CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF LOHITAKSHA MARMA AND ITS APPLIED ASPECT
Pradeep Kumar Pal*, Neera Saini, V. N. Mishra and H. H. Awasthi
Marma therapy is an ancient Indian practice whose focus is the manipulation of subtle energy (Prana) in the body for the purpose to support the healing process. Marma therapy is based on the utilization of 107 points in the body which are considered as access points to body, mind, and consciousness. Knowledge of Marma allows the practitioner to influence the flow of Prana through both the gross and subtle bodies for the purposes of restoring health and peace of mind. According to Acharya Sushruta Lohitaksha Marma is the vital point in the upper part of the front of thigh at the region of femoral triangle. It is also known as Uru Moola (root of thigh). Injury at the site of Lohitaksha Marma (vital point of femoral triangle) leads to heavy blood loss, Pakshaghata (paralysis) and ultimately death occurs. Now a day‘s our life pattern is very fast and competitive and road side accidents are very common. So it is very essential to understand the concept of Marma and its anatomy with physiology. Through this paper, an effort has been done to put various applied aspects of Lohitaksha Marma. Marma therapy is an important part of Ayurveda that helps to maintain health by cleansing blocked energy.
Keywords: Lohitaksha Marma, Marma therapy, Prana, Vital points, Femoral triangle.
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