ADDUCTOR CANAL BLOCK A NEW INTERVENTION OF URVI MARMA IN AYURVEDAAbstract
Ayurveda literally meaning the ‘science of life’ believes a completely normal state of health. Marma is one of the important sciences of treatment; described in the various ancient text of Ayurveda. The life force energy i.e. Prana is concentrated at the vital points in the body known as Marma. Urvi Marma is a Vaikalyakara type of Marma situated in the lower limb in the middle of the thigh, i.e., at the adductor canal and injury or trauma at this specific site causes Shonita Kshaya (hemorrhage) and Sakthi Sosha (wasting of limb). Structurally it is Sira Marma, and the area of this Marma is one Angula. The Adductor canal is a space in a muscle located on the medial side of the middle one-third of thigh. It extends from apex of femoral triangle above to the fifth osseoaponeurotic opening of adductor magnus below. Femoral vessels and saphenous nerve are the main contents of this canal. The peripheral nerve block in adductor canal is an important surgical operation procedure for knee and foot. The main aim & objective of this paper is to explore the location of the Urvi Marma, which has great surgical significance and anesthetic block at adductor canal is a quiet helpful procedure in the surgery of knee. To establish a scientific & therapeutic guideline of Urvi Marma & to create a better understanding of Urvi Marma among students, health care providers & consumers.
M. A. Khan * and H. H. Awasthi
Department of Rachana Sharir, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
16 July 2020
08 October 2020
18 October 2020
01 November 2020