ANATOMICAL EXPLORATION OF SUSHRUTOKTA SITES OF SIRAVEDHA IN LOWER LIMB
Dr. Deshmukh Milind*, Dr. Deshmukh Karuna and Dr. Herswani Isha
Among different types of Sodhan therapies, Raktamokshana is considered as best for Pitta and Rakta Pradoshaj vyadhis. Siravedha is one of the type of Raktamokshana by Shastravacharana especially used for Sarvangagata Rakta Dushti Janya Vikara. (So as to explain its significance a stanza Su. Sha. 8/23 is sufficient). The practice of siravedha requires a good degree of anatomical knowledge regarding vedhya- avedhya siras, the exact sites where shastra patana could be done and also the other vital structures to be avoid from injury. Siravedha at a particular locations for a particular disease is an essential part of this therapy. As Aacharya Susruta has described specific sites of Siravedha for various diseases in Sharira- sthana.(Su.Sha.8/17), it appears surprising and vague, why Sushruta has mentioned particular site for Siravedha in different diseases. Why can’t common site is selected in all diseases? As Sushruta is giving particular anatomical sites in individual diseases, there must be a relation between disease condition and Siravedha at that particular site. Here it is necessary to take-up such study where in we can define the exact sites or location for Siravedha. So a comprehensive study is done to locate and confirm the particular Sira of Vyadhana Sthana on the basis of available literature. The study is limited to lower extremity.
Keywords: Siravedha, Sira, vyadhana sthana.
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