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RAKTAMOKSHANA THERAPY - A PERSPECTIVE OF AYURVED CLASSICS

*Dr. Ankush Gunjal, Dr. Tridev Patil, Dr. Satish Urhe and Dr. Roshan Dhale

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In Ayurveda Panchakarma procedures are primarily the center of attention for eliminating the vitiated Doshas from the body. These procedures were developed thousands of years ago, and still has a significant role in the Ayurveda management. Raktamokshana is procedure advised for treatment of Raktdustijanya Vyadhi. Raktamokshana, is para surgical procedure generally called as bloodletting in present era. It is one of the Panchakarma procedure illustrated by Acharya Sushruta. It is consequential form of two words, ‘Rakta’ which means blood and ‘Mokshana’ which means to set out. Raktamokshana can be carried out by two methods Shastra Visravana and Anushastra vidhi. Shastra Visravana is of two types a Pracchana and Siravyadhan. Anushastra vidhi is of three types viz, Shringa, Jalauka and Alabu. Rakta is responsible for potency, skin texture, happiness and prolonged existence of life. The article places the importance of Raktamokshana, as it can avoid skin diseases, blood borne disorders, edema, lymph node enlargement etc., and it heal the illness like Raktapitta, Kustha, Visarpa, Dadru, Charmadala, Kaamala, Shwitra, etc., which are caused due to of Raktadusti.

Keywords: Raktamokshana, Raktadushti, Twak Dosha.


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