Relation with Other Fields

Varmam has relationship with other fields like Siddha Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, Astronomy, Psychology, Tantra, Anka Sasthra and many others.

Varmam and Siddha Medicine

Siddha medicine is the one of the oldest medical systems originated from India. Varmam is one the main streams within siddha medicine. For example, if a patient is suffering from pain in some part of the body, siddha medicine will externally apply herb medicines, which after absorbed by the body, produce the cure. But based on varmam, certain pressure points are tuned to regulate the blood flow, which gives immediate relief to the pain. Siddha doctors in South India (notably in Kanyakumari District of TamilNadu) use this technique of combined medication to give faster and better relief to the patients.

Varmam and Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is one another oldest forms of medical systems from India. Among ayurvedic text, there is no separate text for varmam. But in the text 'Astangahridayam', written by Vakpatar, he speaks about 107 varmam points in human body. Some other ayurvedic texts also contain sparse information about varmam points. Hence, we can conclude that concept of varmam exist within ayurveda also.

Varmam and Yoga

Yoga is classified into two main streams. One based on breathing; and another based on body postures. They work in tandem and culminate to form today's yoga. If yoga asanas (yoga postures) are properly practiced, it will result in good health. The basic reason for that is yoga asanas properly tunes the nerves system (along with varmam points present in the nerves system), resulting in regulated blood flow throughout the body.

Every yoga asanas has its effect on certain group of varma points enabling proper health, flexibility, mobility and physique. For example, if you consider Padmasana (one yoga posture), it produces mild pressure on these varmam points: Viruthi varmam, Kanpugaichal varmam, Ullthodai varmam, and Mulaathara varmam. Because of that, Iddakala (Left) and Pingala (Right) nerves gets tuned and strengthens the vertebral column. It increases concentration, memory, serenity on one's face, and etc.

Varmam and Astronomy

Rays from all the planets and moons in the solar system reaches Earth. They are responsible for health and illness amongst the living beings. Siddhas, who developed varmalogy, studied where and when these rays act on human body and based on their studies, they have created various varmam texts which studies varmam points in relationship with the rays from the planets and moons and their consequence on human body. Such studies are taught only through guru-sishya (teacher-student) heritage. Such studies can be used to stop occurrence of heart diseases and kidney diseases. Even the diseases that are present can be systematically cured.

Varmam's relation with other fields like Psychology, Tantra, Anka Sasthra, Philosophy, Kama Sastra, etc. will be discussed in our web site in due course of time.

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