A REVIEW ARTICLE ON ROLE OF JALAUAKAVACHARANA AS ADJUVANT THERAPY IN OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOM
*Vd. Bhagyashri P. Mhetre and Dr. H. N. Umale
Raktamokshana is a type of Panchakarma. It is the process of elimination of vitiated Dosha that accumulate in the body. Siravedha and Jalaukavacharana are types of Raktamokshana. These procedures are described in the management of all systemic diseases including diseases of Karna, Nasa, Mukha, Netra and Shira. According to Ayurveda, the diseases of eyes were caused by vitiation of Tridoshas. Jalaukavacharana is bloodletting therapy, which removes vitiated Doshas (toxins) from body. Jalaukavacharana is an effective blood purification therapy, in which carefully controlled removal of small quantity of blood is conducted to neutralize accumulated vitiated Pitta and Rakta Dosha of many blood borne diseases. This is because of decreased quantum of enhanced Pitta Dosha and Rakta Dosha, thus diseases caused by Pitta and Rakta Dosha are also relieved. Open Angle Glaucoma is an eye disease that is characterized by wide and open angle with an unstable or a sustained increase in intraocular pressure which the eye cannot withstand damage to its structure and impairment of its function. In Open Angle Glaucoma, Jalaukavacharana will facilitate drainage of aqueous humor through the trabecular meshwork by creating negative pressure in the vein present locally.
Keywords: Raktamokshana, Jalaukavacharana, Pitta Dosha, Rakta Dosha, Open Angle Glaucoma.
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