CLINICAL UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYSIS OF SUSHRUTOKTA MARMA
Dr. Harvendra Devpal*, Dr. Shaifali Sharma, Dr. Purushottam Das Sharma and Dr. Deepa
Samhitas play an important role in the Ayurvedic literature. There are various Samhitas dedicated to different fields of Ayurveda. Sushrut Samhita is one of the precious Samhita among all which is especially dedicated to Shalya Tantra (Surgery). There are ten chapters in the Sushrut Shareer in which the sixth chapter is about Marma. Marma is said to be “Ardh Vishay of Shalya Tantra (half subject of Shalya Tantra)”. By this line we can understand that in actual, how important the Marma are, Marma are the vital points of body or specific locations of Prana (life forces). Marma is one hundred seven in number. Acharya Sushrut defines the Marma in a very broad way. He says that Marma are the Sannipata (meeting point) of the five elements Mamsa, Sira, Snayu, Asthi and Sandhi, where Prana (life) are situated. Acharya Sushrut has classified the Marma according to Sthana (regionwise), constitution and on the basis of Parinama (result). Acharya Sushrut also mentions the Lakshanas of Marmaghaat but he didn‟t describe about their treatment. Although Marma Chikitsa is traditional but it is not described into our claasical Ayurvedic texts. Whenever any Marma Gets injured many Marma therapists stimulate these Marma at their specific locations. It is their point of view that whenever any Marma point gets stimulated a specific type of energy flow into them. In this paper i would like to describe some specific Marma points and effects of Marma therapy on some specific disease.
Keywords: Ardh, Marma, Marma Chikitsa, Sannipata.
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