ANATOMICAL EXPLORATION OF LOHITAKSHA MARMA OF URDHWA SHAKHA
Dr. Neelam Sagwan*, Dr. Sandeep Lahange, Dr. Vikash Bhatnagar and Dr. Naveen Kumar
Concept of Marma is well explained in Ayurveda. There are 107 Marma points present in our body which are the vital areas in our body. Acharya Sushruta has been said that while performing any surgical procedures these vital points should be avoided as a little injury results in fatal consequences. Acharya Sushruta and Vagbhatta have explained about Marma in detail in Sharir Sthana. They have classified Marmas based on Structural composition, regional, effect of injury and measurements. Each and every Marma has its own structural and clinical importance according their location and structures involved within. Lohitaksha Marma is present in both the extremities and it is classified under Vikalyakara Marma, Sira Marma and Ardha Angula in Pramana. Injury to this Marma causes Pakshaghata (paralysis) or even Marana (death) due to Lohitakhsaya (blood loss). During surgical procedure to withhold the importance of these vital areas one must have gross knowledge regarding specific Marma and its anatomical aspect. Present research work is an attempt to study the Lohitaksha Marma of upper extremity to know its anatomical position, structures present in that region and fate of injury on that region.
Keywords: Marma, Vaikalyakara Marma, Lohitaksha Marma, Pakshaghata.
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