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Agnikarma is an ancient medical technique which has been well-described in Ayurveda, the Indian System of Medicine.

An Indian surgeon, Maharishi Sushrut, known as the father of modern surgery, documented the effectiveness of the Agnikarma procedure for various musculoskeletal disorders in the ancient Ayurveda literature of Sushrut Samhita about 5000 years ago.

In today’s modern world, the most frequent cause of disability is the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, sciatica, spondylosis, frozen shoulder etc. Long-term muscular and joint discomfort can lead to psychological distress and often negatively affect the quality of life. Modern medical drugs offer symptomatic relief, but chronic use of modern drugs is associated with serious side effects.

The Agnikarma technique on the other hand, is a highly effective treatment for musculoskeletal diseases providing quick relief without side effects or complications. It is a minimally invasive cost effective procedure that can reduce the need for surgical interventions.

Agnikarma procedure: Using a specialized Agnikarma Unit or a metallic (Panchdhatu) instrument called Agnikarma Shalaka. First, depending on the patient’s constitution, the diagnosis and severity of the disease, specific points are identified on the affected body area. Then, the heated tip of the Thermal micro cautery Unit or of the Agnikarma Shalaka is applied precisely to the affected area or use needle agnikarma also very effective way to reduce pain to the affected area followed by application of Burn Cool cream for instant cooling relief.

After the treatment, the patients can carry-on with their daily activities. Follow-up treatment may be required depending on the severity of the condition.

The Agnikarma procedure, if carried out improperly can cause complications, hence it is of paramount importance that the technique is always carried out by a trained Ayurvedic Practitioner with specific expertise in Agnikarma.


Agnikarma is a highly effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain conditions such as:

  • Knee pain (osteoarthritis)
  • Lower Back pain                                     
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Slipped Disc
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Synovitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Tendonitis
  • Migraine, Headache
  • Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis, calcaneal spur)
  • Myofascial pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Trigger Finger
  • Corn


Quick and long term pain relief

No side-effects

OPD based procedure (no hospitalization required)

Well-tolerated by patients


How Agnikarma helps to relieve the pain?

Here the heat, which is transferred to skin acts by removing the obstruction in the Srotas and increases the blood circulation to the affected site. The rate of any metabolic activity is increased by a rise in temperature. From the therapeutic point of view with an appropriate rise in temperature, all cell activity increases, including dilatation of vessels, cell motility, synthesis and release of chemical mediators. More blood circulation, flushes away the inflammation and patient gets relief from the symptoms. Nerves stimulated by heat is having an analgesic effect by acting on the gate control mechanism.

Contraindication for Agnikarma?

Persons of Pitta prakruti, diabetes patient, emaciated, children, old aged, sensitive, pregnant, multiple ulcers in the body, anemic, obesed, indigestion, alcoholic, poison affected, low immunity etc. are not recommended for this therapy.

Are there any complications?

Improperly performed Agnikarma will lead to severe burning sensation, increased pain, destruction of tissue, suppuration, bleeding, non-healing ulcer formation etc.

Properly performed Agnikarma by skilled doctor will give excellent result in several conditions. On the other hand, improperly performed will lead to many complications.