ANATOMICAL REVIEW OF ADHOSHAKHAGAT MARMA WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION TO CLINICAL ASPECT OF VITAPA MARMA
Dr. Deepak Sharma*, Dr. Vikash Bhatnagar, Dr. Sandeep M Lahange, Dr. Rekha Sharma and Dr. Neha Kumawat
Ayurveda is a science which deals with the science of life. It treats the diseases and maintains the health of the healthy person also. Marma science is science which has been gifted by the Acharays. Marma are vital point on body surface having importance regarding traumatic effects where a minor injury can lead to disability, dysfunctioning or even termination of life. Acharya Sushruta has described every aspect of Marma like definition, signs, symptoms of Marma injury. The details of Marma are explained in the 6th chapter of Sushruta Sharirsthan and Vitapa is mentioned under Adhoshakhagata marma in category of Vaikalyakara Marma. In this article an attempt is being made to simplify the concept of Vitapa as a Marma with the help of modern anatomy particularly in males.
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