Sushrut Samhita is the epic of Shalya Chikitsa. Shalya is the study of imbalance of four humors Vata, Pitta, Kapha and Rakta or disease produced by them, identification of disease or the method of curing the disease.
According to Sushrut an uninterrupted circulation of the living factor Rasa (Chinese call it Qi) is responsible for a good health and any obstacle in the circulation results in disease. The disease appears in its true form in that channel where there is an obstruction. The disease is cured if the path or speed of circulation of Rasa is revived. This Rasa is circulated in the Dhamanis. The four types of siras responsible for the circulation of Vat, Pitta, Kaph and Rakta are almost situated at the Marmas. Stimulation of these Marmas revives the circulation of Rasa in the Dhamanis.
The book is an attempt to present the Sushrut Samhita in its right perspective. It presents the correct meaning of Sira, Dhamani and Marmas so far have been misunderstood as vein, Artery and tissues to be saved during surgery. Sira and Dhamani are not vein or artery instead they are the channels for the circulation of Ras.
It revives Sushrut Shalya Chikitsa which is lost to give the right direction to students and researchers of Ayurveda.
About the Authors:
Dr. Binod Kumar Joshi is an Ayurvedic Practitioner. Dr. Geeta Joshi is well versed with knowledge of Ayurvedic Materia Medica, herbalist, devoted to the study and research of Ayurveda. Dr. Ram Lal Sah was author of Sushrut and Huang-Ti-Ni-ching-a comparative study.