CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF PHANA MARMA AND ITS CLINICAL RELEVANCE
*Dr. Sachin Sonappa Dargu and Dr. Rajesh Renukadasrao Choudhary
Concept of Marma Sharir is revailed in Ayurveda as the vital spots is human body where there is matrix formation of structures like Masa (Tendon), Sira(Veins), Snayu(Ligaments), Asthi(Bones) and Sandhi(Joints). At these vital spots there is predominance of one structure over the other four structures. Due to this structurally the Marmas classified as Masa marma, Sira Marma, Snayu Marma, Asthi Marma and Sandhi Marma respectively. Overall any trauma or injury to these spots in human body leads to Sudden Death, Death after some time, deformity, severe pain in reference to the specific location of the Marma in human body. As mentioned in Ayurvedic literature it is important to know the exact position of these Marmas in human body with todays human anatomy with its clinical overview. There 107 Marmas mentioned in Ayurved. Out of this 2 Phana Marmas are mentioned. They are located inside the Nose on each nostil at the olfactory area in the nose. Structurally it is Sira Marma and any trauma to this Marma leads to loss of sense of smell. In Ayurveda nose is also considered as Moolsthan of Pranvaha strotasa (Respiratory System). Trauma to this structure inner membrane through air pollution leads to respiratory disorders and olfactory disorders.
Keywords: 1) Review of Marma Sharir concept in Ayurvedic Literature. 2) Structural and Traumatic aspect of Marma Sharir. 3) Locating the position of Marmas in human body. 4) Ayurvedic Literature review of Phana Marma. 5) Clinical of revelance Phana Marma.
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