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Abstract

MARMA CHIKITSA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRIDHRASI W.S.R. TO SCIATICA – A CASE REPORT

Dr. Kripal Singh*, Prof. P. Hemantha Kumar, Dr. Subhashri Mahaptra and Dr. Manoj Kumar

ABSTRACT

The lifetime prevalence of low back pain has been reported between 60% to 80%. By contrast, the life time prevalence of sciatica is between 2% and 4%. According to Acharya Charaka, two types of Gridhrasi have been listed Vataj and Vatakaphaja. Pain starts from Sphik (buttock) and then radiates to Kati, Prushta (back), Uru (thigh), Janu (knee), Jangha (calf) and Paada (foot) along with Stambha (stiffness) Ruka (pain), Toda (pricking sensation) and Spandana (twitching) are the signs and symptoms of Vataj Gridhrasi. While Aruchi (anorexia), Tandra (drowsiness) and Gaurava (heaviness) are the additional symptoms which are found in Vatakaphaja Gridhrasi. Marma Chikitsa is the art of treating certain vital points to re-channelize the Pranna (vital force in the body). Touching a Marma point changes the body's biochemistry and can unfold radical, chemical change in one’s makeup. Stimulation of these inner pharmacy pathways signals the body to produce certain neurochemicals that heals the body and mind. The Marma Chikitsa was performed in which Pada Kshipra Marma, Pada Talahridaya Marma, Gulpha Marma, Indravasti Marma, Ani Marma, Janu Marrm, Urvi Marmas was manipulated. Each Marma will be stimulated or rhythm of stimulation of Marma is same as the rhythm of respiration i.e.approx 18 times per minute. The Marma Chikitsa was performed on every alternate day for two weeks.

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