The method of Agnikarma is prevalent in our country since many centuries. Acharya Sushruta has preached, practiced and documented the details of Agnikarma which is followed by many renowned authorities till date. Most diseases of present day are due to altered life style.Gridhrasi (Sciatica) is one such disease which is gaining prevalence in the present scenario.Sciatica has a life time incidence rate of 13 – 40% and rare in ages below 20, at its peak in the 5th decade and reducing thereafter. Various treatment modalities have been mentioned by Ācharyas for Gridhrasi. Among them Agnikarma has been mentioned as superior. Pain is the main symptom of Gridhrasi and Agnikarma helps in painful conditions. As a part of conservative management Eranda Taila Yoga available in Bharatha Bhaishajya rathnakara is taken for the trial in the form of internal medication (paana) and enema (basti).
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