AGNI KARMA - A REVIEW ::
Shalyatantra is one of the eminent branch of Ayurveda which consists of major therapies like - Bheshaj karma, Kasara karma,Shastra karma and Raktamokshana.
Agni karma means procedure done with fire.Refrences are there in various Ayurvedic text books regarding Agni karma.Centuries back much is written about it's haemostatic,curative and preventive properties.Agni karma is superior to all of procedures described in Ayurveda and is very effective in the diseases where vata and kapha doshas are locally involved.It is an important theraputic measure in Ayurvedic system of Medicine and is popular because of its efficiency and simplicity to cure various diseases.This unique form of therapy is performed with the help of Agni which has been described superior to other procedures like Kasara karma because diseases treated by Agni karma never relapse and it cures those diseases where other procedures doesn't show results.Principles of Agni karma are adopted in advance modern technologies like Cauterization, Diathermy, Laser therapy and Radiation therapies etc.to treat the chronic and difficult to treat disorders.
Agni karma is indicated in many diseases like neurogenic pain, Arthritis, Tendinitis,Sinovitis,Mayalgia, ligament rupture etc.where pain is a prominent feature. In Ayurved it is also indicated in diseases like Arsha,Bhagandara,Arbuda,Antra vridhi,Apachi and Gridhrasi etc.
PERFECT TIME FOR AGNI KARMA :::
Agni karma can be done in all seasons except Antumn and summer due to increase of pitta dosha during this time.But it is said that if there is some emergency then it can be done with extra precautions.
(AGNI KARMA VIDHI)
PURVA KARMA ::::
*Day before patient is advised to take snighdha and pichchhila diet.
*Consent of the patient is taken after explaining him about the procedure.
*Part of the body is cleaned with some antiseptic and washed with Triphala quath frequently.
*At the site of pain,20 to 30 samyak dagdha vrana are made by touching heated Agni shalaka.These vranas should be at least 1/2 cm.apart.
PASHCHAT KARMA ::::
*Paste of Ghritkumari (Aloe Vera gel) is applied to the dugdha surface to get rid of pain and burning sensation caused by agni shalaka.
*Yasthi madhu churna is dusted over dugdha surface and is covered with sterile gauze piece.
*Usually 7-8 sitting of Agni karma provide desired results but in some chronic cases it's number can be increased.
Agni karma is awesome method of treatment in various painful conditions and few other ailments described in Ayurveda.
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