The Marmas (Vital points) are very sensitive, tender and vulnerable points in human body. Injury to them leads to deformity or even to death. Therefore, the knowledge of the Marmas is very essential for physicians and surgeons. This book is an attempt in the direction.
Based on 54 Verses of Susruta Samhita Sarira chapter 6, it explains the Ayurvedic concept of Marmas along with their various types location in the body, nature, their size, anatomy, physiology, pathology and possible treatments. it also tries to correlate the Ayurvedic Marmas with the vital points in other alternative systems of medicine-Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy and Acupuncture.
Rakhee Mehra is presently a Research officer in the Department of Ayush, Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare, Government of Also, she teaches Ayurveda at Morarji National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi. She has published a book ‘Varna and its Healing’ and nearly 200 research papers in various Ayurveda magazines of repute. She is a member of the Editorial Board of ‘Spandan’, a magazine published by District Administration of Nicobar Island.
Dr. Mehra has participated in more than 20 national seminars and workshops. She has received several awards and medals for her contribution towards the promotion of Ayurveda.
We are happy to place the book Significance of Ayurvediya Marma in the hands of learned readers. We feel happy, as a publisher every time we bring out a book, but this time it is a very special case. Because the subject matter of the book is not only very close to our heart but also very beneficial for the physicians and the public at large.
The book deals with the Marmas the very sensitive tender and vulnerable points in human body. It explains the Ayurvedic concept of Marmas, along with their anatomy, physiology, Ayurvedic Marmas with vital points in other alternative systems of medicine-Yoga, Unani, Siddha, homoeopathy and Acupuncture. The noteworthy feature of the book is that it is written by a practising Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Raakhee Mehra, presently working as a Research officer in the Department of Ayush, an apex body to promote alternative systems of medicine in India. Hope the readers will find the book very enjoyable and useful.
The knowledge of vital points of the body is a defensive mechanism which enables the medicine to set the lines during management either by medicinal or surgical discipline.
A wide vision for humanity conceived by the author Dr. Raakhee Mehra in the concept f science of vital points of the human body in anatomical, physiological and pathological scientific approaches is indeed showing her talent in research field. Description of the Tri Marma; Heart, Lungs and brain under the tripod of the life and total 107 vulnerable points mentioned in Ayurveda has attracted my attention. A well presentation with visual impact in the book gives a milestone in such type of work and should be encouraged.
Moreover a trial of exploration of the subject form the various systems of medicine is an appreciable step by the author. This book is an example of such scientific research and will certainly provide a step ahead in medicinal world to the student teachers and research fellows.
Wish her all the success!
Dr. Jagdish Prasad
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