Bringing healing to Tribals

We are training tribals in Marma Chikitsa who reside in the forests of Tamilnadu. Marma Chikitsa is a traditional therapy that brings quick relief from pain, swelling and stiffness.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Dr Mahesh Krishnamurthy

8/25/20231 min read

Marma Chikitsa being practiced by a Tribal in the forests of Masinagudi
Marma Chikitsa being practiced by a Tribal in the forests of Masinagudi

Most people describe, Bharat (India) is a land of miracles. To the locals born in the villages and forest lands, their motherland is a provider of all needs. Traditional health was discovered in the villages on the fringe of the forest. People with oral knowledge passed on from their predecessors followed what was told to them without question, and the results revealed themselves.

Progressively, Ayurvedic Pundits such as Charaka, Sushruta, Vagbhata and Dalhana brought this oral knowledge together into textual form. With modern medicine making inroads into remote areas, instead of collaborating with traditional knowledge systems, the doctors, in their keenness to treat people, sidelined and ignored the local health practices and destroyed the locals' confidence, causing a decline in traditional health practices.

There is a downside to the whole episode. Today, the locals have almost forgotten their local health traditions, and due to improper electrical power supply, modern medical diagnostic equipment cannot operate in the remotest villages. We have left them disabled.

At Nadichikitsa Institute For Ayurvedic Studies, we are training tribals in Marma Chikitsa who reside in the forests of Tamilnadu. Marma Chikitsa is a traditional therapy that relieves pain, swelling and stiffness quickly.

Our initiative is to take knowledge to where it will benefit the most.

How you can contribute?

There are several ways in which you can contribute in helping us accomplish our objective.

  1. Learn Marma Chikitsa and Certify yourself as a Trainer

  2. Introduce us to people who wish to learn

  3. Organise Workshops

  4. Spread the word

  5. Introduce us to places where we can use this skill

    You can also donate.