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Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 261-263

Anatomical Exploration of Vitapa Marma

Dr. Deepti1, Dr. Sunil Kumar2, Dr. Sonali Bisht3

1M.D. Scholar, P.G. Department of Sharir Rachna, NIA, Jaipur
2Professor & H.O.D., P.G. Department of Sharir Rachna, NIA, Jaipur
3M.D. Scholar, P.G. Department of Sharir Rachna, NIA, Jaipur

Corresponding Author: Dr. Deepti


In Ayurveda, the term Marma is a representative of vulnerable areas in the body. Injury to these structures either by trauma or by disease condition may cause a varied scenario ranging from Ruja to even death. Widely description has been found in Sushruta Samhita regarding prevention aspect while performing Surgery or making an incision. Vitapa Marma is described as a Snayu Marma by Acharya Sushruta and Sira Marma by Vagbhata. And both have considered it under Vaikalyakara Marma. As per Ayurveda classics, Vitapa Marma is situated between Vankshan and Vrushana and its Viddha Lakshan is impotency. Structure present at this point is the inguinal canal. Many important structures pass through the inguinal canal. Main clinical importance of Inguinal Canal relates to inguinal Hernia. Injury at this Particular point during surgery or any trauma indirectly affects the reproductive system and may cause sterility which is similar to Viddha Lakshana of Vitapa Marma.

Key words: Inguinal Canal, Inguinal hernia, Vitapa Marma, Vaikalyakara.

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