Mrityunjay Mission Marma Therapy International Training Workshop (21-25 April 2012)–A Report

The fourth training workshop on Marma Science and Marma Therapy was conducted between 21-25 April 2012 at the premises of Vishwa Kalyan Sadhanayatan Ashram, Kankhal, Haridwar. The inaugural function was presided over by Sri Swami Hari Shankar Giri of the same Ashram where a Marma Chikitsa Courseware prepared by Mrityunjay Mission for the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi Marma Training Course was also released. Chief Guest Dr Vishnu Datt Rakesh, scholar of Vedic Sciences gave an enlightening speech on the suggestion of Marma Vigyan being implicit in ancient religious texts.

The training workshop had 35 registered participants, apart from 25-30 students from Patanjali Yogpeeth and Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalay, Haridwar. Among the trainees this time, there were a batch of 7 persons from Russia ad Ukraine who made a dedicated effort to learn the practice of marma despite language barriers. There was a lady participant from Malaysia and an Indian Ayurvedic doctor based in Germany.

Acting according to previous training programmes, the practical sessions were doubled for the sake of greater proficiency. Also the Russian team was dealt with separately as were the 7 doctors attending the workshop. The early morning session of Achara Samhita with training yogic practices, self-marma therapy and chanting of Mrityunjay mantra for the excellence of the trainees was enriched by the inspiring and informal knowledge imparted by Dr Sunil Joshi.

Trainees had a first-hand experience of treatment through marma therapy as a time-slot was provided for patients after the formal training sessions. At the end of the training workshop a Certificate of Participation was distributed to the participants at the valedictory function presided over by Dr Gyanendra Pandey, eminent Ayurved.

The workshop was supported by the dedicated voluntary service of members and associates of Mrityunjay Mission.

 

Mrityunjay Mission Training Course on Marma Science and Marma Therapy (21-25 April 2012)

Mrityunjay Mission announces its Fourth Training Course in Marma Science and Therapy, the ancient method of maintaining health and treating disease through stimulation of vital points in the body. The course will be conducted under the leadership and guidance of Dr SK Joshi, senior Ayurvedic Physician and Surgeon.

Marma Science has been a Gupta Vidya (hidden science) and it is an untouched chapter of Indian surgery, having its genesis in the Susruta Samhita. It is an ancient knowledge that has been researched and brought down to the present. Establishing, spreading and utilizing this knowledge for treatment is a major objective of Mrityunjay Mission.

Venue: Vishwa Kalyan Sadhanayatan, Kankhal, Haridwar

Dates: 21-25 April 2012

Course Fees: Rs 6000/- (Rupees six thousand only). This includes accommodation and all meals at the venue.

Objectives and Competencies

This training course has as its objective the imparting of a basic background of Marma Science and developing competence in giving marma therapy for selected diseases as well as for regular maintenance of health.

The participants in the course will understand the power of self healing which will help them not to rely on the invasive techniques and allopathic medicines for common diseases. After assessing the power of self healing, they can use Marma Therapy as preventive and curative way of treatment.

A number of diseases where the negative feedback is obtained by different means, Marma Therapy provides a chance for easy cure. This course will deal with the management of 10 common diseases. Also, the training course will provide competence in Self-Marma Therapy, which can be taught to others, for promotion of health and prevention of disease. However, it requires a spirit of dedication, non-commercial attitude and development of one’s own internal capacity to support the therapeutic skills.

Course Content

This training course will provide a background of Vedic Medical Sciences including Ayurveda, Yoga and Marma Science, Medical Ethics (achara samhita), Anatomy according to Ayurveda and modern medicine, the concept of Prana and pranayama,   basic training in and developing competence in self marma therapy and therapy in common diseases, for the purpose of maintaining health and treating disease. The method for development of one’s own internal capacity to support the therapeutic skills will also be suggested.

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Mrityunjay Mission Training Programme in Haridwar (20-24 November 2011)–A Report

Mrityunjay Mission, Foundation for Vedic Medical Sciences, completed its latest 5-day training course (20 -24 November 2011) on Marma Science and Therapy in Haridwar. Marma Science is an ancient and unique medical knowledge, the essence of which is stated as ‘ marmasthana prana urja ke ghanibhuta kendra, that is, marma points are the centres of the accumulative sites of vital force or prana in the human body.

The fundamentals of this science are found in the ancient Sushruta Samhita but the knowledge of its therapeutic usage was lost in time and has now been revived and systematized into a body of therapeutic knowledge which has the astonishing capacity to cure, sometimes almost instantly, a number of serious and otherwise incurable diseases, by stimulating the vital or marma points appropriately.

This revival of marma science has been done through painstaking textual and practical research by Dr Sunil Kumar Joshi, Ayurvedic surgeon and President, Mrityunjay Mission and thousands of patients have been successfully treated for serious diseases like paralysis, cerebral palsy, avascular necrosis, accident trauma, severe neurological and orthopaedic ailments as well as common diseases like diabetes, spondylosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension etc.

It is important to note that one aspect of marma is prophylactic and re-energising and can be adopted as a regular daily practice like yoga or ritual prayer. In fact, marma science is based on the astonishing power of self-healing that is inherent in the human system and conferred by the Divine Power. Mrityunjay Mission takes its name from the deity of healing Mrityunjay and prescribes for its trainees and therapists a unique and concise daily routine of yogic, marma and mantra practice, collectively known as ‘achara samhita’. This is taught in the training course.

Mrityunjay Mission is headquartered in Haridwar and also has a clinical centre in Rishikesh. Though training has been imparted over the years under the apprenticeship of Dr Sunil Joshi and to individual patients for their own follow-up therapy, structured courses for medical and lay people have been offered in the last few years. Training courses have also been introduced in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi and Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.

The present training course had 25 registered participants from different parts of India consisting of doctors as well as lay people and students from Gurukul Kangri University and Patanjali Yogpeeth. The training course was inaugurated by Sri Swami Kailashananda, Peethadheeshwar, Dakshin Kali Mandir, Haridwar and was presided over by Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Vishwadevananda, Vishwa Kalyan Sadhanayatan, Kankhal, Haridwar. The valediction was performed by Dr Sudharani Pandey, Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, when certificates of participation were distributed to the trainees.

The marma science training programme consisted of lectures and presentations on the historical background, concept and theory of science, and hands-on practical training as well as confidence-building measures through treatment of patients in the presence of the trainees.

Mrityunjay Mission comprises of doctors, medical students, religious people and those active in healthcare and vedic sciences.

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Mrityunjay Mission Marma Science and Therapy Training Course (20-24 November 2011)

Mrityunjay Mission announces its Third Training Course in Marma Science and Therapy, the ancient method of maintaining health and treating disease through stimulation of vital points in the body. The course will be conducted under the leadership and guidance of Dr SK Joshi, senior Ayurvedic Physician and Surgeon.

Marma Science has been a Gupta Vidya (hidden science) and it is an untouched chapter of Indian surgery, having its genesis in the Susruta Samhita. It is an ancient knowledge that has been researched and brought down to the present. Establishing, spreading and utilizing this knowledge for treatment is a major objective of Mrityunjay Mission.

Venue: Vishwa Kalyan Sadhanayatan, Kankhal, Haridwar
Dates: 20-24 November 2011
Course Fees:
Rs 6000/- (Rupees six thousand only)

Objectives and Competencies

This training course has as its objective the imparting of a basic background of Marma Science and developing competence in giving marma therapy for selected diseases as well as for regular maintenance of health.

The participants in the course will understand the power of self healing which will help them not to rely on the invasive techniques and allopathic medicines for common diseases. After assessing the power of self healing, they can use Marma Therapy as preventive and curative way of treatment.

A number of diseases where the negative feedback is obtained by different means, Marma Therapy provides a chance for easy cure. This course will deal with the management of 10 common diseases. Also, the training course will provide competence in Self-Marma Therapy, which can be taught to others, for promotion of health and prevention of disease. However, it requires a spirit of dedication, non-commercial attitude and development of one’s own internal capacity to support the therapeutic skills.

Course Content

This training course will provide a background of Vedic Medical Sciences including Ayurveda, Yoga and Marma Science, Medical Ethics (achara samhita), Anatomy according to Ayurveda and modern medicine, the concept of Prana and pranayama, basic training in and developing competence in self marma therapy and therapy in common diseases, for the purpose of maintaining health and treating disease. The method for development of one’s own internal capacity to support the therapeutic skills will also be suggested.

 

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Research Award To Dr Sunil Joshi

Dr Sunil Kumar Joshi, President, Mrityunjay Mission, was honoured with the award:

Vaidya Shri Shivnath Sharma Ayurved Shodh Puraskar

for research in Ayurveda by the Gyan Kalyan Datavya Nyas, New Delhi, for the year 2011.

The award was given to Dr Joshi at a function in Doon University, Dehra Dun, by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishant, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand and Prof. Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, former Human Resource Development Minister, Govt of India, and Managing Trustee of the aforesaid Trust. Padmabhushan Vaidya Shri Devendra Triguna presided over the function.

Basic Level Marma Training Course 22-28 November 2010

Though treatment through Marma therapy has been carried on effectively for many years through Dr SK Joshi and his associates , training has been informal, individualised and in apprentice mode. To spread the practice of Marma science it was considered important also to have a formalized group training, despite the several precautions to be taken in imparting training, mainly its misuse by commercially oriented practitioners and the in-built dangers of a potent tool being wrongly applied.

The first Mrityunjay Mission formal Basic Level training course was held from November 22 to 28, 2010, in Haridwar. There were 29 trainees, mainly not drawn from a professional medical background. There were, among the trainees, volunteer therapists, relatives of patients undergoing Marma therapy, Yoga and Ayurveda students from Gurukul Kangri University, Patanjali Yogpeeth and Shanti Kunj, Haridwar, and a group of students of astrology (there being a close link between Indian astrology and Vedic medical sciences).

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The course consisted of 2 days of theory, 3 days of practicals with introductory lectures, a day of assessment and feedback and a valediction day. Lectures combined with audio-visual presentation and models, covered the background of Vedic Medical Sciences, the medical ethical codes stated therein, Anatomy and Physiology (according to both western and Vedic sciences), the theory of Prana (life force) in Ayurveda, precautions in the use of Marma therapy and the preparation of the therapist through Mantra and Yoga, the inherence of Marma in Yogic practice and the relationship between the two.

The location of the Marma points in the human body was presented, according to the texts. However, in the practical training, only the points for common diseases were dealt with, and certainly points that could be dangerous were avoided. 35 out of 107 points in the body were taught to trainees. A table was given indicating what points were applicable particularly to diseases like urinary disease, diabetes, hyper cholesterol, gout, hypertension, epilepsy, acidity and stomach ache, sciatica, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, painful knee joints and osteo-arthritis. Self-Marma technique, for daily practice of re-energising and prophylaxis, formed part of the practicals.

Courseware was distributed to trainees consisting of the in-course lectures augmented by visual sheets of Marma techniques for self- therapy as well as therapy for patients. There was also a standing exhibition showing charts of Marma points and treatment through them, their location and technique of stimulation. There was also exhibited a Marma bed (nadi shaiyya ) embedded with sea shells, stimulating marma points for general patients, as well as a plaster bed model (Marma shaiyya) with protrusions made for individual patient requirements. The exhibition carried press stories of various Marma Chikitsa camps of Mrityunjay Mission. Several patients were brought in as demonstration cases.

Swami Advaitananda, Trustee and Treasurer, Shivananadashram, Rishikesh, and himself a recipient of Marma therapy, inaugurated the training course. Speakers and honoured guests at the inaugural function included Prof Vishnu Dutt Rakesh, (former Director, Vaidic Shodh Sansthan), Prof Mahavir Aggarwal (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Gurukul Kangri University and Vice-Chairman, Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy).The objectives and activities of Mrityunjay Mission and objectives of the training course were presented by Mrityunjay Mission Members Shrimati Akhila Ghosh, Dr Mridul Joshi, Shri Avik Ghosh and Dr KK Pandey.

The course was directed by Dr SK Joshi, President, Mrityunjay Mission, who gave the body of the lectures. Each days session began with recitation of the Mrityunjay Mantra and prayers for universal welfare. Members and associates of Mrityunjay Mission participated in organizing, managing and conducting the course. There were guest lecturers each day,–Prof VK Sharma, Dr DD Upreti, Prof Ishwar Bharadwaj, Prof Yogesh Mishra, Prof BD Joshi – and their lectures covered Anatomy and Physiology, Herbal Medicine, Yoga, and Marma Science.

The Valediction was performed by Prof Swantantra Kumar, (Vice Chancellor, Gurukul Kangri University).Present along with him were-Dr Karmayogi (Registrar, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya), Prof Mahavir Aggarwal, Prof BD Joshi, Dr Gyanendra Pandey (Govt Ayurvedic College, Jamnagar). The Valediction was also graced by the Venerable Presence of Shri Swami Hari Shankar Giri, of the institution on whose premises the course was held, namely the Vishwa Kalyan Sadhanayatan. At the valediction, certificates of participation were distributed to the trainees.

The feedback from our training course was that the trainees had a sense of satisfaction at the knowledge gained by them and the skills acquired such that they could practice therapy on themselves and offer it as a service among members of their family and community and others. They were interested in furthering their knowledge through advanced courses and wanted a networking among participants. The spirit of service and discipline was absorbed by the participants along with a renewal of interest and knowledge of our own Vedic heritage of medical science. Marma therapy was a permanent take-home gift to be used and spread as a very effective measure for relief and cure in many cases of disease and suffering.

One of the major outcomes of this training course was the welcome announcement by Gurukul Kangri University Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya -, 2 major institutions,- that they will introduce Marma course in their regular teaching programme.

In fact, the initial exposure of 5 days to the Gurukul Kangri faculty and students took place between 31st January and 4th February.