• Shan Sonakshi Associate Professor, Dept. of Shalyatantra, Jammu Institute of Ayurveda and Reasearch, Nardani Jammu, India.
  • Bharti Neeru Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalyatantra, Jammu Institute of Ayurveda and Reasearch, Nardani Jammu, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Shalya Chikitsa, Yantras, Upayantra.


Ayurveda is considered as one of the best health science of ancient era. There are 8 branches of Ayureveda and Shalya chikitisa is the most important branch of Ayurveda due to its quick action (Ashukrye –Karnat). Shalya Chikitisa includes different surgical and para surgical technique which can be moulded depending upon the Immunity of Patients.

Today in modern scenario, where advance Science & technology is going to its highest peak & medical Science is becoming emphasis on knowledge of Upyantra seems quite obsolete. Sometime the situation arise when we don’t have proper medical facility during natural calamities where giving medical faculty to every person in not possible. To combat such disastrous situation the knowledge of accessory medical equipment is very important so, that we can survive. Acharya Sushrut is considered “Father of Surgery” who know how to overcome such situation with his unique power of thinking when situation is opposite for survival.

Acharya Dalhan, Acharaya Vagbatta, Achary Sushrut had explained different Yantra and Upyantra which can be used according to the patients immunity. In modern surgery there is no treatment option. They make patient to fit the available treatment but in ancient health science i.e., in Ayurved there are different way of treating patients depending upon their nature of body. Various types of Yantras used in Shalya Chikitsa includes Swastik Yantra, Taal Yantra samdansha Yantra, Shalaka Yantra, Naadia Yantra and Upayantra. These instruments place an at most role in the success of Shalya Chikitisa and without them the practical work of concept of Shalya Chikitisa cannot be made.


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Shan Sonakshi, Bharti Neeru. IMPORTANCE OF UPYANTRA IN SHALYA CHIKITSA. IJRAPS [Internet]. 2020Nov.30 [cited 2024Mar.4];4(9):453-7. Available from: