Varma also known as Marma points are the specific places along the body surface where the application of pressure or insertion of needles will affect the flow of vital energy or Prana (life) along a complex system of subtle channels called Nadis. There are about 350 therapeutic Varma points within our body and there are 108 lethal Varma points in the body. By using varying degrees of force to strike the body at different vital points, can produce astounding results. When used in warfare by a skilled combatant, these blows can cause instant death, great pain, paralysis or infection even delayed death. The results vary according to the power and velocity used by the combatant, subject to the timning of the day as well.