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Article: CONCEPT OF MARMA AND ITS IMPORTANCE: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Mehak Kamboj *
Abstract: Ayurveda is one of the most reliable ancient medical science and marma is specialty of ayurvedic system of medicine. The ayurvedic science of marma is itself a treatise on surgico-anatomical learning. It is the confluence of five types of tissue, namely mamsa, sira, snayu, asthi, sandhi and prana dwells at these sites. Vaidya’s has to deal with various problems at the time of war while treating the injured ones in ancient time. With the invention of new military armaments and heavy road traffic, people are more prone to accidents which cause injury to marma sthana. So, it is essential for surgeon or medical man to have complete acquaintance of marma for the surgical/medical management of the injury at the marma and it should be carefully protected during surgical procedures like ksharkarma, agnikarma etc. Every individual must know about marma point in our body so that they protect them from various injuries.
Keyword: Ayurveda, marma, prana, injury.