Raktamokshana (Blood-letting) is one of the five Panchakarma procedures. Rakta means blood and mokshana is letting, This therapy is used for removing or displacement of impure blood from the diseased area of the body.
Rakta (blood) is one of the seven Dhatus (bodily tissues) of our body. In healthy body Rakta improves one’s complexion and nourishes the muscle and other tissues. It has important life function (Jeevana). When this rakta is vitiated, it results in several diseases.
Factors that vitiate or cause toxins in blood are:
Consumption of alcohol
Excessive intake of salt
Sour, pungent, unctuous and heavy food items, stale food, over eating
Sleeping immediately after food
exposure to too much of heat/ sun and stress.
Apart from these, rakta is also vitiated naturally in the Sharad (autumn) ritu
The diseases that are caused due to impure Rakta are many like oral ulcers, foul odour from mouth, Tumor, herpes zoster, epistaxis, arthritis, discoloration of skin, burning sensation, Tremors, excessive sleep, itching, skin diseases, hypertension, vericose vein and many more.
Raktamokshana is widely used & proven therapy of panchlarma in which the vitiated blood is let out of the body and this helps to cure the disease
Leeche therapy is main & important Raktmokshan therapy. ‘Leech’ is known as ‘Jaloka’ and is used in pitta dosha as their properties are opposite to pitta such – being cool, sweet and unctuous. In this process leeches are put on certain parts of the body and allowed to extract blood, for 20 to 45 minutes at a time that equates to a relatively small amount of blood, up to 15 ml per leech. Medicinal leeches are special leeches. The leeches leave behind small, Y-shaped wound that usually heals without leaving a scar.
Now days, Leech therapy is also used in some countries in plastic surgery & other micro surgeries to treat nervous system abnormalities, dental problems, skin diseases and infections.
Leech therapy is available at Ayubhumi Ayurveda & Panchkarma Hospital, Amritsar under supervision of expert ayurvedic doctors. You can also avail benefit of this therapy.
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