Dr. Priyanka Khiradkar(Ravekar) Assistant Professor*(Rachana sharir Department), Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved college Nagpur, Maharashtra, India Priyanka.firstname.lastname@example.org Mob no.9767082156
Date of Acceptance: 2022-10-29
Date of Publication:2022-11-29
Source of Support: Nil
Conflict of Interest: None declared
How To Cite This Article: Priyanka Khiradkar. ‘Review on Role of Marma Chikitsa in Management of Psychological Stress.’ Int J Ind Med 2022;3(10):1-9
Marma comes from the ‘Mru’ which means “To kill”. There are 107 Marma points on the body mentioned in Ayurveda classical text each serving a particular purpose and each with its own name and specific way of massaging it. Marma are not only anatomical landmarks but they are also the sites where tridosha are present with their subtle forms prana, ojas and agni. Use of marma therapy for many diseases, identification of marma points as well as how they influence Prana are also mentioned in Ayurveda text. There are certain marma points located on head region e.g Shankha, Utkshepa, Sthapani,Simanta,Shringataka, Adhipati marma having different stimulation methods like pressure massage, aroma therapy, marma with yogic practices having important role to relieving psychological stress. In present era psychological stress is part of our life because of excess desire of standard living and to fulfill all physical needs leads to production of stress. It may be physical, physiological, or psychological out of these psychological stress needs to take attention as it disturb social welfare and can damage someone’s mental health also personal safety. There are certain marma (vital points) on head and neck region that have ability to powerfully relieve the modern day Stress, alleviate negative emotions and influence Pranic flow.
Keywords: Marma chikitsa, Stress management, Urdhvajatrugata marma, Ayurveda.