The Tamil Word “Varmam” means “Science of force of the life-energy”. The Word “Varmam” was derived from the Tamil letter “Va” (t), which means “¼”. In Tamil, when we pronounce “¼” – is “kaal”. The secreat meanings of “kaal” is “vali” (tsp) and “vazhi” (top)
So, the letter “Va” (t), means “life-energy in the channel”. In a normal condition this life-energy (vaasi) needs a “force” to move or flow (charam) it in the channel. This force is called “Vanmai” or “Physiological force”. This force regulates the normal flow of life-energy in the channel and keep the body in a healthy condition. Suppose, if any external or internal factor disturb this normal force, it may convert into abnormal force, called “Vanmam” or “Pathological force” and this force disturb or obstruct the normal-regular flow of the life-energy in the channel, as a result the body get ill-health or diseased condition. Some selective physical manipulation which is known as “Varmam” or “Therapeutical force” leads to convert the pathological force into physiological force and the patient get recuperation. After the recuperation, the patient needs a “Vaasi Eattam” or “Rajuvenative force” that leads to perfect healthfull or strengthfull condition. When a human get a fatal injury, suddenly the normal physiological force convert into “kaalam” or “fatal force” and get instant death or serious condition.
Eventhough the five types of above said forces among life-energy flow are called by its own nomenclature, generally, all these forces are called in the name of “Varmam”. These Varma forces are activated by very important 108 vital body points called “Varma Points”.