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Abstract

ROLE OF AGNIKARMA & SWEDAN IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VATAKANTAK (CALCANEAL SPUR)

Dr. Tambal Ram Juiya*, Dr. Meenakshi Sharma and Dr. Gyan Prakash Sharma

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According to ayurved pain is subject to Vata Dosha & pain area is foot heel region is called as Vatakantak. Medical science called bony spur / planter fasciitis / calcaneal burscitis. Calcaneal spur is most common cause of heel pain. Most of people suffer from this disease. This is the most often seen in the patients over the age of 35 years. High heeled foot wear and over weight are cause of heel pain. There are two treatments: Modern & Ayurved. In Modern there are 1. Rest. 2. massage therapy. 3. cold therapy. 4. anti inflammatory medicine. 5. physio therapy. In ayurved, there are 1. Ishtika sweda (brick fomentation) & 2. bindu type agnikarma helps in vatakantak. In ayurveda treatment with heat burns is called as “agni karma”. it is also called as dahan karma”. Thus we can say that swedan karma & Agnikarma are most effective therapy of ayurved to treat vatakantak (Calcaneal Spur).

Keywords: Vatakantak, Panchkarma, ishtika swed, agnikarm, calcaneal spur.


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