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EFFECT OF LEECH THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DUSHTA VRANA (NON HEALING VARICOSE ULCER) - A CASE STUDY

Dr. Sanap Nitesh Narayan* and Dr. Kalmegh Manjusha Sushil

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Background: Chronic venous insufficiency complications have now more incident rates. Chronic ulceration of lower legs is relatively common condition among adults. It affects 1% of the adult population and 3.6% of people older than 60 years of age. When a venous valve gets damaged, it prevents the backflow of blood, which causes pressure within veins which leads to hypertension exceed to venous ulcers. These are mostly along the medial distal leg, which often very painful and can bleed to become varicose ulcer. In Ayurveda, this condition is considered as Dushta Vrana, it can be managed with specific Shodhan therapy called as Raktamoshan (leech therapy). Aim: The present endeavor was to provide an effective way of management of Dushta Vrana by leech therapy. Materials and Methods: Leech was used in present study considering all three parameters i.e. Poorva, Pradhan, Paschat karma before applying leech, and scheduled leech therapy performed. Results: In a total 6 sittings of Leech therapy it is found that leech therapy in Dushta Vrana is highly effective and has less complications. Conclusion: To treat the conditions like non healing varicose ulcer, it is always preferable to follow the concept of Ayurveda treatment.

Keywords: Dushta Vrana, non-healing Varicose Ulcers, Raktamokshan.


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