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    Marma: 29 Marma Points For Pain Relief

    The Ayurveda Experience August 09, 2017

    According to Ayurveda, marma points are joining points where the muscle (mamsa), vein (sira), ligament (snayu), bone (asthi), and joint (sandhi) meet.

    These are special points (sthana) in the human body and any injury to these marmas may lead to disease, disability, and if not properly treated even fatal conditions. Here, we discuss 29 marma points for pain relief.

    Therapeutic Use Of Marma Points

    Marma points are manipulated by several techniques. Rubbing the marma, applying pressure, oil massage, herbal paste application, and fomentation may be used according to the diseased condition.

     

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    Surgery And Injury To Marma

    The Ayurvedic scholar Sushruta was a surgeon as well as the author of the ancient Ayurvedic medical text Sushruta Samhita. He stressed the importance of the knowledge of marma in surgical practice.

    He stated that in any surgical procedure, the knowledge of marma and other structures like nerves, muscles, bones, veins, and arteries is of utmost importance.

    An injury to an area adjacent to a marma, whether incidental or not, exhibits the same series of symptoms as an actually affected marma. A cut, incision, blow (abhighata), burn, puncture, or injury by any other cause will affect the marma.

    A direct injury to a marma, whether it be severe or slight, is sure to bring deformity or death if not treated.2

    While performing ksharakarma—the application of plant alkalis—the knowledge of marma is essential. Kshara can act as a surgical instrument hence one should be cautious.

    The area of marma is very sensitive hence a surgeon should take precautions while performing any surgery. One should also remain cautious while applying anything onto the marma areas or near these vital points.

    Marma Massage

    Marma points are stimulated by massage. Massaging the marma will give healing effects to specific areas of the mind-body system. Marmas are sensitive areas so massage should be done carefully.

    Apply steady pressure on the marma point for approximately 1-2 minutes.

    For toning and strengthening the internal organs, massage should be done in a clockwise direction. This pacifies Vata and Kapha but may stimulate Pitta dosha. Counterclockwise movement is calming and pacifying.

    It soothes Pitta dosha but may stimulate Vata and Kapha dosha. Linear movement balances the Vata dosha.3

    For Vāta prakriti, use sesame oil in a large quantity. For Pitta prakriti, use coconut oil, ghee, or sandalwood oil. For Kapha prakriti use mustard or safflower oil.

    Anatomical and applied physiological information about marma is essential for a panchakarma therapist as it helps to avoid the possibility of any kind of injury or trauma to these vital spots during therapy.

    It also helps in the selection of appropriate therapeutic interventions through marma points.4

    Marma Points For Pain Relief

    Instant pain relief is the motive of marma therapy. Stimulation of marma can produce analgesia by secreting a number of prostaglandin inhibitors, endorphins, interferon, and other opioid-like substances which are a hundred times more potent than opium.1

    The following marma points are targeted for pain relief in different organs. Rub gently or apply pressure to these marma points.

    1. Shoulder Pain: The Kshipra marma and Kurpara marma are great for shoulder pain relief.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief


    2. Abdominal Pain: The Kurpara marma and Urvi marma work well for abdominal pain. 

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    3. Chest Pain: The Kurpara, Urvi, and Ani marma might help relieve chest pain.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief

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    4. Cervical (Neck) Pain: The Kshipra, Kurpara, and Ani marma help with neck pain.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    5. Leg And Knee Pain: Rub or apply gentle pressure to Kshipra marma and Gulpha marma.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    6. Sciatic Pain: Rub or apply gentle pressure to Kshipra marma and Gulpha marma.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    7. Kurcha marma improves the digestive process and agni (metabolism). This marma point can also help with metabolism. 

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief

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    8. Kurcha marma improves the flow of prana to the hand.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    9. Kurchashira marma supports healthy digestion and agni (metabolism) in general.

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    10. Kurchashira marma is helpful for reproductive function.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    11. Manibandha marma helps reduce excess fat deposits.

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    12. Manibandha marma helps maintain functional hand movement.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    13. Manibandha marma energizes the reproductive system.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    14. Kshipra marma supports heart function.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    15. Kshipra marma supports lung function.

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    16. Kshipra marma provides lubrication to the heart.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    17. Talahridaya marma supports heart and lung function.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    18. Kurcha marma promotes visual acuity.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    19. Kurchashira marma calms the nervous system.

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    20. Kurchashira marma promotes a healthy muscular system.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    21. Kurchashira marma has considerable influence on hand muscles.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    22. Manibandha marma promotes healthy joints.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    23. Manibandha marma promotes bone growth.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief

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    24. Manibandha marma helps relieve skeletal pain.

    For skeletal pain
    25. Kshipra marma stimulates the lymphatic system.

    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    26. Kshipra marma improves the flow of prana throughout the entire body.

    For improving the flow of prana
    27. Kshipra marma provides lubrication to the lungs.

    For lubrication to the lungs

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    28. Talahridaya marma is good for giving and receiving healing energy.


    29 Marma Points For Pain Relief
    29. Talahridaya marma helps strengthen the immune system.

    for stimulating the immune system

    Consult your Ayurvedic practitioner before trying to massage your marma points for pain relief.

    References
    1 Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi, Marma Science, and Principles of Marma Therapy, Vani Publications.
    2 Sushruta Samhita, Sharir sthana, Chapter 6, verse 41.
    3 Lad, Vasant, ‘Marma Points of Ayurveda’, The Ayurvedic Press, New Mexico, p: 76.
    4 KERALA AYURVEDA ACADEMY KAA 108: Ayurvedic Bodywork 2016 KERALA AYURVEDA ACADEMY KAA, p: 38.

    More Research on marma points – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4687231/

     

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