Recent advances in Raktamokshana w.s.r. to modification in Shastra used for Raktamokshana
Raktamokshana in other words, bloodletting is a kind of Para surgery directed for the treatment of specifically Raktaja roga. It is considered as the important and prime process of blood detoxification. It is derived from two words ie; Rakt which means blood & Mokshana which means leave. So the meaning of Raktamokshana is to let the blood out. The blood is expelled out from the body to reduce the toxic substances and this process helps in Raktaja vikara. The process of Raktamokshana can be traced back to the Vedic period only and not beyond that. Sushruta, father of Indian surgery, has given all the information regarding bloodletting in detail in his treatise, "Sushruta Samhita". Sira Vedhan, Sringa Avacharana, Alabu Aavacharana, Jalauka Avacharana, Pracchanna Karma, Ghati Yantra Avacharana and Suchi Avacharana are approaches utilized for blood detoxification. Bloodletting as a method of treatment is indicated in gouty arthritis, filariasis, herpes, tumors, various skin disorders, genital infections, abscess, inflammatory condition, cellulitis, painful ulcers, chronic ulcers resulting from snake bite, etc.
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