2020, Vol. 5 Issue 1, Part B
A review on marmaghata described in ayurvedic classics W.S.R. to sport injuries
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Mrigank Shekhar and Dr. SJ Gupta
Ayurveda the science of life is the most ancient medical science which has focused primarily on preventive aspect rather than curative aspect, marma science is one of the exclusive and unique concepts of ayurveda, marma are vital and vulnarable areas of our body these areas or points are situated all over the body i.e. head, neck, trunk and extremeties, so knowledge of marma areas is not only essential for individuals for proctecting their vital and vulnerable areas of body from any injury but also for physician and surgeons to save these areas during surgical procedure or any medical interventation. Many references can be found in vedic literature regarding injury at marma region of soldiers of enemies and protection of one's marma by wearing guards. Marmas are formed by the conglomeration of muscles, vessels, ligaments, tendons, bones and their joints. These marma areas have tridosha, triguna, bhutatma and chetana dhatu, so any injury to these points may cause pain or even death, other symptoms which appear on injury of marma are giddiness, syncope, delusion, semiconciousness, numbness etc. Detailed explanation of marmaghata or viddha lakshanas (effect of injury) has been given in classical Ayurvedic texts written during Samhita kala. Modern world has given priority to sports. During the sport events, injuries are common, injuries to soft and hard tissues are the problem faced by sports persons as they have to go physical strain, stress and even death in the field.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Mrigank Shekhar, Dr. SJ Gupta. A review on marmaghata described in ayurvedic classics W.S.R. to sport injuries. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2020;5(1):88-92.