Notification for postponement of 20 Marma Training Program

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Dear Participants,

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, the Program 20 Marma Training  Program has been postponed. The revised date shall be notified later.

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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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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.

 

Second Training (April 2011) Programme on Marma Science and Therapy

April 2011 Training Programme

A training workshop was held by Mrityunjay Mission on Marma Science and Therapy in Haridwar from 24th to 28th April 2011. It was mainly residential with some local participants. Registered participants were 26 while many other participants were also present for some sessions. They included a mix of doctors, medical students, Yoga students and lay persons.

Interesting Concepts on Marma Science Presented at the Inaugural and Valedictory Functions

  • At these functions speakers included importants political personages, doctors, Vedic scholars and leading Sannyasis of the region.
  • Divinity or Universal Energy was intimately connected with health and was specifically invoked in Indian scriptures as the Destroyer of disease and Giver of good health.
  • Prana was generally equated with air or ether but actually this was the Universal Life Force. This resided in our individual self as well and Marma points were the sub-stations in our body of this Prana. When stimulated appropriately, they cured disease.
  • Linked with these ideas was the other important point made of selfless service, not corrupted by commercial or other gains, as necessary for successful Marma Chikitsa.
  • Despite the initial difficulties that it will face, Mrityunjay Mission will establish Marma Therapy as the therapy of the future, it was asserted.

The training course could broadly be divided into teaching, practical training and confidence-building.

The Teaching

This included lectures and demonstrations and covered the following areas:

  • Historical background of Marma including Vedic Medical Sciences.
  • Anatomy and Physiology and Location of Marma Points in the Body, and their therapeutic relevance to parts of the body and diseases.
  • The relationship between Yogic practices and stimulation of Marma points was exposed. This included the effect of the above on health as well as spiritual gain.
  • A routine of certain Yogic practices, Self-Marma practice and recitation of Mrityunjay Mantra was taught to the participants, to be practiced daily by them as a means of improving their capacity as a Marma Chikitsak.
  • Precautions to be followed in administering Marma Chikitsa were also dealt with extensively.

Practical Training

The method of stimulation for about 50 Marma points, out of 107, were taught practically with volunteers or participants taking turns as patients. The diseases these points covered were common diseases including

  • Spondylosis
  • Hypertension
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Painful knees/osteo arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Paralysis
  • Epilepsy
  • Hysteria
  • Rheumatism
  • Migraine
  • Diabetes
  • Urinary disorders
  • Diseases of lings, kidneys, spinal chord and vertebral column.

Tables relating diseases to points were made available as well visual materials showing the method of stimulation of the points.

Confidence Building

Patients already under treatment were called to the venue of the training course and Marma treatment was given to them by Dr Sunil Joshi and his assistants in the presence and participation of the trainees. The trainees were thus exposed to

the treatment procedure and response of patients suffering from

  • cerebral palsy,
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • paralysis,
  • osteo-arthritis, painful knee joints,
  • diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
  • epileptic seizures and its sudden management by Marma therapy.
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Reporting on the conference

A two-day conference on Marma Science and Marma Therapy was organized by Mrityunjay Mission on 8-9 Novemebr 2009 at the Sadhanayatan Ashram, Kankhal, Haridwar. Shri 108 Swami Vishwadevananda presided over the function and Shri Keshav Desiraju, Principal Secretary (Health) Government of Uttarakhand inaugurated the conference. Swami Kalyanananda, Professor Swatantra Kumar, VC, Gurukul Kangri University and Professor Mahavir Aggarwal, Vice Chairman, Uttarakhand Sanskrit Academy were Guests of Honour at the inaugural session and Dr Mira Swami, Director, Department of Integrated Medicine, HIHT presided over the valedictory function.

In a sense, it was a different kind of conference, which was not just some academicians taking a break from their daily routine and having the pleasure of exchange of words and social interaction. There were two things. One, a lot of feeling, because of the patients present. The medical community realized, that there was a treasure of medical knowledge that could be tapped and has been developed for treatment that was not hitherto available. Also there were present many eminent or responsible citizens. We are so used to illness and suffering around us that we mostly get immune to it and ignore it. This kind of exposure awakened some to these harsh realities and that some useful contributions can be made by this Marma therapy.

There were three presentations on Marma science and its fundamentals, its use in different diseases and its relationship with Yoga and its practice in combination with it for therapy. Dr Sunil Joshi and his students made these presentations.

Marma Therapy can treat a range of diseases including orthopaedic and neurological disorders, diabetes, anxiety, abdominal discomfort and backache, spondylosis and cerebral palsy, and also avert the need for various kinds of surgery.

On the second day, Dr Joshi gave a surprise presentation on the marma points that get activated during the various normal human postures and this was quite fascinating. But this was followed up by demonstrations to students while actually giving treatment to patients who were present, as well as demonstrations by the Doctor and students for daily self marma practice for upkeep of health. What was even more useful and touching were the actual presentations by patients, from all over the country, patients of spondylosis, accident cases where hip replacement was averted, cerebral palsy several childrenand one very touching case of a 20 year old girl who could not stand but now is walking.

There was a question-answer session at the end and this girl sent in a request to be announced on the microphone that she wished many of the students present would take up marma therapy so that more people like her could be benefited.

In fact one of the concrete results of the conference is that Mrityunjay Mission will now turn its attention towards training more doctors in marma therapy so that many more patients can be benefited.

Seminars and Conferences

A two-day conference on Marma Science and Marma Therapy was organized by Mrityunjay Mission on 8-9 Novemebr 2009 at the Sadhanayatan Ashram, Kankhal, Haridwar. In a sense, it was a different kind of conference, which was not just some academicians taking a break from their daily routine and having the pleasure of exchange of words and social interaction. There were two things. One, a lot of feeling, because of the patients present. The medical community realized, that there was a treasure of medical knowledge that could be tapped and has been developed for treatment that was not hitherto available. Also there were present many eminent or responsible citizens. We are so used to illness and suffering around us that we mostly get immune to it and ignore it. This kind of exposure awakened some to these harsh realities and that some useful contributions can be made by this Marma therapy.

There were three presentations on Marma science and its fundamentals, its use in different diseases and its relationship with Yoga and its practice in combination with it for therapy.

Marma Therapy can treat a range of diseases including orthopaedic and neurological disorders, diabetes, anxiety, abdominal discomfort and backache, spondylosis and cerebral palsy, and also avert the need for various kinds of surgery.

On the second day, Dr Joshi gave a fascinating presentation on the marma points that get activated during the various normal human postures.This was followed by demonstrations to students while actually giving treatment to patients who were present, as well as demonstrations by the Doctor and students for daily self marma practice for upkeep of health. What was even more useful and moving were the actual presentations by patients, from all over the country, patients of spondylosis, accident cases where hip replacement was averted, cerebral palsy several children and one very touching case of a 20 year old girl who could not stand but now is walking.

There was a question-answer session at the end and this girl sent in a request to be announced on the microphone that she wished many of the students present would take up marma therapy so that more people like her could be benefited.

In fact one of the concrete results of the conference is that Mrityunjay Mission will now turn its attention towards training more doctors in marma therapy so that many more patients can be benefited.

Training: Workshop on Marma Science in Delhi

A workshop on Marma Sience comprising a lecture, audiovisual presentation, demonstration and minimal training was held in Delhi on 21st April 2010. It was held at the instance of Shri KN Rao, Advisor, of the Institute of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi and attended by people from various walks of life, mainly from his body of students.

Dr Sunil Joshi made an audiovisual presentation on the Self-healing powers inherent in man which can be activated through Marma therapy and on the history and fundamentals of Marma science. He spoke about the inherence of Marma in normal human postures and religious practice and its use for curing disease, maintenance of physical and mental health and spiritual advancement. He also spoke about the particular value of this inexpensive and largely self-dependent therapy in the present times of unscrupulous and expensive medical service.

He demonstrated the various important marma points for common use, treated a polio-ridden girl for instant relief and explained marma points to various individuals and groups for their different ailments. He was accompanied and assisted by members of Mrityunjay Mission Akhila Ghosh and Avik Ghosh.

We give below some excerpts from the workshop report, which included feedback and was published in the Journal of the Institute of Astrology.

  • Excerpt I (from feedback)-Marma Therapy: Col. Gour

Marma Therapy is based on Susruta Samhita  the ancient treatise of surgery. This work lists 107 vital points (marmas) located in our bodies. Energising these marmas through pressure exerted by the person himself under the guidance of a trained therapist stimulates the brain centres controlling the concerned organs / limbs which cures the disease as well as relieves the pain.

Dr Joshi’s explanation of this therapy was brilliant. He practically demonstrated the Self Marma therapy to a spellbound audience. Manoj Kaushik was the lucky model on whose body the marmas were shown and the manner of identifying and stimulating these points was explained. The results were immediate and amazingly effective. A polio-ridden young girl showed remarkable improvement within a few minutes of pressurizing her marma points.

  • Excerpt 2 (from main report by Deepak Bisaria )-Marma as I Understand

In the face of deficiency of trust in the present day medical test reports, diagnosis and treatment by money-making medical centres, it is natural and holistic to get attracted to marma. My understanding is that everyone of us is born with the potential to cure his or her own ailments with his own hands…

Mrityunjay Mission

Clearly, the practice of this science can not only cure chronic and incurable diseases but is sure to elevate the practitioner physically, morally and spiritually to a higher level. Dr Joshi’s organization is called Mrityunjay Mission: Mrityunjay being the healing aspect of Lord Shiva. There is a treasure of medical knowledge that could be tapped in the Vedas. Dr Joshi explained Marma Science and its fundamentals with great clarity with the help of graphics. The 107 vital points in the body, which can be anatomically located in the five constituents of ligament, blood vessel, nerve, muscle and bone were explained. Energising these vital points through pressure can stimulate the brain centres that control organs and limbs and set right diseases as well as relieve pain. Like yogic practice, regular self-marma therapy practice can maintain health in a healthy individual and gradually waken spiritual centres also…. He (Dr Joshi) said that marma therapy can treat a range of diseases and avert various kinds of surgery.

The Vedas and vedic medical sciences with their holistic attitudes to health have a different approach compared to modern medicine.

Self -Marma is the shortest way of exercise .At any time, at any place and in any posture one can stimulate the marmas of upper and lower extremities as well as the marmas of other parts of the body. It takes a maximum of 10 minutes to complete the self marma therapy.

The 150 people who witnessed (the workshop) at the end of it were full of praise.

  • Excerpt 3 (from feedback)
  1. Mrs Renuka Singh, wife of Mr Karnail Singh experienced instant relief from her shoulder problem. She could raise her hand without pain freely.
  2. Mail of Radhika reproduced: My sister Padma attended marma chikitsa workshop on 21st April. I could not attend as it was a working day. Padma has keen interest in learning self healing therapies. She has learnt reiki and through books she learnt acupressure also. For all problems she prefers to suggest homeopathy or natural home remedies. Her experience about this workshop was awesome. She says, Dr Sunil Joshi is very knowledgeable and the workshop was useful and informative for self healing. Since Dr Joshi is a medical doctor, his approach to this therapy is very scientific. He conducted this workshop in a very methodical way. The two-week old pain in her knees is being self cured by her. She finds marma therapy very effective. After coming back from the workshop, she taught me all the reflex points (marma points) to press in the body. Now, me and my sister are doing for my mother, as my mother is suffering from acute arthritis from last two decades and we are seeing marginal improvement.

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We conclude this report on the workshop with expressing of a hope that gradually, the goodness of marma therapy will spread more and more, through building a chain of transfer of knowledge. In fact, consequent to the above workshop, it was offered by Shri KN Rao to publish Dr Joshi’s book on Marma Science. Then, upon the occasion of the release of the book on August 20th, a second workshop was held as a follow-up. More will be found later in this newsletter about this important event of the publication of this book based on original research on Marma Science.

Marma Chikitsa Kendra in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a very small town, surrounded by a ring of mountains and the Ganga flowing sometimes in a flood, sometimes peacefully. Apart from the population of ordinary people there is a large presence of ashrams, large and old, small and new and the ochre robe is everywhere.

Himalayan Hospital (HIHT) has a small hospital (satellite centre) in Rishikesh and agreed to provide space for a weekly Marma Chikitsa Kendra. Two volunteer therapists were identified in Rishikesh and Dr Sunil Joshi and his associate doctors and students, in rotation were to provide the weekly medical team. The weekly clinic was initiated by the Rishikesh members/associates of Mrityunjay Mission, Akhila Ghosh, Avik Ghosh, and Chandrasekhar Sharma and is at present managed by them.

From the 3rd of May 2010, was started a charitable weekly clinic in Rishikesh dedicated only to Marma Therapy, the first of its kind. An average of 25-40 patients comes every week. They represent diseases covering osteoarthritis, sciatica, paralysis, spondylosis, hypertension, diabetes, painful knee diseases, loss of speech, dwarfism, height, slipped disc, accident trauma, neurological disorders etc. and are receiving successful treatment.

The protocol in the clinic after diagnosis by the doctor is Marma treatment and then a thorough explanation and training of the patient or attendant for daily follow up before repeat treatment at the next weeks clinic.

The Rishikesh Marma Chikitsa clinic services, apart from middle-class people, many poor also and a sizeable number of sadhaks and sannyasis. The clinic charges a small registration fee and provides medicines selectively to the needy only. We hope it will continue to provide satisfaction to the increasing demands of patients that is now being generated.

Health Camps

Many thousands of patients have been successfully treated through Marma therapy, in various situations like hospitals, clinics and health camps. Feedback from the patients and its further application and further research and feedback, in a continuous cycle, has now resulted in a powerful body of therapeutic knowledge. As a non-medicinal and non surgical intervention, Marma Chikitsa can now deal with a wide range of diseases, including orthopaedic and neurological disorders including paralysis, diabetes, anxiety, abdominal discomforts and backaches, and also provide therapy averting the need for various kinds of surgery. These diseases and many more have been treated in various health camps over the last several years.

Innumerable health camps, administering Marma therapy, have been conducted in several places. They began in the Uttarkashi region, around Malla. initiated by the Manav Kalyan Mission. Subsequently, the camps have spread to small and big places like Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Fazilka, Moga and Jullunder in Punjab, Vrindavan, Luknow, Hathras and Agra in UP, Gohana in Haryana, and Bangalore and Mauritius. Usually the camps are for 2 days and service around 300 to 1000 patients, sometimes with routine problems, sometimes with serious problems and many times with astounding and unthinkable results. Patients are given instruction in their own follow-up by self-Marma therapy. Usually the doctor operates with a small team of volunteers, and the entire medical service is provided free of any charge

Treatment and Case Studies

Case Studies

The activities of Mrityunjay Mission extends well before the actual and formal establishment of the Mission, and covers areas of research and treatment. Here we cover largely Marma treatment including some case studies, done in the main centre in Haridwar, in the clinics of Dr Joshi, several health camps dealing with Marma Chikitsa, and a weekly clinic in Rishikesh dedicated to Marma therapy—-these broadly describe therapeutic activities.

  1. Fibromatosis: Mrs Rakhi Agarwal
  2. ANKYLOSING SPONDYLOSIS: Mr Pramod Singh, New Delhi
  3. CEREBRAL ATAXIA: Dr Shobha Lal, Dehra Dun
  4. AVASCULAR NECROSIS: Mr Pramod Vatsalya, Rishikesh