A One Day Workshop on Agnikarma and Viddhakarma– a special therapy of Ayurveda, has been organised by the Central Ayurveda Research Institute, Kolkata, under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India in collaboration with National Ayurveda Students Youth Association – NASYA (West Bengal) on April 3.
This programme was inaugurated by Dr. PVV Prasad, Director, CARI Kolkata as Chief Guest. Dr. Sanjiv Samanta, Ex Principal, JB Roy state Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata was alos present. Dr. Tushar Kanti Mandal organised the programme as coordinator. Dr. Sumit Sur, Dr. Biswajit Ghosh, Dr. Arnab Ghosh and other members from NASYA were present.
About 80 Ayurvedic Doctors from different parts of West Bengal as well as from Odisha, Madhya Pradesh have been participated in this program. Expert Physician from Pune, Dr. Chandrakanta Deshmukh was engaged in conducting Technical and Practical demonstrations in this programme.
Agnikarma is a special therapytermed as ‘heat therapy’ and Viddhakarma termed as bloodletting therapy is a significant therapy as emergency treatment as pain reliever of different chronic disease such as joint pain, back pain, frozen shoulder, cervical spondylysis, etc. Agnikarma is also applied for the removal of wart, corn, etc.
The purpose of conducting this workshop was hands on training and skill development of Ayurvedic doctors and implementation of this therapy in the remote area of the state where a speciality medical facility are not available. The main aim of this workshop was to encourage the young doctors for applying of these special therapies for treatment of different disease very easily and simple method.
The another purpose of this workshop was to popularise these therapies among the doctors practising in different places including remote areas.