THE CONCEPT OF AGNI KARMA IN AYURVEDA AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN CURRENT AYURVEDIC SURGICAL PRACTICEJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED AYURVED RESEARCH(IJAAR) (Vol.1, No. 07)
Publication Date: 2014-11-08
Authors : Varma Alok;
Page : 1-5
Keywords : Agnikarma; parasurgical procedure; dagdha;
Ayurveda is the most ancient science of human civilization. Sushrutsamhita is the most important literature of Ayurvedic surgery. In sushrutsamhita various parasurgical procedures are mentioned in different disease conditions. Vata and kapha are the dominant doshas in these diseases. Agnikarma ensures complete cure of disease to avoid recurrence. Agni by it usna, sneha gunas pacifies vata and kapha and mechanically burns the unwanted tissue, if done directly by lohashalaka. In the present study a humble attempt has been made to evaluate the pathophysiology, and mode of action of agnikarma and its importance in modern day ayurvedic surgical practice. This study concludes that agnikarma is a very effective, easy and simple procedure that can employed as outpatient procedure.
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