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ROLE OF JALAUKAVCHARANA IN NETRAROGA - A REVIEW ARTICLE

Dr. Rohini P. Shinde*, Dr. A. B. Deshmukh and Dr. Sarika G. Patil

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Raktamokshana is one of the Para surgical, detoxification methods of Panchakarma for the treatment of Raktaja Vyadhi. Jalaukavcharana i.e. Leech therapy is form of Raktamokshana, in which vitiated pitta and rakta doshas get let out from the body, practised since ancient times to treat Netrarogas. Jalaukavacharana has the property to subside immediately the pain, swelling, burning sensation and redness. Now a day‟s environment is being highly polluted, due to which there is increased chances of infections in the eyes. Mast cell stabilizers, NSAIDs and topical corticosteroids are the treatment options, but only symptomatic relief is the outcome. On the other hand, drug sensitivity, increasing resistance, complications of the corticosteroids and increased risk of infections restrict the long term use of these medicines. Jalaukavcharana is free of side effects, cheaper, easier, convenient method, prevent the recurrence of disease and has a significant effect in relieving the symptoms of the patients. To spread the awareness about this therapy this study paper is designed.

Keywords: Jalaukavcharana, Netraroga, Hirudin.


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