Dr. Raakhee Mehra
xxviii, 288 p.; 2008
Includes bibliographical references and index
INR: 1499.00 (HBD);
INR: 799.00 (PB)
LC Subject heading:
1. Suśruta. Suśrutasaṃhitā. Śārīrasthāna.
2. Medicine, Ayurvedic.
3. Vital signs.
4. Human anatomy.
BISAC Subject: HEA016000/HEALTH & FITNESS / Naturopathy
About the Book:
The Marmas (Vital points) are very sensitive, tender and vulnerable points in human body. Injury to them leads to deformity or even to death. Therefore, the knowledge of the Marmas is very essential for physicians and surgeons. This book is an attempt in this direction. Based on 54 verses of Susruta Samhita Sarira, Chapter 6, it explains the Ayurvedic concept of Marmas, along with their various types, location in the body, nature, their size, anatomy, physiology, pathology and possible treatments. It also tries to correlate the Ayurvedic Marmas with the vital points in other alternative systems of medicine-Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy and Acupuncture.
About the Author:
Dr. Raakhee Mehra (1969-) has been a gold medalist student throughout and is studying Ayurveda since 1993 and holds a Ph.D. in Ayurveda. She has represented Government of India for Ayurveda overseas and has bagged several awards including Ayurveda Bhushan Samman and Dhanwantari Award. She has been teaching and writing regularly. A book on the treatment of Varna (wounds) using Ayurveda has already been published. Her advices are listened to with much interest on radio and television Programmes.
What is Vital Points — Vital Points in Traditional Systems of Medicine — Categories of Marma — Description of Individual Marma — Applied Aspects of Injured Marma — Vital Points and Health — Nut Shell