A BRIEF CONCEPTUAL REVIEW OF LITERATURE OF MARMA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SHUSHRUTA
Dr. Deshpande Mahesh Narayanrao*, Dr. Sharma Vivek Indarchand and Dr. Khedkar Ankush Dattatraya
Marma is described as the vital spots in our body, injury to which ends in various dangerous crises. The marma are 107, they are classified in various groups based on their location like-: Shakhagata, udara uarahgata, Prushthagata & Jatrudwagata. The various classical texts of Ayurveda have defined marma as a reservoir of prana, the seat of tridosha and triguna, atma, chetana, a conglomeration of mamsa, sira, snayu, asthi, sandhi making the place vulnerable to injury. The marma of are studied in relation to anatomical locations, structures involved and their patho-physiology as shown in the flow charts. Symptoms produced after marmabhighata are to that of traumatic complications viz shock, Functional deformity, if not treated properly lastly leads to death.
Keywords: Marma, Prana & Injury.
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