Ayurvedic Acupuncture – Marmapuncture
‘’ The nadis-bio energy channels penetrate the body from the soles of the feet to the crown of the head…… in them is prana, the breath of life.‘’ B.K.S. Iyengar
Marmapuncture is based on correcting energy imbalances in the body.
In ancient times it was discovered that there were certain points of the body which if massaged, punctured, heated or burned relieved pain or had a beneficial effect on certain disorders.
If acupuncture needles are inserted at various pressure points of the body – known as Marmas, which are connected together by a common channel/nadi and vital energy – prana/qi travels along these pathways.
Over time many such points were discovered and it was found that by stimulating widely separated points it was possible to influence the function of a particular internal organ. These points were then systematically codified and charted according to the organ over which it was observed they had an influence. The channels were formed by connecting points together with similar therapeutic properties creating an interwoven network through which prana and blood is transported to every part of the body.
A disease begins with an imbalance or stagnation of energy along these channels or nadis. By needling the relevant points the energy flow can be restored and health re-established. Marmas are centres for our life force or prana – the master power behind both physical and psychological processes. Through Marmapuncture prana can be directed to clear blockages and improve energy flow.
Marmapuncture restores the internal flow of energy which often becomes stagnated due to our daily stresses of modern living. Marmapuncture is a calming and deeply relaxing experience which has profound immune enhancing effects and is an important healing therapy to restore homeostasis in your body. It is effective in treating many disorders such as; Low Immunity, Low Energy, Digestive problems – IBS, Constipation, Heartburn, Colds & Flu, Hayfever, Insomnia, Headaches & Migraines, Skin disorders, Lower back pain, Sciatica, Stiff neck & Shoulder pain, Oedema, Fertility and Menopause and many more.
The history of Ayurvedic Acupuncture – Marma Chikitsa can be traced back in India to the Samhita period which ran from the 5th century BC to the 8th century AD. Knowledge of Marma points was drawn from the ancient text Atharva Veda. The knowledge of these vital points was widely use to save lives through surgery, to revitalise the body through abhyanga therapy and to fatally wound opponents in battle.
The science of Marmapuncture grew alongside other vedic disciplines from this period, including the science of yoga.
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