Aim- Study of Gulpha Marma and ankle joint. Objective- 1. Exact location of Gulpha Marma in limbs 2. Effect of injury to Gulpha Marma 3. Contemperory concept of Gulpha Marma and ankle joint 4. Concept of marma chikitsa in pain related to Gulpha Marma. Observation- Gulpha Marma is sandhi marma and rujakar marma. It is predominantly made up of sandhi i.e. the joint or components making the ankle joint. Injury to it causes stabhdata & khanjata. The location of Gulpha Marma is nothing but the joint between tibia, fibula and talus and other structures related to lateral aspect of ankle joint. Marma chikitsa gives tridosha triguna samanya as there is a site of prana at these points. This chikitsa acts as the pain reliever or preventional aspect of these vital sites or Marma. Conclusion- On dissection of ankle joint various structures were studied and were compared with Gulpha Marma. The injuries related to these marmaâ€™s can be studied under tendons, ligaments, vessels and bones. These can be considered as siravedhya and vatavyadhi and treated accordingly. Based upon the above observations and study we can conclude the exact location, effect of injury, relation with ankle joint of Gulpha Marma.
Keywords- Marma, Gulpha Marma, Ankle Joint, Marma Chikitsa
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