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MARMA PRESSURE POINTS FOR INDIGESTON & METABOLISM &FIVE SACRED SCALPE PART-03

MARMA POINTS FOR INDIGESTON & METABOLISM ;-

A Marma point is an anatomical point where the muscles, arteries, veins, nerves, ligaments, bones and joints meet. According to the ancient Ayurvedic sage Sushruta, marma points are the seats of life.They are also the sites where not only tridoshas (vāta, pitta and kapha) are present but their subtle forms of vital force (prana), … They may also be described as the junctions where Vata, Pitta and Kapha meet; where Sattwa, Rajas and Tams meet; or where Eternity and Relativity meet.

MARMA POINTS OF THE ARMS AND HAND;-

Marma points on the arms have two points, one for each arm.Marma points on the right arm are better for increasing heat, promoting circulation and improving digestion. They stimulate bodily activities, increase digestive fire (Agni) and the Pitta functions of the body.Marma points on the left arm are better for cooling action, reducing inflammation and building tissue. They have a calming effect, increasing the Kapha or watery functions of the body.

1-INDRABASTI MARMA ;-

Location: Center of forearm Indrabasti controls the digestive system (Annavaha Srotas), digestive fire (Agni), balances Prana (Samana Vayu), digestive juices (Pachaka Pitta) and the small intestine.

Massage the area, using a strong circular motion for about five minutes.For stimulation of digestive fire (Agni) massage with Mahamasha Taila, mustard or sesame oils.For controlling the small intestine and digestive system (Annavaha Srotas), use warm spicy aromatic oils like anise, fennel, ginger or cardamom.Massage with Calamus oil is beneficial here for promoting circulation in both the digestive system and in the plasma.

2-KURCHASHIRA MARMA ;-

Location: Base of thumb joint ..Kurchashira Marma controls the digestive fire (Agni), stomach, Pachaka Pitta, Kledaka Kapha and Samana Vata, all of which are secondary doshas which primarily govern digestion. This Marma also influences the head, mind and nervous systems, calming Vata dosha.The thumb is regarded as a manifestation of Agni, as the power of digestion, life (Prana) and as the soul itself.Follow the usual massage procedures using a strong massage, particularly with your thumb until the energy in the thumb is released. This is a good marma for increasing life (Prana) and stimulating Agni in the body overall.For Agni and digestion, use stimulating aromatic oils like ginger, cinnamon, cloves or cardamom.

3-KURPARA MARMA ;-

Location: Elbow joint

On the right elbow this marma controls the liver and Ranjaka Pitta. On the left elbow it controls the spleen, pancreas and channels of water metabolism (Udakavaha Srotas).For liver diseases, massage the right Kurpara marma with Padmakadi oil, Manjishtadi oil, Brahmi oil, ghee or safflower oil. For diseases of the spleen and pancreas, massage the left Kurpara marma with Manjishtadi oil, safflower oil or sesame oil.

4-ANI MARMA ;-

Location: Lower region of the upper arm..This Marma controls channels of water metabolism (Udakavaha Srotas) and kidneys.Follow usual massage procedures.For controlling channels of water-metabolism (Udakavaha Srotas), massage with goose berry medicated oil (Amalaki Tail) or plain mustard oil.

4- URVI MARMA ;-

Location: The mid-region of the upper arm

This Marma controls plasma and lymphatic channels (Rasavaha srotas) and the channels of water-metabolism (Udakavaha Srotas).

Give Marma massage to the area, using a strong circular motion for about five minutes.

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MARMA Points Of The LEGS & FEET

Marma regions on the legs have two points, one on each leg..

Marmas on the right leg are better for increasing heat, promoting circulation and improving digestion. They stimulate bodily activities, increasing Agni (fire) and the Pitta functions of the body.

Marmas on the left leg are better for cooling action, reducing inflammation and building tissue. They have a calming effect and increase the Kapha or watery functions of the body.

1. Talahridaya Marma

Location: Center of the sole of the foot

This Marma controls the power of circulation (Vyana Vata), particularly for the lower part of the body (below the navel) and Apana Vata.Apply Marma massage to the area, using a strong circular motion for about five minutes or until the energy in the foot is release.This is a good Marma for reducing Vata and for controlling Apana Vata.

2. Kurchashira Marma;-

Location: Base of big toe joint.

This Marma is good for digestive fire (Agni) and for digestion.Follow usual massage procedures, using a strong pressure at the centre of this Marma.For improving digestive fire (Agni) and digestion, use stimulating oils like ginger, camphor or garlic.

3. Indrabasti Marma;-

Location: Center of lower leg

This Marma controls the channels of the digestive system (Annavaha Srotas), digestive fire (Agni), Pachaka Pitta, Samana Vayu, and the small intestine.Apply Marma massage to the area, using a strong circular motion for about five minutes. This helps to increase digestive fire or Agni and promotes digestion.For improving the function of the small intestines and the digestive system channels (Annavaha Srotas), massage with aromatic oils that stimulate digestion like fennel, ginger, anise and carom or ajwain.For stimulation of digestive fire (Agni), special Ayurvedic formulas like Kshara Taila or Hingu-trigunadi Taila containing garlic, asafoetida and rock salt can be used. Or apply warm aromatic oils like ginger, cinnamon or black pepper.