The word Marma literally means a Tender full vital point, which is a conjugation of muscle, nerve, joint, bone, tendon , artery and vein either in combination of two, three etc., or all the above structures,
The father of Surgery- Sushruthacharya, defines Marma as â??Marayanthi ithi marmaâ?? â?? which means, that certain vital anatomical locations in the body, when injured shall become painful and cause malfunctioning of the local organs or even cause sudden death (marayanthi) of the individual.
To name a few diseases in which Marma chikitsa is highly appreciative in giving cure are high listed.
Muscular twitching & cramps,
Facial or Bellâ??s palsy,
Lumbar Spondilolisthesis (Disc bulge or prolapse)
Cervical Spondilolisthesis (Disc bulge or prolapse),
Frozen Shoulder (peri arthritis),
Carpal tunnel Syndrome etc.,