The Shalakyatantra is one among the Ashtanga Ayurveda dealing with the diseases situated above the shoulder concerned with Ear, Nose, Throat, Eye, Dental, Head and Neck.
In Shalakyatantra, to treat these diseases Shalaka (Probe) is used. So the subject is called as ‘Shalakyatantra”. The person who is treating is called as Shalakis.
These being the vital sensory organs, there is a dire need to protect and preserve the health of these organs.
The branches of Shalakyatantra includes Nethra-chikitsa (Ophthalmology), Karna-chikitsa (Otology), Nasa-chikitsa (Rhinology), Mukharoga-chikita (Oral hygiene, Dentistry and Laryngology), and Shiroroga-chikitsa (diseases of the cranium).
Evidence based practical confirmation & assessment of theoretical knowledge.
Practice of Kriyakalpas like Tarpana, Aaschotana, Anjana, Bidalaka which are specialties of Netraroga treatment and Nasya, Gandusha, Dhoompana, Karnapoorana, Shirodhara which form the basis of Karna, Nasa, Mukha roga.
Everyone should get benefited from Ayurvedic approach towards Eye, ENT and Dental disorders.