About Agnikarma - Shree Ayurveda

Agnikarma Introduction

Agnikarma is an Ancient Medical Treatment which is a part of Ayurvedic treatment originated in India(i.e. Ayurveda). Agnikarma is very helpful technique in muscular and joint disorders without any side-effects. The term Agnikarma is a sanskrit word, which means "Treatment with application of heat(Agni)". The Agnikarma techniuqe is performed by using a metal rod known as shalaka. In this treatment, heat is transferred in the affected body part using shalaka in aseptic manner. Specialist perform Therapeutic burns using these metal rods, in a number of points in affected area based on: type of disorder, constitution of the patient, severity of the disorder, etc.

Description of Agnikarma

  • The Agnikarma technique is described in Sushruta Samhita(Ancient Ayurveda Literature), which is written by the legendary Vedic Indian Surgeon Sushruta, who is also known as father of modern surgery.

    In Shushurut Samhita he has described effect of Agnikarma on disorders of Asthi (bone), Sandhi (joint) and Snayu (ligament/tendon).

  • Agnikarma is very effective in acute pain, as well as chronic pain.

    Agnikarma is very helpful in treatment of Knee pain, Back Pain, Frozen shoulder, Slipped Disc, Sciatica, Lumbago, Lumbar spondylosis, Neck pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), Heel pain, Planter fasciitis, Myofascial pain, Chronic fatigue pain, Tendonitis, Migraine etc.

  • Agnikarma is rare treatment, but is very effective if practiced correctly and does not produce any further complications.

    It is very well described in Ayurveda.

Agnikarma Description in Ayurveda

Agnikarma described in Ayurvedic textbooks: