys was proud, and his pride was up in arms. He slept little that night, and while he sat and brooded over it all, the hopelessness and folly of his hope struck him with tenfold distinctness. Early next morning, before any one was up, he came down the great silent staircase, and left the house in the morning sunshine. The distance to Masterton was nothing to him. It was the…

AN IMPOSTOR

Next morning Powys was up early, with his wise resolution very strong in his mind. He seemed to see the folly of it all more clearly in the morning light. Such a thing might be possible in Canada; but in this conventional artificial existence there were a hundred things more important than love or happiness. Even that, too, he felt was an artificial way of looking at it; for, after…

ONLY MR. BROWNLOW’S CLERK

There was a pleasant bustle about the house that evening when the dog-cart drove up. The sportsmen had been late of getting in, and nobody as yet had gone to dress; the door was open, and in the hall and about the broad door-steps pretty groups were lingering. Sara and her friends on their way up stairs had encountered the gentlemen, fresh from their sport, some of whom had no…

THE REAL TRAITOR

While these things were going on at the gate of Brownlows, a totally different scene was being enacted in Masterton. Mr. Brownlow was at his office, occupied with his business and the people in his house, and the hundred affairs which make up a man’s life. And as he had little time to brood over it, it had very much gone out of his mind how near he was to…

SUSPICION

Neither the next day, however, nor the next again, was Mrs. Preston able to move. The doctor had to be brought at last, and he enjoined perfect quiet and freedom from care. If she had any thing on her mind, it was to be exorcised and put away, he ordered, speaking to Mrs. Swayne and Pamela, who had not a notion what she had on her mind. As for the…

WHAT FOLLOWED

Pamela could make nothing of her companion. Nancy was very willing to talk, and indeed ran on in an unceasing strain; but what she said only confused the more the girl’s bewildered faculties; and she saw her mount at last into the carrier’s cart, and left her with less perception than ever of what had happened. Then she went straying home in the early dusk, for already the days had…

NEWS

It was the beginning of September, as we have said, and the course of individual history slid aside as it were for the moment, and lost itself in the general web. Brownlows became full of people–friends of Jack’s, friends of Mr. Brownlow, even friends of Sara–for ladies came of course to break the monotony of the shooting-party–and in the press of occupation personal matters had to be put aside. Mr.…

DESPAIR

It was nearly two hours after this when Jack Brownlow met Powys at the gate. It was a moonlight night, and the white illumination which fell upon the departing visitor perhaps increased the look of excitement and desperation which might have been apparent even to the most indifferent passer-by. He had been walking very quickly down the avenue; his boots and his dress gleamed in the moonlight as if he…

艾灸最常用的8个穴位

学艾灸有一个可以称之为“捷径”的方法,那就是从穴位出发,先牢记住几个常用大穴,在这几个穴位基础上延伸和学习,学艾灸必能事半功倍。今天,跟随小编一起看看日常常用的八大黄金穴位吧~ 1 大椎穴 驱寒补阳的人体“太阳” 在我们的身体上,有这样一个养护阳气的穴位——大椎穴,只要用艾灸点亮它,就能让自身这个“小太阳”发光发热,红日当头,滋生出源源不断的能量,一点通诸经,振奋一身之阳气,提高人体免疫力! 大椎穴传统中医称它为“诸阳之会”,是人体的“阳中之阳”,它处于人体战略要地,有着承上启下的作用。如果大椎穴不通,将会堵塞7条经络!分别是督脉、膀胱经、大肠经、小肠经、三焦经、胆经、胃经,其对人体健康的重要性可见一斑。 2 足三里 调和脾胃的明星穴 足三里堪称人体穴位中最耀眼的“明星”之一,不管是专家还是入门级的灸疗爱好者,无不知其“大名”。足三里位于膝眼外下四横指,它具有调理脾胃、补中益气、疏风化湿、扶正祛邪的功能。且宫寒、慢性妇科炎症、卵泡发育不良,都用得上这个“明星级的穴位”。 大多数女性疾病的灸疗调理,都需要艾灸足三里。因为女性的生理特点,常导致气血亏虚、气虚血弱的问题,而气虚血弱是引发女性诸多妇科疾病的根源。艾灸足三里可调和脾胃,增强脾胃的“水谷运化能力”,改善女性的气虚血弱,这就能从源头上治疗妇科疾病。 3 三阴交 女性的不老穴位 对女性来说,三阴交穴尤其重要,可以说是女人的“不老穴”。它是妇科病的“灵丹妙药”,有人就把它称为“女三里”。经常艾灸或按揉此穴,能帮助女性维持年轻,延缓衰老,推迟更年期。 三阴交是脾、肝、肾三条经络交集的穴位,能调理月经,改善皮肤。因为脾化生气血,统摄血液。肝藏血,肾精生气血。而女人只要气血足,月经不调等问题都会消失。女人脸上长斑、痘、皱纹,其实都与月经不调有关。 4 中脘 胃病、胃痛必灸穴位 中脘在胃的中部,占据了胃的主体部分,因此对于脾胃疾病的治疗效果是最好的。所以理所当然地成为脾胃病的常用穴。刺激中脘穴之后,胃的蠕动会增强,表现为幽门开放,胃下缘轻度升高。而且还可以增强巨噬细胞的吞噬活性,提高机体免疫能力。 中脘为胃经募穴,八会穴之腑会,手太阳、少阳、足阳明、任脉之会。主治疾病为:消化系统疾病,如腹胀、腹泻、腹痛、腹鸣、吞酸、呕吐、便秘、黄疸等,此外对一般胃病、食欲不振、目眩、耳鸣、青春痘、精力不济、神经衰弱也很有效。 5 天枢 肠道的清道夫 天枢是大肠之募穴,是阳明脉气所发,主疏调肠腑、理气行滞、消食,是腹部要穴。大量实验和临床验证,针剌或艾灸天枢穴对于改善肠腑功能,消除或减轻肠道功能失常而导致的各种证候具有显著的功效。 除了艾灸,按摩也是天枢穴位很好刺激方法,按摩方法:将自己两掌平放于中腹,两中指正对于脐中,稍加用力后顺时针方向揉动,令腹内有热感为佳。经常按摩可促进肠道蠕动、增强胃动力,调理便秘、治疗腹胀、肠鸣、痛经、肾炎等。 6 气海 一穴暖全身 有一句俗语叫“气海一穴暖全身”,很形象地说明了气海穴的作用。气海穴位于两肾之间,与人的元气相通,是元阳之本,真气生发之处,更是人体生命动力之源泉。气海穴是人体先天元气汇集之处,与人的元气相通,是元阳之本、真气生发之处,更是人体生命动力之源泉,具有培补元气、回阳固脱的作用。 凡是元气不足、元气虚弱的人都可以通过刺激它得到改善。通过刺激此穴能够鼓舞脏腑经络气血的新陈代谢,使之流转循环自动不息,生命因此得以维持。古书气海穴记载气海穴为男性“牛气之海”,也就是说它是精力的源泉。因此“气海”充实,则百病可治,永葆强壮。 7 神阙 一个完美的穴位 神阙穴是一个完美的穴位,既能减肥养颜,又能调和百病!艾灸神阙具有补脾肾,益精气,抗老驻颜之功,有活化细胞、润肤驻颜、紧致肌肤的作用。因为可增强人体抗病能力的功能,所以还可用于体弱多病的人强身健体、老年人的回春延年 。神阙有减肥的功效,艾灸它可以加速新陈代谢,促进脂肪的排出,同样的道理,水肿、小便不利索,也可以艾灸它。 在调理女性问题的时候,时常会添上神阙穴,因为女性体质属寒,寒气重,喜欢往下走,故而很多女性都有宫寒、手脚冰冷的毛病,而艾灸神阙可以温补下元,祛除寒气。神阙置于阴脉之海的任脉上,是阴中之阳,与人体卫气营血相对应。古时候就开始有人熨脐,灸脐,以温中祛寒,调和营卫,疗效出众。 8 命门 生命之火出入的门 命门穴里蕴藏的命火为全身阳气之根,乃“生气之原”,对全身各脏腑的生理活动,有温煦、推动的作用。故曰“五脏之阳气,非此不能发”,能促进人体脏腑机能,另外能推动水液代谢,司肾关之开合。 命门之火为一身阳气之根,人体五脏六腑功能活动的动力之源。若久病伤肾,或年老肾亏,或房事过度等,将致肾阳虚损,命门火衰。命门火衰证的临床表现为肾阳虚证症状兼见精神萎靡,面色晄白或黧黑,畏寒怕冷,男子阳痿精稀清冷,女子胞宫寒冷不孕等症。