Agnikarma in Ayurveda

Is a simple,cheap,and effective tool which covers a wide range of practical application in day-today clinical practice.This tool has been extensively used by Ayurvedic physicians of north India.But physicians of kerala state need to explore practical implication of Agnikarma in various illness.This article is such an eye opener aiming to put forward the certain facts regarding Agnikarma

Indications of Agnikarma


Vatha,kapha&vatha kapha vikaras(Twak vikaras,Different soola vikaras,Sandhi
vikaras,Pidakas etc.)

Contraindications of Agnikarma


b)Pitha pradhanavyadhi.

a)Kanji with onionmezhukku varatiyath.

a)Dahavisesha-Bindu type.
b)Number of dahas-0-30(depending upon the area)
c)Daha upakarana-Pancha loha salaka.

Madhu+Gritha application


Agnikarma in Skin Diseases

Agni karma can effectively used in the management of various skin disorders and can reduce the long term consumption of kashayas,grithas etc to a great extend.
Each and every skin disorders having vatha kapha lakshanas like itching,rukshatha etc may be subjected to agni karma(dry eczema like conditions).
Pitha predominant lakshanas like redness,exudation,pus discharge etc.
NOTE-in such conditions treatment may be provided accordingly and after the symptoms above mentioned were subsided, patient may subjected to Agni karma.
Agni karma may be done from the periphery of a skin lesion depending upon thickness and area involved.
fever and local inflammation may occur in certain cases which may be treated symptomatically
*1.Upperextrimity:Tennis elbow,golffer's elbow,shoulder deformities.etc*
Find the area of maximum tenderness and make up to 5-10 dahanas in a single sitting covering
the entire pain full area.Depending upon grade of pain person may be subjected for further
*(a)cervical spondilitis and other degenerative condition of neck.*
Considering the vast area of dahana visesha up to 10-25 may be done in a single sitting.adjacent areas may be subjected to agnikarma after gap of 5-7 days
Depending upon nerve root involved agnikarma can be done.In sciatica,nerve may be traced from lumbar area to the foot,agnikarma may be done along the entire nerve root region
* 3.Lower extremity:*
Plantar fascitis,calcaneal spur,OA knee etc.
Considering the thickness of the foot a deep agnikarma burn(mamsagatha) can be given.since our classics are mentioned the relationship between foot and eye extreme care should be given by performing agnikarma in lower extremities.
*Note:*Pichilanna seva as poorva karma and madhu+gritha abyanga as paschath karma is
inevitable in the process of agnikarma.
Exploring Agnikarma in contemporary health problem
1. Epidemic diseases
This area is almost untouched by our science which need to be explored so as to establish our role in the public health sector.Agnikarma can be effectively chosen as the mode of treatment in cases of diarrhea/dysentery/ cholera and other water borne diseases considering the vatha kapha predominance of vishoochika.If we succeed in this endeavour it would be a big boost for Ayurveda to claim our expertising managing the Medical emergencies.
2. Lifestyle disorders : Our nation has already became the capital of Diabetes Mellitus .Agnikarma can be applied in such multi organ disorders.
Agnikarma effectively can be tried in vision threatening conditions such as glaucoma,diabetic retinopathy etc.
Surgical conditions
Conditions such as Hernia if diagnosed at early stage can be subjected to Agnikarma quoting very optimistic result.