Management of Brachial Plexitis through Marma Therapy: A Case Report




Brachial Plexitis, Marma Chikitsa, Vatavyadhi, Ayurveda, Neurology, Pain management


Brachial Plexus disorders are encountered by neurologists as a big challenge despite ever advancing medical system. A variety of disorders affect the brachial plexus. Plexopathies related to inflammation, trauma, tumors, and radiation therapy form bulk of clinical case. This paper focuses on a Brachial Plexitis, an inflammation of the brachial plexus, which was treated solely with Ayurveda without using allopathic drugs. There is no proven treatment in western medicine and is typically managed conservatively. This study aims to explore the potential benefits of Marma Therapy as a treatment modality, contribute to the existing body of knowledge regarding alternative treatment option and provide evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals. In this interventional study, a 39-year-old male patient with complaints of pain, stiffness and restricted movements in the left upper extremity for two months was effectively managed using Marma Therapy in accordance with the principles of Vatavyadhi. The Shakagata Marma (located on left upper limb) and Pristha Marma points, including Kshipra, Talahridya, Indrabasti, Kurpara, Aani, Ansa & Ansaphalaka Marmas were subjected to controlled stimulation for a continuous period of 15 days. Following this, the stimulation was carried out intermittently once a week for two months. The patient also received Matra Basti for seven days and massage cupping for four days. Observations showed substantive improvement in pain, stiffness, and range of motion. Marma Therapy proved to be a safe, time-efficient, and cost-effective treatment resulting in complete remission of almost all signs and symptoms. There were no fresh complaints on follow up. The assessment was based on objective and subjective criteria.

Author Biographies

Gaurav Phull

Deputy Medical Superintendent, Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurveda Charak Sansthan, Khera Dabar, New Delhi. India.

Rekha Phull

Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana. India.

Abhilasha Bhardwaj

PG. Scholar, Department of Rachna Sharir, Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurveda Charak Sansthan, Khera Dabar, New Delhi. India. 




How to Cite

Phull, G., Phull, R. ., & Bhardwaj, A. (2024). Management of Brachial Plexitis through Marma Therapy: A Case Report. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 15(2), 611–620.