Marmas, which can be called as vital points in body, form a very important part of Ayurvedic system of medicine. The word marma comes from Sanskrit mru or marr. These are points where two or more type of body tissues meet. Ayurveda describes 107 marma points throughout the body. Each point is described as having its own intelligence and consciousness which coordinates the mind and body.
Role of Marma in Treatment
Using the knowledge of marma in treatment is called marma chikitsa. It helps in diseases due to Srothorodham and also in used to balance the tridoshas. Specialized massage is generally applied in the Marma treatment.
It is a therapy that works with 107 subtle and sensitive energy points to open energy channels in the body called strotras.
Like all machines, the human body which is a very complex machine, needs proper servicing to function normally. We use systematic Marma massage for this. This cleans the body systems and optimizes the body functions, tones up the muscles resulting in cure of the ailments.
Therapeutically, knowledge of marma is used to soothe vata dosha, bringing it to its normal path.
It builds physical, mental and emotional balance which is lost in disease. Degeneration usually sets in human body after 35 years of age causing generalized stiffness. This expresses outward as various ailments. As vata surges in our body, we experience degeneration. This can be regulated by systematic marma chikitsa.
This placid treatment provides a chance to experience all round health by bringing dynamic change in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels by building a positive connection with the unconscious mind. Several times people are not able to go outside their ‘comfort zones.’ They think they have complete borders. After Marma chikitsa is done, they can start taking optimistic threats.
Marma is useful for many conditions, comprising the following:
- Muscular and joint pain
- Frozen joints
- Muscular strain
- Respiratory conditions
- Digestion and elimination difficulties
- Nervous system ailments
- Headaches and migraines
- Common aging problems
- Glandular problems
- Worry and despair
- Stress response, fears and phobias
- Confusion, memory loss and mental focus
- Low energy and fatigue
- Breaking through limited belief systems
- Dislocation of the shoulder, ankle, knee etc. can be amended by manipulative methods without surgical intervention.
- Disc prolapse, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder etc. can be corrected non- surgically.
- Paralysis and musculoskeletal deformities can be corrected by sustained therapeutic procedures of marma chikilsa.