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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 223-225

Modified method of Agnikarma


1 PG Scholar Panchakarma Department, J.S. Ayureveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
2 Professor Panchakarma Department, J.S.Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
3 Prof., Kayachikitsa Department, J.S.Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Chintan J Bhatt
PG Scholar Panchakarma Department, J.S. Ayureveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat
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Agnikarma (cautery) is very well known and popular Ayurvedic procedure for relieving pain. It indicates as a pain reliever in classics.The condition having severe pain in muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments are treated with modified method of Agnikarma in P.D.Patel Ayurveda Hospital, Nadiad, Gujarat. Instead of hot Shalaka (stylus), flaming cotton swab holdby artery forceps and Arkapatra (Calotropis procera (Linn)) are used for Agnikarma in this method. The point for Agnikarma is decided by finding most tender location on body surface. The point is covered with an Arkapatra, then a flaming cotton swab soaked in sprit is brought close to the cover point and kept on it till patient feels burning sensation on that point up to his maximum tolerance. Care is to be taken about patient sensitivity which should be normal. It is not being kept so long that patient’s skin gets burn. Flame should not come in direct contact of surrounding skin or any other body part.Thus Complications of conventional Agnikarma method can be avoided by modified Agnikarma method without compromising its effectiveness in relieving the pain.


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