Thermal Microcautery (Agnikarma) in Greece is practiced at the Holistic Health Centre by Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos.
Thermal Microcautery is an Ancient Medical Technique derived from the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. The technique has been designed to relieve various muscular and joint disorders.
Thermal Microcautery involves a procedure whereby heat is transferred to the affected parts of the body using a metal Shalaka (metal rod).
Therapeutic micro-burns are created using these metal rods, based on specific knowledge to a number of painful areas, depending on the kind of disorder, the constitution of the patient, the severity of the disorder, etc.
Thermal Microcautery has been described in the Ayurvedic text of Sushruta Samhita, written by the legendary Vedic Indian Surgeon Sushruta and often referred to as the father of modern surgery. Here he describes Agnikarma’s effect on disorders of Asthi (bone), Sandhi (joint) and Snayu (ligament/tendon).
Thermal Microcautery is effective in conditions of acute, as well as chronic pain.
Conditions such as knee pain, back pain, Sciatica, Lumbago, Lumbar spondylosis, Slipped disc, neck pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), heel pain, Plantαr Fasciitis, Myofascial pain, Chronic fatigue pain, Tendonitis, Frozen shoulder, Migraine etc. can all be treated with the help of Thermal Microcautery treatment.
Thermal Microcautery although currently rarely practiced, is a clinically established para-surgical treatment. When it is practiced correctly, it does not produce any further complications and its effectiveness is well documented in the Ayurvedic texts.
Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos is also an advisor at the Global Agnikarma Centre in India. The centre is the first and foremost of its kind in the world, a pioneering medical centre of excellence, in the field of Thermal Microcautery. It has been operational since 2014 and up to now, 36000 patients have visited the centre for treatment with more than 100.000 procedures having taken place.