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By now, it’s a common knowledge in Bharat and other countries that a displaced navel can be brought back to its original central position by using a simple technique involving the use of a lit camphor and an inverted glass. But, why and how does the cure actually take place?
Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee had several years ago in the year 2013 in an article dated January 19th, 2013 titled "NAVEL DISPLACEMENT – SIMPLEST APRTEMA SELF-HALP WAYS OF SWAAMEE APR... had described the simple technique of bringing the displaced navel to its centre.
The present brief scientific research paper makes an advanced attempt to understand and elucidate the underlying mechanism that helps remove the navel displacement.
Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee’s scientific theory and explanation
Let’s, first of all understand the biology or the physical structure of the navel in the Maanava shareer.
(1) THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NAVEL
The navel/umbilicus or the belly button is hollowed in structure. Though, it is occasionally found to be protruding from the abdomen where the umbilical cord is connected. It is generally located perpendicular to the point between the L3 and L4 vertebrae in most Maanavas. In some cases it may vary between L3 and L5 vertebrae.
The navel consists of two parts: Umbilical Tip and Periumbilical skin. The umbilical tip is the central part of the Navel that often is called the Belly or Tummy button owing to its button-like shape. It is encircled by the Periumbilical skin.
The umbilical tips rising above the level of the Periumbilical skin are known as the Outies and the one below its level the Innies.
(2) THE FUNCTION OF THE NAVEL
According to the Yoga-texts, the navel corresponds to the Manipur chakra in the spinal cord.
It is the point where the Smaan Vaayu resides. It is at this location that the Praann Vaayu and the Apaana Vaayu interact.
The healthy interaction causes the production of the Smaan Vaayu whose presence biologically reflects the existence of a healthy working of the digestive system. The unforeseen events such as the Navel displacement leads to an unhealthy interaction, thereby disturbing the production of the Smaan Vaayu which in turn causes unhealthy disturbances in the digestive system. This may cause loose motions or the diarrhoea which makes the person fall ill.
Also called the Solar Plexus, it is considered biologically to be the most important or the central part of the Maanava shareer having the same level of significance that the Sun has in the Solar system. Just as the Sun is the prime source of the energy for all the planets of the Solar system so is the Solar Plexus or the Navel region to the whole Maanava shareer.
Navel represents the point in the Maanava shareer where the digestive function takes place which in turn produces the energy required for the overall smooth functioning and physical survival of the Maanava shareer.
Although this topic is purely related to the displacement of the Navel yet it is useful to know a few artificial functions of Navel that have been developed by the Maanavas. These include using the point of the location of Navel to divide the abdomen into quadrants for academic purposes and carrying out incision at this location for various surgeries such as Transgastric Appendecectomy, Gall bladder surgery, etc., to reduce the scarring of the patient’s shareer.
(3) WHY AND HOW THE DISPLACED NAVEL IS BROUGHT BACK TO ITS OWN POSITION
It is a common knowledge that the wind blows from a high pressure area into a low pressure area. This creates a meteorological phenomenon called the cyclone over the low pressure area which then may experience rainy or stormy weather.
On the other hand, the area from where the winds blow outwards experiences a clear weather and the resultant phenomenon is termed the anti-cyclone.
The low pressure area is created by the intense heating of the surface. The heated surface then attracts the relatively colder air streams or winds from the adjoining areas.
Somewhat similar (though not exactly a replica) process takes place during the treatment for bringing back the navel to its original position.
The area covered by the glass includes the original location-point of the Navel and its adjacent surface.
The lit-camphor creates the heat. The glass covering the lit-camphor captures the heat generated and does not allow it to escape.
The camphor extinguishes soon with no supply of oxygen from outside the glass with the glass turning into a blocked chamber from all sides.
The heat so generated creates a low pressure area on the surface of the belly that is within the boundaries of the glass placed over it.
Obviously, the surface area outside the circular boundary of the glass remains relatively colder and therefore turns into a high pressure area.
But, the rim of the glass placed on the belly and the glass becomes a wall between the low pressure area that is within the boundaries of the glass and the high pressure area outside its boundaries.
So long as the glass is not removed, the high pressure area outside the glass remains cut off from the low pressure area within the glass.
The displaced Navel and other parts acquire the high pressure property.
Once the glass and the extinguished lamp/camphor are lifted up from the Navel area then the low pressure area on and around the Navel-location becomes an easy target for the high pressure area around.
Thus, a skinular/muscular/nervular cyclone develops on the enclosed Navel-location and the adjacent skin/muscles/spinal nervular area.
One of the three actions takes place:
(1) The high pressure so created on the adjacent skin/muscles/spinal nerve (T10 Dermatome) pushes the Navel to the centre.
(2) The Navel which has acquired the high-pressure property rushes to the centre.
(3) Both the adjacent skin/muscles/spinal nerve (T10 Dermatome) and Navel rush toward the low-pressure area on the Navel-location.
The final result is that the Navel is pulled back to its own original central location.
~ Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
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