Marma Vigyan is one of the specialties of Ayurveda. The development of standards of treatment for the acutely injured has been closely related to several significant medical discoveries, organized care of the acutely injured, though comparatively recent innovations.
In history of trauma in the world is traced, from period of sushrat in India when Crimean War 1854 casualties broke out the care of military and civilian casualties was a random hap-hazard process since being civil control over trauma epidemics.
Due to foreign rule in India for plenty of time, the medical science of the level could not progress therefore development of Marma Vigyan also suffered. There was discriminative treatment to Indian medical science so far as the development is concerned. However it can be pleaded that Marma Vigyan is collection of fundamental of knowledge of marma.
Newer techniques of investigations and management have changed the scenario of acutely injured patients but the anatomical importance of the structure and tissues still holds the importance. Marma of Sushruta and even before that period is in very precise form. Many scholars have on it to explain and interpret the couplets but in author's opinion unless and until the material provided in classics is not supported by documentation the relevancy of the product is at stake.
The authors have made a little effort through his book to support the observations laid in classics regarding marma vigyan to enhance its importance and application in today's life. The subject has been tried to update with the help of illustrative diagrams and experiences of surgeons and scientists on military of civil wounds published in medical journals.
- General consideration of Marma
- General discussion of marma
- Marma of Shakha (extremities)
- Marma of Koshtha (abdomen)
- Marma of uras (chest)
- Marma of prashtha (back)
- Marma of greeva (neck)
- Marma of shira (head)
About the Author:
The Author of the book was born in a city of western U.P. ie. Farrukhabad oin 28th Oct. 1944. His school going activities were performed in Lucknow, Varanasi and Gonda. He completed his college education from G.N.L.D. Rastogi College Lucknow and did his High School from U.P. board Allahabad inj 1960. He passed intermediate in 1962 from Kanya Kubja Inter College Lucknow and completed University level education from K.K.C. in 1964. Prof. Mishra entered professional education in State Ayurvedic College Lucknow, a faculty of Lucknow university in 1964 and passed in 1969 with Professional training.
He started his private practice from a sub-urban area of Lucknow in Bakshi-Ka-Talab. He had been always interested in teaching profession. Therefore, he did not join as medical officer two times. But in 1974 he was selected for teaching in State Ayurvedic College as demonstrator in Anatomy since then he continued there till his retirement on 31st Oct, 2004 working on different posts such as: Lecturer, Reader and Professor.
His teaching and research skill can be judged by his long 31 years experience of post graduate teachings and research. Many research papers published in national and international journals. He has been awarded Ph.D. in the subject in 1984. His subject of interest of teaching was Marma Vigyan and he had been teaching Marma Vigyan and guided many theses on Marma. He had undertaken research projects on Marma also and certain paper published on the subject in reputed journals. He has tried to present his experiences in the form of a book on Marma Vigyan.