REVIEW STUDY OF SIRAVEDH AT KSHIPRA MARMA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO VICHARCHIKA
Dr. Saber Shaikh* and Dr. C.D.Vaikos
Ayurveda is the science of wellbeing as well as the diseases curable.vicharchika is disease classified under kshudra kushtha.It gives a person ugly look and thus affects the person’s psychological and social status. Vicharchika (eczema) is one of the rakt pradoshaj vikara commonly observed in society having the symptoms of rukshata, twakvaivarnya, pidka, and ruja.It is tridoshaj vyadhi but mainly kapha and vata dosha are vitiated. Ayurveda mentioned siravedha in the management of vicharchika and Acharya sushruta mentioned siravedha as superior therapeutic procedure among others as it gives instant relief. Siravedha is one of the main or one of the choice of treatment in all the raktapradoshaj vikaras including kushta, visarpa, and vicharchika. Siravedha is type of raktamokshan chikitsa (bloodletting) used for healing many disease. After siravedha vitiated dosha and rakta were removed from body. Vicharchika is correlated to certain extent with eczema which is among the common chronic skin disease.From this observational study it can be concluded that siravedha was quite effective and shows remarkable improvement in the sign and symptoms of vicharchika.
Keywords: Kshudra, kushta, raktadushti, Siravedha, vicharchika.
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