ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF LOHITAKSHA MARMA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO UPPER LIMB
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Verma Raju, Manohar Jannu, Nath Pashupati, Gupta Satish Chand *
Abstract: Marma is a unique concept of Ayurveda. Marma is the site of prana. Prana is constituted by Agni, Soma, Vayu, Satwa, Rajah, Tamah, Bhuthatma and Panchendriyas. According to Acharya Sushruta, Shareera Dosha and Manasika Dosha along with Bhootatma reside in the Marma. So, if Marma gets injured all the Dosha gets vitiated. The Lohitaksha Marma in upper limb is the Shakhagata Marma Vaikalyakar in nature and it is a Sira Marma. It is two in number. The injury effect of this Marma is mentioned as RaktaKshaya and due to which Pakshaghata or Marana will be observed. In the Sira Vyadha context, Lohitaksha Sira is mentioned as Avedhya Sira in the limbs.
Keyword: Marma, Lohitaksha, Avedyasira, VaikalyakaraMarma, Upper limb.