Vedas like Atharvaveda, Rigveda, Yajurveda etc. identified and worshipped Agni as a god and made disinfectant and curative properties of Agni clear by indicating its application in context of obstetric & gynaecological disorders. Acharya Sushruta who is considered as the father of surgery has described Agnikarma under parasurgical procedures. In the present day of practice there are set of disorders, which do not respond to Bhaishaja, Shashtra and Kshara treatment modalities, if at all they respond, palliative relief is found & after sometime chance of recurrence do exist. Agnikarma is one such promising procedure which is given utmost importance over all of above treatment modalities due to its permanent curative effect. Agnikarma means the application of heat directly or indirectly to the affected part with the help of different materials like Pippali, Ajashakrita, Godanta, Shara, Shalaka, Jambavoushtha, Kshaudra, Sneha, Panchalauha shalaka etc.
- It cure disease, which do not respond to any other treatment modality like Ksharkarma and other surgical interventions.
- It is choice of treatment modality for Kapha and Vatajanya Vyadhi.
- Least chance of infection in treated wound.
- Least chance of recurrence of pathological phenomenon.
- Patient is advised to take Picchila Anna prior performing Agnikarma therapy.
- Thereafter, 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.
- Kushtha (Skin disease)
- Visarpa (Erysipelas)
- Pidika (Boils & Carbuncles)
- Vidradhi (Abscess)
- Dadru (Ringworm)
- Pama (Scabies)
- Arbuda (Tumours)
- Vicharchika (Eczema)
- Indralupta (Alopecia)
- Shwitra (Vitiligo)
- Kadara (Foot Corn)
- Nasarsha (Nasal haemorrhoids)
- Vyanga (Hyperpigmentation)
- Yakrit-plihavriddhi (Enlargement of liver & spleen)
- Gridhrasi (Sciatica)
- Galaganda (Hypothyroidism)
- Unmada (Pscychosis)