It is the procedure in which vitiated blood is taken out by various methods.
It is very useful in the disorders of blood, when blood is vitiated by any / all of the Doshas.
(Acharya Sushruta has given very much importance for this procedure.)
Types of Raktamokshana
|Vata related disorders||Shringa ( by using Horn of animals )|
|Pitta related disorders||Jalooka ( Leech Therapy )|
|Kapha related disorders||Alabu ( Dried bottle gourd )|
|For all the above listsed disorders & When spread all over the body||Siravyadha ( Venupuncture / venesection )|
Some of the health disorders which can be treated by Rakhamokshana / Blood Letting Therapy are
- Many of the skin lesions including Psoriasis
- Many of the joint disorders like Gouty arthritis
- Some of the eye disorders
- Abscess, Non healing wounds