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TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF CUPPING THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LOW BACK ACHE (AN AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW)

Dr. Shubham A. Satpute* and Dr. Seema R. Giri

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Cupping therapy is a simple and economic treatment which has its roots from ancient treatment of Ayurveda that still needs further scientific interpretation. It is further divided in two types – dry cupping and wet. Both Dry and Wet cupping is used for various disorders such as cervical spondylitis, lumbar spondylitis. It treats effectively diseases with different aetiologies and pathogenesis such as Rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, migraine, carpel tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, cellulitis etc. The medical and scientific base underlying evidence to explain mechanism of cupping theory is based on ‘TAIBAH THEORY’. This article is related to effect of cupping therapy on back ache due to lumbar spondylosis – acute and chronic. Through cupping procedure bloodletting done. In Ayurveda, Raktamokshana therapy has been described in Sushrut samhita. Siravedha, alaboo, jalaukavaacharana, prachchhana are the types of raktamokshana. Alabu karma along with prachchhana karma in Shrunga can be related to the cupping procedures. In both procedure vacuum is created and bloodletting done.

Keywords: Panchkarma, Siravedha, Alaboo, Jalaukavaacharana, Prachchhana.


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