Conceptual study of the Matrika Marma w.r.t Carotid sinus and Carotid body

  • Nilkanth G Thakare G.S. Gune Ayurvedic College; Ahmadnagar; Maharashtra University of health sciences Nashik Maharashtra
Keywords: Matrika Marma, Marma, Sadhyapranhara, Carotid body, Carotid sinus.

Abstract

             Sushruta has explained the Marma i.e vital points of the body.  On the basis of consequences, there are five types of Marma in which one is Sadyapranahara Marma that means injury to these Marma leads to sudden death. Matrika Marmas are eight in number, lie in the neck on either side of Kanthnadi which is a  Sadhyapranahara Marma. In the internal carotid arteries, there is carotid sinus which is a major vital point of the body. It regulates the blood pressure of the body. Carotid body is also situated in common carotid artery which regulates the chemical composition of the body. So Matrika Marma can be compared with carotid sinus and carotid body i.e baroreceptor and chemoreceptor.  This study will be beneficial for surgery and also for medicine.

Author Biography

Nilkanth G Thakare, G.S. Gune Ayurvedic College; Ahmadnagar; Maharashtra University of health sciences Nashik Maharashtra
Sharirrachana; Assistant proffesor
Published
2014-09-29
Section
Review Articles