Volume 3 Issue 4 Oct- Dec 2020
An Agnikarma in Sciatica A Case Study
Himanshu Verma, Anupam Pathak
Acharya Charak mentioned 80 nanatmaja vata vyadhies in charak samhita. Gridhrasi is one of the vatavyadhi explained by acharya Charaka in vatavyadhi chikitsa adhyaya. Sedentary lifestyle in proper sitting posture at work place, continuous and over exertion jerking movement during travelling and sports leads to under pressure on spinal cord which results in low backache and sciatica. Symptoms of Gridhrasi closely resembles to the clinical features of sciatica. Sciatica is a very painful condition where sciatica nerve of one or both the legs is involved. In our patient who got no relief with conservative treatment. The patient presented hears with pain in lower back radiating to Right legs along with numbness and paraesthesia. The treatment as specified by acharya in various texts is focused on Agnikarma. Gridhrasi can be treated remarkably with procedure of Agnikarma. Here in the case study a female patient age 42 yrs presenting with clinical features of Gridhrasi & was given Agnikarma.