Marma chikitsa has a history of over 4000 years with origins in Southern India. Marma chikitsa is also known as Kalari chikitsa. It was mainly developed to fight and heal the soldiers during wars. Kings, therapists, and soldiers were experts in Marma chikitsa. These days it is included in Ayurveda and has vital consideration.
MARMAS are crucial points in the human body, having the concentration of life force energy. These points lie along the interface of the flesh, arteries, veins, bones, tendons, and joints. Alternatively, these spots are the junctions for KAPHA, PITTA, and VATA. These spots mark the interface of relativity and eternity.
KALARI fighters get trained for attacking the specific MRMA points in his/her opponent’s body. There is a conviction that the Master KALARI can kill the enemy simply by attacking at the right MARMA point. But, lessons on this combat style gets imparted to only those individuals who have the maturity to not to misuse the technique.
Marma the Vital points
Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning Secret or Key point. Chikitsa means treatment. Marma Chikitsa is treating or dealing a body with the application of physical or mental pressure on the key points.
There are 108 marma points in the body, of which 64 are the significant ones. Marma points are the key locations, where two different types of tissues meet. They include bones or joints, muscles, ligaments, and veins. The seven Chakras or energy centers are in correspondence with the marma points. The remaining are distributed all along the body. A 108th marma point is the brain and is the most important and difficult to act on. Marma points are fragile, and it can heal a person to the greater levels and also lead to death.
MARMA points Grouping
MARMA points in the body get grouped depending on its position in the body. Each limb and hands will have 11 points, the abdomen will have 3 points, and there are 9 points along the chest. There are 37 points along the head and neck. Also, there are grouping as per the muscles. There are 23 points along the Ligaments/tenders. Arteries & Veins will have 9 points, and the joints have 20 points. For the bones, there lie 8 points. As per tradition, these points care classified in 3 categories. One group includes the points on the feet and legs; the second group includes the ones along the trunk. The third group includes the MARMA points, lying along the Head & neck region.
These points get measured regarding the finger for detecting their actual placement in the body. The measurement considered the width of a finger. You can consider the case of “Ani Marma” as an instance. This point lays just about four fingers above your knees. This point holds relation with the small intestine. The point lies on the back of your leg. If you move your hand in a straight line, from front to back, it will simulate the marma point. Hence, if a marma point gets worked upon, it will affect the front, back and along the sides.
The Heart, throat, and forehead get considered as the most sensitive points in the human body. On the other hand, points along the arms as well as, legs gets considered lesser vulnerable towards acute injury. For the time the body has imbalances, these points will stay sore. You can attain the equilibrium by undergoing Marma Abhyanga therapy
The prime Marma points hold relation to the various Chakras in the human body. A few Marma points exist around the torso as well as the limbs. Hence, if the points get healed, it will simulate the Chakras in the body. This, in turn, will bring simulation in the various organs as well as the body systems.
Marma and Astrology
The two concepts share a correlation by the position of the stars and the planets. It is an accepted fact that Cosmic rays affect the human body. For example, the sun is at its full power during the noon, and hence, the rate of heat radiation is to the highest extent during the noon. Thus, this therapy gets performed either during the morning or after sunset and never even during the afternoon. An expert and experienced practitioner will have the necessary knowledge on Marma points, Kalari, Astrology, and Ayurveda. He/she would take the necessary care to impart the therapy in the right style and approach. Hence, it is important that you always undergo the MARA therapy sessions with an experienced practitioner only.
Remember, anything that features some pros holds cons to the other side. Hence, dealing with a master practitioner is an inevitable point. It will ensure that you reap the benefits in the pros and escape the challenges from the cons.
Following are the basic Marma’s for better understanding:
- Asthi Marma – Bones.
- Mamsa Marma – Muscle.
- Sira Marma – Vessel.
- Snayu Marma – Ligament.
- Sandhi Marma – Joints.
Marma chikitsa is a holistic treatment which is the most delicate and significant approach to therapy. It uses massage therapies with Ayurvedic herbs and oils.
In the current living conditions, our body is prone to different illness from air, water, and food. They damage our health system and are also responsible for psychological issues. The body needs regeneration and reactivation of damaged and abnormal effects in the body.
There are four primary aspects of Marma chikitsa. They are as follows:
- Our body has a constant flow of prana or energy throughout the body. Blockage of the pranas or energies leads to different diseases or disorders. Marma chikitsa removes the blockage from the body.
- It composes air and water elements (Vata dosha) and brings back to normal. Mainly concentrates on Vyana Vata, the sub-dosha maintaining the autonomic nervous system.
- Toxins, Vata aggravation and various disorders in the body brings rigidity both to physical and psychological levels. Marma chikitsa act on this harshness or severity and drive our body to flexibility in physical and mental levels.
- Marma chikitsa brings exceptional and potent transformation to the body. It connects the physical, emotional and spiritual elements of the unconscious part of the brain. Reinforcing and deepening all the levels of human body and mind.
Marma chikitsa is a non-surgical approach, healing many diseases and disorders. Below are few of the things that are cured by Marma Chikitsa.
- Muscular and joint pains.
- Frozen joints.
- Aging problems.
- Emotional disorders.
- Digestive problems.
- Respiratory problems.
- Nervous system disorders or neurological disorders.
- Immunity disorders.
Alongside treating the diseases, it improves the overall health of the body and also prevents from diseases or disorders.
Marma therapy is one of the most effective treatments in the field of science. The non-surgical approach adds another level to the Marma chikitsa.
Marma chikitsa at the core level enhances the self-healing aspects of the body. It treats and also prevents the body from being prone to any future diseases.
Why go for treatments with pressure and pain, when you have the option of a soothing treatment?
Think about it, heal yourself as a whole. Give birth to the new you, through the Godly Marma chikitsa.