Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : IAMJ.
Source : IAMJ, Volume 4, Issue 10 (2016)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Ayurveda
Center : Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda
Department : Shalakya Tantra
Year : 2016
Abstract : Ayurveda is one of the most ancient medical sciences of the world. It conceives and describes the basis & applied aspect of life process, health, disease & its management in terms of its own principles & approaches. Though, modern science has been developing advance technology & therapeutics for the diagnosis & management of different disorders, still ancient system of medicine fulfill the health care needs of the vast majority of a population. Nowadays large section of humanity globally, is shifted towards natural way of life & they have lot of expectations from Ayurveda which is not only a system of medicine rather the way of life, as it is available, toxicity free & ecofriendly due to its holistic approach. Shalakyatantra is one of the eminent branches of Ayurveda deals with the study of functioning and diseases related to the sense organs. Amongst the senses, eye is given the most importance as once the vision is lost the, one will not be able to differentiate day night and enjoy the beauty of nature. Around 76 diseases are being explained dealing with eye diseases. Based on 4 major methods of management such as Bhesajkarma, Ksarakarma, Agnikarma, Raktamoksana. Agnikarma is superior among them and boon for local Vata & Kaphaja Vyadhi and diseases treated by Agnikarma do not recur. It gives instant relief to the patients. An effective superior among all Para surgical procedure is Agnikarma, in which heat is transferred to the body by various dravyas. Now this Agnikarma procedure modified scientifically in the branch of ophthalmology as cauterisation, laser and radiation. The concept of agnikarma will be discussed further.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Sushma, “A Role of Agnikarma in Netra Roga and its Clinical Application”, IAMJ, vol. 4, no. 10, 2016.