A REVIEW OF LITERATURE – AGNIKARMA IN SHALAKYA TANTRA
Dr. Ashok Bhaurao Deshmukh and Dr. Utkarsha Gurunath Pashte*
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient medical sciences of the world. Though modern science has been developing advanced technology and therapeutics for the diagnostic and management of different disorders, still ancient system of medicine fulfill the health are needs of the vast majority of a population.
Ayurveda have Shamana and Shodhanachikitsa. Variety of medical procedure mentioned in Ayurvedsamhita it as like Ksharkarma, Lepana, etc. Agnikarma is one of the important procedure described in Ayurveda.
In this fast lifestyle patients need instant result for pain. Agnikarma is one of the fast procedures to reduced Vedana (pain).
Agnikarma is elective and employed for such cases where medicines, surgey and Ksharkarma fails to bring about desire results.
Among the senses eye is most important organ. As once we lost the vision, will not able to differentiate day, night, and beauty of nature.
76 eye diseases are explained by Acharya. Among these for local Vata and Kapha vyadhi Agnikarma is superior, and disease will not recur.
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