Agnikarma is a unique para surgical procedure in ayurvedic practice where actual heat is transmitted in to the tissues to nullify the disease pathology. The Agnikarma (Thermal Microcautery) technique, is a highly effective treatment for musculoskeletal diseases providing quick relief without side effects or complications. It is a minimally invasive cost effective procedure that can reduce the need for surgical interventions.
Pancha dhatu shalaka’ has been used on a regular basis for the purpose of Agnikarma irrespective of the structure involved or level of the pathology. The Pancha dhatu shalaka is made up of Copper, Brass, Bronze, Lead and Tin (in equal quantity).
How it works?
Here the heat, which is transferred to skin acts by removing the obstruction in the Srotas(minute channels) and increases the blood circulation to the affected site. The rate of any metabolic activity is increased by a rise in temperature. From the therapeutic point of view with an appropriate rise in temperature, all cell activity increases, including dilatation of vessels, cell motility, synthesis and release of chemical mediators. More blood circulation, flushes away the inflammation and patient gets relief from the symptoms. Afferent nerves stimulated by heat is having an analgesic effect by acting on the gate control mechanism.
How is it done?
• Patient is advised to take Picchila Anna (rice & curd) prior performing Agnikarma therapy.
• Next day, the site of morbidity & local affected area is cleansed with Triphala Kashaya.
• After assessing symptoms of the disease, vital spots and the strength of patient Agnikarma is performed by red hot Shalaka (Panchadhatu) at the affected body part.
• The number of Samyaka Dagdha Vrana can be 5-30 depending upon the extent of diseased area.
• Cooling agent like Kumari patra along with Madhu & Ghrita is applied to relieve the burning pain post operation.
• After Samaka Vranashodhana the treated area is covered with Plota(Gauze piece) & proper bandaging is done.
• Painful conditions of bones and joints.
• To excise the corn from the heel
• To excise the external piles
• Disc prolapse
• Low back ache
• Trigger thumb
• To remove the mucocele of lip, tongue etc
• To excise some extra growths of skin and muscle
• For the excision of fistula tracks, etc.
• Quick and long term pain relief
• No side-effects
• OPD based procedure (no hospitalization required)
• Well-tolerated by patients
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