Therapeutic extent of Agnikarma in haemorrhoids
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Agnikarma, Cauterisation, parasurgical measures

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Mohate, S. M. (2019). Therapeutic extent of Agnikarma in haemorrhoids. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 3(03). Retrieved from


 Sushruta known as father of surgery has described various surgical procedures along with some para- surgical measures in Haemorrhoids. ‘Agnikarma’ is one amongst these parasurgical procedures. In Agnikarma therapeutic burning with special tools are done on specific sites. Agnikarma though is a parasurgical procedure yet is indicated as a therapy of choice in many diseases and can be considered on its tremendous prophylactic potential to do away certain diseases and also developed as a precursor to ‘ cauterisation ‘ of modern era. This paper deals with various aspects of agnikarma and its use in present context. Sushruta samhita and its commentaries are the main source of this review paper.

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1. Acharya Yadavji Trikamji, Sushrutsamhita of Sushruta, sharirsthana, Siravarnavibhakti shariram Adhayay 7/14. Varanasi: Chowkhambha oriuntalia,1999, 6th edition

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