bloodletting ayurveda treatment

Bloodletting treatment in Ayurveda

Vinayaka Ayurvedic treatment in Thrissur offers the best bloodletting ayurveda treatment. The doctors of Vinayaka Ayurvedic will understand the problem of patients and accordingly determine the best suitable Bloodletting Ayurveda Treatment. They offers the best Ayurveda treatments in kerala.

Bloodletting/Raktamokshana therapy is the blood cleansing and purification medical aid. It’s a therapeutic clean up method given by Ayurveda. It is one of the essential elements of the Panchakarma healing treatments. It is the prime process of blood detoxification. It’s derived from the two words, “Rakt”, which means blood and “Mokshana”, which means leave. Thus, Rakta mokshana means thatto let the blood out. The blood is expelled out from the body to reduce the quantity of toxic substances within the blood borne disorders. However, this therapy is not usually suggested to the patients. This is often because; it involves an explicit quantity of risk factors within the whole cleansing and detoxification processes.

Bloodletting generally of the following two types:

Shastra Visravan
Generally metallic instruments are used to perform this process. It’s further classified into two more categories:

Pracchana, letting the blood pass through several incisions
Siravyadha, also known as the Venepuncture
Anushastra Visravana
The metallic instruments are not considered for carrying out this procedure. It’s further classified into 3 categories:

Jalaukavacharana, means that applying leeches. Mainly this is done for the patients with Pitta dosha disorders.
Alabu, means that creating vacuum and extracting blood through the vacuum using a vegetable, which may be bottle guard or Alabu. Mainly this is done for treating Kapha dosha diseases.
Shrungavacharana, means that applying the cow’s horns. Mainly this is taken into account for treating the Vata disorders.
Of all the various classified types, Venepuncture of Siravyadha plays the most role in completing Bloodletting effectively.

Complications to be treated with Bloodletting therapy

Individuals with aggravated unbalance between the blood (rakt) and Pitta dosha (fire body tumor) and high level of toxicity are recommended the Bloodletting Ayurveda Treatment. The important complications to be treated with the therapeutic therapy are skin disorders like allergic dermatitis, eczema, sciatica. Some other disorders, which must be treated with Bloodletting therapy include abscess, edema, swelling and inflammations, uremia, dullness, pericarditis, tonsillitis. Also, this procedure helps in proper functioning of liver, heart and other essential organs of the body.

Bloodletting, The Specialized Detoxification Process Comprises The Following Steps:

Pre procedure/Purva Karma
Main Procedure/Pradhana Karma
Post procedure/Paschat Karma
Purva Karma

It’s carried out in regular periods. Mainly done for diseases like gout, filariasis, psoriasis, glaucoma, oedema, liver and spleen disorders. Cotton swabs, gauze pieces are some of the instruments used to carry out this procedure.

Pradhana Karma

The various aspects that considered during pradhana karma are the following:

Prachhana – This method helps to produce relief from stress, tension and anxiety..
Siravyadha – Firstly the vein is selected. After oleation, sudation, the liquid gruel is injected. The patient either lies down or sits in erect posture.
Size of puncture – The size should be that of 1 brihi or half barley & in muscular areas, it should be the size of yava.
Jalaukavacharana – Small nicks are applied near the affected region. As presently because the blood oozes out, the leech is applied. When the leech sucks, the mouth takes the form of the horse’s hooves. Its neck is then covered using wet cotton. When enough blood is sucked, the leech leaves the area and moves down. In case, it doesn’t leave on its own, turmeric powder is sprinkled on the leech.
Shringa Yantra – Horns are applied on the fleshy part of the body. The air gets sucked out, which creates a vacuum.
Paschat Karma

After the pradhana karma, dressing is finished with a massage gently surrounding the wound. This can be done with the help of the medicated oil.

Raktamokshana works as a preventive therapy & curative therapy moreover. This therapy in Ayurveda is a partial or a complete treatment depending on the situation.