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Role of Agnikarma in the Management of Calcaneal Spur - A Case Study

Gadhari Anup Bhimrao, Raut Subhash Y. and Lakhapati Arun M.

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient sciences of human refinement. Shalyatantra is one of the branches of Ayurveda which consists of various treatment modalities mentioned in different disease conditions. Agnikarma is one among them. In Agnikarma, therapeutic burning is done with various types of tools at specific sites. This ensures complete cure of disease and avoids recurrence. Agni by it Ushna, Snigdha gunas pacifies Vata and Kapha and mechanically burns the unwanted tissue. In western medical sciences it is used under the heading of therapeutic burn or cauterization. In the present study a modest attempt has been made to evaluate the role and mode of action of Agnikarma in the management of Calcaneal spur. This case study concludes that Agnikarma is a very effective, easy and simple procedure that can implied as outpatient procedure for treating calcaneal spur.